Monthly Archives: July 2014

Royal Treatment

Situated on the banks of the Mekong River, Victoria Xiengthong Palace was the last residence of the Lao Royal Family. The boutique abode offers a unique take on cultural travel for those who are looking for more than your ordinary hotel stay. Each of the 26 rooms and suites is infused with traces of Lao culture and style, furnished with local fabrics and furniture.

Urban Hangout

The crowning jewel of Japan’s tallest building, Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel sprawls across the top floors of the Abeno Harukas high-rise. Along with the hotel’s signature ZK restaurant, the 360 guest rooms own breathtaking views of Osaka, offering guests a bird’s eye view of the buzzing city.

Countryside Retreat

The rustic beauty of Provence is perfectly encapsulated at the French palace hotel domaine de manville. Located in the heart of Alpilles, the property is surrounded by olive trees, vineyards and fields dotted with lavender. On a 100-acre estate in the Alpilles National Regional Park, the property retains its original architectural charm, where three farm buildings make up the new hotel.

Parisian Charm

A name synonymous with refinement and sophistication, The Peninsula finds its way to Europe for the first time with the opening of the Peninsula Paris. With the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées just around the corner, the hotel is also within close proximity to museum and luxury shopping destinations.

Mountain Moments

Adler mountain lodge, the latest luxury resort to open in Italy’s Dolomites, offers an entirely new and opulent way to enjoy the beautiful landscape. At 1,800 metres high, the resort features 12 small chalets modelled after traditional Tyrolean mountain huts.

Cosmopolitan Comfort

Another design hotel makes its way to Hong Kong and this time, it finds a home in the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui district. residence G Hong Kong is located on Austin Avenue, closely located to some of the city’s popular shopping and entertainment hangouts. A
short walk will take guests to the nearby MTR station, where access to the rest of the city is convenient and speedy.

Beachside Abode

Thailand’s most popular beach destination gets a new resort with the opening of Anantara Phuket layan resort & spa. With an endless view of the lush vegetation of Sirinath National Park, guests can relax in their private pool while staying at one of 91 villas.

Sparkling Opulence

Occupying the ground floors of 1, Place Vendôme, renowned jeweller Chopard now extends its signature to the entire building, which houses the Hôtel de Vendôme. Recently taking over the 18th- century mansion, Chopard’s stylish image is reflected in the luxuriously appointed hotel, featuring 29 lavishly decorated rooms and suites, plus a penthouse.

Eastern Escape

The first Alila to open in the Middle East, the Alila Jabal Akhdar is situated at the peak of tranquillity in the beautiful mountainous area of Oman. With its fresh air and spectacular view, it’s a welcoming change of scene for those who are used to travelling to the vibrant and buzzing cities in the region.

London Calling

Since opening its doors to its first guests in 1898, Claridge’s has been the London holiday home for royalty and socialites. Located in Mayfair, the hotel is at the centre of the city. While the hotel has retained its classic opulence and Art Deco charm over the years, it has seen its fair share of updates and revamps.