Category: Asia

Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

The tropical beaches and colourful marine life of Langkawi provide a wonderful setting for a soothing Malaysian getaway. á With beautiful surroundings, the Four Seasons Langkawi is a peaceful haven that offers every modern comfort. á Just as the exquisite architecture has been influenced by Malay and Mughal culture, the pampering treatments provided in the […]

The Plateau at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

The Plateau at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

The Plateau at the Grand Hyatt – the birthplace of the residential spa concept – is a spa on the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong‘s 11th floor and includes 14 rooms for treatments and sleeping, with thick futons, enormous granite bathtubs, and a compact ryokan-meets-yacht-cabin design. Well-trained therapists deliver spa treatments as though they were room […]

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in the Maldives occupies a private island where white beaches encircle a lush tropical paradise. The villas are luxurious and intimate, blending western comforts with local culture and offering a wide choice of features from open air garden bathrooms, splash pools with private terraces and sunken or spa baths either in […]

Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new Web site called Amazing Thailand áto tell us there’s more to Thailand than just lots of beautiful beaches. á With categories for ‘Thai-ness’, á’Nature’, ‘Treasure’, ‘Festivities’ and more, the site promotes more than 300 special deals for inbound travellers and lists more than á2,000 travel products […]

The Golden Chariot: India's newest luxury train

The Golden Chariot: India’s newest luxury train

India’s ‘hot on the rails’ newest luxury train not only provides exquisite on-board luxury for its guests, but it will cater for those who like to keep fit on holiday as well as at home. The Golden Chariot boasts áa fully equipped gymnasium to keep up on the step-machine, as well as an Ayurveda Spa […]

Banyan Tree Private Collection

If you’re looking for the ultimate in timeshare, then consider the new Private Collection from Banyan Tree. á As a member you’ll get to enjoy one week a year in beautiful villas across Asia and Europe. With an annual membership fee of just $3,000, it sounds reasonably affordable, but beware the catch: the joining fee […]

The most luxurious train in the world?

According to the AFP, the most luxurious train in the world could be beginning operations in China later this year: China will launch “the most luxurious train in the world” to ply the route from Beijing to Tibet’s capital Lhasa, state media reported Sunday. However, a ride on the train, which will begin operations on […]

Nick Faldo Golf Package from Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

Nick Faldo Golf Package from Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

$251 per person will buy you the Nick Faldo Golf Package from Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap. It includes 2 nights accommodation in a superior room, airport transfers, and a round of golf (caddy included) on the new Nick Faldo golf course close to Angkor Wat. á This leaves you with ample remaining […]

T+L Design Awards 2008

Philanthropist Agnes Gund, Nike designer John Hoke, accessory designer of the year Richard Lambertson, Neue Galerie New York director Renée Price, fashion designer Yeohlee Teng , and architects Hani Rashid and David Rockwell (phew!) have joined forces to select the winners of the T+L Design Awards 2008. á Awards span 15 categories and include The […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Asia, according to Tripadvisor

Layana Resort and Spa – áKo Lanta, Thailand Shangri-La Hotel – áSingapore Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Rangali Island, Maldives Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel – Ko Samui, Thailand Oriental Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand Lebua at State Tower – Bangkok, Thailand Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra, India Kurumba Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives Royal Park […]

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

Business class only flights from Singapore Airlines

With demand for business class only flights seemingly on the rise, Singapore Airlines has revealed that it too will be getting in on a piece of the action. They are converting all five of their Airbus A340 long-haul planes to a business class only configuration, reducing them from 181 seats to just 100. á Flights […]

A landmark year for The Peninsula Hong Kong

A landmark year for The Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula Hong Kong is running a number of themed activities this year, to celebrate its 80th anniversary of service excellence. á áTheir 80th Anniversary Rejuvenation Package is for 2 people, using the Private Spa for Two, and includes a 30-minute salt and oil full body exfoliation, an 80-minute Aromatherapy massage and Oriental head massage, […]

Wine and chocolate heaven at Hong Kong's Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Wine and chocolate heaven at Hong Kong’s Landmark Mandarin Oriental

Tailor-made wine and culinary programmes are being launched at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, later this month. Their first áWeekend Connoisseur package takes place on the weekend of 21st-24th March 2008 and includes 2 nights’ deluxe accommodation, a bottle of Ruinart Champagne, a 3-course lunch, an 8-course dinner, a Champagne brunch, daily breakfast, a […]

A destination beyond all destinations: Maldives

Thanks to Maldives360 for this beautiful video. Makes you just want to be there, doesn’t it?

A 'Tiger' Château in India

A ‘Tiger’ Château in India

CC Africa‘s áand Taj Safaris‘ first jungle safari lodge in India, Mahua Kothi, is one of the first of just three hotels in India to be awarded prestigious Relais & Châteaux membership – and this after only one year of operation. Adjacent to Bandhavgarh National Park, the Lodge consists of 12 luxurious kutiyas (jungle suites) […]

An alternative luxury experience in Bali

An alternative luxury experience in Bali

If you are looking for something different from your next luxury vacation, then spare a thought for the world’s only interactive elephant experience. á áThe Elephant Safari Park Lodge in Bali opens on 1st March 2008, and gives its guests the opportunity to live among 27 endangered, indigenous Sumatran elephants and, by doing so, to […]

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