Category: Asia

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 […]

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 […]