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SUBAQUATIC ADVENTURES WITH CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI


If you’re into diving and snorkeling, you’ll love the place that I’m going to introduce today.

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Experience the mesmerizing underwater world with Cheval Blanc Randheli’s five star PADI Dive Centre by Dive Butler International, and its host of new dive experiences for winter 2014. Since opening in November 2013, the Maison’s dive team has been over-awed by the plethora of marine life teeming below the surface of the warm, azure waters of the Noonu Atoll.

 

Guests can enjoy underwater discovery at every level – from intrepid beginner to experienced diver – whether that is snorkelling amongst the Jackfish swirling in the shallows, spotting small Stingray in the sands under the Water Villas, or taking a journey further afield to the many nearby dive sites.

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The Maison’s location offers guests the chance to conveniently dive at multiple atolls – something rare in the Maldives. On Noonu Atoll alone, there are 30 known dive sites, all within a 40-minute boat ride from the beaches of Randheli, including the renowned Orimas Thila site (Shark Point in Dhivehi, the local language), where guests have been lucky enough to see four shark species in just one dive, including the endangered Guitar Shark and the Leopard Shark, rarely spotted in the Maldives.

 

Snorkelling excursions to Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll – a marine protected area which is one of the most reliable places in the world to see endangered species such as Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, between May and November each year – are also available to guests, whilst advanced divers may in turn experience the thrill of drift dives at nearby Lhaviyani Atoll.

 

Will it be your next travel destination? 

Visiting: Steigenberger Strandhotel in Zingst


 

My visit to Germany last summer was for a special occasion, it was to see my sister and her family of course and to be there for the baptism of my cute niece 🙂

For the baptism lunch, my sister and brother and law had chosen a special and dear place for them, the “Steigenberger Strandhotel” in Zingst.

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Zingst is a touristic city in Germany, on the shore of the Baltic sea. Tourists visit it during summer to enjoy the sandy beach where you can find a lot of surfers and surfing schools!

The 18 km-long wonderful sandy beach with its virtually untouched landscape and healing climate of the Fischland- Darß-Zingst Peninsula make it one of the most beautiful destinations at the Baltic Sea.

The baptism was on a hot sunny Sunday, after the church ceremony, we headed to “Steigenberger Strandhotel”.

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The welcome drinks were on the terrace, waiting for everyone to be there, then we moved inside to their fancy “Nautica” restaurant, where we enjoyed a large selection of culinary delights.

Market-fresh products from the region inspire their chef de cuisine at the “Nautica” restaurant every day to offer exquisite creations.

After lunch, everyone took a break to enjoy the lovely weather outside, relaxing by the pool or having a walk on the lovely sandy beach. It is only a few minutes on foot from the hotel to the fine sandy beach or to the picturesque center of the town.

Then it was desert time, we enjoyed a wide selection of delicious cakes, croissants and drinks.

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If you’re planning to visit Zingst during your summer vacation, “Steigenberger Strandhotel” is a place that you have to pass by, with family or friends, and enjoy a relaxing time.

 

Miss you mousey and see you soon :*

 

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, its EBACE at InterContinental Geneve


 

Enjoy all the comforts of the 5 Star InterContinental Geneve with the hotel’s very special rates during The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community, held in Geneva between May 20th  – May 22nd .

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Considered the most prestigious hotel in the city, InterContinental Geneve is ideally positioned in the heart of Geneva, only minutes away from the airport and a short distance from the magnificent Palexpo Exhibition Centre at which EBACE will be located.  Bringing together business leaders, government officials and aviation experts, EBACE sees a large influx of visitors seeking accommodation in the city.

With unsurpassed facilities including a spa, fitness & relaxation center, highly regarded cigar lounge, vintage cocktail bar and superb dining options, InterContinental Geneve is the place to stay during EBACE.

InterContinental Geneve is delighted to offer guests the perfect base from which to attend the event with the following special rates:

Diplomatic Residence, (CHF 4,500) per night 
Offering sweeping views of Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc mountains, the Diplomatic Residence couples the privacy and innovation of a home, with the exclusive and friendly services expected at a worldwide luxury hotel.

Panoramic Suite, (CHF 2,500) per night 
Unique in design and décor, the Panoramic Suites are spread over an expanse of 100 square metres.
The brainchild of Tony Chi, they feature a separate living room and dining area.

Executive Lake Geneva Suite, (CHF 1,500) per night 
The elegantly appointed Executive Lake Geneva Suite features well designed spaces with a separate living room and executive office designed by Toni Chi. All comforts offered within the suite are enhanced by a 180° view of Lake Geneva, the Mont-Blanc range and the city.

