• Daniel Green, managing director of family building materials company Arnhold & Co and the son of Michael and Judy, frequently spends Christmas with the fam at Amanpuri Phuket, where his parents have a place. Thai-style pavilions and villas are designed to echo the Buddhist architecture of ...
       
  • Listed in Forbes as one of Asia’s top 12 businesswomen, Winnie Chiu is president of Dorsett Hospitality International, which includes mid-range hotel brands Dorsett, Silka and d.collection in its portfolio – but this president enjoys the high-life just as much as any young Hong Kong so...
       
  • Darlings of Hong Kong media Donnie Yen and wife Cissy Wang are often photographed at the city’s most extravagant parties. A role in Star Wars has secured Yen’s status as a global star – and when not preparing for his next role, the couple might well be running after their young son a...
       
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  • Known for her collection of Hermes Birkin bags and extravagant lifestyle, socialite Jamie Chua famously won a US$332,000 a month settlement from former husband, Indonesian tycoon Nurdian Cuaca. The former flight stewardess has a big appetite for travel and one place she has been impressed ...
       
  • It’s been a big year for lawyer Melissa Peh, daughter of legal eagles Adrian and Susan, as she received a Bali proposalat Aman Kila on Christmas Day from her beau Alvin, who was undoubtedly inspired by this romantic hideaway set atop stilts amid the treetops. As a trained ballroom dancer...
       
  • One of the richest families in Singapore, the Kwees own real estate group Pontiac Land and are worth an estimated $5.5 billion. It operates some of Singapore’s most esteemed hotels, including Regent Singapore, Ritz-Carlton Millennia, Conrad Centennial and The Capella on Sentosa. As they ...
       
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  • Once Winter sets in, the world’s super-rich start taking their skis and snowboards out of storage to preparing for some on-piste action. Whistler is a popular spot with many an A-lister including the Beckhams, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, where among the most decadent digs is the Fairmon...
       
  • The must-visit Caribbean island for celebs and socialites alike is Saint Barts, where stars including Mick Jagger, Tom Hanks and Justin Beiber park their yachts and dine at exclusive restaurants like L’Isola and Maya’s. Among the swankiest addresses is Cheval Blanc, which is set direct...
       
  • Couple of the moment Prince Harry and Megan Markle recently played it low-key by flying economy to Nice to see the New Year in with friends. After announcing their relationship was official to the world last year, they proved not every future King and Queen has lavish needs with a visit to...
       
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  • If it’s a relaxed resort vibe you’re after – Siloso beach is nearby – then W Singapore Sentosa Cove takes some beating. The sexiest accommodation in Sentosa is the place to hang out with the beautiful people at Woobar, where cocktails are imbibed as the hottest...
       
  • Those squeezed for time can sign up for one, three and five-hour itineraries that reflect a local take on culture, art and food at the Conrad, with sample journeys including an hour-long river trip on a flat-bottomed bumboat. But if it’s retail therapy or restaurants you’re looking...
       
  • A good old fashioned five-star hotel with traditional décor and 24-hour butler service, the St. Regis is located in a prime spot near Orchard Road and also has the botanic gardens on its doorstep. Every guest can take advantage of the butler service, who can pack and...
       
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  • The 57th floor infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands is deservedly legendary – where else can you enjoy such a sweeping view of the Sing skyline as you swim laps? –but there are plenty of other highlights, including the Banyan Tree Spa (try its legendary Hawaiian Lomi...
       
  • Built in 1928, this grand neoclassical landmark was once home to Singapore’s general post office and the exclusive Singapore Club. Heritage rooms play on the hotel’s past and feature historic architectural cornices and original motifs. Under the sunlit atrium of the Court...
       
  • With Raffles closed until the end of next year for extensive restoration work, the hotel is encouraging guests to stay at its sister property Fairmont located just across the road. Home to 769 rooms, this hotel is certainly no shrinking violet, being home to the 70,000 sqm...
       
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  • It’s worth checking into Swissotel if only to check out phase one of its newly renovated premier or premier harbour rooms, modern, minimalist spaces that are equipped with 55-inch LED TVs and Nespresso machines (the second...
       
  • Located in a former godown in Robertson Quay on the banks of the Singapore River, the Warehouse Hotel is a 37-room boutique bolthole that opened in January this year and is part of the Design Hotels portfolio. The loft-style rooms feature original industrial beam...
       
  • Situated on Orchard Boulevard, Four Seasons Singapore has some of the most extensive sporting facilities in the city, with two outdoor swimming pools, four indoor tennis courts and 24-hour fitness facilities should you feel like pounding the treadmill or lifting...
       
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  • Home to the largest hotel spa in Taipei, the Mandarin’s heat and water experiences include crystal steam showers, sauna, ice fountain, experience showers and a vitality pool. Try a customised aromatherapy facial or the Formosa, which incorporates the...
       
  • One of the grandest and most decadent hotels in the city, Regent Taipei also offers some of the most spacious hotel rooms, with deluxe rooms sized at 45 sqm and suites starting at 65 sqm. Book into an executive room you can enjoy cocktails in the Taipan Club...
       
  • This 84-room boutique hotel provides a blissful respite from the city with its sleek combination of Asian minimalism and European chic, as evidenced by the art deco-style lounge on the first floor. The hotel’s Smart_life phone, a pre-paid...
       
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  • As you’d expect from W, there’s plenty of eye-catching design details at their Taipei property, including animal sculptures inspired by Chinese zodiac characters in rooms, while its signature Wet and Woo bars continue to attract a young, hip crowd who can now...
       
  • The tallest hotel in the city at 43 stories is a heady mix of east meets west, featuring artworks inspired by classical Sung Dynasty pieces and marble bathrooms. Don’t-miss dining experiences include a trip to Shang...
       
  • Located directly adjacent to Taipei 101 with the Taipei World Trade Centre and International Convention Centre nearby with two MRT stations within easy walking distance, this hotel is all about strategic location. With 853 newly refurbished rooms from standard...
       
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  • Details like a Philippe Starck desk chair, Bang & Olufsen CD/audio system, Montblanc stationery set in each of the 60 guest rooms are sure to go down well with guests at this chic boutique hotel. No wonder, then, that it’s located in one of the city’s most fashionable...
       
  • This striking hotel featuring a geometrically-shaped façade is designed around a black and white colour theme, with twin rooms measuring in at 28 sqm and double rooms 32 sqm, each of which is equipped with an illy coffee machine and free mini bar. The hotel features...
       
  • A member of the Design Hotels family, Humble House Taipei is anything but, with its own in-house art gallery, heated outdoor pool and chic suites serviced by butlers. The hotel is a champion of green policies and is an LEED-Diamond Certified Green Building, with almost...
       






   
 

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