Luxurious, opulent, posh… Discerning travelers have become all too familiar with high-end superlatives. More often than not these adjectives are the plastic wreaths strewn on the corpse of a once glorious institution, the solemn engravings on the headstone of a property where personality has all but been replaced by a generic form of distinction.
Located in the heart of the shophouse-style setting of the Bugis Precinct, Intercontinental Singapore is an architectural triumph whose design brilliantly integrates into its surroundings while managing to retain the feel of a cloistered realm.
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The renowned Singaporean poet Alvin Pang once described the half-fish half-lion national mascot, Merlion in the following way: “Even though there are more websites on you than verses, even though you evoke cameras more than pride, postcards more than praise, still you seem to have a face poets love to woo”. The same could easily have been written about the city’s paragon of a luxury hotel, the Mandarin Oriental. Designed by John Portman, this local variation of the lady’s fan is a virtual theatre where Singapore itself takes center stage.
As a travel writer who has circled the globe and seen many fascinating locales, it’s a rare treasure when I find a place that touches my heart and soul. Cambodia is one such place.
It’s a magical place, an exciting world of luxurious hotels, superb dining, premier attractions and so much more! No, I am not talking about Disneyland but this unique place called: MACAU! Macau… even its name is full of mysteries and touched by certain magic.
The city of Hong Kong is arguably the business center of the Far East. With the cost of doing business there far less expensive than in the United States, Hong Kong’s economy is booming.
Hong Kong has long been one of the top destinations for travelers seeking luxury. But what they see isn’t always what they get…unless, that is, they know where to go. Experienced travelers to this former British colony head for the Excelsior Hotel, a member of the Mandarin Oriental Group.
Probably the world’s most famous hotel, Raffles Singapore is an oasis of colonial style, calm and charm in the heart of modern Singapore – exclusive, historic and one of a kind. First opened in 1887, Raffles Singapore epitomizes the romance of the Far East, an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial ambiance that no other hotel can match.
Nestled in Osaka, Japan’s second largest city, is a hidden gem for visitors to escape the chaos of city life and become one with nature. The tranquil garden is the home Taiko-en, which encompasses five restaurants and twelve banquet halls.