Category: Asia

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 […]

Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces and CC Africa joint venture

Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces and CC Africa joint venture

CC Africa  is partnering with Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces to provide  luxurious lodges in the best wildlife destinations in India. A circuit of five lodges will be built in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Pench Tiger Reserve, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Kanha Tiger Reserve and Panna Tiger Reserve. Construction of the first lodge has already begun and […]

Rania Experience

Rania Experience

Set sail for adventure. Unwind with an expert massage. Or simply fall under the spell of a spectacular sunset. However much – or little – you choose to do, you’ll enjoy the dedicated services of a private chef, dive instructor, spa therapist, butler and crew throughout your stay at Rania. This ultimate private island/sea escape […]

Another fun HSBC ad

Another fun HSBC ad

Here’s the low-down. The English believe it’s a slur on your host’s food if you don’t clear your plate… whereas the Chinese feel you’re questioning their generosity if you do  (3MB download).   At HSBC they never underestimate the importance of local knowledge…   I wish they did more of these ads; it’s a great […]

Chicken off the menu in some of Karachi's five star hotels?

Chicken off the menu in some of Karachi’s five star hotels?

Amid mounting fears following a report of outbreak of bird flu virus in Pakistan, some five star hotels in Karachi are taking time out to re-assess the situation. Hotel Pearl Continental  has brought the purchase of chickens to a halt and put  the task in  the hands of the hotel’s veterinary doctors. Marriott Hotel Karachi […]

It's a dog's life

It’s a dog’s life

A couple of days ago I blogged about how President Bush’s visit to New Delhi was resulting in 100% occupancy for all of the city’s five star hotels.  Today I learned more about what a Presidential visit entails and discovered that, according to the Indian media, 17 dogs belonging to  the K-9 squad of the […]

Bush at Maurya Sheraton Hotel, New Delhi

Bush at Maurya Sheraton Hotel, New Delhi

Courtesy of  my friends at TravelPost I understand President George Bush will be spending tonight at the ITC Maurya Sheraton & Towers in New Delhi on his maiden visit to India. His entourage are taking over the entire hotel.   Le Meridien New Delhi is also seeing 100% occupancy with 87 of its 358 rooms […]

The Maldives post-tsunami

The Maldives post-tsunami

Tsunami-stricken coastlines are making a big comeback this year, particularly in the Maldives. In addition to the W Maldives, Como Hotels has re-opened its rooms designed as high-end fishing cottages on Cocoa Island; the Four Seasons has unveiled a new resort, Landaa Giraavaru, its second on the island; and the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, […]