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Hotel Review: Simbavati River Lodge

Located in South Africa’s Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Simbavati River Lodge is a family-friendly camp that is built on the banks of the Nhlaralumi River. This backdrop is a beautiful watercourse in the summer months when rain is plentiful, and a dry riverbed in the drier winter months. The lodge is built around old Jackalberry

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Hotel Review: Sabi Sabi Selati Camp

Sabi Sabi’s Selati Camp is a lodge where turn of the century elegance meshes with personalised safari luxury. The camp is located in Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in the world-renowned 60,000-hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin (Sabi Sand Reserve) in the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park. To access the area, you take a

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AccorHotel’s ‘Wintervention’

The advent of winter this year will be like no other for the residents of one of Australia’s coldest towns, thanks to AccorHotels and what is billed as Australia’s biggest ever ‘Wintervention’. At 8.20am this morning AccorHotels surprised the whole town of Waratah, Tasmania, boldly taking a private plane full of residents to the Gold Coast

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New luxury overwater bungalows for Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel

Accor announces the highly anticipated reopening of Tahiti Ia Ora Beach Resort by Sofitel’s luxury overwater bungalows, following a complete multi-million dollar rejuvenation project. The bungalows’ makeover is in line with the Sofitel brand’s renowned refined and understated sense of modern luxury, with a signature touch of French decadence. Each of the resort’s 12 deluxe overwater

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Raffles opens in India

Accor announces two majestic hotels in India - Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur - in the presence of Accor Chairman & CEO Sébastien Bazin and owner, Ratankant Sharma. The iconic Raffles brand is synonymous with luxury and extraordinary adventure and this announcement signals a new direction for Accor in India, with

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas joins IHG

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has become part of the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of brands. IHG has been growing it’s number of luxury brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, with Six Senses adding 16 hotels and resorts, 37 spas and sister companies Evason and

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HOTEL REVIEW: SALT of Palmar, Mauritius

Progressive new hotel brand, SALT opened its first property this month in Mauritius called SALT of Palmar. Located on the east coast of Mauritius, is the newly opened SALT of Palmar. This progressive new hotel brand is redefining the hotel stay with a humanistic approach to hospitality for the culturally curious traveller. Not your average hotel

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Baillie Lodges expands with Silky Oaks Lodge

Fresh from signing a joint-venture agreement with KSL Capital Partners (KSL), Baillie Lodges has announced a northerly addition to its portfolio of luxury lodges, with Tropical North Queensland bolt-hole Silky Oaks Lodge set to join the fold in April 2019. Set among the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree National Park and along the banks of the

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MGallery debuts in Sapa with Hotel De La Coupole

Designed by renowned luxury resort designer Bill Bensley with sweeping views of Sapa Valley and serene rice paddy fields, the newly opened MGallery Hotel de la Coupole integrates the sparkling colours, patterns and textures of the region’s minority tribes with the sophistication of haute couture in the 1920s and 1930s French Indochine era. Featuring

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HOTEL REVIEW: Sea Change Eco Retreat

For a truly off the grid experience in Tonga, Sea Change Eco Retreat is the place to stay. Don’t think that off the grid and eco retreat means roughing it though, as Sea Change manages to find that balance between being one with your natural surroundings without losing that touch of luxury. With the lightest

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Glamping comes to Cabarita Beach at The Hideaway

Travellers can enjoy glamping on the Tweed Coast, with the launch of The Hideaway Cabarita Beach, just 20 minutes’ drive south of Coolangatta Airport. The ‘boutique outdoor hotel’ will open on Boxing Day, providing the perfect last-minute holiday opportunity for those who like the great outdoors – but prefer the creature comforts

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