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Hotel Metropole Hanoi Cuts Ribbon on...

One of Indochina’s most storied bars emerges this week from a two-month renovation that’s increased its seating capacity by one-third, introduced a new live-cooking station and doubled-down on its commitment to cocktails and fine wines. Le Club at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi now seats 120, up from 90, in a completely revamped space anchored by a new marble bar…. Continue »

A pampered weekend away in Nusa Dua

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua is the ideal resort to escape for a weekend of pampering. David Trauts takes the trip with his companion, Blondie, to say ‘Bonjour’ to all the indulgence the new resort has to offer. Sometimes any excuse will do. We hadn’t had a holiday for way too long and before we knew it the decision was made,… Continue »

Bali Brunch

Sofitel weekend chic After so much success with their Sunday brunch in the past year or so, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, has added a day, revamped some of the dishes and stations on offer and called the weekly gastronomic affair, The Weekend Chic Brunch. The poolside Cut Catch Cucina (CCC) restaurant has again outdone itself bringing brunch to… Continue »

A Tale of Two Capitals: Hanoi and Hue

Culture, history and romance come together in a new spring package. Continue »

Metropole Hanoi Authenticates Lunar New...

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is transforming the ‘street’ through its open-air courtyard into a traditional Vietnamese market in anticipation of the Tet lunar new year. Continue »

The Bangkok Angels

THAILAND Bangkok Text: David Trauts The excitement is building as an old buddy and I board the Air Asia flight heading for Don Mueng airport Bangkok from Jakarta. Bangkok is one of my favorite cities in Southeast Asia and I’m looking forward to getting back – this time single and ready to mingle in the City of Angels. First thing… Continue »

Three Nights of Luxury Over 100 Years...

VIETNAM Hanoi The Hotel Metropole Text: David Trauts “There is no doubt that the Hotel Metropole is a living, breathing museum.” The Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, Vietnam, is literally steeped in history. History is everywhere; you can smell it, you can touch it, and you can live it. Since opening over 114 years ago, the hotel has seen and been in… Continue »


If anyone didn’t notice, Nikki Beach Bali is now open. It’s the brand’s 12th permanent beach club and restaurant location in the world and located on the beach at the 5-star Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Nikki Beach Bali is a multifaceted, picture-perfect beachfront venue with stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Adorned with plush, all-white sun beds… Continue »

Blue Lagoons

In 1979, a group of Japanese divers sailing the western fringes of the Philippines chanced upon a place of heart-stopping beauty – the Bacuit Archipelago. Continue »

Colonial Architecture

Asia is a dynamic part of the world and home to some of the globe’s largest economies. So it’s no wonder that its city architectural persona is defined by towering skyscrapers and multi-million dollar flagship commercial structures. But for many Asian cities, the architectural heritage of past powers plays an equally important role, anchoring history and contributing to a sense of identity in the face of the modern world. Continue »

Metropole Opens Wartime Memorial

Recently discovered Hanoi bunker anchors ‘Path of History’ hotel tour. Forty years after the bombs stopped falling on Hanoi, and less than one year after a chance discovery of an air-raid shelter in its back garden, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi cut a red ribbon on the excavated bunker on May 21 as the anchor attraction in a new Path of History tour. Continue »

Metropole Debuts Le Balcon and...

In time for its 110th anniversary, the landmark Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is on the verge of two significant debuts; a complete reconstruction of the Bamboo Bar, and a new 300-square-metre rooftop garden lounge, Le Balcon. Continue »