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ESCAPE TO THE INDIAN OCEAN October brings the opening of another luxury resort in the Maldives, this time on theisland of Maguhdhuvaa. The Ayada Maldives resort promises all the indulgent luxurythat is now associated with this popular holiday destination. Each of the 112 private villasoffers breathtaking views, stylish interiors and seclusion, with exclusive pools, terraces andbutler service. The resort also provides an array of activities, including water sports andscuba diving to keep sun worshippers entertained, while an ESPA spa and health clubcaters for those in need of indulgent pampering. The resort also has a fantastic selectionof international cuisine catering for any taste, from casual dining to à la carte.www.ayadamaldives.com34Isea&iIAUTUMN 2011Set in 40 acres of beautiful gardens, the new FourSeasons Hotel Marrakech is a quiet haven amidthe hustle and bustle of Morocco's famous RedCity. The property offers guests plenty of choicewith around 140 rooms and suites, six dining andbar areas, a pool and large spa. Its light andcontemporary dŽcor perfectly reflects itspeaceful setting, providing guests with calm andcomfortable surroundings in which to relax andunwind after exploring this exotic Moorish treat

ALL SHOOK UPThe Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China, has opened its doors to the highlyanticipated perpetual motion restaurant Shook! Originally launched in Kuala Lumpur,the successful restaurant has set up a new residence on the fifth floor of this chicRenaissance-style heritage hotel. Here, four epicurean chefs take guests on a culinaryjourney with four distinct cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Southeast Asian and modern Western.Famous for following seasonal trends, Shook!'s head chef Kevin Cape uses the freshestingredients to create notable dishes, which include his snow-white dancing prawns andCajun style seabass. Before dining, take a small detour and swing by The Time Bar, anothernew establishment within the hotel. Scour its diverse cocktail list then sit back and enjoyyour drink while looking out over the Huangpu River. suitesThanos Hotels demonstrated a whole newlevel of luxury when it unveiled two newsuites this summer. The Aether suite at itsAnassa hotel and the garden studio suite atAnnabelle are completely unique, but eachboast private pools, breathtaking views andexpansive terraces. www.thanoshotels.comSwede dreamsThe Grand H™tel in Stockholm, Sweden, hasinvested in the redesign of several of itsrooms and suites. All positioned on the firstand second floor of the original hotelbuilding, the new rooms are a bid by themanagement to propel the establishmentonto Europe's top ten hotels list by 2015. www.grandhotel.seAUTUMN 2011I sea&iI35