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Published on Aug 14, 2017


An Extraordinary Wonderful Indonesia Bali Festival at Turi Beach Resort ...

The three days Bali Festival draw over than 400 international tourists from Singapore , Malaysia , Korea , China , Italy , England , France , Bangladesh, India ,and Philippines to stay and experience the festival to stay and experience the festival
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WESTIN’S WINNING STREAK

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Acknowledged with Five Prestigious Awards



Nusa Dua, Bali, August 2017… The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is proud to announce that it has added five new accolades to its growing collection.Heavenly Spa by Westin recently claimed Global Winner status in the Best Luxury Wellness Spa category for the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards.

This undertaking strives to recognize quality treatments and service excellence in today’s highly-competitive wellness industry. Simultaneously, in the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards, Prego was named a Regional Winner in the Luxury Family Restaurant category. As a signature eatery under the Westin brand, Prego continues to wow guests with its fun approach to authentic Italian dining.  Votes were garnered through various marketing platforms during the preliminary stages of the annual World Luxury Awards. The whole process was based on a number of factors such as brand, location, design, menu, service, facilities and guest satisfaction from online reviews.


The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali also accepted another highly-coveted award from leading Asia Pacific online publication, SmartTravelAsia.com, in their 2017 Best in Travel Poll. Achieving sixth place in the Top 25 Conference Hotels in Asia Pacific, the resort ranked significantly higher than previous years. Smart Travel Asia serves up professionally written independent reviews and insights that help discerning travelers make intelligent brand choices. This annual poll was driven by votes from readers who have substantial hands-on travel experience.


Last but not least, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali was received international 5-star standard status for quality and luxury in the International Hotel Awards 2017 and at the same time, the Resort has also been awarded as Best Large Hotel Indonesia  year 2017-2018. This global competition has headquarters in London and aims to identify outstanding hotels in various regions around the world.



All of the above achievements reinforce The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali’s position as a leading business and leisure destination that appeals to a wide audience of seasoned travelers.


For more information, please visit the website www.westin.com/bali or follow the resort’s social media channels Facebook www.facebook.com/westinbali and  www.instagram.com/westinbali.

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HIRSCH BEDNER ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEW DIVISION: HBA RESORT


New Indonesia-based Office Integrates Interior Design, Architecture and Landscape Services to Deliver Global Bespoke Resort Hospitality Design


BALI, INDONESIA (August 9, 2017) – Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), the world’s leading hospitality interior design firm, continues to be on the forefront of the growing hotel industry with the launch of the firm’s seventh subdivision, HBA Resort (HBAResort.com). The new design division will specialize in creating bespoke, luxury resort properties globally with its flagship office based out of Bali, Indonesia, a hub for Southeast Asia’s flourishing resort community. The design team will draw inspiration from Bali’s enchanting locale working with local artisans and craftsman for indigenous and authentic design projects to create the world’s most treasured resorts.

“For more than 50 years, HBA has been the creative force behind some of the world’s most exceptional resorts within the most exclusive destinations. With more owners and operators seeking out these types of bespoke properties, we responded to the overwhelming demand and reflected the need for increased specialization in hospitality design by delivering individualized, tailored design for each resort,” said HBA CO-CEO Ian Carr. “Our unrivaled capability to offer our clients a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all their design needs from a resort capital such as Bali has HBA Resort poised to be the leader in its industry and we look forward to introducing yet another thriving division from the HBA family.”

HBA’s portfolio already includes an award-wining selection of resort properties, including the Four Seasons Seychelles, Park Hyatt Maldives, Jumeirah Maldives and Eagle Island Botswana. HBA Resort has already begun work on Anzara Nusa Lembongan in Bali, Intercontinental Hotel Bali and New World Grand Bali Resort.

The new division will be spearheaded by HBA Principal David Haughton, who has resided and designed in Bali for the past 25 years. Haughton is responsible for leading both HBA Resort offices in Indonesia in Bali and Jakarta. “Resort tourism has grown organically over the past 30 years to become more bespoke and personalized for the guest over time. Gone are the days of generic hotels made to fit all guests – today, we create narrative-driven hotels that speak to each hotel’s distinct and discerning visitor by creating an experience through tailor-made design,” said Haughton. “As an artist myself, I have always taken a very hands-on approach to my designs and in working with our clients, I believe it’s what helps us design to each region and market, and create an imaginative new product each time.”

