6 Cruise Itineraries Across Asia That You Should Embark On in 2015

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the year coming to an end in just seven short weeks, we thought we’d get plans for 2015 started with a look at next year’s cruises through Asia. Pairing together places such as Singapore with Bali and Mynamar with Tokyo, we couldn’t get enough of all the offerings available next year. We handpicked six of our favorites to share to give you a little bit of wanderlust for the continent filled with ancient wonders, mouth-watering cuisine and a deeply spiritual heritage.

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Stop Dreaming & Let Black Tomato Finally Plan Out Your Bucket List Vacations

May 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Everyone has a bucket list, seriously, everyone. And somehow we’re always adding to them but rarely crossing things off…mostly because, who really has time to plan these things anyway? Well the good people at Black Tomato, a luxury lifestyle and travel service company, has made it easier to start checking off those boxes. Launching My Bucket List, the company has begun offering its clients a chance to fulfill their goals and finally take part in the experiences they’ve been dreaming about.

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W Hotel Delhi NCR Opening May 2017

Apr 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

India’s most up-and-coming commercial center is about to get a little more luxe when the W Delhi NCR opens in 2017. The hip hotel is set to become an integral part of the area's culture, offering residents and visitors the chance to indulge in spa... 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

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

The Oberoi Group Appoints New President to Oberoi & Trident Hotels in India

Jan 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Oberoi Group has appointed Mr. Kapil Chopra as President, The Oberoi Group, and is responsible for all The Oberoi and Trident Hotels in India. Mr. Chopra’s experience as an hotelier spans over 19 years, including being an alum of The Oberoi Center for Learning and Development (OCLD). The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, operates 29 hotels, a Nile Cruiser and a Motor Vessel in the backwaters of Kerala under the luxury 'Oberoi' and five-star 'Trident' brands in India, Egypt, Mauritius, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The Group is also engaged in flight catering, managing airport restaurants, travel and tour services, car rentals, project management and corporate air charters.... 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

Himalayan Spa Balances Mind & Body With Bespoke Wellness Programs

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Ananda Spa, located in the Himalayan foothills and was voted world's best luxury spa destination by Condé Nast Traveller. The resort has continued the ancient Indian practice of living a full, balanced life that is in touch with the natural and spiritual world. The setting for this beautiful retreat includes the mystique of the Himalayan Mountains and Sal forests as well as the enchanting cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh.... Read More

Challenges Remain for Luxury Brands in India

Apr 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran  |  3 Comments

India’s union cabinet is standing by its local sourcing clause when it comes to foreign direct investment, making it difficult for luxury brands to enter the market on their own terms... Read More

India's ITC Hotels Promotes Responsible Luxury with Allergy-Friendly Guestrooms Program

Apr 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

ITC Hotels has partnered with PURE Global to provide allergy-friendly guestrooms for all of its luxury hotels throughout India. More than 100 ITC hotels will be upgraded by this health-related initiative. "Not only are PURE Rooms great for people who struggle with respiratory issues, but provide the next generation's must-have amenity for leading hotel companies worldwide," said Vinny Lobdell, president of PURE Global. PURE Global reports that its patented technology, the PURE Room program, cleans, sanitizes, and seals all surfaces in a room, while filtering the air with medical-grade air cleaners. The process has been reported to eliminate up to 100 percent of ultra-fine particles known to cause illnesses. Guestrooms... Read More

Park Hyatt Hyderabad Hotel Opens in India

Mar 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The opening of the Park Hyatt Hyderabad adds a new five-star quality hotel to the PH catalog of locations around the world. The new hotel features 185 guestrooms, 24 suites, and 42 luxury apartments for guests. It is the first hotel in Hyderabad to offer fully serviced luxury apartments. The area is a high-tech hub and is one of the richest cities in India. The Park Hyatt Chennai, which opens in the second quarter 2012, will be the company's next hotel to open in India. “We are proud to expand the Park Hyatt brand presence in India with Park Hyatt Hyderabad, joining Park Hyatt Goa Resort, which will be followed by the opening of Park Hyatt in the second quarter of 2012. These openings are reflective of the thoughtful growth o... Read More

Enchanting Taj Lake Palace Extends the Royal Treatment in India

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

My delight during a recent stay at the exquisite, and I use that adjective in the rarest of cases, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India, was made all the greater when the bar staff... Read More

Sofitel's First Hotel in India an Epicurean Delight with Six Restaurants

Feb 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Sofitel Mumbai BKC is the first hotel to open in India for the French luxury hotelier. Located in the center of Mumbai’s business district within the Bandra Kurla Complex, the deluxe hotel will cater to both business and leisure travelers. The new upscale property features six restaurants and bars, including the super chic and spacious Bar Diamantaire, which houses India’s first wine tower. A traditional North Indian cuisine is on the menu at Jyran, while artisanal meats, cheeses, and Parisian chocolates L’Artisan — Epicere, Patisserie, Chocolaterie. There are 302 guestrooms, including 31 suites, at the Mumbai BKC, as well as eight meeting rooms and a full ballroom. The luxury hotel and resort also has a fitness... Read More

A New Wave of Opportunity for Luxury Brands in India?

Dec 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

Following two years worth of intense political debate, India’s union cabinet has agreed to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand and 100 percent FDI in monobrand retail. In layman’s terms, luxury brands are finally able to open directly owned, operated and controlled boutiques, in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

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10 Thanksgiving Celebrations Around the World

Nov 21, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Families gather on the 15th day of the eighth lunar cycle to celebrate the autumn harvest. The Chinese reunite with family for a large three-day feast featuring mooncakes sweet cakes filled... Read More

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