Eastern Escapes

With 2011 seeing a steep increase of visitors into Asia Pacific, we take a journey East to discover three of its best cities.

Explore Beijing

Marking their entrance into the region, the luxury boutique hotel group, Grace Hotels will open its first Asian property on 14 September, following the acquisition of the Yi House Hotel in Beijing. Renamed the Grace Beijing, the hotel is located in Beijing’s famous cultural hub, the 798 Art District and offers signature Grace service and contemporary local design.

  

Expert Tours uncovering authentic China are a popular choice for visitors.  Addressing this demand, The Opposite House gives a new perspective on the city with its new motorcycle sidecar tour of Beijing.

 

Hong Kong’s Recipe for Success  

For epicurean explorers, The Upper House has launched a Culinary Journey – a tour of Hong Kong’s colourful wet market with the Chef from its one-Michelin starred restaurant, Cafe Gray Deluxe, followed by a gourmet dinner with locally sourced produce.

             

Bold Bangkok

Travel+Leisure readers voted Bangkok as their ‘Top City’ for 2011 for the third time since 2008. And who could blame them?

Fresh off the heels of hosting the recent 12th Annual World Gourmet Festival, Four Seasons Bangkok has introduced a new Traditional Thai cocktail menu, featuring ingredients to tempt all taste buds, including lemongrass, chilli, mango sticky rice, swirls of coconut cream and local Bangyikhon rum.

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