Crystal takes to the skies with new AirCruises

Crystal Cruises has made the leap from sea to air with the debut of Crystal Skye, an 88-seat Boeing 777 charter aircraft billed as one of the most luxurious in the skies. Operating under the banner of Crystal AirCruises, the custom-fitted plane em

Raffles to close ahead of rebirth

Singapore's time-honoured Raffles hotel will close this month for the final stage of a major redevelopment that will introduce three new suite categories, additional event facilities and a luxury spa. The works represent the third and biggest stag

Syd Sofitel heralds a luxury hotel boom

The October debut of Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has given the city its first new internationally branded five-star hotel since before the 2000 Olympics, signally the start of a boom in luxury developments in the harbour city. A succession of h

Waldorf Astoria for London arch

One of London's most prominent landmarks is set to be reborn as a luxury hotel after a recent agreement between Prime Investors Capital and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. Admiralty Arch, an elaborate Edwardian monument spanning The Mall at

A desert reinvention for Longitude 131

Uluru's luxury desert camp Longitude 131 has added a new Dune Pavilion as part of an extensive renovation, creating a new flagship suite in the style of a contemporary outback homestead. Perched upon the red-sand landscape, it is the first accommo

Luxe the Japanese way

Impeccable service and exclusive experiences define luxury in the new Japan, writes Kristie Kellahan. No discussion of luxury in Japan would be complete without mention of the incredible culinary scene. It sometimes seems that to live is to eat in