From exotic beaches of the islands of Fiji, deserts of Abu Dhabi to the idyllic spa town of Germany, this month’s travel highlights offer plenty of variety for the discerning traveller. So cast aside your worries and marvel at these marvellous travel destinations.
ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY
Located in the idyllic spa town of Baden-Baden in Germany, the Brenners Park Hotel & Spa invites you to spend the summer on their property with their Black Forest Discovery programme. Comprising a four night stay in the Brenners Park Hotel, guests will be able to discover the surrounding Black Forest region, with itineraries that include a scenic countryside tour drive in a charming Volkswagen Samba named Oskar. Guests depart from the hotel with a hamper of specially made bites and delicacies to bring along with them on the drive and stop for a quick picnic in the Black Forest National Park. The programme also includes use of the hotel’s House of Wellbeing Villa Stéphanie, so you can unwind and recharge with spa treatments and fitness programmes all throughout your stay.
Located in the heart of Fiji’s stunning Mamanuca Islands group, Castaway Island is 174ac of tropical rainforest surrounded by white sandy beaches, vibrant coral reefs and bright blue South Pacific waters. With only 65 unique bures on offer, it is also one of the most intimate destinations Fiji has to offer, a happy condition that is enhanced by the traditional island-style accommodation, delicious dining options, marine adventures and relaxed island time. From now until the end of March 2020, visitors who book for a minimum of five nights can enjoy a free helicopter transfer to Castaway Island from Nadi International Airport. And since it’s only a 15-minute ride in, this means you’ll be able hit the beach even sooner.
KING OF THE DESERT
Deep in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s desert landscape lies the Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa, a private luxury resort and wellness centre that promises to whisk you away from the worries of daily life. A resort that houses 90 rooms and 13 villas, your stay experience here will be one that is intimate, and the numerous wellness treatments are sure to make the most of your time. Plus, their six different restaurants within the resort, including traditional local cuisine and even an Italian restaurant, is sure to satiate your hunger throughout your stay. The Talise Spa is a good place to start on your rejuvenation journey at Al Wathba, and their 13 treatment rooms include traditional Turkish Hammams, crystal salt room and a Cryo Treatment room for all your ailments. If the cryo room proves too cold, step out into the desert heat and plunge into the 1,000 sqft pool with stunning views of the sandy landscape.
SKY HIGH STAYS
The Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading officially unveils their new interior design and decor, created by Singapore-based design firm Wilson Associates. The 196-metre tower is designed to be a stunning homage to the ancient traditions and modern developments that can be seen in the hotel’s locale right in the middle of Jiading’s fast-growing central business district. The modern facade of this skyscraper gives way to traditional decor, with inspiration taken by the upturned roofs of old Chinese architecture. Further driving the theme is the projection of a three-dimensional Confucian temple right in the lobby, an installation created in collaboration with Dragonpace China. A perfect mixture of traditional and modern, locals and visitors alike will enjoy the artistic spaces that can be found throughout the Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading, but the best art piece might just be the sprawling views of Jiading from the sky-high guest rooms of this hotel.