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Away Chiang Mai Thapae Receives Gold Medal by Green Hotels; serves as affirmation of our eco-friendly practices

Away Chiang Mai Thapae has been honored with a Gold medal by Green Hotel as part of their distinguished Green Hotel Initiative. This accolade serves as a powerful affirmation of our steadfast commitment to Eco Friendly practices. It’s worth mentioning that we stand among an exclusive group of just 24 hotels in Thailand to earn this recognition. Our resort has set a new standard in Sustainable Hospitality, thanks in large part to our comprehensive waste management system that prioritizes recycling and reusing materials. A heartfelt thank-you goes out to our incredible team, led by Katerawee Thepprachum, whose relentless focus on quality and sustainability has been key to achieving this milestone. We are also excited to spotlight our Moreganic Restaurant, a haven for vegan cuisine that aligns perfectly with our sustainability ethos. In addition, our detox bar features a handpicked selection of healthful beverages, crafted with both flavor and environmental responsibility in mind. These offerings enable our guests to indulge in luxury while also playing an active role in our Green initiatives. This award is part of the ‘Environmentally Friendly Hotel (Green Hotel)’ project, initiated by the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion.

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Espire Hospitality Group’s ZANA launches forest retreat ‘ZANA Forest Resort, Ranthambore’

Espire Hospitality Group unveils its new resort, ‘ZANA Forest Resort, Ranthambore’, located close to the Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve, home to the magnificent Bengal tiger. It is the group’s second resort under their newest brand, ‘ZANA – Luxury Escapes’ that launched in September last year. Located at a 3 hours drive from Delhi NCR and just 1 km from the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station, ‘ZANA Forest Resort, Ranthambore’ is the ultimate destination to experience unhindered opulence and a deep connection with nature.  The newly unveiled resort is a tasteful amalgamation of traditional architecture and modern aesthetic, a contemporary take to immerse travellers in the local beauty and distinct character of the destination. Featuring 20 tastefully designed cottages and rooms that merge effortlessly into the lush surroundings, the resort offers a variety of exclusive activities like golf putting, tennis court, badminton court, velcro football, football billiards, karaoke, movie under the stars, yoga, cycling and much more, perfect for the much desired break. The all-day multi-cuisine diner ‘Mayfair’ is a place to sit back and relish an unmatched menu that is nourishing and delectable. The outdoor dining spaces on the other hand, are simply picture-perfect and best suited for magical dining experiences.   Akhil Arora, Chief Executive Officer, Espire Hospitality Group, said,  “We are extremely thrilled to add this ultimate forest resort that offers stunning accommodation and exclusive offerings. In line with the ZANA philosophy, we have created experiences that are new to the Indian hospitality landscape and will give our guests many stories to tell and reasons to return. This launch marks a significant milestone for our ZANA portfolio’s expansion and will be followed by two more openings in Kasauli and Rishikesh …

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Elevating wellness with the elegance of Thai Silk at Amari Raaya Maldives

The newly opened exquisite resort, Amari Raaya Maldives, operated by ONYX Hospitality Group, a reputable force in Southeast Asia’s hospitality industry with over five decades of hospitality management experience that delivers unparalleled experiences in a dynamic and competitive market, meeting the ever-evolving demands of travelers, is celebrating the launch of its very first maai spa, which opened on August 1, 2023. To mark this occasion, the resort is offering an exclusive holistic wellness package titled ‘Reconnect Mind, Body, and Soul.’ This package is designed to support the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of guests while igniting creativity through a series of thoughtfully tailored experiences. The exclusive wellness package starts with daily sunrise or sunset yoga and healthy smoothies at the much-loved Amaya Food Gallery. Included in the package is a private dinner at watch tower, one of the remnants of Seb’s castaway story that is converted to a private dining and star gazing venue. The private watch tower dinner will serve nutritionally balanced wholesome meal including vegan option by the resort’s renowned chefs. Guests will also receive a 120-minute signature massage at maai spa, using the signature algae massage oil; that detoxifies, nourishes and releases muscle tension and a mini revitalization facial for softer and smoother skin. Guests are also invited to explore their creativity side by taking a private art therapy session at the resort’s art zone and complete the pot pourri of wellness experiences by enjoying a USD 20 resort credit at UNO Salon that caters to luxury beauty services at Amari Raaya Maldives. Reconnect Mind, Body and Soul starts with USD 882++ per villa per night for 03 nights stay at our cosy villas together with special …

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We plan to double our presence in India with 150 new hotels and resorts by 2025: Saxena

Zubin Saxena, Managing Director & Area Senior Vice President – South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group said, “By 2025, we aim to double our presence in the country with the addition of approximately 150 hotels and resorts. We have signed our first Radisson Collection property in Hyderabad, set to be operational by 2026. We also have 12 hotels in the pipeline across India, including cities like Raipur, Jamshedpur, Vadodara, and Chandrapur.”

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Great Plains’ Sitatunga Private Island opens in Botswana

Great Plains, the iconic eco-tourism company, has opened Sitatunga Private Island, a water-based Réserve-Collection Safari Camp in the upper reaches of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Built on a raised, wrap-around railway sleeper private deck, Sitatunga Private Island can accommodate a maximum of four adults in two separate and stunning private suites. The spacious double-bedroom Sitatunga Private Island Suite hosts four adults or a family of two adults and up to three children, offering a total footprint of approximately 607m2. Sitatunga Private Island can host up to eight guests in total sharing the two suites and the two-bedroom Sitatunga Private Island Suite. Constructed almost entirely of recycled materials, breathing new life into old treasures, the new camp offers discerning explorers a ‘slow safari’ experience that is as sustainable as it is luxurious. Each of the two guest suites, as well as the 2-bedroomed Sitatunga Private Island Suite comes complete with an indoor lounge, gorgeously appointed bathrooms with baths and separate showers, a private deck with outdoor lounging and seating areas as well as a private pool with expansive views over the lagoon that stretches in front of the camp itself. Sitatunga Private Island will provide guests with the most authentic ‘Robinson Crusoe’-inspired experience and a refuge for the soul in the Okavango Delta. Dereck Joubert, CEO of Great Plains, says, “Sitatunga Private Island is unlike any other Great Plains property, pushing the eco-design boundary in a remote region in Botswana whilst also offering the highest level of hospitality and accommodation. It is also one of the few locations in the world where one can still see sitatunga, the rare aquatic antelope, from camp and by boat, which is the main activity here in …

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