No one likes a long haul, and just like a cheap bottle of wine, they tend to take their toll more as the years progress. A stopover at one of these awesome hotels might just help.
Is a long-haul flight looming? You could try an all-natural jet lag remedy from a bottle but why not succumb to a stopover and ease the jet lag effect with a night or two in one of these smashing hotels, put together by Creative Holidays.
1. Marina Mandarin Singapore
Sometimes you want to explore a destination, sometimes you want to hang out on your private balcony, sipping a chilled beer and looking over the Marina Bay complex. Or fight the effects of flying with a float in the first mineral water pool in Singapore.
2. Mira Moon Hong Kong
You could spend a day walking around Hong Kong photographing Chinese architecture and design, or just check-into the Mira Moon with its mix of Chinese ceramics and artefacts, Peony flower wall detail, tailored carpets and ‘lucky charm’ feature wall in the lobby.
3. Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou
Confucius said ‘wheresoever you go, go with all your heart’ and in the meantime, luxuriate at the Mandarin Oriental. A visit to the award-winning spa starts with a session of Tian Quan Therapy that relies on ancient wisdom and modern practice to relieve muscular pain, increase blood circulation and detoxify the body – so you can say goodbye to plane stiffness and hello rejuvenation.
4. Siam@Siam Design Hotel & Spa Bangkok
Choose your adjective: hip, arty, distinctive, bold, chic, modern. After landing in Bangkok make a beeline to The Roof Champagne & Wine Bar for a sunset champagne overlooking the city. The infinity pool is the perfect antidote to a stuffy plane cabin.
5. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi
If the phrase ‘Middle Eastern hotel’ has you picturing gleaming skyscrapers towering above the desert then think again. Located in the Liwa Desert, one of the largest uninterrupted sand deserts in the world, deciding whether to take a dip in the private plunge pool or relax on the sumptuous day bed will immediately make the choice between plane ‘pasta or chicken’ meals seem like a distant memory.
6. Atlantis, The Palm Dubai
The saying ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ is meant for Dubai. Even if you’d never consider staying in a sprawling, over-the-top, international hotel anyone else in the world take a deep breath and book a couple of nights at Atlantis. You may find that after a day or two at the Aquaventure Water Park, Aquarium and Dolphin Bay and choosing between 21 restaurants you’re not quite ready for your airport transfer.
For a range of stopover packages in these and other cities visit www.creativeholidays.com or call 1300 301 711.