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    AVANI Fares Maldives

    Avani to debut in the Maldives with development of Avani Fares Resort

    850 500 Daniel Fountain

    AVANI Hotels & Resorts has announced the development of its first resort in the Maldives. AVANI Fares Maldives Resort will be located on Fares Island in the Baa Atoll and is scheduled to open in Q4 2019.

    This $70 million (£54 million) resort development is a joint venture partnership between Minor Hotels and Cyprea Group. Cyprea Group’s diversified Sri Lanka and Maldives business portfolio includes ownership and operation of Club Med Kani Maldives Resort located in North Male’ Atoll.

    Alejandro Bernabe, Group Director AVANI Hotels & Resorts said: “The AVANI design philosophy is interestingly relaxed and contemporary and in tune with the environment of this development, using natural textures, colours and materials that reflect the location whilst incorporating advanced technology and modern conveniences.” The new upscale AVANI Fares Maldives Resort will comprise 200 guest rooms, including standard rooms and a selection of villas.

    On arrival guests will immediately be welcomed by an arresting view of the Indian Ocean from the open plan lobby. This communal living space will blend reception, lounge, meeting space, all day restaurant and The Pantry, an AVANI hallmark, will serve a mix of comfort food and artisanal deli snacks around the clock.

    The resort will also feature a speciality restaurant, AVANISPA, AVANI Kids Club and a large communal swimming pool and pool bar. The nearby Ahivahfushi Beyru dive site offers amazing reef diving with a plethora of sea life including Hawksbill Turtles, Reef Sharks and Manta Rays. It’s an underwater Eden for snorkellers and scuba enthusiasts.

    AVANI Hotels & Resorts was launched in 2011 as a sister brand to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, which currently has three resorts in the Maldives, including Anantara Kihavah which is also located in the Baa Atoll . Offering all the details that matter, AVANI blends genuine hospitality and modern lifestyle features with a passion for design. The brand already has a presence in the Indian Ocean with two resorts in Sri Lanka and one in the Seychelles.

    Six Senses Ibiza

    Six Senses Ibiza opening 2020

    999 535 Daniel Fountain

    Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has announced the latest addition to their portfolio, Six Senses Ibiza. Set to open in 2020, the resort will be tucked away on the peaceful northern tip of Ibiza in the crystalline Cala Xarraca Bay.

    With its unobstructed westerly sunset views, dramatic rocky beach and picturesque seafront with yacht access, this full-service resort, spa and residential community dances to the beat of a new mantra: transformative wellness to nourish the body, mind and soul.

    Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas said: “We”re very excited to open our first resort, spa and residential project in Ibiza, a project that celebrates wellness, sustainability and community spirit. This third European property complements our sister resort in Portugal”s Douro Valley, residential project in Courchevel, France and seven fabulous spas in France, Greece, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

    Six Senses has signed a management agreement with Beach Box Ibiza to open the resort in 2020 as a benchmark in innovative design, unique entertainment concepts and eclectic dining experiences. “We could not be more pleased to work with Beach Box Ibiza on this truly creative project,” said Jacobs

    Six Senses Ibiza will offer 134 guest accommodations across a 25-acre site including fully appointed Townhouse Suites, Deluxe Pool Suites with private decks, Beach Cave Suites and two extraordinary six-bedroom Mansions. Available for a handful of residential buyers are nine captivating private villas located above the resort with expansive sunset views. Every aspect of the property”s physical design will facilitate the feeling of community and the activities and amenities offered to guests will focus on learning and experience.

    Zanzibar Amber Resort to change the face of East African tourism

    Zanzibar Amber Resort to change the face of East African tourism

    1000 563 Daniel Fountain

    Zanzibar is a cluster of tropical islands nestled in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania and has a diverse history that underwent Portuguese, Arabic and British control before its independence in 1963.

    Today Zanzibar stands to undergo a new transformation, one of both social upliftment together with a mega luxury development and global marketing campaign set to position it firmly on the map as a world leading tropical tourism destination.

    The development of Zanzibar Amber Resort, by Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited will sustainably and economically transform Zanzibar and its community at large

    The development of Zanzibar Amber Resort, by Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited will sustainably and economically transform Zanzibar and its community at large with maximum positive effects, whilst being culturally responsible, socially desirable, ecologically and environmentally friendly. Zanzibar Amber Resort is set to change the face of Tourism in East Africa. With the commissioning of this Luxury tropical resort by Pennyroyal Gibraltar Ltd. the premium hospitality offerings and world-class facilities will benchmark luxury in Africa.

    The development of Zanzibar Amber Resort, by Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited will sustainably and economically transform Zanzibar and its community at large

    Appointed across 1520ha of prime Indian Ocean coastline the resort will encompass an unsurpassed variety of hospitality and leisure facilities including, but not limited to: Five world-leading international hotels including the Anantara, Signature Ernie Els Design Golf Course – the first in East Africa (18 hole), Deep water marina, Aqua park for the whole families’ enjoyment, Underwater restaurant, Glamorous Souk, Equestrian centre and International polo club and Super Yacht facility.

    The development of Zanzibar Amber Resort, by Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited will sustainably and economically transform Zanzibar and its community at large

    These facilities include:
    o 1914 Luxury Villas of 3,4 & 5 bedrooms; 14 designs with swimming pools
    o 3440 Luxury & Penthouse Apartments of 1,2,3 & 4 bedrooms
    o Shopping mall & commercial retail outlets
    o Cafés
    o International School – affiliated to premier educational establishment
    o Sports centres: football, tennis, and horse riding
    o Faith centres for diverse religions, including Mosques and Churches
    o The first residential opportunity released to the market will be the luxury apartments, available for pre-sale in the second quarter of 2017.
    o Private airport and medical facilities to be built.

