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Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a [...]

Top 5 business lunches in Hong Kong

Top 5 business lunches in Hong Kong

Business lunches are often used as an excuse to hold informal meetings with corporate clients and splurge on the account, all while enjoying a fine meal, a comforting and often sophisticated environment and good company. With Hong Kong’s traditional business centre relatively constrained within Central and Tsim Sha Tsui, there are a plethora of upscale [...]

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

Special feature: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China

When Marco Polo visited the ancient Chinese city and former capital of the Song dynasty of Hangzhou in the late 13th century, he christened the city: “beyond dispute the finest and noblest in the world.” Part of an old Chinese saying transliterated reads: “there is paradise in heaven, on earth there is Hangzhou,” marking Hangzhou as [...]

Hutong, Hong Kong – 10th anniversary special menu

Hutong, Hong Kong – 10th anniversary special menu

In an ever-changing city where most restaurants last five or six years, celebrating a 10 year anniversary means you must be doing something right. Hutong, Aqua Restaurant Group’s northern Chinese restaurant just one floor below their flagship restaurant-cum-bar, Aqua, in the sail-shaped One Peking, is a jaw-dropping expansive space with a curved high-ceiling window that [...]

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

5 hotels to watch the sun rise

“The early bird catches the worm,” as the renowned idiom states. One of the true joys of life is watching the sun rise, slowly lightening the cool, dark dawn with the warm rays of the star that burns brightly in the centre of our solar system. This phenomenon has been the inspiration for many a [...]

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Whether standalone or privately owned as part of a larger development or a resort, multiple-bedroom villas are all the rage for summer holiday bookings and ideal for family, a group of friends, or to host special occasions. For those who have a kid or two, simple hotel rooms or suites just do not bring the [...]

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

3 alternative things to do in Hong Kong

In a city that is only 1,000 square kilometres, how much can there realistically be to do? Most visitors to Hong Kong scour the city from the Peak, shop till their hearts drop and eat well (click here to read our Top 10 European Restaurants in Hong Kong), but after your stomachs are full and [...]

Special feature: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Macau

Special feature: Sheraton Macao Hotel, Macau

In Macau, the Las Vegas of the East, bigger is better. Going by that simple judgement, the 3,896 room Sheraton Macao Hotel on the Cotai Strip, the largest Sheraton in the world, is one of the city’s top hotels. But there is more to this sprawling behemoth than meets the eye. Underneath the overlapping layers [...]

Asia’s most romantic resorts

Asia’s most romantic resorts

Nothing quite says romance like a secluded spot on an exotic island, fringed by powdery white beaches and deep aqua blue waters, or a lush green jungle brimming with biodiversity, complemented by a world class spa that engages the best of nature. The world’s largest continent, Asia, naturally contains all of the above, sometimes even [...]

Special feature: W Retreat and Spa, Maldives

Special feature: W Retreat and Spa, Maldives

They tell you the Maldives is beautiful; they undersell it! In short, the W Retreat and Spa, Maldives is the ultimate Maldives experience: exactly how you imagined it – days, months, weeks, or even years before finally making your virgin trip over. As we were transferring from a sister Starwood resort, we were dropped off at Malé airport, [...]

Top 10 European restaurants in Hong Kong

Top 10 European restaurants in Hong Kong

Mention Hong Kong and food, and tiny morsels of delicately packed dim sum in light bamboo baskets spring to mind. That should come as no surprise – situated at the Southeastern tip of Canton, Hong Kong has some of the world’s best Cantonese cuisine. But many visitors (and locals alike) miss out on the high [...]

Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, Phuket

Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villas, Phuket

Luxury doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet. That’s certainly what The Luxe Nomad believes. Started initially as an Asian-based, flash sales website, the site has now expanded to include European and African luxury resorts – often available at heavy discounts at up to 70% off. Resorts on The Luxe Nomad are vetted, primarily boutique hotels [...]

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Special feature: Intercontinental Hong Kong, Hong Kong

As you pass through its doors to the lobby and gaze upon the view through the ceiling-high windows at the distance, there is no doubt what the main attraction at the Intercontinental Hong Kong is. Sitting on a protruding promenade in Kowloon, the hotel is in a prime position to view Hong Kong Island as it [...]

5 classic European hotels to visit before you die

5 classic European hotels to visit before you die

In modern times, glass and steel has become all the fashion. Soulless glass skyscraper hotels rise tall above the ground, cocooning the hotel guest to look out past the transparent facade and wish they were outside instead! Personally, I’m a sucker for classic hotels – palaces, castles, Renaissance and Art Noveau structures with opulent exteriors [...]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best city hotel views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best city hotel views

There are many reasons to pay “over the top” for a hotel. Some pay for the service, some for the brand name associated with it, some for the dining options at hand, while others to be a part of history in iconic hotels. But there are a select few who are willing to shell out [...]

A Chinese Valentine’s – top 5 romantic hotel getaways in China

A Chinese Valentine’s – top 5 romantic hotel getaways in China

Valentine’s can be a difficult period. When romance blossoms, clichés bloom in equal measure – Paris, London, Rome and the like are all tried and tested destinations to spend a romantic trip, but ironically, tried and tested is not in the least bit romantic. With Valentine’s Day following immediately after Chinese New Year (11th-13th February), why [...]

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