Tag: hotels

The Maldives Resort Designed Especially for Surfers

The Maldives has long been a dream destination for the rich, famous, in love and newly married, but it’s now starting to attract a new breed of intrepid travellers – surfers. Though you’d be right in thinking beach breaks are pretty limited, with...

Hotel Review: Elements of Byron

Expectations can be both a blessing and a curse when travelling. They can either create a hopeful benchmark for an experience – and a reason for an internal happy dance when exceeded – or they can set an impossibly high bar that will simply never be...

Minor Hotels dive into the European market

If you’ve been following Repeat Traveller for a while, you’ll have noticed we have a bit of a soft spot for the Minor Hotels brand (Anantara, AVANI). We’re slightly addicted. So far we’ve stayed at four of their Anantara properties, two of which you...

Hotel Review: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

When Maureen and Tony Wheeler created the first Lonely Planet guide – Asia on the Cheap – in the 1970’s, they probably didn’t realise the travel revolution they would start. Years later, their publication continues to...

Hotel Review: The Convent Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is one of those destinations that require multiple visits. It’s near impossible to truly appreciate the diverse vineyards, restaurants and attractions of the region in one trip (or two… or five) – especially when...

Hotel Review: Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

I love a good design hotel. Any property that breaks out of the boring cookie-cutter mould to deliver something new or exciting is doing something right in my books. One brand making waves in this space is Aloft Hotels, a part of Starwood. Created...

Where to find street art in Bangkok

Bangkok is internationally renowned as a mecca for food, shopping, and nightlife, but there’s a new reason starting to make a name for itself – street art. Out of the shadows and into the light, Bangkok’s emerging street art scene is one of the...

Hello Kitty hotel rooms launched in Malaysia

Get ready for a cuteness overload! Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Johor – which is part of the Shangri-La Group – has officially launched 12 distinct Hello Kitty-themed rooms. Designed in partnership with Sanrio, the rooms are the first of their kind in...

Shangri-La opens in the city of ice

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has thrown open the doors of its new 344-room Songbei Shangri-La in the Chinese city of ice, Harbin – its second property in this historic city. If you’ve followed Repeat Traveller, you’ll know we...

Anantara opens two new properties

Anantara Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of not one but two shiny new additions to its growing stable this week; Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka and Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman.   Anantara Kalutara Resort is the...