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JULY - AUGUST 2024 ISSUE

HILTON LAKE COMO

Live the suite life - Enjoy a sunshine-filled stay in a suite with the best view in town

Hilton Lake Como is delighted to unveil its most sumptuous suites. From sprawling glass- ceilinged Loft Suites to Balcony Suites with the most incredible views of the lake, there’s a suite to suit all tastes at this Italian lakeside paradise.The property has a number of thrilling new offerings, including a delicious new menu and an earth themed cocktail menu. The spoiling heated infinity pool and jacuzzi on the sixth floor is open year-round, offering guests unparalleled views across the lake as the atmospheric steam rises all around them.

In addition, Hilton Lake Como guests staying in the Presidential Rooftop Suite, Superior Rooftop Suite or Lake View Suite with a balcony will receive complimentary access to the hotel’s state-of-the-art eForea spa and health club. The spa has recently unveiled a series of new silk themed treatments that draw on the property’s history as a former silk factory. The top suites at Hilton Lake Como include:

PRESIDENTIAL ROOFTOP SUITE

Sleeping up to four people in two king bedrooms with their own walk-in wardrobes and sumptuous bathrooms, this sprawling 157 sq. metre residence is the one of Lake Como’s finest. Featuring a rooftop terrace complete with outdoor lounge and dining area, sunbeds and a whirlpool tub, guests of the Presidential Rooftop Suite can enjoy total privacy while soaking up panoramic viewsof the lake. Ample living space is provided inside with a kitchen, living and dining area, providing endless options for unwinding. From €4,800 per room per night, based on double occupancy with breakfast included.

SUPERIOR ROOFTOP SUITE

The perfect pick for families holidaying in style, Hilton Lake Como’s Superior Rooftop Suite sleeps up to four guests. The suite features one king bedroom for parents anda sofa bed in the separate living area for the little ones, alongside a luxury bathroom with freestanding bathtub and walk-in shower. Outside, kids will love splashing about in the whirlpool tub, while Mum and Dad enjoy the endless lake views from the lounge and dining area while sipping on an aperitivo or two! From €2,100 per room per night, based on double occupancy with breakfast included.

LOFT SUITES

Sleeping up to four people, these unique duplex suites sit in prime position inwhat was formerly a silk printing factory,and provide a true stargazer’s paradise! Featuring a showstopping glass ceiling in the upstairs bedroom, guests can enjoy a night constellation-spotting from their very own king-sized serenity bed. Downstairs, a foyer, separate living area with sofabed and work station provide ample space to unwind aftera day on the lake, while an elegant bathroom offers a decadent bathtub and walk in shower. From €570 per room per night, based on double occupancy with breakfast included.

LAKE VIEW SUITE WITH BALCONY

Offering the most arresting views in Como, the Lake View Suites with Balcony are the ultimate choice for those who appreciate al-fresco living. Featuring a king-sized serenity bed, a luxurious bathroom complete with bathtub and walk-in rain shower, the suites also offer a separate living area with sofa bed, meaning that up to four guests can stay. The pièce de résistance, however, is the balcony that overlooks the water and provides the perfect sipping spot for one’s aperitivo! From €1,000 per room per night, based on double occupancy with breakfast included.

KING PREMIUM WITH LAKE VIEW

The King Premium with Lake View rooms are the perfect pick for those who want a tasteof the dolce vita without blowing the budget. An abundance of natural daylight fills the contemporary interior, which features a king-sized bed and an elegant bathroom with soaking tub and walk-in shower. A glorious French balcony provides the ideal setting in which to soak up the sunshine and take in the view. From €520 per room per night, based on double occupancy with breakfast included.

Formerly a silk factory, Hilton Lake Como is now a new generation hotel with spectacular scenery, traditional charm, and jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the lake from its rooftop pool. There are 170 spacious rooms and suites to choose from, a pampering spa and a popular rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant. Nightly rates at Hilton Lake Como begin at 250 Euro per night based on double occupancy with breakfast included.

