Category: Vietnam

Tan Da Spa Resort, Ba Vi, Vietnam

Located at the base of legendary Ba Vi Mountain, and just 50 km from the capital city of Hanoi, Tan Da Spa Resort is a hidden gem among Vietnam’s luxury resorts.
Anantara Resorts expanding

Anantara Resorts expanding

Anantara Resorts appears to be expanding rapidly.   New resorts for Dubai, Bali, Vietnam, Thailand and Sri Lanka are all anticipated in 2008. This will see the number of Anantara Resorts rise from 4 to 11. The unique essence and individual lifestyle of the Anantara brand, as demonstrated by the resorts that already exist in
Banyan Tree planning US$200m luxury hotel resort in Vietnam

Banyan Tree planning US$200m luxury hotel resort in Vietnam

According to a news report from Channel NewsAsia, Banyan Tree Holdings is to build a new luxury resort on a 200-hectare plot in the Thua Thien Hue province of Vietnam. It is estimated that the project will cost $200 million.  Another report  suggests that the resort will include as many as 2,400 hotel rooms and
Aroma Festival in Vietnam

Aroma Festival in Vietnam

Vietnam’s second Festival Aromes (or Aroma Festival to you and me) will take place at Sofitel Metropole Hanoi from 7th to 10th December 2006. The emphasis of the festival will be on French-influenced Vietnamese cooking and some of the world’s most coveted chefs will be there, including three-Michelin star chef Olivier Roellinger from Les Maison
Top 10 bars of the world

Top 10 bars of the world

A cellar in Paris or a sky bar in Bangkok? Effortless Mediterranean white or midnight samba in downtown Rio? Guardian deputy travel editor Isabel Choat on her favourite bars of all time. Those making the shortlist in this Guardian article are: Chez Georges, 11 rue des Canettes, 75006, Paris Mary McBride’s, 2 Main Street, Cushenden,

Voyage to the exotic Far East on Silversea

Silversea is offering luxury seekers the chance to explore the mystic of the Far East from the private veranda of a six-star ship. From December 2006 through to February 2007, Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper will spoil travellers with eight voyages, ranging from nine to 14 days. The Far East program allows guests to take
The Six Senses Cookbook

The Six Senses Cookbook

Get your hands on a copy of The Six Senses Cookbook. This beautifully illustrated book has been photographed entirely on location at Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili in the Maldives, Evason Resorts and Evason Hideaways in Thailand, and at Evason Ana Mandara Resort in Vietnam by the award-winning photographer Jorg Sundermann. The volume includes some
New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

New members of The Starwood Spa Collection

The Starwood Spa Collection – an amalgam of some of the best spas in the world – has welcomed eight new members. They are: Convento do Espinheiro Heritage Hotel & Spa, Portugal Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort, Uruguay Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Spain Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Vietnam St. Regis Resort,
Top 10 cities for foodies

Top 10 cities for foodies

What would you say are the top 10 cities for eating out? According to MSNBC, it’s Barcelona, Brussels, Hanoi, Las Vegas, Lyon, New York, San Francisco, Rome, Tokyo and Vancouver. The choices are based on “cities chosen for their unique dishes”, “others for their celebrity chefs”, and “others for creating dishes known the world over”.

Celadon Hotel Hue, Vietnam

Vietnam’s first international hotel management group, Celadon International Hotels, has signed an agreement to manage a new luxury hotel in Hue, the ancient capital and UNESCO-listed World Heritage city. The new Celadon Hotel Hue, with 238 luxuriously appointed suites and rooms,  is the first hotel to come under the new company’s branding, and  will be
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
Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. has recognized the Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers as the Best Hotel for the Sheraton Brand 2005 in the Asia-Pacific region.  This is the second consecutive year the Sheraton Saigon has won the award from the Starwood chain, which manages the five-star hotel overlooking the Saigon River in downtown
Furama Resort Danang, Vietnam

Furama Resort Danang, Vietnam

$10 million is to be invested in Furama Resort Danang, according to The Bac My An Tourism Joint Venture Company, the resort’s  major investor.  The investment will expand the five-star resort to meet the increasing demand for local and international tourists.   As part of the investment, an International Conference Centre will be built with
Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort, Vietnam

Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort, Vietnam

A  new five-start resort with 110 rooms and 3 restaurants has opened in the Central Highlands’ city of Da Lat. The Hoang Anh Da Lat Resort is owned by the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group and the first phase of the project has been completed on an area of 5 hectares  at a cost of
Thac Ba Lake resort

Thac Ba Lake resort

Hung Dai Duong Company from Ho Chi Minh City has started the construction of a tourist resort in Thac Ba Lake, a candidate for world natural heritage site, in the northern province of Yen Bai, Vietnam. The resort will link tours from Hanoi, Yen Bai, Lao Cai and Yunnan of China and is expected to