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Mice Net : December 2009
mice.net 93 SAFFIRE ANNOUNCES COMPLETION DATE Saffire, the world-class property at Freycinet in Tasmania, is expected to open in early 2010. Reservations are being accepted for travel commencing April 4, however this date is likely to be brought forward as management expects to welcome guests as early as February or March. Saffire general manager, Matt Casey, says development progress continues with inspiring results with glazing, plastering and Saffire's iconic roofline well advanced. "And, our extensive native vegetation regeneration program is helping shape Saffire's natural environment into a place of rare beauty." Behind the scenes, Saffire's operations unit is as active as the team onsite. "We're busy developing our Saffire Service training program, recruiting, implementing operating systems and refining our product offerings, including our exclusive access to nearby Schouten Island," Mr Casey said. Also on offer will be complimentary activities such as quad bike excursions, heli-experiences, kayaking, mountain biking, bush walks, stargazing, and indoor activities. For a picture of the way Saffire will look in just a few months, digitally-rendered images and an inspiring 'fly through' can be viewed at www.saffire-freycinet.com.au. venue update AUSTRALIA'S NEWEST FIVE-STAR SPA In February 2010 the doors will open on the Spa at Château Élan, a five-star Salut Per Aqua in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Part of the new Château Élan at The Vintage, the luxury spa complex has 18 treatment rooms dedicated to exclusive spa rituals, traditional hydrotherapies and social relaxation. It is one of very few places in the world where people can experience Terraké treatments supplemented by products from prestige group, Thalgo. Terraké treatments are inspired by the principles of 'four worlds'. Each world offers whole-body treatments with its own precious ingredients, scents, textures, techniques and music. Thalgo specialises in marine cosmetology and spa therapies. Its products draw richness and effectiveness from the marine universe to help drive efficient, effective results. In addition to treatment rooms, the spa will house 20 luxury spa suites giving guests privileged access as well as total privacy courtesy of an "airbridge". Features unique to spa suites include a sensual plinth-mounted spa bath that is open to the room, and an ErgoMotion bed providing massage therapies and a zero gravity option for neutral body position. Guests wanting total seclusion can opt for a suite with a sanctuary courtyard. For more details visit www.chateauelan.com.au. MERITUS MANDARIN SINGAPORE Established in 1971, Meritus Mandarin Singapore is a veritable icon in the local hospitality industry, embodying rich Oriental charm. Its prominent location in the heart of the world-renowned shopping belt of Orchard Road makes it the preferred hotel of choice for many business and convention visitors. With its signature Asian grace, warmth and care, the five-star hotel is the ideal choice for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions. It contains versatile spaces occupying a total area of approximately 30,000 square feet. These include the grand, pillarless Mandarin Ballroom, 15 meeting suites, and two function rooms for larger-scale corporate and social events. The property boasts 1051 lavish guest rooms, equipped with broadband internet access, comprehensive amenities and a panoramic view of the city from the higher floors. Choose from seven room categories, each a harmonious blend of comfort and contemporary elegance. A smorgasbord of food and beverage offerings is available throughout the hotel. These include award- winning cuisines from Chatterbox, home of the Mandarin Chicken Rice, and Pine Court Chinese Restaurant. Be spoilt for choice with Triple Three, an international buffet restaurant, Coffee & Crust, a café serving tempting cakes, pastries and coffee from illy, and Bar on 5, a chill-out bar five floors above Orchard Road. To learn more visit www.meritus-hotels.com.