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From the Land Down Under – The Lyall in Melbourne, Australia
Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is considered the cultural capital of the country due to its large multi-cultural population and a seemingly endless array of attractions, entertainment, dining and shopping options sure to please everyone in the family. The Lyall is situated in the heart of South Yarra, one of the world’s most fashionable and cosmopolitan destinations, just a short stroll away from Toorak Road and Chapel Street, which is home to dozens of designer fashion stores and world-class restaurants. The Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Zoo, and Melbourne Museum, as well as the city’s Art precinct are located within walking distance of The Lyall or, if so inclined, biking distance (the hotel provides pushbikes for rent). The family-owned property offers one or two bedroom elegantly appointed suites, perfect for family vacations to Australia. Rates from US$210 per night.
From the Fragrant Harbour of the East – Harbour Grand Hong Kong
Home to some of the best international cuisine in Asia, an exciting shopping destination famed for bespoke tailors, and a buzzing nightlife, Hong Kong is one of the region’s most popular must-go-to destinations for traveling families. Attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, the Temple Street Night Market and Victoria Peak are easily accessible from all parts of the island via the local underground train network. Located in Causeway Bay boasting breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour, Harbour Grand Hong Kong offers travelers modern minimalist décor replete with luxury amenities and impressive dining options like the Le 188◦ Restaurant & Lounge that serves European cuisine and seafood specialties on the top floor with panoramic harbour views.
Rates from USD$195 per night.
From the Pearl of the Orient – Discovery Primea in Manila, Philippines
The capital city of the Philippines, Manila is a rapidly developing buzzing metropolis with a rich multi-cultural heritage that is evident from the vestiges of unique Spanish-Filipino heritage colonial architectures and stones churches juxtaposed with modern skyscrapers and shopping malls, exuberant town fiestas and endless dining options. It is a fabulous place to meet with the mostly English-speaking locals who are naturally warm and welcoming. Discovery Primea is located along Ayala Avenue in the Makati Central Business District, where business, leisure, and culture converge. Featuring modern contemporary guest rooms and five restaurants and bars, the hotel is ideal for business travelers and holiday-makers alike. Nearby are the Ayala Museum, which offers insight into Filipino culture dating back almost 700 years, and the Yuchengco Museum, which features modern and traditional arts, including the famed Suspended Garden that resembles a floating Japanese Zen garden. Rates from USD$171 per night.
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