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Tips & News

Thailand Is Planning to Charge a Tourist Fee in 2022

The fee is intended to fund green travel projects and appeal to a wealthier set of visitors.

white truffle season

Food & Drink

Why All We Want to Eat Right Now Are White Truffles

It’s white-truffle season! Here are some of the best places to indulge in Asia.

world's 50 best 2021

Food & Drink

These Are the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2021

Noma’s second iteration takes the crown and Asia claims 8 slots.

Food & Drink

Here’s What Asia’s Best Chefs Have Been Eating During the Pandemic

In advance of World’s 50 Best 2021, we asked some of Asia’s 50 Best chefs to share their favorite foods.

Singapore DayAway

Hotels & Resorts

Introducing the Daycation, the Newest Trend in Hotel Staycations

From living the hotel suite life to perfume classes and private Pilates, daycations are at the top of our local travel bucket list.

Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 100 Hotels in the World

The top 100 Best Hotels Overall in 2021 as voted by our readers in the World’s Best Awards.

Udaipur

Inspiration

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Cities in Asia-Pacific

For every frenetic and high-speed thoroughfare, there’s a narrow, hidden bylane.

San Miguel de Allende

Inspiration

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 25 Cities in the World

What are you looking for in the top cities in the world? A distinctive sense of place, history, culture and crave-worthy food.

Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 5 Bangkok Hotels

Two new riverfront beauties join beloved classics as the top Bangkok hotels in 2021.

Food & Drink

This Might Be the Sexiest Chocolate-Chip Cookie Recipe in Asia

Bangkok’s favorite bakery shares its CookieClimax secrets in honor of Chocolate-Chip Cookie Day.

Food & Drink

The World’s 50 Best Is Now Honoring Chefs Who Use Their Restaurants to Do a World of Good

The first Champions of Change awardees include Deepanker Khosla of Bangkok’s Haoma.

Hotels & Resorts

These Are the Coolest New Wellness Concepts in Asia

5 luxury brands with new resorts or programs offering high-octane healing in the plushest of places.

Capella Bangkok

Spa

The Best 8 New Hotel Spas in Asia

Because let’s face it: everyone is going to need to recharge on the other side of all this.

Kagi Maldives

Tips & News

The Top 8 New Design Hotels in Asia

We’re obsessed with these über-stylish accommodations.

The Standard

Hotels & Resorts

Here’s a First-Look Preview of the Stunning New Standard Hotel Coming to Bangkok’s Coolest Skyscraper

The Standard is rising to new heights in Thailand — and beyond.

Hotels & Resorts

Meet the Thirtysomething Hotelier Making Four-Stars Cool Again

Thailand’s storied luxury-hotels group Dusit Thani has launched a younger, hipper brand with Asai. We chat with the founder about next-generation travel.

Talad Noi

Culture

This Lively, Historic Bangkok Neighborhood Puts on the Coolest Nighttime Festivals

The melting pot neighborhood of Talad Noi in Bangkok keeps its traditional culture alive. Here’s why you should plan your next visit during one of its vibrant festivals.

Capella Bangkok

Tips & News

T+L It List 2021: These are the best new hotels in the world this year

Presenting the Travel + Leisure It List 2021

Food & Drink

This Company is Hoping to Insert Insects into our Diets

Picture it: you’ll finish that sweaty workout with a satisfying slug of… bug juice?

Hotels & Resorts

This Luxury Hotel Is Turning Kitchen Excess to Healthy Meals and Bottle Caps to Prosthetic Limbs

Did you know that one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok is also one of its most conscientious? Here’s Capella’s blueprint for a green, clean, feel-good urban resort.

Food & Drink

Drink Green: These Are the Most Sustainable Bars in Southeast Asia

These bars reduce, reuse and recycle, plus replant the rainforest on the path to delicious drinks. Here are a few lessons in eco-mixology, complete with climate-conscious cocktail recipes.

Hotels & Resorts

These Are the Top 500 Hotels in the World

The T+L 500 are the world’s best hotels in 2021, as voted by T+L’s discerning readers.

