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Checking In: Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine

The stunning Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine is nothing short of an oenophile’s paradise. Set within a wine estate and the site of the Abbey of Santa María de Retuerta, which dates back to 1146, the property has been painstakingly restored and transformed in to an exclusive luxury retreat. Located just two hours from Madrid, on the banks of the River Duero, the five-star property, a first-time inVOYAGE partner for 2019, features 30 rooms and suites appointed with luxurious fabrics while the...

Experience This: Iberian feasting on Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises is ramping up its culinary creds with the launch of a new partnership with renowned chef, Anthony Sasso. As one of the youngest chefs to be recognised by the Michelin Guide, Sasso is one of the rising stars creating contemporary and inventive Spanish cuisine inspired by his own travels across the Iberian Peninsula. Travellers on Windstar’s prestigious small ships, Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride, will be able to sate their appetites by feasting at a...

Three luxury wellness retreats in Switzerland

Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa Wellness is a huge trend in luxury events and incentive travel, with clients increasingly looking to incorporate experiences focused on getting people together to de-stress, switch off from their constantly connected fast-paced lives and reconnect with nature and each other. Thanks to its fresh Alpine air, natural thermal springs, magnificent mountain scenery and luxurious spa resorts, Switzerland has long been a leading destination for wellness. And at this year’s inVOYAGE, we’re lucky to have a strong Swiss contingent,...

Hyatt expands luxury portfolio in China

Park Hyatt Shenzhen Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has boosted its presence in China with the opening of two new luxury properties in the fast-growing south-eastern city of Shenzhen this month. Park Hyatt Shenzhen, which opened on 1 August, sits atop a 48-story skyscraper in the heart of the Futian central business district in Shenzhen. Within walking distance of Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center and offering more than 1,500 square metres of on-site event space, the property is ideal for corporate groups and business events. The hotel features 195...

Raffles Singapore

Singapore’s most iconic hotel reopens

One of the world’s most iconic hotels has officially reopened following a meticulous multi-million-pound two-year restoration led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud. Ranked one of the ten hottest hotel openings in 2019, as name-checked by the luxury event planners surveyed for our inSPIRE trends report, the revitalised Raffles Singapore now offers 115 luxurious all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories First opened in 1887 and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987, the property has through the years, gained both local and...

Six of the best incentive experiences in Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant, sophisticated and welcoming city, offering a multitude of ever-changing and exclusive experiences to accommodate every incentive group.  With abundant five-star luxury fully equipped hotels located within the heart of the city, incentives groups can rejuvenate and rest in style. Melbourne is also a cuisine and fashion haven - boasting world-renowned restaurants and buzzing with the charm and energy of chic cafés, exclusive bars, designer shopping and avant-garde galleries hidden in famous laneways.  The city leads the way in events, arts, culture, sport and infrastructure, and boasts a...

New Head Chef for Kaspar's at The Savoy

The Savoy announces new Head Chef for Kaspar’s

Kaspar’s at The Savoy is something of an institution so news of the appointment of a Head Chef is always eagerly anticipated. Loyal customers and newcomers to the classically British outpost will find much to admire about the appointment of Joost Bijster to the coveted post, as the Dutch-native boasts Michelin star expertise alongside the highest possible qualifications for a specialised chef in Holland. In addition to his multifarious diplomas and professional certificates, Bijster has also earned his creds...

Checking In: Augustine celebrates 10 years with new Champagne bar

The Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, located within Prague’s gorgeous Malá Strana district and beneath the castle, is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. Popular with locals and discerning travellers, the property sprawls out across seven buildings, blending monastic history with contemporary hospitality. Enter inside the historic buildings and admire the ceiling frescos and religious statues that remain next to the luxury that designer Olga Polizzi has created through modern furnishings and artworks.  And what finer way to...

Incentivise in Peru with Belmond

Traditional dancers on Lake Titicaca in Southern Peru. Picture credit: Matt Crossick With its enthralling culture, quirky and tasty cuisine and natural wonders, Peru provides planners with a rich and exciting backdrop for creating unforgettable luxury incentives. And with a host of luxury properties and trains in the destination, Belmond can help bring Peru’s magic to your group… Culture The Belmond Andean Explorer travels between Cusco and Arequipa; it can accommodate groups of up to 70 and can be chartered (9 Suite Cabins, 17 Twin Bed Cabins, 9...