Hilton Unveils Umana Bali, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and More

December saw plenty of exciting developments in the realm of luxury travel, including the unveiling of five-star hotels in two vibrant destinations, the revival of a sought-after luggage design collaboration, and the launch of a brand-new globe traversing ‘Air Cruise.’

Bali’s Newest Jewel: Hilton Unveils the Umana Bali, LXR Hotels & Resorts

Hilton has unveiled Umana Bali, LXR Hotels & Resorts (featured image), its inaugural resort in Southeast Asia, situated on the southernmost tip of the island at Ungasan. Boasting breathtaking ocean views, the resort comprises 72 villas arranged in cascading terraces atop limestone cliffs, drawing inspiration Bali’s famous rice fields. The sprawling villas incorporate design elements that reflect local beliefs and customs and feature a wealth of amenities, including private infinity pools. Beyond spacious accommodations, The Lohma Spa offers personalised wellness therapies inspired by ancient practices, and guests can enjoy a range of cuisine at the property’s onsite restaurants, choosing from Oliverra for Mediterranean fare, Commune for Southeast Asian specialties, Mer Lounge for customised refreshments, and the soon-to-be-launched Uma Beach House, a surfside retreat, for lively Peruvian flavours.

Nature-Infused Opulence: The Singapore Edition Opens its Doors

Just off Orchard Road sits The Singapore Edition, a 204-room hotel that is the first Southeast Asia outpost of the Edition brand. Developed by Ian Schrager and Cap Atelier, the hotel’s design prioritises seamless access to nature, incorporating sweeping vistas, greenery, and such unique spaces as the skypark and sunken garden. Beyond spacious guestrooms spread across six light-filled floors, opulent event venues, and a rooftop swimming pool, the hotel is also home to desirable dining outlets including FYSH, a sustainable seafood-focused steakhouse by award-winning chef Josh Niland, and Punch Room, a bar with cocktails inspired by Southeast Asian spices.

Pretty In Pastel: Monos x Magnolia Bakery

Monos, renowned for its durable and stylish suitcases crafted from all-vegan materials, has a relaunched collaboration with Magnolia Bakery. The collection features two special pastel colours inspired by Magnolia Bakery’s iconic desserts: pastel yellow, reminiscent of the bakery’s famous banana pudding, and lavender, inspired by Magnolia’s purple icing and cupcakes. The colourways are available across several items, ranging from carry-on bags to check-in suitcases. Moreover, each Monos suitcase is backed by a lifetime limited warranty, and Monos bags come with two-year warranties, ensuring lasting confidence in your purchases.

A Journey Beyond Imagination: Safrans du Monde Launches a 24-Day ‘World Tour Special Edition Air Cruise’

Luxury French travel operator Safrans du Monde has unveiled the ‘2024 World Tour Special Edition Air Cruise,’ a 24-day odyssey that will whisk guests away to nine breathtaking city and beach destinations across the globe. Scheduled stops include Mexico, Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Tasmania, Singapore, The Maldives and, finally, Tanzania. Furthermore, the exclusive Airbus A340 (pictured) that serves as the private aviation vessel promises unparallelled comfort, as it boasts reclining seats that transform into lie-flat beds in addition to exquisite multi-course meals prepared by a private chef, plus a curated selection of wines, Champagnes, and cocktails available at the onboard bar.

Prestige Travel Diary

“During a recent visit to Oman, I stayed at the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, a stunning cliffside property near Muscat that’s one of the world’s highest luxury resorts, and I enjoyed many highlights during my stay. The hotel boasts a viewing platform, complete with stunning canyon views, that was once graced by Princess Diana, plus a swimming pool with breathtaking vistas where I indulged in plenty of reading and relaxing. And because I adore the outdoors and exercise, most of my days were filled with lots of hiking and rock climbing, guided by wonderful locals.”

-Nuk Foster, Director, Regency Employee Benefits


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