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A highly-anticipated Ritz Carlton Reserve, Higashiyama Niseko Village, is now ready to welcome guests to Japan's first-rate winter wonderland of Niseko in the country's northernmost island of Hokkaido, offering an exceptional escape for guests seeking personal and physical exploration. The resort, owned by YTL Hotels, is a stunning ski-in/ski-out property that interweaves the highest level of personalised service and care with the charm of Japan’s local history, culture and cuisine. Higashiyama Niseko Village is only the fifth Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world, and the very first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan.  Higashiyama Niseko Village features 50 elegant guest rooms and suites appointed with refined amenities. A sense of cultivated beauty infuses all the spaces in the resort, with natural polished marble, fragrant cedarwood and flame brushed finished granite. Its culinary ethos focuses on the philosophy of “shun”, the celebration of seasonal produce harvested at its peak. Guests can expect delectable cuisine that mirrors the seasons with the finest locally sourced vegetables, prized cuts and seafood served at Yukibana, or quintessential dining experiences at Sushi Nagi that observes the omakase tradition of entrusting the “Itamae”, or head chef, with his delicate creations. Customised cocktails, single malts and local brews may be savoured by the fireplace at Ume Lounge, with an eclectic array of Izakaya-style dishes. Higashiyama Niseko Village is only the fifth Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world, and the very first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan. For more information and reservation enquiries, please visit or email 

In southeastern Vietnam, Azerai Ke Ga Bay, an elegant and secluded oceanfront retreat, is now ready to welcome you to the days of serenity. Boasting elegance in the minimalist design, plus its precious surroundings like pristine ocean, Ke Ga island and soaring sand dunes, this is the place for the getaway of your dream. The 46-key resort, a combination of suites and private-pool suites, succeeds Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa on the same site following an extensive renovation, and is located 180 kilometres east of Ho Chi Minh City on a sweeping five-kilometer white sand beach overlooking the East Sea. Aside from the natural glamour of the setting, the Azerai Spa elevates the pleasure of staying here with 10 private treatment rooms and modern hydrotherapy facilities. The Terrace, The Dining Room and The Living Room provide a variety of dining and lounging options, including both indoor and outdoor settings with views of the beach and relaxed poolfront tables for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The culinary team crafts an array of local delicacies, with a focus on plentiful offerings from the sea. Azerai Ke Ga Bay marks the brand’s first beach resort, and follows Azerai La Residence, Hue, a historic city resort overlooking the Perfume River in Vietnam’s former imperial capital, and Azerai Can Tho, a peaceful retreat set on a lush islet in the Mekong Delta. Visit for more details.

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives will be ready to welcome guests back to experience the unparalleled stay in a turquoise paradise from 5 December 2020 onwards with heartwarming safety measures. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a gorgeous getaway with your friends, or aquatic adventures, The Standard awaits with special reopening packages. With its 115 overwater and beach villas, you can just unwind at your beautiful room or enjoy vibrant activities such as dancing under the largest disco ball in the Maldives at the Beru Bar, moonlight movie screenings with cocktails on the beach, the acclaimed Standard Hollywood style pool and beach parties, and a lineup of festive Christmas and New Year’s workshops, celebrations and culinary delights. Travelers have been returning to the Maldives in steadily increasing numbers since mid-July due to its successful handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its remote location and strict health guidelines, set by the Maldivian Ministry of Health, have made it one of the safest remote areas of the world. The Maldives is currently open to visitors from all countries, and travelers will find their journey to be safe and comfortable. A Health Declaration Form must be filled out and submitted online 24 hours prior to their flight, and then visitors must present a negative PCR test issued within 96 hours prior to the departure from their original destination. As The Standard is a "one island, one resort" paradise – all guests will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine. Also, with "The Maldives Border Miles Program", the first loyalty program of its kind in the world, offers travelers discounts, privileges and other offers. To celebrate its reopening, The Standard offers stays at special rates starting at USD 350 per night and flexible worry-free bookings that allow cancellations up to 3 days prior to arrival with no cancellation fees, available for stays until 23 December 2022. Use our HAPPY HIDEAWAY promotion by booking 5 or more villas to enjoy rates at USD 250 per night. Stay for 14 nights at USD 3,000 or 28 nights at USD 5,000 with our STOWAWAY promotion, with an additional 25% discount on food & beverages. Book by 31 December 2020 for these rates at

