Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Luxury Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

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The breathtaking surrounds of Malaysia provide the perfect backdrop for luxurious hotels in Kuala Lumpur. Whether you’re planning a short vacation or want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, there is no beating these magnificent, luxurious, world class accommodation options. For some inspiration, when finding the perfect home away from home in Kuala Lumpur, you can’t go past these luxurious hotels.


Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Located in the vibrant surrounds of Jalan Bukit Bintang, the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur is a representation of five star luxury at its finest. Within walking distance of the hotel are various world class shopping districts, including the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and the Starhill Gallery. While the surrounding regions of the hotel offer all of the finest features of Kuala Lumpur, guests needn’t leave their rooms to experience true luxury.
The ‘Presidential Suite’ crème de le crème of hotel rooms and sets the standards for all other competitors in the industry. Guests staying in the ‘Presidential Suite’ will be left in awe by the sheer enormity of the rooms, commonly used to host private meetings of business professionals. Only the best services are provided to those staying at the hotel, with all-inclusive options of buffet breakfast, all day snacks, access to private library and theatre, along with various dining facilities available.

Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur

If you’re looking for sophistication and elegance, there is no beating the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur. Laying eyes upon the entrance to this magnificent hotel, it is easy to see that guests will be treated to only the finer things in life. The dining facilities at the hotel are some of the best in the world, as five star chefs produce the perfect fusion of western and eastern flavours. There are more than five dining options at the Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, including various Asian inspired restaurants and charming pubs, perfect for a relaxed afternoon.
The rooms, facilities and amenities at the hotel are truly some of the best in Kuala Lumpur, if not the world. The Intercontinental has shown that luxury and ambience can be perfectly infused with the comforts and relaxation of a home away from home.

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

The most spectacular views of the city can be seen from the comfort of your world class suite or the surrounds of the hotels infinity swimming pool. Offering breathtaking sights of The Patronas Towers, in the heart of this vibrant city, the ‘Premium City View’ rooms at the Mandarin Oriental provide the upmost in elegance and indulgence.
The Spa and Wellness Centre on the hotel grounds provides the perfect means of relaxation for guests. Whether you fancy indulging with a luxurious massage or prefer the sound of a customised aromatherapy facial, you’ll be in for a treat with a trip to the spa.

If you’re planning your next holiday and are considering a luxurious escape to the pristine surrounds of Malaysia, book flights to Kuala Lumpur to discover true beauty today. Discover the breathtaking sights of the Patronas Towers and uncover some of the best shopping districts in the world.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Luxury Travel into Bali: 5-star Hotel or Private Luxury Villa ?

Bali, the island of Gods, the tiny resort destination in the middle of Indonesia is home to a growing number of luxury travel options from the fancy luxury hotels to the most luxurious villas for rent.

Seminyak, the Saint-Tropez of Bali, has indeed more than 300 villas for rent, all located around the famous Jalan Oberoi, the shopping and fashion street of Bali. Seminyak is also home to the best hotels such as the W or the Oberoi (photo of the new W Seminyak below)



So when staying in Seminyak, should you go for one of these 5-star hotels or for a Private Villa in Seminyak?


There are different things to consider, but, at the end of the day, renting a luxury villa will for sure get you more space, privacy and value for your money, as compared to staying in a Hotel. The reason is that, for the price of 2 luxury hotel rooms in a branded property, you can get a large, 6 bedroom, luxury Villa at the heart of Seminyak such as, for example the Villa Chocolat in Seminyak. This kind of Villa comes with full privacy obviously - but also with a range of personalized services - always hard to get in a 300-room hotel. Not to mention the saving on Food & Beverage you will get in your Private Villa where your Chef will do local shopping for you and your guests.

Having this in mind, always look at one of the villa specialist website before you make any booking in Bali !


Monday, June 18, 2012

London 2012


Since Olympics 2012 is starting soon in a couple of weeks, I was thinking that it would be a good idea to feature London for this week's blog entry. If you are thinking of travelling to London, here's some of the  popular places that you can consider visiting during your trip!

