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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

Open­ing next month the Ulu Cliff­house at Uluwatu on Bali’s Bukit penin­sula is a re­sort and beach club perched 35m above the sea, com­plete with record­ing stu­dio, art gallery and res­i­dent surf­board maker • A eco re­treat only ac­ces­si­ble by sea­plane opens in a pris­tine ar­chi­pel­ago in the heart of the In­done­sian Anam­bas later this month; Bawah Is­land fea­tures 13 beaches, 35 suites and over­wa­ter bun­ga­lows, day spa and a tree­top restau­rant and li­brary; full board from $US1960 ($2584) a cou­ple a night • Bev­erly Hills, Los An­ge­les, wel­comes a new lux­ury ho­tel to a neigh­bour­hood al­ready sat­u­rated with five-star of­fer­ings; the 12-storey Wal­dorf As­to­ria Bev­erly Hills lies at the in­ter­sec­tion of Wil­shire and Santa Mon­ica boule­vards and fea­tures 170 gue­strooms, each with a bal­cony or ter­race • Shinta Mani Ho­tels will open two lux­ury ho­tels in Cam­bo­dia in col­lab­o­ra­tion with ac­claimed re­sort de­signer and ar­chi­tect Bill Bens­ley; the 10-villa Shinta Mani Angkor de­buts at Siem Reap this Novem­ber fol­lowed by an up­scale, tented camp late next year in a re­mote wilder­ness area two hours by road from Ph­nom Penh • W Ho­tels has opened on Shang­hai’s North Bund with most of the 374 gue­strooms and suites of­fer­ing great views across the Huangpu River; its five restau­rants and bars in­clude a 1920s-style speakeasy.

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