The ancient Kingdom of Bhutan is like a woman that outwardly seems quiet and reserved, but whose eyes glimmer with a sense of adventure and excitement, the kind of person you can’t help but wonder about. You know the type. Bhutan is like this; seductively mysterious with the kind of urging that begs to be noticed, but only if you’re willing to take a closer look.... Read More
Ahhh, Italia! There is a reason Europe’s boot remains one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations; many, many reasons, in fact. From sprawling museums displaying art that spans several millennia to fabulous fashions, incomparable food and wine, dynamic cities and picturesque towns and not to mention friendly people, Italy truly is a traveler’s paradise.... Read More
With almost every corner of this beautiful property boasting floor-to-ceiling windows providing panoramic views across London, it’s not hard to see why Shangri-La’s debut London property is a hit with guests near and far. Completed in 2012, The Shard stands at 1,016-feet tall, making it Western Europe’s tallest building and Shangri-La at The Shard is the United Kingdom’s first elevated hotel.... Read More
Twenty nine is a pretty big number when referring to hotel openings, but Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the legendary Asian brand started in Singapore in 1971, is opening that many properties within the next three years. At this pace, I surely won't be able to keep up unless I commit to seeing about one hotel a month! The rapid expansion is no less a testament to the Shangri-La's nearly five decade mastery of luxury hospitality the world over. ... Read More
Ritz-Carlton is on an expansion blitz. By 2017, this global luxury hotel brand plans to open 15 new properties in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia and Panama. In the last year and a half, eight diverse destinations now tout at least one Ritz-Carlton property: Japan, Israel, China, India, Kazakhstan, Aruba, Puerto Rico and Austria. ... Read More
Having already broken the record for the highest bar in London, The Shangri-La at The Shard is setting another one with its infinity pool at Gŏng bar. SkyPool, located on the hotel's 52nd floor, is now the highest in Western Europe. Facing west, the 11x4m heated pool offers panoramic views of London from St Paul’s Cathedral on Richmond Street to Westminster Bridge Road. ... Read More
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