Windsor Castle


Known to be the oldest occupied and largest castle in Europe, Windsor Castle has always been a main attraction for travellers. Get to personally see the official residence of her majesty the Queen, where state banquets are often held. If you are heading there in June or July this year, be sure to catch the Guard Changing Ceremony which happens daily except for Sundays. The Windsor Castle features other attractions such as the St George's Chapel and Queen Mary's Dolls House.



London Eye


The London Eye would be extending its operating hours until midnight during the 2012 Olympic period. It is currently operated by EDF Energy, Britain's largest low carbon electricity producer, which believes in the importance of a cleaner and lower carbon living city. In fact, EDF Energy is also the official sustainability partner for London 2012. FYI, the London Eye can contain 800 passengers per revolution, which is equivalent to 11 London red double decker buses.



London Tower and Bridge




The Tower of London was built in 1078, by William the Conqueror and is one the most visited tourist attractions in the country. Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the London Tower is known to be a historical castle that is once used as a prison, armoury and treasury and is now home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.



Not to be mistaken with the London Bridge, the Tower Bridge is located close to the Tower of London and hence the name. It exist over the River Thames and offers magnificent views of London from the high level walkways. Visitors are encouraged to check out the available tours and exhibits before heading down as there will always be new activities happening at the Tower Bridge Exhibition, ranging from Jazz bands to food festivals.



Madame Tussauds




Though not only available exclusively in London, the Madame Tussauds is still considered one of the must visits places when you are in the city. Moreover, a brand new Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie is introduced at Madame Tussauds London, in which you will be able to feel the special effects from water, vibrations and wind! Visitors would definitely have a fun time witnessing over 300 well known wax figurines, which will keep you entertained for hours.



Hope you enjoy the read! Cheers

Signing off,
Michelle

Sunday, June 10, 2012

World's Coolest Pools

If you are someone who visits the swimming pools or engage in water sports when going for a holiday, you might be interested in knowing some of the world's coolest pools. Some of these pools have a rich history as they existed since ancient times while some other pools are made possible due to technological advancements. Nonetheless, it would be a luxurious experience if you happen to swim in these pools one day.



Utah's Underground Pool

Located just below the grounds of the Homestead Resort, this pool is a 55 foot-high limestone rock dome filled with natural spring waters that are rich in minerals. It is believed to be over 10,000 years old, formed from melting snow that once came from the Wasatch Mountains, after picking up minerals along the way. The magical wonder is, the mineral water is naturally kept warm at between 90 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit.


Lighting is only required during the night as the hole on top allows natural sunlight to enter.

The Homestead Resort has also thoughtfully built a tunnel that goes through the rock wall from the ground level so that visitors can easily access the pool.


Because of the warm water, this pool has attracted numerous scuba diving enthusiasts. In fact it is the only warm water diving destination in the United States. Swimming and snorkelling is also allowed in the waters. 


(via Homesteadresort.com) 



Gellert Baths

One of the most famous Gellert Baths is housed in Hotel Gellert, in Budapest, where it is commonly believed that the mineral spring water have healing powers. Gellert Baths was built in 1918 and once damaged during the World War II. Despite a restoration in 2008, the traditional design used in the Roman times still remains.

There are a total of 13 bath units, both indoor and outdoor, which are all heated up as well. Temperature of the water ranges from 26 degree Celcius to 38 degree Celcius.



(via gellertbath.com)



Nemo 33

Titled the 'World's Deepest Swimming Pool", Nemo 33 is constructed  by a diving enthusiast named John Beernaerts, who was keen on searching for an ideal venue for fellow scuba-diving lovers.


It may look just like any other swimming pool from the ground level but what lies beneath is 2,5000,000 litres of non-chlorinated but highly filtered spring water of about 30 degree Celsius. The pool has 2 flat platforms; one at the 5m depth level and the other at the 10m level, followed by a circular shaped pit that is 33m below water surface.



(via anvari.org) 


The clubhouse now has set up a diving school that offers various diving courses and a dive shop that sells professional diving equipment. In fact, it is getting popular for film productions as well!




