Oriental Residence, Bangkok

Picking a hotel in any city of the world is quite a task; doing the same in Bangkok is nigh impossible. The choice is immense, and even the classy fancy jaw-droppingly stylish ones are relatively cheap for Western budgets. I might never have tried this one if the Shangri-La hadn’t started renovating my favourite Krungthep-wing,…

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The Tokyo Station Hotel

For my latest trip to Tokyo I was faced with having to choose a hotel that was centrally located (whatever that means in a huge city), had all the bells and whistles I want, and satisfied my need for “something special”. Cue The Tokyo Station Hotel! The name does give away part of the surprise…

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