Minimal Industrial Chic at Tuve, Boutique Hotel Meets Boot Camp with Almyra and More Fitness Maldives style at Amari Havodda
Tuve to Tango
HK Magazine: What's the thinking behind TUVE?
Pauline Tsang: We wanted to create a sense of mystery, a sensuous feeling, and calmness in the design concept, philosophy and story. We want our guests to explore the space and unveil its hidden beauty. We used various commonly found materials but when combined together, they form something uncommon and unique.
HK: Hong Kong is seeing more boutique hotels. What’s so special about them?
PT: Boutique hotels offer a story, a specific design aesthetic and experience that is carefully curated. But it is not solely the design that attracts customers, but also the privacy and exclusivity they offer, allowing guests to enter into an alternative reality and space. The aim is to create something that is out of the ordinary so that any individual can appreciate it.
16 Tsing Fung St., Tin Hau, 3995-8899, www.tuve.hk. Rooms $1,200-1,880.
Sun, Sea and Sweat
If you like the idea of shaping up under the watchful eye of some of the fittest people on the planet, all within earshot of the crashing Mediterranean waves, Almyra Elite Training Camps might be for you.
Striking a balance between boutique hotel and fitness boot camp, Almyra, a family-run resort located on the idyllic Cypriot coast of Paphos, is hosting a year-round series of triathlon camps and swimming clinics. Each session is led by world-class coaches and athletes. They're an ideal way to combine
a luxurious holiday with an ass-kicking training program. The camps have been designed to build upon and refine technique with personalized training sessions: Daily activities include open water swims, extensive road cycle routes and running on Cyprus’ breathtaking coastal paths and trails.
Various dates between Nov 2015-Apr 2016, www.designhotels.com/almyra.
Sports and fitness is also on the menu at the Amari Havodda in the Maldives. Alongside the regulation gym, pool, tennis and beach volleyball courts, it’ll also boast a water sports center and dive center when it opens on February 1 next year. Boat excursions, offering island hopping, snorkeling, sailing and night fishing, are also available.
Located on one of the best-preserved atolls in the archipelago, the resort will boast 120 over-water and beach villas. All-inclusive pre-opening packages include a short four-night getaway, with prices starting at US$625 per night for two in a beach villa. Alternatively there’s a seven-night deal for those with a little more time to soak in the sun, starting at US$520 per night for two. Both offers are available for booking from now until Sep 30 2015, for stays between Feb 1 and Apr 30 2016.
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