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Remote Lands launches The Bensley Trail expedition

Author: Sirima Eamtako / Date: Tue, 05/14/2019 - 01:06
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Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild
Bensley Collection - Shinta Mani Wild

This 14-day itinerary will take just 16 guests on a journey through Southeast Asia including Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, where they will enjoy accommodations in four of Bill Bensley’s most iconic resorts. 

Bangkok, Thailand - Remote Lands has launched The Bensley Trail, an exclusive expedition in conjunction with renowned architect and interior designer Bill Bensley, scheduled to take place from 16 February to 1 March 2020. 

This 14-day itinerary will take just 16 guests on a journey through Southeast Asia including Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam, where they will enjoy accommodations in four of Bill Bensley’s most iconic resorts. 

The trip will include a deep exploration of each country including immersing in nature and marvelling in the culture, history and architecture of Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Bangkok and Danang, as well as indulging in authentic regional cuisine and relaxing on picturesque beaches.

Catherine Heald, CEO and Co-Founder of Remote Lands, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Bill Bensley on this new exciting new expedition. We are a huge fan of Bill’s properties and love his vibrant and unique style.”

The trip includes accommodations at Bensley’s Rosewood Luang Prabang resort in Laos, followed by a stay in two different properties in the Bensley Collection in Cambodia - the Shinta Mani Siem Reap in Angkor and the new Shinta Mani Wild. 

Then in Bangkok, the itinerary features a stay at the brand new Rosewood Bangkok - the only non-Bensley designed property on the Bensley Trail – with a twist, an exclusive event at Bensley’s private home.  The itinerary ends in Danang, Vietnam at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort.

As part of the collaboration with the Shinta Mani Foundation, a portion of the proceeds from this trip will go towards building a water well in the name of each guest in a remote Cambodian village, which provides a family and its immediate neighbours with easily accessible hand pumped clean water.

Bensley said: “As a client of Remote Lands, I am honoured to be working with them on this journey to showcase some of my favorite works of hospitality in these incredible destinations."

He added that he was passionate about conservation and helping folks and animals in need, and his inspiration in developing this trip was to use hospitality to help people that need it in a sustainable fashion. 

By working with the Shinta Mani Foundation, which aims to enhance the lives and livelihood of people in the communities where they operate, to help families in a rural Cambodian village, providing quality water, a hospitality school and youth dentistry programs, Bensley said: “Our hope is that this trip will educate and inspire, while providing remarkable experiences in incredible places.”
 

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