July 8, 2016

The Travel Edit

Stay in China's vanishing mountains, sleep in a Sri Lankan tea house and Miami opens its first 'Healing House'

  • Written by Amuse Team
  1. 1. A new hotel in China’s vanishing mountains is coming

    The mountainous region of Jiangxi is cultural heartland of eastern China, which lies approximately 800 kilometres southwest of Shanghai. The construction of a reservoir in the province in the early 2000s threatened the area’s historical villages and ancient camphor trees which had stood for more than a millennium. But thanks to a Aman property, set to launch early next year, travellers will be able to stay in a village of restored dwellings surrounded by a sacred camphor forest. Sleep in the mist and visit ancient temples just a short drive outside the hectic heat of Shanghai.

  2. 2. A taste of Milan opens in Paris

    Hotel Saint Marc in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement has an illustrious history that dates back to 1971. Once the home to French aristocracy, and later the headquarters of The National – a newspaper that triggered the French Revolution. In the 19th Century the building became a restaurant and office buildings, until hoteliers Nadia Murano and Denis Nourry purchased and transformed the building with the help of Milan-based design studio, DIMORESTUDIO.

  3. 3. Stay in a Sri Lankan Tea House

    In the hills outside Galle, Sri Lanka’s second largest city, SJ Villas have just opened a 18th century tea house surrounded by tropical gardens and with views over the working tea fields to the Indian Ocean. A lily pond and the L-shaped infinity pool overlook the jungle, and the in-house chef is on-hand to cook up Sri-Lankan delights. A stay costs from £1,236 per night based on 12 people sharing. The beach house costs an additional £378 per night.

  4. 4. Feana Miami launches the Healing House

    Tierra Santa Healing House is a new spa at Faena Hotel and Miami’s first South American-inspired spa. The oceanfront oasis is using the ancient healing techniques and wisdom passed down through South America’s indigenous ingredients. The spa offers various packages designed to elevate the spirit and restore vitality, including acupuncture, shaman-developed body treatments, and sound and colour therapy.

  5. 5. Give yourself a digital detox in the Maldives

    Mirihi Island is a private island hotel in the Maldives geared to getting you off your phone. Though no wifi zones kinda sound like hell, on the island of Mirihi it’s pretty easy. Aside from miles of white sand, the island is home to a coral reef teaming with fish, turtles and reef sharks. Cookery classes, a beach cinema and one of the Maldives biggest telescopes there for stargazing will also keep you busy… You’ll just have to drop those hammock selfies in your gram later.


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