Summer travel guide: Three hotel experiences you must try
Como, Four Seasons, St. Regis
More than just offering palatial pads during your travels, luxury hotels are increasingly adding touches of culture and excitement. From a food haven in France and a pseudo arts museum in Singapore to a bird's eye-view of the natural wonders of Bhutan, these are the go-to hotels around the world for that value-added experience.
Como Uma Bhutan
Bhutan came into the spotlight last year when British royals Prince William and Kate Middleton visited the remote location. Now, travellers can also discover the kingdom in similar style, courtesy of an exclusive helicopter adventure organised by Como Hotels and Resorts. The luxury hospitality brand offers a six-night tour that traverses Bhutan's stunning natural landscape, from valleys and snow-capped mountains to rice fields and lakes. Guests will experience two of Como's finest abodes – Como Uma Paro and Como Uma Punakha –throughout the journey before indulging in a relaxing spa and yoga session at the end of the aerial travels.
For reservations, call +975 8 271597.
Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
The Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris' reputation as a premiere culinary address was further elevated after two of its gastronomic hotspots, Le George and L'Orangerie, which serves Mediterranean and French cuisines respectively, were awarded their first Michelin stars this year. With the iconic French fine dining restaurant Le Cinq also retaining its three star rating, the hotel became the first luxury hotel in Europe to house three Michelin-starred restaurants. Situated adjacent to the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the hotel is located within a building that was built in 1928 and that piece of history complements the gastronomic record that the hotel is now renowned for.
For reservations, call +33 495 270 00.
The St. Regis, Singapore
With an impressive arts collection, The St. Regis, Singapore – located near Singapore's famed Orchard Road shopping district – is a definite travel choice for art connoisseurs and aficionados. The eclectic mix of masterpieces include paintings and sculptures to prints and installations created by both local and international artists, new and old, including pieces by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Joan Miró. In addition, daily guided tours provide a deeper insight and appreciation for the artworks.
For reservations, call +65 6506 6888.