Introductory offers include A Taste of the Kingdo

first_imgIntroductory offers include:A Taste of the Kingdom — This package includes “A Sense of Place” welcome amenities, breakfast for two at Brasserie Louis, 25% savings in any dining venue excluding alcohol, high-speed Internet, one-way airport transfer by Rosewood Phnom Penh limousine and complimentary 24-hour late checkout upon availability. A Taste of the Kingdom starts from US$260 per room per night excluding tax and service charge.Mekong Indulgence — This package presents an urban getaway high above the bustle of the city, where a couple or friends can unwind in an elegant Rosewood Suite, with daily breakfast. During a stay of one or more consecutive nights, guests can indulge in a 90-minute massage treatment per person, enjoy a dinner in Brasserie Louis and receive a one-time replenishment of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages in the personal bar. Mekong Indulgence also includes high-speed Internet, personal butler service, round-trip airport transfer by Rosewood Phnom Penh limousine and complimentary 24-hour late checkout upon availability. The package starts from US$1200 per room per night excluding tax and service charge.The introductory offers are valid until 31 July 2018.Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterRosewood Phnom Penh has officially opened, nestled in the iconic 39-story Vattanac Capital Tower prominently located in the central cultural and business district along Preah Monivong Boulevard. At 188 metres high, atop the tallest building in the Cambodian capital, the hotel boasts breathtaking 360 degree views of the city and offers leisure and business travellers to the city a stately vantage point to witness the revival of what is already considered one of the most charming capitals in Southeast Asia.“With its rich history and dynamic future, ‘The Pearl of Asia” is an ideal place to expand the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand and this debut represents an important milestone in our global growth,” says Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “With the ever-increasing desire for authentic travel experiences amongst affluent explorers, Rosewood Phnom Penh satisfies this urge while also giving us the opportunity to raise our flag in one of Asia’s most fascinating cities.”“Phnom Penh fuses the majesty of the past with the pulse of the present and the promise of the future,” says hotel Managing Director Daniel Grau. “At Rosewood Phnom Penh, we blend traditional refinement with contemporary sophistication to express Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy.”Designed by Melbourne’s BAR Studio, with two restaurants created by Tokyo-based Bond Design Studio, the interior of the ultra-luxury hotel aims to capture the essence of the country with a blend of Khmer architectural aspects, the country’s French colonial heritage and Cambodian craft techniques, all embraced by a subtle classic-meets-contemporary style.For travellers experiencing the vibe of Phnom Penh, Rosewood Phnom Penh is the ideal base to become immersed into the vigour of the city. The landmarks of The Royal Palace, National Museum, Central Market, Wat Phnom, the art street, riverside and the central business district are all conveniently located nearby.The hotel’s residential-style guestrooms are among the largest in Phnom Penh, with a total of 175 rooms, including 37 suites. Their design includes large, round, window-facing tables that double as dining or work spaces, inviting guests to soak in vistas of the city skyline and tranquil Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers. Guestrooms at Rosewood Phnom Penh start from a spacious 50-square-metre Executive Room to the signature Norodom House at 225 square metres.Gastronomes will be spoilt for choice with four dining venues, with innovative and cutting- edge fare spanning Asian, Japanese and European cuisines.  The warm Brasserie Louis situated on level 35 instantly presents a panoramic vista of the city skyline and Mekong River from floor-to-ceiling, wrap-around windows, and features French classic comfort foods and regional Cambodian favourites in a casual yet elegant environment. The Living Room is residential-like retreat with a relaxed vibe and cosy corners – a refreshing spot for breakfast, snacks during the day or cocktails and appetisers as day turns to night. Iza is a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant that invites guests to linger, sample course after course, and socialise over a lively meal with robata-yaki and irori charcoal grill open kitchen with counter seating as the main feature. The highlight of the dining journey is Sora – translated as “sky” from Japanese – the highest bar in Phnom Penh, and perched on a cantilevered terrace on level 37 with unobstructed views of the Cambodian capital as its spectacle.Guests can maintain their health regime by taking advantage of the fitness centre, which features multiple cardiovascular, strengthening and weight training equipment.last_img read more

20122013 is the best time for a decade to see the

first_img2012-2013 is the best time for a decade to see the Aurora Borealis, or ‘northern lights’. Why? It’s not just because it was on Frozen Planet, it’s because the solar activity is at its maximum, so there are more geomagnetic storms in space, and stuff like that. Anyway, the Aurora Borealis is cool, but seeing it isn’t easy. Skyscanner suggests six places to see it for yourself, and other stuff to do if the lights aren’t coming out to play. 1. Fairbanks, AlaskaYou cannot guarantee seeing the northern lights, even at the North Pole on a clear night in January, but Alaska is pretty good. Improve your chances by going on an organised tour such as with Go Alaska Tours who’ll take you way above the Arctic Circle in search of the lights. All you have to do is get yourself to Anchorage. If you want to do more than gaze at the night sky, their tours include other activities like sled dog tours, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, or a trip on the Alaska Winter Snow Train through mountains from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Find flights to Anchorage2. Yellowknife, CanadaYou could save money by doing it yourself and simply going to a likely location for seeing the lights. So head to the ‘northern lights capital of the world’, the city of Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories. You’re in the right place – all you need is a warm coat and a starry, starry night. Get inspired with some rather pretty photos of the Aurora, and lots of info, from Astronomy North. While you are waiting for the lights to perform, indulge in a spot of shopping – Yellowknife is also known as the ‘diamond capital of North America’. William and Kate received a polar bear-shaped brooch and cufflinks, containing 692 locally-mined diamonds between them, when they visited last year. Find flights to Yellowknife3. Reykjavik, IcelandPossibly the most accessible, affordable place where you’ve got a good chance of seeing the lights is Iceland. Lying on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is however only a three-hour flight from London. Easyjet are set to start a service from London Luton to Reykjavik, but this only operates from late March to late October, outside the peak Aurora season. It is possible to see the lights from Reykjavik itself, or head to the infamous Eyjafjajokull volcano to see them in a particularly dramatic setting. While you’re there, take a dip in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, an hour from Reykjavik. Find flights to Iceland4. Ivalo, FinlandThe frozen north of Lapland is a seriously spectacular place to see the northern lights. To give yourself every chance of success, head to Ivalo in northern Finland and hook up with Andy Keen of Aurora Hunters. For £150, he’ll take you out for a night in search of the fabled phenomenon. With several years of photographing the Aurora, he’s got a proven track record of successful Aurora hunting. By day, the scenery in this part of the world is also pretty amazing, so when you’re not hunting, go hiking amongst the wilderness of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Find flights to Ivalo5. From your windowIn times of greatest Aurora activity, you may be lucky enough to see the northern lights from your window! It helps if you live away from the polluting light of the city, and in the far north of Scotland. Even if you don’t, keep an eye on AuroraWatch UK, who monitor geomagnetic activity and will let you know when aurora may be visible from the UK.6. From spaceIf you can somehow get a lift to the International Space Station, you should get a good (and unique) view from there, with the added bonus of checking out the Aurora Australis – the ‘southern lights’. Find flights to space (err?… Ed)ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related6 places to see the Aurora Borealis in winter 2013–2014 on a budgetTrip the light fantastic this winter without spending a fortune with these six ideas for cheap places to see the Northern Lights.Best places to see the Northern LightsBest places to see the Northern LightsWhere to see the Northern Lights in the UK in 2016-17If seeing the Northern Lights is at the top of your bucket list, you might be surprised to learn that with a little luck, it’s possible to see them here in the UK. Find out where and when to see the mighty Aurora Borealis without leaving home, plus get tips…last_img read more