HBA Resort stands apart for its ability to deliver full service resort projects with a hands-on approach – from boutique to comprehensive, large scale mixed-use developments with complete turn-key services backed by 51 years of HBA’s expertise. The new office offers a cohesive service from feasibility master planning packages through room and villa design, hospitality and procurement disciplines. Located in the design base of Bali, surrounded and inspired by the pure artisanal spirit of tropical island life, the design team has direct and exclusive access to the region’s talented artisans specializing in metalwork, stonework, carving and other lost arts that are only found in this region.

HBA Resort’s Bali office utilizes a holistic combination of interior design, architecture, landscape, lighting and art – drawing upon the exploration and skills of HBA’s worldwide network of design studios. The team’s environment is their ethos: whether in reference to an island, desert, volcanic mountain or tropical jungle setting, Bali’s enchantment inspires a unique approach to luxury hospitality.

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About Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)
World-renowned as the “Number One Hospitality Design Firm” by INTERIOR DESIGN, Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), HBA creates the signature looks of today’s luxury brands and unveils the world’s most anticipated hotels, resorts, spas, casinos, restaurants, cruise ships, independent contemporary boutique hotels and world-class residences. Leading the hotel design industry since 1965, HBA remains keenly attuned to the pulse of changing industry trends governed by today’s sophisticated traveler. The company′s international presence, depth of experience, and detailed industry knowledge enables them to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations, and influence design standards at a global level. HBA′s ultimate objective is to add value, raise standards and enhance the brand of a project’s owner and operator.

From continent to continent, each HBA interior is the result of a unique and sensitive response to location, architecture, and client vision. With more than 1,700 designers around the globe in 26 offices in nearly every major city, HBA is a true global company. HBA′s international presence, combined with its extensive knowledge of the interior design industry, has facilitated the ability to rewrite the language of design with each new project. In the past six years, the firm has launched six new design divisions, including Illuminate, Studio HBA, Canvas Art Consultants, HBA Architecture, HBA Graphics and HBA Residential.

HBA has been honored by Hospitality Design's Platinum Circle Visionary Award and HD Awards, Boutique Design's Gold Key Awards, MEIDA 2017 Awards, China Starlight Awards, China Golden Pillow Awards, and Best D.E.S.I.G.N. Hotel Awards, to name a few. www.hba.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.  
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10th August 2017 – Spend the day exploring the Lao jungle beside baby elephant, Kit, and his mother, Tongkhun, and aunt, Mahn. After laboring in logging camps their entire lives, these gentle giants now spend their days splashing in the water, sauntering through the jungle, and nibbling to their heart’s content on the jungle greenery and treats guests can harvest specially for them.

Amantaka exclusively collaborates with MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary and Tours, an organisation focused on the care and comfort of the Laotian elephants, providing the animals with best medical care and practicing a non-riding policy for the gentle giants. MandaLao uses only positive reinforcement training, pioneered by their elephant master, Prasop Tipprasert.

In addition to an interactive day with Kit and his family, guests will enjoy a visit to the seldom seen Tad Kuang Song waterfall and ethnic Khmu village of Ban Hua Tad. MandaLao is committed to ensuring the protection of both rescued elephants and of the local Lao communities. In joining this experience, guests will not only support these efforts but embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Departing Amantaka at 7:45am, guests will be begin their half-day tour with a drive to the village of Xieng Lom, where the MandaLao camp is located. Along the way, the driver will stop at a local fruit market so guests can hand-select several delicious elephant treats. Upon arrival, the designated guide will provide guests with an overview of elephant behavior, the MandaLao training techniques with baby Kit, and how best to interact with him, his mom and aunt.

A quick boat ride across the Nam Khan River will deliver guests to the eagerly awaiting elephants. During the initial meeting, guests are encouraged to interact with and feed them — a sure-fire way to ensure instant friendship. Trying to sneak your treat past Tongkhun and give it to Kit can often be a challenge!

The spa excursion involves using traditional brushes and soaps collected in the jungle are used to scrub down and rinse the elephants before beginning the therapeutic two-hour trek. Guests can also join in and help the elephants in the bathing process and delight in their pure enjoyment of being in the river.

After crossing through a stretch of traditional Lao gardens guests will arrive at the jungle-covered Huay Nok stream. As they walk alongside the elephants and crisscross through the cool water, guests will experience a profound sense of understanding, respect and caring for these amazing animals.  Additionally, the guide will illustrate to guests how MandaLao training techniques differ from traditional methods and how guests are supporting baby Kit’s development.

Before Kit, Tongkhun and Mahn head back to join their elephant family, guests will have some time to bid farewell to their new friends. Hugs and pats, a last treat, and some final pictures are welcome. Guests will then continue the trek to the tranquil Tad Kuang Song waterfall.

The calming experience will see guests enjoying in a beautiful ‘sala’, designed by Amantaka with traditional Lao snacks served.

