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  • As The Peninsula Hong Kong harks back to a time when most guests would be arriving off a long train journey, the hotel group is also celebrating new openings in London and Istanbul
  • Festive treats include gourmet cuisine from Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Spring Moon, deluxe hampers with Peninsula champagne, and massages and facials at the spa

With attractions like Soho House Istanbul and the Michelin-starred Arkestra, Istanbul is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s most beloved tourist destinations, and home to a vibrant creative community


The five-star Conrad Shenzhen hotel, in Qianhai, Nanshan district, opened a few months ago. We take a look at its amenities, rooms and more and ask whether the US$370-a-night rates are worth it.

The Regent Hotel, with its unrivalled harbour views, was the place to witness Hong Kong history – such as the 1997 handover. Renamed the InterContinental in 2001, it has reclaimed its original name.

In Strictly Business: The Kwek Leng Beng Story, the Singaporean tycoon opens up on his six decades in business and the lessons he learnt through crises and challenges.

Travellers seeking an experience beyond a hotel room are turning to Airbnb properties that offer a stay out of the ordinary, from Bali and Koh Samui to Costa Rica, Italy and California

From the invitation-only Raffles at Galaxy Macau – the largest all-suite Raffles in the world – to the Italian-inspired excess of the Palazzo Versace, we run the rule over five new Macau hotels.

A leisure travel boom has boosted occupancy rates and revenue per room. Meanwhile, the proportion of midrange and prime hotels is up after budget brands took the brunt of pandemic closures, analysts say.

Kuok Hui Kwong opened a Xiaohongshu account in October 2021, offering an insight into her life and thoughts. If there was one valuable lesson the Shangri-la heiress learned during the pandemic, it was the importance of telling a complete and authentic story to her audience.

A fashion week regular who graces the front row at all the big shows, the Filipino influencer loves Paris, Grace Kelly, Alaïa dresses, Bulgari jewellery, mother-of-pearl, and most of all, her dog Panda

Shangri-La Asia, an Asia-centric hotel group which has been expanding its presence in the Middle East market for the past two decades, is now set to reap rewards from its strategic positioning by riding the region’s economic growth while exploring new business opportunities.

Staff at the Kokomo advise guests not to rush – there’s just no need when everything is laid on personally for you – and their wide smiles may well be your most prized souvenir from a visit here

A Hong Kong-Singapore rivalry has been teed up with The Peninsula and Raffles both recently opening in London. Here’s the lowdown on their rooms, suites, prices, restaurants, bars and fitness centres.

She and her husband had asked the front desk for bottled water, but the woman says she ‘knew immediately that something was wrong’ when she drank the liquid.

Want to live out your fairy tale dreams and feel like royalty for a night or two? Here are 10 magical and magnificent palatial properties you can book today

As Budapest goes through a US$500-million-plus transformation to draw luxury travellers, we look at the new hotels to stay in, new museums to visit, and the best places to eat and drink.

The Mandarin Oriental takes the No 1 spot in the annual rankings of the world’s best luxury hotel brands compiled by LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence. The Peninsula brand and Raffles both enter the top 12.

Tastemakers like Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow, and hip hotels and clubs around the globe, are excited by the trend in custom-made papers that help you stamp your character on your home like never before

Hotel room rates will rise at least 10 per cent in 10 major cities next year, a report finds, and there will be increases in all 80-plus cities surveyed. Rising business travel is a factor for some.

From where David and Victoria Beckham stayed on their first holiday to the fairy-tale castle they got married in to their ski resort of choice, five hotels the power couple have visited that you can stay at too.

Luxury urban day spas in the world’s biggest cities are doing the job of ‘destination’ retreats, making it easier for busy professionals to unplug and unwind

From arriving by zip line through the Cambodian jungle to your hotel to swimming with horses in Indonesia, here are 10 truly unique hotels in Asia to check out

This eclectic, colourful and dollhouse-like property just opened in Paris’ buzzing Marais neighbourhood – with staff uniforms inspired by Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

Imagine embarking on a journey where the destination remains a secret until the very moment you depart – here’s what ‘mystery travel’ is all about

Bulgari’s decor fuses the Italian luxury brand’s design code with Japanese minimalism and its sushi bar is headed by a 3 Michelin-starred chef, while Virtù at Four Seasons is No 20 on World’s 50 Best Bars