This Week In Luxury: Melbourne Alba Hot Springs, Comyns’ Malaysian-Inspired Décor, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: Melbourne Alba Hot Springs is a contemporary thermal heaven, Comyns presents Malaysian-inspired décor for Merdeka, and more.

Melbourne Alba Hot Springs Is A Contemporary Thermal Heaven

At the heart of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is a world-class luxury wellness sanctuary set in beautifully landscaped gardens. The sophisticated thermal spa complex is set on a 13-hectare property with a backdrop of rolling hills, and boasts a rain pool, botanical pools, forest pools, a sunset pool, and private pools on the rooftop and The Terrace. Those seeking rejuvenation can indulge in full-day self-care packages, half-day rituals and treatments at the spa. This year, they introduced a luxury lakeside villa accommodation where visitors can enjoy a stay after tucking into locally sourced meals designed by award-winning chef Karen Martini at their Thyme restaurant.

Alba Thermal Springs

Dior Launches New Rose Des Vents Additions In Exclusive Campaign

Dior unveils a new extension to the Rose des Vents line, with the introduction of the Rose des Vents Tribales earrings. Inspired by the value of self-affirmation, the earrings are set in a range of bright blues, pinks and greens—sublimated with emeralds, malachite and mother-of-pearl. A reinterpretation of the Dior Tribales, the studs are adorned with a compass rose and paired with a reversible motif consisting of ornamental stones or pavé diamonds, which can be mixed and matched for infinite combinations. 


Dolce & Gabbana Introduces Limited Edition Light Blue Summer Vibes Fragrances

The Light Blue Summer Vibes 2023 collection is a limited-edition fragrance for him and her, which was introduced in a campaign filled with spontaneity and joyous passion. Light Blue Summer Vibes Pour Femme has a classic base of fresh citrus, flowers and warm notes, opening with the novelty of Calabrian Bergamot notes. The sweetness of ripe peaches is revealed to be the heart of the fragrance, followed by soothing warm cedarwood for balance. Alongside that, the Light Blue Summer Vibes Pour Homme gives off a woody aquatic fragrance, boasting an aromatic freshness from its Cypress infusion and Sicilian Lemon for a sharp but sweet liveliness. The fragrance finishes off with a pleasant woody warmth of amber, like a soothing mix of honey and lemon.

Dolce & Gabbana

Comyns Presents Malaysian Inspired Décor For Merdeka

In celebration of Independence Day, Comyns’ latest highlights feature Malaysian-inspired décor showcasing historical landmark Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad, the endangered Orang Utan, and Malaysia’s most beloved tropical fruits. Built with three towers, each with a copper-coloured onion dome, the Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad is gilded in 24K—an impressive display to feature in all its intricacy. The Orang Utan figurine was made through 12 separate stages of manufacturing and later finished with layer of pure silver. Finally, the tropical fruits figurine makes for an amazing centrepiece available in 24K gilt, parcel-gilt, and in mini versions.


Nobu KL Celebrates Independence Day With A Special Themed Menu

From 21 August to 17 September, gastronomes can anticipate Nobu’s new Flavours of Freedom Osusume, a Merdeka-themed menu that blends local flavours with Nobu’s signature style. Drawing inspiration from Sabah and Penang to create a symphony of flavours, the menu is crafted with Malaysia’s rich heritage and diverse culture in mind. Some of its highlights include a Red Snapper with Coriander Dressing (RM100++) and Sabah Slipper Lobster and Caviar (RM130++), all of which epicurean enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. For enquiries and reservations, Call +603-23800028, Whatsapp +60192895085, or email

Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Song Saa Private Island’s Package Celebrates 10 Years of Sustainable Luxury Tourism 

First opened in 2012 as Cambodia’s first ethical coastal luxury resort, the resort is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a four-night escape stay package. A curator will craft a tailored itinerary, which allows guests to immerse fully in the region’s inspiring transformation—such as choosing the ideal moment for an invigorating swim or accompanying marine biologists on expeditions to explore coral reefs. The package (from US$7,050 onwards) includes a stay at one of the resort’s One Bedroom Jungle Villa on all-inclusive basis, three 90-minute spa treatments per person, and a one-hour private yoga session. Available to book until 31 October 2023 for a stay period valid until 31 October 2024.

Song Saa Private Island

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