Category: Asia

The best airport in the world?

The best airport in the world?

The best airport in the world? Apparently it’s Incheon International Airport in South Korea, according to the 2006 Airport Service Quality Awards held by the Airports Council International in Dubai this week. The awards are based on responses to passenger surveys conducted throughout the year.

Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa

Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa

Outrigger Enterprises Group has announced its second project in Bali: a brand-new luxury resort condominium within dense rainforest on the Bukit Peninsula. Currently under development, it will be called the Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa and the group will own 35 of the proposed 170 units. The newly opened Bvlgari Resort and other resorts [...]

Feel the Wuv with W Hotels

Feel the Wuv with W Hotels

Book a ‘Feel the Wuv’ package with W Hotels before 5th August 2007 and you’ll get a bottle of bubbly and a box of Vosges Haut-Chocolat “Exotic Caramel Collection”. You can also get a little “wuv” with a Jimmyjane “Wink” blindfold,  a 20% discount on all Jimmyjane products at W Hotels The Store,  a set [...]

Suite of the week: Presidential Villa at Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Ana Mandara, Vietnam

Suite of the week: Presidential Villa at Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Ana Mandara, Vietnam

Suite name: Presidential Villa Resort: Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Ana Mandara, Nha Trang, Vietnam Size of accommodation: 271 sq m Cost per night: 36,000,000 VND (approx. $2183) Who’s stayed there? A Duke from the UK What makes it special? Housed in individual pavilions is the living area with en suite bathroom, a [...]

New Indian jungle lodge: Baghvan in Pench National Park

CC Africa’s second jungle lodge in India, Baghvan in Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, is now open. A typical Central Indian teak jungle, Pench supports a rich variety of wildlife, including the tiger, leopard, wild dog, gaur, sambar, chital and brilliant birdlife. The project is part of a joint venture with Taj Hotels Resorts and [...]

Lichfield Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Lichfield Suite at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is  creating a  new exclusive suite in honour of the celebrated British photographer Patrick Lichfield. Lord Lichfield was the photographer behind the Mandarin Oriental’s “He’s a fan/She’s a fan” advertising campaign, and regularly stayed at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, long considering it his Asian home. Reminiscent of the 1960s [...]

Get off our beach!

Get off our beach!

Celebrity newlyweds Liz Hurley and Arun Nayar haven’t been making themselves popular in Mumbai. They’d had a wooden deck built on a popular public beach for a party to honour the second day of their six-day Indian wedding extravaganza. It extended from a beach-front home onto the popular Juhu beach but local residents were less [...]

Suite of the week: Petanu Presidential Villa at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali

Suite of the week: Petanu Presidential Villa at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali

Suite name: Presidential Villa Resort: Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation:  360 sq m Cost per night: 11,000 RP. (approx. $1200) What makes it special? Beautiful scenery of river valley and private pool.                     Leisurely spread throughout hillside gardens, between a steep [...]

Oberoi Himalayan Adventure at Wildflower Hall near Shimla, India

Oberoi Himalayan Adventure at Wildflower Hall near Shimla, India

There’s no better place to soak up the distinct Himalayan atmosphere than from  Wildflower Hall, a signature Oberoi resort with charming colonial heritage, located in the famous summer getaway – Shimla. Formerly an official summer retreat for India’s British rulers, including Lord Kitchener, the  property is perched at around 8,300 feet with many rooms offering [...]

The new Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa, Thailand

The new Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa, Thailand

The Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa has officially opened this month. Perfect for honeymooners or couples on a romantic getaway or honeymooners, the resort is home to Asia’s first LeSpa health and wellness complex. Try the LeSpa ‘Signature Treatment Package’ priced at 7,250 baht (US$215) a night, based on  double occupancy of a deluxe [...]

Queen Mary 2 welcomed in Hong Kong

Queen Mary 2 welcomed in Hong Kong

The largest vessel ever to grace Hong Kong’s waters, the Queen Mary 2,  has been  welcomed into Victoria Harbour with a dazzling performance of the “Symphony of Lights” laser show. The ship is on her maiden round-the-world voyage; it departed Fort Lauderdale in January and is now heading for Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Jade Goody checks into luxury Indian hotel

Jade Goody checks into luxury Indian hotel

Those of you that followed the latest UK Celebrity Big Brother will surely have heard about the racial controversy stirred up by the not-so-bright,  big-mouthed  Jade Goody.   She made verbal attacks on the Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty which had India – and the Indian government – up in arms.   Well now she’s checked [...]

Canadian Airlines ‘Club Empress’ business class

Short commercial for “one of the most comfortable seats in the sky, with 50 inches between seats…”

Welcome to China

Inspiring video footage from the best tour operator to Asia as voted by Travel Weekly magazine: Globus.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd.

Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. is a romantic Bollywood comedy about six couples who are on their honeymoon package tour to Goa. Written and directed by Reema Kagti,  the film is due to be released tomorrow; it  has a star cast that includes Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal, Dia Mirza, Sandhya Mridul, Vikram [...]

The most expensive meal in the world?

The most expensive meal in the world?

15 paying customers and 25 invited guests  received a $1m bill  (yes, you read that right – $1,000,000) for a meal in a Bangkok hotel this month.   They jetted in from all over the world and enjoyed a charity  evening  dubbed “Epicurean Masters of the World” on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel [...]

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