Oct. 29, 2013
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — A historic hotel, an alluring destination, and an intuitive itinerary designed for ladies are the starring elements in a new holiday offer coming out of Vietnam this November. On November 1, the Caravelle Hotel will debut ‘Sensational Saigon’, a weekend getaway for women centered on cultural exploration and personal relaxation in the heart of fascinating Ho Chi Minh City.
Oct. 22, 2013
SINGAPORE — A GHM property overlooking the scenic Mae Ping River in Northern Thailand is Asia's top resort, according to the latest worldwide survey by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The Chedi Chiang Mai emerged as the new favourite among thousands of Asian resorts in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers' Choice Awards 2013, announced Oct. 15 in New York.
Oct. 18, 2013
HUA HIN, Thailand — Oenophiles with a taste for traveling in style can stop searching for the ideal day out. Siam Winery’s Hua Hin Hills Vineyard and the iconic Peninsula Bangkok have developed a package for hotel guests that combines award-winning wine and helicopter rides.
Oct. 17, 2013
NEW YORK — Hoi An has sky-rocketed to the upper echelon of Asia’s most alluring cities, according to the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2013. After cracking the top-10 list for the first time last year, Hoi An now ranks as the second most popular city in the Far East, bested only by Kyoto in Japan.
Oct. 14, 2013
BAGAN, Myanmar — A new face arrives on the scene in Myanmar’s ancient capital this month as Apple Tree Asia welcomes Jon Bourbaud as general manager of Bagan Lodge. Bourbaud brings almost two decades of hospitality industry expertise to the newly opened upscale resort, located just outside the historic Bagan Archaeological Zone.
Oct. 10, 2013
HANOI — The Lyon-born chef who conquered Paris and Tokyo is making a guest appearance in Hanoi that may prove to be the capital’s culinary opportunity of the year. The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is presenting the cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Christophe Paucod in a one-time Foie Gras Rougie Gala Dinner on the evening of October 24.
Sep. 24, 2013
TOKYO — Across the moat from Japan’s tranquil Imperial Palace gardens, the city's most lauded, new luxury hotel is abuzz with preparations for a New Year celebration that’s equal parts tradition, sophistication and fun. As Japan marks one of its most symbolic and meaningful holidays, Palace Hotel Tokyo hopes to immerse travellers in one of the world’s most refined cultures...
Sep. 11, 2013
SINGAPORE — GHM dropped anchor in the Indian Ocean last month when the luxury hotel group inked a deal to operate its first resort in the Maldives, scheduled to open in 2016. The agreement with the developers was signed six weeks after GHM announced it would launch three hotels in Taiwan, and less than five months after the company expanded its hospitality interests in the U.A.E.
Sep. 5, 2013
DANANG, Vietnam — The Central Coast of Vietnam's rising profile as a holiday destination won confirmation by three major airlines recently and is aiming for still more validation from Thailand now as tourism officials work on a direct link between Bangkok and Danang.
Sep. 4, 2013
DALAT, Vietnam — Seventy-five years ago, French entrepreneurs sewed the hillsides of this highland town with one exquisite collection of villas after another. Today, the colons are gone, but the Vietnamese entrepreneurs who have taken their place are no less enamored with the ‘City of Eternal Spring,’ and villas are sprouting again.