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10 Questions: Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser, The Sukhothai Bangkok

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Thomas Schmitt-Glaeser of The Sukhothai Bangkok.

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10 Questions: Anthony Syrowatka, Viceroy Bali

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Anthony Syrowatka of Viceroy Bali.

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8 Hotels Fit For a President

Even though they live at one of the most iconic addresses on earth, the life of an American President is a transient one, clocking up the miles both at home and abroad in their role as Commander-in-Chief. Comfort is of utmost importance during these forays, beginning with the plush interiors of Air Force One, and extending to their choice of hotel.

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Spotlight: Where to Travel in Turkey

Since the first time I visited Turkey as a child, its blend of cultures and friendly locals held me in thrall. As a 12-year-old, the contrast between this exotic land and my home country of Ireland was striking, opening my eyes to a world outside my childhood bubble. Since then I’ve returned many times, amazed at the country’s ongoing transformation as it balances secularism, capitalism and Islam.

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10 Questions: Mohamed Shareef, Mirihi Island Resort

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Mohamed Shareef of Mirihi Island Resort in the Madives.

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The Chef’s 8: Daniel Quintero, China World Summit Wing

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Daniel Quintero of Grill 79 at Shangri-La China World Summit Wing.

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The Chef’s 8: Franz J. Estermann, Vana Belle

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Franz J. Estermann of Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort in Thailand.

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The Chef’s 8: Michael Poutawa, The Peninsula Bangkok

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: chefs. Next in our series is Michael Poutawa of The Peninsula Bangkok.

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10 Questions: Srikant Peri, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Srikant Peri, of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives.

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Spotlight: The Peninsula Bangkok

Since opening its doors in 1998, The Peninsula Bangkok has earned a reputation not only as one of the city’s finest hotels, but also as a jewel of Asian hospitality. With a world-class spa offering, convenient location and distinctive look, it provides the perfect welcome to visitors of the “Land of Smiles.” Read on as we take a closer look at this grand hotel by the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

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