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Jun 6, 19, 6:29 am
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Posted By chinmoylad

Very nice! Many congratulations. Just got...

Very nice! Many congratulations.

Just got back from Singapore (7 nights) + Langkawi (4 nights).

Next confirmed trip is Bali for a travel event in November, will likely extend Bali for a couple...
Jun 4, 19, 10:30 am
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Views: 1,755
Posted By chinmoylad

Looks like it's just next to the Four Seasons -...

Looks like it's just next to the Four Seasons - from the team there, I've heard parts of the property are in quite a bit of disrepair and it was prematurely reopened (basically, they were scheduled...
May 28, 19, 5:50 am
Replies: 1,463
Views: 204,378
Posted By chinmoylad

Arguably the best view of HK is from the same...

Arguably the best view of HK is from the same vantage point, but much higher up (there's a point up in Braemar Hill where local photographers go to for sunset/skyline pics):

It's this view:...
May 15, 19, 5:31 am
Replies: 270
Views: 39,069
Posted By chinmoylad

No, it's still worth doing. People will have...

No, it's still worth doing.

People will have less than ideal experiences from time to time, it happens. Even I had a relatively subpar experience there for an Aman, albeit none of the same...
May 3, 19, 3:04 am
Replies: 687
Views: 135,939
Posted By chinmoylad

Speaking of Amanoi - here are some exclusives: ...

Speaking of Amanoi - here are some exclusives:
- USD 100 credit per room on Activities during stay
- Complimentary *upgrade at the time of booking, subject to Hotel’s availability...
Apr 30, 19, 10:19 pm
Replies: 220
Views: 32,428
Posted By chinmoylad

Yea - I think the price points at the entry level...

Yea - I think the price points at the entry level rooms aren't too different to what you'd pay entry level at Aman for most of the year (albeit at Soori, you'll have a private pool). But once you...
Apr 30, 19, 12:17 pm
Replies: 220
Views: 32,428
Posted By chinmoylad

This was experienced/written by my colleague...

This was experienced/written by my colleague (disclaimer, he was hosted etc etc), so not creating a full separate thread for it but full review of Soori Bali is here:...
Apr 29, 19, 10:44 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,000
Posted By chinmoylad

I've visited both Maikhao and Layan and much...

I've visited both Maikhao and Layan and much prefer Layan in almost every way.
Apr 26, 19, 11:28 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 11,118
Posted By chinmoylad

If only the Anantara were in a good location it...

If only the Anantara were in a good location it would be a clear winner after Aman for within town.

I can't say I particularly liked either (Belmond or Park Hyatt) very much - if I had to go back...
Apr 25, 19, 8:33 am
Replies: 72
Views: 11,118
Posted By chinmoylad

Quite a few hotels/resorts (typically...

Quite a few hotels/resorts (typically boutique/independently run, upscale) that are opening up on the outskirts of Siem Reap following Zannier Hotels' Phum Baitang.
There's The Beige as you...
Apr 24, 19, 5:19 am
Replies: 183
Views: 19,985
Posted By chinmoylad

GM is Christophe Olivro, formerly of Amangiri and...

GM is Christophe Olivro, formerly of Amangiri and most recently Amanpulo.
You can also drop him a note re Amanfayun, as he is the Area Director for Aman China.

Also, unanswered emails for 3 weeks...
Apr 23, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,486
Posted By chinmoylad

Also lived in Shenzhen for three years (though...

Also lived in Shenzhen for three years (though not really - Hong Kong, and thus home, is too close; I'd do Shenzhen during the week, Hong Kong on the weekends - plus, I never had a 'home' in...
Apr 20, 19, 11:40 pm
Replies: 220
Views: 32,428
Posted By chinmoylad

I personally thought 3 nights was far too few for...

I personally thought 3 nights was far too few for Amanjiwo - there is so much to do, but a lot depends on interests (and also your flight timings of course). By the time we arrived to the resort it...
Apr 19, 19, 6:38 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,486
Posted By chinmoylad

I also enjoyed my stay at the Marriott in Nanshan.

I also enjoyed my stay at the Marriott in Nanshan.
Apr 18, 19, 8:03 am
Replies: 1,463
Views: 204,378
Posted By chinmoylad

If you want an actual harbour view, you really...

If you want an actual harbour view, you really should not stay at the St Regis - I don't know how to upload the pic from my phone to FT but if you're on Instagram I can send it to you (the view from...
Apr 18, 19, 1:42 am
Replies: 687
Views: 135,939
Posted By chinmoylad

That's not Goga Peak, looks a bit further down. ...

That's not Goga Peak, looks a bit further down.

Goga Peak pics in the 360 here (sorry, can't embed the 360 here - or not sure how to):...
Apr 18, 19, 1:39 am
Replies: 1,463
Views: 204,378
Posted By chinmoylad

I really like the bar atop the Sheraton too. ...

I really like the bar atop the Sheraton too.



It helps when you own the land, AND the hotel brand...



Only the corner rooms have harbour views, and even then only really on one side (the...
Apr 16, 19, 7:56 am
Replies: 1,463
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Posted By chinmoylad

Currently at The Four Seasons in Hong Kong. The...

Currently at The Four Seasons in Hong Kong.
The hotel needs a bit of a refresh - everything is actually in great condition, really well maintained for the most part, but it just feels like now would...
Apr 14, 19, 11:59 am
Replies: 1,463
Views: 204,378
Posted By chinmoylad

Never stayed at JW Marriott but it's very much a...

Never stayed at JW Marriott but it's very much a business hotel.
I didn't enjoy my stay at Island Shangri-La. Very old rooms, huge, huge hotel with lots of tourists (and locals) in and out. And the...
Apr 13, 19, 12:43 am
Replies: 1,463
Views: 204,378
Posted By chinmoylad

Nice pics! On that note, St Regis Hong Kong is...

Nice pics! On that note, St Regis Hong Kong is now open: https://www.thesuitelife.com.hk/st-regis-hong-kong-opens-april-2019/

I was allowed to take photos for my visit but couldn't release them...
Apr 11, 19, 9:54 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,432
Posted By chinmoylad

There's a separate shaded area in the overwater...

There's a separate shaded area in the overwater villas (there are two 'outdoor' decks) but yes, agree on the rest.

I am not sure why the increase in rates...my colleague was there over Chinese New...
Apr 11, 19, 6:39 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,432
Posted By chinmoylad

Those are quite some rate hikes...and added...

Those are quite some rate hikes...and added charge for transfers too? Yikes.

You could just about argue re: value for money with most things being included for the earlier rates.

Anyway, my...
Apr 5, 19, 10:49 pm
Replies: 647
Views: 111,768
Posted By chinmoylad

CX901 lands in Manila at 11:00 and that's enough...

CX901 lands in Manila at 11:00 and that's enough time to make the 13:00 (even accounting for a ~30-45 min delay).
Apr 5, 19, 11:21 am
Replies: 3,813
Views: 447,516
Posted By chinmoylad

Oops! I meant to say The Fleming, not The...

Oops! I meant to say The Fleming, not The Pottinger (though I am looking at The Pottinger for another staycation too). Will certainly be in touch, thanks!
Apr 5, 19, 5:08 am
Replies: 1,513
Views: 331,960
Posted By chinmoylad

See you in Hong Kong then ;)

See you in Hong Kong then ;)
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