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    This five-star Sentosa Island getaway is a hotel like no other. A juxtaposition of the past and the present, it’s where the innovative architect Norman Foster was invited to inject contemporary flair into colonial elegance. The two historic buildings at the heart of the property have been here since the 1880s, yet their curvilinear extension […]

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    This multi-award-winner is perfect if you’re a stressed-out couple seeking nothing but peace and pampering. There are neither rowdy children nor noisy water sports here, just easy access to a white sand beach that goes on forever, and a spa that uses 100% natural essential oils to take the edge off all those little 21st […]

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    Arguably the world’s most famous hotel, the ‘Raffles’ name conjures up charming images of rattan armchairs and white linen suits, maybe even Somerset Maugham penning witty letters back home. It’s been at the centre of the city’s life since 1887 and the national landmark status it enjoys today ensures that its elegant porticos, marble floors […]

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    Come here for a distinctly Balinese experience far removed from the hurly-burly of Kuta or Nusa Dua. This ‘Small Luxury Hotel of the World’ stands amidst 15-acres of palm-studded gardens on a wide stretch of Seminyak Beach, the sound of the breaking waves accompanying everything you do. And whilst celebrated architect Peter Muller designed it […]

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    This iconic hotel is the perfect antidote to Hong Kong’s fast-paced lifestyle. The moment you enter the Mandarin Oriental’s serene lobby everything seems to slow down and this rarefied ambience pervades whether you’re dining in Pierre, quaffing cocktails in the M Bar or swimming laps in the newly-renovated spa. Indeed, the entire hotel had some […]

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    Include this luxurious Shangri-La in your Oriental itinerary and you’ve not only got a three-kilometre white sand beach and ecologically-friendly golf course on your doorstep, but ready access to an on-site nature reserve – guests can say hello to macaque monkeys, mouse deer and orang-utans all before breakfast. It’s also the closest five-star resort to […]

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    Every Four Seasons Resort has snazzy guest rooms, switched-on service and a sexy spa, but this Balinese version also comes with a splendid setting atop a panoramic cliff at the southern end of Jimbaran Bay. And whilst starry-eyed couples come here to spend quality time alone together, there’s enough things-to-do right on the doorstep to […]

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    This ‘sanctuary for the senses’ on the embassy-flanked South Sathorn Road ranks as one of the tallest luxury spa hotels in Bangkok. Stay here and panoramic views of the city and Chao Phraya River come with access to a pool, gym and heavenly spa, not to mention a stylish restaurant on the 61st floor that […]

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    This brand new all-pool villa resort is perched on a series of cascading terraces overlooking the sapphire waters of Lamai Bay. And whilst it showcases all the very best elements of any tropical getaway by Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, lucky guests can also take advantage of the largest private infinity pools on Koh Samui, […]

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    This ultra-chic villa resort first opened in 1994 yet still manages to set the standards fifteen years later. Indeed The Banyan Tree Phuket consistently makes it into the top ten of any world rating system and the only drawback is that once you’ve experienced one of its sublime pool villas you’ll be spoilt for life.