Rosewood Sanya opens its doors
Sanya has been sprouting new hotels left and right, with openings from the likes of Atlantis, EDITION, and Rosewood – all lining Haitang Bay on the east coast. While the former two hotels have a larger-than-life vibe, the 246-room Rosewood goes the all-natural route with leafy alfresco corridors, pretty reflection pools, and a 110m infinity-edge “sky pool” on the roof. The food is another highlight: Culinary Director Richard Hilton makes his own charcuterie, dry-ages steak in-house, and works with a slew of local producers. For a hands-on culinary adventure, ask about the “Partners in Provenance” tours. Hilton will take you to pick fruit and enjoy an alfresco picnic at family-run Sanya Jia Cheng Farm or over to Bridge Cane Fishing Village for a tour followed by a seven-course meal with wine pairing.
Rooms from $1,750 per night. Tours from $888 per person. 6 Haitang North Rd., Sanya 572000, Hainan, China, +86-898-8871-6666, www.rosewoodhotels.com.
COMO Hotels 2018 Workshops
Just in time for summer, COMO Hotels have announced a series of new workshops and retreats across Asia. The wellness lineup includes everything from sleep to energy healing, nutrition and Pilates – all taking place at COMO properties around the world. Coming up from May 11-15, there’s a “Sleep Awakening” retreat. The six-night workshop will be led by naturopath Tristian Kelly, who aims to help those suffering from sleep disorders with a holistic approach to nutrition, mindfulness and work-life balance. Another one for the calendar is the “Exploring Yoga” retreat from June 6-10. Taking place at COMO Maalifushi, Maldives, it shouldn’t be too hard to realign on this private island, especially given that your breakfast, dinner, and yoga sessions will be included.
Prices vary. Check www.comohotels.com for schedules and details.
Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace: Get the royal treatment at its luxurious spa
It’s not every day you get to walk in the footsteps of the maharajas – that is, unless you’re staying at the 19th-century Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. This jewel of a heritage hotel was the home of the Maharaja of Jaipur in the 1900s, and was later refurbished as a hotel in 1957. Across the 47-acre grounds, you’ll find wandering peacocks and secret gardens, polo fields, and the Jiva Spa. Designed to recall royal caravans of the past – picture spa pavilions with billowing tented ceilings – this royal wellness sanctuary centres around ancient Indian rejuvenation traditions, such as aromatherapy and Ayurveda. After a relaxing champi (Indian head massage), a four-hands body massage, or an evening yoga session at the spa, glide over to Rajput Room restaurant for an organic, sustainably sourced meal from the wellness menu.
Bhawani Singh Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302005, India, +91-141-238-5700, taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj-rambagh-palace-jaipur.