This Week In Luxury: TA’AKTANA Debuts In Labuan Bajo, GastroMonth KL And Penang Is Back For A Second Year, And More

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news from around the world. This week’s highlights: TA’AKTANA debuts in the breathtaking seascapes of Labuan Bajo, GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang is back for a second year, and more.

TA’AKTANA Debuts In The Breathtaking Seascapes Of Labuan Bajo

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio, presents its newest addition: TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Labuan Bajo in the pearlescent shores of Indonesia. Nestled in the heart of Labuan Bajo, TA’AKTANA serves as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo National Park. The resort is also situated near a plethora of cultural attractions, such as Mirror Stone Cave, Rumah Tenun, Melo Village, and more. There are 70 guest rooms, including 25 villas and 45 suites, with seven overwater villas designed to celebrate the Indonesian Sea Nomads’ way of life. Guests staying in villas will have access to 24-hour butler service to ensure a seamless experience throughout their stay.


GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur And Penang 2024 Is Back For A Second Year

Throughout the month of June, GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2024, presented by FunNow Malaysia, offers food connoisseurs the opportunity to indulge in restaurants acknowledged by the Michelin Guide at affordable prices. Diners will get a chance to taste specially curated lunch tasting menus by 19 participating Michelin-recommended restaurants. There will also be never-before-seen collaborative feasts featuring 20 chefs from these restaurants, held each weekend in June for 10 nights only. This GastroMonth will allocate a portion of the proceeds to local organisations benefitting underprivileged children. Further details can be found here.


Dior Presents The 2024 Dioriviera Collection In Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

From now until 21 July, discover a range of beachwear and accessories at the Dioriviera pop-up in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. The iconic Dior toile de Jouy pattern has been revisited in two unique versions, featuring sketches of luxuriant nature or a constellation of suns. This season’s palette sees classic navies and refreshing shades of coral, water green, powder pink, and lemon. Additionally, a Dior Café pop-up has also been set up in a beach-inspired setting, offering coffee and desserts for guests to enjoy.


Gordon Ramsay Bar And Grill Now Serves Afternoon Tea

The essence of English culture is incomplete without the afternoon tea tradition. At the Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill, the experience is elevated with a charming tea trolley, where guests can craft their very own unique tea blends from a selection of premium teas, accompanied by an array of organic fresh herbs and a variety of honey options. Some of Gordon Ramsay’s most iconic dishes have also been transformed into bite-sized offerings, including the renowned Beef Wellington, Boston Lobster Roll, and the decadent 64% Manjari Chocolate Tart, among others. The Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill Afternoon Tea experience is available from 3pm to 6pm, every Monday to Friday, and is priced at RM169+ for two and RM299+ for four.

For reservations, email, call +603 7492 8000, or click here.

Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill

Bar Trigona Listed In The Top Ten Best International Hotel Bars In The World

From being honoured in the Asia Pacific Top Ten, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Bar Trigona has ascended to being named among the world’s top ten hotel bars in the 2024 Spirited Awards, widely hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of the industry. This global recognition is only the second of its kind for the bar, and a first for Head Bartender Rohan Matmary since joining in 2022. While the bar is beloved for its exceptional service and ambiance, its innovative ‘farm to bottle’ concept is also worth applauding, as it closely works with local farmers and food producers to support their work and to promote sustainable practices.

Bar Trigona

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

SANDRO Celebrates Father’s Day With A Series Of Everyday Wear For Dads

SANDRO is celebrating all dads with a curated selection of looks for any occasion. Explore a range of stylish cardigans and shirts in timeless white and navy colours that exude a clean and modest aesthetic. Opt to pair these outfits with SANDRO’s Cross pattern items for a touch of flair—sure to garner nods of approval, whether for workdays or the holidays.


Christofle’s Array Of Luxurious French Silverware And Tableware In Seibu, The Exchange TRX

The luxury French house, Christofle, announces the opening of its latest outlet in the prestigious Seibu department store. For more than 180 years, the brand has consistently challenged itself with new collections and collaborations, all while maintaining its esteemed heritage that patrons have come to love and trust. Those interested can discover a selection of exquisite silverware, tableware, and home décor pieces to add a touch of elegance into their living spaces.


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