Category: Asia

Is this the most expensive suite in India?

Is this the most expensive suite in India?

The Raj Palace is the oldest mansion in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. The lavish palace was converted into a luxury heritage hotel in 1996, and is an unmatched example of Rajasthan’s regal character, charm and grandeur. Each opulent suite has its very own museum inside, displaying a range of antique clocks, weaponry and jewellery. […]

Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

Aquaria Grande is an ambitious new collaboration between Hong Kong-based architect James Law and Indian real estate company Wadhwa Group which will see a residential complex with over 200 apartments, three levels of parking, a gym and sauna, and a sustainable podium garden coming to Mumbai. It is currently under construction but here are some […]

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world's most unique experiences

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the right family holiday can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you are looking for a range of engaging activities to occupy your children. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you narrow down the right […]

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world's most iconic locations

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world’s most iconic locations

There are certain sites in the world which many of us would count as ‘must see’ travel highlights. For some of these iconic spots there are nearby places to stay which really do have the best positions imaginable. Staying in such top luxury properties very much adds to the experience of these very special places. […]

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Forget France, Japan is new the culinary centre of the world. And with a capital city that’s home to more Michelin stars than any other, it’s perhaps no wonder. Whether your preference is for sake or sushi, here is my pick of the top 5 eateries to really sink your teeth into on a trip […]

3 luxury holidays where you can make a difference

3 luxury holidays where you can make a difference

Some of the most fulfilling and enriching experiences that we can have in our lives are when we help others, the environment or species which share the earth with us. Here are three luxury holidays where you can make a difference and you can enjoy experiences that will touch your heart. Baby sea turtle rescue […]

Table for four? That'll be $28,000 thank you

Table for four? That’ll be $28,000 thank you

Although Spanish chef extraordinaire Ferran Adria closed his El Bulli restaurant in Catalonia after maintaining three Michelin stars for more than a decade, many still consider him the world’s finest and most innovative chef. However, the price tag on a private dinner for four at an auction in Hong Kong this week is a bit […]

Photograph of the week: Gobi desert, Mongolia

Photograph of the week: Gobi desert, Mongolia

Mongolia is one of those countries not frequently visited by tourists because of its remoteness, but deserves to be recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world. Dario Endara spent over a week with a private driver touring the centre and southern part of the country and eventually reached the Gobi desert, the […]

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Thankfully, some things never change: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

A lady never tells her age, but I will divulge that although this grande dame is the oldest hotel in Asia (her looks have held up exceedingly well) you can still count on your stay at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok to provide unsurpassed excellence in style, comfort and service. The Oriental (as the locals refer […]

Hong Kong - brimming with Michelin stars

Hong Kong – brimming with Michelin stars

Hong Kong, already renowned for showcasing the best of the best of Chinese cooking, is fast becoming a hub for foodies around the world, highlighted by the latest edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong. The city has long been dedicated to nurturing the culinary talent of local chefs and the first Michelin-starred Chinese chefs […]

3 new Tibetan experiences come to the Himalayas

3 new Tibetan experiences come to the Himalayas

Award-winning destination spa, Ananda in the Himalayas, has added three new Tibetan experiences to its extensive spa menu. According to ancient Tibetan texts, the human body is based on five cosmic elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. These elements need to be in harmony for good health to flourish. After significant research in the […]

New hotel opens in Bali

New hotel opens in Bali

Archipelago International‘s newest up market hotel brand, Alana, launches this month with the opening of its flagship property in Bali. The Alana Vasanti – Seminyak sits in the heart of Petitenget in South Bali in the direct vicinity of Bali’s most popular restaurants and club locale whilst enjoying a serene setting enclosed by emerald green […]

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest independent hotels. An expert team from the luxury hotel brand has been searching the world over and seeking out the best-kept secrets in luxury accommodation, and so far this year […]

24 hours in Bangkok

24 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand offers a myriad of experiences and activities. Explore the vibrant streets of Bangkok with its colorful displays of trinkets and streetfood amidst towering malls and accommodation. Try one of the many spa treatments and massage therapies that this country is famous for or indulge in some of the best […]

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 […]

3 must-see events in Macau this Spring

3 must-see events in Macau this Spring

With almost 30 million visitors a year and a unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage, Macau has put itself firmly on the map as one of the most exciting destinations in the Far East. This year will be no exception with a series of significant anniversaries and events shining the spotlight on this Special Administrative Region of China […]

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