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AROUND THE WORLD OCTOBER 2017

We travel the globe in search of the latest & greatest travel news

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  1. Crystal Cruises is set to take luxury to new heights

American luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises is set to take luxury to new heights, no pun intended., as they launch the worlds largest and most luxuriously appointed airline. Crystal Skye, a Boeing 777 – 200LR which seats 380 comfortably will be refurbished to seat just 88 guests in pure luxury.

1.“After all, there must also be room for Crystal butlers to navigate while serving your every wish, as well as enough space for a social lounge with a stand-up bar serving premium wines and spirits, and a dining area to enjoy Michelin star-inspired cuisine prepared by the onboard executive chef.

Indeed, lie-flat Crystal Exclusive Class™ seating for every guest is a must, as are six well-appointed lavatories and personal tech amenities like Bose noise-cancelling headsets, iPads and individual mobile phone connections and power source.

These will all prove to be valued details, as you soar around the globe on month-long itineraries to some of the world’s most remote and exotic locales. As you’ll see, the special details and signature Crystal touches make the journey so much more than a flight.”

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2. Mandarin Oriental goes Caribbean

Mandarin Oriental announced that it will rebrand and manage the luxury Pink Sands hotel, currently operating on Canouan island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, from 1 November 2017. This will be the groups first property in the Caribbean. The exclusive resort is expansive while being intimate and secluded, nestled on the powder white sands of Canouan Island which is only five square miles in total. The hotel comprises 26 suites and 12 three to four bedroom villas. All suites and villas have full ocean views, and each villa comes with a large private pool, just a few steps away from the ocean. A variety of restaurants and bars provide a range of cuisines and al fresco dining. The outdoor infinity pool, a spa and health club, with two overwater treatment cabanas accessible by boat add to that Caribbean feeling!

 

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3. W Hotels says Hi! Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the most vibrant cities in the world and with the opening of the W Shanghai – The Bund, its bound to attract even more visitors. The hotel showcases an exciting combination of historic and modern influences, such as Hai Pai – the art of combining the old and the new, East and West. This is evident in both the hotel’s location, perfectly positioned between the Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River, as well as the surrounding locale, where Art Deco buildings sit alongside opulent Chinese mansions. W Shanghai – The Bund draws upon colonial glamour and futuristic motifs, with nearly all guestrooms featuring views of the Huangpu River due to the uniquely curved frame of the building’s edifice. W Shanghai – The Bund offers five intriguing places to socialize and dine as well as an AWAY Spa offering massages, body treatments, facials and quick fixes, all set to leave guests glowing.

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  1. The Floating Venice

Dubai is at it once again. The world’s first underwater luxury vessel resort is set to be built just 4kms of the Dubai coast with a capacity of up to 3,000 guests daily. Set to bring an authentic Venetian experience to the middle east, the resort will boast an underwater check in lobby from which guests can be transported to their accommodations in gondolas imported from Venice. With an underwater sea spa and at least three underwater restaurants it is said to be not only unique in design but also in experience. Throughout the year there will be celebrations of traditional festivals such as Carnivale di Venezia and Binnale di Venezia, sure to bring that touch of ‘Italian authenticity’ to life.

 

 

 

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