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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]