The Peninsula Hong Kong Unveils Luxury Yacht

The Peninsula Hong Kong's exclusive yacht.

The luxury yacht is the latest offering to join The Peninsula Hong Kong’s exclusive transportation fleet, which also includes a helicopter and a number of Rolls Royce Phantoms

The Peninsula Hong Kong has unveiled a Sunseeker Manahattan 60 as its latest lavish transportation experience for guests. The luxury hotel now boasts a trinity of deluxe transportation options for its guests, including a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms and a a customised helicopter.

The 19-metre yacht will be available for an exclusive fifteen passengers each evening for a two-hour sunset cruise around Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The package includes canapés and unlimited house Champagne, wine and other beverages and is priced at HKD 1,400 per adult and HKD 600 per child.

In addition to the nightly cruises, The Peninsula Yacht will also provide a new venue for exclusive events, managed by the hotel. A personalised chartered tour is available to guests for private functions, family celebrations, cocktail receptions, elegant pre-wedding photo shoots or on-board massage therapies by The Peninsula Spa. The entire yacht can be chartered for HKD 15,000 per hour with a minimum engagement of four hours.

For further information about chartering The Peninsula Yacht, call +852 2696 6615, e-mail and, or visit

The Ruby Apartments Unveiled on the Gold Coast

The Ruby Collection CEO David Brooks with Gold Coast developer William O'Dwyer.

The Ruby Apartments have officially opened at The Ruby Collection on the Gold Coast, the occasion marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony

Over a year of construction has led up to the grand opening of new Ruby Apartments, part of The Ruby Collection, on the Gold Coast.

The first of four towers that form The Ruby Collection features 243 apartments and 13 villas with either an ocean or hinterland view. Each apartment comes fully equiped with a kitchen, lounge and dining area, as well as a private ensuite with a shower. Guests will also find each room furnished with USB charging points, Bluetooth speakers, complimentary Wi-Fi and Ruby’s own digital concierge.

Each apartment in The Ruby Apartments emphasises space and design while exuding a luxurious feel that complements the Gold Coast surroundings. Touches of blue and earthy tones bring together the ocean and hinterland, while rose gold accents inspired by the property’s namesake stone, the ruby, create a modern yet timeless feel.

We’ll keep you updated as The Ruby Collection continues to develop.

For more details about The Ruby Apartments on the Gold Coast, visit Travel is available on selected dates between 5 November 2018 to 31 March 2020. Book online at

New Luxury Retreats Put Bellarine Peninsula On the Map

Lon Retreat, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria
Lon Retreat, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria

Could the Bellarine Peninsula’s days of living in Mornington’s shadow be over?

The seaside stretch that is the Bellarine Peninsula has welcomed two new luxury properties recently that might just put the ‘other’ peninsula firmly on the map for gourmet-seekers. A two-hour drive south-west of Melbourne, the Bellarine Peninsula has stiff competition when it comes to upmarket accommodation and foodie fare, with the regional Victorian hotspots of Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Ranges, and Gippsland having long been favoured over the sleepier western lakeside peninsula. But with a burgeoning epicurean scene complete with craft breweries, local wineries, farm gates and providores as well as tranquil seaside villages, family-friendly beaches, surf and swimming spots, this is a region that deserves consideration when booking your next weekend escape.

In the past month, the modern yet coastal-inspired seaside Lon Retreat and Spa has opened as an exclusive spa-focused property where the interior is as calming as the treatments themselves. There is a two-night stay minimum, an adults-only policy and a total guest maximum of sixteen people per night, the sum of which creates a destination that’s equal parts exclusive and luxurious.

Lon Retreat’s 80-hectare estate offers private courtyards furnished with hammocks, outdoor showers, and spa bars in each suite. The building itself is a sandstone farmhouse previously run as a B&B which has been recently renovated to offer seven suites, all with views of Bass Strait, Lake Victoria and the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. Each suite is custom designed and unique yet all seven suites take inspiration from the ocean, lakes and surrounding farmland, combining earthy tones with contemporary luxury.

With an ethos that emphasises slowing down and reconnecting with the moment, guests can watch the boats on the water from the view of their massage table or float in the heated hydrotherapy pool, which pumps water from a spring beneath the property.

Campbell Point House, a French Provincial-inspired, country manor-style property on Lake Connewarre, is equally exclusive, offering just eight suites, but offers an altogether different style of luxury from Lon Retreat. A converted French manor-style home as well as a cottage and lake house are available for larger parties, along with facilities including tennis courts, an infinity pool, a day spa and a private jetty. The on-site dining option is provided by chef Tobin Kent in a kitchen garden, and guests can dig into eight-course degustations as well as a la carte breakfasts.

