Wanderfolk: Cannes Comes To Hong Kong, Villa Escape Deals At The Siam in Bangkok, Finnair’s New Summer Menu

It’s June, which means it’s time to start planning your trips for the rest of the year. How does a villa escape in Bangkok, or a visit to Lloyd’s Inn‘s first overseas property in Bali, sound? If you’re a film buff, don’t miss your chance to catch the Festival de Cannes Film Week happening at Hong Kong’s biggest cinema this November.

HOSHINOYA Tokyo Summer Night 2019

Immerse yourself in olden day revelry this August with Tokyo Summer Nights 2019, which sees the modern ryokan HOSHINOYA Tokyo transformed into an experiential space complete with carnival-style shooting galleries, traditional dance performances, and lanterns decorating the rooftop onsen. The tatami stage and the conference room on the second floor will turn into a night market filled with food stands, games, and entertainment of the Edo period, while handpicked sakes from across the country will be served at the Ochanoma lounge on each guest floor. Hungry? Try the essential dishes of the Edo period, from pickled vegetable skewers and rice bowls to chilled ochazuke — it’s the kind of lush summer night dreams are made of.

Tokyo Summer Nights 2019 is happening from 1 to 17 August at HOSHINOYA Tokyo, 1-9-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0004, Japan, p. +81-(0)50-3786-1144. Rates start from 67,200 yen per night.

Lloyd’s Inn Bali

The popular Lloyd’s Inn brand from Singapore has sailed to new shores with the opening of its first overseas property in Seminyak — mere minutes from Double Six Beach. Similar to its big sister, the Bali boutique hotel keeps the same minimalist architecture and monochromatic tones while boasting a new sky bridge that hangs over a garden oasis filled with trees reaching towards the sky. Other highlights include sky tubs and water hammocks in the pool so you can watch the sun set, cubby pods for travellers to mingle, and a library lounge. The 101-room property also introduces the surreal Canopy Spa as well as Opeum, a detox-focused restaurant helmed by MasterChef Singapore finalist Sharon Gonzago.

Lloyd’s Inn is located at Jalan Arjuna, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, p. +62 361 475 5560. Rates start from RP700,000++ per night.

Festival de Cannes Film Week at K11 MUSEA this November

You don’t need us to tell you what Cannes is, do you? The world-renowned film festival has joined forces with Hong Kong’s K11 MUSEA to bring the essence of Cannes to the neon city this November. Festival de Cannes Film Week makes its Asian debut with a stellar lineup of six feature films from the 2019 Cannes Official Selection. Attendees can expect to rub shoulders with directors and actors, as well as masterclasses and Q&As hosted by some of cinema’s brightest lights. Has there been a better opportunity to experience the best of the world’s film industry in Hong Kong?

Festival de Cannes Film Week is happening from 12 to 17 November 2019 at K11 MUSEA in Hong Kong.Ticketing information and details will be released later this year.

Finnair Brings Nordic Flavours by Signature Chef Tommy Myllymaki for Singapore-Helsinki Route

If you’re flying the Singapore-Helsinki route on Finnair from June to September, you’re in luck. In celebration of the eighth birthday of the airline’s Singapore-Helsinki route, business class passengers can enjoy a new Summer Menu developed by Swedish chef Tommy Myllymäki, who’s been nominated Sweden’s ‘Chef of the Year’ and currently directs five restaurants in Stockholm. Featuring the best of Nordic flavours, you’ll see dishes like Salmon Tartar with marinated mushrooms and fresh trout roe, and Braised Beef Cheek with red wine sauce and truffle mashed potatoes. It really is a little piece of the Nordics on board.

Finnair’s new Summer Menu will be available to customers flying the Singapore-Helsinki route on business class from 6 June to 5 September 2019.

The Siam’s new Short Villa Escape promotion

We’ve reached the middle of the year, so what better time than to take a breather than now? Escape on a journey to Bangkok with a Short Villa Escape at The Siam, a super-luxurious boutique property that combines Art Deco-inspired split-level bedrooms and loft ceilinged bathrooms with the best of Thai culture and hospitality. Valid for stay periods in June, September, and October 2019, the package includes daily breakfast for two at their riverside restaurants, 10% off body massages at Opium Spa, personalised butler service, and scheduled shuttle boat service between the hotel and Bangkok’s central Sathorn pier. Rates start from a very attractive THB27,300++ per night for villas that look out into topiary-style Italian gardens and the Chao Phraya River.

The Siam is located at 3/2 Khao Rd, Khwaeng Wachira Phayaban, Khet Dusit, Bangkok, p. +66 2 206 6999. See here for more information on the Short Villa Escape promotion and blackout dates.

Gary Lim

Deputy Editor

Gary is one of those proverbial jack of all trades… you know the rest. When not writing about lifestyle and culture, he dabbles in photography, graphic design, plays four instruments and is a professional wearer of bowties. His greatest weakness: spending more money on clothes than he probably should. Find him across the social world as @grimlay