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