Offering much more than your usual five-star accommodation, cuisine, and even destination, Oetker Collection’s collaboration with Somewhere Else is going to completely alter the way you view travel.
To lower its reliance on oil, Oman is betting on tourism. Billions are being invested into a burgeoning hospitality industry that’s actively shunning glitter and artifice for a more solid foundation of world-class service in spectacular settings.
If you’re looking for the archetypal tropical escape, the Seychelles, the Maldives or even Bodrum might do the trick. But if paradise found is what you’re after, might we suggest Thanda. Situated on Shungi Mbili, a tiny private island off the east coast of Tanzania, this getaway proves there is heavenliness in taking it slow.
Forget the economy. Forget the mass of tourists. Forget the beaches. In fact, you can forget about pretty much everything while you’re enjoying the decadent simplicity of authentic Aegean fare. Though its cuisine may be eerily similar to Middle Eastern food, you’d better not ask who did it first.
As the saying goes, there are three things that matter in property: location, location, location. The new Four Seasons in Dubai, the second to open in the Emirate, fits the bill, as it can be found tucked away in the heart of the financial district.
The intimate Orcaella by Belmond (formerly known as Orient-Express) is a relatively new river cruiser that glides along the Chindwin and Irrawaddy, two rivers at the heart of Myanmar, probably the world’s most unspoilt destination.
The Sha Wellness Clinic is a high-end health farm that combines ancient macrobiotic wisdom with advanced medicine, to put you in the perfect place – both in terms of its expertise and the stunning locale – to discipline your body and recharge it at the same time.
In a great twist of fate, our editorial stars aligned this issue for not only is our Aside supplement dedicated to brand extensions but our main travel destination also happens to be one of the most glamorous of them all. Welcome to the Cheval Blanc, the winery that became the LVMH hotel scion.
The world of hotels could easily be categorised as BA (Before Aman) and AA (After Aman). With its pioneering strategy of creating stunning hotels in far-flung locations with limited rooms at high rates – discreetly advertised just by word-of-mouth – Aman resorts have forever changed Hoteldom.
There can surely be no better way to cruise Cambodia and Vietnam than aboard the newly launched Aqua Mekong, a luxury boutique cruise ship that promises to take well-heeled adventurers far from the tourist traps.