Category: China

Dinner for two: top 5 ultimate dining experiences

Dinner for two: top 5 ultimate dining experiences

Nothing spells romance like an intimate dinner for two but who says Valentine’s Day is the only time that calls for something spectacular? For times when even booking the best table at the hot new restaurant just won’t cut it, you can always count on nature to provide the unforgettable.  Here are our five top […]

The world's largest panoramic photograph

The world’s largest panoramic photograph

The world’s largest panorama used to be a fantastic 114-gigapixel image of Shanghai, but now that’s been superceded by an incredible image four times its size. Four months were spent stitching together 48,000 images of London, allowing you to see up to a staggering 15 miles away. The pictures were taken from the top of […]

Interview with Roy McKenzie, CEO of London Serviced Apartments Ltd.

Interview with Roy McKenzie, CEO of London Serviced Apartments Ltd.

Roy McKenzie is a former corporate lawyer turned entrepreneur who has owned and operated London Serviced Apartments Ltd. since 2000. He and his business are London specialists in finding serviced apartments for business and leisure travellers for both short and long term stays. What is it that you do exactly? Customers from all around the world […]

Afternoon tea redefined in Shanghai

Afternoon tea redefined in Shanghai

Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai is redefining afternoon tea in Shanghai by launching the Champagne Afternoon Tea. Upon being seated, guests will be presented with Champagne flutes for an option to enjoy an unlimited flow of Taittinger Champagne. A ritual around creating the perfect brew is next on the agenda for guests, be it a cappuccino […]

Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa

Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa

New to China is the Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort & Spa in Yunnan Province, just an hour’s drive from Jinghong International Airport. This hidden enclave of tropical majesty along a sweeping curve of the Luosuo River is set within lush gardens and water features, and comprises 80 Deluxe guest rooms, as well as 23 one, two […]

The world's scariest hotel swimming pool?

The world’s scariest hotel swimming pool?

Here’s a contender for the world’s scariest hotel swimming pool, designed by Singaporean firm Chan Sau Yan Associate. The pool at the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao is 30 metres long and can be found on the 24th floor of the hotel, perched high above the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Situated in […]

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine’s

If you’re looking for somewhere different this Valentine’s Day, then how about a getaway in SE Asia.  This incredible and fascinating part of the world rarely disappoints, and here we’ve unearthed 10 gems that we think you’ll love and, more importantly, that your Valentine will love too… The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Long […]

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 […]

The world's longest high speed rail journey

The world’s longest high speed rail journey

The world’s longest high speed rail line is the Beijing-Guangzhou rail route which opened last month. Now you can experience the speed and luxury of a Chinese bullet train, at speeds of 300 kilometres per hour. This is the equivalent of 80 metres every second and had a reduced a journey that once took 22 […]

The top 5 places for a holiday home in 2013

The top 5 places for a holiday home in 2013

Sometimes going away for two weeks just isn’t enough. Sometimes we find that perfect luxury holiday destination that makes us want to live there. This selection of 5 great places to buy a holiday home contains something for everyone, whether you are looking for a beach villa on a white sand beach, a relaxing place […]

To infinity & beyond - Asia's top 5 infinity pools

To infinity & beyond – Asia’s top 5 infinity pools

There was once a time when infinity pools were a novelty. In recent years, they have become the standard, and any new hotel worth its salt will have one. But despite the abundance of infinity pools in hotels nowadays, let’s face it – some do it better than others. If you’re touring Asia and an […]

A stunning new look for the iconic lobby and lounge at the InterContinental Hong Kong

A stunning new look for the iconic lobby and lounge at the InterContinental Hong Kong

InterContinental Hong Kong has unveiled a stylish new look for its iconic Lobby and Lobby Lounge. Created by architecture firm Woods Bagot Hong Kong studio, the stunning design enhances the mesmerising appeal of this venue from morning until late at night. Renowned for its unmatched views of Victoria Harbour and the city’s renowned skyline, this celebrated […]

Interview with Richard Szkiler, Founder and Videographer of The View South

Interview with Richard Szkiler, Founder and Videographer of The View South

Richard Szkiler is the Founder of The View South which produces, stocks and distributes videos specifically for the travel and leisure industry. Prior to establishing the business in Buenos Aires, Richard filmed and directed for various charities, companies and philanthropic organisations in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. Following this, Richard traveled to Argentina where he […]

The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region

The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region

The annual Luxe List showcases DestinAsian‘s picks of the best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, the region’s best new places to stay is as alluring as ever, spanning a dozen countries and featuring no fewer than 30 hotels that truly stand out from the rest. From sumptuous private islands in the Maldives […]

Highlights of the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

Highlights of the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

The results are in for the Condé Nast Traveler 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The awards rank the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. A record 46,476 readers participated, rating 370 hotels, resorts, and cruise lines above a score of 90! (To put this in perspective, the first list in 1988 […]

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Interview with Jake Grieves-Cook, Founder of Porini Safari Camps

Jake Grieves Cook has been involved in the Kenyan tourism industry for more than 35 years. He founded Porini Safari Camps back in 1989, is a former Chairman of the Kenya Tourist Board and is a passionate advocate of sustainable and responsible tourism. These camps operate under a unique community conservancy concept to allow the Maasai […]

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