Category: Asia

Opening offer from the Dusit Princess Koh Chang

Opening offer from the Dusit Princess Koh Chang

The Dusit Princess Koh Chang – Koh Chang’s newest 5 star resort, complete with modern amenities, spa, swimming pool, and pool villas on private beach – has a special opening package. Enjoy 2 nights for only 5,500 Baht in a Beachfront Deluxe Room or 7,000 Baht in a Pool Villa, inclusive of breakfast and many […]

A Japanese restaurant hidden within a prime area of Tokyo

A Japanese restaurant hidden within a prime area of Tokyo

With 550 seats, you’d think there’d be no problem getting  a table at Tokyo’s Tofuya Ukai restaurant. But you’d be wrong – this place books up weeks in advance.   On arrival, the first thing that will strike you is a replica of the Eiffel Tower and a lavish Japanese garden.   Inside you’ll be […]

Pan Pacific Orchard opens in Singapore

Pan Pacific Orchard opens in Singapore

As of tomorrow, the Negara on Claymore will be rebranded as the Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore. It  is the brand’s second property to be established in the city state of Singapore, within the commercial, retail, dining and entertainment enclave of Orchard Road. The 20-storey hotel offers this close proximity  to retail therapy at nearby shopping […]

Seduction at St. Regis

Seduction at St. Regis

Embrace romance in an alluring setting where even the smallest gesture creates indelible memories. Celebrate with Champagne, and wake up to breakfast in bed surrounded by the scent of fresh flowers. Participating St. Regis Hotels & Resorts include the St. Regis Hotel, New York, St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome, The Lanesborough, St. Regis Hotel, Beijing […]

Top 10 beachside destinations

Top 10 beachside destinations

Vacations are always more fun when there’s a coastline in view, or at least so say Tripadvisor.   They’ve come up with a list outlining their top 10 favourite beachside destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Honolulu, Hawaii   Cancun, Mexico Surfer’s Paradise, Australia Negril, Jamaica Miami, Florida Viti Levu, Fiji Boracay, Philippines Tenerife, Canary Islands […]

Beautiful Kyrgyzstan

A promotional tourism video from the Kyrgyz Republic, giving an insight into the beauty and variety that Kyrgyzstan has to offer the visitor.

Shanghai’s most anticipated hotel opening

Honoured as Shanghai’s ‘Most Expected Hotel’ by a panel of professional media specialists, members of the industry elite and World Traveller Magazine readers, the Jumeirah Han Tang Xintiandi will boast several unique attractions once completed – including a purpose-built wedding pavilion and signature Chinese restaurant – to complement the super-luxury guest rooms and service for […]

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers.   Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

The rich wildlife of Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh, Kanha and Panna have won the ‘Best Maintained Tourist Friendly National Parks’ award, a national award given by the Government of India’s Ministry of Tourism. Why not have an unforgettable break and explore the timeless magic of Madhya Pradesh’s jungles, known as the Tiger State of India and also where the inspiration for the […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailor-made holidays from Bridge & Wickers Join the posh set at New York’s  Monmouth Park Stay at a converted Victorian schoolhouse in Dublin Ski and short stays in Tokyo/Kyoto from Ski in Japan

Hyatt on the rise

Hyatt on the rise

Between early 2008 and late 2009, Hyatt will open three hotels in imposing structures currently being erected in Beijing, Shanghai and Moscow. Since the opening of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Mori’s Roppongi Hills or of the Grand Hyatt Shanghai in the striking Jin Mao Tower, the Hyatt name is becoming increasingly synonymous with ambitious […]

The St. Regis Singapore

The St. Regis Singapore

The St. Regis Singapore – the first new internationally branded hotel in Singapore for over a decade – opened on Tanglin Road just before the New Year. The hotel – the first for St. Regis Hotels and Resorts in South-East Asia – has 299 rooms and suites, the first premium Remède Spa outside of the […]

Japanese ski resort gives its name to a new Mazda MX5

Japanese ski resort gives its name to a new Mazda MX5

A Japanese ski resort on the island of Hokkaido, Niseko, is curiously behind a new Mazda MX5 that is about to be on sale in the UK. Only 240 soft tops and 560 roadsters of this limited edition Mazda will be on sale from 1st January 2008, with entry level prices starting from £17,995. Niseko […]

14th World Travel Awards

14th World Travel Awards

The 14th World Travel Awards, held at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa on the island of Providenciales,  has finally concluded. It’s the second year running that the ceremony has been held at the Turks & Caicos islands. Notable winners this year included Marriott Hotels Resorts & Suites (World’s Leading Hotel Brand),  Burj Al […]

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

Special introductory rates from The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

The new Ritz-Carlton, Beijing – the company’s third property in China, and a timely addition given the forthcoming summer Olympics in the city next year  - is offering special introductory rates for as low as $200 per night until 29th  February  2008. Designed by the renowned design consultants, Hirsch Bedner Associates of Atlanta, the hotel’s […]

The Peninsula Manila re-opens

The Peninsula Manila, which was the scene of a dramatic siege last week, has re-opened.   In a statement on their website, they simply write: The Peninsula Manila is now open and fully operational, and The Peninsula’s management and staff look forward to welcoming guests and patrons once again. Meanwhile, Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez is […]

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