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January 2019 Issue

Dear Friends,

Wow, this New Year came fast. But we are ready and looking forward. And super excited about the many new - and newsworthy - offerings our hotel collection is offering this year. From new hotel openings to renovations and milestone celebrations. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and travel-filled 2019.

Warm Regards,
Jaj and Anthony

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BREAKFAST AND RELAX AT GIRAFFE MANOR

The Safari Collection: Giraffe Manor

First comes breakfast. Then it's relax with the giraffes. As The Safari Collection adds a swimming pool, spa, gym and day room to its famed Giraffe Manor. Completion is set for mid-2019.

The Safari Collection: Giraffe Manor
Nairobi, Kenya
Reservations: +254 731 914 732
info@thesafaricollection.com

ZANNIER TO OPEN NEW PROPERTY

Zannier Hotels: Omaanda

The exquisite Zannier Hotels - comprised of Phum Baitang, Cambodia; Le Chalet, France; 1898 The Post, Belgium and Omaanda, Namibia - is looking forward to a new property this year. Sonop, a tented camp, located in Namibia's southern desert, opens summer 2019. Can't wait.

Omaanda
Windhoek, Namibia
Reservations: +264 (0) 84 000 88 88
contact@zannier.com

EUSTATIA ISLAND BRIGHTER AND LIGHTER

Eustatia Island

Eustatia Island, post hurricane, is looking fresh. Houses have new glass doors and windows. And all-white interiors add to the light and airy feel. Kiteboarding is also back - with all new gear.

Eustatia Island
British Virgin Islands
Reservations: (646) 760-4340
stay@eustatia.com

FAMILIES TENT TOGETHER AT CLAYOQUOT

Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

New for Clayoquot Wilderness Resort's 2019 season. Family tents - two ensuite tents joined together - sleeping up to ten people. The new accommodations will be located on the hillside, in the rainforest. Sweet suite.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reservations: (888) 333-5405
info@wildretreat.com

BODYHOLIDAY'S NEW LOOK AND FEEL

Body Holiday

Refreshed guestrooms. A more modern-in-vibe TAO restaurant. An upgraded wellness center. A new sushi counter (at The Deli). And two new villas (Lara and Calypso). All part of the new look and feel unveiled this year at BodyHoliday. The resort is also working on a 'guest app' - allowing for greater personalization and customization. So great.

The BodyHoliday
St. Lucia
Reservations: (800) 544-2883
u.s.reservations@sunsweptresorts.com

GOLDEN DOOR CELEBRATES 60

Golden Door

Happy anniversary to Golden Door - celebrating its 60th - and already earning accolades for its colorful history. "Before there was SoulCycle and quickie Botox, there was Golden Door," writes The Hollywood Reporter. 'Original' Golden Door guests included Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland and both of the Gabor sisters - Zsa Zsa and Eva.

Golden Door
San Marcos, CA
Reservations: (866) 420-6414
reservations@goldendoor.com

LAKE KORA PET FRIENDLY

Lake Kora

As an exclusive rental, guests can bring their favorite canine to 'camp.' They just need to arrange in advance, book into one of the camp's dog-friendly cottages. And agree not to let Fido enter any other bedroom or sleep in any (human) beds. Doggy beds are provided. Cute.

Lake Kora
Adirondacks, New York
Reservations: +64 27 566 8776
reservations@lakekora.com

GOING TO THE CHAPEL AT LAYAN

Layan Residences by Anantara

Layan Residences by Anantara is welcoming the new year with weddings. Via it's new, open-air chapel. Positioned on Anantara's famous cliffside, the chapel offers stunning sea views and can accommodate up to 120 guests. Divine.

Layan Residences by Anantara
Phuket, Thailand
Reservations: +66 76 317 250
phuketlayan@anantara.com

COOL VIBES AT BALLYFIN

Ballyfin

After the beautiful - and hot - summer of 2018, Ballyfin is cooling things down. By adding air conditioning to bedrooms in the original part of the house. Great fun in a 200-year-old building.

Ballyfin
Co. Laois, Ireland
Reservations: +353 57 875 5866
info@ballyfin.com

THE GREENWICH ADDS NEW SUITE

Greenwich Hotel

Tribeca's most sought-after hotel - The Greenwich - is launching a new suite this year. The one-bedroom, two-bath suite will feature wood paneling, large dining areas, unique architectural details, and even saunas in both bathrooms. Wow.

