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Exciting new hotel openings for 2010

8th March 2010 Print
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

With travellers always on the look out to be the first to experience a new hotel or resort, specialist tour operator Tailor Made Travel have added three new properties to their extensive portfolio for Spring 2010.

QUAY WEST RESORT & SPA NOOSA, AUSTRALIA - Scheduled to Open 18 March 2010

Situated on Queensland’s aptly named ‘Sunshine Coast’, Noosa has long been a favourite with holidaymakers, including the likes of Richard Branston, who have been lured by the picturesque waterways and pristine beaches. Hidden away just 3 minutes drive from the exclusive area of Hastings Street, with chic cafés, galleries, boutique shopping and Noosa's famous beach, Quay West Resort & Spa Noosa overlooks the tranquil waters of Noosa Sound and nine hectares of a protected conservation sanctuary. With a choice of fully self contained spacious and luxuriously appointed studios and 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments each with their own private furnished courtyard or balcony; world class leisure facilities including a luxurious Day Spa, gymnasium and lagoon styled swimming pool; riverside restaurants and cocktail bar, it makes a perfect escape for couples and families alike.

Book a 3 night stay with Tailor Made Travel in Studio Guestrooms from £109/person/night (based on twin share) and receive Full Buffet Breakfast daily for free.

Five facts about Noosa:

1. Sun, Surf & Sand - Noosa's Main Beach is one of the only North facing beaches in Australia and is safe for swimming all year round.
2. Shop til you drop – Noosa is well-known for it’s shopping with everything from designer boutiques and galleries to lively market stalls.
3. For the Kids - the Sunshine Coast offers a huge and varied amount of activities for children. Visit Australia Zoo, ride the Big Kart Track, enjoy the thrills of Aussie World or explore the deep sea at Underwater World.
4. Whale Watching - From August to November each year, Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast are one of Australia’s most popular destinations for whale watching.
5. Fraser Island - Only a day trip away from Noosa and stretching over 123 kilometres along the southern coast of Queensland, World Heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and is famous for its wildlife including Dingo, Sand Monitors, Swamp Wallaby, Small Eared Mountain Possum, Sugar Glider and prolific bird population.

SINALEI REEF RESORT & SPA, SAMOA - Scheduled to reopen on 1 April 2010

In the aftermath of the tsunami, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa had to close their doors to rebuild this stunning South Pacific hideaway on the exotic palm-fringed Southern shores of Upolu Island. Reopening with 27 luxuriously appointed fales (suites) surrounded by lush tropical garden, the resort epitomises the true spirit of Samoa and its culture offering warm friendly hospitality and authentically crafted surrounds. Blessed with exquisite soft white sand, inviting turquoise waters and luscious green rainforests, days can be dreamily spent lounging on the beach or by the pool, snorkelling through schools of colourful fish, exploring local villages, walking in the nearby National Park or indulging in the oceanside spa to the gentle lap of water and a warming sea breeze.

Tailor Made Travel is offering a 'Welcome Back to Sinalei' 8 night holiday from £1378/person including 8 nights B&B (4 nights free) in a Garden View Fale, return economy class airfares ex London to Samoa flying with Air New Zealand, non motorised water sports equipment/activities (snorkelling gear, kayaks), golf green fees and return resort transfers. Must be booked by 31 March 2010. Valid for travel between 01 April 2010 - 15 June 2010.

HANGAROA ECO VILLAGE & SPA, EASTER ISLAND, CHILE - Scheduled to open 30 April 2010

Regarded as the most isolated inhabited place on Earth, Easter Island has long captivated passing travellers and explorers over the centuries with its mysterious huge moai (stone carvings) that adorn this remote outcrop.

Paying respect to its ancient history and culture, Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa is a cutting edge tourism model that has been designed in homage to the village of Orongo, a ceremonial place on Rapa Nui, whose remains are still visible on the western summit of the Rano Kau Volcano. With sublime ocean views, the resort has been harmonically interwoven into the landscape with the use of local materials such as cypress logs, clay and volcanic rock. Inspired by the shape of caves and imbued with smooth, insular and organic shapes, each of the 75 rooms feature a handmade couch bed, handmade clay bath, shower, phone, music system, internet connection, handmade desk, safe-deposit box, mini-bar and a private terrace with an ocean view. Set within spacious native gardens overlooking the immense ocean and striking Polynesian landscape, the resort will also have the Mana Vai Spa, an inhouse museum describing the Rapa Nui inhabitants’ history and view of the universe, an artisanal workshop, restaurant and bar, terrace, pool and cinema.

In line with the property’s emphasis on environmental sustainability, Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa will be equipped with the latest technology including the installation of Trigen micro turbines for power efficiency—the first of their kind in Chile; an electrosmog protection system that will reduce magnetic fields that alter the natural immune system; water saving equipment; optimised natural lighting and an LED system for maximum energy saving.

Tailor Made Travel offer Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa from £208/person/night based on twin share with breakfast and airport transfers. All-inclusive from £346/person based on twin share with airport transfers and daily excursions.

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Quay West & Spa Noose Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa