Hotel Nikko Chengdu Yixin Lake to Open in October 2022

The first property of Okura Nikko Hotels to be inaugurated in Sichuan Province, aimed at further strengthening the company’s network of properties in China

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., announced that it will open Hotel Nikko Chengdu Yixin Lake in October 2022. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, is a new first-tier city in China and host to many of the world’s leading companies. The company has contracted with Aerotropolis City Development Group Co., Ltd. to manage the new property through its joint venture BTG Nikko International Hotel Management Co., Ltd.

Known as “the country of heaven and land of abundance“ since ancient times, Chengdu is famous for its mild climate and abundant food cultivation, making it a comfortable place to live. In recent years, it has been increasingly seen as the one of the most important cities in southwest China.

The hotel will be located in the Tianfu Yixin Lake development area in the Shuangliu district, about 20 km from the center of Chengdu. Part of an urban development project, the 8.4 square kilometer plot of land will be divided into four areas with residential, educational, medical, commercial, sports and office facilities surrounded by greenery and lakes. The hotel will be located in the business zone, a central feature of the development project. In the future, five subway lines are planned that will cross the development area, improving access to the city and the airport.

The new hotel will feature 303 guest rooms with a standard area of approximately 45 square meters, including suite rooms. In addition to Japanese and Chinese cuisine, all-day dining and a lobby bar lounge, there will be banquet halls, conference rooms, fitness facilities and an indoor swimming pool, supporting a wide range of business and local customer needs.

Toshihiro Ogita, President, Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., commented, “We are very pleased to be opening our first hotel in Sichuan Province, China. The new hotel is aimed at strengthening the company’s network of properties in China. We hope to further raise awareness of our Okura Nikko Hotels brand in China.

Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Hotel Okura, operates 78 properties (52 in Japan and 26 overseas) encompassing some 24,350 guest rooms (as of August 27, 2020) under three hotel groups: Okura Hotels & Resorts, Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City. Please visit


Beautiful and ephemeral dancing of goldfish.
Live performing arts of traditional Japanese dances.
Fine feeling of the nature of subtle season transition.

The dynamism of life inspires this museum,
fulfilling compellingly beautiful Japanese aesthetic.

Since putting myself in the world of Aquarium,I have met many fish in many countries. Because I have started my job from collecting marine fish from worldwide, I was attracted to the colorful beautiful fish which are natural grace of the sea.
Of course I still have this feeling but since I started my activity as ART AQUARIUM artist, I have been deeply attracted to the mysterious beauty and the look of natural simplicity Goldfish (Kingyo) has.

When I come up with an art which is completed by putting fish inside, I inevitably tend to choose goldfish.
The reason is probably because goldfish itself is an artwork created by human hand.
As a person creating art, I believe I am attracted to art.

When I hold an exhibition as ART AQUARIUM artist, I always make Japonism area and express Japan with my artwork using goldfish.
This is my attempt as Japanese and as sending new art from Japan to the world.
Thankfully, this Japonism artwork and space always get high reputations.
I am so delighted to be able to hold exhibition in various places with these artworks.
Through my Japanese like artwork, I am able to tell Japanese culture to many people.

I am producing the exhibition, always hoping that people will experience the Aquarium sublimating as art and feel the message put inside.
The ART AQUARIUM I create is fusion of product, space design, direction and ecosystem in the Aquarium tank.
Beyond the technology to catch people’s heart, there lies natural beauty this earth has created.
goldfish is created by human hands but there is no doubt that it is in the providence of nature.

I hope from the encounter with my artwork, people will be able to feel a “small notice”, wanting to protect beautiful thing.

Greeting from ART AQUARIUM Artist, Hidetomo KIMURA

Centara further expands international portfolio with three new hotels in Myanmar

Total number of properties in Myanmar increases to nine with agreements for hotels in Mandalay and Hpa-An.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, signs Hotel Management Agreements (HMAs) with three new hotels in Myanmar.

The HMAs cover management of three hotels developed by SL International Construction      Co., Ltd., including Centra by Centara Hotel Thiri Hpa-An, Hpa-An Hilltop Resort & Spa, and Centara Hotel Mandalay.

In the last 12 months, Centara has inked management deals for a total of nine Myanmar properties, including the latest signings with SL International Construction.

