Best Western Hotels & Resorts will arrive at one of Japan’s busiest airports in 2018, with the launch of a brand new upper-midscale hotel. Scheduled to welcome its first guests in May 2018, Best Western Plus Hotel Fino Chitose is situated just 3.2km from New Chitose Airport, the main domestic and international gateway to the island of Hokkaido.
Germany holds on to first place on the Henley Passport Index for the fifth year running, with its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 177 countries in total, up from 176 countries in 2017. Singapore ranks 2nd globally on the 2018 edition of the index, with visa-free access to 176 countries, while eight countries — Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the UK — share 3rd place, offering passport-holders access to 175 countries.
Chinese New Year means family and friends, and there is no finer way to welcome in the new Lunar Year than by sharing a hearty meal together. Whether it’s la carte delicacies, a lavish buffet, or a multi-course Chinese feast, Liu Chinese restaurant at Conrad Bangkok is the perfect place for your celebration.
Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has announced that its iconic flagship hotel, Dusit Thani Bangkok, will now remain fully operational until 2pm on the 5th January 2019 when the last guests will check-out.
Cosmo Restaurant, the signature all-day dining venue at The Nai Harn Phuket, has built a strong reputation as one of the island’s premiere dining destinations. Executive Chef Mark Jones draws on 20 years of experience in Michelin starred restaurants and 5-star luxury resorts to create an eclectic culinary journey for food lovers, with dishes that focus on the freshest and finest ingredients from sustainable sources.
Stylish and vibrant interiors are key draws for guests at the 257-room Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa where playful use of material are accented by marine shades to bring a feeling of Na Jomtien beach to each space. The use of local Thai silk, cotton, chenille, and jute further complement the design scheme by adding texture and introducing a feeling of real luxury.
When you are looking for a restaurant that offers something a little different – special even – then you need look no further than Nowhere, the latest eatery to open its doors on Ekamai Road. The casual rooftop restaurant brings to the table the best of European and Asian dishes in a Eurasian menu that’s simply bursting with tasty treats and crafty cocktails.
International residence and citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners, has secured the global concession to promote Thailand’s exclusive residence programme, which gives foreigners authorisation to live in the country for up to 20 years — for a price. It’s the first programme of its kind worldwide, offering unlimited access to the jewel of Southeast Asia as well as a range of special VIP privileges. The programme was initiated by the Royal Thai Government to attract wealthy global citizens, families, investors, and entrepreneurs who want to spend extended periods of time in the country and take advantage of its beneficial tax regime and affordable but exceptionally high standard of living.
This month, in collaboration with Design Hotels we present eight pioneering, out-of-the-box visionaries who are changing the way we think about travel as a whole. From craftsmen and architects to musicians and visual artists, each of these hotels proves that behind every great hotel, there is an even greater hotelier. So, the next time you sit down to plan a summer or winter vacation, perhaps you should consider the hotel first and location second.