Category: Asia

The wealthiest cities in the world

The wealthiest cities in the world

According to WealthInsight’s World City Millionaire Rankings Report 2013, Tokyo is home to more millionaires than any other city in the world, followed by New York and London. But interestingly, a different pattern emerges if you look at the cities with the most multi-millionaires or billionaires. Dubai, often associated with extreme wealth and opulence, only […]

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

Traveling to sprawling, bustling world cities like London and Paris is unquestionably exciting, but even for the most energetic traveler, urban journeys can be sensory overload. Thank goodness for lavish spas that transport you from pounding the pavement to the ultimate in pampering. Not surprisingly, many of the best ones can be found at luxurious […]

Experience India’s Thar Desert in complete luxury

Experience India’s Thar Desert in complete luxury

The medieval city of Jaisalmer lies in the heart of India’s Thar Desert, and is affectionately referred to as Rajasthan’s “Golden City”. Jaisalmer is a golden oasis in the centre of the Thar, with a backdrop of shimmering dunes that roll away as far as the eye can see. The area is home to a […]

The super-yacht, the Sofitel and mad, mad Macau

The super-yacht, the Sofitel and mad, mad Macau

Well, my arrival into Macau, on a racing yacht from Hong Kong, had set the weekend bar at a rather high level. One of the first boats over the finish line, we had plenty of time to glide up into the Macau marina (situated adjacent to one of the 34 ‘Inner Harbour’ piers), lazily enjoy […]

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' newest hotel

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ newest hotel

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts‘ newest flagship hotel will open in the heart of Shanghai in June 2013. The 508-room Jing An Shangri-La in West Shanghai will envelop guests in a world of luxury and modern glamour befitting one of the most exciting and influential international cities. It is the cornerstone of the new Jing An […]

Singapore's newest attraction

Singapore’s newest attraction

Singapore has welcomed its newest attraction – Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park - offering a whole new wildlife adventure with over 5,000 aquatic and land animals representing 300 species. The 12 hectare River Safari is the newest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award-winning parks and will showcase animals from freshwater habitats inspired […]

The Taj Group launches its 100th hotel in India

The Taj Group launches its 100th hotel in India

The Taj Group, India’s largest hospitality group, has launched its 100th hotel in India, in the millennium city of Gurgaon. Vivanta by Taj Gurgaon is located 30km south of the capital, New Delhi, and close to Gurgaon’s business district and recreational hotspots including Kingdom of Dreams and the DLF golf course. The hotel provides an opportunity to […]

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives

Experience an island paradise of chic simplicity in a charming tropical setting replete with soft white sand and azure waters at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa. Relax with a loved one in our over water bungalows as a spectacular selection of sea life swims beneath you. Dive into an array of water sports in the […]

5 of Asia's best yoga and meditation retreats

5 of Asia’s best yoga and meditation retreats

Always wanted to go on a yoga and meditation retreat but just didn’t know where to go? Here are some of my favourite resorts that not only offer a serene and tranquil environment but are located in some of Asia’s most exotic destinations. From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and […]

The top 10 tallest hotels in the world

The top 10 tallest hotels in the world

Whilst the Burj Al Arab is no longer the tallest hotel in the world (it’s now fourth), it is an iconic building of its time and the video is worth watching. It shows how during the 1990s, engineeering was really pushed to its limits in the construction of the edifice, as architects battled against intense […]

Discover an authentic side to Sri Lanka

Discover an authentic side to Sri Lanka

With the launch of new British Airways flights to Colombo from London Gatwick this month, Sri Lanka is set to become an even hotter destination for long-haul British travellers. Whether it’s relaxing in a world-class spa, sipping freshly picked tea on a private terrace in the jungle, or dining on fresh seafood from the Indian […]

The village so beautiful they built it twice

The village so beautiful they built it twice

There are few destinations in the world considered worthy of a full-sized replica being built in another country, but the Austrian village of Hallstatt is one of them. Last year, a full-scale copy of this charming Alpine village was unveiled in the Guangdong province of China. Hallstatt residents – of which there are less than 1,000 (not […]

A perfect day on the island of Koh Samui

A perfect day on the island of Koh Samui

When you travel to a place like Koh Samui in Thailand, it’s easy to take one look at the stunning beaches and luxury beachfront villas and decide to spend your time on the Island lying on the beach sipping cocktails. And while there is nothing wrong with that, it would be a shame to leave […]

Top 5 luxury family escapes for teenagers

Top 5 luxury family escapes for teenagers

Unwind and relax whilst your teens engage in activities that they are sure to be talking about long after their visit. These carefully selected hotels offer the perfect holidays to reward your children after months of revision and exams, from team beach-athons in Saint Lucia and undersea walks in Mauritius to rock-climbing and urban graffiti […]

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest? That’s exactly what Cove 55 is all about. The cool whites, minimalist but luxe décor and azure blue pool sets the tone against the verdant greenery of the surrounding Santubong peninsula in Sarawak, Malaysia, and its nearby beach. This exclusive hire resort is an unlikely combination […]

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

With so many outstanding hotels in the Maldives, it’s a real challenge to select just five resorts for special praise, especially when we realistically could name 25! If your budget will allow, there’s no doubt that booking your own pool villa will give you an extra level of privacy and luxury – where the views over […]

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