Spa

Keep Calm and Try These Online Wellness Activities

These 5 renowned wellness brands are working out our kinks, imbuing Zen and keeping us fit, all from afar.

Inspiration

Take This Walking Tour Around the Historic Neighborhood of Bangkok’s First Modern Boulevard

Famous Thai writer Kong Rithdee shows us Bangrak and the Charoen Krung Road of his childhood.

Tips & News

Lucky 7 Valentine’s Dinners to Help You Get Lucky

If home is where the heart is, these restaurants around our region really set ours aflutter. Here are 7 of our favorite fine-dining spots that deliver Valentine’s Day to your door.

Food & Drink

On the Hunt for Southeast Asia’s Best Peking Duck

In the run-up to Lunar New Year, we fete everyone’s favorite Chinese imperial dish. These are the tastiest Peking ducks in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

Food & Drink

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This New Thai Restaurant Takes Mom’s Cooking to the Next Level

Front Room in Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has reopened with comfort classics that’ll warm your soul.

Inspiration

T+L Hometown Hit List: Thailand

We asked our insiders for their favorite places to travel domestically. Veronica Inveen tells us what’s tops in Thailand.

Food & Drink

When Room Service Means Masterchefs and Mixologists

Hotels are bringing restaurant service and bar vibes into your suite. So you can drink, social-distance and forget about the dishes.

Hotels & Resorts

Review: Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Kimpton is rebranding itself as a luxury, locally minded lifestyle hotel, and their first property in Southeast Asia is an open house in the urban jungle.

Tips & News

This Hotel Thinks Your Idea of Fun Might Be a 15-Day Quarantine Staycation

Thanks to COVID-19, Thailand requires all inbound travelers to quarantine for a couple of weeks. In a city swimming in staycations, will Bangkokians volunteer for a luxe lock-in?

Culture

5 Must-See Exhibits at Bangkok Art Biennale

If you haven’t visited the exhibits yet, you have until the end of next month.

Culture

Here’s How Hospitality Art Consultants Create and Curate the Art in Asia’s Best Hotels

The best hotels today use their walls as portals to culture, cultivate soul, and give you reason to feel.

Hotels & Resorts

This Grand Dame Has Reopened and Its Wellness Program Will Solve All Your New Year’s Resolutions

Forget lullabies, we’d rather be rocked to sleep by a massage and a sound bath.

Food & Drink

3 of the Best Bloody Mary Recipes in Asia

January 1 isn’t just New Year’s Day; it’s Bloody Mary Day. We’re here to help you nurse that massive hangover from last night — or, let’s be honest, all of last year.

Get High in 2021: Six New Rooftop Bars Perfect for New Year’s Eve

Looking for a new perspective… literally? These rooftop bars offer sublime settings, views and vibes.

Food & Drink

Retox, Detox, Repeat: Trying A Hangover IV Drip After the World’s Booziest Brunch

A new restorative IV-drip bar in the middle of an actual bar means you’ll never have to fear that boozy brunch again.

Hotels & Resorts

Foreplay: Our 5 favorite golf courses in Southeast Asia

St. Andrews this is not, but plenty of dedicated pros have managed to coax some stunning, challenging championship courses out of our tropical environs. These five are way above par (or should we say under?).

Hotels & Resorts

This Bangkok Hotel Wants You to Move in for a Year for US$33,000

Who wants to be a millionaire? Hyatt Regency’s new Million Baht Club even includes birthday-party planning.

Food & Drink

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Festive Season Is Very Merry Indeed at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

From high tea to champagne toasts, this grande dame knows how to celebrate in style.

Hotels & Resorts

SPONSORED

Centara Is Offering Major Deals for the Holidays

Get out of town this holiday season with these three deals from Centara.

Hotels & Resorts

SPONSORED

Eat your way through the most luxurious 36-hour staycation in Bangkok

The brand-new Capella Bangkok pours on the extras with its 36-hour one-night stay. Plunge in with your own Jacuzzi pool.

