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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 bibliothèque, 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

Exciting New Travel Experiences Offered by Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur is situated amongst 32 acres of enchanting gardens, pools and fountains, making it one of India's most attractive destinations. The luxury resort has recently introduced handcrafted experiences, giving guests the opportunity to make the most of their time at the property. Oberoi Experiences include: Elephant Safari to Naila-ride an elephant while exploring the breathtaking Jaipur countryside, followed by a gourmet picnic at Naila Fort; breakfast in the Herb Garden-start your morning off with a stroll through the herb garden and pick your own basil, thyme, sage and other herbs so that the Chef can prepare a personalized and fresh breakfast for you; yoga Session- partake in rejuvenating yoga and meditation sessions in cotton kurta pajamas, which are provided upon... Read More

Cambodian Villa in the Heart of Siem Reap | Amatao Tropical Residence

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Away from Siem Reap's paved streets lined with big luxurious hotels and packed with tour buses is a charming villa hidden deep within a sleepy village: The Amatao Tropical Residence. It is indeed a residence—a residence for those who visit Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonder. On a recent trip to Cambodia, I was able to call Amatao my home, and I'd be delighted to return. Here are a few of my favorite reasons to stay at this exceptional property once more.... Read More

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Open in Baku and Pudong, Shanghai

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts brand has announced the opening of its 89th and 90th properties in Baku and Pudong, Shanghai. Four Seasons Hotel Baku is the first Four Seasons property in Azerbaijan. As the city has grown in popularity, travelers have discovered that the Caspian Sea resort also has a rich cultural history, vibrant art scene, designer shopping and developing wine industry. The newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, is the second Four Seasons property in the Asian city. Located in the recently-built 55-story 21st Century Tower, the Four Seasons Pudong has the same luxury amenities that travelers enjoy around the world, including a spa and two restaurants.... Read More

Where to Stay, Eat and Shop in Shanghai | Guide to China's Largest City

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen  |  1 Comment

Over the past decade, Shanghai has regained its stature as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan, fast-paced and connected cities. With world-class hotels catering to travelers of all stripes, unparalleled luxury shopping, and a nightlife scene that positively pulsates with energy, it’s quickly become one of the top destinations on every jetsetter’s list.... Read More

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