Let’s cel­e­brate

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

Land­mark year-long cel­e­bra­tions in­clude: the 50th an­niver­sary of The Man­darin Ori­en­tal in HongKong; and in Paris the cen­te­nary of the Plaza-Athe­nee, a mem­ber of the Dorch­ester Col­lec­tion. five-year ren­o­va­tion, this pop­u­lar hide­away for Hol­ly­wood direc­tors, di­vas and dilet­tantes is re­turn­ing with 92 metic­u­lously re­stored early-20th-cen­tury Cal­i­for­nian bun­ga­lows, a glam­orous swim­ming pool and spank­ing fresh Cal­i­for­nian cui­sine. (El­lie the ho­tel cow pro­vides clot­ted cream for af­ter­noon tea.) More: elen­canto.com. Re­gent Bali, Sa­nur: Open­ing in June on the beach­front at Sa­nur, the 95-suite Re­gent prom­ises low-key luxe and sand buck­ets of space. The re­sort sits amid 4ha of green­ery and com­mands a 200m sweep of beach, equipped with cabanas, loungers and even high-speed WiFi ac­cess. Fa­cil­i­ties in­clude an ocean­front 50m in­fin­ity lap pool, kids club and com­pli­men­tary air­port trans­fers in a lux­ury car. Pick of the suites is a two-bed­room beach­front villa with pri­vate pool, jacuzzi and steam room. More: re­gen­tho­tels.com. Co-con­tribut­ing ed­i­tor Chris­tine Mc­Cabe writes T&I’s on­line Ho­tel of the Week col­umn. More: theaus­tralian.com.au/travel.

above Banyan Tree Ker­ala

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