Category: Asia

New Pool Villas from Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa

New Pool Villas from Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa

Unveiling brand new Maldivian lifestyle experiences that appeal equally to friends, families and couples, Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa launches an exclusive quartet of two-bedroom Pool Villas, culminating in the hottest accommodation choice of the season. Landing in the world’s most famous natural paradise is undoubtedly a dream come true. But consider the wider allures […]

A prestigious new address on Millionaires Mile, Phuket

Andara Resort & Villa Phuket, a new luxurious hideaway owned by Dr Allan Zeman, is Phuket’s prestigious new address on Millionaires Mile. The private beachside paradise is nestled in the lush tropical hillside above Kamala Beach on the pristine west coast of the Island, with breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea.  With Thai-inspired design and […]

Relais & Châteaux officially launches in India

Relais & Châteaux has announced its official India launch at a press briefing.  Three new Indian properties – Sher Bagh in Ranthambore (Rajasthan), The Serai in Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) and Neeleshwar Hermitage in Malabar Coast (Kerala) were accepted as members of the association, in addition to Malabar House (Fort Cochin) and Mahua Kothi (Bandhavgarh Park), already […]

Wynn Macau’s newest and most ambitious restaurant, Golden Flower

After a successful two-year search for mainland China’s best chefs, an exhaustive multi-million renovation, and months of culinary research, Wynn Macau launches Golden Flower, its most ambitious and exclusive restaurant to date. Set in an opulent and exclusive dining room, Golden Flower celebrates the life of the historic Cantonese Qing dynasty official Tan Zongjun with […]

New 'Deep Sleep' concept from Vie Hotel Bangkok

New ‘Deep Sleep’ concept from Vie Hotel Bangkok

VIE Hotel Bangkok, one of Asia’s trendiest hotels, introduces a new guest concept – “Deep Sleep” bringing together all the essential elements to help guests revitalize their mind and body through a better night’s sleep. A good sleep is vital for a person’s wellbeing, ensuring the mind and body rejuvenates and restores itself. Studies indicate […]

The untouched beaches of Phang Nga

Located just 20 minutes north of Phuket airport lay the untouched beaches of Phang Nga West Coast. Described as “The Hamptons”, this up and coming area in Thailand offers tranquil luxury a stone’s throw away from the tourist hub of Phuket. There are three untouched beaches in Phang Nga that offer the perfect escape. Natai […]

So close yet so far: Thailand’s hidden gems

On the East coast of Thailand, a mere 20 minute speedboat journey away from Koh Samui, and approximately 60 minutes between Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat airports which has 3-5 flights from Bacngkok per day, you will find the pristine beaches of the Greater Khanom Area. Pink dolphins, hidden caves and beautiful waterfalls line […]

Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced its continued global expansion with the unveiling of Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, as the brand’s seventh Thai property and their second to grace Samui’s shores. Designed in contemporary Sino-Thai style and embraced by lush tropical gardens, Anantara Lawana boasts 88 spacious rooms and 34 pool […]

Damar Terrace, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

Damar Terrace, Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

Ayana Resort and Spa Bali has re-opened Damar Terrace restaurant following extensive renovations by Yasuhiro Koichi, the acclaimed Japanese designer behind the Rock Bar. Koichi, whose company Design Studio SPIN has created some of Asia’s most iconic bars and restaurants, combined comfort with modern Asian decor for relaxed all-day dining at Damar Terrace. His trademark […]

New Leela Palace to debut in New Delhi in 2010

New Delhi’s newest five-star hotel is rising on three acres of prime land in India’s capital. Just in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts will welcome its newest luxury property in a convenient location at the cover of Africa Avenue and Vinay Marg in Chanakyapuri, the Central Business District […]

The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, India

The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, India

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is opening The Westin Pune Koregaon Park – the first of six new Westin Hotels to open in India over the next three years and the brand’s 25th hotel in Asia Pacific. The hotel is illustrative of Starwood’s overall growth in India with plans to grow its footprint by 60% by […]

Inauguration of the Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel

Inauguration of the Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel

Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts is to inaugurate a new five star hotel in China today. The new jewel in the company’s Asian crown, Gran Meliá Shanghai Hotel is located in the district of Lujiazui, the financial and commercial heart of the city, with easy access to the most popular attractions and entertainment such as […]

New Leading Hotels of the World

New Leading Hotels of the World

The Leading Hotels of the World annual directory for 2010 was released worldwide this week.  There are 13 new Leading Hotels in the handsome hardcover volume which showcases more than 450 members in over 80 countries across the globe.  They are as follows: Royal Spa Kitzbühel, Jochberg, Austria The Augustine, Prague, Czech Republic Kameha Grand […]

Silver Spirit's inaugural world cruise 2011

Silver Spirit’s inaugural world cruise 2011

In 2011, for the very first time, Silversea‘s new Silver Spirit will embark on a full World Cruise traversing both hemispheres.  This grandest of voyages, appropriately themed “Spirit of Discovery”, begins in Los Angeles on 19th January 2011, when Silver Spirit is set to welcome no more than 540 privileged guests for a 119-day odyssey […]

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

Interview with David Sutcliffe of Traveltalk

A ‘skateboard/punk rocker’ in his youth, David Sutcliffe is now one of three partners who run a small travel agency in Harrogate, England called Traveltalk. Specialising in luxury, tailor-made and adventure travel, Traveltalk was created 25 years ago by David’s colleague, Christine Thompson. After much hard work establishing the company in the area they developed […]

Enjoy Christmas in style at new Phuket resort

Enjoy Christmas in style at new Phuket resort

What better way to enjoy Christmas than by relaxing beside your private infinity pool, high on a cliffside, cocktail in hand, watching the sun set over the Andaman Ocean? Paresa, Phuket’s acclaimed new luxury resort, is just the place to enjoy all this, plus to celebrate the resort’s first Christmas a host of additional benefits […]