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    News bites – 27 Jan 2020

    Opening of a New Exclusive Parisian Mansion by The Collection

    Image courtesy of Hôtel Particulier Villeroy

    Setting a new standard of luxury and service in the French capital, The Collection has opened an exclusive Parisian hotel. Featuring a small selection of contemporary and elegant guest apartments, suites and rooms,  Hôtel Particulier Villeroy is the very definition of French chic. Located among the world’s most renowned luxury fashion and jewelry houses on Rue Jean Goujon in Paris’ eighth arrondissement, Hôtel Particulier Villeroy is housed in what was once a private mansion which dates back to 1908.

    The newly opened boutique hotel offers guests an exclusive and refined experience. Centred around an internal atrium, there are two spacious Apartments, two Grand Premier Suites, three Premier Suites and four Premier Rooms. Each one features bespoke furniture made by Italian furniture brand Promemoria, handmade Vispring beds, Rivolta Carmignani Italian linen, and duvets and pillows from French brand Drouault.

    Apartment L’Empyrée (meaning the highest point of Paradise) is the Penthouse suite at the Hôtel Particulier Villeroy, with 110 square metres of pure luxury. It features a king-sized bed, marble bathroom, large living space with open-plan kitchen, dining room and living room with a stunning Calacatta marble fireplace. Guests seeking privacy and space can interconnect the entire third floor of the hotel by joining the Empyrée Apartment with Premier Suite Céleste and Ardor Premier Bedroom.

    The design and decor of Hôtel Particulier Villeroy isn’t the only luxury show-stopper here: a team of highly experienced butlers who act as personal assistants and concierges offer guests an unprecedented level of service.

    For a discreet and prestigious stay, The Collection’s Hôtel Particulier Villeroy offers elegance and joie de vivre in the heart of Paris.

    Jungle Bubble Elephant Experience Launches in Thailand

    Image courtesy of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, Thailand

    Guests of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort now have the chance to get up-close-and-personal with rehabilitated elephants. While staying in specially designed transparent Jungle Bubbles, guests will be able to spend the night observing Thailand’s elephants in their natural habitat.

    Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort sits on 160 acres of Northern Thailand’s jungle region. Guests won’t just experience the majesty of the elephants here: the unique position of the resort also offers views over Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

    Ananatara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort collaborates with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF), with a shared goal of helping elephants affected by abuse to be rehabilitated. Although guests can experience the elephants, all activities have been designed to allow the elephant caretakers to raise the funds they need to look after the elephants without forcing the elephants into activities they might not enjoy. Essentially, the elephant comes first.

    In helping to raise the funds necessary to protect and care for the elephants’ safety, Ananatara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort have two Jungle Bubbles, which were custom designed by Eye In The Sky. Constructed with high-tech polyester fabric using Precontraint Serge Ferrari technology, they allow guests to enjoy an immersive nature experience.

    The bubble accommodation is fully air-conditioned, featuring a well-proportioned bedroom and living space furnished with a king bed and seating area under a transparent roof. For privacy, there is an enclosed, non-transparent en-suite shower.

    Guests of the resort can purchase the Jungle Bubble experience as an optional activity with Ananatara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort. They will be able to spend the night from dusk till dawn, before returning to the hotel in the morning.

    For more personalised information, tips and advice, or to book these incredible holiday experiences, contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager here.

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