A striking new look for an iconic rooftop bar, a sophisticated city hotel and a chic countryside Mallorcan hotel make for perfect shots for the IG-obsessed.
Moon Bar is one of the most popular places in Bangkok to get a drink
NEW MOON RISING
Following an extensive makeover, the legendary rooftop destination, Moon Bar, perched on Banyan Tree Bangkok, has reopened. The highly acclaimed bar—which shares the hotel’s 61st-ﬂoor rooftop sky zone with Vertigo Restaurant—underwent a complete design overhaul with stunning new features and an extraordinary repositioning to the opposite side of its rooftop perch.
The new diamond-form bar
The ground-up architectural transformation includes a dramatic diamond-form bar as well as the Moon Walk, a glass “bridge” from which guests can soak in the spectacular cityscape. Guests can expect fresh cocktails on the menu too, to match the new look. Visit banyantree.com
From the pool area, expansive views of the countryside roll out as far as the eye can see
A COUNTRYSIDE GETAWAY
Nestled within 40ha of countryside in the Pla de Mallorca, Finca Serena is 20 minutes away from Palma or the ﬁnest beaches and coves of the island. The delicate scent of olive trees greets guests as they walk through the hotel grounds with rippling hills and dramatic peaks as far as the eye can see. The 25 calm, comfortable rooms and suites are an elegant reﬂection of the great outdoors with sublime scenery just outside the windows.
Each room is designed to be a calming sanctuary
That sense of bringing the outside in extends to the gastronomy too as own-grown produce provides the base for the menus here. The hotel even has a stand-alone luxury villa for those travelling with an entourage. An insider tip: Speak to the hotel staff about arranging yacht, boat or even hot-air balloon trips to explore the island in pure luxury. Visit www.slh.com
The curved lines of the lobby conjure up the feel of an "ice cave"
With its eye-catching brickwork and two glass and steel towers soaring dramatically into the skyline, it’s hard not to be impressed by the newly launched Skye Suites Sydney. Offering a five-star resort experience in the heart of Sydney, the property has 73 luxurious service apartments with a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom hotel apartments. The open-plan sophisticated designer suites are larger than a typical hotel room and feature plush bespoke bedding as well as a full kitchen, offering a luxe yet laid-back feel. Situated within a 25-storey residential apartment tower, Arc by Crown Group, and designed by world-renowned architect Koichi Takada, the highlights of Skye Suites Sydney are the ice cave-themed lobby, gorgeous indoor swimming pool and sweeping city views. Aside from convenient access to the newly refurbished Skittle Lane precinct and its range of decadent dining options including Masuya Group, Ministry of Coffee and Meu Jardim, the hotel’s central location is minutes from Pitt Street Mall, Darling Harbour, and Martin Place—perfect for both business and leisure travellers. Visit www.skyehotels.com.au
PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD; BANYAN TREE BANGKOK; CROWN GROUP