Editor's Note

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 May, 2007, 12:00am

When it comes to planning a few days away, Hongkongers are spoilt for choice with the array of destinations available and countless public holidays. In this issue of STYLE, we check out some of the coolest escapes for the summer. From Australia to Africa and everywhere in between, our contributors indulge in luxurious holidays fit for the most discerning traveller.

With its recent rise to fame as a celebrity and royalty haven, Namibia has become the destination of choice among the stylish pack. Paul Schoonenberg takes us to this breathtaking country and guides us through some of its incredible seascapes, safaris and hotels.

If water sports are of more interest to you, then check out our story about luxurious surf breaks. Cynthia Rosenfeld gives the lowdown on how to hit the perfect swell - the five-star way.

For those who crave decadence, look no further than our feature on the world's 10 grandest hotels and Alan Warboys' investigation into the rise in popularity of the private jet.

Also in this issue, Hong Kong-based award-winning architect Gary Chang opens up his travel album and shares some of his most memorable holidays with us. A renowned jetsetter who spends a third of his year travelling, Chang is known for his unusual quirk of checking into a different hotel each night. Here, he offers us a list of his recommended stays.

Nothing works greater wonders in stress-busting than a short break, so we offer you six of our favourite Asian escapes with a hassle-free review of the best places for sleeping, dining and sun-worshipping.

Our Hit List is packed with the season's coveted travel accessories and our fashion shoot from Sydney features the most glamorous swimwear.

All of which should, hopefully, inspire the globetrotter in you.

Carmen Li

Associate Editor