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Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa

Avani Pattaya

Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa – A Review The Avani Pattaya has quite a history behind it. Starting off as the Royal Garden Plaza hotel, it then metamorphed into the Marriott for about fifteen years until 2016, when it assumed its present avatar of the Avani, an offering from the…

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La Dolce Vita The Shanghainese Way

Shanghai maglev

Shanghai – A Travelogue Shanghai had long been one of my bucket list items. Hugely influenced by James Clavell as he described it in ‘Noble House and ‘Taipan’, Shanghai has always held the allure of mystery and romance for me in my imagination. I had been to Beijing before and…

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The Park Hyderabad

The Park Hyderabad – A Review True of many of its hotels, the Park Hyderabad too offers a somewhat funky look to its entrance, although the façade itself is unprepossessing. As one enters the hotel through revolving doors, one is faced with the concierge desk, beyond which is some banquet…

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Hyatt On The Bund

Hyatt On The Bund – A Review As the name suggests, the Hyatt on the Bund is situated near the Bund area overlooking the Huang Pu river, which is hugely popular among the Shanghainese themselves. One enters into a very spacious, square-shaped lobby that has an atrium roof. The Hyatt…

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JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai At Tomorrow Square

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai At Tomorrow Square – A Review The JW Marriott Tomorrow Square is without doubt one of the most impressive towers dominating the immediate city landscape and is the eighth tallest building in Shanghai. At 285metres, it is a sleek, vertical tower, which culminates in four sharp-edged,…

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CHAR, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

CHAR, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund – A Review Rooftop Steakhouse and Bar The Indigo brand is the more contemporary, funky offering from the InterContinental (IHG) Group. The Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund lives up to this image and how, with some novel and very modern sculptures and…

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River Drunk, Wanda Reign on the Bund, Shanghai

Food Review: River Drunk, Wanda Reign on the Bund, Shanghai The Art of Chinese Fine Dining To begin this food review, one must needs trace one’s footsteps from the utterly magnificent lobby – a humungous, square expanse of marbled space, featuring one large painting of a Chinese scene in a…

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The Kunlun Jing An

The Kunlun Jing An – A Review To begin this review, one would have to begin with the genesis of the property. For the past thirty years since its inception, this hotel had been the erstwhile Hilton Jing An. However, the state-owned parent company now wanted a more intrinsic Chinese…

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Amari Hua Hin

Amari Hua Hin – A Review The Amari Hua Hin does not have a very prepossessing façade, however, the interiors are cool and refreshing. The lobby is an oblong-shaped room, done up in white and deep blue that somehow gives out a very welcoming vibe. An overhanging decoration in red,…

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So Sofitel Bangkok

So Sofitel Bangkok – A Review Six years into its opening, the So Sofitel Bangkok can still be considered a relatively new property. The hotel prides itself on its bold approach to design and indeed, offers a funky, contemporary look effortlessly that is quite a delight to behold. There are…

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