Seven cool things that make Canberra’s Midnight Hotel very different

The Australian accommodation scene is one of the most sophisticated in the world, with a wealth of destination hotels – ranging from boutique to luxurious – to choose from. Late check-out – pfff, so 2019. To really make a mark in today’s hotel scene it takes incredible design, innovation and unexpected guest surprises. Canberra’s Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection has laid down its marker and here are seven of our favourite design tweaks and surprises to wow guests. You’ll find an abundance of considered design elements and unexpected surprises at Canberra’s Midnight Hotel. 1. Every room is an art gallery Each of the 199 guest rooms at Midnight Hotel comes complete with its own bespoke artwork, the creation of which was

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Top Resorts in the Maldives: Paradise-Island Getaway

  Private bungalows on the water. For many, the Maldives are at the top of the bucket list. Visiting these beautiful islands is an experience you’ll never forget, and they’re home to some of the top resorts in the world. We’ve selected our favorite resorts, and have pulled together some helpful information as you plan your trip to the Maldives. And one more tip: you’ll find links to resorts and travel services we recommend. If you make a purchase, we might make a commission. What Your Should Know About the Maldives First up, did you know that the Maldives consists of around 1,200 islands? About 100 of them have been turned into private beach resorts. This beautiful holiday destination is

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Moxy Austin-University Debuts for the Young-At-Heart Looking to Work Hard, Play Hard

Moxy Austin-University has officially opened its doors today as the first Moxy hotel to debut in Texas, tucked directly alongside the University of Texas at Austin campus. Owned by White Lodging and part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand, the new destination allows spirited ‘Fun Hunters’ to revel in the playground that consists of a hotel, cocktail bar and 24-hour taco counter buzzing with positive energy and creativity. The new playful Moxy hotel is designed for the young-at-heart who don’t want to be confined to a conventional hotel stay. Guests are given permission to break the rules and play on in a fun, vibrant setting featuring bustling indoor and outdoor social spaces, stylish and affordable guest rooms, and an

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Ithaafushi Private Island – New Maldives Getaway For Select Few

The start of 2021 has been positive. January witnessed the official opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – The Private Island, the largest private island in the Maldives and ultra-high-end luxury accommodation for the select few. The Maldives is home to some of the most exclusive island resorts globally, and South Male Atoll alone has a stable of 20 island resorts dotting the atoll’s edges. Ithaafushi – The Private Island is an easy stand out in a busy luxury destination like the Maldives. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi demonstrates that creature comforts always trump barefoot luxury. Essentially, the luxury factor eventually boils down to exceptional service levels that keep one loyal to the brand, the secret sauce for success in premium

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St Lucia Is Offering Major Discounts on Its Hotels and Attractions

Those looking to escape the winter have until the last day of the cold-weather season to book. Editor’s note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure. Image courtesy Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort St. Lucia is offering discounts up to 65% off for visitors looking to escape the winter weather. In a new promotion by the St. Lucia Tourism Authority — aptly titled, “It’s Time for St. Lucia” — travelers can find discounts and perks at hotels, resorts, and villas across the island for stays booked by March 20. More than 35 hotels and resorts,

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Swimming With Whale Sharks At Gaafu Alifu Atoll in Maldives

Maldives’ bright blue paradise islands with dreamy, crystal clear waters and oh so white sandy beaches are the ideal choice for our future holidays. The ‘one island one resort’ policy of the country coupled with intense safety measures will ensure the Maldives as a top destination for 2021-2. Apart from stylishly lounging in your private over-water villa to filling your Instagram feed with casual to sexy photo shoots, do spend the mornings and late evenings (when the Sun has its UV dosage set to low) snorkelling and swimming in the shallow lagoons with colourful fish for company. Beyond the reef, heading away from the drop-off and into the deep, the domain of the ocean’s gentle giants starts. Getting Near Whale

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10 cool places to stay in Finland

Finland is full of fun and fantastic places to stay, whether you’re looking for an upmarket design hotel or a simple cabin in the woods. We’ve trawled through a selection of treehouses, private islands and lakeside lodges – many with their own sauna, of course – and picked out our 10 favourite places to stay in Finland. Try a treehouse in the Arctic Circle These super-smart cabins in the woods have floor-to-ceiling windows with fantastic views over the forest. Near the town of Rovaniemi on the edge of the Arctic Circle, these comfortable elevated rooms have chic Finnish design and are close to all the festive action of Finland’s iconic Santa Claus village. Relax on a private island For a

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