Category: Asia

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 […]

See the Great Wall from your room!

See the Great Wall from your room!

If you’re in China for the Olympics and looking to explore further afield, then take a look at Red Capital Ranch; it  is hidden away in the countryside about an hour from Beijing. The Great Wall is so close you can see unrestored sections of it from your room, and you can walk up it […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Concierge services by Concierge deLuxe Rome Hotels from Luxique Discover the  benefits of  Club 21 Card membership Villas in Europe from My Perfect Villa

Beijing's hotels continue to open in time for the Olympics

Beijing’s hotels continue to open in time for the Olympics

The Grand Millennium Beijing, which is due to have its grand opening in mid-June, ‘soft opened’ last week. It’s a 5-star hotel with 521 guest rooms, three levels of spa and fitness services, restaurants offering a variety of different cuisines, the latest in meeting and conference facilities and hotel-wide broadband access.   Early opening rates […]

Culinary vacations and spa specials from JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Culinary vacations and spa specials from JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has two great packages on offer. Their Thai Delights Experience requires a 4-night minimum stay and promises deluxe accommodation, airport transfers by limo, a one-hour massage for two, breakfast each morning and a full day at the Ginja restaurant’s cooking school, with prices starting from just over $1,000.   […]

Seven-star hotel in Hangzhou, China

I’ve previously expressed my dislike of seven-star hotels – not because of their standards, but because of their self-accredited classification.   Worldwide, there are no official, national hotel classification schemes that allocate 6 or 7 star awards.   This aside, apparently there’s another one on the horizon, and this time it’s heading for Hangzhou in […]

Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

The tropical beaches and colourful marine life of Langkawi provide a wonderful setting for a soothing Malaysian getaway.   With beautiful surroundings, the Four Seasons Langkawi is a peaceful haven that offers every modern comfort.   Just as the exquisite architecture has been influenced by Malay and Mughal culture, the pampering treatments provided in the […]

The Plateau at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

The Plateau at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

The Plateau at the Grand Hyatt – the birthplace of the residential spa concept – is a spa on the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong‘s 11th floor and includes 14 rooms for treatments and sleeping, with thick futons, enormous granite bathtubs, and a compact ryokan-meets-yacht-cabin design. Well-trained therapists deliver spa treatments as though they were room […]

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in the Maldives occupies a private island where white beaches encircle a lush tropical paradise. The villas are luxurious and intimate, blending western comforts with local culture and offering a wide choice of features from open air garden bathrooms, splash pools with private terraces and sunken or spa baths either in […]

Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new Web site called Amazing Thailand  to tell us there’s more to Thailand than just lots of beautiful beaches.   With categories for ‘Thai-ness’,  ’Nature’, ‘Treasure’, ‘Festivities’ and more, the site promotes more than 300 special deals for inbound travellers and lists more than  2,000 travel products […]

The Golden Chariot: India's newest luxury train

The Golden Chariot: India’s newest luxury train

India’s ‘hot on the rails’ newest luxury train not only provides exquisite on-board luxury for its guests, but it will cater for those who like to keep fit on holiday as well as at home. The Golden Chariot boasts  a fully equipped gymnasium to keep up on the step-machine, as well as an Ayurveda Spa […]

Banyan Tree Private Collection

If you’re looking for the ultimate in timeshare, then consider the new Private Collection from Banyan Tree.   As a member you’ll get to enjoy one week a year in beautiful villas across Asia and Europe. With an annual membership fee of just $3,000, it sounds reasonably affordable, but beware the catch: the joining fee […]

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