Category: Asia

Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards 2008

Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards 2008

It’s that time of year once again when Travel+Leisure releases its World’s Best Awards. I haven’t had time to study them in detail just yet, but have noted that Singita Sabi Sand at Kruger has taken top spot in the World’s Best Hotels section, up one place from last year. Second is Oberoi Rajvilas in […]

Veranda Chiang Mai opens in Northern Thailand

Veranda Chiang Mai opens in Northern Thailand

A serene luxury spa retreat dedicated to pure relaxation is opening in Northern Thailand. Veranda Chiang Mai is sister to the chic and highly successful Veranda Resort Hua Hin, which has become a favourite getaway for Bangkok’s trendsetters. Terraced gardens, water features including a dramatic infinity-edged hillside swimming pool and feng shui landscaping create a […]

She is the Taj, Goa

The third of 3 videos from Taj.

She is the Taj, Rajasthan

The second in a series of 3 videos from Taj. Come back tomorrow for the next one.

She is the Taj, Kerala

The first in a series of 3 videos from Taj. Come back tomorrow for the next one.

Beautiful Maldives

A video of the Maldives for those of you looking for a little inspiration, featuring overwater bungalows, beautiful beaches, watersports and more.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Learn more about private jet membership with Sentient In Japan’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park: Gora Kadan Tucked away in California’s Carmel Valley is Bernadus Lodge Scotland’s finest hotels and restaurants from Luxury Scotland

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Interview with Kevin May of Travolution

Kevin May is editor of Travolution, an industry-focussed magazine for online travel and division of Reed Business Information. It consists of a blog, e-news service and a physical magazine, and is a leader in its field with an advisory board that comprises some of the biggest names in the travel industry. What is it […]

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Michael Groux is CEO and President of justLUXE Magazine and Founder and CEO of The Privileged Collection brand. justLUXE was launched in the summer of 2004. It resides under the parent company, LUXEmont, a luxury lifestyle publication. justLUXE focuses on the affluent lifestyle of world travelers. The magazine covers, luxury air travel, mega-yachts, fine real […]

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels? Look no further… Tripadvisor claim to have found them in their ‘top 10 hot hotels’ list. Here it is: Sanderson Hotel London, England Front Hotel, Denmark Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy, Germany Britania Hotel, Portgual Dream Bangkok, Thailand DO & CO […]

Ballet San Jose heads for China

Ballet San Jose has announced a five-week, eight-city tour to China scheduled for May and June 2008. The tour, named Goodwill Tour From Silicon Valley, will include performances at the Grand Theatre in Shanghai and the Poly Theatre in Beijing. Programs will include fully staged productions of The Firebird and Carmina Burana, plus additional ballets […]

Window cleaning with a difference

Window cleaning with a difference

In a bid not to upset its guests with the mammoth, week-long task of cleaning its windows, the five-star Shanghai Sheraton Hotel took a light-hearted approach to the job in hand. They got their window cleaners to dress up in Spiderman outfits for the job. The stunt has attracted so much attention that visitors […]

IHG to manage new beachfront Crowne Plaza in Nha Trang

IHG has signed an agreement to manage a new Crowne Plaza in Nha Trang, the Vietnamese coastal city which will host Miss Universe 2008. Crowne Plaza Nha Trang will have 305 rooms and suites, and 113 serviced residences, and will feature contemporary tropical design by renowned Singapore-based architect Tan Hock Beng. It is scheduled to […]

Special introductory rates from the Swissotel Grand Shanghai

Special introductory rates from the Swissotel Grand Shanghai

Stay at the new Swissotel Grand Shanghai between now and August and you’ll get to take advantage of their introductory rate of $178 a night. This is Swissotel’s third hotel in China, on the back of earlier projects in Beijing and Kunshan. The five-star hotel has 467 rooms and suites and four restaurants, and […]

Chiva-Som... in Ireland?!

Chiva-Som… in Ireland?!

Chiva-Som is a world-renowned luxury health resort locatedon the beach of Hua-Hin, Thailand. Offering individualised programmes from stress reduction to pure pampering, this destination spa is dedicated to helping guests revitalise mind and body, and provides extensive health facilities. And now spa devotees seeking a taste of Chiva-Som in Ireland will have the unique opportunity […]

Where to go green - in luxury

Where to go green – in luxury

MSNBC has run an article on luxury lodges with an ecological oritentation. With the help of Forbes Traveler, they cite the follow places as their picks for 2008: Black Rock Lodge, Belize The Lodge at Sun Ranch, Montana Savute Under Canvas, Botswana Arenas del Mar, Costa Rica Baghvan, India Centro Ecológico Sian Ka’an (CESiaK), Mexico […]

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