New Luxury – Guangzhou

October 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Hotels, Luxury Travel, Uniquely Far East

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has proudly opened its first address in Guangzhou with the opening of Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich. The property is located strategically in the heart of Tianhe, just 1km away from CITIC Plaza and a few minutes from the East Railway Station. The hotel boasts 493 rooms and suites, with decor that elegantly blends contemporary Asian design with Parisian chic. Five bars and restaurants will serve guests of the hotel, with the highlight of the five being Robata Grill & Bar, a fine-dining restaurant which combines a classy steakhouse with modern Japanese Izakaya. The Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich also has 17 meeting rooms that can be adapted and personalized.

Perfectly situated in the heart of Tianhe, Guangzhou’s dynamic financial and business area, the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich is less than 1km away from the iconic skyscraper CITIC Plaza and just a few minutes away from the East Railway Station, a transport hub that connects Guangzhou to Dongguan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The hotel boasts 493 rooms and suites, whose decor elegantly refers to both modern Asian design and classic Parisian hipness. All rooms boast a view of the magical skyline of the Tianhe district.

The property features five bars and restaurants. The highlights of them include the fine dining restaurant “Robata Grill & Bar”, “Le Chinois” which highlights famous Cantonese gastronomy and the “8 Faubourg” which reproduces an elegant bar with the typical décor of a Parisian flat. The “Mar-Tea-Ni” lounge bar is the an excellent place to savor fine French pastries beside rare teas. Like this, Sofitel creates a link between French culture and Chinese culture, a value dear to the brand.

Centara Announces Third Property in Bangkok

July 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Exotic South East, Hotels, News

Centara Hotels and Resorts has announced the launch of its third hotel in Bangkok, the Centara Watergate Pavillion, a four-star hotel located further right above the Watergate Pavillion Shopping Complex. The announcement comes at the heels of the June 7 announcement which sees Oversee Construction Co Ltd, the owners of the project, sign a management contract with Centara Hotels and Resorts.

Centara Hotels and Resorts boast two other property in Bangkok, both oh which are located near a prime-district shopping center. This was a positive factor in securing the management contract, with both Centara Grand and CentralWorld and Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok providing ample proof of the capabilities of Centara Hotels and Resorts. The project is estimated to be opened in the second quarter of 2012, with approximately 700 million baht in investment cost.


“Centara Hotels and Resorts are very proud and delighted in the confidence shown in placing this impressive property under our management,” enthused Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Executive Board of Centara Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited. “The property is the perfect addition to our portfolio in Bangkok. With our current properties, guests are able to enjoy the best of shopping and entertainment facilities. This will also be the case with Centara Watergate Pavillion in Bangkok.”

The hotel and shopping complex are located inside a recently constructed 20-storey building. The hotel will be taking up a total of 10 floors, spanning a total of 288 guest rooms. Facilities planned will include an all-day restaurant capable of seating 300, a rooftop restaurant for 100, as well as a rooftop bar with 80 seats. There will be a spa with 9 treatment rooms and a 56 square meter fitness center, as well as two meeting rooms.

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Luxury at the New Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites

July 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Exotic South East, Hotels

A unique concept was recently sprung on the center of Jimbaran fishing village. Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites was opened on the 1st of April 2011. The hotel aims to be a focal point for guests staying at Jimbaran, boasting 28 suites in 4 categories of spacious rooms in modern contemporary design fused with charming Balinese interior of bengkirai wooden floor, marble walls, teakwood furnishings, coconut shell paneling and beautiful local fabrics.

Style and Luxury

Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites offers the height of luxury and aesthetically pleasing Uluwatu Suite, Muaya Duplex Suite, Balangan Suite, and the Jimbaran Family Suite, complete with the luxurious amenities from À L’OCCITANE. A variety of shopping boutique within its own lobby complements the resort, making Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites as a paradise for stylish shopping lovers.

Top notch dining experiences await at the ground level of the hotel; Topeng Restaurant and Bar is ready to whet your appetite with the finest International cuisines with a touch of French flair by the executive chef, Yehudi. Another dining venue is the fabulous Jimbaran Beach Club that is planned to open on the 1st of July 2011.

“We are strategically located near to the sandy beach of Jimbaran, which is famed for its fish market and grilled fish restaurants scattered along the beach. Guests will be spoilt for choice, with the Jimbaran Beach Club promising an unforgettable dining experience with Mediterranean and Tapas foods, tropical cocktails, mocktails and a comprehensive wine list,” exclaimed Ketut Darmiyati, the Director of Sales of Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites.

The Bamboo Spa

The Bamboo Spa by À L’OCCITANE en Provence is another excellent service at Kupu Kupu Jimbaran Suites, as À L’OCCITANE’s only second spa venture in Bali. The Bamboo Spa features 14 luxurious treatment rooms for single and double occupancy, a private steam room, as well as À L’OCCITANE’s own
retail boutique.

The spa boasts an exceptional concept where body well-being and beauty-enhancing rituals are performed in Zen style, bamboo constructed spaces. Unique to The Bamboo Spa, “The Verbana Bamboo Fushion Therapy” is a specialized massage using traditional bamboo sticks associated with À L’OCCITANE’s Verbena formulas to stimulate the flow within the body. You are transported to a peaceful space in which bliss and wellness are integrated to the art of the living.

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