In this edition of Wanderfolk, say hello to Hilton Hotels’ new lifestyle brand that’s finally arrived in Asia while DFS Changi continues celebrating the Lunar New Year (till March, and you benefit too!). Those looking for a detox trip can look to Club Med Bintan and those in search of new journeys can consider the new routes on Vietjet Air.

First Canopy by Hilton in Asia Pacific Opens in Chengdu

Hilton Hotels’ accessible lifestyle brand Canopy has unveiled its first property in this part of the world in China’s trendy city of Chengdu. Built on the concept of a neighbourhood hotel, the brand looks to appeal to travellers seeking a locally-inspired experience. Located close to the city’s cultural sites andpopular dining and nightlife corridor, Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre has 150 rooms ranging from 50 to 100 square metres. Each room is created with a canopy over each bed, accompanied with modern facilities such rain showers and Canopy’s signature “uncloseted” closet. Team members are known as Enthusiasts, and will be on hand to suggest hidden gems in the neighborhood to explore on Canopy complimentary bikes.

Book your stay here.

Chinese New Year Celebrations Continue with DFS Changi

Whether you’re flying in or out of Singapore’s Changi Airport in the not to distant future, know that travellers can enjoy a 10% discount by utilising the promo code “CHEERS10” upon purchasing alcohol online at from 18 hours to 30 days before the flight. This Chinese New Year special will also see the addition of exclusive and limited-edition bottles in the selection, including the Macallan Concept No.1, the limited-edition Benedictine Dom Chinese New Year tin, and the limited-edition Royal Salute 21 Year Old. Purchased products can be collected at the departure terminals or arrival halls.

New Routes on Vietjet Air

Phu Quoc. Image courtesy of Kyle Taylor.

Low cost carrier Vietjet Air is on a roll. Besides launching Hanoi-Osaka and Hanoi-Tokyo last year, Vietjet welcomed its first flight connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Van Don (gateway to the islands of Quang Ninh province, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay) in January. This month? They’ve opened sales for flights between up-and-coming island destination Phu Quoc and Hong Kong. The route will start from 19 April 2019 and operate four times a week.

Tickets are available on Vietjet Air.

Klook x Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Shangri-La Wing Deluxe Room

Travel activities and services booking platform Klook and luxury hotel group Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts have launched a global partnership that will enable hotel guests to directly the best activities to enhance their hotel and destination experience. Klook Concierges have already their debut in Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok; Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, and Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong. Shangri-La’s Golden Circle members will be able to redeem points for selected Klook activities. In celebration of the partnership, from now till 28 February 2019, Shangri-La will offer Golden Circle members 100 Golden Circle Award Points on every booking on the Klook Concierge while Klook will be offering a platform-wide discount of 5% on its experiences.

For more information, see here.

Club Med Bintan brings back Body and Soul

Looking for a wellness retreat? Club Med Bintan – just a 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore – is bringing back its annual wellness festival, Body and Soul, from 17 February to 15 March 2019. With four pillars (eat well, play well, move well, and feel well) supporting the programme, guests at the all-inclusive resort can look forward to even more activities like fitness classes, self-care workshops, healthy cooking classes with Mekhala Living, and more.

Bookings can be made here.

Top image courtesy of Toon Bronselaer.