The Green Hotel

Not only is this a beautiful hotel, it is also a model for sustainable tourism, with all its profits distributed to charitable and environmental projects in India. Each room is furnished with unique Indian arts and crafts. Their strict environmental policies also mean there’s no television or air conditioning. Rates start at INR3,250 (S$73).

Banyan Tree Bintan

Award-winning homegrown hospitality brand Banyan Tree is overhauling one of its earliest resorts (which originally opened back in 1995) and the revamp is set to be complete March 2013. On-site, there’s a conservation lab—helmed by an environmental naturalist and two wildlife rangers—which offers nature walks and bird watching. Situated on Tanjong Said beach, the getaway’s […]


The buzz: Indian luxury resort wear label Pashma, renowned for the premium fabrics used for its signature scarves and apparel, opens its fourth and flagship boutique in Raffles Hotel. The vibe: Befitting the brand’s DNA, the warm interior has an inviting ethnic resort feel with an earthy color scheme of brown, grey and green, making the exuberantly colorful collections pop against the neutral backdrop. The goods: […]

Ritz-Carlton Beijing

This luxury hotel includes six food and beverage outlets, a spa and fitness center as well as 305 rooms. It is also conveniently located near cultural attractions including Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven.

Interview: Joe Labero for Incanto

Joe Labero, the award-winning magician starring in blockbuster magic show Incanto, talks about his entry into the profession, performers he admires and his devoted fans.

Top 10 Eco-friendly Retreats in Asia

Eco-geeks will love these retreats that are constructed with sustainable materials and powered by solar energy, as well as promote local crafts and produce.