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News / A roundup of what's getting us talking this month

September 2023

From the latest newcomers, revamps and awe-inspiring experiences that are too good to miss; we are delighted to unveil a roundup of what’s been getting us talking this month.

Revamps & Re-openings...

A Mayan legend returns / Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The renowned Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, made a much-anticipated return earlier this summer. It’s the kind of bolthole you come to just to loll by one of three pools, sample fresh ceviche paired with one of over 100 tequilas, and try the farm-to-(spa) table action at at Maroma Spa by Guerlain.




A new era of elegance

Poised to redefine the concept of private beachfront living, superlative Sani Asterias is set to unveil its re-imagined Residence concept next June. Sophisticated yet homely in style, one-to-three bedroom abodes will be more expansive than ever before, and for an extra touch of exclusivity, some boast infinity pools. 

Slope-style wish list

Introducing the utterly captivating expansion of Courchevel's Hotel Le K2 Palace. Five brand-new Suites-Chalets welcoming up to six winter wanderers seamlessly connect to a private interior corridor meaning that guests can revel in the full range of services and amenities offered by this ski-in ski-out sister of Hotel Le K2 Altitude.

The magnificent seven

Step into unparalleled luxury outdoor living with private terraces, plunge pools and butler service at Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf’s most exclusive abodes. Looking more gorgeous than ever following a year long refurbishment are their seven exceptionally private two-and-three bedroom Malakiya Villas.

Making waves...

Clockwise left to right: The Retreat - Celebrity Cruises, Explora Journeys, Chef's Table S.A.L.T - Silversea's Silver Nova, Celebrity Ascent

 The countdown is on
Celebrity are all out to create the most on-trend of cruising experiences and their fourth Edge series ship, Celebrity Ascent just so happens to hit the mark. Opt for the exclusive, all-inclusive 'ship-within-a-ship' concept, The Retreat® when she debuts this autumn sailing the Caribbean. It's so much more than just a suite.

In a category of its own
Just two months after bursting onto the cruise scene, the Gen-Alpha brand Explora Journeys are celebrating two more momentous milestones: the float out of EXPLORA II, who is set to embark on her maiden voyage in summer 2024 to some of the Mediterranean’s most dreamy locations. Cutting steel, third sister ship, EXPLORA III enters service in summer 2026 will be powered by the world’s cleanest maritime fuel available for vessels of her size. 

  Silver linings
Stretching beyond the realm of taste buds, Silversea's twelfth ship, Silver Nova, culinary enrichment transcends expectations. At its core lies S.A.L.T, an innovative concept designed to immerse guests in the iconic flavours of every region they explore. Elevating this experience to new sensations is the exclusive S.A.L.T. Chef's Table, an intimate and interactive dining affair like no other.

Life is better underwater...

A reef encounter / InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

One of our latest newcomers to the portfolio, InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is surrounded by not one but two Manta Ray sanctuaries. Though getting up close and personal with these gentle giants is just a drop in the ocean when it comes to the rich variety of wildlife in the Raa Atoll.




Protecting the eco-system

Whether it's a curious child or a seasoned explorer, the exclusive Jean-Michel Cousteau´s Ambassadors of the Environment Programme at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands caters to all. Enriching hands-on conservation activities both above and below the water champion the preservation of this natural world.

Where imagination meets reality

Exciting the senses is Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru’s new interactive ‘Hologram Room’, the first of its kind in the Maldives. Using state-of-the art technology, the entire family can virtually “swim” with manta rays as well as experience a life-size underwater world through various immersive experiences.

Fragments of hope

As featured on BBC2's Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby, JOALI MALDIVES' Coral Reef Restoration Programme plays a crucial role in aiding the natural rejuvenation of nearby reefs. Guests can also contribute to with a private coral frame planting session, receiving regular updates on the progress of their adopted coral.

Travel too good to miss...

Clockwise left to right: Forte Village Sardinia, Barbie Activity Centre - Forte Village Sardinia, Emirates Premium Economy, F1 Grand Prix race car

A whirlwind of excitement
Whatever the age, Forte Village Sardinia is the stuff of childhood dreams - from sporting academies, to go karting tracks and even a Barbie themed activity centre offering two unforgettable 'VIP experiences'. With 25% savings on accommodation and children stay free, it makes the ultimate half-term escape.

The ultimate weekend race
Supercharge your F1™ Grand Prix experience with the best seats in the house, all day premium food and beverages, pit lane walkabout and tickets to the hottest after-race concerts in town. The electrifying action of the Abu Dhabi season finale is where extraordinary moments unfold and legends are born.

 Up in the air
Emirates are ramping up their flight schedule between London Heathrow and Dubai this winter. And what makes the journey truly worthwhile?  The impressive comforts of their Premium Economy. Bridging the gap between business and economy, and rivalling some airlines’ business class offerings in terms of onboard service and in-flight experience.

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