Longitiude 131

Helicopter transfers and in-tent iPads are among the new luxury enhancements to the iconic Australian property, Longitude 131°.

Celebrating its 10th birthday this November, the enhancements are designed to work in with the philosophy of luxury desert exploration while providing an ultimate blend of serenity and modern technology.

The introduction of a helipad nearby to the property means that Longitude 131° guests now have the opportunity to arrive or depart the property via helicopter. Helicopter transfers between Longitude 131 and Ayers Rock Airport are available at an additional cost and flights can also be extended to take in the sites of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.

With the ultimate in-room entertainment of an uninterrupted view of Uluru, Longitude guests have never needed the added distraction of a
television.  However guests can now enjoy the view than with some subtle entertainment enhancements from an iPad.  In-tent iPads are loaded with a selection of ebooks, Australian movies as well as games such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble.  They also have a selection of music that can be enjoyed by another in-tent enhancement, Bose speakers.

The latest Bose surround sound system has been fitted, which works with the iPads or the guests own Bluetooth capable device.

“Guests at Longitude 131° have the choice of taking part in the boutique touring options or relaxing in their tents or a combination of both… these small enhancements work with the understated elegance of the furnishings and of course the view, which is always priceless,” said Voyages Managing Director Koos Klein.

Dinner at Table 131 is a highlight of every stay at Longitude 131°.  To add to the occasion the Wakagetti dance troupe will now perform Indigenous cultural dance for guests as they are welcomed to their dining site just after they have enjoyed the sunset over Uluru.

And finally, in line with the eco-nature of the property, Longitude 131° branded stainless steel water bottles will be provided as a gift for all guests on arrival. This new initiative will not only provide guests with a lasting memory of their stay, but reduce the number of PET bottles used. A chilled filtered water station is now available in the Dune House and custom made Royal Doulton pottery urns in all guest tents for refills.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management