Show Dailies ITB Berlin 2019: Day 1

ITB Berlin, Germany March 6, 2019 ACCOR SUPPLEMENT Raffles Singapore restoration inspires new luxury openings globally A major restoration will soon be unveiled behind the doors of the luxurious Raffles Singapore Famous for providing an oasis of tranquility, calm and charm for adventurous travellers for over 130 years, the luxury Raffles brand is undergoing a renaissance, with strong growth globally. The legendary Raffles Singapore is finally getting ready to reveal a magnificent multi-million dollar restoration and its rebirth has inspired new openings in new destinations. The grand dame of Singapore will return to its position at the epicentre of the city’s social scene in August. New dining outlets will include La Dame de Pic, by 3-Michelin star Chef Anne-Sophie Pic; BBR by Alain Ducasse in the hotel’s famous Bar & Billiard Room; and yi by Jereme Leung, a contemporary Chinese restaurant. Raffles Shenzhen will open its doors in April, offering spectacular views over the city and all the way to Hong Kong from its lofty tower in the prestigious One Shenzhen Bay development. The new Raffles Shenzhen will bring the first Michelin-star chef to the city along with the most beautifully appointed rooms and suites, rooftop dining venues and a helipad for the ultimate in luxury arrivals. Meanwhile, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo will launch as the most exclusive resort in one of the most pristine atolls in the region In Cambodia, both the Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh and Raffles Grand d’Angkor in Siem Reap are undergoing major refurbishments to their rooms and public spaces to restore them to their original grandeur. From grand historic palaces to contemporary towers, Raffles hotels are always landmark buildings in the world’s most exciting destinations and deliver emotional luxury through exceptional service and personalisation. Five of the best Maldives resorts for the ultimate getaway Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers the ultimate in seclusion and luxury Since launching its first hotel in the Maldives, Accor has quickly grown its network to five stunning properties for every taste and budget. All offer magnificent views over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, powdery white sand, private pools, outstanding dining and water activities, but each has a distinctive offering. The most exclusive is the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, The Raffles has only 38 villas, which means guests enjoy the ultimate in seclusion. Super-spacious overwater and beach villas boast their own private pools and come with a personal Marine Butler who can help guests explore the vibrant marine life below. A decadent Raffles spa, famous Long Bar and the legendary Raffles service will all make this resort stand apart from the rest. Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi features the region’s longest swimming pool and a unique underwater sculpture museum. The resort offers the Maldives’ only glamorous tented villas set within a tropical jungle for a truly different experience of the Maldives, as well as overwater and beach villas, each with their own private pools. MÖvenpick Maldives is nestled on a private island in Noonu Atoll and offers 33 beach pool villas surrounded by native trees and 72 overwater pool villas, all designed with a strong use of bamboo and coconut wood to blend beautifully into nature. True to the MÖvenpick brand, guests can enjoy Chocolate Hour daily and facilities include a kids club, Sun Spa by Esthederm, a yoga pavilion and gym. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is the perfect resort for those looking for a more affordable option, without sacrificing on luxury. It features 68 beach and overwater villas, 20 of which have private pools. True to the Mercure promise of an authentic experience, vivid colours and local designs are used throughout. They will soon be joined by the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort. The stunning bathrooms at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi