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Travel News: Ta’aktana Is Labuan Bajo’s Newest Gem, and Much More

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From a new property by Marriott International that overlooks the shimmering Flores Sea of Indonesia, to a series of immersive, multi-sensory dining experiences by private jet operator, TCS World Travel, check out our full curation of exciting developments in the realm of luxury travel this month.

Coastal Paradise: Indonesia Welcomes Ta’aktana, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo

Marriott International has announced the opening of Ta’aktana, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo. Surrounded by lush greenery, this waterfront resort – which overlooks the glistening Flores Sea of Indonesia – serves as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo National Park. Ta’aktana spans 16 hectares and offers 70 guestrooms, including 45 suites and 25 villas, seven of which sit over the water and boast spacious layouts and natural wood finishes inspired by the lifestyle of Indonesian sea nomads.

Guests can discover the region’s rich culinary traditions across several dining outlets: Leros serves dishes influenced by Indonesia’s vast archipelago; Umasa for Indonesian fare dished up family-style; Taba for grilled specialties; Nera Lounge for tapas and sunset views; and Maiga!, a vibrant bar with panoramic sea vistas. The resort also features a fitness centre and Di’a Spa, designed to emulate the mystical caves of Labuan Bajo, providing a tranquil retreat for rejuvenation and reconnecting with Mother Nature.

Immersive Adventures: TCS World Travel Curates New Dining Experiences

Private jet operator TCS World Travel has unveiled a series of immersive, multi-sensory dining experiences as part of their upcoming fall journeys. These include lunch within an interactive art installation on Bolivia’s salt flats, a dinner aboard a private train journeying through Peru’s Sacred Valley in Machu Picchu, and an enchanting evening under the stars on a camel polo field in Jaipur, India.

Nature’s Serenity: Marasca Samui is Chaweng Beach’s Newest Addition

Marasca Hotels & Resorts, founders of luxury glamping resort Marasca Khao Yai, have now unveiled Marasca Samui, located on Chaweng Beach. As Thailand’s first FitWel Design Certified hotel with LEED Certification in progress, the property puts a focus on promoting sustainability and guest well-being. It consists of 62 rooms and several intimate spaces designed for guests to rediscover themselves amidst the island’s serene beauty, including Spa by Marasca for authentic Thai wellness treatments, an outdoor pool, Cabanas Koh Samui beach club for vibrant dining experiences, and Hideout, for complimentary refreshments.

Timeless Design: Rimowa Original Suitcase in Emerald

Since its inception, the Rimowa Original suitcase has been a trusted companion for discerning travellers, celebrated for its iconic design and impeccable craftsmanship. Over time, it has been introduced in a range of colours. Now, the collection has introduced a striking new addition: Emerald. Designed by artist Jean-Jacques Balzac, Emerald draws inspiration from the vivid green tones of the gemstone as well as futuristic architecture. This new colour option is available in three sizes – Cabin, Check-In L, and Trunk Plus

Prestige Travel Diary

“Bhutan has long been a dream destination for me. During my trip, I called the Le Méridien Thimpu home, a hotel nestled in the vibrant capital city. At the top of my must-do list was the challenging hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, which I wanted to undertake while I still had the physical capacity. Some other standout moments included exploring Gangtey Valley, discovering local treasures at the Paro weekend market, and the Dochu La Mountain Pass, which offered incredible photo opportunities.”

-Ratt Maneeratana, MD, Profounder Solutions Co Ltd

The information in this article is accurate as of the date of publication.

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