KAA News Roundup

A big month of news from January, where bucket lists, resolutions and best of the year lists were plentiful. We were also thrilled to announcing representation of The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas this month.

Our special started the year off on an inspirational note, followed by a wellness blog for the best places to kick start your year.

One of these spas, Chable Resort in Merida, Mexico just opened.  This great article in Departures gives you a peek inside, as well as an article in the Financial Times and Travel Agent Central.

A Mexico spa that has been around for decades is Rancho La Puerta; get  inspired to visit from this article in Midlife Road Trip and this one in Passport Magazine.

In the US, Lake Austin Spa Resort’s popular Culinary Experience Program has released their dates through summer. Read more about the spa in this article by Money Inc.

A Conde Nast article worth reading is on Ananda Spa in India, “This place will change your relationship with your body.”

Mukul in Nicaragua is a few years old and offers wellness options, plus golf, surf and luxe accommodations. Read about this five star getaway in Travel + Leisure, Newsweek and NY Times.

More lists include “56 Wonderful Places to Honeymoon Now” and we are proud that Mukul was featured as well as Song Saa, Gili Lankanfushi and Six Senses Resorts. 

Another list “11 of the world’s most luxurious vacations” featured the eight-bedroom Villa Manzu, Pikaia Lodge and The Brando.

The Brando in Tahiti was also featured on Elite Traveler’s list of “Best Beach Resorts on Private Islands.”

Over to the US, where the whales are migrating in record amounts along the coast of California.  One prime viewing point is the newly renovated Malibu Beach Inn.

On the other coast, the new Faena Miami Beach has transformed mid-beach and thus has been written up in Cool Hunting and Palm Beach Illustrated, and New World Order.

Bloomberg News list of Where to go in 2017 includes Faena Miami Beach, plus The newly renovated Strand Yangon.

Lucy Williams of Fashion Me Now describes her favorite things including Song Saa in Cambodia.

Chic art-deco Siam Hotel is now the #1 hotel in Bangkok on Trip Advisor and was also lauded as Bangkok’s most instagrammable luxury hotel.  Vogue Magazine included The Siam in their “Essential Thailand: A Guide to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.”

Vogue’s article on The Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2017 includes another Asian gem, the 5-lodge circuit of Six Senses Bhutan.

Another wonderful Six Senses property, Six Senses Laamu in The Maldives, has received some great press this month from The Telegraph and A Luxury Travel Blog.

The newest Six Senses resort lies in the glimmering Seychelles, featured in Luxatix, “The Seychelles Is Also Home To The Drool-Inducing Six Senses Zil Pasyon” and in Travel Plus Style.

Six Senses Douro Valley is the first Six Senses in Europe and has been receiving rave reviews over the past year including this article from Departures.

Another European gem, The Beaumont in London, was featured in The Parisian Eye, quoting “When the two most emblematic figures of the London restaurant scene decide to open a hotel, you can expect …”

Planning a honeymoon? Think about Puglia, Italy and La Fiermontina.  Read more in The Telegraph.

Discover one of New Zealand’s most revered & beautiful golf courses, Kauri Cliffs in this video,  and read about sister property, Cape Kidnappers in Town & Country Mag, “12 Restaurants with Gorgeous Ocean Views.”

Lastly, travel to the end of the earth with Luxury Travel Magazine to Arakur Ushuaia in Argentina, “A Dream Journey to the End of the Earth.”