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AMAZING GRACE IN CHINAThe award-winning luxury boutique hotel group Grace Hotels has introduced its elegantsuites to the Asian market. Set in the heart of Beijing's cultural centre, 798 Art District,this hotel offers guests a superb base from which to explore the country's capital. With 30individually styled rooms and suites, a 'Yi House' restaurant offering fantastic modernMediterranean and Asian cuisine, and a bar with an extensive cocktail list, Grace Beijingis rapidly establishing itself as the place to be seen. www.gracebeijing.com 34Isea&iIWINTER 2012ITC's latest addition in IndiaITC Hotels brought a touch of luxury to thesouthern tip of India this winter with theopening of a new property. The 600-room ITCGrand Chola harks back to the grandeur of theChola empire, which once ruled south India. Setin the fascinating city of Chennai, guestscan juggle exploring this dynasty's legacy whilemaking the most of the hotel's exceptionalleisure and spa experiences. Although ITC GrandChola offers a fantastic range of facilities andservices, perhaps what is most impressive aboutthis hotel is that it operates on renewable energy,in line with the group's stringent sustainabilitypolicy, enabling eco-conscious travellers to enjoyluxurious surroundings with a much clearerconscience. www.itchotels.inMaldives' idyll New to Per Aquum's edgy portfolio is a modernresort located over two of the Maldives most pic-turesque islands: Embudhufushi and Olhuveli.The tranquil haven of Niyama can be reached bya 40-minute seaplane ride from the Maldiviancapital Male, and once there guests can enjoy theiconic décor and design for which this hotel groupis renowned, alongside its impressive range offacilities, which include 86 studio suites andpavilions, and an extremely well-equipped andluxurious spa. Those in search of new experiencesshould check out its underwater music club. www.peraquum.com

PENTHOUSE APPEAL OF PUNTA TRAGARAPromising the height of indulgence, literally, Punta Tragara, on the Italian islandof Capri, has unveiled its spectacular new-look, high-rise penthouse followingan extensive refurbishment. The top-floor suite is truly impressive and features a spacious bedroom with stylish décorand a voluminous bathroom with an infrared sauna and Jacuzzi - clearly this suite wasbuilt for unadulterated relaxation and indulgence. And it doesn't stop there, the doors to the suite lead on to a private terrace boastingpanoramic views over the magical Faraglioni rocks, the twinkling lights of the charmingtown of Marina Piccola, and the azure seas for which the area has become so famous.www.hoteltragara.comtravelnewsSafari starThe Bushcamp Company, offering one of thefinest safari experiences in Zambia, recentlyreopened a luxury camp on the LuangwaRiver. Following its rebuild, BilimungweBushcamp offers intimate chalets with four-poster beds, waterfall showers and views ofthe surrounding waterholes, landscapes,river and game. www.bushcampcompany.comMet Bar back on the menuLondon's notorious Met Bar is back in businessfollowing a major renovation. Boasting amore sophisticated look, a creative cocktaillist and an all-day seasonal British diningmenu, the bar is sure to quickly re-establishitself as a favourite for lunches, businessnetworking and late-night cocktails. www.metbar.co.ukWINTER 2012I sea&iI35