Where to put on your travel bucket list for 2018.
If you are looking for the ultimate in relaxation and luxury, then this stunning new hotel, opening this year, has got to be it. Nestled on a private island called Lhaviyani Atoll, each lucky guest gets their own private one or two bedroom villa, each with a private butler. And this adults-only haven has something for everyone: looking to relax? Take it easy in the room as you enjoy your panoramic view or take a trip to the organic Duniye Spa. Looking for something a little more active? Then the jet skiis, para gliding, water skiing, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, scuba diving trips or kayaks are sure to entice. But that's not it, Kudadoo prides itself on its fantastic dining facilities with the hotel housing an eye-watering 300 label selection of wine and a variety of dining facilities including the world's largest underwater all glass restaurant or a simple al fresco meal.
Saved from demolition, these Ming and Qing dynasty buildings have now been transformed into stunningly unique hotel villas. Set amid forest, lakes and trees, this is possibly one of the most relaxing destinations you can find, especially given it is just outside the central hub of Shanghai. With zen and relaxation at the heart of the hotel, each one of the 24 Ming courtyard suites and 13 antique villas are designed with a minimal, earthy palette and antique accents throughout. But it's not just the hotel itself that impresses, while the onsite Aman Spa is centered around holistic wellness, the range of dining facilities will have you finding it hard to leave.
The latest jewel in the Marco Polo Hotel Group's crown is the recently opened The Murray. Located in the very heart of Hong Kong, along Cotton Tree Drive, this stunningly contemporary urban sanctuary will have 336 generous suites and guest rooms as well as full wellness facilities as well as a selection of bars and restaurants, including a breathtaking rooftop bar to enjoy Hong Kong's famous skyline.
Already one of the firm favourites of anyone who knows Cambodia, Shinta Mani Angkor have just added to their portfolio with the Bensley Collection. Comprising of ten two-level villas, designer Bill Bensley wanted each one to encapsulate the feeling of escapism so created each in a superbly comfortable, art-deco style. Designed around comfort, the villas are designed across two pavilions including a floor to ceiling glass bathroom with stunning views of the garden and even an outdoor bath. Ideal for couples and families alike, the villas are either one bedroom or the larger, two bedroom villas, each with their very own pool.