Category: Asia

Win a stay at Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa

Win a stay at Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa

The team at the Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa joined forces to create a giant human version of the Hilton logo on their beach to celebrate their launch a year ago and have re-created a giant ‘1’ in celebration of the anniversary this month. To get in the spirit, the luxury private island

Bangkok Update - July 2010

After the recent political upheaval in Bangkok and civil disruptions, which resulted in many deaths and a large amount of destruction to property, I was a bit wary of what we might find in the Ratchaprasong district. This is the business and shopping area where the red shirt protesters created a no-go area with barricades

Pattaya for the luxury traveller

I was inspired to write this article by a comment made by Nick P on another of my articles on ALTB. Pattaya is much maligned, even by expats who live in Thailand. Those of us who live, or have lived, in Patters are the butt of many jokes. You’ll have heard the one about the

Have you considered staying in a serviced apartment?

If you’re going somewhere, the obvious thing to do is to book a hotel room. But have you considered the alternatives? Sure, there are home stays and other places, but they’re not really for the luxury traveller although they can be quite interesting. What I’d like to tell you about is a viable luxury alternative

50 Nights in 50 Months with Oakwood

Oakwood celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with an array of exciting celebration campaigns centered on the theme of trust. One of these golden anniversary campaigns include the “50 Nights in 50 Months” contest, where visitors to the specially designed Oakwood Asia Pacific microsite can stand a chance to win 50 nights to be used
Special feature: Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, Pattaya

Special feature: Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, Pattaya

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Sea Sand Sun, a luxury resort and spa near Pattaya. Did I say “luxury”? That’s an understatement! This place is superbly luxurious. If I could write this review in one word, that word would be WOW! But you luxury travellers are going to want a bit

In progress: Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai

The Palace Wing of the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai is currently being restored following the events of 2008 and Taj has launched a microsite to keep customers informed of progress. In the next few months Taj will be reopening the Rooms and Grand Suites of the heritage wing in a phased manner.  The

Interview with James Grierson, co-owner of Albion restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

A relative newcomer to Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant scene, Albion restaurant is quickly gaining a reputation as a top place to eat. I described it elsewhere as “probably the best place to eat in KL”, so I wanted to be sure that A Luxury Travel Blog readers gained the benefit of the insider knowledge too. Here
Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Interview with Grant Thatcher, Publisher and Founder of LUXE City Guides

Formerly an actor with the RSC, Grant Thatcher began the series of LUXE City Guides back in 2002. There are now more than 30 guides, including the best of the best from 20 in-the-know residents in each location. What is it that  you do exactly? I’m Editor in Chief which encompasses everything from designing the
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailormade tours of India from Dominion Travel For your luxe travel needs: Elite Destinations Direct Save on theme parks with Orlando Attractions Check out Suite 116 at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

A true travel connoisseur, CEO and Founder Drew Patterson brings more than a decade of experience to Jetsetter, the private sales site that helps leisure travellers discover and purchase some of the world’s best vacations. An industry pioneer, Patterson was part of the founding team at Kayak.com where, during his five-year tenure as Vice President
Learn to cook Thai food at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Learn to cook Thai food at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

Learn to cook Thai food at a top Hong Kong hotel
Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

Special feature: Shanghai Tang iPod/iPhone app

For those who aren’t already familiar, Shanghai Tang is a leading luxury lifestyle brand emerging from China, offering everything from luxury apparel for men, women and children, as well as accessories and homeware. And now, if you own an iPod Touch or iPhone, you can enjoy their latest collection courtesy of their free ‘City Chic’
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Virgin Holidays and Hip Hotels: vhiphotels.co.uk Swedish gourmet traditions from Grythyttan An idyllic farmhouse in North Cornwall Paradise in Goa from The Leela Kempinski Goa

New cross-strait flights launched by China Airlines

Taiwanese national carrier, China Airlines and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, have announced plans to fly a larger aircraft between Taipei and mainland China. This move follows growing demand from travellers seeking more cross-strait flights. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will now fly an Airbus A330-300 on all flights from Taoyuan International Airport to Xian, Shenyang,

Sun Moon Lake Ropeway in Taiwan

A new cable car line has launched near one of Taiwan’s most popular leisure destinations, Sun Moon Lake, to offer grand views over the island’s largest natural lake and surrounding mountain scenery. The 1.8 kilometre-long ‘Sun Moon Lake Ropeway’ is elevated 150 metres over the surface of Sun Moon Lake. It will connect the Sun