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Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, Maldives
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is a private island retreat located in the picturesque Raa Atoll at the northern edge of the Maldives.
The all-pool-villa resort offers serenity and discovery in a relatively untouched corner of the archipelago renowned for its abundant marine life, and can be reached via a 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé.
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers 80 pool villas, all of which come with a private pool and sun deck where guests can bask in picture-perfect views and enjoy personalised service. The resort’s main facilities include the infinity pool, kids’ club, spa, restaurant and bar.
Guests can also explore a wide range of water activities and excursions organised through expert marine guides at the resort’s Water Sports and Dive Centre.
Mövenpick Hotel Auckland, New Zealand
Located in the heart-of-the-city with access to some of the best commercial, retail, dining and leisure attractions in Tāmaki Makaurau, Mövenpick Hotel Auckland is tipped to be a standout in New Zealand with amenities such as a Chocolate Hour, 24-hour Sundae Service, and signature restaurant and bar.
The hotel boasts 207 guestrooms and suites, on-site and virtual gyms, a signature restaurant and bar, a street-side café, a dedicated meeting and events conference room, valet parking and a library.
Chocolate lovers will delight at the daily Chocolate Hour – a decadent chocolate experience with live demonstrations every afternoon in the hotel lobby, or lounge in bed with the 24-hour Sundae Service available in-room. Kids are entitled to free ice cream for the duration of their stay, and guests will be offered energy shots blended with juice or yogurt and fresh fruit and vegetables at the breakfast counter.
Mercure Samui Chaweng Beach Tana, Thailand
Situated on the east coast of Koh Samui is Mercure Samui Chaweng Beach Tana, offering guests a stunning new beachfront experience.
The new extension of Mercure Samui Chaweng Beach Tana comprises 81 guestrooms and villas with direct access to the beach. There is a vast outdoor pool overlooking the ocean, and new dining experiences including a cosy beach bar, al-fresco rooftop bar, and an all-day dining restaurant, which serves up local and international menus.
The resort is five kilometres away from Samui International Airport, and nearby attractions such as Angthong National Marine Park, Pig Island, Big Buddha Temple, and the famous Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan.
Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central, New Zealand
Microtel by Wyndham Wellington Central is situated on Vivian Street, within walking distance to the city’s key attractions.
The 81-key hotel features key technology enhancements including the use of an interactive lobby and the ability to offer contactless arrival experiences through mobile check-in and keyless entry.
Travellers can spoil themselves with high street shopping and an array of dining options, as well as visit the nearby Wellington Museum for a taste of local culture and history or watch a live sporting match at the Wellington Sports Stadium.