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Celebrate spring among blossoms

The Hotel Century Southern Tower’s annual spring party plan through the end of April is perfectly timed to coincide with the blossoming of someiyoshino and yaezakura cherry trees, so guests can experience all the beauty that spring in Japan has to offer. The hotel is serving a wide variety of ...

Luxury serviced residence offers comfort of home

Mar 24, 2017

Luxury serviced residence offers comfort of home

Visitors to Tokyo will soon be able to enjoy a luxurious accommodation experience at an exquisite serviced residence in Otemachi, the capital’s business and financial hub. The Ascott Limited, one of the leading owner-operators of serviced residences, will launch Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo on March ...

Taiwan: Where Japanese go to feel at home on vacation

Mar 18, 2017

Taiwan: Where Japanese go to feel at home on vacation

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Asia is brimming with exciting travel destinations. Each country is like a world unto itself, with new languages and customs to learn, food to try and experiences to have. Like everyone else, Japanese take vacations for any number of reasons, but the majority seem ...

Myanmar's ex-colonial capital captivates with faded glory

Mar 18, 2017

Myanmar's ex-colonial capital captivates with faded glory

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On the stairway rising to Moulmein’s great Buddhist shrine, the visiting British writer Rudyard Kipling was inspired to pen one of the most anthologized poems of the English language. About “By the old Moulmein pagoda, lookin’ lazy at the sea/There’s a Burma girl a-settin,’ ...

Welcome spring among the blossoms

| Mar 16, 2017

Welcome spring among the blossoms

“All things Sakura,” celebrating Japan’s blossom-filled spring, will take place at The Peninsula Tokyo from March 25 to April 2. Visitors will find themselves in a hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) wonderland immediately upon arrival, as the hotel lobby is decorated with hundreds of cherry trees. ...

Fresh fruit to celebrate the season

| Mar 9, 2017

Fresh fruit to celebrate the season

The Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto celebrates the approaching spring with a selection of strawberry-themed desserts, featuring amao brand strawberries, through March 31 at the hotel’s lounge inside the Kaza restaurant on the first floor. Guests are invited to partake in an amagoro mousse (¥2,376), ...

Discovering Guatemala's grit and grandeur

Mar 4, 2017

Discovering Guatemala's grit and grandeur

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My childhood home is gone and so is the Chinese restaurant next to it. But my street in the urban center of Guatemala City remains its bustling old self. Buses growl and spit exhaust. Cars race down the narrow one-way street. Stores sell everything ...

Celebrating 7 years with fine fare

| Mar 2, 2017

Celebrating 7 years with fine fare

From March 7 to April 2, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo hotel is inviting guests to celebrate the seven year anniversary of its 36th-floor Pierre Gagnaire restaurant with menu items created for the occasion. Guests will be able to choose from such delicacies as sea ...

Denver's 'Harlem of the West' legacy endures

Feb 25, 2017

Denver's 'Harlem of the West' legacy endures

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The neighborhood was once called “The Harlem of the West.” It’s a place where Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis performed to packed rooms not far from the snowcapped Rocky Mountains. For years, the area served as a haven for black residents who ...