Buzzing among art aficionados all over the town, Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 (BAB 2020), the Thai capital long-awaited contemporary art festival has officially opened its curtain under the theme of "Escape Routes". This time around, the mixed-use real estate projects in the heart of the city, One Bangkok and The PARQ, will join in hosting the event by providing venues on their premises, including The Prelude, BAB Box and BAB Café at The PARQ, for the exhibitions of artworks by several acclaimed international artists. Bringing together a lineup of more than 200 contemporary pieces of art from 82 Thai and international artists, Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 will invite visitors to experience, discover and interpret highly emotive and meaningful pieces of art, which can open our eyes to solutions to global issues that affect societies, economies, politics and the environment. The forms of art displayed at Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 encompass a wide variety of mediums including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, installation artworks, videos, mixed media projects, and blueprints. The Prelude, BAB Box in One Bangkok and The PARQ are three of the venues for the Bangkok Art Biennale 2020 out of a total of 10 landmarks in the city. Some of the highlights on display in The Prelude, BAB Box and The PARQ that no art lover should miss are: The Prelude Dusit Thani Province 1 by Prateep Suthatongthai: This artwork investigates the history of Dusit Thani, a utopian city founded on the vision of King Rama VI. The artist explores the structural plan and meaning of the city, reconstructs its blueprints and recreates old photographs of the city through realistic painting techniques.   BAB Box DO A TO MII Doll 1939, Doll 2020 by Lolay: This installation includes paintings and sculptures that embody the physical conditions of society, the community, the city, the country, and the world. The cyborg characters incarnate symptoms that people worldwide endure from the effects of catastrophes like epidemics, political strife and social conflicts. Martyrs: Earth, Wind, Fire, Air by Bill Viola: The video installation depicts four Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire and Water) and their capacity to endure pain and hardships in order to remain faithful to their values, beliefs, and principles. Devi/The River (After Aristide Maillol) by Thanet Awsinsiri: The artwork explores various contexts of the female body as the artist borrows ideas from a world-famous painting Gabrielle Estrées and One of Her Sisters and Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona, reinterpreting them in a way to offer viewers new sensations and perspectives.   The PARQ A Child’s World in the Days of Adults by Narongyot Thongyu: Narongyot Thongyu is invested in “the truth to materials” and revealing their essence. The installation encourages viewers to compare reality with imagination. The artist uses the process of inventing toys as a way to return to his childhood memories. Tooth Clinic by Note Kritsada: Note Kritsada expands on his childhood visits to the dental clinic and takes viewers into a mutually shared experience to open up new perspectives. Rising by Marina Abramović: A VR artwork by Marina

The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts brands, part of Hilton's Luxury Group, recently won 31 awards at the 2020 World Travel Awards across various regional and country categories. Conrad Hotels & Resorts was crowned Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand for 2020, with 15 Conrad hotels clinching notable titles across multiple categories. The Waldorf Astoria brand in China and Thailand also received distinguished accolades. The iconic Waldorf Astoria Bangkok was crowned Asia’s Leading Luxury City Hotel 2020, while Waldorf Astoria Beijing took the top spot of China’s Leading Hotel 2020. The full list of top honours received by Hilton’s luxury portfolio in the World Travel Awards include: Regional Awards Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand 2020: Conrad Hotels & Resorts Asia's Leading New Hotel 2020: Conrad Hangzhou, China Asia's Leading Luxury Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Bangkok, Thailand Asia's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020: Conrad Bangkok, Thailand Asia's Leading Honeymoon Resort 2020: Conrad