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Cambodia’s most storied hotel wrote yet another chapter last week when it unveiled a new fine-dining restaurant following a landmark refurbishment. Named after the Grand Hotel d’ Angkor’s year of opening, “1932” launched on November 22 at an invite-only dinner for 50 guests who were treated to a parade of traditional Khmer specialties with a contemporary twist.
One of Marrakech’s most fabled addresses, La Mamounia first opened in 1923 and quickly became a hot spot for royalty, movie stars and international celebrities. Over the years, its glamorous allure has not faded; in 2009, the five-star hotel embarked on a three-year renovation project that was said to cost $120 million. Designer Jacques Garcia did up the interiors in theatrical splendor—all surrounded by lush gardens.
Incorporating the auspicious number eight into culinary delights, Executive Chinese Chef Ball Yau introduces an exciting, new degustation menu, The Eight Elements. In the expert hands of Chef Yau, the eight carefully selected ingredients will be transformed into delicious and luck-inducing dishes. Available from 21 November 2019 onwards, this tasting menu is designed to allow guests to experience a modern interpretation of Cantonese cuisine.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay is thrilled to premier the latest addition to the resort – The Water Retreat. The three-bedroom villa is set at the water’s edge on the dramatic rock formations of a private bay and spreads over 9,687 square feet (900 square meters) with spectacular and uninterrupted sunset views.
The “oasis city” of Tozeur rose to fame as a film location for the original “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” movies. Once a Roman outpost, the city has a rich travel history as a major stopover point for caravans traversing the Sahara, while the old medina of Tozeur, Ouled el Hwadef, is a must-visit of its own. Now it hosts an Anantara Resort.