After a bit of meditation time by the water, guests will take a short walk up to an ethnic Khmu Ban Hua Tad village. The Khmu comprise one of three major ethnic groups in Laos and traditionally live and farm in moderate to high elevations. The villagers are very welcoming and the guide is able to assist with translation for any questions.

Guests will then begin their trek back to the MandaLao camp, enjoying the scenery and varied environments and agricultural lands on the way. At MandaLao, guests will enjoy a fresh Laotian meal made with the camp’s organically grown produce. Guests are also encouraged to stroll through the organic gardens before returning to Amantaka.

ABOUT AMAN
Aman was founded in 1988 with the vision of building a collection of intimate retreats with the unassuming, warm hospitality of a gracious private residence. The first, Amanpuri in Phuket, Thailand, introduced the concept, and since then, Aman has grown to encompass 31 hotels and resorts located in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the Turks & Caicos Islands, the USA, and Vietnam.

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Lifestyle Public Relations Consultancy Middleton, Manning & Company launches Indonesia-based PR Company, Portfolio Indonesia by Middleton, Manning & Company





Indonesia, August 2017 – Global PR Consultancy Middleton, Manning & Company has launched a specialised Indonesia-based PR company. Portfolio Indonesia by Middleton, Manning & Company is an Indonesia-based public relations consultancy specialising in a niche client base, comprised of the world’s leading lifestyle, restaurant, architectural, wellness and travel brands. With partner companies based in Australia and Singapore, MM&Co has a specialist media team representing clients in Australia, South East Asia and China. Portfolio Indonesia by MM&Co will service local and global clients throughout Indonesia from offices based in Jakarta and Bali.



Recent high profile projects in Indonesia vary from the launch of the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta and Capital Place, owned by The Rajawali Group, to the launch of iconic Australian Restaurateur, Maurice Terzini’s first Asia based-restaurant in Bali, Da Maria.

“Indonesia has grown into a highly sophisticated market and the world is taking notice,” said Co-Owner and General Manager of Media, Hevie Arnada. 

“Every year we are seeing more and more of the world’s global brands launching here and we felt strongly that there was the need for a specialist Indonesian Public Relations company to partner with these clients to communicate their brands effectively and successfully in this highly specialised market. Working in both Indonesian and English languages Portfolio Indonesia is able to provide a unique partnership for our tailored client list and maximise their reach within Indonesia and beyond.

We believe Indonesia is amongst the most creative and comprehensive media markets in the world and is also home to some of the world’s greatest lifestyle and luxury offerings. We are very proud to be Indonesian owned and the future for the luxury, property development, real estate, restaurant, wellness and travel industries is so bright in Indonesia. We look forward to sharing these stories throughout our country, the region and the world.”
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Paris, July 27, 2017

A good Internet connection + my bed + me, myself & I = could this be the equation for the perfect 2017 vacation? July and August are two long-awaited months that signal the arrival of the long summer break and usually a time when you want to be close to family and friends or, in contrast, meet new people.





This summer AccorHotels.com is doing its vacation homework, assisted by the research institute GFK*, and is trying to find out who your ideal travel companion would be...
Is it necessarily the one we immediately think of? The results aren’t always as expected, depending on age and country of origin…



What if the ideal travel companion was simply the one that enabled us to stay connected with others?

A good, free internet connection is what 47% of people surveyed chose as what they missed the most when far from home! This is especially true in the 18-24 age bracket, with 54%, vs. 40% of people aged 50 to 65.

Preferred travel companions obviously remain spouses, children and friends. But 19% of travelers nevertheless consider their favorite travel companion to be none other than themselves! For example, 25% of Germans, Americans and Indians surveyed said they prefer to go away on their own. Me, my Internet connection and nothing else? Once again, the generation gap is significant with a higher number of young travelers aged 18 to 24 preferring to enjoy their own company when away.
Meanwhile, colleagues and bosses only found favor with Chinese travelers, 40 and 48% of which were open to going on vacation with their boss or colleagues respectively.

Last but not least, 38% of respondents also said that their bed and pillows are what they miss the most when they’re away, which was almost as many as those who said they missed friends and family the most (40%).

You will find details of these key figures in the graphics attached to this email.

*Online study conducted by AccorHotels.com, assisted by the research institute © GfK 2017 with 5,939 men and women aged between 18 and 65 who have spent at least one night in a paying establishment (hotel, guesthouse, Bed & Breakfast, etc.) over the past 12 months. Study conducted between April 27 and May 11, 2017 in France, the UK, Germany, USA, UAE, Argentina, Brazil, China, India and Australia).

