Category Archives: Hotels

Most Beautiful Island in the World Revealed

Not all islands are created equal, it seems. This year, Maui edges out thousands of the planet’s other islands to claim top spot on TripAdvisor’s annual list. An island in the mid-Pacific and part of the Hawaiian island chain, Maui is beyond paradise with its stunning azure waters and stretches of powder-white sand. TripAdvisor determines its… Read More »

Shanghai Seven-Star Waterfront Hotel Opens

Shanghai remains a favorite for new luxury outposts, be they stores or hotels, the latest of which is The Wanda Reign on the Bund. The over-the-top luxury hotel has opened on Shanghai’s waterfront, billing itself as the city’s first “7-star” hotel. The Wanda Reign on the Bund opened to much fanfare recently, not only for… Read More »

Crown Resorts Wins OK for Sydney Casino

Crown Resorts won approval this week for a long-awaited towering six-star hotel and casino complex on Sydney harbor aimed at Asian high-rollers, with work expected to begin shortly. The New South Wales state government legislated to site the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort, majority owned by Australian billionaire James Packer, on foreshore land previously earmarked as public open… Read More »

Watergate Hotel Re-Opens In Washington

In the midst of this year’s tumultuous US presidential elections, a hotel linked to one of the biggest political scandals in American history is re-opening its doors. The Watergate hotel has been closed since 2007 for renovations and restorations by designer Ron Arad and the Italian design brand Moroso. Now, after a $125 million facelift, it is ready to accept… Read More »

October Opening: Soneva Jani Resort Maldives

The splendid blue vistas of the Maldives have captured many a traveler’s imagination, since ancient times, and are the primary draw for the multitude of resorts there, including the soon-to-be-open Soneva Jani resort. With 24 water villas and one island villa, as well as a great host of features and facilities, this could be a great place… Read More »

World’s Biggest Underwater Restaurant Seats 16

The Maldives, home to the world’s first underwater restaurant, is on track to get a second even larger one. It will be the new world’s biggest underwater restaurant…until the next one opens. The restaurant, which only seats 16, is part of a luxury, five-star, adults-only resort. When the Hurawalhi Island Resort opens in November (as… Read More »

Private Jet Tours from Aman, Four Seasons

Sometimes we really deserve to set ourselves up for a long airborne journey far from the madding clutter of everyday life. For that, Aman and Four Seasons have you fully covered with their respective travel packages. Whether it is exploring the cultural depth of Asia in the comfortable privacy of a Gulfstream G200 private jet,… Read More »