Sep. 19, 2016
ANGUILLA — Ani Villas, a collection of private resorts that includes two new estates in Thailand and Sri Lanka opened earlier this year, has announced plans to debut its fourth property in the Dominican Republic next summer. Now under construction, the new resort juts into the Caribbean on a 4-acre, north coast peninsula, minutes from the country’s best beaches and a Trent Jones clifftop golf course reminiscent of Pebble Beach. Designed by the Estudio Sarah Garcia in the Dominican Republic, the property features 14 bedrooms, ample living spaces, a spa, sports facilities and a large event pavilion.
Sep. 15, 2016
HANOI, Vietnam – While the odd wine dinner and guest chef is a staple culinary development on any luxury hotel’s calendar, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi no longer cares for staples. This year, after launching one of Southeast Asia’s premier culinary events, the hotel is consolidating myriad dinners, chefs and workshops into one six-week spectacular, the 10th Les Arômes Festival 2016, from Oct. 10 - Nov. 23.
Sep. 13, 2016
HANOI, Vietnam - Transporting travelers from an at-home screen experience to paths blazed by silver screen stars across Asia, luxury tour operator Exotic Voyages is taking the armchair out of armchair travel. The two new tours, “Recreating Top Gear’s Glory Days” and “A Modern Take On Classic James Bond,” which both launched this month, were made possible by in-depth, on-the-ground sleuthing by local guides who researched not just exact filming locations but how future travel clients could best relive the experience.
Sep. 12, 2016
TOKYO - As Japan and Singapore toast 50 years of diplomatic relations, two leading hotels from each country are working together to promote gastronomic understanding. From 27 September - 10 October, the talents of a trio of chefs from Capella Singapore - led by Culinary Director & Executive Chef David Nicolas Senia - will be featured at Palace Hotel Tokyo’s ever-popular dining outpost Grand Kitchen.
Sep. 7, 2016
HUA HIN, Thailand — Brussels. Istanbul. Nice. Hua Hin. Barely a month goes by these days when some part of the world or another doesn’t suffer a blow by extremists bent on this or that. The travel warnings sound. Governments issue statements. And no one knows quite what to do. But when it comes to Thailand, a country that has experienced its share of disruptions over the past decade, they do know what to do.
Aug. 15, 2016
HANOI, Vietnam — One of Indochina’s most storied bars emerges this week from a two-month renovation that’s increased its seating capacity by one-third, introduced a new live-cooking station and doubled-down on its commitment to cocktails and fine wines.
Aug. 11, 2016
BANGKOK — A trend that started with signs in hotel rooms asking guests to reuse towels is expanding its reach as green-minded accommodation providers work to mitigate the amount of food waste flowing from their kitchens.
Aug. 10, 2016
TOKYO — With international acclaim rising for Palace Hotel Tokyo, the hotel is rolling out a new stay experience that indulges the need for personal time. The two-night Revitalizing Tokyo package combines spa treatments with a choice of a guided cycling or walking tour and other amenities as the second instalment in a series of experiences leading up to the hotel’s fifth anniversary. Enthusiasm for the hotel has never been greater.
Aug. 1, 2016
INLE LAKE, Myanmar — The first upscale hotel to come on line in one of Myanmar’s most compelling tourist destinations will officially debut October 1 when 94-room Sanctum Inle Resort holds its grand opening on the shores of Inle Lake.
Jul. 28, 2016
BINTAN ISLAND, Indonesia – As the ranks of the ultra-wealthy swell across Southeast Asia, heightening expectations for accommodation that costs thousands of U.S. dollars per night, one Indonesian resort has just priced its top suite at US $10,000 per night.