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BORA BORA AND TAHITI CLOSED THEIR BORDERS TO TOURISM UNTIL APRIL

On February 2, six and a half months after first reopening, the islands of French Polynesia announced they were suspending entry for nearly all travelers.

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Christian Stan, on 11 Feb. 21, No Comments

DISCOVER A NEW YOU AND EXPLORE A NEW CABO AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT AND RESIDENCES LOS CABOS AT COSTA PALMAS

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is ushering in a new year on the East Cape with personalised journeys to inspire fresh beginnings and foster joyful memories in 2021. Four Seasons welcomes all travellers – whether seeking balance through healing treatments at Oasis Spa, craving unparalleled adventures on land and by sea, pining for a relaxing retreat spent poolside sipping Costa Palmas’ exclusive CP73 tequila blend or embarking on a gastronomic discovery with each vibrant bite of authentic Baja cuisine.

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Christian Stan, on 10 Feb. 21, No Comments

flydubai RESUMES FLIGHTS TO COLOMBO, SRI LANKA

 flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, will resume flights to Colombo with a twice-weekly service. Flights to Colombo start from 17 February as the authorities in Sri Lanka ease travel restrictions for international travel. The carrier will operate flights between Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and Colombo International Airport (CMB) with flights now available to book on flydubai.com.

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Christian Stan, on 9 Feb. 21, No Comments

THE FORMER SIX SENSES DUXTON SINGAPORE IS NOW DUXTON RESERVE, AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION HOTEL

Marriott has expanded its Autograph Collection to Singapore with the rebranding of one of the best boutique heritage hotels in the city.
Owned by The Garcha Group, the 49-room hotel opened in 2018 as the first Six Senses hotel in Singapore. Six Senses ceased management of the hotel on 31 May 2020, and now Marriott has officially added the property – rebranded as the Duxton Reserve Singapore – to the Autograph Collection.

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Christian Stan, on 5 Feb. 21, No Comments

SLH MAKES ADDITIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA, ITALY AND FRANCE

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is starting the new year with seven new member hotels, including being back on the South African map with three hotels from The Liz McGrath Collection. Together with an Italian trio and a historic hideaway on Bastia’s hilltop citadel in France, these make up the latest additions to the portfolio.

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Christian Stan, on 4 Feb. 21, No Comments

HIGH AESTHETICS AND LOCAL FLAIR AT KALESMA MYKONOS, WHICH OPENS IN APRIL 2021

Once home to Greek gods and a favorite destination of Jackie Kennedy as well as artists, poets, designers and actors, Mykonos isn’t new to the limelight. But the whole story of the island is rarely told: enter Kalesma.

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Christian Stan, on 3 Feb. 21, No Comments

THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS TO OPEN JUNE 1

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is set to open June 1. Upon arrival at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, guests are greeted by a Maldivian gentleman who will blow the traditional sangu horn, more commonly known as Triton’s Trumpet. This shell signifies an important piece of the ancient Maldivian culture, ceremoniously blown to announce a special arrival or news in the island communities.

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Christian Stan, on 1 Feb. 21, No Comments

FAENA GROUP PARTNERS WITH ACCOR TO EXPAND THE BRAND WORLDWIDE

Faena and Accor, which has a portfolio of more than 5,000 properties across a myriad of brands in 110 countries, have partnered to expand the Faena brand to strategic destinations worldwide—something the brand has been planning since at least 2018.

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Christian Stan, on 27 Jan. 21, No Comments

SWEET START TO 2021 AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT BALI AT JIMBARAN BAY

2021 is off to a sweet start at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay with the appointment of Pastry Chef Thomas Bouledin, who brings Michelin-star credentials and his French-Spanish heritage to the Resort’s world-class culinary team.

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Christian Stan, on 26 Jan. 21, No Comments

AVANI PALM VIEW DUBAI HOTEL & SUITES IS NOW OPEN

The 48-storey Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites, which overlooks the iconic Palm Jumeirah, is located close to Dubai tram and monorail stations. Dubai International Airport is just a 25-minute drive away whilst the city’s second airport, Al Maktoum International and the upcoming Dubai Expo 2020 site, are 30 minutes away by car.

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Christian Stan, on 25 Jan. 21, No Comments