With the ongoing pandemic affecting many countries, travel restrictions are the norm, and statistics don't seem to be indicating a strong resurgence in travel. But chin up, for there’s a lot to look forward to locally with new establishments opening in the hospitality sector - worldwide. Image Credit: W Melbourne
To begin with, these splendid new resorts and hotels are making their mark at some of our favourite destinations. So go ahead and make your stay-cation plans and keep your nomadic travel dream alive.
Opening its doors in August this year, Hilton Garden Inn could become one of the most charming places to stay in Phuket. Close to Bang Tao Beach, Laguna Phuket Complex, local restaurants, bars, and minutes away from the nightlife and beach clubs in Thalang, the hotel is at a strategic location. While there’s plenty of wildlife, waterfalls, and local experiences awaiting you in the district, spend some time exploring this lovely property too. They have a restaurant, outdoor pool, and a fitness center to keep you hooked. Image Credit: Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao Facebook Page
A newbie on the bustling and happening Flinders Lane in Melbourne, Quincy Hotel is a haven for comfort seekers. They offer a pillow menu to ensure you have the best sleep after a day of exploring this vibrant city. Plus, you can lounge all day in your room and demand a movie of choice as you enjoy their room service. The heated rooftop and visit to their in-house dining facilities are a must. Salted Egg, their restaurant features a delightful menu, an extensive list of wine and cocktails, and a semi-private room, a perfect place for a romantic dinner. Image Credit: Quincymelbourne.com
Another new entrant on the much-famed Flinders Lane is W Melbourne, and it embodies the spirit of its locale. The hotel space has artsy decor and interiors, vibrant hues on the walls all around the hotel, including the rooms and recreation areas, and an impressive art installation in the lobby. Though entering each section of this hotel is a cultural experience in itself, their Curious Bar does stand out - owing to its eclectic design and potent cocktails. We also recommend dining at their Japanese restaurant Warabi and spending time at their poolside bar on the 14th floor. Image Credit: W Melbourne Facebook Page
Can’t think of a better place than the Maldives for your much-needed vacation? We feel you! And while there are plenty of options for a stay, our eyes are on the resplendent The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands. Stay comfortably in a villa picking one with direct access to the beach, so you don’t miss out on the gorgeous sunrise and sunset. Take a dip in their sparkling pool, indulge in snorkelling or kayaking at their dive center, or explore the archipelago with the complimentary boat rides. We recommend having at least one meal at each of their five dining spaces, Asian food trailer, and Lebanese grill. Image Credit: The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Facebook Page
Give yourself the pampering you deserve for following all the safety norms by treating yourself to a stay in one of the suites at Melia Koh Samui in Thailand. For a private, cosy rendezvous, book one of their ‘The Level’ suites to enjoy panoramic views, a magnificent lounge, and exemplary service. Spend your time relishing delicious food from their restaurants’ or enjoying cocktails at the poolside bar. For those stepping out for local experiences, this place makes your stay unbelievably comfortable and luxurious. Image Credit: Melia Koh Samui Facebook Page