Three Ways To Do A Unique Luxury Stay

28 July 2014

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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