Category: Asia

Statements from Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces & Oberoi Hotels and Resorts

The websites of both Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and Oberoi Hotels and Resorts carry statements on the current tragedy in Mumbai. From Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces: MUMBAI SITUATION UPDATE Everyone at Taj Hotels is greatly saddened by the recent act of terrorism. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of all those […]

Detailed update: Mumbai attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace, the Oberoi and other locations

Detailed update: Mumbai attacks on the Taj Mahal Palace, the Oberoi and other locations

More news on the terrible attacks in Mumbai is beginning to emerge. á Seven simultaneous attacks have been reported, áincluding attacks on The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Mumbai áand The Oberoi Mumbai. á Other tourist targets have included one of India’s busiest railway stations, the áChhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and the Leopold Café. á The […]

Tragic news from India

There is tragic news from India today. á Attacks on a number of hotels in Mumbai have seen gunmen burst in, killing people (more than 80 have been reported dead) and looking to take British and American passport holders as hostages. á The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower – which is currently on fire as […]

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa launches exclusive whisky club

With a vision to add zest and zeal to the lives of passionate whisky drinkers in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa áis launching its very own exclusive Whisky Club today at the resort’s Borneo Lounge and Bar. The essence of the resort’s Whisky Club is to give its members the opportunity […]

Asia’s first Hotel Indigo will be in Shanghai

IHG has signed a deal for its first Hotel Indigo in the region to be located in Shanghai. áThe group’s fast-growing lifestyle brand occupy a áriverfront site along the Huangpu River in the form of the áHotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund. áThe 180-room hotel is scheduled to begin welcoming guests in 2010. áThe area […]

New ballroom at Plaza Athenee Bangkok

New ballroom at Plaza Athenee Bangkok

Renowned for its expansive meeting and event spaces, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien Hotel áhas 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.

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

Introductory Weekend Package at the Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen

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. á The Introductory Weekend Package includes complimentary breakfast for two persons, late check-out at 4 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

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

Loy Krathong, Thailand and Laos

Loy Krathong, Thailand and Laos

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 becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa becomes &BEYOND

CC Africa – áa 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 – áand changed its name accordingly. From now on, CC Africa becomes &BEYOND.

The ultimate in private dining at SALA Phuket

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 […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

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? á Check out Bagnols! Find more… in Singapore

Bartender training in Krabi, Thailand

Bartender training in Krabi, Thailand

‘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 áthe shortcomings in this area, áKrabi’s Layana Resort á& […]

Another hotel in Beijing for Preferred Hotels

Another hotel in Beijing for Preferred Hotels

The áLegendale 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 picks up ‘Best Spa’ award

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. áA 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 […]

Tasty options in Bangkok

Take a break from Siam Paragon’s boutiques in Bangkok áat 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 […]

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