Hope it gets you interested in some of these coolest pools in the world. After all, the expectations of swimming pools are getting higher as strong competition kicks in. Personally, infinity pools are my favourite. Even if guests do not swim in them, the presence of an infinity pool alone adds on to the aesthetics of the place, don't you think so? ;) 





Signing off,

Michelle 







Sunday, June 3, 2012

Underwater Hotel Room, Maldives


Hi readers,

Today I will be featuring a luxury accommodation provider, The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort which houses 79 beach villas, 50 water villas and 21 spa villas with private treatment rooms, spoiling travellers with choices of different breathtaking scenery options.

What makes the resort special is, it also offers a dining space that is declared the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant. The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is built 16 feet below sea level and serves exclusive European and Maldivian-Western fusion cuisine.

(Photo: Conrad Rangali)


Diners will be impressed with the exclusivity this restaurant provides. In fact, advance booking up to 14 days prior to arrival is highly encouraged as only 12 people can be accommodated at one time and children under the age of 12 are not allowed to ensure that everyone gets to enjoy their meal in an unforgettable atmosphere. 


(Photo: Conrad Rangali)

More impressively, the resort has thoughtfully allow the restaurant space to be converted into a private bedroom suite for two during special occasions. 


(Photo: Conrad Rangali)
(Photo: Conrad Rangali)


Quite a perfect location for weddings and honeymoons.

If not, the resort is also great for a holiday get away as there are countless of activities to engage in. Maldives have been well known for its clear turquoise waters which makes it an ideal location for water sports such as snorkelling, windsurfing, scuba diving and canoeing. The resort also organizes mini-submarine rides for 2 passengers, in a 30-minute interval.

Hotel rates start from US$815 per night, per couple.

(via: gizmag.com)



Looking for other resorts in Maldives? Feel free to browse through the hotels and resorts that are listed at Greenty, the first green travel guide. Also, do check out its blog here

Signing off,

Michelle

Monday, May 28, 2012

Hello Kitty airline

Next time you see an aeroplane flying in the sky, try spotting Hello Kitty among the clouds.

Eva Air, an airline company based in Taiwan, has recently launched several Hello Kitty themed Airbus A330-300 air crafts, catching the attention of Hello Kitty fans from all over the world. These air crafts started off by only flying between cities Taiwan, Shanghai, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Guam; a collaboration with Sanrio, the Japan company that created and owns the Hello Kitty brand.

The experience starts right when you check in.

Pink and white check-in booths that welcomes you before you board the plane. 

 


The customized boarding pass.




Even customized Hello Kitty passports!



In fact, for every different city you visit via the airline, a different stamp design would be inked on it. Eva Air has initiated a program in which guests can win Hello Kitty souvenirs when they manage to collect all of the stamp designs within a year.

Interior design of the plane:



It is impressive how Eva Air has managed to incorporate the designs of Hello Kitty into so many areas of the air craft, including the meals served to passengers;





Served by pretty air stewardesses donned on with Hello Kitty aprons.


and even toilet amenities.



There are currently only 3 designs of the air craft:


Hello Kitty with Magic Stars,




Hello Kitty Around the World,




and Hello Kitty Loves Apples, inspired by the character's favourite food.




 
Of course, with such personalized designs and service, you would not expect a budget price. Check out Eva Air's prices at their website here.


Just wondering, will males avoid travelling in such an aircraft, decorated with a feminine touch? Feel free to share your thoughts through the comment box (:


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Travel on the roads, the luxurious way

What is your perception of a road trip? Due to the advancement of technologies, road trips will never be the same again. Begone boring driving on the never ending highways with limited entertainment options. Here some photos of luxury buses; enjoy!


It may look like a normal bus from the outside...

But check out the storage compartment:


Huge enough to store your car.

Here are the interior designs:



Exactly like how a house would look like.




The living room and kitchen area, equipped with a sofa, massage chairs and complete cooking equipment.








Impressive, issn't it?

Stay tuned on this blog for more updates about luxury travel.

Have a good day!