1. SWING AND SPA WITH CONSTANCE
Unlimited complimentary green fees, a golf car, three specialised golf massages and daily complimentary lunch – it’s a golfing paradise at Constance Lemuria in the Seychelles. The specialised treatments available with the five-day “Luxury Golf Offer” include a pre-game massage at the beginning of the stay, focussed on the back and shoulders to help with your swing.
The performance massage is available to keep things flexible on day three, before the recovery massage at the end of the stay, aiding recovery after five consecutive days of play. Designed by Marc Antoine Ferry and Rodney Whright, the stunning course first saw the light in 2000 and features impeccable terraced greens and a “jaw dropping” 15th hole.
WHERE: Constance Lemuria, Praslin, Seychelles
PRICE: On request
AVAILABLE: Until November 30, 2018
2. BAD ‘RAGARTZ’ IMPRESSION
The Swiss Triennial Festival of Sculpture opened back in May, transforming Bad Ragaz into a honeypot for art-lovers, with 400 works created by 77 artists from 17 different countries being exhibited at the largest open-air sculpture show in Europe. Visitors can enjoy three days of art and wellness in a stunning outdoor setting, and pick up the exclusive Bad RagARTz catalogue featuring background stories on artists and their works.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz boasts a special offer that includes three nights’ stay with breakfast, access to the Thermal Spa and the legendary Helena pool throughout your stay, welcome drinks at the bar, daily four-course lunch and a farewell gift.
WHERE: Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
PRICE: From CHF 630 per night for a double room
AVAILABLE: Until November 4, 2018
3. BONDING IN BERLIN
Sometimes you have to get away to get closer – and with Hilton Berlin’s “Family Fun” package, you can save while you explore Berlin. The hotel pledges to make sure you and your kids have a great stay – including breakfast for four and free WiFi – so pack your bags and make the most of a summer getaway in Germany’s most vibrant and artistic city – a melting pot for culture, music and fashion.
The concierge team can also share tips on to help you plan a trip the whole family will love, including visits to Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Museum Island and more. And if you’re travelling as a couple or alone, there’s also a 25% summer discount, available until October 7 for Hilton Honors members.
WHERE: Hilton Berlin
PRICE: Via website
4. FAMILY GETAWAYS AT MARADIVA
Welcome to the only five-star luxury all-villa resort situated on the western coast of Mauritius where you can treat your family to a spacious and welcoming villa with its open private pool. The ‘Luxury Family Getaway’ at Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa includes either interconnected Luxury Suite Pool Villas or a two-bedroom Presidential Suite Pool Villa, ensuring a lavish experience whichever setup you prefer.
There’s free accommodation and meals for one baby and one child under 13, as well as complimentary access to the Kids Club with exclusive activities and babysitting services if required. With a prime location, famed for its dry and warm climate, the resort offers a long stretch of beach with views of the spectacular rock of Le Morne Mountain.
WHERE: Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius
PRICE: Via website
5. KING OF THE CASTLE IN IRELAND
Bring a touch of old-world charm to your travel plans with Lough Eske Castle. The restored Gaelic castle-hotel dates back to the 15th century carries a rich history, and today it delivers superior hospitality and modern comfort, with six guest rooms that range from courtyard rooms to the ultra-luxurious Presidential Suite. The castle has a number of lavish guest rooms, dining options and an excellent location for exploring the beauty of County Donegal.
Situated between Lough Eske and the Blue Stack Mountains, the hotel is an exhilarating destination for a holiday. Within reach of Glenveagh National Park and the International Appalachian Trail, it’s ideally located for walking, golf and even some surfing action.
WHERE: Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa
PRICE: From €179 per night
6. STAY AND SHOP IN STYLE
London’s summer sales are upon us and The Park Tower Knightsbridge is providing the perfect base for GCC residents to indulge in some tax-free retail therapy in the UK capital. What’s more, the Personal Butler service, complimentary with every suite, will ensure a shopping trip to remember with personalised itineraries arranged by concierge and bespoke services.
Dedicated fashionistas can shop at upscale boutiques or the famed Harvey Nichols department store for innovative European designers or explore the halls of Harrods with its panoply of luxury goods; both within a few minutes walking distance from the five-star property.
WHERE: The Park Tower Knightsbridge, A Luxury Collection Hotel, London
PRICE: Via website
7. BOOK THE BUTLER IN LONDON
You could soon be curling up with a good book at The Savoy thanks to the brand new Book Butler service, part of the hotel’s focus on reading, which also marks the property’s first ever literary ambassador, Damien Barr. The service is available for guests staying in a suite from September 2018 and guests can call upon their butler to cater for all their literary requests or gain useful insights into the latest books available.
All guests staying in the hotel will also have access to a revamped mini library, curated by the butler, containing all the latest reads alongside much-loved titles from book worm colleagues within the hotel – with in-room libraries also available for kids.
WHERE: The Savoy, London
PRICE: From $1,200 per night
AVAILABLE: From September 2018
8. HOT ACTION IN HONG KONG
Stone cold? More like stone hot. No stranger to innovative wellbeing treatments, Mandarin Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong presents the ultimate in relaxation as Hong Kong’s first hotel spa to offer Ganbanyoku hot stone therapy, with natural lava rock heated to over 44˚C. Incorporating the spa’s new feature is the launch of the spa programme called Eastern Experience. The treatment begins with a 30-minute Ganbanyoku hot stone therapy, followed by a choice of a sakura or yuzu-infused rinse.
Or simply enjoy the ultimate retreat with the Ganbanyoku Oasis room package, which includes accommodation in a City View Room, the three-hour Eastern Experience spa programme for two people, a 60-minute personal training session for two people at the Fitness Centre and daily breakfast at Clipper Lounge or Café Causette for two people.
WHERE: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
PRICE: From HKD 5,875 per room per night
AVAILABLE: Until September 30, 2018