In an unprecedented partnership, Etihad Airways is now collaborating with Booking.com so you can travel better – or at least, cheaper. You might end up partying in Vietnam‘s first ever Spanish beach club, enjoying a Khmer wellness treatment in Siem Reap, or at the brand new The Clubhouse at Ulu property in Bali. Whichever you choose, nothing beats the feeling of being up in the air to your next destination.
Etihad Airways Partners Booking.com For Rewards Programme
Value your rewards points and miles? Us too, which is why we’re stoked that Etihad Airways is now partnering with Booking.com to make it easier for us to enjoy its award-winning loyalty programme. Depending on the accommodation booked, customers will earn between three and six Etihad Guest Miles for every US$1 spent on the booking platform. These miles will automatically be award to your within two to three months after your stay, and can be redeemed for flights and upgrades with Etihad Airways, over 20 airline partners globally, as well as gifts from over 3,000 leading brands on Etihad Guest’s Reward Shop. If this isn’t value, we don’t know what is.
Vietnam’s Ho Tram Beach Welcomes Cool New Beach Club
The scenic Ho Tram Beach — a two-hour drive south of Ho Chi Minh City — is about to get the very first Spanish beach club in the country. Situated inside the prestigious Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort, Breeze Beach Club boasts panoramic views of some of Vietnam’s best beaches and a distinct Mediterranean spirit. The bright airy interiors fits up to 160 people and is decked out in picture-perfect cabanas and a capacious terrace with a cocktail bar at its centre. Live music by saxophonists, trumpeters, and DJs are a given, but how about an open kitchen where the club’s chefs will whip up cured meats, crudos, ceviches, and flamed seafood?
Plus, their drinks are developed together with celebrity New York mixologist Joseph Boroski and Charmaine Thio, Hendrick’s brand ambassador and alumni of Singapore’s 28 HongKong Street.
Ready for an authentic Spanish beach party? Breeza Beach Club is located at Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort, Ven Biển, Phước Thuận, Xuyên Mộc, Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu, Vietnam, p. +84 254 3789 000. Open daily 10.30am – 12.30am.
The Seven Ways of Enlightenment: Anantara Angkor Resort Introduces Khmer Wellness Experiences
Siem Reap’s Anantara Angkor Resort has always been known for its amazing spa offerings, but this new programme wants to take things up a notch. Inspired by Buddhism’s ‘Seven Ways of Enlightenment’ in conjunction with the spa’s own holistic wellness beliefs, each treatment package will feature traditional Khmer healing practices and traditions. For one, the five-hour Samadhi treatment involves a floral foot ritual, Chi Nei Tsang massage, Golden Cocoon silk facial, Tibetan praying wheel meditation, and a monk blessing ceremony. There’s even a seven-day Reshape programme that recalibrates your body through a series of steps under the guidance of a personal coach.
Three-Michelin Star Chef Mauro Colagreco To Open Côte Restaurant At Capella Bangkok
Remember Mauro Colagreco, the celebrated chef behind the top winner, Mirazur, on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list? He’s going to open a new restaurant, Côte at the Capella Bangkok, bringing his exception culinary skills to banks of the Chao Phraya River. Showcasing a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional recipes and culinary heritage from the French and Italian Riviera between Nice and Genoa, Côte will use products from the farms around Bangkok. Not much details are out at the moment, but word is that Chef Davide Garavaglia — Colagreco’s sous chef — will move from Menton to the Thai capital to run the restaurant.
Côte is set to open in Q4 2019 at Capella Bangkok, 300/2 Charoenkrung Rd Yannawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand, p. +66 2 098 3888.
Launching Soon: The Clubhouse at Ulu
The award-winning Balinese beach club Ulu Cliffhouse now has a sister property — well, soon enough anyway. With its launch planned for September this year, The Clubhouse at Ulu is the latest project by Asian hospitality group M. Group. That’s seven individually-appointed suites named after and inspired by the seven equally stunning surf breaks that surround the property, including Padang Padang, Impossibles, and Racetracks. Colourful four poster beds, nomad-inspired artwork, freestanding baths, and 1950s California-style furnishings are just some of the experiences guests can expect, alongside cocktail bars with private bartenders and dedicated Clubhouse ‘hosts’.
To celebrate its launch, The Clubhouse at Ulu is offering a special ‘Launch at The Clubhouse’ package from US$300++ per night for two guests for stays between 2 December and 15 December 2019. More details here.