Hotels & Resorts

Why we’re setting our watches to Peninsula Time

Savvy hotels are bending the rules to fewer limitations and more time in-house for Covid-era guests.

Tips & News

This Gourmet Food Festival Is Including a Dinner by Stranded Refugees in Its Lineup

Why #cheflife is as much about Michelin two-starred headliners as unknown refugees. This year’s annual World Gourmet Festival in Bangkok will help some of the globe’s neediest make a new life for themselves and their families.

Food & Drink

Travel Back in Time at these Adorable Old-School Eateries

Across Southeast Asia time-capsule cafés and bars provide a glimpse of—and a reassuring anchor to—neighborhood diners in simpler times.

Tips & News

This Art Exhibit is a Celebration of Breasts and Stupas

Pinaree Sanpitak, one of Thailand’s most internationally acclaimed artists, celebrates the sacred and the sensual with two interactive—even edible—exhibits in Bangkok.

Food & Drink

Toast to International Gin & Tonic Day with These 3 Recipes From A Few of Our Fave Bartenders

Everyone knows gin-and-tonic is good for you. But have you ever considered what a truly global invention it is?

Hotels & Resorts

These Are the Coolest Hotel X Artist Collabs Out This Year

Colorful things happen when artists and hotels work together.

Tips & News

Bangkok’s Tallest Building is Offering Roof-Top Exercise Classes

If a HIIT class 78-floors above ground won’t make you sweat, we’re not sure what will.

Food & Drink

How to Pair Natural Wine with Vegan Pasta

A more Earth- and body-friendly version of the heaven-sent combo you love.

Hotels & Resorts

Pair your Bangkok Staycation with a Glam Burlesque Dinner

Park Hyatt Bangkok’s birthday celebration will be next-level glam.

Food & Drink

The Meatchop Butcher & Spirits

This stylish steak mecca brings laid-back Brooklyn vibes to Bangkok’s CBD.

Food & Drink

How Lockdown in Bangkok Gave Me a Renewed Appreciation for Local Restaurants

With malls and bars closed during lockdown, we deepened our love for local eating in Bangkok.

Food & Drink

Our Editor Gets a Lesson in Cooking the Perfect Steak (Video)

“It’s like butter.”

Food & Drink

Your First Fine-Dining Meal Post-Pandemic Should Be at This Neo-Indian Restaurant

Each dish on their transportive tasting menu is not only stick-to-your-bones good, but also uses ingredients from their urban garden and upcountry farm.

Hotels & Resorts

The Best Hotels To Book For An Extended Stay

No need to live out of a suitcase: extended stays these days mean city-center locations, spacious modern abodes and top-notch 24-hour dining.

Hotels & Resorts

Four Stylish Stays That Won’t Break Your Budget

High-contrast mid-city stays that deliver stylish comfort without breaking the budget.

Hotels & Resorts

You’ll Want To Book These Places For Your Next Business Trip

All work and no play is no way to do business travel. Mix up your next corporate trip with rooftop cocktails, sightseeing or soaking up the sun.

Food & Drink

This Recipe for Pad Thai Will Cure All of Your Quarantine Woes

Classic Thai comfort food from one of the country’s most beloved Michelin-starred chefs, Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn

Tips & News

Bangkok Hotels Are Turning Rooms Into Office Spaces

This might be your solution to getting work done without distractions from your children…or the fridge.


Culture

8 Photos That Make Us Miss the Bustle of Bangkok

Fine, we’ll admit it: we miss the chaos.

Inspiration

The Newest and Most Luxurious Ways to Cruise the Chao Phraya River

A fleet of luxury boats is plying Bangkok with some of the classiest cocktail hours in town and meals that’ll sate the most selective sailors.

Tips & News

This Fine Diner is Making Sure Nobody in Bangkok Goes Hungry

Chef DK of Haoma is serving thousands of meals a days to jobless people and families in Bangkok.

Hotels & Resorts

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A Creative Riverside Oasis

Immerse in Bangkok’s cool riverside vibe at the brand-new Four Seasons, where food, art and architecture come together to create a sense of discovery.

