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Swissôtel Bali opening in 2018 in Bukit Pandawa

Situated on a striking cliff top in Bukit Pandawa, an expansive and upscale master-planned resort development, Swissotel Bali will enjoy an enviable location on the island, mere minutes from top attractions favoured by international jet-setters and a short drive from the Ngurah Rai (Denpasar) International Airport.

The new 170-room resort will offer scenic views of the Indian Ocean from stunning guestrooms featuring spacious outdoor balconies. Completing the guest experience will be a private beach club, four exquisite dining outlets including a […]

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Samsara Ubud in Bali now accepting reservations

BALI, Indonesia – Located in Bali’s lush district of Payangan, Samsara Ubud is the creme de la creme of laid-back luxury and chic. The strategic location of the resort offers an exceptional sense of calm, yet is only a 20-minute drive to the town of Ubud and an hour and a half drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Seventeen villas — 8 one-bedroom pool villa, 6 one-bedroom pool villa, 2 two-bedroom pool villa and 1 three-bedroom pool villa — make up this resort. Designed […]

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Bali cruise ship plan eyes the rich

A cruise terminal and marina development in Bali hopes to attract “the rich guy” and spread tourist dollars across Indonesia as the country seeks to boost visitors to 20 million a year.

Sailing across the Java Sea from Benoa Bay in Bali’s south sits ONEdeg15 Marina at Singapore’s Sentosa Cove, touted as “evoking the glamour and elegance of Monte Carlo” and boasting a membership of about 4000 people from Australia and Southeast Asia.

It’s those yachting enthusiasts, plus regular cruise-goers, Indonesian company […]

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A look at the future of Ha Long Bay’s cruise ships

The scenery across Vietnam’s world-famous Ha Long Bay is set to change following a decision to scrap all wooden junks that currently cruise the bay’s turquoise waters.

Tour operators have been given three award-winning designs to choose from to build new steel-hulled vessels.

A total of 14 designs were rated for technical safety, environmental protection and compatibilty with the scenery and local port.

The winner was designed by the Viet Han Ship Design and Engineering Services JSC. Second place […]

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The Wyndham Garden Phu Quoc is scheduled to open in 2020 in Vietnam

PHU QUOC, VIETNAM – Wyndham Hotel Group announced the signing of a new Wyndham Gardenbranded resort slated for development on the island of Phu Quoc, Vietnam. The Wyndham Garden Phu Quoc is scheduled for completion in 2020 and adds to the hospitality giant’s growing portfolio in Vietnam, which includes the newly-opened Wyndham Legend Halong Bay and the 3,200-key Wyndham Soleil Danang due to open in 2018.

The 150-key all-villa resort will be located in Duong To Commune where guests will enjoy close access to Bai Truong, […]

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Four Seasons to open new hotel on Jeju Island in Korea

HONG KONG – Landing Jeju Development Co., Ltd. (LJDC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Landing International Development Limited and the developer and operator of Jeju Shinhwa World, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, jointly announced plans to launch a luxury Four Seasons resort in the heart of Jeju Shinhwa World.

Conveniently located just one hour from Seoul by plane, Jeju Island is home to some of Korea’s most spectacular natural wonders, including multiple UNESCO sites, an expansive network of underground lava […]

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