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Reverie Saigon launches luxury yacht

The Reverie Saigon has launched a yacht.

With the debut of its latest acquisition, a 60-foot Monte Carlo 6, the hotel is weighing anchor with a crew of three and a private butler with champagne picnic in tow for bespoke excursions along the Saigon River.

Spacious enough to very comfortably accommodate ten guests, yet suitably petite to navigate tributaries that lead to picturesque mangroves and tucked-away local villages, the vessel will start off by offering private charters of two-and-a-half, five and eight […]

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Adrian Zecha opens second Azerai luxury hotel in Vietnam

An historic 122-room boutique hotel on the south bank of the fabled Perfume River in the one-time imperial capital of Vietnam officially observed its emergence today as Azerai La Residence, Hue, the second hotel in a new group formed by hotelier Adrian Zecha.

Concurrent with the hotel’s rebranding is the conclusion of work on the second phase of the most extensive renovation in its recent, 14-year history. All 73 superior and deluxe rooms in the hotel’s west wing were stripped and redesigned […]

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Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel has opened

Nothing beats its location. The property stands right next to the entrance of Ocean Park and a stone’s throw from the eponymous MTR station. As footbridges connect Ocean Park Station to the hotel, there are no traffic worries as it took me less than five minutes to walk the distance.

Since the MTR connection to the south side of Hong Kong Island debuted few years ago, it offers visitors additional means of access other than traditional buses. Travelling time from Admiralty […]

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Best Western acquires luxury brand, WorldHotels

Today, Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced that it has acquired WorldHotels, a collection of luxury hotels and resorts around the world.

There are about 300 unique properties under the WorldHotels banner, making this a monumental acquisition for Best Western Hotels & Resorts, especially in terms of offering Best Western consumers upscale and luxurious booking options.

“There is tremendous synergy between Best Western and WorldHotels. By joining forces in this new partnership, we will create competitive advantages for both companies,” said David Kong, President and […]

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Meet the new Indonesian pop-up restaurant causing a stir on Newcastle’s foodie scene

An Indonesian pop-up food firm is causing a stir on the North East foodie scene just months after being launched by two Newcastle University graduates.

Kezia Toto and Monica Said’s catering services are in demand across a number of venues in Newcastle and beyond, shortly after setting up a pop-up restaurant and catering business called Waroeng Indonesia.
The duo have secured deals with clients including INTO Newcastle University, Vita Student, Globe International Student Café, Newcastle University Business School and other private clients.

Both […]

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Aman unveils third Japan outpost in Kyoto

Aman Kyoto will open in a once-forgotten garden at the foot of the Mountain of Hidari Daimonji in Kyoto’s north come November 1, giving the brand its third resort in Japan.

Nestled in forested grounds in the district of Takagamine, the resort is within walking distance of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinkaku-ji Temple.

The 32.3ha Aman Kyoto site comprises 29ha of permanent forest and 3.2ha of gardens tended over decades by the previous owner of the site, a respected […]

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