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Escape to the New Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Escape to the New Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Escape to the unforgettable surrounded by astonishing natural beauty. Nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters, this elegant Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort is a 30-minute yacht journey from Male International Airport.

A Food and Drink Adventure in Luang Prabang, Laos

A Food and Drink Adventure in Luang Prabang, Laos

It was pitch black on the river. Streetlights glimmered on the bank ahead of us, reflecting in the still water of the Nam Khan river, as we made our way steadily across, accompanied only by the sound of our little wooden boat’s motor.

A Visit to the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

A Visit to the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Times have changed in Bangkok. When the original Oriental hotel opened, back in 1876, it was the first hotel in Thailand, meaning it’s now one of the oldest hotels in South-east Asia.

A Visit to The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia

A Visit to The Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia

Sometimes, a trailer can ruin a film, not just by giving too much away but by raising expectations that the full-length film doesn’t meet.

New Night Spa Ritual for Couples Unveiled at Imperial Villa, Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

New Night Spa Ritual for Couples Unveiled at Imperial Villa, Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay

Just when you thought Bali’s most exclusive coastal villa could not be any more indulgent, guests of the Imperial Villa at Four Seasons Resort Bali Jimbaran Bay are now able to be soothed to sleep under the stars, with a new in-villa Night Spa ritual.

A Visit to Six Senses Uluwatu in Bali

A Visit to Six Senses Uluwatu in Bali

Six Senses Uluwatu, which opened in August 2018, is on the southernmost tip of Bali, around an hour by taxi from Denpasar International Airport.

A Visit to Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

A Visit to Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali

The Hindu god Vishnu is a dominant presence on the southern tip of Bali. A striking ‘Garuda Wisnu’ statue stands 75 metres tall, 121 metres if you include the massive concrete pedestal he’s positioned on, within Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park, the god riding on the mythical bird Garuda.

A Visit to Amantaka, Luang Prabang, Laos

A Visit to Amantaka, Luang Prabang, Laos

Hospitals aren’t generally places where people want to spend time. Unless you’re a doctor or a nurse, a hospital visit usually means that you or someone you know is seriously ill or injured.

A Visit to Bulgari Resort Bali

A Visit to Bulgari Resort Bali

Six million people visit Bali each year. It’s easy to understand why. The Indonesian island deserves its reputation as a paradise or the ‘Island of the Gods’, with rice paddies, Hindu temples and volcanoes to explore inland, long white sand beaches, sunny weather, excellent surfing and no shortage of places to enjoy a good cocktail.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Bespoke Guest Experiences

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Bespoke Guest Experiences

In celebration of the hotel’s fifth anniversary, The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto has released a collection of bespoke guest experiences and custom-made items including a commemorative Monopoly board game and a one-of-a-kind sparkling sake.

A Visit to Alila Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Visit to Alila Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What would Elvis Presley be like if he was a drink? It’s not a question I’ve asked myself before, but, according to Ruben, chief bartender at the recently opened Pacific Standard bar on the 41st floor of the new Alila Bangsar hotel.

A Visit to Hoshinoya Bali

A Visit to Hoshinoya Bali

Japan is one of my favorite countries to visit. One of the reasons I like it so much is the elegance and the attention to detail across so many parts of Japanese culture, from the neat, caringly presented food, often like mini artworks, to calligraphy, as well as in the architecture and interior design.

A Visit to Rosewood Luang Prabang

A Visit to Rosewood Luang Prabang

Long before Laos became ‘Laos’, the South-east Asian country was known as Lan Xang. It translates as ‘the land of a million elephants’, the name given to the kingdom in 1353 by former king Fa Ngum.

Banwa Private Island Opens in the Philippines for $100,000 Per Night

Banwa Private Island Opens in the Philippines for $100,000 Per Night

After 10 years in the making, the long-awaited opening of Banwa Private Island has made its debut in the Northern Palawan region of the Philippines.

A Visit to The Apurva Kempinski Bali

A Visit to The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Rome, famously, wasn’t built in a day. The new Apurva Kempinski Bali, the latest addition to Bali’s hotel scene, also took considerably longer than a day.