Category: Asia

Celadon Hotel Hue, Vietnam

Vietnam’s first international hotel management group, Celadon International Hotels, has signed an agreement to manage a new luxury hotel in Hue, the ancient capital and UNESCO-listed World Heritage city. The new Celadon Hotel Hue, with 238 luxuriously appointed suites and rooms,  is the first hotel to come under the new company’s branding, and  will be […]

Brobdingnagian cruise ship

Brobdingnagian cruise ship

Mega Crown International Cruise Lines, LLP have surprised the cruise industry with the launch of the first of a new fleet of Extreme-Ultra-Mega cruise ships. Much to the amazement of others, their new ship, called Brobdingnagian,  has been  built in secret over the past six years at the Yatzmar Shipyards hidden deep within Kyrgyzstan. The […]

Sofitel Macau@Ponte16

Accor has been awarded the management contract for Sofitel Macau@Ponte16 in one of Macau’s most significant and historic precincts. The hotel is being developed by Pier 16 – Property Development Limited as part of an estimated HK $2.4 billion (US $300 million) total investment completed in two phases, with a casino development targeting operation by […]

Le Méridien Pattaya Resort, Thailand

Le Méridien Pattaya Resort, Thailand

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in Asia with the signing of Le Méridien Pattaya Resort, Thailand. This brand new resort is located along Jomtien Beach in Pattaya, just one and a half hours from Bangkok, and is  expected to open in January 2009.

Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok to make world's biggest cupid

Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok to make world’s biggest cupid

To encourage people to give their best wishes to each other during Valentine’s promotion, Sofitel Central Plaza Bangkok is organizing the world’s biggest cupid made from sugar icing and open for guests and visitors to view from 10th to  28th February 2006. Eric Anton Roos, the Swiss pastry chef at the hotel, has led his […]

Valentine's Day in Bangkok

Valentine’s Day in Bangkok

A seductive gastronomic experience billed as the ‘Language of Love’ is being served on Valentine’s Day at the fashionable Metropolitan Bangkok. At signature restaurant Cy’an, chefs Amanda Gale and Daniel Moran have designed a uniquely passionate menu for couples on the most romantic night of the year on 14th February. The six-course ‘Language of Love’ […]

Banyan Tree Phuket

Banyan Tree Phuket

As the flagship resort of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Banyan Tree Phuket stands out among its peers. Ideally located at Bang Tao Bay on the north-western coast of Phuket Island in Southern Thailand, it is a mere 20-minute leisurely drive from Phuket International Airport. This award-winning resort offers 115 luxuriously appointed villas surrounded by […]

A truly special offer from Dusit Laguna, Phuket

A truly special offer from Dusit Laguna, Phuket

Special offers aren’t always as special as they might seem, but the Dusit Laguna‘s current promotion is most certainly an exception. With rates starting from $90 for a Deluxe Lagoon View room, there’s been no better time to enjoy a luxury vacation. With an unrivalled location overlooking a sandy white beach and flanked by two […]

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Running from 9th February and until 13th March 2006, the 34th  Hong Kong Arts Festival celebrates the city’s cultural dynamism with theatre, opera, classical music and dance. Billed as the premier arts event in Hong Kong, it features overseas and local artists of renown in an eclectic array of music, theatre, dance, popular entertainment, film […]

Central Krabi Bay Resort, Thailand

Central Krabi Bay Resort, Thailand

The first hotel to be built in Krabi since the tsunami has just opened and recently welcomed its first guests. The 192-room, 5-star  Central Krabi Bay Resort offers bright and contemporary accommodation with large terraces.   There are five restaurants on site, a kids’ club and  the Centara Spa. The resort enjoys stunning views of […]

The best of Bangkok dining

If you’re looking for great Thai food and good value, try Lemon Grass in Bangkok.   This restaurant can be found on Sukhumvit Road.   It’s been around for some years now but continues to get good reviews from local restaurant critics. Try the minced chicken and ginger served in cabbage leaves and the signature […]

Sofitel Magic Lagoon

Sofitel Magic Lagoon

The Sofitel Magic Lagoon  – a luxury resort on  Khao Lak beach that was devastated by the destruction of  the terrible tsunami  just over  a year ago  – is to be  resurrected in style and will be known more simply as Sofitel Khao Lak. Re-construction could start as early as next month and the property […]

Top 10 World's Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways

Luxury Travel Magazine  has unveiled what they regard to the be the Top 10 World’s Most Romantic Luxury Hideaways. The hotels that make the list are sublime escapes in pristine surroundings offering unparalleled seclusion for romance. The top ten are: Villa Le Scale, Capri, Italy Ponta Dos Ganchos, Brazil Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado Hosteria Las […]

Banyan Tree Bintan combined golf and spa package

Banyan Tree Bintan combined golf and spa package

Located just 45 minutes leisurely  ferry ride from Singapore, Banyan Tree Bintan has just unveiled  their Golf and Spa Escape package. Guests on this package will be treated to an all-you-can-play golf session and a set lunch at the Greg Norman designed Laguna Bintan Golf Course as well as a 90-minute massage at award-winning Banyan […]

Luxury hotel chains expanding

Luxury hotel chains expanding

It has emerged today that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and Colony Capital will pay $3.9 billion to buy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Inc. in order to  expand  upon an  international luxury chain. Last year, Colony Capital bought the hotel business of Raffles Holdings for $859 million, gaining several historic hotels in Asia including […]

Trisara Phuket special offers

Trisara Phuket special offers

From April to October 2006, you can enjoy an ocean view pool suite at Trisara – an exclusive resort in Phuket – for $445 a night (subject to 18.7% service charge and government tax). The offer includes full American breakfast, a 90-minute Thai or oil massage, limousine transfer to and from Phuket airport, and priority […]