Great ex­pec­ta­tions

With Afini, trav­el­ling the world has never been eas­ier or more mem­o­rable.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Luxe Travel - By Char­maine Tai

Wouldn’t it be great if you were guar­an­teed stays at the world’s top ho­tels and re­sorts? In­tro­duc­ing Afini, a mem­ber­sonly lux­ury desti­na­tion club. Upon pay­ing a one-time ini­ti­a­tion fee, mem­bers are ush­ered into a world of multi-mil­lion- dol­lar prop­er­ties, where they may book un­lim­ited stays through­out the year.

Apart from Afini’s part­ner­ships with five-star ho­tels, it also boasts a set of Sig­na­ture Res­i­dences, each out­fit­ted to re­flect its brand­ing.

Light­house res­i­dence in Galle, Sri Lanka sparks a colo­nial charm with cu­rated an­tiques dec­o­rat­ing the three en suite bed­rooms and out­door liv­ing and din­ing ar­eas. In Niseko, Ja­pan, Machiya of­fers tra­di­tional Ja­panese de­sign steeped in mod­ern com­forts. This prop­erty is best suited for snow­board­ers and skiers, who’ll re­ceive com­pli­men­tary passes to the 1,308m Mount An­nupuri. For some­thing a lit­tle more mod­ern, look to the six- bed­room Amanzi in Phuket, Thai­land. Its con­tem­po­rary and min­i­mal­ist de­sign is com­ple­mented by glass-to-ceil­ing win­dows and seam­less out­door-to-in­door liv­ing ar­eas. To c om­mem­o­rate i ts l aunch, A fini is of­fer­ing a lim­ited num­ber of founder mem­ber­ships at a re­duced ini­ti­a­tion fee. www.afini.com ≠

Machiya is a tra­di­tional Ja­panese ar­chi­tec­tural style that is marked by slid­ing screens and wooden lat­tice fa­cades, with the Niseko ver­sion hav­ing mod­ern in­te­ri­ors.

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