Koh Samui, Thailand Asia's Leading Luxury City Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Thailand Country Awards China's Leading Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Beijing China's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu China's Leading New Hotel 2020: Conrad Hangzhou China's Leading Resort 2020: Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay China's Leading Beach Resort 2020: Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay China's Leading Family Resort 2020: Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay China's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Presidential Suite @ Conrad Beijing Beijing's Leading Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Beijing Beijing's Leading Hotel 2020: Conrad Beijing Beijing's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Beijing Shanghai's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai on the Bund Shanghai's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai on the Bund Guangdong's Leading Hotel 2020: Conrad Guangzhou Guangdong's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Presidential Suite @ Conrad Guangzhou Sichuan's Leading Hotel 2020: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu Sichuan's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Waldorf Astoria Chengdu Fujian's Leading Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Xiamen Hong Kong's Leading City Hotel 2020: Conrad Hong Kong Maharashtra's Leading Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Pune Japan's Leading City Hotel 2020: Conrad Osaka Japan's Leading Business Hotel 2020: Conrad Tokyo South Korea's Leading Hotel 2020: Conrad Seoul South Korea's Leading Hotel Suite 2020: Penthouse Suite @ Conrad Seoul Philippines' Leading Conference Hotel 2020: Conrad Manila Singapore's Leading Conference Hotel 2020: Conrad Centennial Singapore For more information, please visit

To reconnect with precious nature, to be surrounded by magical scenery, Aman invites you to unwind at 3 exquisite tented camps with every convenience at hand. Aman's "A Camp of Your Own" experience comes with offers that will enable a stay without constraints.   AMAN-I-KHAS, INDIA (A Camp of Your Own is available until May 2021) Set on the threshold of Ranthambore National Park, Aman-i-Khas is a secluded wilderness camp in rural Rajasthan. Designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy, the camp’s 10 Mughal-style tents provide airy living spaces, an expansive bedroom and a light-filled bathing area featuring a deep soaking bathtub and shower. The tent interiors comprise of fresh white linen, cotton drapes and oyster-grey cashmere throws, conjuring up zen-like sentiments of calm. Cuisine at Aman-i-Khas is influenced by its surroundings and utilises ingredients that have been harvested on nearby farms or sourced from one of the camp’s three organic gardens. The Spa Tent is centred around a bubbling fountain and houses two double treatment rooms offering an extensive menu of treatments rooted in the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient form of Indian medicinal healing. Until 31 May 2021, groups catching up with family and friends and desiring a private insight into the destination can now commandeer the camp as their own by booking the 10 tents on an exclusive basis via the new A Camp of Your Own experience. With nature serving as a base for finding balance and rekindling social bonds, guests are invited to enjoy undisturbed seclusion amongst loved ones.   CAMP SARIKA, USA (A Camp of Your Own is available from April until October 2021) Newly debuted Camp Sarika by Amangiri is a luxury encampment surrounded by 600 acres of raw wilderness in the heart of the Utah desert. The camp is located a 30-minute hike, or five-minute drive from Amangiri and overlooks iconic flat-topped mesa rock formations. It is surrounded by five national parks, each offering unique and diverse scenery, as well as numerous national monuments. With just 10 tented-pavilions, the camp enables a unique back-to-nature experience for guests, with a main pavilion and restaurant, two spa suites, one main swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. Serving as a springboard for exploration of the area, the camp offers desert and mountain hiking with its own trail system, morning and afternoon wellness experiences, its own Via Ferrata route and horseback riding, as well as many other adventure activities. Guests are invited to enjoy a deeper immersion in Native American culture every evening, with storytelling and star gazing around the fire pit. Two spa suites at the camp offer relaxation and rejuvenation with an extensive menu of spa therapies inspired by traditional Navajo wellness practices. Yoga and guided meditation are available al fresco, allowing guests to reground themselves within the astounding natural beauty of the camp’s surroundings. Camp Sarika is now offering guests the opportunity to book the remote sanctuary exclusively throughout 2021 for up to 30 people. The ultimate group hideaway, A Camp of Your Own is available on select dates from April to October 2021, for stays of three nights, and enables

