Compiled by Karen Martin and Obed Napitupulu

The best reason to travel is to embrace the new. Chic locations; stylish events; our ultimatehit-list for the in-the-know traveller.

Hotel Santika Bandung, Indonesia

Untitled9Centrally located in Bandung’s Riau district, Hotel Santika Bandung is just a 20-minute drive away from Husein Sastranegara International Airport and within a short walking distance of Bandung’s trendiest shops and cafés. Green environs provide a lush and tranquil setting for the hotel’s 76 contemporary-styled rooms and suites. With a large outdoor pool, fitness centre and comprehensive business amenities, including a 24-hour business centre, a technology helpdesk and secretarial services, Hotel Santika Bandung is an ideal and convenient base for a leisurely getaway or business stay. www.santika.com/santika-bandung

Aerowisata Grand Hotel Preanger,
Bandung, Indonesia

A historic icon of Bandung, Aerowisata Grand Hotel Preanger is beloved for its art deco charms conceived by Dutch architect C. P. Wolff Schoemaker in 1929 with assistance from a young Sukarno. While preserving its colonial grace, the hotel has recently completed substantial renovations to upgrade its lobby, swimming pool, Preanger Brasserie restaurant, luxurious Naripan Suites, Naripan Lounge and Grand Ramayana Ballroom. A new addition, the Preanger Museum, has also been launched to celebrate the hotel’s historic moments since its opening day over 80 years ago. www.aerowisatahotels.com

 

Holiday Inn Bandung, Indonesia

Holiday Inn Bandung’s 186 modern guestrooms are complemented by equally modern business facilities. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout all guestrooms and the 13 meeting spaces. For those who want to mix business and pleasure, book an executive room and you can enjoy complimentary cocktails served in the Executive Lounge. Or close a deal over a relaxing round of golf at the nearby Bandung Giri Gahana golf course in Jatinangor. And let the stress melt away at the end of the day with a relaxing massage at Tea Tree Spa. www.holidayinn.com.

Malaysia’s Iconic Experience

Untitled11 A trip to Malaysia is incomplete without a visit to Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), a 100-acre entertainment and business complex. Spend the day taking part in a variety of fun activities for the whole family. The Observation Deck is the best place to start, where expansive views of Kuala Lumpur can be enjoyed from the 86th floor of the city’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Take a lift down to the Suria KLCC Shopping Centre for a world-class shopping experience with brands like Chanel, Anya Hindmarch, French Sole and more. The nearby 865-capacity Dewan Filharmonik Petronas – Malaysia’s first purpose-built concert hall – is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and has hosted many of the world’s top artists and orchestras in resplendent concerts. Additionally, Aquaria KLCC, Galeri Petronas and a selection of 5-star hotels ensure your visit to KLCC will be a fun-filled, educational and family-friendly experience. www.myiconic.klcc.com.my

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Novotel Citygate Hong Kong

Untitled13 Close to Hong Kong International Airport and the city centre, this contemporary, minimalistdesign hotel has 440 stylish rooms and suites with spectacular airport, sea and mountain views. Guests on the Premier floors can enjoy a panoramic view overlooking the Ngong Ping Cable Car and airport from the Premier Lounge. The four restaurants include Essence, serving Asian fusion cuisine prepared in the open kitchen with a variety of cooking stations; and Olea, offering a genuine Mediterranean dining experience, featuring a variety of tapas, home-made pizza and other daily specials from the region. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool and 24-hour gymnasium. www.novotelcitygate.com 


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