    As part of the Zanzibar Amber Resort, Pennyroyal Gibraltar has founded a CSR division, ‘Best of Zanzibar’, established for the social upliftment of the local communities. This community CSR initiative is geared towards continuously giving back to the locals of Zanzibar by tending to a variety of community needs such as education, nutrition, water sanitation and job creation. ‘Best of Zanzibar’ aims to assist in developing key skills of the locals for empowered and sustainable futures.

    www.zanzibaramberresort.com

    Sani Dunes - new concept for Greece

    Sani Dunes – a new hospitality concept for Greece

    1000 556 Daniel Fountain

    Sani Resort, the five-star resort and ecological reserve in Halkidiki, is expanding its choice of suites and rooms with a brand new adult-friendly hotel, Sani Dunes, set to open at the end of June 2017.

    This chic new destination will offer a private beach, indoor and outdoor heated pools, an exclusive spa with six private treatment rooms, including a couple’s suite with private steam bath, a special Thai massage cabin, fitness studio and gourmet restaurants.

    Sani Dunes - hospitality concept for Greece

     

    Low-rise contemporary accommodation will comprise 80 exceptionally spacious Junior Suites and Panorama Junior Suites, as well as 56 Double and Family Rooms, all furnished with stylish, handcrafted Mediterranean touches. Several suites will offer beautifully appointed terraces, balconies or private gardens.

    Canyon Ranch Kaplankaya Club House

    Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in Kaplankaya, Turkey opens

    1000 500 Daniel Fountain

    Set on a spectacular peninsula on the Aegean Coast, Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya will be the anchor of an exclusive waterfront development on the exclusive Turkish Riveria near the city of Bodrum.

    Located to enjoy year-round sunshine and surrounded by completely unspoiled coastline and landscapes, Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya – the first international destination for the US wellness pioneer – will integrate the signature wellness and lifestyle programme the brand has become famous for with a strikingly modern setting.

    Wellness Facilities
    With nearly 40 years’ experience and expertise of helping its guests achieve wellness, the offering at Canyon Ranch is completely unique. All guests at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya have access to the resort’s 107,500 square foot spa, fitness and Health & Healing centre which houses 38 individual treatment rooms and offers the complete integrated wellness experience that Canyon Ranch has become renowned for. All of the treatments combine the very best of traditional and eastern medicine that concentrate on rejuvenating and revitalizing every guests’ inner wellness.

    Canyon Ranch Kaplankaya Club HouseAccommodation
    Each of the resort’s 141 rooms – 75 hotel rooms and 66 exquisite Ridge Rooms and suites – offers breathtaking sea views of the crystal clear Aegean Sea. Every room has open plan spaces that embrace the clean contemporary design that flows throughout the resort.

    Design
    Designed by world-renowned, Barcelona-based architectural firm OAB, the principle architect Carlos Ferrater worked hard to honor the natural beauty of the landscape when creating the plans for the resort. Constructed with environmentally conscious materials and finished to complement the surrounding scenery, the ultra-modern design fits effortlessly into an area that exudes wellbeing and pleasure.

    The opening of the Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya will allow one of the world’s leading wellness brands to reach a whole new audience in Europe and further their message of health and wellbeing beyond the US.

    www.canyonranch.com

    Kudos Dsign - Hilton at Resorts World Bimini

    Hilton at Resorts World Bimini completes phase two opening

    1000 637 Daniel Fountain

    Hilton at Resorts World Bimini has completed its second phase opening, introducing major enhancements to the hotel’s accommodation, food & beverage, meetings & events and wellness offerings.

    Hilton at Resorts World Bimini first opened in 2015 and is now in full swing with more than 300 guest rooms, including 18 luxury suites, six dining options, a first-class spa and a rooftop pool offering panoramic views of the island.

    Hilton at Resorts World Bimini

    The hotel is owned and operated by Resorts World Bimini under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), and celebrated the completion of these upgrades with a ribbon cutting ceremony this past weekend.

    “Hilton Hotels & Resorts first established its presence in the Bahamas in 1999. The phase two opening of Hilton at Resorts World Bimini signifies not only our commitment to the Bahamian market, but to the Caribbean region on a whole, which is now home to more than 20 hotels within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands,” said Shawn McAteer, vice president, global brand management, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide.

    Shangri-La Hambantota Resort

    Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort, Sri Lanka now open

    1000 622 Daniel Fountain

    Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa will open its doors in June 2016, welcoming the first batch of guests throughout the month.

    The luxury resort spans 53 hectares, making it the largest resort in Sri Lanka, and boasts 300 spacious rooms, including 21 suites, all surrounded by stunning tropical gardens. It is home to an 18-hole golf course, an expansive spa and an artisan village that celebrates local arts and crafts.

    It will feature Shangri-La’s signature CHI, The Spa, as well as a health club, a 30-metre sunset pool and an additional free-form lagoon pool offer recreational opportunities and facilities unparalleled in Sri Lanka.

    With the natural beauty surrounding the area, a wedding at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is the ideal place to tie the knot. In addition to the main ballroom, the resort boasts five conference rooms excellent for conventions and meetings and there are plenty of other activities to keep younger guests happy with a 7-metre high trapeze, a drone flying area, outdoor water park, childrens’ pool and childcare facilities.

    Architecture by MICD Associates and TID International. Interiors courtesy of Chao Tse Ann & Partners and HBA