The Chinese zodiac – like its birthplace – is as complex as it is compelling. Dating back a few thousand of years, it embodies the rich tapestry of the Chinese culture and is still being consulted on a daily basis by millions of people around the world today.
Following the first six lucky signs and their matching hotels in March, Worldhotels has sought out the remaining six hotels most compatible with the Chinese zodiac elements for the year of the goat. From UNESCO recognised Vigan City to the trappings of luxury in Lugano, read on to discover how the recommendations enhance your fortunes in the remaining year ahead.
Horse – rooms and halls fit for a stallion
It is a fast-paced year with rewards aplenty. People born in the year of the horse are said to enjoy a fruitful goat year. However note that relentlessness might dull the luster of success; for health’s sake, horse people should take some time off to recharge in the midst of all that rat race.
Unlike most hotels in the city, hosting inspirational meetings and events at The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a sure way to rejuvenate the senses. A lush getaway within easy reach of downtown,The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpurhas recently unveiled its revitalised new look after a two-year refurbishment programme. This includes an addition of six meeting venues overlooking a well-manicured garden or a lake to cater to corporate organisations looking for an edge in their meeting needs. For the ultimate indulgence, the hotel’s luxury spa features eight private villas in a rainforest setting with holistic care for the world-weary.
Goat – chromatic voyage tops any pastures
Contrary to common belief, the year of the Goat does not necessarily warrant a good prediction. Goat individuals are advised to stay vigilant in their daily dealings and decision makings this year to avoid unnecessary troubles and potential law suits. When on business travel it is advisable to opt for trusted hotels known to deliver consistently reliable services, the Hotel sávin Hong Kong being the exemplar par excellence.
Representing a new direction in luxury accommodation, the interior design of Hotel sávemploys vibrant hues that create distinctive ambience while soothing and revitalising heart and soul. This refreshingly unconventional hotel in the Hung Hom district was most recently accorded three prestigious awards, one of which is “The Most Trusted Hospitality Services”- a testament to its positioning as one of the territory’s most innovative and outstanding hospitality providers.
Monkey – alpine flair for familial bliss
The fortune of those born in the year of the Monkey looks like a rosy forecast, a stark contrast to the year that preceded it. You may not find yourself slowing down despite the packed schedule. This spur of energy is beneficial to your career, but bear in mind not to neglect your family and loved ones who are the pillar of strength in times of adversity.
Spend a fabulous Summer holiday on the shores of Lake Lugano when you stay at the Swiss Diamond Hotel Lugano.Cradled by the majestic Alps, the hotel is located five minutes from Ticino city centre – home to numerous significant heritage sites. The 84 immaculately designed accommodations are offered in eight categories including some of the most lavish and generously-sized suites in Ticino. Enjoy refreshing dips and therapeutic spa treatments; appreciate the splendour of Monte Bré; or explore Milan’s World Expo 2015 where more than 140 participating countries dazzle with architectural feats and daring technological innovations for a sustainable future – a mere 45-minute travel from Lugano.
Rooster – the ultimate coop of abundance
People born under the sign of the Rooster may undergo a sea of change in 2015. You may expect a time full of the unanticipated and a couple of unstable happenings in terms of career. It is comparatively a busier year and gaining more connections will certainly reap considerable returns.
When overseas, retreat to the Loong Palace Hotel & Resort, an international five-star hotel in Beijing. Situated beside the “Badaling Expressway” and close to “Beijing Silicon Valley” – Zhongguancun, the hotel provides convenient access to the Beijing Capital International Airport, and world-renowned attractions including The Great Wall, The Forbidden City and the Olympic Green, all within a 30-minute drive. The fengshui of masterfully designed spaces in the hotel present ample positive energy and stimulate business opportunities for the Roosters.
Dog – rediscover puppy love at the mecca of tango
The year of the Goat will bring good fortune in love to those born under the dog sign.
Buenos Aires is the place to be for solo travellers to encounter like-minded soul mates or for couples to rekindle the sparkle. The birthplace of the tango is, like the dance itself, captivating, sensual and bustling with energy. Located directly across from the Obelisk and the Colón Theatrein the heart of the Argentinean capital isHotel Panamericano, a perfect base from which to explore major attractions and atmospheric neighbourhoods rife with romantic hotspots.
Enjoy an intimate respite in one of the exquisitely decorated guest rooms with Italian designer furnishings and enchanting cityscape. The refinement and elegance of the interiors are also most pleasing to warm-hearted and affectionate dog sensibilities.
Pig – art of accommodation complements goat year luck
Those born in the year of the Pig are getting all the good luck, albeit the year of the goat, with the highest rating for any sign this year – a whopping 12 favourable months. It is ideal to maintain a sense of well-being nonetheless. Be adventurous; plan a sojourn to somewhere you have never been – away from home and far away from the rigours of work.
Visit The Philippines’ only UNESCO World Heritage City, Vigan, where myriad opportunities for cultural and historical discovery await travellers. Contributing to the city’s cultural richness is Hotel Lunawhich occupies a majestic residence built in 1882. Now completely restored, it is an exquisite blend of colonial artistry and contemporary style featuring elegantly-styled accommodations. A collection of master pieces by some of the foremost artists of the Philippines populates the halls just outside the rooms – perfect for the piggies with special fondness for art and culture.