ABOUT ACCORHOTELS
The AccorHotels Group is a global leader in travel and lifestyle, and a pioneer in digital technology, offering unique experiences in more than 4,100 hotels, resorts and residences, and in more than 3,000 outstanding private residences worldwide. With its dual expertise as an investor and operator, through its HotelInvest and HotelServices divisions, AccorHotels operates in 95 countries. Its portfolio includes internationally renowned luxury brands such as Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO Sofitel, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel, the mid-range boutique hotel brands 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio, and very popular budget brands such as JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget, as well as the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative services to travelers, throughout their entire journey, notably through the recent acquisition of John Paul, the leading concierge service worldwide.
Boasting an unrivalled range of brands and a rich history dating back some five decades, AccorHotels has a global team of more than 250,000 committed women and men investing all their energy into making “Feel Welcome” resonate as the finest hotel promise. Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels. 
AccorHotels plays an active role in the local communities where it operates and is actively involved in promoting sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program bringing together employees, clients and partners in order to ensure sustainable growth.
Accor SA shares are listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (ISIN: FR0000120404) and traded in the United States on the OTC market (Ticker: ACRFY).

For further information or to make a reservation, please visit accorhotels.group or accorhotels.com. or join and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


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New in Dubai What to expect in the second half of 2017

J AKARTA, 28 July 2017 – Dubai’s new openings in the first half of 2017 have added a host of great experiences across art, culture, entertainment and family fun to the city’s already packed proposition – and there’s plenty more to look forward to in the second half of the year. Is it time to plan for a holiday? Read on for our top picks to be the first to experience the new in Dubai!

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel is set to be the first holistic wellbeing resort in the Middle East, and will offer an enchanting, immersive travel experience. Located on the East Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, just 30 minutes’ drive from Dubai’s two international airports, the beachfront resort will feature 255 rooms and suites, an executive lounge, a variety of dining venues and the first Rayya Wellness Centre that will offer 360-degree wellness solutions.
Expected opening: August 2017.


Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai

Located in the city’s vibrant Downtown area, the Renaissance Downtown is set to offer captivating views of the city skyline from its location beside the newly developed Dubai Water Canal, within walking distance of the Burj Khalifa. Guests will be able to embark on a culinary journey to enliven their taste buds at onsite restaurants Morimoto Dubai, Bleu Blanc and Basta! by David Myers. The hotel promises warm, personalised service, coupled with striking contemporary guestrooms with a modern Arabic twist, as well as a sensational Six Senses Spa.
Expected opening: August 2017.
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Bulgari Hotel

Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, this expansive resort – set to be the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property – will be located on the exclusive Jumeirah Bay Island, off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Road. Sculpted in the shape of a titanic seahorse, the luxury marine 1.7 million square ft. complex will be framed by lush landscaped gardens and feature 100 rooms and suites, 20 residential villas and a marina, all accompanied by a full range of luxury amenities.
Expected opening: Q4 2017.


WHERE TO DINE?

STK
The UAE’s very first STK venue is scheduled to open at the recently launched Rixos Premium Dubai hotel located in JBR, and will offer a modern and upscale twist on the American steakhouse concept combining culinary excellence, a modern ambiance and a chic décor. The menu at STK JBR The Walk will include STK staples loved the world over, as well as new offerings that are perfect for the beachfront location.
Expected opening: August 2017.

WHAT TO EXPERIENCE?

Dubai Frame

With two 150m-tall towers connected by a 93m bridge at the top, the Dubai Frame is an imposing
architectural landmark that aims to connect the city’s past, present and future. The structure’s bridge
serves as an observation deck providing uninterrupted views of Old Dubai to the north and New Dubai to the south. Visitors will begin their journey learning about the history of Dubai in the Past Gallery, then move on to augmented reality-activated screens on the Sky deck level that showcase present-day Dubai, before walking through a specially designed ‘vortex tunnel’ to a virtual metropolis representing the future of Dubai.
Expected opening: October 2017

The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue extension

The Fashion Avenue of The Dubai Mall will add new and personalised flagship stores of the world’s most renowned brands, with the first phase of the expansion adding 1 million square ft. of new space. Shoppers will be able to stroll along foliage-rich walkways and browse premium stores, as well as enjoy a wide new range of F&B additions along Burj Lake and overlooking The Dubai Fountain. Expected opening: December 2017.

About Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)

With the ultimate vision of positioning Dubai as the world’s leading tourism destination and commercial hub, Dubai Tourism’s mission is to increase the awareness of Dubai among global audiences and to attract tourists and inward investment into the emirate. Dubai Tourism is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector. It markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector, and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the Dubai Tourism portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai
Events and Promotions Establishment).

For more information, please visit www.visitdubai.com