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Luxury in Laos

Situated within a UNESCO World Heritage town, the Alila Luang Prabang resort represents Design Hotel’s new entry into Laos’ luxury accommodation market.

The serene resort, which has been welcoming guests since October, comprises 23 suites, each opening out onto a tranquil private garden with the luxury of either a private pool or outdoor pavilion. Two towers – architectural features of the original design as a Governor’s Mansion – are found in the two corner Pool Suites, providing exclusive access to breathtaking panoramic views across the township towards the mountains.

Fullerton Bay Hotel

Looking for an amazing rooftop bar in Singapore? Look no further than Lantern, the bar atop the new Fullerton Bay Hotel. Sip cocktails as you look out at the monumental Marina Bay Sands and beyond.

Jets Away

The Intercontinental has become the first hotel in Hua Hin to launch its own private air service. Guests are picked up from Bangkok, touch down in Hua Hin and whisked to check-in via limousine. The 35-minute flight is already proving a hit among time-poor hotel guests.

Ship Shape

It might not be setting sail until 2013, but you can reserve your place now. Quintessentially and Kloster and Partners are developing the world’s first floating private member’s club. The exclusive ship will offer 12 private residences (prices from HK$80 million) and a five-star hotel with 250 suites. The boat’s exclusive mapped journey includes a stop at Monte Carlo for the yacht show, Abu Dhabi for the Grand festival and Rio for the carnival.

Bali Highs

Italian jeweler Bulgari first made a foray into hotels in 2004 with a hotel in Milan – and then a spectacular second in Bali in 2006. Both hotels pride themselves on fabulous spa treatments – and there are 8 eight new treatments on the menu. All use the active trademarked ingredient, BVLGARI GEM ESSENCE® developed by experts and instrumental in the new invigorating Bulgari signature massage and the hand and décolleté treatments, specifically linked to Bulgari’s heritage as a jeweler.

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