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    News bites – 20 Aug 2019

    Byron at Byron Resort and Spa snapped up by Crystalbrook Collection

    Just a few months after the luxury resort Byron at Byron Resort and Spa was listed for sale, Syrian billionaire Ghassan Aboud has secured the property, adding it to the Crystalbrook Collection family.

    The 92-suite resort, set amid 45-acres of subtropical rainforest on the outskirts of the NSW coastal town of Byron Bay, reportedly sold for a cool AU $41.7 million. The addition of Byron at Byron Resort and Spa brings Crystalbrook Collection’s Australian investments operating in Cairns, Port Douglas, Crystalbrook, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Sydney to AU$1 billion.

    As well as 92 luxuriously fitted suites, the beachfront resort features an infinity pool, day spa, tennis court and a one-hatted restaurant. A favourite among luxury travellers, the resort is in a prime location for nature walks and waterfalls, pristine beaches and the iconic town of Byron Bay.


    Image courtesy of Byron at Byron

    Seabourn Launches Luxury Private Air Charter

    Ultra-luxe cruise line, Seabourn, has announced the addition of a luxury, private air charter for exclusive transportation to and from ports, and for guests wishing to embark on mid-voyage excursions.

    The introduction of Seabourn Private Air has been designed for guests who enjoy luxury, privacy and convenience when they travel. Passengers can expect the highest level of service and amenities, including access to thousands of airports serving private aviation, WIFI capability, private valet service, catering options, amenities by Seabourn’s signature fragrance partner, Molton Brown, complimentary Montaudon champagne, and so much more.

    While there are other luxury cruise lines who have created a similar experience, Seabourn won’t be using a dedicated aircraft. Instead, Seabourn will utilise a global network of operators who adhere to strict international and U.S aviation standards. Based on this, Seabourn Private Air can offer a range of options for passengers and groups. The light charters can carry 5-8 passengers, mid-size 7-8 passengers, and heavy private jets 9-16 passengers. The charters are considered private, meaning the entire jet must be booked and not individual seats.


    Image courtesy of Seabourn Careers

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