Established in 2019 as an office and residential construction firm, SL International Construction is headed up by a team of professional engineers and project managers committed to excellent building work completed to high international industry standards.

Opening first in 2021 is Centra by Centara Hotel Thiri Hpa-An, a 77-key hotel nestled against one of Hpa-An’s legendary karst mountains and featuring two F&B outlets, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, and meeting facilities.

The largest city of Kayin State, Hpa-An is a picturesque town known for its stunning limestone karst mountain scenery, emerald rice fields, tranquil lakes, and the fascinating Saddan Cave, filled with pagodas and Buddha statues. Travellers can reach Hpa-An overland from the western Thai city of Mae Sot, a journey now taking just three hours via the new road connecting Kawkareik to Myawaddy on the Myanmar side of the border. Opening in 2022 a short 20-minute away from Centra by Centara Hotel Thiri Hpa-An is Hpa-An Hilltop Resort & Spa, which will be managed under the Centara Boutique Collection brand of upper upscale and individual boutique hotels. The new-build resort will feature 60 guest rooms and bungalows, two F&B outlets, a spa, kid’s club, fitness centre with swimming pool, and a guest entertainment centre. A glass-bottomed skydeck will offer 360-degree views across the town’s unique natural landscape.

In 2024, Centara Hotel Mandalay will open as part of a mixed-use project which will also include a shopping mall, office and casino. The 200-room hotel will feature three restaurants, meeting facilities, fitness centre with swimming pool, and guest recreational facilities.

“As we continue to expand into exciting destinations such as Myanmar, a beautiful destination with great tourism potential, we look forward to showcasing our Thai hospitality and family values on a wider international stage. For this project, we are very happy to be working with SL International Construction, a partnership which I trust will contribute positively to the tourism of the country,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels and Resorts.

Centara has signed management deals with six hotels this year so far outside of Thailand, including the three Myanmar properties, as well as one in Oman, and two in Vietnam. The latest signings add 337 keys to the group’s portfolio now totalling 17,154 keys across 81 properties.

Since embarking on its journey of international expansion in 2009 with a debut overseas property in the Maldives, Centara has continued to strengthen its international presence. Almost 50 percent of Centara properties are now outside Thailand, the group’s country of origin, as they continue to grow into a truly global hospitality group.

For more information, please visit Centara’s website at

Million Stars Hotel

Want to experience luxury with a difference? Welcome to the Million Stars Hotel, the most exciting hotel you’ll find this summer! In around 50 “hotel rooms” dotted throughout Switzerland, guests experience nature in its purest form – and in an entirely exclusive location meant for two. The kinds of accommodation on offer are as varied as their locations. But what they all have in common is an unobstructed view of the starry night sky.

Where idyllic views bring dreams to life

Andronis Concept Wellness Resort welcomes you to a place of tantalising beauty and tranquility. The resort hotel is located in Imerovigli, a Santorinian gem on the island’s most romantic coast. The luxurious suites and amenities, Andronis personalised service and breathtaking sunset views all make for an unforgettable holiday.

The 28 pool suites and villas, most of which are built to capture the sunset over the Aegean towards the caldera, feature minimalist interiors that fuse traditional Santorinian style with bright, contemporary touches. The result is accommodation as sophisticated as it is warm and welcoming.

Private terraces and infinity pools provide the perfect haven for guests to enjoy the vast Aegean panorama as it opens out below them. The serenity of the scene, the elegance of the suites and the five-star service from our staff make Andronis Concept one of the best luxury hotels in Imerovigli,Santorini. 

Being intrigued by the charm of doing nothing, I realised that the time you enjoy wasting is the most creative part of your life.

At the Andronis Group, we are passionate about creating moments and memories that resonate long after they have passed. We achieve this by ensuring our guests truly enjoy the simple pleasures. We are always seeking to create something lasting and wonderful for our guests, which is why they also become friends, returning to visit us over the years.

Each hotel offers a different adventure. Our philosophy is to live the holiday experience in full, in every way, every moment of your stay.

Each year our hotels are renovated. We throw open the doors and start afresh. The charm and individuality of our hotels lies in our attention to detail, touches that connect the contemporary interiors with the island’s architecture and natural beauty. Our latest venture on Santorini’s most romantic, sunset coast, brings guests to the most sought-after part of the island.

Where eclecticism inspires the soul – ANDRONIS LUXURY SUITES

Santorini is an island blessed by the gods, a place where dreams come true. The island is the perfect destination when you are looking for more than just romance, luxury and beauty. Breathtaking scenery and unique culture add something truly memorable. A volcanic eruption thousands of years ago gave Santorini its distinctive crescent shape, which has entranced visitors and locals alike ever since. Unwind in the serenity of your suite, high on the crest of the cliffs with panoramic views of the shimmering sea.

Andronis Luxury Suites is renowned for its tranquility and unique sense of elegance. The 29 award-winning luxury suites and villas in Santorini are built in traditional style within the picturesque jigsaw of houses in Oia,Santorini. Private infinity pools, cave pools and heated Jacuzzis are the perfect places to relax and enjoy the deep blue Aegean and the volcanic caldera that frames the spectacular view. Relax and rejuvenate in the Mare Sanus Spa with its exclusive therapies before dinner in Andronis Luxury Suites’ Lycabettus, voted one of the most beautiful restaurant locations in the world.

Where the mere sense of living is divine – Andronis ARCADIA

Arcadia Hotel is the newest addition to the Andronis Exclusive family of five-star hotels, villas and honeymoon retreats on the idyllic island of Santorini.

Named after the mythical home of the god Pan, Arcadia was a place of natural harmony and pastoral enchantment. This earthly Arcadia is located on the fringe of picturesque Oia, an easy stroll from the village centre, but far enough away to ensure peace and privacy. The all-suite hotel offers guests the highest standards of comfort and elegant living space, in keeping with the Andronis Exclusive reputation for excellence and personal service. Every luxury suite in Oia has its own pool, situated to capture the magical views towards the Aegean sea and the island’s unforgettable sunsets.

Where the most desired expectations are exceeded – ANDRONIS BOUTIQUE HOTEL

A charming flight of stone steps is all that stands between you and your dream holiday. Carved into the dramatic crescent cliff of Santorini, the luxurious Andronis Boutique Hotel offers breathtaking views to the infinite blue of the Aegean from every suite. The raw power of the volcanic eruption that shaped Santorini thousands of years ago created an island steeped in history and culture, a place of romance and serenity that tempts you to unwind and revive in its warm embrace.

The hotel’s multi-level suites capture the hypnotic vistas out over the caldera and the picturesque white-washed houses of Oia. Private terraces with Jacuzzis tempt you to linger over the views, with every five-star comfort provided in the suite for a memorable stay. – making this lodging one of the best “Santorini Boutique Hotels“.

Soak up the hot Mediterranean sunshine, cool off in the hotel’s two pools and sample a refreshing cocktail as the stars come out.

Where moments unfold everlasting memories – ALTA MARA BY ANDRONIS

Once in a while we all deserve to be pampered with bespoke services and a little luxury living, to be lulled by the light breeze of the Aegean Sea and soothed under a Mediterranean sun. Alta Mare by Andronis, with its discreet luxury, traditional architecture and breathtaking views of the crescent island of Santorini, offers its guests the perfect haven to relax in, to find time to read, daydream and spend time with those they love.

The Alta Mare suites,one of the best luxury Oia Santorini hotels, are located in Oia (pronounced ee-ah), one of Santorini’s most picturesque towns in the north of the island. Famed as one of the most romantic destinations, Santorini offers far more than its spectacular sunsets and majestic scenery. Guests can explore its active volcano up close, sample traditional cuisine unique to the island, learn about one of the first civilisations in ancient Europe and dive in crystal-clear waters. Fall in love with Santorini in all its surprising, engaging and beautiful guises, knowing your luxurious and elegant Andronis suite awaits you.

