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My first massage in Thailand left me speechless. It took place a few years ago, when I passed through Bangkok on my way home from Bhutan. I had several... Read More

high style, few francs A new Paris hotel, the Libertel Quartier Latin, takes its decorative cues from its location at the crossroads of the city's... Read More

Stepping through the doors of the Oriental Bangkok from the exhilarating and exhausting tumult of Bangkok is like entering a calmer, quieter, deeply... Read More

once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment ... Read More

London's Edge Minimalism becomes the Metropolitan, London's latest ode to utilitarian chic. Hotelier and fashion impresario Christina Ong collaborated... Read More

See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. ... Read More

After a bumpy decade marred by the openings of beer bars and mediocre resorts, the southern Thai island of Phuket is regaining its sexy image. Heralding... Read More

Update 1: January 12, 2005 1:36pm EST In the first of his dispatches from Thailand, Asia correspondent ROB MCKEOWN surveys the surreal contrasts of... Read More

"So, what's new in Bangkok?" I ask my friend Rungsima Kasikranund during a recent visit to Thailand's capital. "Spas, Latin dancing, and coffee bars,"... Read More

Here, five hotels that are the latest in seaside luxury: (1) The centerpiece to a resort community on Florida's Gulf Coast, designer David Rockwell's 60... Read More

Asia is filling up with tourists again, and a crop of newly hip hotel bars is welcoming them—and cocktail culture—with fanfare. Here, where to celebrate... Read More

If you think you know Thailand because you've stayed at the Oriental or shopped for handwoven silk at Jim Thompson's, here's a swift kick in the head.... Read More

London's Metropolitan Hotel now has a super-sophisticated Asian twin in the heart of Bangkok. An attractive staff in urban black welcomes guests into... Read More

The first time I visited northern Thailand, I actually started to believe in reincarnation. Only having lived here in a past life could explain the... Read More

Thailand is giving out keys to the kingdom. The Thai government recently inaugurated Thailand Elite, a travelers' club with a $25,000 membership fee,... Read More

The sun is descending over the paddies, casting shadows across the old wooden rice barn and dripping banyan trees. A straw-hatted villager in an indigo... Read More

These days, cultural faux pas in Thailand may be met with more than angry looks from the locals. A spate of recent "abuses" of the Buddha's image by... Read More

Don't you just love it when things cost less than they did a year ago?Well then, love this: • A double room at the Bangkok Oriental (800/526-6566) —... Read More

Travel changes everything: it supports communities, restructures economies, protects environments, and preserves our cultural heritage. In 2008, this... Read More

I returned this past monday from a trip to Delhi and Bangkok, organized around the debut of the new South Asia edition of Travel + Leisure—it’s our... Read More

Thai Airways 791 Economy Class ... Read More

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