MAY - JUNE 2024 ISSUE

TROPICAL ROMANCE

Tanjong Jara Resort & Pangkor Laut Resort

Tanjong Jara Resort

Nestled along the unspoiled East Coastof Malaysia, overlooking a picturesque crescent-shaped beach, Tanjong Jara Resort embodies a haven of timeless luxury infused with ancient cultural heritage. Reflectingthe opulence of 17th-century Malay palaces, this sanctuary offers couples a captivating backdrop for their vows, amidst lush tropical gardens, meticulously groomed lawns, and the azure sea, enveloped in the enchantment of Terengganu’s pristine nature. From specially curated wedding packages steeped in Malay traditions to personalised bespoke events, Tanjong Jara Resort promises an unforgettable celebration of love.

New 2024 Wedding Packages: Choosefrom The Teratai Wedding, where couples exchange vows under a stunning floral arch on the beach, The South China Sea Romance wedding with panoramic sea views, or The Garden Wedding, set amidst lush foliage beneath interlinked circles symbolisingeternal love. Each package at Tanjong Jara Resort includes exclusive experiences like celebratory dinners, cocktails, live music, and indulgent spa treatments inspired by royalty. For an unparalleled private retreat, couples can reserve the entire resort for two days, transforming it into their own personal paradise for the occasion.

Tanjong Jara Resort

Nestled along the unspoiled East Coastof Malaysia, overlooking a picturesque crescent-shaped beach, Tanjong Jara Resort embodies a haven of timeless luxury infused with ancient cultural heritage. Reflectingthe opulence of 17th-century Malay palaces, this sanctuary offers couples a captivating backdrop for their vows, amidst lush tropical gardens, meticulously groomed lawns, and the azure sea, enveloped in the enchantment of Terengganu’s pristine nature. From specially curated wedding packages steeped in Malay traditions to personalised bespoke events, Tanjong Jara Resort promises an unforgettable celebration of love.

New 2024 Wedding Packages: Choosefrom The Teratai Wedding, where couples exchange vows under a stunning floral arch on the beach, The South China Sea Romance wedding with panoramic sea views, or The Garden Wedding, set amidst lush foliage beneath interlinked circles symbolisingeternal love. Each package at Tanjong Jara Resort includes exclusive experiences like celebratory dinners, cocktails, live music, and indulgent spa treatments inspired by royalty. For an unparalleled private retreat, couples can reserve the entire resort for two days, transforming it into their own personal paradise for the occasion.

MARCH - APRIL 2024 ISSUE

A CAPTIVATING COUNTRY

Live the suite life - Enjoy a sunshine-filled stay in a suite with the best view in town

A choice of luxury hotels in Peru, with a variety of experiences on offer, perfect for those wanting to start married life with an adventure.

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Whisk your special someone away to Cusco and make the first chapter of your lives together completely unforgettable. Each day is filled with possibilities. Embrace your passion with sizzling salsa lessons, or cook up a storm with a private cooking class or pisco tasting. Unwind together with a sensuous couples massage at Hypnôze Spa. Lose yourself to the flavors of imaginative Peruvian cuisine with a candlelit dinnerat Mauka. Then retreat to your luxurious Signature Suite, brimming with antique character, to dream of the adventures still to come.

From $748 per night. Hotel B

Lima’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel

Lima’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, our restored Belle Époque mansion was first built in 1914 as a summer home for a wealthy Limeño family.Following extensive restoration works, our white stucco mansion recovered its former glory and started a new life as a luxury boutique hotel in May 2013.3 room types available:

ATELIER rooms have a private terrace, or foyer, plus an ample seating area. From $220 per night

APOSENTO junior Suite, situated in both the historic mansion and the contemporary wing, with walk-in bathrooms with separate rain shower and WC (some include a stand- alone bathtub). There is also a seating area for two. From $220 per night

