Category: Asia

5 of the best restaurants in Bangkok

5 of the best restaurants in Bangkok

Bangkok. Itís a constantly evolving mystery to all who visit, and even to those who call it home. After the economic boom of the 90ís things seemed to be settling down, but still buildings are popping up everywhere, hotels are unveiled and countless bars and restaurants open and close on a regular basis. For people […]

India's ultimate National Park

India’s ultimate National Park

With 450 national parks within India, for a first time visitor choosing the best place to relish in the natural heritage can seem like a daunting task. But ask anyone who has stepped even a foot in the country and they will send you straight to Ranthambore. Famous amongst residents and globe-trotters, Ranthambore is renowned […]

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Anupam Dasgupta has been with the†IHHR group for over 6 years in several roles and is now the General Manager at†Ananda.†Ananda, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a world-leading spa where a holistic approach is taken towards rejuvenation using the three ancient Indian philosphies of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta. The award-winning retreat combines […]

4 of the world's most exclusive eco-resorts

4 of the world’s most exclusive eco-resorts

Increasingly today more and more emphasis is being weighed upon environmentally friendly travel. The tourist industry occupies a unique and decisive role within the global community, not only to enthral and excite but to educate and communicate. It is our task to express the need to embrace greener living habits as part of our every […]

The highlights of historical Thailand

The highlights of historical Thailand

Western eyes are often guilty of ignoring the myriad achievements of the kingdoms that became modern Thailand. Perhaps itís the complexity of power in these warring kingdoms of Siam that have left its history disregarded, or perhaps itís simply the fact that it resisted colonisation like no other Southeast Asian nation. In the present day, […]

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

Lonely Planet earlier this year produced a list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2011. It wasn’t just ‘yet another top 10 list’ – well, it was, but it at least gave some good reasons for why each place was worthy of visiting this year. Here’s their top 10 and, if you want […]

The latest pampering craze… fish pedicure anyone?

Instead of having your feet scrubbed to get rid of dead skin cells, how about a fish pedicure? †This is a practice that first became popular in Turkey before moving to other parts of Asia and on to the US where fish feed on the dead skins cells on your feet. †Supposedly, it’s therapeutic although […]

Peace, tranquillity and luxury in the Himalayas

Peace, tranquillity and luxury in the Himalayas

Ananda is located in the hamlet town of Narendra Nagar in the Himalayas, close to the spiritual town of Rishikesh and the holy town of Haridwar, where the River Ganges flows through. The surrounding scenery and nature is ideal for the holistic lifestyle approach that Ananda takes towards rejuvenation and wellbeing of the body, mind […]

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 […]

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