GREAT LUXURY ESCAPES
Wine and recline: The Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park in Victoria is the base for an indulgent escape that includes wine-tasting at Shadowfax Winery, entry to the historic Werribee Mansion and accommodation in a Heritage Room with room-service breakfast before a late checkout. The $239-a-night, twin-share tariff represents a 40 per cent saving on the full rate. More: 1300 887 979 (quote ‘‘Winter Sleep- in Package’’); wotif. com/ hotelW77200. Style counsel: Deluxe digs, including an exclusive two-bedroom riverfront villa with private pool and deck, are available at the new Sala Lanna Chiang Mai, from just 2800 baht ($98) a room a night. The boutique property in northern Thailand offers in-room spa experiences, indoor and outdoor riverside dining, rooftop pool and sky bar with 360-degree views of the Ping River. More: salalanna.com. Groom service: The award-winning spa at Mandarin Oriental Paris has introduced Gentleman Essentials, a collection of men’s treatments using products from grooming specialist The Refinery by Aromatherapy Associates. Soothing eye treatments from
($ 128); facials and body treatments from j240; and fitness coaching with a personal trainer from More: mandarinoriental.com/paris. Culture club: Receive two tickets to the landmark Sydney Moderns exhibi- tion at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of a So Cultural package at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth between July 6 and October 7. The deal includes entry to the exhibition, which is devoted to Sydney’s modernist artists working between the two world wars, one night’s accommodation and full buffet breakfast for two. From $265 a couple. More: sofitelsydney.com.au. Well, well, well: Unwind and indulge in one of three signature wellness programs available at Alila Villas Soori on Bali’s west coast from September 17 to 23. One, three and five-day personalised programs are available, including spa treatments, yoga, private healing and cleansing sessions, breathing and meditation classes and healthy meals. From $US500 ($542) a person a day. More: alilahotels.com/soori. Lights fantastic: Take in the spectacular northern lights as part of an exclusive Follow the Lights tour of Norway and Finnish Lapland. The 14-day Bentours trip departs Bergen, Norway, on February 5 and includes a sevenday Hurtigruten voyage along the country’s dramatic fjords. Other highlights include a husky safari, an overnight stay in a heated glass igloo and a visit to Rovaniemi, which is one of the country’s best skiing spots. Packages from $4695 a person twin-share. More: bentours.com.au. High times: Treat yourself amid stylish surrounds in Melbourne with M Gallery Collection member Hotel Lindrum’s new high tea service, which includes delicate ribbon sandwiches, scones, petite pastries, macarons and cakes, plus a glass of Moet & Chandon on arrival. From $55 a person. More: hotellindrum.com.au. Va va vroom: Experience the thrill of driving a very fast sports car in Victoria’s Yarra Valley on a Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa Personalised Ferrari Event Package, available from September 14 to October 4 (see P6). There’s an opportunity to drive three models of the sports car, plus an overnight stay and three-course dinner for two. From $ 1990 a couple. More: balgownieestate.com.au.