Lon Retreat and Campbell Point House are joined aby the new Bellarine Distillery in Dysdale, marking the entrance of artisan brewers and distillers into this wine-growing region.

Rates for a two-night stay at Lon Retreat start at $360 and can be booked online at A suite for two-nights at Campbell Point House start at $1,000.

A Tropical Summer Sojourn in Australia’s Garden of Eden

Alamanda Palm Cove
Alamanda Palm Cove

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To celebrate the arrival of summer in just one month’s time, Alamanda is offering 25% off the Best Available Rate for stays of three or more nights in One or Two Bedroom Beachfront Apartments up until 31 May 2019

It’s November, which means it’s around the time when everyone starts to realise with equal amounts of shock and excitement that summer, and Christmas, are around the corner, the year is soon coming to a close, and  – uh-oh – they haven’t yet booked that beachside, tropical holiday they’ve been dreaming about all year.

For guaranteed sunshine and laid-back beachy vibes not too far from home, Palm Cove in Queensland ticks all the boxes. And for those who value spacious accommodation as much as the destination itself there’s Alamanda Palm Cove, whose self-contained suites start at 85 sqm for a one-bedroom suite and extend to a whopping 250 sqm for a four-bedroom Alamanda Suite – almost the size of a tennis court.

Add the sparkle of a secluded and exclusive position right on the beautiful beach that is Palm Cove – just 25 minutes north of tropical Cairns – an award-winning restaurant, sumptuous spa and a dreamy beachfront pool, and you have an ideal spot for a summer break far from the hustle-bustle of the city.

Stretch out the stresses of your work week with some yoga under the swaying tropical palms, watch a breathtaking sunset across the Coral Sea from the balcony of your Beachfront Apartment, and indulge in Far North Queensland’s celebrated produce with dinner at NuNu – this is a day in the life of a guest at Alamanda.

To celebrate the arrival of summer in just one month’s time, Alamanda is offering 25% off the Best Available Rate for stays of three or more nights in One or Two Bedroom Beachfront Apartments up until 31 May 2019. Guests will also receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • A $25 spa voucher for use at the award-winning Alamanda Spa
  • 30 minutes of relaxation in the Beachfront Spa Pavilion (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout (subject to availability)


Conditions apply, so visit for more details and to book.

Six Senses Krabey Island to Open in December

Ocean Pool Villa at Six Senses Krabey Island

Six Senses is offering an exclusive package to celebrate the upcoming opening of the new Six Senses Krabey Island in Cambodia

Reservations have opened for Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia, the newest resort from Six Senses set to open its doors on 1 December. The hotel marks the luxury hotel and resort brand’s entrance into the Cambodian hotel market.

In celebration of the resort’s opening, Six Senses has announced an exclusive Six Senses Krabey Island Private Experience Package featuring a 20% savings on the best available rate for guests who stay at the resort between 1 and 21 December 2018, and 11 and 31 January 2019. The package includes four nights in the Hideaway Pool Villa Suite, a specially-crafted tasting menu for lunch and a dinner for two, each at one of the resort’s two signature restaurants. In addition, the package also includes a private sunset cruise as well as cocktails and canapés, a 90-minute therapeutic Khmer Herbal Massage for two, a visit to a local pagoda, and a hands-on Khmer cooking class at the resort’s own organic farm.

Six Senses Krabey Island is located on a 30-acre private tropical island just five kilometres from Ream National Park in Southern Cambodia. From the mainland, it’s a mere fifteen-minute cruise across the ocean before arriving at the resort.

On the island, the resort features 40 private pool villas all equipped with infinity plunge pools and rain showers. Other amenities include the Six Senses Spa, a sunset bar, two restaurants, an ice cream parlour, horizon lap pool, outdoor fitness circuit, oceanfront boardwalk, beachfront sundeck, open-air cinema and sky observatory. Six Senses Krabey Island also offers a variety of experiences such as water activities, island hopping, boat trips and personal wellness programs and treatments.

Continuing the Six Senses commitment to sustainability seen in all of their hotels, Six Senses Krabey Island has its own water bottling plant using glass bottles and its Earth Lab initiative tends an organic farm and a coral propagation program. Six Senses is also supporting school programs in nearby villages as well as leading the introduction of sustainable practices within the local Khmer communities.