The Greenwich Hotel
New York City, NY
Reservations: (212) 941-8900
reservations@thegreenwichhotel.com

VELAA REDESIGNS PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Velaa Private Island

NIKA, Velaa Private Island's ultra-private residence, has a new look and feel by world-famous Spanish interior designer, Patricia Urquiola. The two-story beach retreat accommodates up to ten guests - bringing the outside in. Can't wait to see.

Velaa Private Island
Maldives
Reservations: +960 6565 000
reservations@velaaisland.com

SHEEN FALLS LODGE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Sheen Falls

New owners. But the same fabulous management team, staff and experience. Purchased recently by two Singapore businessmen - both with strong Irish ties - it's business (and bookings) as usual. Expect a few new touches - namely a soft refurbishment of the rooms and lobby area.

Sheen Falls Lodge
Co. Kerry, Ireland
Reservations: +353 64 6641600
info@sheenfallslodge.ie

MONTEVERDI CELEBRATES BRUNELLO RELEASE

Monteverdi Tuscany

Every February, wine aficionados gather in Tuscany to celebrate the latest Brunello. For the first-time ever, Monteverdi is offering guests an exclusive itinerary - leading them on an educational journey through the creation of a Brunello. From harvesting to tasting and pairing. Sign us up.

Monteverdi Tuscany
Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Italy
Reservations: (866) 644-0787
travel@monteverdituscany.com

TIERRA ATACAMA IMMERSES INTO CULTURE

Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa

The land, the culture, the people of Atacama have always been the focus of Tierra Atacama. But now, via new cultural-style offerings - the hotel is doing even more to bring guests closer to the natives of Atacama, to learn about their history and day-to-day lives. Love.

Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Reservations: (800) 829-5325
info@tierraatacama.com

KATIKIES TO DEBUT NEW SANTORINI PROPERTY

Katikies Sun Rocks

This year, Katikies will welcome a new hotel - Katikies Garden, Santorini. Built in the old Venetian neighbourhood of Fira town - on the grounds of a former Catholic monastery - the hotel will feature 40 rooms and suites, private pools, and gardens of course.

Katikies Garden
Santorini, Greece
Reservations: +30 21089 94822
reservations@katikies.com

HOTEL LE TOINY'S NEW BEACH CLUB

Hotel Le Toiny

Everything - from décor to suites to cuisine - is new at Hotel Le Toiny this season. But one of the most talked-about features is the hotel's new Beach Club. And pool. Graceful. Sexy. And so chic. Love.

Hotel Le Toiny
St. Barthelemy
Reservations: (800) 680-0832
reservations@letoiny.com

COCONUT PART OF THE LAUCALA EXPERIENCE

Laucala Island

Laucala Island is covered in coconut groves. Which means the coconut is part of the daily experience. Its tree, as a source of shade; and its fruit, an ingredient for cocktails, culinary inspiration and homemade wellness products in the spa.

Laucala Island
Fiji
Reservations: +679 888 0077
reservations@laucala.com

HOTEL ESPRIT SAINT GERMAIN'S NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUITE

Esprit Germain

Paris isn't only for lovers. Hotel Esprit Saint Germain recently debuted a new suite (for four). Which, when joined with a superior room (for two), can accommodate a family of six. Fun way to explore Paris.

Hotel Esprit Saint Germain
Paris, France
Reservations: +33 1 5310 5555
contact@espritsaintgermain.com

NEW COTTAGES AT WHAREKAUHAU

Wharekauhau

Three cottages were recently added to Wharekauhau - along with the renovation of Hauora Spa. Which offers signature Manuka honey and sea salt body treatments. Ultimate relax.

Wharekauhau Country Estate
Wellington, New Zealand
Reservations: +64 6 307 7581
reservations@wharekauhau.co.nz

ANNANDALE SEA TO SEAL

Annandale

Expect to see seals. Annandale's gorgeous coast boasts seals sunbathing themselves. And is a playground of penguins and Hector dolphins. Perfect adventure during guests' stay.

Annandale
Akaroa, New Zealand
Reservations: +64 27 566 8776
reservations@annandale.com

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