Hotels & Resorts
|January 28, 2016|
Secret Retreats Expands To 15 Asian Countries With The Addition Of 5 New Properties To The Collection
|Secret Retreats is delighted to start 2016 with the inclusion of 5 exquisite new properties to the Collection. These additions expand the Secret Retreats' portfolio into 15 Asian countries (with the first property member in Sri Lanka) to now host 75 beautiful, boutique properties across the region. Showcasing a unique range of luxury offerings that includes hotels, inns, camps, cruises, villas and restaurants, the Secret Retreats Collection maintains an unwavering focus on authentic travel experiences and high-end quality coupled with a commitment towards sustainability and eco-tourism. |
"With the addition of Sri Lanka as a new destination in our collection, Secret Retreats is now present in every country around Asia. Our goal to gather the 100 best small boutique hotels across Asia is getting closer. We are now concentrating our efforts in the preparation of packages combining our properties and on a foundation to support sustainable actions initiated by our members." --- Stéphane Junca, Director of Secret Retreats
Secret Retreats 5 new members:
Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris
Yala and Wilpattu Parks, Sri Lanka
Using stylish South African tents, both camps are located in two major national parks: Yala and Wilpattu. The campsites are made up of non-permanent structures, ensuring minimal impact on the parks, complete with comfortable king sized beds and a range of modern comforts and allowing privacy. Noel Rodrigo's Leopard Safaris is the first Secret Retreats property to be selected in Sri Lanka, providing a new destination country to the Collection, and is perfect to illustrate Secret Retreat's campaign for sustainability and integration into the local environment.
Glenburn Tea Estate
Glenburn is a heavenly little plantation retreat that lies on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas, overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range, with views of the world's third largest mountain. Started by a Scottish tea company in 1859, Glenburn then passed into the hands of one of India's pioneering tea planting families -- The Prakashes, also known as the "Chaiwala family" -- which means "tea planters". Secret Retreats is working closely with Glenburn to distribute their fine teas across the network of Secret Retreats properties and is in the process of developing a customised signature tea.
Sandat Glamping Tents
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Situated only 5kms from Ubud centre, immersed in nature with the relaxing experience of five magnificent luxury safari-tents and three luxury rice-barns (eco-lumbung). Blending east with west, and complemented by distinctive Italian touches, each accommodation has its own unique décor, replete with all the modern comforts including king size bed, en-suite bathroom and a deck with an infinity pool that overlooks forests and the river, featuring all the elements that define the very best of glamping.
Khwan Beach Resort
Koh Samui, Thailand
Opening in 2015, situated on Maenam Beach, Khwan Beach Resort is the only boutique and gallery hotel in Koh Samui. Offering a perfect romantic retreat, immerse in peaceful luxury in just one of seven, private swimming pool villas or suites overlooking the breath-taking bay and Koh Phangan.
Luang Say Cruise & Lodge
Mekong River, North Laos
Luang Say's custom built luxury riverboats offer a unique opportunity to learn more about life and nature along the legendary Mekong River. Travelling between Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, each of the three boats is 34 metres long and has a 40 person capacity. During the cruise, guests will spend one night at the Luang Say Lodge - set along the banks of the Mekong River. This is the second Secret Cruise offered in Laos, complementing the Vat Phou Cruise, which travels the Mekong in the southern part of Laos.
Secret Retreats is a collection of unique properties (boutique hotels, villas, boats and restaurants) throughout Asia. It is a community built by independent owners and chefs to share resources and ideas. Together, we offer our guests authentic travel experiences to the very heart of Asian culture and traditions. Our owners are vibrant advocates of their surroundings with the generosity to share special moments with travellers who are curious to experience and discover the "essence of Asia."