Renowned for its expansive meeting and event spaces, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien Hotel has unveiled its brand new Athenee Crystal Hall. The pillarless ballroom is geared for social functions of up to 1,200 people. Bathed in natural light through its 8-metre tall bay windows, it can also seat 900 delegates theatre-style.
An Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is now available offering accommodation for two persons in a Deluxe room for just RMB 1,280, plus complimentary meals for accompanying children at Café Zen, one of the hotel’s signature eateries. The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Resort and spa management from Six Senses One of Dublin’s best sleeps: The Shelbourne Dazzling silks from Bao Khanh Silk, Vietnam One of Asia’s finest resorts: Laguna Phuket
Gosh… it’s November already. And each November, on the full moon, Thailand and Laos are illuminated under a night sky as thousands of candlelit rafts or ‘krathongs’, are gently launched on Thai and Laotian waterways. It is a perfect time to visit not least as this colourful and picturesque festival really does captivate you, from […]
CC Africa – a company that established a reputation for luxury lodges and safaris across Africa – has grown beyond its African borders – with expansion into India and Latin America – and changed its name accordingly. From now on, CC Africa becomes &BEYOND.
The award-winning SALA Phuket Resort and Spa has introduced three new and exciting private dining concepts, providing the ultimate intimacy for guests. Guests can choose from a selection of “grazing” platters and BBQs at a variety of idyllic dining locations. Dine under the stars on the romantic restaurant rooftop with stunning views of the sea […]
A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Take a flight of fancy with Eastern Safaris The rustic-chic yoga resort of Amansala The finest chateau hotel in France? Check out Bagnols! Find more… in Singapore
‘Sundowners’ at a remote tropical beach location conjurers up visions of sipping exotic island cocktails fanned with warm breezes and enjoying spectacular ocean sunsets. But all too often, reality doesn’t match the dream, with watered down cocktails of varying quality and poor service to boot. Recognising the shortcomings in this area, Krabi’s Layana Resort & […]
The Legendale Hotel Beijing is the newest member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection of luxury properties, which now features more than 185 of the world’s most desirable destinations and newly discovered havens. Occupying a prime position in the heart of the city, the 390-room hotel is ideally located to make the most of […]
Pimalai Resort & Spa, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has received the “Best Spa” award at the 19th TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) Annual Travel Awards 2008. A pioneer of deluxe hospitality on the of Lanta in Krabi province, Pimalai Resort and Spa’s magnificent beach property is set on 25 hectares of […]
Take a break from Siam Paragon’s boutiques in Bangkok at the elegant L’Espace de L’Oriental on M Level. Try the exquisite pastries or the sour broth with Stilton wontons. A few floors above, Thai Exotique (Level 4) makes a perfect one-stop shop for last minute gifts: it is an Aladdin’s cave of bamboo bowls of […]
Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa is now welcoming guests. Each of Anantara Phuket’s 83 villas comes with its own private 33 square metre pool set either within magnificent Bill Bensley-designed gardens with enchanting paths meandering down to the sea or by the beautiful lagoon with its bamboo water fountains and night-time flaming torches lighting. […]
On the 28th October 2008 Diwali is celebrated for five continuous days, with the third day being celebrated as the main Diwali or as the ‘Festival of Lights’. Fireworks are always associated with this festival with the main day celebrated with people lighting candles, diyas, all around their house. India is a kaleidoscope of sights, […]
From eviewweek.com: World’s 2nd 7-star hotel will be in China A management agreement to build China’s first seven-star hotel was signed over the weekend, Beijing Times reports. China’s real-estate company Antaeus Group and the Canadian company Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, signed the agreement to build the hotel in Sanya, a tourism hotspot in southern China’s […]
Per Aquum is launching its first destination spa, Sould Maldives, early next year. The property will be located in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, in the southern Maldives. The resort, dedicated to health and nutrition, will span two islands and offer up to 38 villas on land and over water. It will offer a range […]
Karma Resorts‘ second property, Karma Samui on the idyllic Koh Samui, Thailand recently celebrated its second year of operation with a stylish, beach-themed party on its golden sands. Over 100 guests were treated to a night of exquisite, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine created by executive chef Stefano Leone, accompanied by flowing champagne and fireworks. Music to accompany […]