Westin Hotels & Resorts debuts in the UK at a time when consumers desire to travel is higher than ever and when self-care is now viewed as a “necessity” rather than a choice. Marriott International media release WESTIN LANDS IN LONDON THE Westin London City has officially opened its doors with the riverfront address theContinue reading “HOTEL – WESTIN LONDON CITY”


What we have achieved is a relaxed environment that feels more like a home away from home, than a hotel stay. The space really emulates a countryside, guesthouse escape. Linda Boronkay – Linda Boronkay Design Studio HOTEL WITH HISTORY THE Southern Highlands town of Bundanoon is home to regional Australia’s newest place to stay withContinue reading “HOTEL – OSBORN HOUSE”


Avant-garde in outlook and design, The St. Regis Venice merges striking, modern interiors with its historic provenance as the best address in the city.  The St Regis Venice website GRAND CANAL ADDRESS A PRIME plot of real estate on Venice’s Grand Canal is home to the Italian city’s newest hotel. The St Regis Venice sitsContinue reading “HOTEL – ST REGIS VENICE”


Four new Anantara addresses opening in 2020 and Mark Thomson, Minor Hotel’s Director of PR & Communications, couldn’t be more excited about the increasing inventory HOT HOTELS AND HOLIDAYS ASKING Minor Hotels’ head honcho Mark Thomson to name his favourite hotel is like asking a parent with a big family to nominate their most cherishedContinue reading “NEWS – ANANTARA”


Connect with the city and drink in spectacular views in our stylish Sukhumvit hotel, high above the buzz of trendy On Nut neighbourhood.  Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok website AVANI EXPANDS IN BKK AVANI’S third hotel in Bangkok opened its doors on July 1 with the Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok sitting between the increasingly popular On Nut andContinue reading “HOTEL – AVANI SUKHUMVIT BANGKOK”


2019 is turning out to be a very big year for the luxury brands in the Hilton stable, setting a new record after a century in the hospitality business HILTON’S BIG HOTEL HAUL HILTON has announced the company will open more luxury hotels in 2019 than during any other year in the iconic hospitality brand’sContinue reading “NEWS – HILTON’S HAUL”


Discover a tropical paradise surrounded by lush greens, white sand beaches, and azure waters. A mere 45-minute yacht journey from Velana International Airport, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi awaits. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi NEW DIGS FOR MALDIVES LUXE Three islands in the South Male Atoll, a 30-minute journey by boat from Male International Airport, is homeContinue reading “HOTEL – WALDORF ASTORIA MALDIVES”


Our spacious, light-filled guestrooms and suites with striking views are designed to create a peaceful place for you to unwind. Element Melbourne Richmond website MELBOURNE IN ITS ELEMENT SUBURBAN Melbourne is home to Australia’s first Element by Westin with Element Melbourne Richmond opening its doors this month. The brand, which belongs to the Marriott InternationalContinue reading “HOTEL – ELEMENT MELBOURNE”


Northbridge has emerged to be the entertainment and cultural hub of Perth, and Doubletree by Hilton Perth Northbridge is located at the heart of it all. Hilton Australasia’s oeprations boss Heidi Kunkel NEW HOTEL FOR NORTHBRIDGE THE West Australian hotel boom continues with the Double Tree by Hilton Perth Northbridge now welcoming guests seeking a placeContinue reading “HOTEL – DOUBLETREE PERTH”


Stay playful at The Moxy Washington, DC Downtown. Check out downtown DC bucket list attractions near our hotel like the White House, the Washington Monument or the countless exhibits at the Smithsonian. Moxy DC website DC FINDS ITS MOXY CONSERVATIVE Washington DC just got a big dose of cool with the opening of the brand-spankingContinue reading “STAY – MOXY DC”


NEW RESORT FOR SIEM REAP SIEM Reap and serene places to stay go together like Angkor Wat and Apsaras, and now there’s another peaceful property to add to the list. Treeline Urban Resort, which sits on the bank of the modest river that runs through the heart of the Cambodian tourist settlement, officially opened onContinue reading “HOTELS – TREELINE URBAN RESORT”

Island time for InterCon …

PHU Quoc is emerging as Vietnam’s next holiday hotspot with the island’s newest place to stay, the InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, welcoming its first guests on June 28. The resort is a 15-minute drive from Phu Quoc’s international airport, and only 20 minutes from the “cultural attractions” of Duong Dong town, and guests enjoyContinue reading “Island time for InterCon …”

Hotel Vic on HK harbour …

An elegant new hotel in Hong Kong is making the most of its location by the harbour in trendy North Point HONG Kong Island’s fashionable North Point district is home to the new Hotel VIC with the 671-room property opening for business on July 16. The twin-tower complex boasts views of the harbour and cityContinue reading “Hotel Vic on HK harbour …”

Portland adds Porter …

→ The heart of Portland is home to The Porter, and the address wears the Curio Collection by Hilton name … DOWNTOWN Portland is the place to find Oregon’s newest place to stay with The Porter the 50th address to open under the innovative Curio Collection by Hilton brand which celebrates “one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts”. “Inspired byContinue reading “Portland adds Porter …”

