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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

Family Friendly Amenities at Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Family vacations just got a little better with the Sheraton Macao Hotel's focus on family fun. The new Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central has a ‘Stay and Play’ experience in keeping with the Asian city's switch from a gambling haven to a family friendly oasis. Try a family suite, which includes a signature king-size Sheraton Sweet Sleeper and bathroom equipped with Shine for Sheraton bath amenities for grown ups and a play area in the living room, which is filled with family friendly games courtesy of Nintendo Wii. There is also a kid's program with face painting, coloring, cooking, scavenger hunts, bounce houses, climbing equipment, and video games galore and other safely supervised activities.... Read More

Villas of Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor Offer Renewed Elegance in Cambodia

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  2 Comments

If you are in search of the lost city of Angkor Wat, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary espresso, then look no further. Who says that exploring ancient Cambodian ruins means you have to live like Lara Croft? The Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor of Siem Reap is located within eight miles of Angkor Wat (the largest Hindu Temple complex in the world) and the Siem Reap International Airport. It is truly where modern convenience meets ancient history.... Read More

Untouched Tranquility Surrounds the Aman Resorts in Bhutan

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Bhutan, the Kingdom of the Dragon, has been on my visit list for years. Travelers call it one of the last "Shangri la" destinations left on the planet. Its government refuses to measure Gross Domestic Product but instead implemented Gross Domestic Happiness decades ago. Now having been, I can attest that Bhutan is one of our planet's rare countries still suspended in untouched tranquility and traditions. Venture to Bhutan and surround yourself in its heritage by the resort group known to keep it: Aman Resorts.... Read More

Caesars Names Lily Ng President of Caesars Global Living Asia

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has appointed Hong Kong native Lily Ng its president of Caesars Global Living Asia, which is the company's non-gaming luxury hotel-management division. Lily Ng has held executive-level positions at several Fortune 500 companies in a career inclusive of experience in hotel operations, advisory roles, investments assessments, and underwriting for principal investors. Ms. Ng has been involved in hotel assets throughout China, Asia, and the U.S. that are worth more than $300 billion.... Read More

New Swissôtel to Open in China 2014

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

International hotel group Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is continuing to expand in China, with the Swissôtel Changsha due to open in 2014. The luxury hotel will feature 400 spacious guestrooms, five restaurants and bars, over 21,500 square feet of meeting and banqueting space and recreational facilities including a Pürovel Spa. Mr. Lv Dong Sheng, the Chairman of Enough Group says: “Swissôtel Changsha is our first international Five-Star hotel project in Hunan. Our goal is not only to build a global flagship property, but also to incorporate the hotel with culture industry and green industry, and to establish a new standard for hotel industry in Hunan Province and in China.”... Read More

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort is a Tropical Oasis on Malaysia’s Langkawi Island

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Nature lovers looking for a getaway will love The Andaman, Langkawi at the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia. Flanked by ocean and archipelagos, the unique geography lends itself to no end of photographic opportunities. Explore the natural wonders that surround the green property for a memorable stay.... Read More

An Authentic Nepali Cultural Experience at Dwarika's Hotel

Oct 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Katherine Bond

Some hotels eventually make history, but few preserve history from centuries past. Dwarika's Hotel is one such place. It’s a treasure trove of Nepal's most intricate and culturally significant architecture and exists both as a mecca of heritage and as a luxurious oasis amidst Nepal's boisterous capital, Kathmandu. Here are a few of the reasons not to miss this property on any escape to Nepal:... Read More

Peninsula Hotels Launches New Initiatives to Improve Guest Experiences

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Peninsula Hotels has introduced three new brand initiatives to improve guest experiences across the globe. 'Peninsula Moments' will capture the behind-the-scenes magic that is the basis of every Peninsula Hotel. PenCities is a new online luxury lifestyle journal to help travelers learn about the destination and hotel, and a HK$450 million renovation of the Peninsula Hong Kong, the brand's flagship hotel.

The Peninsula Hotels, Asia's oldest hotel brand, today ushered in a new era with three landmark debuts, the launch of 'Peninsula Moments,' a new multi-million-dollar global brand campaign, the new PenCities online travel journal and a HK$450 million revitalization... Read More

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