Hotels & Resorts

SPONSORED

Experience Next-Level Comfort with Oakwood

An alternative to mainstream hotels, serviced apartments offer more space, in-room facilities and privacy.

Food & Drink

SPONSORED

Boost the body and mind at these Bangkok Eateries

At the new Mövenpick BDSM Wellness Resort, healing starts with nutritious, delicious meals at Khum Hom and Tamarind.

Hotels & Resorts

SPONSORED

5 Luxe Thai Getaways Where You Can Start the Year Off the Right Way

We can’t imagine a better beginning to 2020 than a holiday at one of these gems in the Cape Hotel Collection.

Food & Drink

SPONSORED

Crowning Jewels at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Whether you need a full evening’s fantastic agenda or a just few special hours, Bull & Bear steakhouse, The Loft and The Champagne Bar shine bright like three diamonds above Bangkok.

Food & Drink

SPONSORED

Chef Ian Kittichai Is Giving Regional Thai Dishes a Well-Being Boost

At Khum Hom, the restaurant at the Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the chef is radically rethinking the cuisine.

Food & Drink

Our Favorite New(ish) Bar Openings

From a funky wine spot in Hong Kong to a bar inspired by Indian heritage in Singapore, these are the new spots where you’ll probably find us drinking these days.

Inspiration

Reasons To Travel in February

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Hotels & Resorts

This Might Be Bangkok’s Wildest Hotel Suite

A new suite in a beloved boutique hotel lets you feel the call of the wild in the middle of Bangkok.

Food & Drink

Bangkok’s Multi-Stellar Michelin Masters

The long waiting lists at these restaurants are worth the wait.

Tips & News

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

Hotels & Resorts

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Live Like Royalty In This Bangkok Hotel

Steps from the city’s top embassies and luxury shopping centers, The Athenee Hotel is an ideal urban haven.

Food & Drink

1919

If you’re craving Italian aperitivo with Sunday-session sharing plates, the new eatery from prolific Bangkok restaurant group Foodie Collection is the place to settle in.

Food & Drink

Samrub for Thai

The maestro who’d been running the line at Nahm for years, chef Prin Polsuk, has been teasing our palates with pop-ups of his deeply researched, forgotten Thai-cookbook recipes. Now he’s settled into his own space, a tiny chef’s-table, open-kitchen restaurant hidden within like-minded locavore 100 Mahaseth.

Food & Drink

Crimson Room

With a mini amphitheater in the middle of the city, the team behind award-winning Rabbit Hole has turned the speakeasy trend on its head— or just taken it back a century, to the Jazz Age.

Food & Drink

Mia

Don’t let the awesome wallpaper fool you. On the wide-ranging menu at the city’s new Instagram darling, the tastes more than match up to the aesthetics.

Food & Drink

Siri House

Finally, a place that transitions seamlessly from day to eve. The clubby Siri House invites you in from breakfast right through midnight.

Food & Drink

Lunch with a View at Mahanakorn Bangkok SkyBar

Bangkok’s newest sky-high venue has just opened for lunch on the 76th floor of the Kingpower MahaNakhon building.

Food & Drink

Charcoal Bangkok

Kebabs take center stage, with melt-in-your-mouth meats, veggies and paneer served in a bright, modern setting. Eat all you can at their smart Sunday brunch, or come at night to try their India-inspired cocktails, crafted to complement the flavors of the tandoor.

Food & Drink

Butter and Bubbles Are Aplenty at This Restaurant That Boasts Bangkok’s First Michelin Three-Starred Chef

An ambitious new restaurant boasts Bangkok’s first Michelin three-starred chef on the floor—and up in the clouds.

Inspiration

7 Reasons You Should Explore Bangkok’s Thonburi Side

A flashy new mall has lured more visitors over to the Thonburi side of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river than ever before, but its Khlong San neighborhood has long been a local hub for Sino-Siamese eats and a lively social scene.

