Travel news: Hilton reopens its doors in Mauritius

Plus, Fairmont launches revamped Bali resort; go private with new high-end jet holidays; and the Dust Thani expands in the Maldives.

The Dusit Thani Maldives’ beach residence. Courtesy Dusit Thani Maldives
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Hilton reopens its doors in Mauritius

The Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa has reopened its newly renovated resort. The improvements include the creation of a grand deluxe room category and the redesign of three restaurants, three bars and the lobby area. The new rooms now include a separate bathtub and shower area in each bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. The refurbished restaurants are La Pomme d'Amour, Ginger Thai and Les Coquillages. Prices start from €285 (Dh1,303) for two adults, per night. For more details, visit

Fairmont launches revamped Bali resort

Travellers to Bali can now book into Fairmont's first residency, the Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali. Formerly the Regent Bali, it now comprises 120 suites and villas. Located along a 200-metre beach, the hotel also has a 50-metre infinity pool, a spa and a number of restaurants, including Layang Layang, Nyala Beach Club and Grill, and the Lobby Lounge. There are two introductory offers to celebrate its opening. Guests will receive 25 per cent off the best available rate – starting from US$263 (Dh966) per night – when they book a suite; or a second night for free when they book one night in a pool villa. For more details, visit

Go private with new high-end jet holidays

Four new private-jet itineraries for 2016 have been announced by the Four Seasons. Included in these is the Timeless Discoveries: An Around the World Journey package which will run from January 26 to February 18, 2016. The trip begins in Los Angeles and makes its way to Kona, Bora Bora, Sydney, Bali, Chiang Mai, Mumbai, Prague and finishes in London. The package starts at $100,000 (Dh367,310) and includes travel aboard the Four Seasons private jet, ground transportation, all meals, and accommodation at Four Seasons hotels and resorts. For more details, visit

Dusit Thani expands in the Maldives

Guests at the Dusit Thani Maldives can now book into its new three-bedroom beach residence. The accommodation – an existing two-bedroom beach residence with an added one-bedroom beach villa – measures 690 square metres and consists of one master king bedroom upstairs opening onto a private veranda, with another twin bedroom downstairs. It boasts an indoor entertainment lounge, a dining area, a kitchen, a veranda, a swimming pool with an outdoor dining area and a private beach pavilion. It also features a courtyard with a third bedroom in a detached villa. This sub-villa has its own plunge pool, an outdoor rain shower and a semi-open-air bathroom. Prices start from $1,230 (Dh4,518) for three adults, per night. For more details, visit

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