Hotels & Travel

A Small Hotel Group with a Big Heart

Leaders in environmental awareness, AKARYN Hotel Group, celebrate their 2019/2020 sustainability achievements which have seen the luxury boutique hotel group make great strides in eco-conscious tourism in Asia in the last year.  FOUR takes a closer look at the group’s impressive list of green initiatives…

Ensuring that they keep their carbon footprint as low as possible, the group actively encourages guests and staff to responsibly care for the surrounding beaches and ocean - as well as aid local communities and wildlife. A small but dedicated group, their current initiatives include: All hotels completely single-use plastic free as of June 2019 Running the Pure Blue Foundation, their eco-foundation, to help reduce plastic in...

October 08, 2019

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New Hotel Opening: The Newt in Somerset

From the owners of famed Babylonstoren in South Africa, The Newt opened its doors at the end of August, bringing a bundle of botanic bliss to Britain. 

Celebrating all things Somerset, The Newt is set on a stunning British country estate and boasts some of the most beautiful gardens that the UK has to offer, along with a cyder bar, ancient woodland, farm shops and Garden Café, with menus honoring seasonal produce from the kitchen garden. In and amongst the greenery, there is also a 23-bedroom hotel and an incredible spa. Capturing all the essence of a Georgian country home, The...

October 07, 2019

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Especially Sensational Spas

As the end of the year draws near, FOUR takes a look at five unusual yet wickedly indulgent spa treatments in and around Europe that can give our bodies a little bit of well-earned R&R.

A new month, a new mindset, a new you - start October off on a fresh and revitalized note with one of our favorite out-of-the-ordinary spa treatments at a few of Europe's best hotels: 24k Gold Facial – Six Senses Spa at Nobu Hotel Marbella, Spain A decadent, age-defying treatment, the 24K Gold Facial invigorates the skin by its restoring balance. Using Mogra - the Queen of Jasmines' - unique healing properties in combination...

October 02, 2019

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African Adventures: Introducing Bushmans Kloof in South Africa

With spring in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere, why not escape the autumn blues and head to South Africa’s captivating Cederberg Mountains for a sun-filled adventure?

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Just 3 hours from Cape Town on one of the country's most beautiful drives, snuggled on South Africa's lesser-known western coastline within the picturesque Cederberg mountain range, is the stunning Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat. Malaria and predator-free, this family-owned wilderness retreat is a wealth of wonder, bursting with ancient African culture, dramatic landscapes and outstanding nature experiences,...

September 27, 2019

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