Category: Asia

Exotic Vacations at Oberoi

Exotic Vacations at Oberoi

When guests check in to a luxurious Oberoi hotel in India they don’t want to leave. And now, this summer, Oberoi is making it  exceptionally attractive to stay, with their Exotic Vacations rates,  which offer free bonus nights at seven of the group’s  hotels in India. Book a 5-night stay for $2,900 and you’ll be […]

Mandarin Oriental to open luxury resort and spa on Hainan Island, China

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group  has unveiled that it will manage an exclusive resort on China’s second largest island and most southern province, Hainan Island. The 292-room resort is currently under development and will open later this year.  It will be named Mandarin Oriental, Sanya.

Top accolade for Le Royal Meridien Mumbai

Top accolade for Le Royal Meridien Mumbai

Le Royal Meridien Mumbai has won the International Five Star Diamond Award 2006, conferred by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, a symbol of excellence for luxury hotels across the globe. An internationally renowned board of trustees oversees the decision to recognise hotels around the  world that demonstrate outstanding commitment to hospitality.   Le Royal […]

Oberoi Hotels to expand

East India Hotels (EIH), which runs the Oberoi chain of hotels, will open new hotels in South Africa, West Asia and Seychelles in the next three to four years. The group has no plans of entering the budget hotel segment. “Our interest lies purely in luxury and five star hotels and apartments,” said Arjun Oberoi, […]

The Elysian Hotel opens in Bali

The Elysian Hotel opens in Bali

design hotels has just opened The Elysian in Bali, the newest addition to the group. The villa style property offers luxurious contemporary living blended with a unique Balinese design. Located in the fashionable Seminyak neighbourhood, the hotel is a stone’s throw from boutiques, beaches and the vibrant nightlife that Bali has to offer. With 26 […]

Amari Coral Beach Resort & Spa special package

Amari Coral Beach Resort & Spa special package

A specially designed romantic escape package has been designed for lovebirds looking to relax and indulge themselves at the luxurious Amari Coral Beach Resort & Spa in Phuket. Situated neat Patong one of Phuket’s most popular beach, the resort offers unspoilt views of the bay. The current package on offer is priced at $US675 and […]

Uppal's Orchid - an ecotel hotel

Uppal’s Orchid – an ecotel hotel

Uppal’s Orchid is a luxurious five-star hotel in the heart of the capital of India. Spread over 10.5 acres, this sylvan property integrates all aspects of its operation in an environmentally sensitive manner, offering luxury with responsibility. Located near  New Delhi’s  business suburb of Gurgaon, Uppal’s Orchid provides an ideal gateway for business or pleasure.

The Dusit Thani low season offer

The Dusit Thani low season offer

From today until 30th September 2006, rates at The Dusit Thani, Bangkok are at their lowest, starting from $135 per night. An oasis of impeccable service and elegance in the heart of the city, this hotel overlooks the lush, tropical greenery of Lumpini Park.  Why not make use of these rates and enjoy the best […]

News on Sofitel Macau@Ponte 16

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 the end […]

Banyan Tree Lijiang, China

Banyan Tree Lijiang, China

The Banyan Tree Lijiang, opening next month, consists of 55 villas, and is the first luxury resort in Lijiang and the second Banyan Tree property in China. Traces of the Naxi culture can be found in the architecture of the roofs and courtyards. All villas have either a swimming pool or jet-pool, living area, bedroom, […]

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

More luxury hotels coming to Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines?

Boracay Island in the Philippines could be welcoming  more luxury hotels to its shores before long. Representatives of both Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons are said to have been looking for a site, according to Samie Lim who is Chairman of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce. The island is already seeing the construction of a Shangri-La […]

Advanced limo service at The Conrad Bangkok

Advanced limo service at The Conrad Bangkok

With an investment of more than 4 million baht, The Conrad Bangkok is developing its 23-strong limousine service with new features.   All the limos are being equipped with GPS navigation systems and, thanks to a Fleet Management System, the equipment connects to the hotel’s front office, showing the locations of all the vehicles. The […]

The Tablet 10: Best of Asia

The Tablet 10: Best of Asia

Are you seeking the best that Asia has to offer? Courtesy of another ‘Tablet 10’  from  Tablet Hotels, here’s the pick of the bunch: The Peninsula – Kowloon, Hong Kong The Oriental – Bangkok, Thailand Park Hyatt Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan The Peninsula Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand Claska – Tokyo, Japan The Sukhothai Bangkok – […]

Raffles CEO receives top honour in Singapore

Raffles CEO receives top honour in Singapore

Jennie Chua, president and CEO of Raffles Holdings,  has been  awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award at Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) 20th Tourism Awards. Other notable winners included The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore (Best Accommodation Experience, Deluxe Hotel) and Singapore Zoo (Best Leisure Attraction Experience).

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Global Express plane from ExcelAire

Based in Long Island, NY, ExcelAire  is about to add  a Global Express plane to its private jet fleet.   The aircraft flies from New York City to Tokyo nonstop in 14 hours. There’s nothing that remarkable about the journey time but the level of comfort is second to none. The plane represents the pinnacle […]

LUXX - the smallest luxury hotel in Bangkok

LUXX – the smallest luxury hotel in Bangkok

The premium class  small LUXX hotel  caters specifically  for  the tastes of the young, hip and trendy. The 13 stylish and spacious rooms are individually designed, and serviced by an impeccable team of young professionals. Situated on the upmarket Decco Road in the heart of Bangkok, the hotel will soon be seeing the addition of […]