ALCOBA Standard Room. Located in both the historic mansion and the contemporary wing, our Alcoba Suites have Queen beds and walk-in bathrooms with a single basin, separate rain shower and WC. There is a seating area with space for one, plus a desk. From $176 per night

Country Club Lima Hotel

Sleeping up to four people, these unique duplex suites sit in prime position inwhat was formerly a silk printing factory,and provide a true stargazer’s paradise! Featuring a showstopping glass ceiling in the upstairs bedroom, guests can enjoy a night constellation-spotting from their very own king-sized serenity bed. Downstairs, a foyer, separate living area with sofabed and work station provide ample space to unwind aftera day on the lake, while an elegant bathroom offers a decadent bathtub and walk in shower. From €570 per room per night, based on double occupancy with breakfast included.

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan, historical and unique, the Country Club Lima Hotel has written part of Lima's history. Since 1927, it has welcomed Lima's elites and international celebrities, including performing actors, writers, singers and European royalty.

Staying in one of its 83 suites is a special experience; spacious, bright and featuring original art, they are unique. The award-winning Perroquet Restaurant occupies one of the most emblematic terraces of the city and is a must-stop in any gastronomic tour of Lima, while its classic English Bar mixes outstanding and irresistible Pisco Sour cocktails.

Romantic Package - Night for Two One night of accommodation for 2 people:

  • Buffet breakfast for 2 people

  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine

  • 1 750ml bottle of Cava

  • Truffles in the room

  • 10% discount in Room Service (food only)

  • 15% discount at Perroquet restaurant(food only)

    Dynamic rate subject to availability From US$245

JAN - FEB 2024 ISSUE

THE ULTIMATE INTIMATE ELOPEMENT

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Launches New ‘Honey-Lope’ Micro-Wedding Offering

The ultimate choice for those seeking an intimate wedding for 10 people or less, Gili Lankanfushi’s new ‘Honey-Lope’ package seeks to spoil brides and grooms with a five-night stay in paradise. Wedded-couples-to-be will be hosted in one of the resort’s castaway-chic overwater Crusoe Residences, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by boat, ensuring those dreams of elopement become reality.

A dedicated wedding concierge will help couples design their perfect ceremony down to the smallest detail, either within the custom-built Wedding Champa pavilion or on the pristine palm beach, complete with an officiant and a traditional Maldivian BoduBeru Performance. Couples will be able to customise everything from décor to dining and everything in between, resulting in a truly unique and unforgettable day.

Exchanging vows is just the beginning for newlyweds, who will then be spoilt witha series of bucket-list offerings, including:

Exchanging vows is just the beginning for newlyweds, who will then be spoilt witha series of bucket-list offerings, includinga ‘Slumber Beneath the Stars’ experience, where they’ll spend a night on their very own star bed. Here, the couple’s private butler will make up the daybed on the private roof terrace of their villa with luxurious linens, candlelight, Champagne and strawberries.

Couples can also expect a blindfolded ‘Dining for the Senses’, seeing them transported toa secret island location to embark on a true gourmet adventure. With blindfolds at the ready and feet in the sand, newlyweds will be invited to take a leap of faith as their private chef serves up a surprise menu.

The package also includes a sumptuous spa treatment each and a range of other romantic surprises, from a candlelit bath, picnics on the beach and sundowners at sea. The Gili Lankanfushi Honey-Lope Package starts from $13,730. For more information please visit

https://gili-lankanfushi.com/experience/weddings/

Gili Honeymoon Bliss Guests will start their romantic journey together with a foot ritual to relax the feet before being pampered from head to toe with a full body Aromatherapy couples massage. A mini facial and scalp massage will revive guests from their tranquil state as an aromatic bath awaits with Champagne and spa refreshments on ice.

