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Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island's Southern Ocean Lodge Reopens After Multi-Million-Dollar Renovation
December 8, 2023

Southern Ocean Lodge reopens after the devastating 2019 fires that destroyed Kangaroo Island, with a multi-million dollar renovation. After a three-year journey of reconstruction following the 2019 Kangaroo Island bushfires, the highly awaited reopening of Southern Ocean Lodge has arrived. The flagship property of Baillie Lodges has been meticulously reconstructed in a A$55 million fit-out, […]

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Flying Sauces Restaurant at Soneva Fushi, led by resident chef Michael Wignall.
Michelin-Starred UK Chef to Headline Soneva Fushi's Maldives Zipline Restaurant
December 7, 2023

Chef Michael Wignall will make his way to Flying Sauces, the world's first zipline restaurant, for a Maldivian residency in February 2024. Soneva Fushi will soar to new heights early next year when renowned UK chef Michael Wignall brings the flavours of his Michelin-starred restaurant, The Angel at Hetton, to the private atoll. The new […]

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The Dock House, aboard Virgin Voyages' cruise ships, is just one reason why these adult-only itineraries are the perfect for first-time cruisers.
Why Virgin Voyages is the Perfect Trip for First-Time Cruisers 
December 4, 2023

Cabins fit for a rockstar, Mad Men-inspired martini bars and floating specialty restaurants with Michelin Star chef-curated menus: Virgin Voyages sails beyond the everyday to provide adults-only experiences that reimagine cruising as you know it. Departing all year round from Miami and seasonally from Barcelona, Athens, Sydney and Melbourne, each of Virgin Voyages four super […]

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Bali, one of the travel trend destinations for 2024.
These Are the Hottest Travel Trends of 2024
December 2, 2023

Our in-house experts and 4,000 Luxury Escapes members have spoken: these are the top destinations and trends emerging for the year ahead. Want to know where travel insiders are jetting off to in 2024? Luxury Escapes' annual Travel Trends report has landed. We asked 4,000 Luxury Escapes members, and our in-house experts, what 2024 holds […]

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Royal Caribbean's Icon of the Seas, the newly launched ship that is now the largest in the world.
Royal Caribbean Launches the World’s Largest Cruise Ship
November 30, 2023

Icon of the Seas officially joined Royal Caribbean's 28-ship fleet on Monday, taking the crown as the world's largest cruise ship. The world’s biggest cruise ship is now in the hands of her new owner, with Royal Caribbean International accepting delivery of 1,198 feet long, and 250,800 gross ton Icon of the Seas on November […]

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Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, a winner in the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2024
The Results Are In: Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence
November 27, 2023

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, AYANA Bali and LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives are among the winners of these prestigious travel awards. The winners have been announced for the 2024 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence, a globally recognised stamp of distinction from the publishing powerhouse behind Vogue, GQ and Condé Nast Traveller. Among the […]

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The StandardX, Melbourne Opening in Fitzroy in February 2024
November 24, 2023

There's nothing standard about the brand-new The StandardX. Opening in Melbourne's Fitzroy in February 2024, this hotel is the first of its kind in the world. Melbourne's hotel scene is set to welcome a cool newcomer in 2024 with the opening of The StandardX, the younger sibling of parent brand The Standard. The luxe latter […]

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Coming Soon: Sydney's First 25hours hotel to Open in Paddington
November 23, 2023

One of Sydney's leading property developers is bringing a fresh and vibrant hotel concept to the heart of Paddington. Central Element (CE) property development, in collaboration with Boston Global Group, is gearing up to break ground on Australia's first 25hours hotel, set to open its doors in December 2024. Situated in the heart of the […]

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Virgin Australia Launches Red Centre Route to Uluru 
November 23, 2023

Uluru is set for a tourism boost with Virgin Australia announcing two new direct services from Melbourne and Brisbane to be introduced in 2024.  Virgin Australia has announced its return to Uluru with two new nonstop services from Brisbane and Melbourne, allowing the carrier to connect the capital cities with the iconic Red Centre destination for […]

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Thailand Drops Visa Requirements for Indian Travellers for Six Months
November 10, 2023

Thailand grants visa-free entry for Indian travellers from November 10, 2023.  It’s time to pack your bags and set off for the Land of Smiles as Thailand has temporarily scrapped visa requirements for all Indian and Taiwanese travellers. For a six-month period from November 10, 2023, until May 10, 2024, this move to introduce visa-free […]

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Hot Off the Press: Dream by Luxury Escapes Issue 2 Out Now
November 2, 2023

Discover a better way to travel with the second print issue of Dream by Luxury Escapes on sale now. Pour yourself a cuppa, kick up your feet and flip through the glossy pages of the second issue of Dream by Luxury Escapes, where you’ll be transported to exciting destinations including the Maldives, Egypt, Hawaii, Malta […]

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Ultra Stylish $150m Boutique Melbourne Hotel in the Works
October 30, 2023

TFE Hotels has commenced construction on the luxurious Hannah St. Hotel, located on Melbourne’s Southbank.  Melbourne's hotel scene has a new kid on the block: the boutique Hannah St. Hotel.   The $150 million hotel will house 188 rooms across 10 levels of the gleaming 62-storey Queensbridge Building, a new residential tower near Melbourne’s Crown […]

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Wall Street Journal Asks: Could Adelaide be Australia's Coolest City?
October 28, 2023

The little-big city of Adelaide is gaining global attention. Move over, Melbourne and Sydney: ‘underrated’ Adelaide has been recognised by Wall Street Journal as possibly the coolest city in Australia. It’s hailed as ‘an almost utopian alternative to the typical urban sprawl’ thanks to its leafy parklands, surrounding Adelaide Hills and glistening beaches. Also commended […]

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Brand New Resort Alert: Introducing SO/ Maldives
October 26, 2023

The Accor-owned SO/ Hotels brand is set to bring its fashion-led flair to the Maldives for the first time ever this November. The Maldives is about to get a whole lot more glamorous with the grand opening of SO/ Maldives. Synonymous with art and fashion, the SO/ brand has previously collaborated with the likes of […]

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Norwegian Viva Makes a Splash – Meet the Newest Member of Norwegian Cruise Line's Fleet 
October 11, 2023

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has expanded its fleet to 19 ships with the delivery of Norwegian Viva – the second of six ships in the Prima Class set to debut through 2028, following Norwegian Prima’s 2022 launch.  Norwegian Viva has launched to great success, providing guests with elevated experiences – including more wide-open spaces, stunning design […]

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Silversea’s Silver Nova: A New Era in Luxury Cruising 
July 6, 2023

Discover Silver Nova – Silversea's newest jewel of luxury cruising – offering a groundbreaking asymmetric design that brings you closer to each destination.   Silversea’s newest and grandest offering, the magnificent Silver Nova, is now cruising: and offering unparalleled luxury. As the second ship in the groundbreaking Nova Class, Silver Nova offers a home-away-from-home for up […]

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