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The Peninsula Experience: Asian Hospitality

The Peninsula name is synonymous with romance, glamour and style – hotels in some of the world’s most exciting cities, stunning facilities, world-class service and a unique combination of tradition, heritage, innovation and glamour offer guests a hotel stay unlike any other, whether on business or leisure.  In this article from our 3-part Peninsula blog […]

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Trip Tips: 8 Great Resorts in the Maldives

No one needs an excuse to go to the Maldives. But if you ‘d like one, how about a trip in celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8th. Surrounded by blue sea on all sides, these tiny isles in the Indian Ocean are pretty much the perfect place to ponder the wonder of the salt water.

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10 Questions: Rüdiger C. Hollweg, Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for some unique insight and perspective. This week, we talk to Rüdiger C. Hollweg of Kempinski Hotel Haitang Bay Sanya in China.

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City Travel Guide: Hong Kong Cool

Planning a trip to Hong Kong is exciting, yes, but also daunting: so much to see, so much to do, so many things to buy! Writer Rebecca Tay had a full 10 days there and amassed a new list of favorite sights, shops and restaurants. Here’s her guide.

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City Travel Guide: Ethical Elephant Riding, Market Bargaining and Riverboat Dining in Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand, you’ll most likely spend a couple days in Bangkok before heading to one of the many idyllic islands. But don’t overlook the equally engaging Chiang Mai; the second largest city in the country offers just as much to do minus the hustle and bustle of the capital, and is often dubbed the cultural center of Thailand.

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Where to do: The Emperor’s Birthday, Tokyo

An Imperial birthday, a national holiday and an unlocked secret garden—you’re invited.

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12 Hotels of Christmas: Seven Swans-a-swimming at Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur

The gifts given in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” aren’t exactly high on anyone’s wish list (five gold rings being the exception). So we’re taking liberties and reinterpreting the lyrics with the coolest holiday happenings and festive extras at luxury hotels instead. Up next, India gives us seven swans-a-swimming.

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Check-in: Crown Towers at City of Dreams, Macau

In the cacophonous city of Macau, guest blogger Chinmoy Lad finds calm at Crown Towers at City of Dreams. Click in for details and snapshots of his stay.

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City Travel Guide: Macau

Primarily a gambling city, there is more to Asia’s Sin City than meets the eye. Chinmoy Lad finds fabulous food, lively nightlife and a few cultural gems.

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Trip Tips: Taking in the Tokyo International Film Festival 2013

North Americans may associate the acronym “TIFF” with Toronto in early September, but there’s another TIFF in existence. In its 26th year, the Tokyo International Film Festival runs October 17 to 25, and flies in the likes of Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro. Here’s a Cole Notes version of what to know if you’re taking in the event.

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