Additional romantic experiences available which can be incorporated into any bespoke wedding or honeymoon package, include:

Romantic Retreats at Meera Spa

The ‘couples’ journeys’, which are wrapped up with a bubble bath therapy session for two overlooking the lagoon, include:Wonders of Gili (including Detox Seaweed Mud Wrap) Designed to lift all five senses, this treatment sees couples enjoy a blissful massage by candlelight as they enjoy stunning views of the Indian Ocean. This is followed with an ‘ocean therapy’ incorporating a Seaweed Body Buff & Detox Seaweed Mud Wrap to deeply clean and revitalise the skin and a gentle scalp massage. The journey completes with a candlelit desert rose Aroma Bath for two accompanied by a bottle of Champagne, chocolates and fresh fruit.

Traditional Dhoni à Deux

The perfect pick for those who like local culture, this experience sees couples set sail on a traditional Dhoni boat at sunset. Guided by a private skipper, guests will float around the island’s lagoon enjoying Champagne and canapés before returning to the jetty for supper.Castaway Sunset Dolphin Cruise Sealife lovers will delight in this bucket-list opportunity to spot dolphins, eat canapés and enjoy a drink or two as they enjoy this two- hour sunset experience.

Private Dinner in the Wine Cellar

The ultimate follow-up to a sunset cruise, lovebirds can opt for a private dinner in Gili Lankanfushi’s intimate wine cellar. With a delectable gourmet menu, guests can expect four sumptuous courses paired with the finest wines from around the world.Supper Under the Stars Here, guests will enjoy a fine dining meal with Champagne and wine pairings as they soak up the magical sunset and crystal-clear constellations. For the ultimate surprise, the team can even whisk lovers away to a mystery location where they will enjoy the chef’s culinary creations in a dreamy setting.

Gili Romance Story

Package For couples who want to go all out, the Gili Romance Story full package is the only way to go!

The indulgent half-board package includes:

• Choice of villa accommodation with a minimum 4-night stay

• Return speedboat transfers

• Daily gourmet breakfast and dinner at Kashiveli restaurant

• A choice of 60 minutes of Ayurvedictherapy or Kahnuma Lomi Lomi

• Private in-villa couples’ yoga

• A tropical flower bath with candlelight,Champagne, and strawberries

• Meera “Better Sleep” Spa Gift (PillowMist)

• Dine in the Dark – A blinded dinnerexperience for the senses

• Sleeping under the stars experience

Nightly rates at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives start from £1,397/$1,722 based on two adults sharing a Villa Suite with breakfast included.

NOV - DEC 2023 ISSUE

STUNNING SAFARI

Great Plains Réserve-Collection Water-Based Safari Camp in the Okavango Delta Built from 100% Recycled Materials

Built on a raised, wrap-around railway sleeper private deck, Sitatunga Private Island can accommodate a maximum of four adults in two separate and stunning private suites. The spacious double-bedroom Sitatunga Private Island Suite hosts four adults or a family of two adults and up to three children, offering a total footprint of approximately 607m2. Sitatunga Private Island can host up to eight guests in total sharing the two suites and the two-bedroom Sitatunga Private Island Suite.

Constructed almost entirely of recycled materials, breathing new life into old treasures, the new camp offers discerning explorers a ‘slow safari’ experience that is as sustainable as it is luxurious. Each of the two guest suites, as well as the 2-bedroomed Sitatunga Private Island Suite comes complete with an indoor lounge, gorgeously appointed bathrooms with baths and separate showers, a private deck with outdoor lounging and seating areas as well as a private pool with expansive views over the lagoon that stretches in front of the camp itself.

Sitatunga Private Island will provide guests with the most authentic ‘Robinson Crusoe’- inspired experience and a refuge for the soul in the Okavango Delta.

As elaborated by Dereck Joubert, CEO of Great Plains:“Sitatunga Private Island is unlike any other Great Plains property, pushing the eco-design boundary in a remote region in Botswana whilst also offering the highest level of hospitality and accommodation. It is also one of the few locations in the world where one can still see sitatunga, the rare aquatic antelope, from camp and by boat, which is the main activity here in addition to walking. It is deep Okavango Delta and, as such, is rich in birding. Head out on a boat to view elephants, crocodiles, and hippos all day, every day. I know our guests will enjoy every moment of it, as I do”.

