THE FASCINATING STORY OF THE ELEPHANT BAR AT RAFFLES HOTEL LE ROYAL, CAMBODIA

Wicker chairs and leather sofas bask behind high French windows and arched colonnades in true colonial style. Built in 1929 as the east wing of Hotel Le Royal, this room has long hosted the rich and the royal, jokers and knaves. You get the impression that if this bar could talk, oh what tales
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Christian Stan, on 11 Jul. 19, No Comments

LUXURY BLENDS WITH CULTURAL HERITAGE AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, XI’AN

The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an opened one of China’s most historic cities, and the home of the country’s legendary 2,000-year-old Terracotta Warriors. The hotel elevates luxury by connecting guests to the destination’s rich way of life through a contemporary take on local culture, history and
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Christian Stan, on 2 Jul. 19, No Comments

NEW ROOFTOP BAR IN BANGKOK OPENS FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH

The antipasto selection includes fresh oysters and home-cured salmon. Fans of a good grill can fill their plate with meats like tomahawk steak, lamb chops and bacon. Highlights from the hot selection are truffle scrambled eggs, rock lobster spaghetti, and mushroom risotto. A few items from
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Christian Stan, on 24 Jun. 19, No Comments

BANYAN TREE SAMUI OPENS NEW COOL TUK-TUK BAR

The MP4 Midget is virtually unseen on the streets of Thailand these days. But once upon a time, the “frogs”, as they were commonly nicknamed, were everywhere. Thousands of these 12 HP 350cc three-wheelers were manufactured by Japan’s Daihatsu company and exported to Thailand starting in
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Christian Stan, on 22 May. 19, No Comments

THE ROOMS OF PALACE TOKYO HOTEL ARE AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD

Palace Hotel Tokyo is one of only a dozen hotels in Asia Pacific to land on this year’s Verified List, one of just 10 independent properties honored, and the only hotel in Japan to receive such an accolade. Recipients of the accolade emerged from Forbes Travel Guide’s exhaustive
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Christian Stan, on 16 May. 19, No Comments