Lotus flowers @jayahouseriverpark What a spectacular hotel.
Impressive luncheon at Paul Dubrule hotellery school, Siem Reap. Salmon roulade w/ mousseline filling, orange Bavarian/bavarois
Noodle Breakfast at the new Viroth’s Hotel. Still soft opening with more rooms yet to be finished, this place oozes retro style! (Just one block from old Viroth’s which will now be rebranded Viroth’s Villa.)
We’d been hearing great things about Shwe Sa Bwe chef training school in Rangoon/Yangon. Founded by Francois Stoupan after stints with Red Cross in Congo and Georgia, he and wife sold their Paris digs to set up this converted 50s villa in the city’s northern suburbs. This spot is a delight, with outdoor seating during […]
We also visited brand-new Frangipani hotel in Phnom Penh, and its popular rooftop bar. Only 6 weeks old. We’ll be lodging here on our next Cambodian tour, to coincide with Pandaw excursion dates.
A passion for collecting is the driving force for this new hotel in central Bangkok’s Dusit, on the Chao Praya river. Just 39 all-suite rooms, geared for the cognoscenti: From French flea market bric a bric, to massive Palaeolithic earthenware jugs from Southeast Asia’s cradle of civilisation in Ban Chiang, to Han through Ming dynasty […]
Attention to detail is what we seek, crave and need. Polished silver and starched napery. The Siam Hotel, Bangkok
Bangkok’s Chinatown is an ever-changing palette, with thriving street side hawker stalls by day and night along main street Thanon Yaowarat. We find ourselves regularly returning to the boutique comfort of Shanghai Mansion hotel, and especially like its courtyard atrium that allows for entertaining outside of the bedroom. All rooms fashioned of Shanghai’s golden retro […]