Andronis Exclusive, Santorini, Athens / Greece

Andronis Luxury Suites, Oia, Santorini / Greece

Andronis Arcadia, Oia, Santorini / Greece

Andronis Boutique Hotel, Oia, Santorini / Greece

Andronis Concept Wellness Resort, Imerovigli, Santorini / Greece

Andronis Honeymoon, Thira, Santorini / Greece

Alta Mare by Andronis, Oia, Santorini / Greece


Rămâi în inima parcului cu demipensiune și trăiește o experiență exclusivistă cu natura sălbatică

Stați la imersiune cu demipensiune Inclus în sejurul dumneavoastră imersiv

  • Acces la parc, din ziua sosirii dumneavoastră până în ziua plecării
  • Imersiune în lumea „Ultima frontieră pe toată durata șederii tale
  • Manevrarea bagajelor la sosire
  • Parcarea rezervată pentru rezidenții hotelului
  • WIFI gratuit la dispoziția dvs. pe toată durata șederii
  • Mic dejun pentru toată familia (bufet american)
  • Masă de seară (cu excepția băuturilor) la Octopus, restaurantul The Paddling Bear (meniu à la carte sau bufet vegetarian)
  • Jocuri de masă disponibile (la cerere la recepția hotelului)
  • Cadou de bun venit în cazare

Cazări peste noapte în stațiunea Pairi Daiza

Cazările sunt situate în inima lumilor The Last Frontier și The Land of the Cold. Această lume este accesibilă oaspeților din stațiune 24 de ore pe zi. Oaspeții peste noapte au, de asemenea, acces la restul parcului cu o oră mai devreme.

Diferitele cazări peste noapte

Loja plină

O loja luxuriantă, caracteristică, cu o priveliște uluitoare asupra mamiferelor noastre mari (urși și lupi). Loja Full Moon poate găzdui până la 6 adulți, 1 copil și 1 copil.

Casa Ursului Polar

Omul a fost fascinat de această specie impresionantă de secole. Pairi Daiza vă oferă acum posibilitatea de a petrece noaptea în compania celui mai mare prădător de pământ din lume. Ce perspectivă preferi? Îți place să vezi urșii polari care se plimbă? Sau preferați să le vedeți înotând din camerele cu vedere sub apă?

Satul natal

Aceste case din lemn au fost concepute cu respect pentru tradițiile indiene și pot găzdui confortabil până la 6 adulți, 2 copii și 1 copil.

Casa Tigrului

Visezi o întâlnire strânsă cu cele mai mari feline de pe planeta noastră? Trăiește momente de neuitat cu aceste impresionante, dar, din păcate, și cu prădători pe cale de dispariție.

Casă de mușchi

Acest mamifer marin colosal este destul de impresionant. Din camerele noastre cu vedere subacvatică veți fi cufundat complet în biotopul lor.

Penguin House

Pinguinii sunt străini în familia mare de păsări. Floarea noastră mare de gheață va întâmpina diferite specii de pinguini. Există două tipuri de camere pentru a observa aceste animale vesele: camere cu vedere standard și camere cu vedere subacvatică.

Pairi Daiza – Domaine de Cambron – 7940 Brugelette – Belgia

9 of the Most INSTAGRAMMABLE Yoga Retreats

  • At the top of the table with more than 74,000 followers is the Six Sense Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles. However, it is one of the least tagged on Instagram
  • Amanpuri in Thailand is the fifth most followed but has the highest volume of hashtags with more than 15,470 tagged photos on Instagram
  • Song Saa Private Island had the lowest number of followers with just under 1,000 but has a high volume of hashtags with 3,604 guests posting about their stay

It’s no secret that we are all in need of a well-deserved break, especially after the last couple of months, and with all the new skills and hobbies we’ve picked up, a yoga retreat is the perfect getaway. 

It seems “Yoga Retreat” is proving a popular holiday choice around the globe with an overwhelming 1,400% search increase so far this year, as well as 52,500 average monthly searches.

Following this, wanted to look into some of the most popular and Instagrammable retreats around the world to visit to refill your feed with some beautiful #NoFilter hotspots.

Yoga RetreatLocationFollowersHashtagNumber of Hashtags
Six Senses Zil PasyonSeychelles  74,900#simplysixsenses1,469
Amanyara ResortTurks and Caicos59,000  #Amanyara  11,667
Sanará TulumMexico39,000#SanaraTulum4,409
Byron at ByronAustralia32,100#ByronatByron3,210
Amanpuri  Thailand29,200#Amanpuri15,470
COMO Shambhala EstateBali12,800#comoshambhalaestate2,996
Mii AmoMexico11,000#Miiamo2,988
Yoga Rosa RetreatIbiza3,854  #yogarosaretreats452
Song Saa Private IslandCambodia790#songsaaprivateisland3,604