A suite-r deal Siem Reap, the cultural capital of Cambodia and home of the spectacular temples of Angkor, has suffered recently from the encroachment of hotels catering to a burgeoning tourism market. More subtle in approach and appearance is the new Heritage Suites (below), which mixes traditional Cambodian and French colonial architecture and provides the sort of retreat appreciated by travellers most interested in reflecting on Angkor's ancient wonders. In tropical surroundings, the five-star boutique property is close to Siem Reap River and Siem Reap town centre and a few kilometres from the temples. Its 20 suites are dotted around a lush garden and a Bali-inspired salt-water swimming pool. They are open plan and feature hardwoods, Cambodian silks and Japanese-style lighting. Floor-to-ceiling windows open onto private gardens with open-air showers surrounded by bamboo trees, lotus flowers and water lilies. Bungalows and regular guestrooms are also available. Various tailor-made 'heritage adventures' are open to guests, from bicycle rides through the jungle to hidden temples, to sunset cruises on a traditional Khmer boat. For reservations, call 885 63 969 100, e-mail email@example.com or see www.heritage.com.kh . Pop your cork If a Maldivian desert island (background right) alone isn't sufficient to tempt you beachside, how about trying a few of the 700 vintages from some of the world's finest wine producers? That's the extra incentive for visitors to One&Only Reethi Rah. Stored in two temperature-controlled walk-in wine cellars at the resort are more than 18,000 bottles, some of which have travelled from as far away as the valleys of California, the chateaux of France, the lush vineyards of Australia and the wine lands of South Africa. Head sommelier Jean-Sebastien Azais presents the wines in a series of tastings and wine-matching dinners, which take place several times a week in the resort's wine dining room, situated between the two cellars. Besides the wine, connoisseurs also enjoy Azais' boundless enthusiasm for his subject, plus the personal wine programmes designed individually for guests who wish to experience particular styles or vintages. Azais, incidentally, was named best young sommelier in France in 1999 and has since worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants. See www.oneandonlyresorts.com for more details. Stone me When every five-star property has a spa to write home about, keeping ahead of the competition can test even the most innovative pampering planner. The Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, seems to have stolen a march on its rivals, with an inventive therapy on offer at its Chi spa. Its new signature treatment is called the Jade Journey, but that's not just a nod to some vague promise of eastern expertise. Highly polished jade pebbles (above right) are used during massage to ease chi energy 'blockages on meridians throughout the body to bring about harmony and balance'. Whatever healing properties the semi-precious stones may have, the sensation of cool jade on massaged neck and shoulders is uplifting. Jade represents good luck, prosperity and protection. The Jade Journey begins with a jade foot bath and tea bath ritual, during which the subject relaxes in a warm bath infused with tea - which reportedly feels like being gently stewed in a teapot. Then comes a massage incorporating traditional Chinese techniques used since the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), and the jade itself, with all its magic properties. The Jade Journey must be booked at least a day in advance. Call 86 21 5877 1503 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Everyone's a Wynner The Venetian might be the new regional talk of the town but the Wynn Macau (below), which styles itself 'the first integrated luxury resort' in the enclave, is stealing back some of the limelight with its Wynn Indulgence promotion. Available until December 15, the package costs from HK$1,699 a night for two people. Included are deluxe city-view rooms or one-bedroom city-view suites; breakfast at Cafe Esplanada; access to leisure facilities, including the resort spa, heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi; and round-trip ferry terminal transfers. It is available from Sunday to Thursday. Single-occupancy deals cost HK$1,599. For reservations and more details call 800 966 963 or e-mail email@example.com . Deal of the week Westminster Travel is selling a two-night package to the plush Arahmas Resort and Spa (arahmas.com), in Phuket's largely undeveloped northwest, from HK$3,250 a person based on two people sharing. A surcharge of HK$200 will be in force on October 18 and 19. Round-trip, economy-class flights with Dragonair and breakfast are included. The deal will be available until the end of next month. For reservations, call Westminster Travel on 2313 9800, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , quoting reference number 6796.