Category: Asia

Siege drama at The Peninsula Manila

Siege drama at The Peninsula Manila

There have been dramatic scenes at The Peninsula Manila today, situated in the Makati financial district. The hotel was stormed by rebel members of the Philippines military who had broken out of court where they were on trial for a mutiny in 2003. Armed guards have been posted on stairways from the hotel’s lobby, […]

2007 Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

The key winners from this year’s Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards are recognised by ‘Crystal Awards’. These are the crème de la crème of the innumerable winners, limited to just one from each continent. The five (there aren’t many to choose from in Antarctica!) to shine through this year are as follows: Favorite Spa of […]

Naumi, Singapore

Naumi, Singapore

For the world class business traveller who is looking for comfort, privacy and convenience, the Naumi luxury hotel is an elegant abode nestled within Singapore’s Central Business District. This 40-room haven functions more like a personal condo than a regular hotel. Its rooms come equipped with a 50-inch plasma TV, espresso machines, a kitchenette and […]

Flight Centre's Exclusive Collection

Flight Centre’s Exclusive Collection

UK-based Flight Centre has launched a new website devoted to their Exclusive Collection. It showcases some of the world’s most luxurious holiday destinations, with exclusive offers sorted by category (family, spa and wellness, sport and lesure, etc.) or by destination. As an example, 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Deluxe Room at the […]

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

Great post-Thanksgiving deals from My WishList

In the spirit of post-Thanksgiving shopping, some limited-time luxury travel deals will be available starting next week on My WishList, American Express’ popular, seasonal e-tail web site. Their storefront offers all card members the opportunity to buy limited quantities of the season’s most wished-for items at discounts of 24-80% (Ultimate Wish Giveaways discounted 100%) […]

Banyan Tree heads for Dinaran Island in the Philippines

Banyan Tree heads for Dinaran Island in the Philippines

Banyan Tree‘s first foray into the Philippines will come about through a joint venture with Mr Salvador B Zamora II, a prominent businessman in the mining and real estate industries. Together they will develop and operate two luxury resorts on Dinaran Island. Completion of the projects is slated for 2010, at a combined cost of […]

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 […]

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