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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 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.

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.

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 Belmond La Residence Phou Vao in Laos

A Visit to Belmond La Residence Phou Vao in Laos

In Buddhist cultures, ringing a bell, a gong or cymbal is said to be a way to make an offering to the Buddha.

A Visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi

A Visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi

Cultural diversity is a great thing. The more people and cultures you have living in a place, the more knowledge, ideas, customs, beliefs and viewpoints you have, all of them bouncing off each other and forming new combinations, whether that’s in art, politics, literature, music or food.

A Visit to Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A Visit to Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur’s a city of towers. It’s iconic 452-metre high Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004, until Taipei 101 in Taiwan and other subsequent constructions eclipsed them.

A Visit to AVANI+ Luang Prabang

A Visit to AVANI+ Luang Prabang

According to a signpost outside, AVANI+ Luang Prabang, New York is 13,284 kilometres away. Paris is 9,056 kilometres away.

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.

A Visit to The Danna, Langkawi, Malaysia

A Visit to The Danna, Langkawi, Malaysia

While some hotels pride themselves on being at the cutting edge of art, design and architecture, a showcase of the future, that isn’t for everyone.

A Visit to The Legian Seminyak, Bali

A Visit to The Legian Seminyak, Bali

If you talk to anyone who visited Bali 20 years ago, they’ll tell you how much the paradise island has changed. It’s still a beautiful, relaxing place to spend time, one of my favorites.

A Visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

A Visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

Modern cities often move at a rapid pace. That isn’t something many locals in Kuala Lumpur would say about the traffic, which can be sluggish. But the Malaysian capital, known as KL, is one of Asia’s major hub cities and financial powerhouses.

A Visit to Fivelements, Bali

A Visit to Fivelements, Bali

Bali is an easy place to be indulgent. Around the coast and across the island, there are plenty of bars, restaurants and hotels where you can laze around, drink cocktails by the pool, and over-eat each day.

Top 5 Trendy Southeast Asian Destinations for Luxury Travelers

Top 5 Trendy Southeast Asian Destinations for Luxury Travelers

If you’re someone who loves to travel in style, swim in crystal clear waters, and stay at the world’s top holiday accommodation, South East Asia has all that covered.