The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

Next month brings a lit­tle taste of France to the New Zealand cap­i­tal when the 129-room Sof­i­tel Welling­ton opens near the Botan­i­cal Gar­dens; open­ing rates from $NZ225 ($212) • In Au­gust a new health re­treat de­voted to the an­cient In­dian prac­tice of Ayurvedic heal­ing opens outside a small village near Bali’s Ubud; ONEWORLD Ayurveda fea­tures 12 gue­strooms, heal­ing cen­tre and a yoga pav­il­ion over­look­ing rice ter­races • As Kuala Lumpur en­joys a pre­mium ho­tel boom, YTL Hotels’ Ritz-Carl­ton has un­veiled a swish makeover cour­tesy of New York de­signer Alexan­dra Cham­pal­i­maud of all 364 gue­strooms and the ad­di­tion of a li­brary and patis­serie • Ten­nis buffs with £5000 ($9853) to spare can book a two-night Wim­ble­don pack­age at Lon­don’s land­mark Lanes­bor­ough and en­joy break­fast and a tour with for­mer champ Stan Smith, along with Wim­ble­don tick­ets and se­lected meals in-house • Book one of Far East Hos­pi­tal­ity’s 10 Sin­ga­pore hotels or ser­viced res­i­dences be­fore Christ­mas and re­ceive free break­fasts, Wi-Fi, 6pm check-out and free travel on buses and trains; prop­er­ties in­clude Oa­sia Ho­tel Novena, Far East Plaza Res­i­dences and Ren­dezvous Ho­tel.

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