Inle for Myanmar Sofitel …

MYANMAR’S beautiful Inle Lake, the famous water feature in the heart of Shan State, is home to the new Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min. The 101-room property, which welcomed its first guests on March 5, features 101 rooms including a selection of studios and suites with some of the waterside chambers looking across the lakeContinue reading “Inle for Myanmar Sofitel …”

Luang Prabang’s new luxe …

LAOS is shaping up as one of 2018’s hidden holiday gems with travellers now having another option when it comes to booking luxury accommodation. The AVANI+ Luang Prabang opened on March 1 with the 53-room property located in the heart of the northern city steps from the Mekong River, Royal Palace, and Night Market. TheContinue reading “Luang Prabang’s new luxe …”

Putting on the Ritz in Thailand …

KOH Samui’s newest hotel the Ritz-Carlton officially opened back in October but I just received a stack of photographs snapped around the luxurious Thai property and thought it was worth showing them off. The resort occupies land on the holiday island that was once home to a coconut plantation with the 175 suites and poolContinue reading “Putting on the Ritz in Thailand …”

AVANI new for Thailand’s Hua Hin …

HUA HIN, the beach-side settlement that’s long been a favourite with the Thai royal family, is home to the newest AVANI hotel. The AVANI Hua Hin Resort is a block from the beach but boasts lush tropical gardens with each of the 196 guest rooms, suites and villas looking across the vast lagoon-style pools thatContinue reading “AVANI new for Thailand’s Hua Hin …”

Sydney’s swanky new Sofitel …

THERE’S a new star on the Sydney hotel scene after the official October 4 opening of the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. The address, which boasts 590 guest rooms including 35 spacious suites, is the first new-build hotel wearing an iconic luxury brand to open in the capital’s CBD in more than 15 years and isContinue reading “Sydney’s swanky new Sofitel …”


Situated on the lush Kooddoo Island within the southern Gaafu Alifu Atoll, we are only 50 minutes domestic flight from Male International Airport, with no other speedboat journey. Which means direct access from the domestic terminal to your villa. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo website MALDIVES NEW MERCURE THERE’S now another option for mid-scale accommodation in theContinue reading “HOTEL – MERCURE MALDIVES KOODDOO”

Curio Collection comes to Rome …

ANY traveller that’s visited Rome knows finding somewhere to sleep can be a challenge. The Eternal City is not blessed with a plethora of accommodation options and those that prefer booking big-name brands, finding comfort in knowing exactly what to expect when it comes to service and style by the logo hanging above the entrance,Continue reading “Curio Collection comes to Rome …”

New York’s newest is boutique beauty …

NEW York’s newest boutique hotel will welcome its first guests on February 16 with 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge set to become one of the Big Apple’s most divine destinations. The 194-room property is perched on the Brooklyn waterfront, a stone’s throw from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in cosmopolitan Brooklyn Heights, with the 10-storey “sustainable ground-upContinue reading “New York’s newest is boutique beauty …”

Make a base in booming Bugis …

SINGAPORE is celebrating the unveiling of another new hotel with the Mercure Singapore Bugis opening its doors in one of the Lion City’s most dynamic neighbourhoods. The 395-room address sits in the heart of the arts and culture district and offers panoramic views from its rooftop Sky Deck and infinity lap pool as well as Continue reading “Make a base in booming Bugis …”

Havana’s newest place to stay …

STARWOOD Hotels & Resorts has ventured into a new country – and made a little bit of history along the way – by opening its first hotel in Cuba. The Four Points Havana  opened its doors on June  27 in the Miramar district which is not only the city’s a business and financial centre butContinue reading “Havana’s newest place to stay …”

Amsterdam’s green hotel …

EUROPE welcomes its second Element hotel – Starwood’s green brand – with the February opening of Element Amsterdam. The property is in Amsterdam’s Zuidas neighbourhood, occupying a former office building at the Gelderlandplein shopping mall remodelled to feature 160 studios and suites, with the address offering “eco-minded sensibilities” allowing guests to indulge in sustainable livingContinue reading “Amsterdam’s green hotel …”

London’s new classic …

THE Beaumont, London’s newest luxury hotel, is set to open in Mayfair on September 29. The 73-room property, which overlooks Brown Hart Gardens, occupies one of the English capital’s magnificent Art Deco buildings designed by Wimperis & Simpson and built in 1926 to serve as a garage. The Beaumont is the first hotel project byContinue reading “London’s new classic …”

Raffles comes to Istanbul …

RAFFLES Istanbul, Turkey’s newest luxury hotel, will finally open its doors on September 1 after months of anticipation. The hotel will occupy the heart of the Zorlu Center — a new hub for fashion, food and the arts on the European shore in Beşiktaş — with the opulent five-star address overlooking the Bosphorus, Princess Islands andContinue reading “Raffles comes to Istanbul …”