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Adrian Zecha

Greek chic

The new Amanzoe resort is putting a little known part of the country on the map - and for all the right reasons. Debbie Pappyn pays a visit.

Thursday, 22 May, 2014, 4:08pm

Amantaka, Luang Prabang

What is it? A hospital built in the 1920s, in French colonial times, the property was vacated in 2005 and sat derelict until the Aman group began restoring it in 2007. Luang Prabang, in northern Laos, is a Unesco World Heritage site, so the restoration had to be carried out faithfully; roof tiles and wood had to be sourced locally, for instance.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Peace of mind

Ed Tuttle strides into the salon of Bangkok's Sukhothai hotel, sinks into a plush chair and looks about approvingly. 'I always love coming here,' he says in a soft voice. 'It's very much my baby, you know.' The sprawling, low-set, elegantly minimal hotel oozes Zen-like calm.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

It takes truth to Tango

Tango: the time-honoured game of predicting entrepreneur David 'Shanghai' Tang's next move has everyone foxed these days.

Rumours about the goateed one's next project blow as thick and randomly as cigar smoke in his China Club. Among the current favourites are:

19 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Zen and the art of remote possibilities

Adrian Zecha, hotelier to the super-rich, always tries to keep secret the site of his next elite retreat. But in his quest for a piece of his past, the Amanresorts tycoon accidentally hinted at an ambitious future plan.

16 Aug 2002 - 12:00am