The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

A new apart­ment ho­tel has opened in Cape Town’s fash­ion­able Camps Bay; set back one block from the beach but with ocean views, South Beach fea­tures nine lux­ury, self­ca­ter­ing suites be­hind a Mi­ami art deco-style fa­cade, each claim­ing a well-equipped kitchen, satel­lite TV, free Wi-Fi and ac­cess to a gym, pool and concierge ser­vices • Swiss-Bel­ho­tel In­ter­na­tional has opened a 111-room ho­tel in Bali’s Petitenget; 35 per cent off room rates is avail­able be­tween July and Septem­ber • New York’s Plaza Ho­tel has un­veiled 29 newly ren­o­vated Legacy Suites; guests in these residential pads can take ad­van­tage of a spe­cial pack­age that cov­ers VIP air­port trans­fers, in­room re­fresh­ments, cock­tails in the Palm Court and beauty treat­ments • A $4 mil­lion makeover has trans­formed the Grand Mer­cure Pin­na­cle Val­ley in Vic­to­ria’s high coun­try into a swish alpine re­sort re­branded as Sebel Pin­na­cle Val­ley; an open­ing Ski & Stay pack­age (priced from $370 a per­son twin­share) in­cludes two nights with break­fasts and one-day Mt Buller re­sort en­try and ski hire • The best trop­i­cal re­sorts have yoga teach­ers and per­sonal train­ers, but now Six Senses Laamu in The Mal­dives has “sleep am­bas­sadors”; us­ing yoga tech­niques and breath­ing ex­er­cises, to­gether with op­ti­mal gue­stroom tem­per­a­ture and light­ing, the team is com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing guests en­joy a good night’s sleep.

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