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Lunch Guides - 48 Hours in Yangon

Flying into Yangon by night and you’re immediately struck by the darkness below. Rather than the sparkling dance of millions of lights you would normally associate with a city of over 7 million, the twilit landscape is occasionally broken by …

Hotel Jen Beijing, Trainyard, Lunch Magazine

Beijing’s new Hotel Jen works out travellers’ pain…

As part of Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts continued expansion in the 4-star, experiential travel sector, the group recently welcomed to their portfolio the new Hotel Jen …

The Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, Red Sugar Terrace

Hong Kong’s first urban resort is a natural

A spankingly new Kerry Hotel has just opened in Hong Kong on Victoria Harbour’s Hung Hom Bay. The 16-storey property will be Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts fourth Hong Kong …

Aquaventure Waterpark, Dubai

Fronds and anemones at Atlantis The Palm

As I lay flat – arms crossed, breath coming in short gasps – at the top of a 9-storey tall mega-waterslide, I wonder at the will (or maybe the reasoning) it takes to construct such a gargantuan feat of water-filled human ingenuity in …

Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore

A Jentle touchdown in Singapore - Hotel Jen Tangli…

With a new generation of mobile, technologically savvy corporate travellers crisscrossing the globe, hoteliers are being forced to play catch-up. Slow internet speeds coupled …

Rwandan fashion, Rwanda

Exploring Rwanda’s creative reboot

It’s dark within the covered Kimironko Market despite the warm, sunny day in Rwanda. Seamstresses using pedal-operated sewing machines sit lining the outer perimeter of the …

The Marble House, Newport, Lunch Magazine

Newport still touched by America’s gilded age

Newport, Rhode Island brings visions of sailboats bobbing in water the colour of dark sapphires, bright skies, and polo-clad, sun-tanned preppies. However, winter is a great time to visit this coastal New England city – one of the historic …

Alfred Sisley's Banks of the River Loing, Bruce Museum, Connecticut

Connecticut’s The Bruce Museum is a Greenwich blue…

Greenwich, Connecticut is known for one thing: the ‘one percenters’ who reside there. The Johnny-come-lately hedge fund traders whose firms are headquartered there may occupy …

Chinese House Peabody, Salem, Essex, United States

Dash to Salem’s Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, is an easy 30-minute drive from Boston, the heart of New England, and a major destination for leaf-peepers in autumn. …

Cool Guy, Bulgaria

New East app rises

Fancy a slab of marbled steak as street food? What about Shakespeare or Gogol performed with puppets? Welcome to Voronezh, the capital of Russia’s European region and one city of many representing the ‘New East.’ The area is made up of Eastern …

Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood, London, UK

The Rosewood London’s cool, classy sophistication

In the heart of London’s lawyer district, and a short walk from theatre-land, sits one of the coolest, classiest multi-venue hotels in town. The Rosewood London, just a few …

Pizza in Rome, Italy

Italy on five pizzas a day

Everyone has their favourite “splurge” food. For me, pushing my sweet tooth aside, it’s pizza; specifically, a thin crust, wood-fired oven one. I knew I’d be eating a few …

Warmers Welcomes program

Warmer welcomes await at Shangri-La and Taj Hotels

Hotel loyalty schemes are never really heralded as trendsetters in business but the recent announcement of the integration of Shangri-La Resorts Golden Circle and Taj Hotels Inner Circle’s loyalty programmes does suggest both hotel groups are …

Maramara Park Avenue, New York

Serene New York havens stir memories of a gilded a…

Amy Hughes Just off Fifth Avenue at the corner of 32nd Street, sits a newcomer to Manhattan’s posse of luxury hotels. Smooth white stone, and light wood paneling create a …

Luxury private jets

Down-to-Earth cost of flying by private jet

A private jet hire company has dropped everything to answer the burning question: how much does it really cost to fly by private jet and say goodbye to the horrors of regular …