Category: Asia

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 […]

Jia Hotel Krabi, Thailand

Jia Hotel Krabi, Thailand

The fishing town of Krabi, departure hub for island hoppers, is getting a Jia Hotel, run by the Hong Kong upstart that built the first Philippe Starck-designed hotel in Asia last year. If this first hotel is anything to go by, we can expect sensuous rooms and award-winning cuisine. Starck will surely demonstrate his unique, […]

Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Yao Noi

Evason Hideaway & Six Senses Spa at Yao Noi

The Evason Hideaway hotel group is opening 54 villas on the island of Yao Noi, with private pools, a wine cellar and “spa village” towards the end of 2006. This little developed island in Phang Nga Bay offers great leisure opportunities such as sailing, excursions to the nearby rock islands, with secluded beaches and rock […]

Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa, Bangkok

Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa, Bangkok

To get Valentines off to a flying start, the  Romeo & Juliet package at Vareena Spa in The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel in Bangkok will run throughout February. For 6,800 baht per couple, you will get to enjoy a soak in a Jacuzzi, a silky body scrub and an aromatherapy massage. The hotel   is […]

Connoisseur Tours "Asian Icons 2006"

Connoisseur Tours “Asian Icons 2006”

Luxury tour operator Connoisseur Tours in conjunction with  Australian Airlines  is operating a 14 day fully inclusive tour to Asia, travelling by a privately chartered Australian Airlines jet. The tour – called Asian Icons 2006 –  leaves Australia on 31st May 2006 and will firstly travel to Vietnam where guests will visit Ho Chi Minh […]

Four Seasons Hotel Macau

Four Seasons Hotel Macau

An agreement has been reached in which Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will manage a 400-room hotel being built by Las Vegas Sands Corp. on the Cotai Strip in the People’s Republic of China Special Administrative Region of Macao. Four Seasons will manage the Hotel and the serviced vacation suites, while Las Vegas Sands Corp. […]

The Oberoi Group

The Oberoi Group

The most distinctive properties in The Oberoi Group are the  luxury properties in India, which were developed relatively recently, including The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra, Wildflower Hall in Mashobra in the Himalayan mountains, The Oberoi Vanyavilãs in Ranthambhore, The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla and The Oberoi Udaivilãs in Udaipur. There are also opulent properties in […]

Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali

Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort Bali

Asian Golf Monthly readers have voted Le Méridien Nirwana Golf & Spa Resort ‘Asia’s Best’ again in the 2005 awards which where announced this month. The resort is luxurious, and the Greg Norman designed golf course is stunning and challenging with a spectacular setting backed by volcanoes, peppered with rice terraces, coconut groves, lush tropical […]

Touch of Romance at Angsana Spa Bintan

Touch of Romance at Angsana Spa Bintan

Come to this sunny island of love for the Touch of Romance, a total body wellness experience that comprises flower petal scrub, essence of flower massage and facial. Enjoy 10% savings on this package that is priced at US$130, available from 12 to 20 February 2006. Perfectly nestled in Tanjung Said Bay in Indonesia, overlooking […]

Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, China

Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, China

Carlson Hotels Asia Pacific has announced the development of the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin, to be located in the Hedong District of Tianjin, one of  China`s largest industrial cities located approximately 90 minutes south-east of Beijing. Due to open in July 2007, the Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin will be designed to cater especially for business […]

Phuket Pavilions

Phuket Pavilions

Opened in June 2005, Phuket Pavilions is a resort on Phuket’s west coast, a short distance from Bang Tao and Layan beaches. Each of the 30 pool villas, one-bedroom pavilions and tree-bedroom villas feature a kitchen, dining area and living room that flow into an outdoor space with a private pool, sundeck and garden. The […]