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Jan 2, 20, 3:16 pm
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Views: 1,067
Posted By MicSanToro

New Aman, Azerai, GHM, JANU & Ahn Luh Resorts - 2020 edition

Within this thread is every rumor and every finding about future openings of new resorts in one of the brands founded by legendary hotelier and Aman-founder Adrian Zecha

The main part of the...
Dec 18, 19, 8:22 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By MicSanToro

One&Only Desaru Coast, Malaysia

One&Only has a new property in the works, scheduled to open March 23, 2020. It is located on Malaysia's Desaru Coast, 50km east of Singapore.

A few details from a Press Release:

"A 128-acre...
Dec 9, 19, 11:20 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,717
Posted By MicSanToro

Not damon88, but Maido and Central are two of my...

Not damon88, but Maido and Central are two of my most memorable dinners ever. Central gives off big Noma vibes and 100% deserves its ranking as one of the world's very best restaurants. Astrid y...
Dec 9, 19, 11:14 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By MicSanToro

I have heard nothing but good things about...

I have heard nothing but good things about Amankora. Great service, beautiful design, overall amazing experience. Everything I've heard has me dying to go myself. If I were you I would do the full...
Nov 30, 19, 9:12 pm
Replies: 308
Views: 63,944
Posted By MicSanToro

What?!! Where did you hear that rumour? That's...

What?!! Where did you hear that rumour? That's crazy!

An acquisition of qualia/Southern Ocean Lodge by Aman would be fascinating (they are both spectacular and exclusive properties with modern,...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Nov 27, 19, 7:55 pm
Replies: 1,953
Views: 229,343
Posted By MicSanToro

Interesting there hasn't been any discussion on...

Interesting there hasn't been any discussion on this yet: https://robbreport.com/food-drink/dining/sukiyabashi-jiro-stripped-of-three-michelin-stars-2883698/

Both Sukiyabashi Jiro and Sushi Saito...
Nov 17, 19, 1:12 am
Replies: 77
Views: 14,420
Posted By MicSanToro

I know. I haven’t ruled out Madagascar completely...

I know. I haven’t ruled out Madagascar completely and Anjajavy is appealing.

Other destinations in consideration are Sundy Praia (São Tomé and Príncipe) and Song Saa (Cambodia, though I have been...
Nov 17, 19, 12:24 am
Replies: 77
Views: 14,420
Posted By MicSanToro

I was doing some brainstorming for an exotic...

I was doing some brainstorming for an exotic beach vacation in a country I (ideally) haven’t visited yet and vaguely remembered there was a luxury private island resort off the coast of Madagascar....
Nov 12, 19, 9:17 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 21,118
Posted By MicSanToro

If you can't swing the Taj Mahal Palace, I would...

If you can't swing the Taj Mahal Palace, I would point you toward the Oberoi Mumbai. It is even located in the same building as the Trident, but you can expect a much better soft and hard product.
Nov 12, 19, 6:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By MicSanToro

Just dug into this a little bit more, having not...

Just dug into this a little bit more, having not previously known about the property. It looks cozy but doesn't scream ski destination to me. If I wanted luxury and skiing in the area...
Nov 12, 19, 2:57 am
Replies: 134
Views: 37,752
Posted By MicSanToro

Behold, the Mesa Pool Suite! A 1500 sq ft room...

Behold, the Mesa Pool Suite! A 1500 sq ft room with a 5m x 4m plunge pool with concrete walls on three sides located in the beautiful state of Utah! It can be yours for $5,800/night (tax incl.)!!!
...
Nov 11, 19, 4:57 pm
Replies: 283
Views: 66,539
Posted By MicSanToro

Comprehensive review of Bisate by a FTer here:...

Comprehensive review of Bisate by a FTer here: https://theluxurytravelexpert.com/2019/02/20/review-bisate-lodge/
Nov 11, 19, 4:48 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 37,752
Posted By MicSanToro

It makes Clayoquot look like a bargain, and that...

It makes Clayoquot look like a bargain, and that is saying something.
Nov 5, 19, 3:37 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By MicSanToro

Good to hear! Despite how great I think the...

Good to hear! Despite how great I think the Rosewood looks, it is probably a smart choice to pass on it for now while they work out kinks in service.

Which room category did you book?
Oct 28, 19, 9:20 am
Replies: 173
Views: 44,657
Posted By MicSanToro

Ooh, White Desert! Can you by any chance do a...

Ooh, White Desert! Can you by any chance do a trip report?! A White Desert voyage is at the very top of my bucket list and of interest to plenty of folks here.
Oct 28, 19, 9:12 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By MicSanToro

Scratch my suggestion for the FS. Go to the...

Scratch my suggestion for the FS. Go to the Rosewood GetSetJetSet!

I have no idea how I didn’t know about this new property but looking at photos it is spectacular. The FS is a solid property, but...
Oct 28, 19, 12:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By MicSanToro

I’ve stayed at the FS twice and, contrary to what...

I’ve stayed at the FS twice and, contrary to what Aventine said, I really enjoyed it (as far as skyscraper city hotels go). The rooms are modern, the views are great, and the service is acceptable...
Oct 9, 19, 11:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By MicSanToro

If you are a CN Traveler reader who takes a...

If you are a CN Traveler reader who takes a vacation every two years and you choose to go to a resort in the Caribbean (for this example, let's pick a Sandals!), you will likely think it is the best...
Oct 9, 19, 11:04 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,312
Posted By MicSanToro

I'll add Lizard Island and Southern Ocean Lodge...

I'll add Lizard Island and Southern Ocean Lodge to that list (and possible O&O Wolgan Valley). They are special properties that are worth the price.

Huge fan of Qualia but have never heard of...
Oct 9, 19, 9:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By MicSanToro

While CN Traveller (UK) still has some...

While CN Traveller (UK) still has some half-decent content (and thoughtful travel guides), I do think that CN Traveler (US) has become Condé Nast...
Oct 8, 19, 10:39 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By MicSanToro

CN Traveler Readers Choice Awards

Tis the season, folks. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards are out for 2019... and the lists are beyond terrible.

For context:
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Oct 5, 19, 2:50 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,667
Posted By MicSanToro

Stayed at the Rosewood last November. Highly...

Stayed at the Rosewood last November. Highly recommend! Great service and beautiful hotel. It was my first time in Cambodia so I can’t compare to other properties in Phnom Penh, but it does stand out...
Sep 26, 19, 2:27 am
Replies: 308
Views: 63,944
Posted By MicSanToro

Agree with this list (Giri, Jiwo, Kila), but...

Agree with this list (Giri, Jiwo, Kila), but would also add Amanoi and Amanzoe. Haven't been to Amankora or Amanpulo yet, but they're top of bucket list and I hope to have the time to get to them...
Sep 23, 19, 9:42 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 12,149
Posted By MicSanToro

I knew they used the Raffles I just didn't know...

I knew they used the Raffles I just didn't know where in the hotel. What I meant was that some of the aerial shots of the city featured the MBS building.
Sep 23, 19, 9:10 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 12,149
Posted By MicSanToro

I told her about my most recent trip to Laucala...

I told her about my most recent trip to Laucala and she responded by asking why I went to Fiji instead of Cancun or Jamaica or The Bahamas. I think, to her, the hotels she reads about the most/sees...
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