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Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin

New Songbei Shangri-La a harbinger of China’s cont…

With 117 cities in mainland China boasting populations of more than three million the Middle Kingdom’s growth story still has a long way to play out. For international hotel …

Bintan Lagoon Resort, Bintan, Indonesia

Bintan Lagoon Resort is a prime piece of paradise

As I sit beachside at Bintan Lagoon Resort’s Nelayan restaurant, I stare out at a prime example of what a South-East Asian beach should be. For starters, there’s actual …

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 …

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 some of the multi-million dollar mansions that line the wooded …

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. …

NYBG Kiku Butterfly Bonsai, New York Botanical Gardens

Beyond Central Park

Manhattan’s most famous green space, Central Park, sprawls through the center of Gotham City. But, edge a bit further out … and a 20-minute ride on Metro-North’s commuter …

The Rosewood London, England

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 steps from Holborn tube station, hosts the Gin Bar, the Dining Room and …

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 …

Design Museum London, England

London Museums designed to charm

If you’re holed up in London on a weekend and keen to do more than tick the box on the city’s attractions, a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the recently …

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 serene atmosphere in the lobby of the Marmara Park Avenue. In this city of …

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 …