Three Ways To Do A Unique Luxury Stay

28 July 2014
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From coastal seclusion on the windswept Aussie coast, to the rooftop glamour of Singapore and hustle and bustle of New York City, the experts from Flight Centre's First & Business team shared their recommendations on how to do a luxury stay in three very different, yet equally impressive, ways.

 Kangaroo Island's stunning Southern Ocean Lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Travellers looking for a little bit of luxury need look no further than our own backyard for that once-in-a-lifetime luxury lodge experience. South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is encircled by 509-kilometres of coastline, offering native bushland, pristine beaches, local wines and spectacular sunsets all on your doorstep.

KI, as the locals call it, is also home to Southern Ocean Lodge – one of Australia’s premier luxury accommodations positioned atop a secluded cliff. Designed to float amongst the coastal beauty of the island's southwest coast, where natural icons jostle and Antarctica is next stop on the horizon, this world-class lodge offers unrivalled luxury in a uniquely Australian setting.

Get lost with the wildlife or lose yourself in the secluded Southern Spa – whatever you choose, Southern Ocean Lodge offers the ultimate Kangaroo Island experience.

Prices start from $1050* per person per night for a minimum two night stay.

 The magnificent Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Iconic in stature, Singapore's Marina Bay Sands really packs a punch for those who enjoy the finer things in life. No longer just a stop-over hub, Singapore is a well-known luxury tourism hotspot. A comfortable flight time (six to eight hours) matched with a strong dollar and an year-round balmy climate are just the tip of the iceberg.

Even if you were there three years ago, you’ll notice a very different Singapore today. From traditional hawker street food markets to the glamour of some of Asia’s best rooftop bars and designer shops, Singapore is a multi-faceted destination offering travellers the perfect blend of history, culture, arts and adventure.

Thanks to a strong economy and subsequent ex-pat community, Singapore is now as cosmopolitan as they come. The three-tower Marina Bay Sands resort in the shape of a ship features its own SkyPark with rooftop infinity pool, observation deck,  five-star bar and restaurant.

On site you will also find a Banyan Tree spa and the second most expensive casino in the world (behind MGM Mirage's CityCenter in Las Vegas). The Marina Bay Sands complex also houses a designer shopping complex where the likes of Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Prada and Hermes have all established flagship stores.

Prices start from $315* per night.

 Unbeatable views like these could be yours in New York City

Intercontinental, Time Square New York

A mecca for fine-dining connoisseurs, artistic souls and fashion's elite, the fast-paced concrete jungle of New York City is a luxury playground for one and all. Watch a Broadway musical one day,  indulge in a world-class spa treatment the next or shop on 5th Avenue – the most expensive strip of fashion real estate in the world. Even watching a basketball game at Madison Square Garden can be taken to a whole new level when you experience it from the surrounds of a private suite.

Cosmopolitan but oh-so 'New Yorker', the Intercontinental is the perfect base for an international jet-setter. The 36-story tower affords views of the Hudson River and iconic city skyline, sitting right in the epicentre of Manhattan's theatre, dining and fashion districts, as well as 'Restaurant Row', where a myriad of fine dining options await.

With its chic Manhattan residence feel and floor-to-ceiling windows, the Intercontinental makes it feel like you have the keys to the city.

Prices start from $250* per night.

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Looking for a little luxury in your life? Get in touch with your nearest Flight Centre First & Business travel expert on 1300 038 785. *Prices are subject to change and availability.
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Kellie Carty

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