Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc. is introducing tailor-made shopping experiences to the ‘ready-set-go’ city of Shanghai, China. A relatively new shopping mecca and style destination, this pulse-racing city, located on the Yangtze Delta, overflows with the biggest city population in the world. Highlights include fast and heady shopping at coveted secret shopping locations, [...]
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has opened its first dedicated spa training centre – the Shangri-La Spa Academy – in Manila, Philippines. The Spa Academy will train therapists to meet the demands of the rapid expansion of CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La – Shangri-La’s signature spa brand. Five CHI spas have so far opened: in Bangkok, [...]
Tahnya Butterfield is ‘Head Honcho’ for Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc., having previously worked in the hotel industry, human resources and organisational development consulting. She is a relentless collector of successful talent who immerse themselves in generating dynamite bespoke luxury shopping tours, style guides and precision personalised itineraries. What is it that you do [...]
Suite name: Peninsula Suite Hotel: The Peninsula Hong Kong Size of accommodation: 4111 sq ft Cost per night: HK$46,000 What makes it special? Literally fit for a king and the views from the suite are truly breathtaking. The Peninsula Suite has one master bedroom with [...]
I hadn’t heard about the World Heritage site of Borobudur until quite recently. It is a mind-blowing Buddhist monument in Central Java, Indonesia. Watch the video and see this impressive sight for yourself!
Richard Whitfield is Managing Director of Half Moon, a beautiful resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, that has been welcoming guests for over 50 years. Richard joined the resort as Financial Controller back in 1976 and became Director of Operations in 1986. Following the retirement of Heinz Simonitsch in 2002, Richard was promoted to [...]
Back by popular demand, the Echo restaurant at The Breakers Palm Beach is running a Cuisines of Asia Demo and Dinner Series. All the elements of a perfect dining experience will be there. Enjoy a series of interactive evenings with their most popular dishes prepared before your eyes. Each Demo & Dinner commences at [...]
Ala Osmond is Managing Director of Exeter International, a recognized leader in upscale luxury travel to Eastern Europe and Russia and one of the few companies listed on both Condé Nast Traveler’s and Travel + Leisure’s list of top travel specialists for Russia travel as well as Eastern Europe. What is it that you do [...]
The Islamabad Marriott Hotel was sadly in the news for all the wrong reasons yesterday. A suicide bomber at a side entrance to the hotel killed himself and a security guard, and injured seven others. American travellers have been advised to exercise caution and limit unnecessary travel by the US Embassy.
Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport. It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of [...]
The Club at The Leela Palace in Goa, one of the most beautiful beach resorts in India, opened last month. It brings a new style and exclusivity to the five-star resort on the southwest coast of India – a walled palatial haven on 75 landscaped tropical gardens. Situated in an enclave adjacent to the main [...]
This new resort has an intimate charm like no other in Hua Hin. Let’s Sea has 40 spacious rooms, with pier access to a canal-like swimming pool or romantic moon decks for the stargazers. There’s also a beach restaurant, the Breeze Bar, the Sand Lounger and a unique open-air fitness garden. The resort opened in [...]
At Cruise Critic, they’re interested in cruise lines and ships that are playing against type – and against conventional wisdom: big ships in exotic destinations and small ships in more well-trodden ones. Making their top 5 list for 2007 are: Bermuda on Celebrity Journey The Western Mediterranean on Disney Magic Liberty of the Seas or [...]
A new spa concept called The Barai is heading for the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin in Thailand in March 2007. It is an exclusive 8-suite hotel and spa that sits adjacent to the main resort. Positioned on the beachfront in almost 5 acres of mature trees and landscaped gardens, The Barai will offer an extensive [...]
Couples spending Valentines at the One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah resort will be able to tailor their experience with the help of the resort’s staff and the perfect surrounds of the Maldives. Whether it’s a luxurious dinner on a strip of sand in the middle of the Indian Ocean or a romantic getaway on a [...]