Escape to these 4 luxury destinations for an unforgettable winter adventure

Hong Kong’s easing of quarantine rules has seen many residents planning their next trip. Whether city escapes or tropical resorts, here are a few options for your next holiday – just in time for World Tourism Day

Mountain Lodges of Nepal

New restaurant at MLN’s Phakding Lodge in Khumbu Region, Nepal. Photo: Sherpa Hospitality Group – Mountain Lodges of Nepal

Here comes a stylish new way to experience Nepal. Nepal’s legendary Sherpa Hospitality Group recently launched Mountain Lodges of Nepal (MLN) – a cluster of premium lodges offering spectacular treks along the Great Himalayan Trails. From exquisite dinners to one-of-a-kind mountain experiences, MLN offers much-needed comfort, warmth, and relief from dexterous climbs.

Phakding Lodge, with rocky chic exterior and room interiors, is situated along the idyllic Dudh Koshi river 8,533 feet above sea level. Guests can use the lodge’s rock-climbing facility and enjoy fresh seasonal produce from the property’s vegetable garden beforehand. The beautiful holiday abode allows guests to experience the Himalayas in the lap of luxury like never before.

The Lobby of Deboche Lodge. Photo: Sherpa Hospitality Group – Mountain Lodges of Nepal

Launching in the first quarter of 2023, a brand-new hotel in the Everest region, Deboche Lodge, will be showcased as a new destination for adventure seekers. Alongside these adventurous activities, MLN offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including helicopter rides for breakfast at Mount Everest and honey hunting on perilous cliffs.

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu – rooftop bar, restaurant and pool. Photo: Hyatt

Hyatt Centric’s first hotel in Southeast Asia, Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu delivers abundant natural beauty and indigenous cultures thanks to its prime downtown location. Set to open in October 2022, the hotel features a rooftop swimming pool as well as a restaurant and bar with South China Sea views.

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu – lobby. Photo: Hyatt

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma thoroughly brought contemporary design inspired by the natural forms of a tree. In line with travellers’ increasing desire to support local communities and visit authentic local diners, Sabah’s energetic and passionate team will guide guests through in-depth experiences of local cultures.

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Palace Hotel Tokyo

Photo: Palace Hotel Tokyo

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Palace Hotel Tokyo debuts six new premiere suites, adding to the property’s existing seven categories of suites. Each new suite features two separate balconies to dine al fresco with unobstructed views of Wadakura Fountain Park, which is famous for its unique nature and cherry blossom.

Photo: Palace Hotel Tokyo

Palace Hotel Tokyo is a perfect option for art enthusiasts too. Over 1,000 permanent artworks can be found throughout the hotel, with the grandest pieces hung on the walls and placed upon pedestals across the public spaces. It extends to the main lobby and reception. The property has ten restaurants and bars, including the Michelin-starred restaurant Amber Palace, serving the city’s finest Chinese cuisine.

Soneva Maldives

Soneva Fushi – 4 Bedroom Private Residence Villa 38. Photo: Soneva

There’s no doubt the Maldives is on the bucket list for many. Award-winning luxury resort Soneva Maldives unveils its family offering and kids’ zone. Inspired by the slow living philosophy of “no news, no shoes”, the resort encourages the family to discover nature and let their creativity and curiosity run wild among the property’s two majestic waterfalls, swimming pool, and music selection.

Soneva Fushi – Villa 15. Photo: Soneva Maldives

Set within a 5.6-kilometre lagoon of crystal-clear waters, Soneva invites travellers to explore the beauty of nature. This is one of the world’s lowest-density resorts that offer ocean views in all directions. Its iconic over-water residences and unparalleled access to water sports make the barefoot hideaway irresistible to adventure seekers.

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