New coastal lodge in NZ making waves

With over two miles of pristine coastline and countless hidden coves Helena Bay Lodge is the ultimate romantic escape. The newly opened resort joins a number of  'sister' Relais and Chateaux New Zealand properties. May, Departures magazine lists the "Most Jaw-dropping Views in the World" and says of Helana Bay, "...may provide the most tranquil views of any hotel on the list".  Clever Phillip Jenkins steered the remarkable Blanket Bay, from construction through operational fame. This lucky lodge, which is on the north east coast of the North island, has benefitted from his long experience and skills in construction, presentation, standards and positioning. Helena Bay is a VIRTUOSO partner of Wentworth...

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Posted in 'Hotel News,Virtuoso News,Wentworth Travel News' on Monday 10 June 2019

Canal Barging with Belmond in France

Why not book a barge this European summer? "BELMOND LILAS" will motor you elegantly from Dijon to St Leggier, and takes 8 passengers in 4 cabins. What better way to spend time with family or friends? Alternatively, barge with bubbly from Chalons-en-champagne, a city in the Grand Est region of France, to Epernay, where you can visit the Moet and Chandon cellars, aboard the 'BELMOND HIRONDELLE', - can also accommodate eight of you. Watch out for Rick Stein! (We, at Wentworth, are proud of our recent appointment as a member of the Belmond Bellini Club. This invitation-only membership is regarded as one of the finest travel agent recognition programmes available. As a member, the door opens on exclusive...

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Posted in ',Wentworth Travel News' on Sunday 09 June 2019

Mandarin Oriental Istanbul

Mandarin Oriental has announced they will manage a second luxury hotel in one of our favourite destinations, Istanbul. Scheduled to open in 2022, it will incorporate 251 branded residences. UN Studio from Amsterdam has been appointed planners and architects. Based on the artist impression the complex will have amazing city views, but will they introduce street level Dutch 'window'shopping" to Turkey's great city.

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Posted in ',Wentworth Travel News' on Saturday 08 June 2019

Bill Bensley designed ROSEWOOD resort in Luang Prabang

Immerse yourself in nature - enjoy a lush forest on the banks of a gushing waterfall all with ten minutes drive of the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Luang Prabang. On the headwaters of the Mekong river in Laos. architect, Bill Bensley, who we have written about elsewhere here,  has delivered delicious rooms ranging from riverside, to luxury hilltop tents. Each guest room is dedicated to an imaginary traveller from the early 20th, who according to Bill's fertile imagination may have stayed at the resort had it existed.      

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Posted in ',Hotel News,Travel News,Wentworth Travel News' on Friday 07 June 2019

Another Bill Bensley creation in the Golden Triangle.

Here are some more Bill Bensley images we can't wait to show off. Luxury FOUR SEASONS camping in Thailand.   Interact with rescued elephants on the border of  Northern Thailand, Burma and Laos. Unwind in luxury tents and let the 19th century explorer's spirit play out. Just 15 tents and one 'Explorer's Lodge". Arrive with strangers, go home with friends.       Take home textiles by hill tribes, handmade silk scarves and other local handicrafts.

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Posted in ',Hotel News,Wentworth Travel News' on Thursday 06 June 2019


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