Category: Malaysia

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Recently rebranded as The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, this wonderful  Malaysian retreat boasts 202 new guest rooms with views of the Andaman Sea. Known formerly as the Sheraton Perdana, it is set in glorious woodlands and scenic tropical gardens. 20 ultra-luxury, private Ocean View Pool Villas are to follow. As a nice add-on, guests […]

Visit Malaysia 2007

A video celebrating 50 years of nationhood (is there such a word?!)…

Best new business hotels of 2006

Best new business hotels of 2006

In a review of the new business hotels that have debuted in 2006, Forbes’ Sophia Banay gives her pick of the best: Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel de Rome, Berlin InterContinental Boston The James Chicago Hotel The London NYC Mandarin Oriental, Prague Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires The Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street Traders Hotel, Kuala […]

Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa opens in Penang, Malaysia

Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa opens in Penang, Malaysia

Shangri-La‘s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa opens on the Malaysian island of  Penang tomorrow, ahead of the originally planned date. The resort is situated on the edge of a rainforest famous for its tranquil beauty, far removed from the stresses of the modern world. The resort includes a state-of-the-art health club, executive golf course, spa […]

Essence of Shangri-La

Essence of Shangri-La

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has introduced a signature “Essence of Shangri-La” scent in the lobbies of selected Shangri-La hotels and resorts in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The scent is fresh and clean, subtly Asian, and is said to evoke sensations of serenity and calm. The delicate aroma has […]

Lifestyle Programme for Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur has  launched its 2006/2007 Lifestyle Programme designed specifically for the hotel’s in-house guests. The programme offers over 100 shopping privileges and services with international and regional retailers at the leading Suria KLCC shopping centre which is located right next door to the hotel and has over 280 retail and entertainment outlets […]

Arrival Experience programme at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Arrival Experience programme at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Westin Kuala Lumpur has launched a new Arrival Experience programme which is available upon request for those wanting to travel in style with the luxurious S-type Jaguar. The hotel’s general manager, Martin Jones, has described the collaboration as ‘timely’ and said that the programme will provide guests with “a driving experience  that only both […]

A year of island hopping: August

A year of island hopping: August

This is post  eight of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For August, the following are recommended: Bay Islands, Honduras: Palmetto Bay Plantation and West Peak Inn Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island and Heron […]

A year of island hopping: February

A year of island hopping: February

This is post  two of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For February, the following are recommended: Canary Islands, Spain:  Hotel San Roque and Parador de la Gomera Langkawi, Malaysia: Bon Ton Mallorca, Spain: […]

Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malayasia

Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malayasia

The Sheraton Perdana Resort will undergo a renovation and upgrade  and be relaunched as The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa as of January 2007.   Once unveiled, the hotel will feature the distinguished Westin signature, offering all the amenities and services that Westin guests have come to expect from this luxury brand.  The upgrade will […]

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York […]

Best Airline to Asia: Malaysia Airlines

Best Airline to Asia: Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines has won the “Best Airline To Asia” award in the 2006 Travel Weekly Globe Awards polls conducted by Travel Weekly, a United Kingdom (UK) based magazine. Currently operating 111 aircraft, Malaysia Airlines’ fleet is one of the world’s youngest, flying more than 48,000 passengers to over 110 destinations across six continents everyday. Malaysia […]

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Stay in The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur and you could shop, dine out and relax by the swimming pool without stepping outside the confines of the complex.   This 248-room hotel tower is connected by a walkway to the Ritz-Carlton Residence, and then to the Starhill Gallery, Malaysia’s newest and most exclusive shopping mall. It also […]

Hotel Maya $10 million renovation

Hotel Maya $10 million renovation

Hotel Maya in Kuala Lumpur is in the busy heart of the Malaysian capital.   Despite being only 8 years old, the hotel re-opens after a $10 million makeover. Top local architect Sonny Chan has brought about an urban oasis with a stylish ambience. Just across the road is the city’s hippest night club, Zouk.