WHEN you walk into the Anantara Resort & Spa from the busy streets of central Chiang Mai you instantly feel the calmness and serenity of this urban oasis. From the sleek and seductive decor to the friendly and professional staff, you know you are in for a memorable experience.
IF you’re seeking an adrenaline charged travel experience in the Asia-Pacific region, just tackling the roads themselves can be enough to get your blood pumping.
FROM lake based palaces to neon-lit high rise or colonial elegance, Asia’s hotels have featured prominently on the silver screen. Featuring Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Thailand, these five hotels might be next on your accommodation list. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India The former royal summer palace of the Mewar dynasty has developed a…>
IF you ask any Chiang Mai resident what is the best hotel in town, you’re only likely to get one answer: The Chedi. Combining outstanding service, cutting edge design and an ideal location, this hotel’s stellar reputation is richly deserved. Chiang Mai has no shortage of top-class hotels, but many of the best ones are…>
THE forts, palaces and havelis of India are like something out of Arabian Nights. Complete with camels wandering nearby, the encroaching desert sands, women in brilliant saris and the smell of spices in the bazaars, they are a huge attraction for tourists visiting states such as Rajasthan and Gujurat. Jaisalmer fort, Rajasthan The Jaisalmer fort…>
A NATURALLY beautiful island environment and judicious development efforts have helped make Langkawi one of Malaysia’s most popular beach destinations. The resorts listed here represent some of Langkawi’s finest accommodations: luxurious places with a unique sense of character. The Danna Langkawi The Danna Langkawi’s overall feel harkens back to British colonial days despite the addition…>
WHEN it comes to construction, China doesn’t just like to do it big, it likes to do it weird. The latest in a long line of architectural oddities is this doughnut-shaped Sheraton hotel in Huzhou, about 100 miles west of Shanghai. Indeed, Shanghai’s soon-to-be-completed tallest building in China, Shanghai Tower, will also be home to…>
Places to stay
The Chedi, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Chang Khlan, Thailand
Hintok River Camp @ Hellfire Pass
Kanchanaburi, River Kwai, Thailand