Set to reopen on 27 September 2020, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is offering several special stay packages designed for you to make the most of your Maldives vacation.   SUITE & VILLA EXCLUSIVE Be amongst the first to experience the newly refurbished two-, three-, and four-bedroom beach pool residences and two-bedroom over water pool residences, just steps from your own private beach or endless horizon blues whilst perched over the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Wellbeing and fitness are also not forgotten – with each residence outfitted with its own private enclosed spa room and gym. For stays from now until 23 December 2020, book and enjoy savings of up to 30% on these residences. Stay inclusive of daily breakfast and dinner and complimentary dining for children.   THE BEST OF THE MALDIVES AT KIHAVAH PACKAGE A culmination of experiences unique not just to the destination but also exclusively available at this idyllic Indian Ocean retreat, this carefully curated stay package includes three distinct once-in-a-lifetime adventures; snorkelling with manta rays, stargazing at the only over water observatory in the Maldives, and fine dining underwater at SEA, one of the world’s few oceanic restaurants. Valid for stays of six nights or more, choose from accommodation options of a beach pool villa or over water villa on half board consisting of breakfast, and dinner at three restaurants. For stays of up to five nights, the package will include only the underwater lunch experience at SEA. Both packages are valid until 31 October 2021, with rates starting from AED 3,636. TIME FOR ROMANCE AND WONDER PACKAGE Setting the stage for romancing from dawn till dusk, celebrate your journey of bliss with an escape of four nights or more, accompanied by a host of experience designed for two, including: Choice of a beach pool villa or over water pool villa A Dining by Design experience on the beach, catered by your own private chef Champagne breakfast served in the privacy of your villa Stargazing experience at SKY, the Maldives only over water observatory Romantic Slumber Guru night-time ritual for enhancing a restful sleep An array of romantic welcome amenities MALDIVES FAMILY ADVENTURE PACKAGE Embark on an amazing five-night family vacation with dining, resort activities, children’s club and babysitting benefits all packaged into your Maldivian holiday of action-packed adventure. Package includes: Private beach barbeque with the family with a choice of menu selection Four-course family lunch at SEA, the resort’s award-winning underwater restaurant Turtle Quest marine adventure, a two-hour cruise with the family in search of turtles Complimentary activities at Thiththi Boli Kids’ Club for the little ones, including cooking classes, arts & craft sessions and more Complimentary activities in the recreation centre for the adults including yoga classes, Pilates and more Two-hour private babysitting service at your preferred time Welcome kids’ amenity pack for every child Daily complimentary ice-cream for kids Children stay and dine with our compliments Family portrait framed as a departure gift STAY LONGER SPECIAL OFFER Escape to Anantara Kihavah and discover amazing ways to indulge, where the longer you stay, the more you

To cool of the tropical heat in the afternoon, these top-notch hotels and resorts in Asia offer sensational sets of Afternoon Tea, curated by their skillful culinary team, along with engaging experiences unique to each stay.   Thailand - Meliá Koh Samui Luxurious afternoon tea by award-winning executive chef Azizskandar Awang with a selection of premium TWG loose teas and the obligatory scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, as well as more tastebuds-pampering bites. Held every Saturday from 15:00 until 18:00. ON THE MENU: lemon and pistachio éclair canelé de Bordeaux chocolate mousse and strawberry macaroon passion fruit, chocolate croustillant and raspberry egg, mayo and mixed cress grilled brie cheese and cranberry cucumber, dill and cream cheese smoked salmon finger VENUE: Yod Maprao, a stunning room with floor-to-ceiling windows affording spectacular vistas of the resort’s infinity pool and Choeng Mon Beach. PRICES: THB 800 (USD 25) per person (add Nua Prosecco or Moët & Chandon Piccolo for an extra cost)   Thailand - Banyan Tree Samui A heavenly opportunity of having an afternoon tea for two by an infinity pool overlooking the frisky sun-dappled sea. ON THE MENU: English Tea set - Earl Grey, fresh scones and clotted cream Mango Paradise Tea set - mango-flavored eclairs, tarts, mousse, cheesecake, macarons, and more VENUE: The pleasure can be all yours right at your beautiful secluded villa. PRICES: USD 30 - 35 per set   