Oct. 18, 2017
INLE Lake, Myanmar – Sanctum Inle Resort, a 94-room resort situated on the banks of one of Myanmar’s most compelling destinations, the storied Inle Lake, has clinched a coveted spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. The prestigious North American magazine announced yesterday Sanctum Inle Resort was one only 50 resorts across Asia to make the cut in its “Top Resorts in Asia” category. “This is a celebration of the Best in the World,” the Conde Nast Traveler Team said. “More than 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, sharing their recent travel experiences of the world's cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, and airports - good or bad.”
Oct. 18, 2017
BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia – The Sanchaya, a remarkable 21-villa and nine-suite beachfront estate a short ferry ride from Singapore, has won a coveted spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2017. The prestigious North American magazine announced yesterday that The Sanchaya was one of only 50 resorts across Asia to make the cut in its “Top Resorts in Asia” category, with voters scoring the estate 97 out of 100. “This is a celebration of the Best in the World,” the Conde Nast Traveler Team said. “More than 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, sharing their recent travel experiences of the world's cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, and airports - good or bad.”
Oct. 16, 2017
CAM RANH, Vietnam – Lighting up a large Christmas tree, making gingerbread figures, visits by a gift-toting Santa Claus, sand castle building competitions and Christmas choir performances are among an array of festivities ushering in The Anam’s first season to be jolly. From December 23 until January 1, the luxurious five-star beachfront resort on Cam Ranh, that celebrated its grand opening in April this year, will host events including gala dinners, buffets and degustation menus for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, wine tasting, an artist in residence program and much more. “At The Anam on balmy Cam Ranh peninsula, where we bask in more than 300 sunny days a year, we won’t be welcoming Jack Frost but we will be celebrating a brilliant inaugural year with everything that sparkles and plenty of merry good cheer,” said The Anam’s general manager Herbert Laubichler-Pichler.
Oct. 13, 2017
HANOI — This autumn, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi transports guests to a gastronomic world where they can thrill their palates on masterful creations, designed by some of the world’s top chefs, and indulge in some of the finest wines at Les Arômes Festival 2017. Vietnam’s premier wine and food festival runs from Oct. 26 to Dec. 7 and features a slew of epicurean experiences from guest chef dinners to exclusive wine tastings and cheese degustation. Headlining this year’s event with an intimate, five-course dinner at L’Orangerie on Nov. 9 is Thierry Drapeau, chef and owner of the two Michelin-starred restaurant, La Chabotterie, in western France. Known for his cooking style called “food from Mother Earth”, Drapeau’s signature dishes are inspired by the seasonal produce of the Vendée, where he grew up.
Oct. 12, 2017
CAM RANH, Vietnam – The Anam, a luxurious new 12-hectare resort on Vietnam's pristine Cam Ranh peninsula, has unveiled two remarkable new villas complete with couples’ massage tables, a sunken granite Jacuzzi large enough for two, a steam room and a large outdoor pool. Set on 400 square metres of lush hillside land located next to The Anam’s 10-treatment room Sri Mara Spa’s grounds, the 180-square-metre villas and their spa facilities afford the indulgence of a private spa journey in the privacy of one’s own villa. To mark the opening of the one-bedroom 'Private Pool Villas (Spa Included)', The Anam, which celebrated its grand opening in April this year, is offering guests staying at these villas one complimentary in-villa spa treatment per person per day, as well as free breakfast and airport transfers.
Sep. 27, 2017
HO CHI MINH CITY — The company behind three of the best restaurants in Hanoi and Hoi An is betting it has the recipe for success in Ho Chi Minh City, too. Earlier this month, Hanoi-based Paradise Vietnam announced its arrival in southern Vietnam with the opening of Q Saigon, HOME Finest Saigon and Chopsticks Saigon. The new eating establishments join HOME Hanoi, Ngon Villa Hanoi and HOME Hoi An — all of which consistently rank on TripAdvisor among the top 10 dining venues in their respective destinations — in the Paradise restaurant portfolio. The luxury hospitality group also owns and operates some of Halong Bay’s finest lodging options, including a pair of 5-star hotels and a fleet of chic cruise ships.
Sep. 27, 2017
Singapore – General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) has named Deasy Swandarini general manager of its intimate 20-villa resort – The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali – a private hideaway nestled in Ubud’s emerald rice paddies. Balinese by birth, Swandarini joins the GHM family after having spent a large part of her hospitality career in several of Bali’s highly regarded resorts including Kayumanis Nusa Dua, The Royal Santrian Luxury Beach Villas, The Mulia and The Ritz-Carlton Bali. Her extensive knowledge of sales, marketing and revenue management is a natural complement for her dynamic leadership, as testified by the stellar performance of the previous resorts under her charge.
Sep. 26, 2017
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Once marred by political tumult, Sri Lanka’s capital has emerged as not only a popular tourist destination but a preferred location for couples to say “I do,” and Colombo’s most storied hotel is leading the way when it comes to destination weddings. “Our stately heritage has made us a popular honeymoon destination--over the last century--but we’ve also seen a steady rise in the number of destination weddings since we completed our landmark restoration back in 2015,” said Deni Ohlsen-Dukic, general manager of Galle Face Hotel. “And it’s not just neighbouring countries planning their nuptials here. We’ve hosted weddings with patrons from as far afield as Australia and Canada.” The Galle Face Hotel, which traces its heritage back to 1864, has also seen members of the same family tie the knot over the generations. “It’s not an uncommon occurrence for a great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and daughter from one family to have walked down the aisle in one of our ballrooms,” added Ohlsen-Dukic.
Sep. 25, 2017
BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia – With the season to be merry fast approaching, The Sanchaya is getting ready to pop the Champagne and celebrate with a host of exquisite events, including a bubbly dinner from the world’s oldest Champagne house. From December 20 until January 1, The Sanchaya, a short ferry ride from Singapore, will stage the festivities including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners, as well as caviar and Champagne evenings, a private philharmonic performance, a croquet afternoon by the ocean with rosé, strawberries and live music, and more. “No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep, so we will pop Champagne, eat, drink and be merry, and of course search the skies on Christmas Eve and live it up as we ring in the new year,” said The Sanchaya’s estate manager Magnus Olovson.