Chaweng Regent Beach Resort: a little luxury in Koh Samui

The full moon revelry at Koh Phangan must’ve churned our spontaneity. We decided to cut our stay at Panviman Resort to head back to Koh Samui. We were due to fly back to Bangkok early the next morning anyway so we figured being closer to the airport made sense. On…

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Panviman Resort & Spa: lush sanctuary in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is often skipped as a retreat spot, simply because it’s synonymous to the world-famous full moon parties. True enough, over 30,000 world revellers travel in and out of this Thai island each month for a week of partying, loud blasting EDM, alcohol-on-the-bucket, and alternate states of mind. But…

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The Suite Life at Banyan Tree Bangkok (and the best rooftop bar ever)

From outside, you can’t really see the grandeur of Banyan Tree Bangkok. In fact, the driveway is so tiny it creates its own traffic jam. But once you step inside the lobby this is what you get: the fresh smell of citronella and jasmine, the sound of a live folk…

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Le Meridien Bangkok, a modern lux oasis in the city

It’s hard to not notice Le Meridien Bangkok’s design-focused entrance. Greeting you is a high glass wall with a statement mural of a guy (who reminds me of Josef Salvat) carrying a dog, and “Dots Dog” an iconic 3-meter sculpture by Thai artist Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch. It certainly gives an impression that…

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The LaLiT London: a classy luxury boutique hotel

Headquartered in New Delhi, the LaLiT Suri Hospitality Group opened its first hotel in 1988 and quickly expanded to 12 hotels in India. Their latest franchise – and their first international property – has just opened in London. As with most wanderers I know, I love places built in history,…

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