Plane sailing Inspired by the first-class sections of aircraft and cabins on luxury yachts, the recently launched YOTEL hotel chain is redefining airport accommodation. An ideal solution to delays, transfers and early morning arrivals, the hotel has 46 'cabins' that can be booked overnight or for just a few hours. Divided into Premium and Standard, each cabin comes with an en-suite bathroom, complimentary Wi-fi, a flat-screen TV and a 5,000-track jukebox. Meals can be ordered from a galley where there is a 'cabin crew' available 24 hours a day. YOTEL is at London Gatwick. A branch is opening at London Heathrow (taking bookings from December 1) and at Amsterdam's Schipol airport early next year. For more information visit www.yotel.com . Dizzy heights The latest luxury hotel to spring up in the Japanese capital is Peninsula Tokyo, a landmark 24-storey tower by architect Kazukiyo Sato, rising above the Marunouchi district. With the recent trend for luxury hotels to be part of high-rise office buildings, the Peninsula is the first freestanding up-market hotel to be built in Tokyo for more than a decade. Superbly located opposite the Imperial Palace and just minutes away from Ginza, the hotel's 314 bedrooms - including 24 suites - command spectacular views over the city's skyline and were designed by Yukio Hashimoto to reflect a modern sensibility with a Japanese touch. Like the group's flagship grand dame in Hong Kong, Peninsula Tokyo will host a spa by ESPA and a fleet of chauffeured Rolls-Royce limousines for guests' use. Jewellery fans will be thrilled to know that the hotel will also be the location of three luxury jewellers making their retail debuts in Japan - Graff, de Grisogono and Chantecler Tokyo. For more information visit www.peninsula.com , or call 81 3 6270 2525. Gambling gourmet The Venetian Macao, which opened to much fanfare in August, aims to appeal to a wider audience than those just wishing to play a good hand. The hotel-casino complex's 30 restaurants will regularly host master chefs from around the world and a Fine Dining Package has been launched to draw in food and wine lovers. The package includes accommodation in one of the hotel's 3,000 suites, daily complimentary breakfast and a HK$500 dining voucher for two in one of four restaurants - Canton, Zen, Forum or Bambu. In addition to the restaurants, there is the Grand Canal Shoppes, a 350-store retail complex inspired by the architecture of Venice. For more information visit www.venetianmacao.com . A capital idea Shama, Hong Kong's premier serviced apartment provider, is opening its first luxury property in Beijing, on Chang'an Avenue, next month. Shama Luxe Chang An will provide a useful alternative for visitors to the capital who prefer to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel. Designed by Hong Kong-based architect Steve Leung, the property has all the usual facilities expected of luxury serviced apartments, including designer furniture, a fully equipped kitchenette and free broadband. For a monthly subscription, residents can also join Shama's No Boundaries programme: similar to a personal concierge service, it secures access to the city's members-only clubs and advises on the best restaurants, shops and spas. For more information visit www.shama.com , or call 86 10 6525 9368.