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Tembo Beach Club & Resort, Thailand
Tembo Beach Club & Resort, a plantation-style resort, sits on Koh Samui’s Bangrak Beach on the island’s north coast. Life at Tembo (which means ‘elephant’ in Swahili) revolves around the pool, where guests can relax on the terrace or on the beach, or enjoy a cocktail at the swim-up bar. Beachside tapas and small bites are available throughout the day, complemented by a choice of cocktails and mocktails, wines and beers.
Tembo Restaurant features a Mediterranean and Asian-inspired menu, and also houses Journey, a 12-seat dining space slated to open in early 2022 that will feature a regularly changing menu of international dishes. The resort also has a deli, bakery, lifestyle boutique and a spa (opening soon). Guests can select from nine double bungalows (seven king-size beds and two twin-bed rooms) and a beachside villa, which has its own private garden. All rooms have balconies or terraces, internet-ready flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, Indian cotton bathrobes, safety boxes, jasmine-scented amenities, ceiling fans and air-conditioning.
Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands, Australia
Located on the Docklands waterfront in Melbourne, the Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands features 189 guestrooms, each fitted with a 55-inch LCD TV, work surface, walk-in shower, and bar fridge. The hotel is nestled within the retail, leisure and entertainment precinct, The District Docklands on Waterfront Way. Guests can pick from four F&B venues, including Archer’s, a restaurant serving Australian cuisine with fresh produce from local farms. Ada’s in the hotel lobby is a space where guests can work, socialise or relax with light snacks, soft drinks, and cocktails. Laneway café Corsia serves premium and locally roasted coffee from St Ali, and a European-inspired menu of light meals by day, switching to espresso martinis and local wines by night. Adjacent to the rooftop infinity pool, Sunset House is a bar looking out to sweeping views across Melbourne. The hotel also offers a fitness centre as well as five function and meeting spaces, with more than 371m² of event space available.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik; India
Nestled at the foothills of the Pandav Caves, just off Nashik Mumbai highway, Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Nashik is spread over 42,000m² and features 224 rooms, including 18 suites with private balconies. Guests can choose from five room categories including superior room with pool view, superior room with hill view, deluxe room, premium suite and deluxe suite. With over 5,000m² of event space, the hotel offers four indoor venues – Godavari Ballroom, Varuni, Tharuni and The Living Room – that can host up to 2,400 pax and three outdoor venues – Godavari Lawns, Varuni Terrace and Amphitheatre – which can host up to 2,500 pax. The hotel features four dining selections – The Smoked Vine, serving international cuisine; The Tuscan Room, inspired from Italy’s traditional culinary culture; Le Bistro, an Indo-Parisian eatery; and The Orient House, specialising in Chinese cuisine. Hotel amenities include a spa, 24-hour fitness centre, hair and beauty salon, an outdoor pool with a temperature-controlled jacuzzi, along with an ASB squash court and Pilates room.
The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin; China
The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Harbin marks the brand’s debut in the northeast China’s winter wonderland. Centrally located along the city’s Songhua River, the luxury hotel is integrated within an upscale mixed residential and retail development in one of Harbin’s tallest buildings. The hotel offers 368 guestrooms, including 31 suites.
Four F&B venues include all day-dining restaurant Manor 54 and Cantonese fine-dining restaurant King Wong Heen. The Lobby Lounge serves afternoon tea alongside a cookie bar trolley as well as handcrafted drip coffee exclusively available at the hotel. There are also two bars, including signature bar Flair, serving creative cocktails and boutique spirits paired with South-east Asian-inspired tapas. In addition to six treatment rooms, the Ritz-Carlton Spa also offers wellness areas such as steam rooms, saunas, a heated indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.
The hotel features a total of 3,500m² of event space, including a Grand Ballroom equipped with three build-in LED screens. On the 56th floor, the hotel’s Sky Gallery has four multi-functional meeting rooms for private events. For wedding ceremonies, the sunlit Chamber has river views and direct access to an outdoor lawn, together with two bridal rooms.