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COMO Hotels Launches 7-Night Himalayan Escape & Private Jet Service by Chapman Freeborn

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The Kingdom of Bhutan, a tiny but beautiful country on the eastern end of the Himalayas, is home to a few exquisite luxury resorts; but it’s a little difficult to reach. Thanks to a new partnership between high-end COMO Hotels and Resorts and global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, however, elite travelers can now easily arrive in style. COMO, which owns Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos as well as other five-star Bhutanese luxury lodges, has launched an exclusive seven-night trip with flights to and from the country via private jet.

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Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Announces 12-Day Cruise and Asia 2014 Itineraries

Oct 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Along with releasing their 2014 Asia Boutique River Cruise and Tour brochure, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection is also introducing a new 12-day Treasures of China & the Yangtze cruise/tour. The luxury itineraries throughout China, Vietnam and Cambodia allow for a more lavish option for discovering the country’s history and culture. Along with the cruise, the itineraries will consist of both land and cruising tours along the Yangtze and Mekong Rivers.... Read More

Health and Wellness Center Comes to Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As French luxury brand Sofitel continues its expansion into Asian markets, the Sofitel Philippine Plaza has gone one step further by offering the first health and wellness treatment center located inside a hotel in Asia. With medical tourism on... Read More

Luxury Hotel in Tokyo Receives Travel + Leisure Award

Apr 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Travel + Leisure magazine has recognized the Palace Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi in its ‘Best Hotel, 100 or More Rooms’ in its annual Design Awards. The magazine named the property for its “understated luxury,” its “traditional grandeur” and “sense of... Read More

Make Like a Maharaja and Take a Million Dollar Tour of India

Apr 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

What to do with that million dollars burning a hole in your pocket. You could donate it to a worthy charitable cause. Buy your parents their dream home, and hey, why not throw in something shiny for yourself? Don't be silly, you're going on an extravagant tour of India! YOLO right?... Read More

Karl Lagerfield Designs Emblem for the New Sofitel So Singapore

Mar 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

In a new collaboration, Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced that designer Karl Lagerfeld will create the emblem of the new Sofitel So Singapore. Each Sofitel So hotel has its own unique style, reflected in the signature design and can be found in various amenities available to guests during their stay. “I am very proud to announce this inspirational collaboration, which is a perfect illustration of Sofitel Luxury Hotels’ ambitions with regard to excellence and elegance," said Robert Gaymer-Jones, CEO of Sofitel Luxury. "His exceptional creativity and talent will confer on our emblem the ultimate touch of refinement and enhance our concept."

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Westin Chennai Velachery Brings Inspired Well Being to South India

Mar 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Located in the cultural capital of South India, the Westin Chennai Velachery brings trusted Westin amenities to the region.... Read More

3 New Sofitel Properties Opening in Asia Pacific: Bali, Wellington and Shenyang

Mar 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Sofitel continues to expand its elegant, French-style hospitality in the Asia Pacific region, with three new hotels in the works in prime locations: Bali, Wellington and Shenyang.... Read More

New Villas in Bali to be Designed by Philippe Starck

Feb 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Designer Philippe Stark's brilliant vision is heading to Indonesia. A private village of 12 limited edition villas with signature glass facades by artist JonOne and designed by Stark is due to begin breaking ground in 2013. Set in the Petitenget neighborhood of Seminyak, Bali, The Stairs Villa Hotel will be the first Stark designed project in the country. Inspired by a vision of vibrant streets across the world coming together in a monolithic 65-foot-wide stairway, the property will include a café patisserie, restaurant, bar lounge, boutique, mezzanine biblioth?que, signature spa, and workout facilities. "The Stairs, without a doubt, shall become the boiling bucket of energy, activity and intelligence of Bali, and perhaps more," describes Philippe Starck, the brainchild behind the design... Read More

7 of the Luckiest Places to Visit in Asia

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

With people like Joan R. Ginther running around Texas winning four (yes, four) multi-million-dollar lotto jackpots, one can’t help but wonder how to get in on the action. So we sought out a few charmed Asian destinations to visit that might just bring the good fortune you're in search of; and if you're really lucky, some once-in-a-lifetime memories to boot. Plus, as the Chinese New Year looms ever-nearer, its a fitting time to see what the propitious Orient has to offer for the year ahead.  ... Read More

Three Michelin Star Restaurants at Intercontinental Hong Kong

Jan 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

InterContinental Hong Kong’s restaurants, which include NOBU InterContinental Hong Kong, and the popular Harbourside, are acclaimed for their outstanding cuisine, exemplary service and panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.

And now, the InterContinental Hong Kong is now the only venue in Hong Kong with three Michelin star restaurants under one roof. Following the release of the 2013 Michelin Guide To Hong Kong and Macau, SPOON by Alain Ducasse received two Michelin stars while Yan Toh Heen and THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill each received one Michelin star.... Read More

Newly Renovated Guest Rooms Revealed at the Oberoi, Bangalore

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Oberoi Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the recently renovated guests rooms at The Oberoi, Bangalore. The 86 renovated rooms are equipped with technological advances introduced by The Oberoi Group through ‘Oberoi E’nhance,’ a luxury innovation in technology allowing guests to customize a host of in-room amenities through an iPad. The 344-square-foot guest rooms have been stylishly furnished with natural textures including silk, leather, wood and white marble, modern artwork and private balconies. The renovated bathrooms, each complete with modern features including a four fixture glass-walled bath with motorized blinds in white marble, a standalone bath tub, separate shower stall and leather accessories.... Read More

From Singapore to Bangkok, Discovering What Makes Shangri-La Hotels of Asia So Iconic

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

In 1933, British writer James Hilton dubbed "Shangri-La" as the whimsical, cloud-topped Tibetan mountain area in his book, Lost Horizon. While Shangri-La was fictional in Hilton's depiction, Robert Kuok decided to make the term a real-life utopia, by opening his first luxury Shangri-La property in Singapore in 1971.... Read More

Alila Manggis Villas | One of Bali's Best Kept Secrets

Nov 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Skip the lines and avoid the crowds at typical vacation destinations and book an Alila Manggis villa for all the luxuries of a large resort, with the privacy and peacefulness you crave. Nestled in a coconut grove between clear blue ocean water and Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, Alila Manggis is a secluded retreat of tranquility on the unspoiled Eastern coast.... Read More

Design Hotels Opens New Gate Hotel Kaminarimon in Tokyo

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Design Hotels™ latest member hotel in the city of Tokyo is the stunning new Hotel Kaminarimon by HULIC in the historic northeastern Tokyo neighborhood of Asakusa. Shigeru Uchida, one of the country’s most famous architects, has transformed the former office building into a crisp, clean, contemporary sanctuary. “I’m interested in something beyond the visible or touchable, that is, the existence within the invisible,” says architect and interior designer Shigeru Uchida. Guestrooms include full-length windows, a spacious bed, textiles by Marimekko designer Masaru Suzuki and original artwork by the acclaimed Japanese artist Katsuhiko Hibino.... Read More

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