Published on : Saturday, January 21, 2017
The Rooster symbolises fidelity and punctuality, and in this Year of the Fire Rooster, self-improvement is of critical importance. Worldhotels presents a curated list of top destinations and hotels to make 2017 a more memorable and auspicious year. From destinations that promise wellness and rejuvenation, to those that celebrate the beauty of Mother Nature, travellers can anticipate a year of inspiring travel experiences.
For stays from now till 28th February 2017, guests can save up to 20 per cent off Best Available Rate for stays of two nights or more. This rate includes breakfast and either 500 frequent flyer miles or loyalty points from Worldhotels’ Peakpoints programme.
Enhance your inner and outer beauty
One of the Rooster’s proudest attributes is its inherent dedication towards personal grooming, an aspect of well-being. Revitalise one’s body from the inside-out at Amatara Wellness Resort in Phuket, Thailand where you can experience the hotel’s unique Thai-Hammam that marries traditional Moroccan and Turkish bathing rituals, through the healing arts of Thai spa. Invest in yourself this Rooster year – treat your body to the ultimate rejuvenation and start the year looking fabulous.
Rates from USD 229.
Find your inner muse
Remain inspired and visit the bustling city of London where you can explore the eclectic Shoreditch district, one of London’s hippest and trendiest boroughs, which has recently become a creative and convivial playground for all things Avant-garde. Draw inspiration from the juxtaposition of resplendent museums, art galleries and creative street graffiti where you might find yourself lucky enough to meet your muse. Stretch your imagination with a stay at Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, which possesses its own historic twist as its premises once housed a genuine magistrate’s court and holding cells.
Rates start from USD 251.
Welcome fresh challenges head-on
Immerse yourselves in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Maldives this Year of the Rooster, and partake in a host of activities both over and underwater; Finolhu promises an extraordinary adventure! From snorkelling amongst the island resort’s vibrant house reefs, scuba diving under the watchful eye of their very own “Dive Butler,” to the Full Moon Tribal sandbar parties, and more.
Rates start from USD 879.
Cultural discoveries just waiting to happen
Discover the rich and unique blend of cultures in bustling Ho Chi Minh City. A stay at Caravelle Saigon, located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1, the city’s financial and commercial hub, provides easy access to many of Saigon’s top attractions. Guests can visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a soaring basilica built by the French in the 19th century, or pay a visit to Cholon, Saigon’s version of Chinatown. Here, guests can feast on ethnic cuisine, and even shop for jade and traditional medication. For an authentic Vietnamese experience, a visit to Bến Thành Market should not be missed; it is one of the earliest surviving structures of Saigon where guests can purchase local handicrafts and sample some of Saigon’s best local street foods.
Rates start from USD 135.
Get back in touch with Mother Nature
Take in a daily dose of fresh air and spend more time in the great outdoors this Rooster year. Guests can stay at Hotel Morrison 114, in Bogota, Colombia, as the hotel is of close proximity to several nature reserves found in the capital city, making it the ideal choice when one desires to connect with nature. When in Bogota, take time to enjoy the little things in life – admiring the sunset over the horizon, hiking through lush forests, listening to the cacophony of birds and insects; guests will better appreciate Mother Nature in all her glory.
Rates start from USD 90.
Stay Zen in 2017
Learning how to relax is paramount amidst a hectic lifestyle. There is no better place to pick up yoga or practice meditation than at its birthplace in India. Stay at The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata where guests can also visit the hotel’s award-winning spa, Rejuve, and pamper themselves with aroma, ayurvedic, herbal and/or natural therapies. With the body and mind at peace, guests will be fully prepared for all challenges in this Rooster year.