Special Added Value to the EBACE offer includes:

  • Early check-in facilities
  • Guaranteed late check-out at 4pm
  • Credit of $ 100 dollars per room per stay at the hotel’s dining venues and bars
  • Executive in-room amenities
  • VIP pick up from the airport

 

Enjoy your stay 🙂

Travel Destination: HYATT REGENCY PARIS ETOILE


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Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile – Breakfast Room

Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile, formerly the renowned Hotel Concorde La Fayette, stands as one of the most impressive properties in the city. The 4 star Hotel is located just minutes from both the Arc de Triomphe and the world-famous Champs Elysees, and within easy reach of the impressive La Defense complex. Offering so much more than a great location in this cosmopolitan city, the 34-storey hotel offers truly unique views over Paris, especially the Eiffel tower, from its 950 luxury rooms and suites.

 

From Saturday 21 June to 12 September, Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile will meet the expectations of its guests and allow them to discover all the wonders of Paris in the summer. The Eiffel Tower is not far away and still sparkles like magic and The Arc de Triomphe stands there as majestically as ever. Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile has 950 guest rooms and suites in its 34 floors and all boast spectacular views of the city. It is conveniently located, just minutes from L’Arc de Triomphe and the famous Champs Elysées.

Restaurant La Fayette offers great culinary discoveries with seasonal dishes and Bar La Fayette provides enjoyable breakfasts and other light meals.

A private lounge provides breakfast, afternoon tea and evening snacks. The gym is on the 34th floor and fitness-lovers will appreciate the unique views of Paris including Montmartre. Nearby the hotel, direct shuttle rides can be obtained to Roissy Airport

Gallery shops nearby allow visitors to shop away from the heat or inclement weather. Metro Line 1 serves areas where luxury shopping and well-known cultural sites can be found. For guests from the Middle East, everything is arranged to meet their expectations.

 Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile is the ideal starting point to explore the French capital.

SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVING IS EASY AT INTERCONTINENTAL GENÈVE


As the oppressive summer heat engulfs the region once more and the luxuries of an afternoon walk or morning swim at the beach have long been forgotten, a refreshing destination offering breathtaking views at every turn, an endless list of outdoor adventure and palate pleasing cuisine beckons. And what better place than the ‘city of peace’.

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Comfortably nestled between lake and mountain, Geneva lies on the cross-roads of Western Europe. Lovers of the finer things in life can relish in the city’s endless indulgent offerings. Its high-street shopping and reputation for its luxury watches are unrivaled throughout the continent whilst the warmth of the Genevan hospitality ensures travelers feel secure as they enjoy strolling by the jet d’eau, shopping bags in toe.

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Epicureans are in safe hands with the city hosting over six Michelin starred restaurants heralding a cosmopolitan mélange of both international and local chefs seeking to thrill the gastronomical elite. Your inner thrill seeker is encouraged to escape its comfort zone to experience the natural beauty and exhilaration from paragliding over the Jura mountain range to hiking the impenetrable Alps and mountain biking amongst some of the most scenic paths in the world.

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The five-star Inter Continental Genève is an oasis within this oasis, and summer holidaymakers can relax by one of the most sought after swimming pools in the city soaking up the European sun beside crystal waters while the dedicated team meets your every need. Guests can truly take indulgence to the next level at the Clarins Institut Spa which specializes in blending the art of aromatherapy and phytotherapy using treatments from Europe’s number one body care brand – a much needed reprieve after a day of hard shopping!

Inter Continental Genève guests enjoy the memorable views of the iconic Mont Blanc and Jura Mountain range, and its impressive rooms and suites exude the opulence that has become second nature to those from the Gulf.  For those seeking the epitome of luxury travel, the iconic Residences consisting of Diplomatic Residence, Presidential Residence and The Residence, cater to every guest’s wishes; The Residence, the most stately of the trio includes an East & West Wing, two master bedrooms, and nine additional light filled rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows including a grand salon, two hamams, a treatment room serviced by Clarins, private gym, grand dining room, library, gallery, private lift, a kitchen fully equipped with John Pawson Demeyere cookware, a bar adorned with accessories by Ralph Lauren and a twenty-four hour butler to ensure your every wish is fulfilled.

Summer Promotion
There’s never been a better occasion to experience a 5* City Resort now with Inter Continental Geneve’s Summer Promotion of 20% off all 56 exclusive Suites. Ten minutes away from the international airport and Lake Geneva, it’s the ideal family choice with various connecting rooms and suites, exciting entertainment offerings, Botanic gardens and a Kid’s Club operating from 11am to 8pm. Children under 12 years stay for free. During Ramadan exquisite dishes are prepared by their Lebanese Chef for Sohour and Iftar, while guests can enjoy at Shisha by the poolside. Unrivalled Arabic speaking staff are on hand, and a private butler on request for Residences reservations.

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