W Hotels Brings Bold Energy to Shanghai Fashion Week with New Designer Partnership Just in time for Shanghai Fashion Week, W Hotels Worldwide today unveiled ‘XU ZHI for W Hotels,’ an exclusive capsule collection by XU ZHI to celebrate the opening of the first W hotel in Shanghai. W Hotels teamed up with the cutting-edge […]Read More

Karma Spreads Christmas Cheer Worldwide with Signature 12-Day Celebration

Karma Group recently announced plans to celebrate this year’s Christmas season at four of its boutique properties and resorts worldwide with its 12 Days of Karma, a unique program of holiday-related experiences from December 23 to January 3 with a distinctly cosmopolitan spirit, ushering a uniquely Karma Yuletide tradition. “This year, we have planned our […]Read More


Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort will be holding a Yoga Festival on October 21 and 22 featuring a two-day program that includes a food festival with varieties of vegetarian and healthy food stalls, as well as irresistible ‘wellness stay’ packages. Open for everyone, the Sofitel Bali invites all yoga and wellness enthusiasts to attend […]Read More


Four Master Chefs Wow Diners at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali with an Evening of Flavor and Flair Food lovers were treated to an evening of culinary indulgence last Saturday, 7th October 2017 at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali as four Master Chefs joined forces to conceptualize a dinner of flavor and flair. This […]Read More


Marriott International’s Bold Experiential Brand Arrives in Asia Pacific   Instagram Corner at Moxy Bandung   Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s disruptive hotel brand, is set to make its mark in Indonesia with the opening of Moxy Bandung. Moxy Bandung will boldly reinvent the lifestyle hotel experience to fully embrace today’s Next Generation traveler, giving them […]Read More

El Kabron Announces New Door Policy To Enhance Guests’ Overall

El Kabron Cliff Club in the Uluwatu area announced yesterday a change to their door policy saying, “we are committed to, and renowned for, providing guests with a memorable experience in luxury surroundings, offering the highest calibre of ambiance, cocktails, champagne, wine and cuisine perfectly suited to the iconic sunsets we are blessed with, from […]Read More

AYANA Komodo Resort to Open in 2018

At a gala event at their Jimbaran property, AYANA Resort announced last Tuesday evening to a select group of distinguished travel agents and media a brand new AYANA resort on a pristine, white-sand Waecicu beach just north of Labuan Bajo, Flores. The AYANA Komodo Resort is due to open in the summer of 2018. Just […]Read More

Ayana Launches New Kubu Beach Club Exclusive to In-House Guests

Recently opened in June, with beachfront dining available in August, AYANA takes guests back to a more rustic time in Bali’s legendary holiday lifestyle, with the launch of Kubu Beach Club’s 1960s heritage Bali vibe. Located on one of Bali’s last remaining hidden white sand beach coves, and accessible only through AYANA’s 90-hectare estate, Kubu […]Read More

Champagne and Bordeaux. a visit to world class wine regions

Herman Von Bernhardi has the opportunity to visit two of the most famous French wine growing regions and lives to tell the tale. Arrival at Bollinger The group from Jakarta and Bali. Coming from a wine producing country like Chile and working for a wine supplier in Indonesia for many years, I have had the […]Read More

Bali Chocolate Factory Robert Formsten

A man with a sweet tooth and a taste for chocolate. For quite a while you have been eating scrumptious chocolates from different precious outlets, but there is a humble man behind this party for the palate, making a showing without anyone knowing. S.B. Begin at the beginning. R.F. Robert Formsten, age, sixty five, from […]Read More

Day Trip to Mount Takao, Tokyo

Location: TOKYO – JAPAN Location: TOKYO – JAPAN David Trauts escapes the big city for a break to one of Japan’s most frequented mountain peaks. Tokyo is a big city with people everywhere, in every nook and cranny. 24 million of them. With that amount of people around sometimes you just have to get away. […]Read More

Shibuya Crossing

Location: TOKYO – JAPAN Written by: DAVID TRAUTS With so many people converging on one intersection and district, this is the place, as one of my very well informed colleagues on all things Tokyo, and FRV scribe, Thomas Jones suggested I should stay on my first trip to Tokyo. He wasn’t mistaken, as Shibuya is […]Read More