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Luxury Travelers, Here’s What Awaits You in 2018
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Luxury Travelers, Here’s What Awaits You in 2018

Now that 2017 is almost over, it’s time to see what’s in store for luxury travellers next year.

According to the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) latest trend report, it listed their predictions on what luxury travellers should try and experience according to several key variables.

Let’s have a look what this report is suggesting and where they’re leading the travellers to go to. Is there any Southeast Asian locations spotted on?

1. HANDS-ON INDULGENCE

Given the growing demand for personalized, unique vacations, it’s almost natural for luxury travelers wanting to get their hands dirty for customization sake. From choosing the desired room ambiance to selecting favorite color of toilet paper and brand of toiletries, rest assured all this “work” will lead to a richer, more tailored experience.

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700,000 Hours Wandering Hotel (Dar Ahlam in Morocco)

Hotel Magna Pars Suites Milano in Italy

The VIEW Lugano in Switzerland

2. SPIRITUAL DISCOVERY

As luxury travelers are looking for ways to one-up the others with meaningful trips and killer photos, 2018 will see more focus on “self-discovery” involving mindfulness and deep spiritual exploration. This can range from visiting myths, shrines, temples and other spiritually infused spots to getting pampered in the evening with stargazing spa treatments.

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Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima in Japan

Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali in Indonesia

Source Image: Audley Travel
Source Image: Audley Travel

3. LITERARY GETAWAY

Considering the constant stream of information nowadays, the idea of a simpler, digital-free life sounds amazing. (Temporarily at least.) Harking back to the day when more people read actual books for entertainment, more bibliophile-friendly holidays will feature a meet-and-greet with visiting artists, literary butlers and experiences that pay tribute to certain writers and classic novels.

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The Betsy Hotel South Beach in Miami, Florida

Kristiania Lech Hotels in Austria

Rockliffe Hall Resort (Alice in Wonderland parkland expected to open in Spring 2018) in the UK

4. SNOOZEFEST

With The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the US declaring lack of sleep as a public health epidemic (BCC Research, January 2016), a good shut-eye is more luxurious than you think. Which is why, plush beddings aside, luxury hotels in 2018 will offer a host of snooze-related therapies and services provided by sleep curators and sleep butlers, not to mention linens that can get rid of bacteria for a healthy slumber.

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DasPosthotel in Austria

137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai and Bangkok

137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai |137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts
137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai |137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts
137 Pillars House, Bangkok |137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts
137 Pillars House, Bangkok |137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts

5. PERCEPTIVE DINING

Who needs menus when you can eat whatever, whenever, wherever you want? With on-point customization being the prime goal of service providers, what you can expect from smaller luxury hotels are deeper knowledge of guests like never before. This means highly trained staff will serve guests personalized meals based on their moods and energy levels, tailoring special adventures and offering meals in distinctive, private locales; inviting guests to eat in whichever room at whatever time they feel hungry; plus full access to the cellar so guests can pick their own wine.

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Dar Ahlam in Morocco

Ett Hem and Foxhill Manor in the UK


Source :Forbes.com

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