The atrium of Hong Kong's Upper House, with art by Hirotoshi Sawada
Departures Magazine January/February 2011issue is making my passport purr. Looks like I will be booking a trip to Asia sometime this Spring. No coincidence, one of my dear friends is moving to Korea next week. The biggest decision would be - where to lay my head, when not hanging out with her?
There are some extraordinary boutique and series group new hotels in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Shanghai. Amongst them, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, designed by Toni Chi who is the epitome of architectural hauteness domestically and internationally.
Moshe Safdie"s Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore
Breeze, the Asian Restaurant at The Tower Club at Lebua
The Tower Club at Lebua, which sits on the 51st. to 59th. floors of Bangkok's tallest building. Where there's a skybar on the 63rd. floor. So beware of that second round of mojito's!
There's so much to see and do. Modern Asia looks like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York or Palm Beach these days.
The Double Helix Bridge leading to Marina Bay Sands, Fullerton Bay Hotel, Constelaltion Room and lobby of hotel Klapsons
Norman Foster designed wing of the Capella, in Singapore
Sky Bridge, W Hotel Hong Kong and stone exterior of Upper House - Hong Kong
Hong Kong is laden with hotels designed by international architects such as Norman Foster, I.M. Pei and Cesar Pelli.
See you at the airport! Hmmmmmmm. where should I go first?