Vietnam - The Anam Cam Ranh The Anam fondles your peaceful afternoon with your beloved one with a set of indulging afternoon tea crafted by professional culinary team who knows so well how to make your day. ON THE MENU: English and raisin scones with jam and clotted cream Bailey’s cheesecake, coconut tart and macaron a ham and cheese sandwich grilled pork belly with mustard seed sauce and mini ciabatta a caprese burger VENUE: At the guest's villa or other scenic locations across the resort of the guest's choosing. PRICES: USD 15++ per person   Vietnam - Banyan Tree Lang Co Banyan Tree Lang Co is very well-known for stunning traditiondal architecture amidst the mountains and the gleaming East Sea. For an ultimate Vietnamese sense, a special set of afternoon tea served in bamboo baskets are served right at your door on a daily basis. ON THE MENU: a choice of premium teas nem lui (pork on lemongrass skewers) banh ngot (sweet cakes) VENUE: At your exquisite villa. PRICES: Complimentary daily for villa guests.   Vietnam - Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Afternoon tea at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is now featuring an all-new selection of all good things you can savour in an afternoon in a stunning setting. ON THE MENU: traditional sandwiches oven-fresh scones scrumptious patisseries signature madeleines an expanded menu of teas from around the world, from bold Assam tea from India to locally produced Vietnamese teas VENUE: Le Club Bar, a bright, airy venue with a timeless feel overlooking the hotel’s garden courtyard. PRICES: VND 690,000++ (USD 30)   Vietnam - Azerai La Residence, Hue In Vietnam’s former imperial capital, Azerai La Residence, Hue boasts its breathtaking architectural finesse, while offering daily afternoon tea with a fascinating will that will leave you relentlessly impressed. ON THE MENU: Traditional Afternoon Tea - mini club sandwiches, mini quiche,

The Vietage has departed for its inaugural journey on 1 July 2020 and now brings luxury railway journeys through the Vietnamese countryside connecting Da Nang and Quy Nhon cities. The Vietage has been developed by Anantara to introduce memorable journeys between Anantara Hoi An and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, a unique Vietnamese luxury travel experience for its guests. The custom-designed opulent carriage, with just 12 reservation-only seats, immerses its guests into the culture, nature and history of the country through the stories of its daily return journey, heralding a new age of glamorous train travel. The Vietage carriage boasts sleek-lined modern interiors, big picture windows and large comfy seats, while a sit-up bar offers a change of scenery and the chance to enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks over conversation with friends, before the main culinary experience.  During the six hour journey, guests encounter a plethora of taste sensations as the countryside rolls by. An exclusively-curated menu evokes the essence of Vietnam with a French twist, through an explosion of creative flavours and local ingredients. Dishes such as Quy Nhon seafood salad, barley risotto and braised Wagyu neck will excite plant, carnivore and seafood lovers alike. Sweet endings come in the form of local Da Lat strawberries, passion fruit tart and a typical French-style crème brulée made with superior Dong Nai chocolate from Vietnam.   A dedicated area with spa treatment chairs offers head and shoulder treatments on the go as the train passes through local villages, rural countryside and stops at a few stations on the way. A one-way ticket aboard The Vietage costs USD 185 per person, including a three-course, pre-ordered meal, free-flow wines, beers and soft drinks, bar snacks and a 30-minute head and shoulder treatment. An à la carte menu also offers premium wines, champagnes and treats such as local caviar and the finest selection of both local and international cheeses, all available for pre-purchase. The Vietage departs from Da Nang every morning at 09:31, arriving at Dieu Tri station in Quy Nhon at 15:43. The return journey departs from Dieu Tri at 17:29 and arrives in Da Nang at 23:01. The Vietage runs for eleven months each year, taking a break during the annual Vietnamese Tet holiday period. Combination accommodation packages are available with Anantara Hoi An Resort and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas for guests to experience each destination and can be booked directly on the website at The Vietage also contributes to the ‘Dollars for Deeds’ programme, in which US $1 per ticket is donated and guests on board are at liberty to make their own contribution. Donations are given to the Kianh Foundation, a not-for-profit charity providing a full-time, customised, special needs curriculum for children with disabilities in the Quang Nam Province of Central Vietnam. For further information, please contact The Vietage team on +84 256 368 6168, or at