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Ahu Bay, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
Beach house Ahu Bay in Ahungalla is perched on Ahungalla Point between two secluded bays on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka.
The property is made up of a collection of four suites and three three-bedroom beach villas, available either on a rent-by-the-room or exclusive use basis.
It features beach cabanas, a spa, an infinity swimming pool, and an all-day dining venue serving Sri Lankan and international favourites fare.
Dusit Thani Kyoto, Japan
Dusit Thani Kyoto is a new luxury hotel in Kyoto’s Hanganji Monzen-machi district, just 850m from major transportation hub Kyoto Station.
The hotel boasts 147 guestrooms, F&B, event spaces for up to 240 guests, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, and wellness centre.
Guests can also arrange with the hotel for excursions to nearby attractions such as Nishi Honganji and Toji temples (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites), as well as other popular destinations and hidden gems throughout the city.
Hotel Nikko Changshu, China
Hotel Nikko Changshu is located at the heart of the Changshu National New & High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, is easily accessible via local highway infrastructure.
The new hotel boasts 288 guestrooms and suites, as well as 197 serviced apartments. Facilities comprise a lobby lounge, an all-day dining outlet, Chinese restaurant, gym, indoor swimming pool, Japanese hot tub, kids’ playroom, game rooms, event venues, and an outdoor roof garden connecting the hotel’s serviced apartments with its public areas.
Just a 25-minute drive from Changshu railway station and a 30-minute drive to downtown Suzhou, attractions nearby include Kuncheng Lake and scenic parks such as Shanghu, Shajiabang and Yushan.
Mercure Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
The 150-key Mercure Pangkalan Bun is located a 15-minute drive away from Iskandar Airport in Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia.
The property features an all-day dining restaurant, lobby lounge, bar, gym, spa, salon, swimming pool, and a pillar-less ballroom.
Nearby is the Tanjung Puting National Park which is recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – the park is an important conservation area for orangutans worldwide.