• Slated to open in late 2018, Six Senses’ first Indian property, Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, will be located on the site of a 700-year-old fort once owned by the Rajasthani royal family. Sitting directly opposite the temple Chauth ka Barwara Mandir, conservation experts will...
       
  • Pure Yoga has teamed up with Cathay Pacific to launch a new inflight programme, ‘Travel Well with Yoga’ across all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon routes. Developed in harmony with the airline’s ‘Life Well Travelled’ campaign, the videos feature yoga...
       
  • Wharf Hotels recently opened its new flagship Niccolo property, The Murray Hong Kong, in a historic building in Central designed by Foster + Partners. One of eight historic landmarks under the Conserving Central initiative introduced by the Hong Kong...
       
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  • The fifth anniversary edition of the Singapore International Jazz Festival returns to Marina Bay Sands from 6-8 April. Set to welcome more than 20,000 guests, the three-night event will host a diverse line-up of artists, including...
       
  • Luxury wellness resort ReviŻvoŻ will open this March in Nusa Dua. Revivo, which means “I’ll live again”, will offer relaxation activities, spa & holistic medicine treatments, and a personalised nutritional programme. The resort features 16 Balinese-style suites...
       
  • Contiki, a travel operator aimed at 18 to 35 year olds, has created a chatbot, Tiki, on the Facebook Messenger platform, to suggest trips relevant to the users’ travel interests and motivations. The bot takes users through a number of questions, providing content, imagery and...
       
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  • Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury in London’s West End, The Academy comprises a collection of five Georgian townhouses combined into one hotel. Housing 50 guest rooms across its five townhouses, it is currently undergoing a multi-million-pound interior...
       
  • Singapore-based Next Story Group has opened lifestyle space Kafnu Taipei, its first outpost in Taiwan. Holistically designed to encourage creatives and entrepreneurs to thrive professionally and socially, it blends the five elements...
       
  • History buffs take note: Jacada Travel has launched a World War II-themed tour of England and France. Travelling through London, southern England, Normandy and Paris, it takes in some of the most important sites and land...
       
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  • Daniel Green, managing director of family building materials company Arnhold & Co and the son of Michael and Judy, frequently spends Christmas with the fam at Amanpuri Phuket, where his parents have a place. Thai-style pavilions and villas are designed to echo the Buddhist architecture of ...
       
  • Listed in Forbes as one of Asia’s top 12 businesswomen, Winnie Chiu is president of Dorsett Hospitality International, which includes mid-range hotel brands Dorsett, Silka and d.collection in its portfolio – but this president enjoys the high-life just as much as any young Hong Kong so...
       
  • Darlings of Hong Kong media Donnie Yen and wife Cissy Wang are often photographed at the city’s most extravagant parties. A role in Star Wars has secured Yen’s status as a global star – and when not preparing for his next role, the couple might well be running after their young son a...
       
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  • Known for her collection of Hermes Birkin bags and extravagant lifestyle, socialite Jamie Chua famously won a US$332,000 a month settlement from former husband, Indonesian tycoon Nurdian Cuaca. The former flight stewardess has a big appetite for travel and one place she has been impressed ...
       
  • It’s been a big year for lawyer Melissa Peh, daughter of legal eagles Adrian and Susan, as she received a Bali proposalat Aman Kila on Christmas Day from her beau Alvin, who was undoubtedly inspired by this romantic hideaway set atop stilts amid the treetops. As a trained ballroom dancer...
       
  • One of the richest families in Singapore, the Kwees own real estate group Pontiac Land and are worth an estimated $5.5 billion. It operates some of Singapore’s most esteemed hotels, including Regent Singapore, Ritz-Carlton Millennia, Conrad Centennial and The Capella on Sentosa. As they ...
       
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  • Once Winter sets in, the world’s super-rich start taking their skis and snowboards out of storage to preparing for some on-piste action. Whistler is a popular spot with many an A-lister including the Beckhams, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, where among the most decadent digs is the Fairmon...
       
  • The must-visit Caribbean island for celebs and socialites alike is Saint Barts, where stars including Mick Jagger, Tom Hanks and Justin Beiber park their yachts and dine at exclusive restaurants like L’Isola and Maya’s. Among the swankiest addresses is Cheval Blanc, which is set direct...
       
  • Couple of the moment Prince Harry and Megan Markle recently played it low-key by flying economy to Nice to see the New Year in with friends. After announcing their relationship was official to the world last year, they proved not every future King and Queen has lavish needs with a visit to...
       
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  • If it’s a relaxed resort vibe you’re after – Siloso beach is nearby – then W Singapore Sentosa Cove takes some beating. The sexiest accommodation in Sentosa is the place to hang out with the beautiful people at Woobar, where cocktails are imbibed as the hottest...
       
  • Those squeezed for time can sign up for one, three and five-hour itineraries that reflect a local take on culture, art and food at the Conrad, with sample journeys including an hour-long river trip on a flat-bottomed bumboat. But if it’s retail therapy or restaurants you’re looking...
       
  • A good old fashioned five-star hotel with traditional décor and 24-hour butler service, the St. Regis is located in a prime spot near Orchard Road and also has the botanic gardens on its doorstep. Every guest can take advantage of the butler service, who can pack and...
       
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  • The 57th floor infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands is deservedly legendary – where else can you enjoy such a sweeping view of the Sing skyline as you swim laps? –but there are plenty of other highlights, including the Banyan Tree Spa (try its legendary Hawaiian Lomi...
       
  • Built in 1928, this grand neoclassical landmark was once home to Singapore’s general post office and the exclusive Singapore Club. Heritage rooms play on the hotel’s past and feature historic architectural cornices and original motifs. Under the sunlit atrium of the Court...
       
  • With Raffles closed until the end of next year for extensive restoration work, the hotel is encouraging guests to stay at its sister property Fairmont located just across the road. Home to 769 rooms, this hotel is certainly no shrinking violet, being home to the 70,000 sqm...
       
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  • It’s worth checking into Swissotel if only to check out phase one of its newly renovated premier or premier harbour rooms, modern, minimalist spaces that are equipped with 55-inch LED TVs and Nespresso machines (the second...
       
  • Located in a former godown in Robertson Quay on the banks of the Singapore River, the Warehouse Hotel is a 37-room boutique bolthole that opened in January this year and is part of the Design Hotels portfolio. The loft-style rooms feature original industrial beam...
       
  • Situated on Orchard Boulevard, Four Seasons Singapore has some of the most extensive sporting facilities in the city, with two outdoor swimming pools, four indoor tennis courts and 24-hour fitness facilities should you feel like pounding the treadmill or lifting...
       




   
 

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