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High-end Corfu Resort Fuses Greek And Asian Influences



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As founders and homeowners of Banyan Tree Holdings, Ho Kwon Ping and Claire Chiang put a premium on creating high quality workers.

A traditional instance of that is Magda Vlassi, a pleasant waitress at their luxurious Angsana Resort and Spa on the Greek island of Corfu, the primary European property within the Banyan portfolio.

Ho Kwon Ping and Claire Chiang. Photo by Columbia Hillen

Within hours of arriving at this luxurious property dealing with the Ionian Sea, Magda realized about my companion’s love of kumquats, the scrumptious fruit that grows abundantly on the island, and promptly supplied to pay a go to to her uncle’s orchard, fill a bag and ship it on her time without work.
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Such a selfless gesture past the decision of responsibility displays the distinctive significance the hard-working Asian couple place upon workers coaching at their many lodges and spas in Asia, America, Africa and the Middle East together with Thailand, China, Mexico, Malaysia and the Maldives.
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At Angsana, their philosophy appears to be working, pleasant, environment friendly service being one of many highlights of our three-night keep there.

The resort presents 159 rooms and suites plus 37 personal pool villas.
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Our lodging was in one of many latter, a spacious, two-floor villa dealing with the Ionian Sea. It featured an outside plunge pool and sun-beds, a ground-floor front room with armchairs, couch, a big desk and a big-screen TV, plus a bed room and toilet. Upstairs was the identical, with a big balcony with smooth armchairs. The total decor was fashionable with unique components equivalent to vases, ceramic plates and different artisan decorations.
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Occupying a big stretch of land on the shoulder of a hill overlooking the ocean on the east facet of the island, the resort’s foremost constructing is fashionable, with pale stone and darkish wooden, and authentic artwork, sculpture and rugs.
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There’s definitely no scarcity of rest choices on the resort, together with a non-public seashore; a tranquil infinity pool with clear views alongside the rugged shoreline and cozy cushioned lounge chairs; a 25-meter inside pool; and small personal walk-in swimming pools fronting the resort’s villas.
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Beside the inside pool, separate amenities for women and men characteristic saunas, jacuzzis and steam-rooms. An in depth health club accommodates a wide range of tools.

I additionally took full benefit of the resort’s spa the place I loved a full physique therapeutic massage offered by expert therapist Konstantina utilizing oils of basil, lemon and ylang ylang. This award-winning spa presents panoramic views overlooking the indented shoreline each from the remedy rooms and the post-treatment rest room, with manager, Litsa, offering me with flavourful tea with honey.
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Dining at Angsana can be a delight, with a number of eating places to select from. The resort may organise personal waterfront eating underneath the celebrities

Traditional Corfiot dishes are served at Sofrito with a menu starting from native seafood equivalent to bream, octopus and squid to meat specialties together with the enduring moussaka. 
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We dined right here on our first of three evenings and loved a shock bonus, reside accompaniment by two musicians taking part in Greek folks melodies on bouzouki and guitar.
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For one thing totally totally different, and a nod to the Asian origins of Banyan Tree Holdings, is Koh restaurant, which serves a mixture of fashionable Japanese fusion delicacies with sushi and different Far Eastern dishes. 
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Our expertise at Botrini’s fine-dining restaurant, named after Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini, was a memorable one, that includes appetizers of duck and truffle pappardelle and mains comprising succulent milk beef cheek and fried croaker fish.
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Aside from the meals, a trademark of Botrini’s is its well-stocked cellar. I counted 22 pages of wines, each Greek and plenty of different international locations together with Hungary, France and Italy, in addition to a wide range of champagnes.
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To prime off a night, get pleasure from a cocktail at Vertigo, the resort’s roof-top bar.

Convenience can be a key aspect for selecting Angsana as a vacation spot. It is barely seven miles from the airport and 9 from Corfu city. 

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