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HONG KONG Causeway Bay A creative hub of café and consumer culture THE SCENE Neon-lit and dense with high-rises, Causeway Bay fuses the essences of New York, Hong Kong, and Tokyo into one bubbling urban stew, with teenage punks, media typ...
The new 650-foot Seabourn Odyssey is small. From the Sun Terrace on the top deck—an intimate, loungy sort of place with a few dozen woven wicker daybeds and a very intuitive staff (“Bellini?” the waiter asks; “Why, yes,” I reply)—it feels like you...
Thailand During weeklong retreats at the 8,000-square-foot spa at Anantara Si Kao guests focus on treatments and yoga, and relax on white-sand beaches just south of Krabi. China Set high above Victoria Harbour, Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong offers a...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
Food, food, food, food, food. it’s been a month since my intensive two-week tour of Hong Kong restaurants and the non-fat, low-taste yogurt and Whole Foods berries staring back at me from the typical American breakfast table bring to mind a fallen...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
Hours before sundown on Friday, the neon-drenched Kowloon District is already rocking. The weekend action in Hong Kong, as always, revolves around shopping: streets are mobbed, stores are packed, the spirited bargaining over a Rolex sounds like op...
At the new Hong Kong Disneyland (ww.hongkongdisneyland.com), Main Street, U.S.A. comes with a Chinese twist: feng shui–aligned gates open to unveil dim sum restaurants and Mickeys bopping around in red and gold silk jackets. —E.S.
Who needs a disco when the restaurant is the club?These four new places are the talk of Hong Kong. Designer-of-the-moment Andre Fu puts a modern spin on old Shanghai supper clubs at Opia (1/F, 1–5 Irving St., Causeway Bay; 852/3196-9100), inside t...
Ever craved a deep-fried crab claw while lounging in your Hong Kong hotel? Now the Peninsula chain (800/745-8883; www.peninsula.com) is bringing the street to the suite, delivering local pushcart favorites right to your room. Try hot-and-sour soup...
AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, ASIA IS IN A BIT OF A SLUMP. One man's burden, however, is another man's bargain, and Asia's financial free fall has led to some of the most extraordinary deals ever. Tumbling currencies aren't completely to blame. In fact...
When it comes to getting the best price on a hotel room, Smokey Robinson's mama was right--you better shop around. We compared various ways of finding a good rate-booking via the Internet or through a consolidator, calling a hotel-chain 800 number...
If the bed is the heart of a hotel, then the bar is its soul. From the colonial swagger of the Chater Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, to the big-martini, big-cigar bar at Chicago's Four Seasons, the hotel bar is never just an outpost. For t...
Next time you breeze through a great hotel lobby, check out the gift shop. You might notice a change. Packs of chewing gum: gone. Logo T-shirts: not there. Plastic lighters: zippo. In their place, you're likely to spot regional crafts, chic place ...
As Alexander Pope once said, the best way to be pleasantly surprised is to expect the absolute worst. So I had one thing going for me as I prepared to travel to Hong Kong's colossal new airport. My mission was to investigate what the future of air...