Category: Asia

The Great Wheel of China

The Great Wheel of China

You’re probably already familiar with the likes of the London Eye and  the Singapore Flyer, but you might not have yet heard that a similar project is underway in Beijing. The Great Wheel of China, situated in Chaoyang Park to the north-east of the city centre,  will be the world’s tallest ferris wheel (and about […]

New Jacuzzi suites and pool villas at Cape Panwa Hotel and Spa, Phuket

New Jacuzzi suites and pool villas at Cape Panwa Hotel and Spa, Phuket

The Cape Panwa Hotel and Spa in Phuket has added 12  brand new Jacuzzi suites and 6 two-bedroom pool villas to its already impressive line up of accommodation. The  dramatic creations offer  panoramic views of the beach  and  are furnished with stylish fixtures and fittings with opulent soft furnishings and rich and luxurious Thai silk […]

Mobile office from Nissan

Mobile office from Nissan

One for some of the business travellers among you!  Nissan is to unveil a new mobile office concept at the  40th  Tokyo Motor Show which begins this Friday. Their NV200 concept has a rugged exterior and a rear packed with features. This latest model happens to be specially deisgned for professional ocean photographers and is […]

The Private Travel Company

The Private Travel Company

Whale watching in Brazil.   Indulging your senses at a Malaysian spa resort.   Or just going with the flow at a hip hotel in New York.   Whatever your idea of the perfect escape, The Private Travel Company‘s acclaimed concierge services are dedicated to helping you find the most luxurious and rewarding holidays in […]

The Lighthouse Restaurant, Maldives

The Lighthouse Restaurant, Maldives

The Lighthouse is  a landmark of dining and architecture in the Maldives. This unique restaurant boasts sumptuous Mediterranean Asian fusion cuisine to excite the senses of all discerning gourmets. Guests can start their experience in The Lighthouse Lounge, sipping on one of the signature fruit martinis or perfectly chilled pink champagne, whilst watching a kaleidoscope […]

Briton pays  £50,000 to fly in seat 1A

Briton pays £50,000 to fly in seat 1A

A 38 year old  British man living in Sydney, Australia, who sold his internet business Direct Connection for an undisclosed sum in 2000, has paid £50,000 to fly in seat 1A in the first class area of  next week’s  inaugural flight of the Airbus A380 between Singapore and Sydney. Julian Hayward won an  online ticket […]

Floating bar in Tokyo

Floating bar in Tokyo

The Jicoo floating bar is  Japan’s answer to futuristic travel in Tokyo Bay. Once on board you’ll find the floor of the vessel changes colour, apparently enhancing your mood and perception of the journey.  Failing that, head for the bar and unwind somewhere away from the psychadelic lights. If sharing this experience with strangers is […]

Who's for a $1.6 million house shaped like a toilet?

Who’s for a $1.6 million house shaped like a toilet?

The founder of the World Toilet Association  is to live in a luxury loo.   Sim Jae-Duck’s  419 square metre concrete and glass home Suweon, 40 kilometres south of Seoul, is lavatory-shaped building. The house has two bedrooms, two guest rooms and, of course, four toilets, one of which is situated in a showcase bathroom […]

Best hotel chain for business in Asia?

The Australian branch of the Hilton  chain has been voted the best hotel in Asia for the third year in a row, by Asia Pacific’s business travellers. The hotel group was also named Number 1 Asia Pacific Hotel Brand and Asia Pacific’s Leading Hotel Choice in a poll of 1,450, during the 2007 BDRC Asia […]

Recognition for Pan Pacific website

Recognition for Pan Pacific website

Congratulations go to Pan Pacific Hotels & Resorts who recently scooped at the Hotel and Lodging Standard of Excellence at the 2007 WebAwards, for their panpacific.com website. It apparently excelled in design, content, copywriting, technology, innovation, ease of use and interactivity.   The site is clean and easy to use; however, it neglects those using […]

Big expansion plans for Marriott in China and India

Big expansion plans for Marriott in China and India

At the moment, Marriott International has some 25 hotels in China, but it’s been suggested by the chairman J.W. Marriott that that figure could rise to 100 in “five to six years”.   No longer is the company focussing on the big cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, but instead they’re looking to expand to […]

Best business hotel in Hanoi?

Best business hotel in Hanoi?

The Sofitel Metropole Hanoi has been voted the city’s best business hotel in 2007 by the readers of the Business Traveller Asia Pacific magazine. Each year readers selected the premium hotel of each city in Asia, and base their votes on criteria such as  location, room facilities, customer service, food and drink, and  technology. The […]

Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot

Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot

Less than half an hour’s drive from Baita International Airport, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has opened  a new hotel: the Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot.   It’s the Chinese city’s first five star international deluxe hotel, offering 375 guest rooms and suites, as well as 11 spacious apartments for long term guests, some with views of Qingcheng […]

The continued global growth of the luxury hotel industry

Luxury  travel seems to have prospered in recent years and luxury hotels in the US are enjoying high levels of occupancy, enabling them to push  prices up rapidly –  up 7.3% this year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. As Starwood Capital Group develops the Crillon chain and the new Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International is bringing […]

The world's most expensive dessert

The world’s most expensive dessert

Earlier this year, a dessert that is probably a little too rich for most, and where most are probably not rich enough for it, debuted at a resort in Sri Lanka.   The Fortress Stilt Fisherman Indulgence – as it has been not so succinctly named – is on the menu at Wine3 at The […]

Moscow still has the most expensive hotels in the world

Moscow still has the most expensive hotels in the world

According to a new survery carried out by HRG, Moscow has the most expensive hotels in the world for the second year running, with an average room rate of almost $500 a night – some distance ahead of second-placed New York with an average rate of $360. Mumbai, which doesn’t quite make the top 10, […]

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