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ROOMS TO MOVE

Bar­beryn Reef in Beruwala and Bar­beryn Beach in Weligama, mem­bers of the Bar­beryn Ayurveda Re­sorts col­lec­tion in Sri Lanka, re­port a sig­nif­i­cant rise in Aus­tralian guests; rooms from about $100 a day with in­di­vid­u­ally planned healthy meals. More: bar­beryn­re­sorts.com.

Bali’s Se­mara Re­sort & Spa Seminyak has an­nounced year-round flat rates from $US120 ($137) a night plus 15 per cent taxes for an ex­ec­u­tive room; the re­sort, which opened in 2012, is on Seminyak’s so-called golden strip near Ku De Ta. More: se­maraseminyak.com.

Dorch­ester Col­lec­tion mem­ber Le Richemond, be­side Lake Geneva, has re­launched its Ski Tea for the snow sea­son. Think: gruyere-flavoured scones, sand­wiches, mugs of hot choco­late, marsh­mal­low-filled co­conut snow­balls and choco­late fon­due; from CHF50 ($64) a per­son. More: dorch­ester­col­lec­tion.com.

BEST NEW BEDS

Out­rig­ger Mau­ri­tius Re­sort and Spa has just opened, with 181 gue­strooms, all fea­tur­ing sea views; it’s the first In­dian Ocean prop­erty for Out­rig­ger and its 45th prop­erty re­cently opened or un­der de­vel­op­ment in eight coun­tries.

Star­wood Ho­tels & Re­sorts World­wide has an­nounced the 32-storey, 246-room Four Points by Sher­a­ton Bris­bane will open on March 3; it will be the first in­ter­na­tion­ally branded new-build prop­erty to launch in the Queens­land cap­i­tal’s CBD in more than a decade.

FRHI Ho­tels & Re­sorts (par­ent com­pany of Raf­fles, Fair­mont and Swis­so­tel brands) will open seven prop­er­ties this year, in­clud­ing Swis­so­tel Sochi Kras­naya Polyana and Swis­so­tel Sochi Kamelia in the 2014 Win­ter Olympics host city, Fair­mont Riyadh in Saudi Ara­bia, Raf­fles Is­tan­bul and Raf­fles Jakarta.

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