As a water-based camp, guests can choose from a variety of ‘slow safari’ adventures, from boating safaris and mekoro rides and more. For the traditionalist, walking safaris and game drives are also available, and for a truly indulgent celebration, guests can even opt for a scenic private helicopter tour of the Okavango Delta – complete with champagne, naturally! Flexibility is at the core of every Great Plains’ stay, and guests are encouraged to create their own unique itinerary in line with their interests, with guidance and recommendations from professional guides who know the Delta like the back of their hand.

“Sitatunga Private Island is the perfect camp to slow down in, to walk, to get on the ever-soothing water”, adds Joubert. “Get on the river. Let its pace determine yours, give yourself to it and find silent moments on your safari. Because, like the river, it is not about the water itself but the journey.”For those guests keen to unwind within their new home-away-from-home in Botswana, Sitatunga Private Island offers yoga mats, an exercise bike, and light weights with in-room massages available upon request. A unique wine cellar and boutique complete with D&B Explorer clothing are also available.

Each suite also comes complete with a complimentary professional camera and lens set, for use while out on the water/in the bush, ensuring lifelong memories can be captured during one’s stay. Nightly rates at Sitatunga Private Island start from £1,525 per night on an all-inclusive basis.

Children must be aged 6 and upwards.

SEPT - OCT 2023 ISSUE

SIMPLY STUNNING SEYCHELLES

MANGO HOUSE & MAHÉ, SEYCHELLES

MANGO HOUSE, MAHÉ, SEYCHELLES

Mango House Seychelles, a member of LXR Hotels & Resorts, is an exclusive five-star Seychellois oasis offering an authentic yet luxurious private residence experience within a remote island location. The ultimate choice for couples looking to combine romance with a dose of art and culture, the property was originally owned and lived in by celebrated Italian photographer, Gian Paolo Barbieri. Mango House occupies the same land, mirroring the architecture of the photographer’s stylish and distinctive contemporary style.

Home to 41 luxurious rooms and suites all with magnificent views of Anse Aux Poules Bleues bay, the accommodations vary in size from King Premium Ocean View to a Three- Bedroom Bay House with Plunge Pool. The most sumptuous choice for honeymooners is the sprawling One-Bedroom Ocean House with Pool, which comprises 130sqm of living space, including a private pool terrace complete with daybeds and a captivating ocean view - just the spot for sundowners à deux.

Newlyweds can choose from three delicious restaurants offering gourmet Italian, Japanese and Creole cuisine options and two lifestyle bars, which provide laid-back dining and experimental cocktails throughout the day. Should couples manage to tear themselves away from their private honeymoon hideaway, three resort pools provide ample space tosoak up the Seychelles sun, while pampering couples’ treatments await at the state-of-the- art spa and gym. The more adventurous can enjoy activities and excursions including island helicopter tours, hiking, glass bottomed boat tours, golf, snorkelling, private sunset cruises and so much more.

Nightly rates at Mango House Seychelles start from £600 per room per night on a B&B basis, based on two sharing.

WALDORF ASTORIA SEYCHELLES PLATTE ISLAND

Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Hilton’s signature luxury hotel brand, will this Autumn open the highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island – signalling the debut of the brand in the Seychelles. Creating a new benchmark for luxury inthe Indian Ocean, the resort lies just over 130 kilometres south of Mahé, in a pristine atoll fringed by palm forests and migratory seabirds and turtles protected by its own lagoon and coral reef.

The resort is home to a collection of 50 seafront villas, featuring up to five-bedroom villas for unique vacation experiences, all equipped with their own private pool and personal concierge. Home to native Hawksbill turtles, eagle rays, manta rays and whale sharks, much of Platte Island’s surrounding scenery remains beautifully untouched, promising a plethora of firsts and an unrivalled sense of magic for guests.

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