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Marriott Hotels Open Its First Resort in Perhentian Islands

Marriott Hotels Open Its First Resort in Perhentian Islands

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Marriott Hotels, the namesake brand of Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio of over 30 hotel brands, opens Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa on the island of Perhentian Kecil in Terengganu, on the East Coast of Malaysia. Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Perhentian Island Marine Park, the opening of Perhentian Marriott Resort & Spa marks the flagship brand’s debut in Terengganu. Through the brand’s rich legacy, the new resort invites guests to discover the irresistible charm of a tropical sanctuary that beckons with the unparallelled natural beauty of marine biodiversity, pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a myriad of unforgettable experiences anchored in the captivating heritage and tradition of Malaysian culture. Located on the northwest coast of Per...
The Vibrant Seminyak Neighborhood Charm at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

The Vibrant Seminyak Neighborhood Charm at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

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As one of the first Hotel Indigo in a resort location, this 5-star hotel proudly presents a luxury blend of tranquil ambience and vibrant neighborhood-inspired charm. Settled in 4.7 hectares of lush grounds in the heart of happening neighbourhood of Seminyak, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach offers a luxury blend of tranquil ambience and vibrant neighborhood-inspired charm. As one of the first Hotel Indigo in a resort location, this resort proudly showcases magnificent details inspired by traditional Balinese values, presented in contemporary ways. The 270 spacious rooms are designed with aesthetic mix of locally influenced design touches. Every guestroom is equipped with daybeds, plush bedding, spa-inspired bathrooms, and sophisticated features. For serenity lovers who are ...
The Grand Opening of Palazzo Versace Macau 

The Grand Opening of Palazzo Versace Macau 

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Donatella Versace welcomed guests to the newly opened Palazzo Versace Macau with a Grand Opening event that celebrated the luxury hotel’s unique blend of iconic Versace design with the traditions of Macau. The Grand Opening event was an embrace of the hotel’s synergy between Versace’s luxury lifestyle and the culture, entertainment, and cuisine of Macau. A majestic dragon installation atop the Romanesque columns of the hotel’s outdoor pool area greeted guests at the opening reception in a celebration of both the Year of the Dragon in 2024 and the hotel’s signature dragon motif. Guests passed through the Jardim Secreto where renowned harpist, Yu Dan and the quintet from Macau Orchestra gave musical performances, before entering The Grand Pavilion for Versace Signatures, a curated displa...
Delightful and Filling ‘Breakfast Hopping’ Experience

Delightful and Filling ‘Breakfast Hopping’ Experience

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Breakfast is no doubt the most important meal of the day and “breakfast hopping” would definitely make your breakfast experience even more satisfying.  Alma Resort, a luxury resort on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula offers a hearty breakfast hopping journey entailing four different dining establishments. This unusual experience involves starting out at Alma Resort’s Alma Garden before moving to La Casa, Alma Food Court and finally Alma Lounge to sample their rich and varied breakfasts in the same morning.  Alma Garden beats at the heart of the resort, with live cooking stations that evoke a marketplace atmosphere serving the likes of Vietnamese soups and omelettes made right before the guests’ eyes. Serving an extensive buffet breakfast with Vietnamese, Asian and Western favou...
Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train, Southeast Asia Returns

Eastern & Oriental Express, A Belmond Train, Southeast Asia Returns

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Chef André Chiang appointed culinary curatorThe Eastern & Oriental Express is proud to announce the appointment of Chef André Chiang as its new Culinary Curator. With two Michelin stars and a placement in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants under his belt, Chef Chiang will bring his innovative touch and expertise to curate a dining experience that captures the diverse terroir of Southeast Asia. Remaining true to the region’s biodiversity and the kaleidoscope of cultures, Chiang's menu will feature dishes like Laksa Bouillabaisse, Black-bone Chicken Consommé and Jungle Spices Cacao Ganache. At the Piano Bar Carriage and Observation Car, guests can sip on botanical-inspired libations and vintage cocktails conceptualised by global creative hospitality consultancy, The Cocktail Professor, as ...
Cédric Grolet’s First Pâtisserie in Asia at Como Orchard

Cédric Grolet’s First Pâtisserie in Asia at Como Orchard

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Cédric Grolet - one of the most globally-renowned pastry chefs, opened the doors to his first eponymous pâtisserie in Asia on 14 September 2023.  Cedric Grolet Singapore at COMO Orchard is Grolet’s fourth shop after his Paris (La Pâtisserie du Meurice par Cédric Grolet, Cédric Grolet Opera) and London (Cédric Grolet at The Berkeley) openings. ́ Voted best pastry chef in the world by Grand Tables du Monde and World’s 50 Best Restaurants, he is renowned for his trompel'oeil artistry. Grolet’s exquisitely modern creations are beloved by pastry fans worldwide and have garnered an astounding following of 8.2 million on Instagram alone.  Step into the twin universes of fruits and flowers, where every piece on display is a feast for the eyes and tastebuds. Alongside a selection of...