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MY LAKE OPENS IN AUSTRIA Set on lake Wörthersee, at the foot of theSouthern Alps, the new My Lake hotelpromises some of the world's mostremarkable views. The hotel, which openedthis March, has a clean, contemporarydesign, allowing guests to fully appreciatethe extraordinary landscapes in simpleluxury. Seventy beautiful studios, suites andpenthouses overlook the turquoise watersof this magical lake. The inspiring scenerycan also be enjoyed from the hotel'sprivate beach club, which deliverstraditional Austrian bar culture and musicranging from soul and funk to Brazilianbossa nova. www.mylakehotel.comIle de Ré near La Rochelle in France is making wayfor a new property in May. Alongside the five-starHôtel de Toiras, the beautiful Villa Clarisse willsoon be welcoming guests. The villa occupies oneof the town's most beautiful 17th century housesin a Unesco World Heritage Site in the port of SaintMartin de Ré. With décor inspired by Pierre YvesRochon, this ten-room property is exquisitelyexecuted, with light, airy rooms complete withoriginal fireplaces, views over Saint Martin andtranquil gardens with a heated outdoor pool.Guests can enjoy a calming brew in the villa's teahall and take advantage of neighbouring Hôtel deToiras' restaurant and boutique spa. During theirstay, guests can also explore the many beaches,vineyards, pine forests and cycle paths of thismuch loved island. www.villaclarisse.comÎle de Ré's ultimate villa travelnewsLangham inspirationThe Langham introduced a new spaexperience in London this spring. Offeringsignature treatments that have been adaptedfrom traditional Chinese medicine and a salt-sauna, its Chuan Spa is the first of its kind inLondon. www.london.langhamhotels.co.ukBeverly Hills bungalows The Dorchester Collection is debuting twospectacular bungalows at The Beverly HillsHotel. Nestled around the infamous 'pinkpalace', these bungalows are extraordinarilyvast - particularly the presidential suites.www.beverlyhillshotel.comTowering triumph Plans have been announced for anew luxuryhotel to be built by the UK's legendary Towerof London following the £100 millionpurchase of the property at 10 Trinity Square.The opening of the hotel is planned tocoincide with the capital city's hosting of the2012 Olympic Games. www.10trinity.comParisian project France's Versailles Palace in Paris isplanning to transform one of its satellitebuildings into a prestigious 23-bedroomhotel. The palace, built in the 1680s andnow a Unesco World Heritage site, is acelebration of 18-century French art and oneof Europe's most visited tourist attractions.The hotel opening is pencilled in for late2011, and future guests can look forward togazing out over the orangerie or the Swissornamental lake. SPRING-SUMMER 2011I sea&iI29

30Isea&iISPRING-SUMMER 2011Wolfgang Puck in Europe Wolfgang Puck brings his culinary skills to awider audience with the opening of his firstEuropean restaurant, CUT at 45 Park Lane.This summer, those in London's metropolis willbe able to sample delights from an exquisitemenu that showcases signature dishes thelikes of succulent pan-roasted lobster andsautéed whole fresh fish. www.45parklane.com/cut-at-45-park-laneA royal celebration If you're planning to toast the upcomingnuptials of the UK's Prince William andCatherine Middleton in style, The HyattRegency London - The Churchill has just thething. Its exclusive Royal Opulence packageinvites you to the UK from 28 April to 2 May2011. Six guests of the same party will stay inthe hotel's Royal Suite (one of the largest inLondon) and enjoy its three doublebedrooms, en suite marble bathrooms anda range of sightseeing treats. www.london.churchill.hyatt.comCambodian charm Alila Hotels and Resorts is to manage theluxury boutique resort The Sothea in SiemReap, Cambodia. Opened in 2009, the resortlies in the region famed for the Angkortemples (a Unesco World Heritage Site) andis the perfect tranquil hideaway with charminginteriors and exquisite landscapes. Plumpfor the king suites, as each has a privategarden or balcony, private library and anin-suite spa area. www.thesothea.comMkulumadzi opens in Malawi A NEW RESIDENCE FOR ZANZIBAR Robin Pope Safaris opens its second lodge inMalawi this July. Located in the heart of theMajete Wildlife Reserve, the Mkulumadzi Lodgeoffers a stylish and contemporary retreat forwildlife enthusiasts. Set amid rugged anduntouched surroundings and relying entirely onsolar power, the lodge's eight en-suite chaletsallow guests to immerse themselves in naturewithin a secure and luxurious environment. Whatbetter way to relax and cool off after a long hotday on safari than by sipping a refreshingsundowner by the pool, listening to the magicalsounds of the bush? www.mkulumadzi.comThe idyllic African island of Zanzibarwelcomed a new hotel this February.Isolated on the southwest coast of theisland, The Residence is an impressiveproperty offering 65 one- and two-bedroom villas, all with their own pool and24-hour butler service. The villas perfectlybalance contemporary décor alongsidearchitectural and interior influences fromZanzibar's rich cultural history. Six spapavilions are scattered around the grounds.www.theresidence.com