5 things to do around the world for the seasoned luxury traveler, Lifestyle News
The average vacation is overrated, especially for those of us who have been patiently waiting for over two years now. We’re putting together five memorable trips from places around the world that will be worth it.
Get a Turkish hammam at Six Senses Spa Kocataş Mansions in Istanbul
An oasis of calm in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, is the new Six Senses Spa Kocataş Mansions. Situated along the Bosphorus, a narrow naturally formed strait separating Anatolia and Thrace, the resort is built in a refurbished century-old stone house.
Sustainability is brought to the fore as the three-story spa uses the original structure as much as possible and has partnered with local designers EzraTuba for ethically crafted uniforms for all staff. On the 1,500 square meter estate are an assortment of treatment rooms, hammams, steam rooms, saunas, Pilates studio, nail bar and an infinity pool overlooking the Istanbul Strait.
For more information visit https://www.sixsenses.com/en/resorts/kocatas-mansions-istanbul or call +90 212 355 55 00 .
Admire the beauty of nature at Conrad Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan
Forget about the peppercorns of mala when you come to Conrad Jiuzhaigou, a modern luxury resort located on the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the World Biosphere Reserve. The nature reserve and national park lie on the edge of the Tibetan plateau, known for its colorful lakes, breathtaking waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.
The hotel itself is located 46 km from the Fairy Pool Scenic Area and is surrounded by Tibetan villages of Amdo. It borrowed Tibetan elements in its design, displaying sword grips and Tibetan motifs around the estate. Each room has its own private terrace which opens onto a panoramic view of the mountains and the restaurant at the M’EAT hotel offers yak meat and other local ingredients.
For more information or to book a hotel, visit www.conrad.hilton.com.cn/jiuzhaigou or call + 86-837-8198000.
Participate in marine research at Kisawa Sanctuary in Mozambique
An idea of ”resort research” concretized, the establishment is in line with the objective of the philanthropist, creative director and entrepreneur Nina Flohr for sustainable tourism. The complex is launched alongside the Bazaruto Scientific Studies Center, its own research center and Africa’s first permanent ocean observatory, and helps support marine research and conservation conducted there.
Much attention has been paid to the impact of its construction on the land. In the construction of 22 bungalows spread over 12 residences, they ensured that no heavy machinery was used and brought in local craftsmen. A group of weavers, thatch roofers, carpenters and textile manufacturers were involved, along with 220 recruited employees, 90 percent of whom were Africans.
Each installation has also received the same reflection. A natural wellness center offers programs based on Ayurvedic medicine, an Iyashi Japanese dome sauna for infrared heat healing, and a fully equipped gym. While the food program focuses on products grown in-house, seasonal gardening methods and a zero waste policy. But the highlight should be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see how the research work is carried out up close, such as stepping onto the deck of the research vessel to help mark sharks.
For more information, visit https://kisawasanctuary.com/.
Soak up the sun on the private island of Naladhu in the Maldives
Reopening after six months of refreshment, this private luxury resort now sports a different look thanks to New York designer Yuji Yamazaki. The island’s 20 “houses” offer ultimate privacy and seclusion, and overlook either the lagoon or the ocean. Its largest suite, the Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, is decorated with Indonesian teak furniture and features a 20-meter private beach.
Service is what makes Naladhu experience, as each “house” has its own Kuwaanu or butler and guide. Leave the heavy lifting to your Kuwaanu as they will make sure your morning breakfast is cooked the way you want or organize a snorkeling day trip. Executive Chef Philippe Wagenfuhrer takes care of all meals, but when and how is left to your imagination; you can choose to have it in the living room, while lounging by the pool or in the moonlight at the beach.
A big part of the experience is, of course, the beauty of the Maldives’ underwater ecosystem. With its own marine biologist, you’ll enjoy a guided snorkeling tour to learn about the resort’s reef restoration program.
For more information, visit naladhu.com/en, email [email protected] or call +960 6644 111.
Immerse yourself in art at The Opposite House in Beijing
As the best hotel in China, this Sanlitun property is worth a visit for its public spaces alone. It recently underwent extensive renovations, 13 years after its completion by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, and reopened in October this year with new art installations in its expansive gallery-like spaces.
The first thing you’ll see is Tyvek’s Kuma Origami installation, a translucent, paper-like fabric that creates a screen of light and shadow. Works of art are also dotted throughout the grounds, seeping into the restaurant at the Superfly hotel, the Michelin-starred Jing Yaa Tang, Italian restaurant Frasca, cocktails at Union bar and the pop event. occasional up.
For more information, visit https://www.thehousecollective.com/en/the-opposite-house/ or call +86 10 6536 0601.
This article first appeared in thepeakmagazine.