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Pranaam GVK Guest Services – our new and preferred way to begin and end our international journeys

Months ago, when Laveena and I traveled to Calgary in Canada, from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, we decided to experience the Pranaam GVK Guest Services, popular with Bollywood celebrities, sportsmen, famous singers, wealthy businessmen and travellers wanting a seamless and stress free departure and arrival experience.

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Stylish Elegance at the Four Seasons Hotel, Seoul

On a recent business trip to Seoul, South Korea, I chose to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel. Not only had I heard from friends, that the relatively new glass-and-steel hotel, designed by Su Sin Tao of Singapore, offered guests a perfect blend of luxury and style, but also that the location of the hotel on Seoul’s north Bank, was hard to beat.

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Six reasons to celebrate your festive holidays at Soneva

November is Bronze: Embrace bliss and vitality

This festive season we have organised a colourful calendar of experiences, dining and entertainment events to fill your days with cheer. We've chosen six highlights to pique your curiosity.

Celebrate at Soneva Fushi with a Christmas Eve Gala Dinner, then enjoy a special dinner by the 2 Michelin-starred Chef Ronan Kervarrec on Christmas Day at Once Upon a Table. At Soneva Jani say hello to Santa at The Gathering, then indulge with our New Year's Food Journey and countdown to 2019 at Zuhair's Beach. Bask in Christmas sunshine with lunch at Soneva Kiri's North Beach, before heading to the jetty to count down to the New Year.

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Soneva Fushi – An Island you would love to be shipwrecked on…forever!

Have you ever dreamed of what it feels like to be a castaway, on a remote tropical island, with swaying palm trees, the sound of waves, and Man Friday for company? As a child, I loved Daniel Defoe’s book, ‘Robinson Crusoe’. And I was one of those dreamers, who always wondered what it must have felt like to be shipwrecked on a desert island. Forty years later, my dream came true. Thankfully, Laveena and I were not shipwrecked, nor were we made to feel like castaways. But yes, the island which was a scenic 30 minute sea-plane ride from Male, was remote, tropical, with swaying palm trees and the gentle and calming sound of waves. Located in the Baa Atoll, in the Maldives, Soneva Fushi, is an eco-friendly, uber luxury and chic getaway, where you do not encounter mutineers, captives and cannibals like Robinson Crusoe did, but you do have a very attentive, Ms/Man Friday, your private butler, who attends to your every little wish.

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