Michael Saxon lives in Penang, Malaysia where he is the General Manager of one of the Far East’s most prestigious and historic hotels – the Eastern & Oriental. Happily married to his Malaysian wife, Beatrice, with whom he has two beautiful daughters, and working in the job of his dreams, he exudes the quiet […]
The Asia Luxury Travel Market 2009 took place in Shanghai this week. The 3-day, invitation-only event is now in its third year. If you’ve attended, please let us know your thoughts on the show by posting a comment here.
These days it seems it’s not enough to offer just a few drinks and snacks in a hotel minibar. Hotels are going a step further, offering all manner of items from bikinis (W Retreat & Spa, Maldives) to gourmet dog biscuits (The Loews Hotel, Denver). But perhaps one of the most unusual items […]
The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place. The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. ZÃ¼rich 5. MÃ¼nchen 6. […]
In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5th June 2009, stylish, boutique hotel The Luxe Manor is launching a new Green Package. Until the end of the month, guests will be able to enjoy a special nightly rate in a Superior Room for just HK$1450 with 5% of the Green Package revenue being […]
This is far from luxury travel but I thought I would share it anyway because it makes for some fun and interesting viewing. It doesn’t really need much of an introduction – it’s a personal journey across China, made on foot. Enjoy.
The doors of The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, Shanghai are now open, enabling guests to experience the glamour of the Golden Age of Old Shanghai in a unique Art Deco masterpiece. Each of the hotel’s 96 exquisite rooms and suites offers a personal sanctuary of comfort, distinguished by the opulence of Old Shanghai and the luxury […]
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is making its landmark entry into China with the opening of the Fairmont Beijing. Scheduled to officially open in the summer of 2009, the Fairmont Beijing is located in Yong An Li an unrivalled position as the ‘Gate’ to Beijing’s Central Business District. Providing ease of accessibility for business or […]
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced the return of its signature Hyatt Regency brand to Hong Kong with the opening of the 567-room Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin. The first international hotel brand to open in the New Territories, the property features spectacular Tolo Harbor views, extraordinary restaurants and meeting space, as well as […]
Staying at The Peninsula this season means you can personalise your visit by selecting options from Winter Escapes package, or indulge in The Suite Life and enjoy a complimentary second night’s stay. This winter, two of Hong Kong’s oldest and best loved icons, The Peninsula and The Star Ferry, team up in signature style for […]
Located at the top of Tianjin Centre, Raffles Tianjin sits right in the heart of the city, at the junction of Nanjing Road and Guiyang Road – in Heping District, the city’s most important business and retail district. As the city’s first penthouse hotel, Raffles Tianjin will preside over the city, occupying the top 32nd […]
Take a look at this fantastic 14-day luxury cruise with Holland America‘s MS Volendam, exploring over thirty centuries of history and culture in the exotic lands of China and Vietnam.
Carlson Hotels, one of the world’s largest privately-owned hotel companies, has signed an agreement with China’s Sanya Lu Hui Tou Tourism Development Co., Ltd, to manage a new Radisson Plaza hotel in Sanya, the southernmost city in Hainan, China. This latest addition to the Radisson Plaza portfolio supports the company’s plans to more than double […]
IHG has signed a deal for its first Hotel Indigo in the region to be located in Shanghai. The group’s fast-growing lifestyle brand occupy a riverfront site along the Huangpu River in the form of the Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund. The 180-room hotel is scheduled to begin welcoming guests in 2010. The area […]
An Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is now available offering accommodation for two persons in a Deluxe room for just RMB 1,280, plus complimentary meals for accompanying children at Café Zen, one of the hotel’s signature eateries. The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]
The Legendale Hotel Beijing is the newest member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection of luxury properties, which now features more than 185 of the world’s most desirable destinations and newly discovered havens. Occupying a prime position in the heart of the city, the 390-room hotel is ideally located to make the most of […]