Barn Style Roukh Kiri Khao Yai Is Bangkok’s Ideal Retreat

Thailand’s Khao Yai is now home to a new 12-villa barn-design Roukh Kiri Khao Yai retreat by Centara Boutique Collection. Opened in 2020, the quiet, contemporary retreat is set on top of a hill overlooking a valley, surrounded by mountainous and greeneries of Khao Yai National Park. The retreat is simplicity in its architectural elements and has a scale set for intimacy. The villas’ contemporary and rustic design sets the mood for Bangkok’s city dwellers to unwind and disconnect. Think of sun-filled lazy mornings, vineyard tours, organic farms and safaris spotting gibbons and hornbills by day and surrendering to a warm fireplace and a blanket of stars at night. Heading out to Khao Yai is a favourite road trip escape

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Beyond Green: New Sustainable Luxury Hotel Group Revealed

Preferred Hotel Group is aiming to supercharge ecotourism with the launch of a new sustainable luxury hotel portfolio called Beyond Green. The new collection will only include hotels, resorts and lodges that go above and beyond in their efforts to protect the environment. The new collection debuts with 24 founding members that have passed a rigorous vetting process that includes what Preferred Hotels describes as the three key pillars of sustainable tourism: environmentally friendly practices that go beyond the basics; protection of natural and cultural heritage; and contributing to the social and economic wellbeing of local communities. Global sustainability expert Costas Christ -the founder of Beyond Green Travel which was acquired by Preferred Hotels earlier this year – developed criteria

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The Top Luxury Hotel Buyouts in the World Right Now

Given the stress and upheaval of this year, an escape to a luxury hotel or island retreat has never been more appealing. Safety is, of course, paramount across the world’s great escapes, where social distancing, designer face masks and hand sanitizer will be on the agenda for months — perhaps years — to come. And while many countries across continental Europe have reopened their borders, the US has remained locked down for what seems like an eternity. The question on everyone’s lips is: Where can I travel safely? The simplest answer is hotel buyouts! The concept is nothing new — hotels and resorts typically give free rein over their estates for lavish weddings, glitzy Hollywood-style events or corporate retreats. As

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Here are the top hotels in Asia for 2020

For the 33rd Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards, readers have chosen the hotels that brought them comfort, that they still feel connected with long afterwards, and that got them through the months without travel. These are the enduring gems that can withstand the test of time and the vicissitudes of circumstances. So here are the top 10 Asian hotels nominated by their readers as ranked by their points awarded: 1. The Peninsula, Bangkok – 99.70 World Ranking – 8 Courtesy The Peninsula Bangkok It feels like you might be in London when you’re at The Peninsula, in Bangkok’s Thonburi neighborhood, thanks to the British racing vehicles parked out front. But the hotel’s custom tuk-tuk reminds you that you’re in Thailand. Rich, warm,

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New York City Hotels Made Famous By Movies

One of the best things about visiting New York City (besides the bagels) is soaking up the city’s rich history. And the great news is that sometimes you don’t even have to leave your hotel room to do it. The Big Apple is full of historic hotels (including some that are quite luxurious) that date back more than 100 years and have storied pasts full of celebrities, royalty, movie stars, secret tunnels, and intrigue. The following are hotels that have been used in famous (or not so) movies and you may have remember them in scenes like in Home Alone 2, The Godfather 2 and Maid in Manhattan, if you ever feel the need to relive your favorite movie! Waldorf

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The Best Hong Kong Hotel Staycations To Book This Chinese New Year

If you’re planning for a stay with a great meal, then these staycation packages in Hong Kong will turn your stay from bland to grand Eat, sleep, repeat—with international travel mostly out of the question for 2021, a staycation in the city is more attractive than ever; and if you’re the type to examine the in-room dining options more than the thread count of the bedsheets, there are plenty of gourmet-centric staycation packages to whet your appetite. It’s especially true these days, when staying in is the new going out, and there is nothing more indulgent than rolling out of your king-sized bed to lope off to the award-winning restaurant downstairs for an early dinner and drinks, and then retreating

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Finding Balance at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

The good life is about finding balance If you’ve ever ridden a pink water buffalo, you’ll know that’s also about balance—in your core, for sure, but if you’ll allow me a little cheese, also in your heart and your sense of adventure. They like to say Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is nestled in rice paddies. But that doesn’t begin to describe the lush setting of this farmlands-chic resort in the Mai Rim Valley, with Doi Suthep mountain in the distance, tiers of emerald everywhere you cast your eye. With 98 pavilion rooms, pool villas and residences ringing central fields and ponds, a watermill here, a wooden bridge there, it’s village living at the highest level. The sun sets a

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