Category: Asia

19 of the world's sexiest hotels

19 of the world’s sexiest hotels

Just two weeks after The Luxury Travel Bible issued a press release with its top 10 sexiest hotels in the world for Valentine’s, I’ve been sent an email by Tripadvisor with their own top 10 sexy hotels. †Perhaps not surprisingly, there aren’t many that are common to both lists. † Here are the two lists: […]

New hotel takes pride of place on Hong Kong's waterfront

New hotel takes pride of place on Hong Kong’s waterfront

Exuding effortless style and with views overlooking Victoria Harbour, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus will be the boutique hotel of choice for sophisticated travellers. Scheduled to open in mid-March, Hotel de EDGE†by Rhombus is set to become a new Hong Kong landmark. Ideally located in Connaught Road West, Hotel de EDGE by Rhombus is within […]

Experience the peace and solitude of Cambodia

Experience the peace and solitude of Cambodia

Locked in a powerful battle between the forces of nature the Ta Prohm monastery in Cambodia is a masterpiece of Gothic beauty. Here a natural silence speaks volumes. It tells the tale of a long forgotten history. A history that saw temple inhabitants exiled and the temple left unattended and uncared for. Left to fend […]

Tibet's first international luxury hotel, complete with blinging pool

Tibet’s first international luxury hotel, complete with blinging pool

Standing on the “Roof of the World” at 12,000 feet above sea level, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers refined luxury and superlative service in a storied city. The resort boasts awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas and the Lhasa Valley from each of the 162 guest rooms, suites and villas which feature distinctive architectural details […]

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Golf and cruise packages featuring the top golf courses in the world

Azamara Club Cruises and PerryGolf have joined forces to offer an escorted and all-inclusive golf tour and cruise program that features some of the worldís premier golf courses. Designed specifically with the passionate golfer in mind and offering more opportunities for guests to play at more courses on a voyage, Azamara Club Golf Cruises combines […]

Party like a rock star at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa - Baliís rooftop penthouse

Party like a rock star at Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa – Baliís rooftop penthouse

Welcome to Baliís most sought after destination, edging fashionable Seminyak Beach. A boutique retreat of unassuming minimalist chic. A five star brand, revered for its heartfelt hospitality, impeccable service and creative flair. And now, raising the roof for eventful incentives, Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa launches its one-of-a-kind rooftop Penthouse suite as the ultimate party […]

5 luxury destinations where you can catch that perfect sunset

5 luxury destinations where you can catch that perfect sunset

Although certainly a rather contentious subject, it is undoubted that everyone can appreciate the matchless beauty and colour of an unspoiled sunset. Similarly we all have our own favourite spots from which to warmly embrace the majesty of Earthís astral ballet with the sun; sunsets are personal things, so whether it is from your kitchen […]

Four of the world's most luxurious trains

Four of the world’s most luxurious trains

If you enjoy all things luxurious and are particularly inclined to luxury air travel, you will be glad to know that luxury train travel boasts many advantages over traditional luxury air travel such as gorgeous scenic views, less monotony, ample space, spacious amenities, comfortable sleeping areas and bathrooms. There is no doubt that the plane […]

Chinese New Year festivities to look out for in Hong Kong

Chinese New Year festivities to look out for in Hong Kong

Visitors to Hong Kong in February 2011 can join locals in celebrating the biggest and most important festival on the Chinese calendar – Chinese New Year. This year it will the Year of the Rabbit and festivities include flamboyant flower markets, a spectacular night parade, stage performances, fabulous fireworks and lively sporting events, as well […]

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Tripadvisor have emailed me with their “top 10 sultry island escapes”. What do you think of their selection? Any notable omissions? 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Bali, Indonesia 3. Anguilla 4. Phuket, Thailand 5. Santorini, Greece 6. St. Lucia 7. Ischia, Italy 8. Formentera, Spain 9. Fiji 10. Seychelles

Bangkok bites

Bangkok bites

Just in case any of you are visiting Bangkok in the next few weeks, here are a few suggestions of what’s on at some of Bangkok’s top eateries. The Dťjŗ Vu restaurant in the Pullman Bangkok King Power are running “A Taste of Caviar” special from 18th to 30th January 2011. Enjoy Champagne and caviar […]

Trek with the elephants at Thailand's Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

Trek with the elephants at Thailand’s Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

If you’ve never sat on an elephant, here is your chance: The Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa features elephants as its main attraction. So pack your garment bags, and hop on board to explore the surrounding bamboo jungle of Thailand while sitting on one of these magnificent creatures. The Royal Thai Government established the […]

Interview with Andrew Dunn of Scott Dunn

Interview with Andrew Dunn of Scott Dunn

Andrew Dunn is the Founder of Scott Dunn which he started as a luxury ski company in 1986 and which has since become a tailor-made tour operator of luxury holidays around the world. What is it that you do exactly? If Iím not going to our London office, Iím up by 6.45am and drive my […]

Top 10 spa destinations

Top 10 spa destinations

According to an email just received at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ from Tripadvisor, the top 10 spa destinations are as follows: 1. Sedona, AZ, USA 2. Bath, United Kingdom 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia 5. Ubud, Indonesia 6. Playa Mujeres, Mexico 7. Oia, Greece 8. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 9. Santa […]

View of Singapore's Marina Bay at night

Singapore: a room with a view

Whilst in Singapore recently, we spent a couple of comfortable nights in the Peninsula Excelsior Hotel. Unfortunately we weren’t staying in their executive class accommodation so I don’t have a special feature for you. However, we were able to meet with the charming Ms Corina Teo, who showed us around the Sky Lounge and then […]

3 luxurious Malaysian experiences

3 luxurious Malaysian experiences

Malaysia has been in the tourism limelight for many years now, having stolen the stage somewhat from its Southeast Asian counterparts. With a tourist footfall of almost 24 million itíll come as little wonder that there are a range of holiday experiences to be enjoyed. That said, however, itís easy to forget amongst all the […]

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