As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time to take a break from the trappings of work and enjoy the finer things in life, be it alone or with family and friends. Take a nostalgic train ride across Europe’s snowy alps and grassy lakes aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express or pamper yourself with a luxurious holiday while earning KrisFlyer miles. Also, don’t miss the chance to save 20% off accommodations with InterContinental Hotel Group’s Cyber Sale!

Reservations now open for Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Set along the Chao Phraya River in the centre of Thailand’s energetic capital, the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is now accepting reservations ahead of its slated opening this coming February. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is an urban sanctuary offering 299 guest rooms, an urban spa, two infinity pools overlooking the river, a private boat dock, extensive event spaces, and six world-class culinary offerings. Guests that make their reservations now will enjoy an introductory offer of US$100 credit towards dining or spa with a minimum of two nights booked.

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is set to open in February 2020.

Art, Creativity, and Music: Subsonic Music Festival 2019

The Subsonic Music Festival, one of the most exciting boutique music and art festivals in the Asia-Pacific region, is back again for its 11th year. Set along the picturesque banks of the Karuah River close to Sydney, the festival gathers an explosive line-up of the biggest names from various electronic and live music genres from around the globe for a four-day celebration of music, art, life, and community. Aside from the variety of acts across five creatively designed stages, Subsonic also features mind-bending performance arts, state-of-the-art light projections, thought-provoking workshops and installations, as well as luxury campgrounds and amenities.

Tickets start at AU$350. More details here.

Take a nostalgic train ride in style and luxury across Europe

Before we took to the sky, we used to travel across continents in style and luxury through an efficient rail system. Belmond seeks to revive this with the launch of “The Party”, a new immersive 1920s journey from Venice to London aboard Belmond’s iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, made up of 17 original 1920s carriages. Guests are invited to step into an extraordinary 48 hours of magic and drama, taking them back to the parties of the past and personifying the carriages’ legendary history. The journey starts on the captivating island of Giudecca, home to the Belmond Hotel Cipriani, before departing from Santa Lucia station and winding through Italy, Austria, Switzerland, and France.

Tickets are available from US$4800 per person. More details here.

Indulge in a luxurious retreat and earn miles along the way

Luxury Escapes, one of the world’s fastest-growing travel brands, has recently announced its partnership with KrisFlyer, the frequent flyer programme of Singapore Airlines Group, giving travellers a more rewarding experience. Apart from the usual indulgent extras such as spa treatments, degustation dinners, and VIP airport transfers included in Luxury Escapes’ holiday packages, KrisFlyer members can now earn one mile for every US$1 spent on eligible bookings on Luxury Escape holidays in Asia and around the world.

More details here.

InterContinental Hotel Group’s global Cyber Sale

If you’re looking to travel this holiday season and are looking around for the perfect accommodation, you’re in for a treat. No matter the destination, you’ll most likely come across a hotel by the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG). With brand names such as InterContinental, Regent, Holiday Inn and so much more, it’s not difficult to find a place to stay, no matter the budget. And now, you can get more for less with IHG’s Cyber Sale, giving you the opportunity to save at least 20% on the Best Flexible Rates at participating hotel stays across the globe from now till 31 May 2020. But you’ve got to act fast, as the Cyber Sale ends on 17 December 2019.

More details here.