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asia New Asian Beauties If this were a beauty competition, it'd be hard to choose the most stunning out of these five knockouts. paloma villaverde de rico a maldives moment After hopping on a 55-minute flight from Male International Airport (MLE) to Kaadedhdhoo Airport (KDM) and then taking a 30-minute boat ride to a secluded island, your clients will arrive at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. At this beachfront property, which opened its doors in August, it's all about the sumptuous villa accommodations. Think outdoor rainshowers, private infinity pools, private lagoon or beach access, decks with hammocks and sunbeds, and garden areas, with varying in-villa amenities depending on which villa your client chooses. There are twenty-four 2,271-sq.-ft. Beach Pool Villas, seven 3,035-sq.-ft., 2-bedroom Pool Villas, twenty-one 2,422-sq.-ft. Ocean Pool Villas, and a 6,458-sq.-ft. Presidential Villa, as well as 1- and 2-bedroom Lagoon Pool Villas that can connect to create a 3-bedroom Family Villa. The allure of the stunning surroundings, however, will push guests to explore, whether it be to discover the sea life along the island's surrounding coral reefs set in the turquoise waters off the resort-the resort offers a dive center-or to spot turtles, eagle rays and dolphins. Of course, paradise is not complete without some time at the onsite Navasana Spa, offering treatments that incorporate green tea and coconut within five treatment rooms; there's also a hydrotherapy facility and relaxation lounges so guests can while away a leisurely afternoon. Villa accommodations are made for in-room dining-although there are two restaurants on site, as well as poolside dining-or guests can even dine on the beach. For most of December, February and March, rates start at $765 for a Beach Pool Villa; in January starting rates for this type of accommodation fluctuate from $765 to $1,156. postcard from bali Your clients will stumble into paradise when they book a stay at the 240-room Alila Seminyak, located on Bali's southwest coast and cocooned along the region's pristine beaches. Embraced by shimmering pools and vertical gardens, the resort, which opened this month, offers eight types of accommodations, ranging from the Superior Room to the 8,729-sq.-ft. Alila Penthouse. From the 3-bedroom penthouse's sundeck and spacious terrace, guests will get a bird's-eye view of the ocean and island. Within, guests will have access to a living room, a dining room, and a kitchen. That said, no matter which guestroom your client chooses they are sure to be knocked off their feet, because the contemporary decor is nothing short of stunning. The elite set will love that the resort is located on the trendy side of Seminyak, with its high-end designer boutiques, art and antique galleries, nightspots and chic cafes, and they'll love getting pampered at the onsite Spa Alila, "The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort is unique in the Maldives for two reasons. Firstly, it has the largest average villa sizes in the Maldives. Secondly, marine conservation and coral protection are at the heart of our activities. The Outrigger has a dedicated marine biologist who can join snorkel and scuba diving trips. She gives talks and presentations to guests. The coral and marine life at Konotta is among the best in the world." -Mark Simmons, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific, Outrigger Resorts 50 october 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend October 2015

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Starwood’s The Luxury Collection
Tour Talk: Defining Luxury
The Butler Did It
The BodyHoliday, Saint Lucia
Spa Wars
Raising the Bar in Mexico
Spa Treats
Chic Stays
Official Florida Travel Industry Education Program—Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Course
Stay Well at MGM Grand
Southbound, by Design
Speaking “Bespoke” in Europe
Indulgent Experiences
New Asian Beauties

Recommend October 2015