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Jetwing Surf, Sri Lanka
The newest addition to the Jetwing family of hotels is tucked away at Pottuvil Point along the east coast of Sri Lanka. The property comprises 20 luxurious cabanas, all of which come equipped with modern amenities such as king-sized beds, Wi-Fi, an espresso machine, and a hot and cold indoor and outdoor shower. There is also an infinity pool by the sea, a pool bar and a restaurant.
Jetwing Surf also organises twice-daily boat safaris to the Pottuvil lagoon, and occasional visits to the Uraniya river, where wildlife can be found in abundance. For more wildlife experiences, located an hour’s drive from the property are the Kumana National Park and Gal Oya National Park.
Set on 150m of Pattaya’s Na Jomtien Beach is the recently-opened Mason, a five-star property offering only pool villas. There are 35 villas in total, across five categories from the lead-in 90m2 Garden Pool Villa to the two-bedroom, 180m2 Double Grand Pool Villa. Aside from in-villa pools, there are also two other swimming pools (one for the kids) alongside facilities such as three F&B venues, a spa, fitness studio, and a sun deck on the beach that can be accessed via a private beach entrance.
voco Kirkton Park Hunter Valley, Australia
The second voco-branded hotel in Australia has opened, following a rebranding of the 28ha Kirkton Park, one of Hunter Valley’s most prestigious estates. The hotel’s 70 rooms have undergone a voco refresh, including upgrades to luxury Aveda amenities, high speed Wi-Fi, and duvets made from recyclable plastics.
There are two F&B venues on-site – Locavore Dining and Epoche Lounge Bar provide lunch and dinner, while The Conservatory offers a high-tea experience overlooking the rose garden. Guests will also be able to enjoy other facilities including tennis courts, a billiards room, an indoor heated pool, sauna and spa, and gym.
Artotel Wahid Hasyim – Jakarta, Indonesia
The Indonesia-based Artotel Group has opened the Artotel Wahid Hasyim – Jakarta, its second property in the capital city. The hotel has 122 rooms starting from 20m2, all of which were decorated by five emerging local artists. Facilities include MeetSpace, an event space for up to 50 people; Artspace, an art gallery for the local artist community and a mandatory fixture at Artotel properties; and the 24-hour Bang Bang Restaurant & Bar.