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What Travel Will Look Like in 2022, by Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts

Inviting guests to discover some of the world’s most captivating destinations, with a portfolio that spans the globe, Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts is rooted in providing enriching experiences and heartfelt hospitality. From Marrakech to the Maldives, each of the properties is dedicated to providing experiences unique to its own corner of the world. Following a year of travel restrictions for many, the brand is delighted to be welcoming travellers back to their properties in 2022, with exciting new offerings that align with the top trends projected for next year, be it story-telling travel in the Tunisia or 3G travel in Mauritius.

Slow Travel with The Residence Maldives

With long haul travel back on the agenda for 2022, travellers looking to make up for lost time will book longer trips to enjoy the destination for all it has to offer. Following the pandemic, consumers have been left with a desire to connect with destinations, become fully immersed in locations and travel more consciously than ever before. For those seeking a meaningful Maldivian escape, Cenizaro boasts two properties in the archipelago, encouraging guests to stay longer by providing three islands in one and a plethora of offerings. The Residence Falhumaafushi and its sister property, The Residence Dhigurah are connected by a 1km bridge – the longest private bridge in the Maldives – allowing guests of the two resorts to travel freely between the two and enjoy the various offerings from each. Guests also have exclusive access to castaway island, set between the two resorts, Koduhutta is the perfect destination for an intimate picnic amongst the crystal clear waters and promises a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Celebratory Travel with Riad Elegancia Marrakech  

Whether it be a big birthday or wedding anniversary there is a huge pent-up demand to celebrate the milestones missed in lockdown next year. What may have previously been marked with a short city break, may now be marked with a more exotic escape to one of the world’s most enchanting destinations. Catering to this demand, Riad Elegancia is available for private hire, the 11-key riad property is set in the heart of Marrakech and provides the perfect setting to commemorate celebrations missed last year with loved ones.  Deeply rooted in its arab-andalusian heritage, built around two expansive patios, this 19th century intimate hideaway offers all the comforts a luxury hotel with the ornate furnishings of a traditional riad. Boasting 360-degree views of the ancient medina, the rooftop terrace is a destination in itself, here families and friends can enjoy morning yoga, a soothing swim, cocktails at sunset or intimate dinners prepared by a private chef for the ultimate luxury experience.

3G Travel with The Residence Mauritius 

As families look to reconnect, 2022 is expected to see a rise in 3G trips whereby all three generations holiday together. Suited to travellers of all ages, The Residence Mauritius is the perfect destination for a multi-generational getaway. Set along a stunning stretch of sugar-white sand, the luxury resort combines European charm with contemporary elegance, with a variety of accommodation to choose from including interconnecting ocean view suites which are the perfect option for families looking to share. Inviting guests to immerse themselves within the fabric of the destination, the resort provides a number of unique experiences suited to travellers old and young, from authentic cookery classes to day trips to the island’s wild South Eden. Those seeking a hassle-free trip can book on a half board basis and dine at all four of the bars and restaurants to savour traditional Mauritian flavours in the most picturesque of settings. 

Culinary Travel with La Maison Arabe Marrakech

Next year as travellers rekindle their love for destinations old and new, food will play an essential role in reconnecting with the cultural bustle of much-loved cities. Whether it be through authentic cookery classes or during visits to quaint markets, holidaymakers will look to revel in the local food scene. Inviting guests to immerse themselves within the vibrant cuisine Marrakech is famed for, La Maison Arabe is home to the city’s oldest cooking school. Set in the heart of the medina guests and locals alike can master the secrets of Moroccan dishes under the watchful eye of the dadas (traditional Moroccan cooks). Those looking to venture out of the boutique hotel can join a gastronomic tour through the Mellah, to sample Moroccan cuisine, from rich tagines to refreshing teas, and purchase colourful spices and herbs.

Disconnection Trips with The Residence Zanzibar

With working from home becoming the new norm for many over the past two years, many have been left facing a digital burnout. As a result, travellers are now seeking a complete disconnection from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and where better to escape to than the tropical shores of Zanzibar. Inspired by the island’s eclectic cultures, The Residence Zanzibar is set within a 32-hectare estate where five-star luxuries sit harmoniously amongst natures’ untouched beauty. The resort’s star attraction, The Spa, features six spacious treatment pavilions, a whirlpool and relaxation area. Nestled amongst two hectares of tropical gardens, here guests are invited to switch off and indulge in bespoke treatments that harness the natural benefits of local plants and spices.

Story-Telling Travel with The Residence Tunis

Tapping into traveller’s desire for meaningful travel next year, The Residence Tunis is catering to consumer’s hunger for deeper and more enriching experiences. Encouraging guests to discover an alternative side to Tunis and the country’s rich culture, the resort’s team have curated a list of exclusive experiences unique to this corner of the world. Be whisked away on a camel ride across the shimmering shore or indulge in a romantic picnic set in a private tent on the region’s golden beaches, complete with a private waiter. Guests are welcomed with a traditional Tunisian mint tea before indulging in a decadent seafood barbeque under the stars. Whilst for the perfect daycation, head out and discover the country’s prettiest town, Sidi Bou Saïd. Perched atop a steep cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, famed for its whitewashed houses and ornate blue doors travellers are invited to lose themselves in the cobbled streets, flower-filled courtyards and charming cafes.

Regenerative Travel with Cenizaro Cares Initiative

The past year has placed further emphasis on the need to give back to the destinations visited whilst travelling. Sustainability, eco-friendly practices, and CSR initiatives have become a priority to travellers, who now seek to invest in hospitality brands that are committed to improving the destinations they find themselves within, and the wider environment. Inspiring change for a better more sustainable tomorrow, the Cenizaro Cares programme is dedicated to meaningful contribution through shared value. Throughout the portfolio, each property prides itself on its strong relationship with local communities and works closely to ensure locals are involved in sustainability initiatives, encouraging environmental stewardship. Overseen by Alexys Tjhia, Director of Corporate Responsibility, each resort has an established green committee focusing on care for the environment, community and people of each destination.  


About Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts

The hospitality arm of Bonvests Holdings Limited, Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts is a leading international property and hospitality company with a portfolio of independent luxury hotel properties in some of the world’s most desirable locations, each reflecting a distinct individual personality and sense of place.

Published 17th January 2022

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