Hotels & Resorts

Marriot Marquis Bangkok

Located in the heaving center of Bangkok, this 1,388-room hotel provides easy access to the city (and a luxury retreat from its mayhem) just a short walk from multiple public transport stations.

Hotels & Resorts

These Are Our Favorite Business Hotels Around Asia

Traveling on the job doesn’t have to be boxy and boring. These upscale hotels do the hard work for you, leaving more time to enjoy your surroundings.

Food & Drink

8 Bangkok Restaurants Redefining a Genre

We’re just going to come right out and say it: Bangkok’s dining scene has never been more delicious or compelling than it is right now.

Food & Drink

Front Room

For this fresh Thai fare with a Danish accent, little is lost in translation.

Food & Drink

100 Mahaseth

This über-sustainable nose-to-tail proves just how many tasty ways you can skin a cow.

Food & Drink

Funky Lam Kitchen

Two princes fulfill their culinary destiny with a hipper-than-thou, hotter-than-many, hill-country restaurant that gives old Laotian and Northern Thai recipes a decidedly modern update.

Food & Drink

Saawaan

Take a hearty trip through Thailand via a tasting menu brimming with delicious dishes we’d like to see a la carte. (The duo of female chefs at the helm is a fab added bonus.)

Food & Drink

Le Du

Delicately engineered plates starring local, seasonal produce are dreamed up by a celebrity chef who traffics less in “twists” than whiffs—call it, the edge of Thai.

Food & Drink

Sorn

Following the trail of history to old village recipes from soldiers and subsistence farmers made these southern boys an instant hit.

Food & Drink

Spinning Straw into Gold at 80/20

With a fresh revamp and a reorientation to tasting menus, one of the city’s secret faves is stepping out of the shadows.

Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

With its coveted location overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is an impressive debut for the esteemed hotel brand in Southeast Asia.

Hotels & Resorts

8 Creative Hotels For Digital Nomads

With designer digs and creative spaces, a new crop of hotels is making it easier than ever to ditch the nine-to-five and embrace the digital nomad lifestyle.

Food & Drink

5 Michelin-Recommended Dishes in Bangkok You Can Actually Afford

Michelin Guide inspectors trawled the city for its best fine dining, but they also recognized 35 Bib Gourmands—good value, consistently quality meals. Several holes-in-the-wall made the list, teeing up a great primer on Bangkok street food. Here are five of our favorites.

Food & Drink

4 Bangkok Rooftop Bars With Killer Views

The Southeast Asian City of Angels definitely looks its best from high up in the sky. Soak in the stellar panoramas from these stylish watering holes.

Inspiration

3 Bangkok Spas You Have To Try

You can’t walk a block in the capital with out passing two things: a 7-Eleven and a massage place. In truth, we’d entrust our sore muscles to plenty of the latter, but the following spas truly surpass your standard street-side foot rubs .

Tips & News

A Conversation With 3 Of Asia’s Green Gamechangers

It’s not easy being green, but these three eco-innovators across Asia are reshaping their industries one upcycled garment or zero-waste restaurant at a time. Dianna Hubbell talks to the visionaries about building a brighter, more sustainable future.

Food & Drink

5 Unforgettable Dishes You Have to Try

Whether they’re served in a bar, a humble street restaurant or a Michelin-worthy gastronomic temple, some specialties are worth seeking out no matter where in the world they may be.

Hotels & Resorts

Avani Riverside

Set overlooking Chao Phraya, the Avani Riverside affords sweeping views of the urban skyline but still manages to feel removed from all of the bustle of Bangkok.

Hotels & Resorts

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Located in the grand, graceful space that was once the Four Seasons Bangkok, this hotel enjoys a prime location in the very heart of the city, offering easy access to the luxe shopping malls of Chitlom and the nearby embassies.

Hotels & Resorts

The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Occupying the top floors of an energy-efficient building near Bangkok’s embassy row, the Okura Prestige offers a clean, modern design that incorporates Thai artistic influences with Japanese functionality.

Hotels & Resorts

SO Sofitel Bangkok

Abutting Rama IV and Sathorn Road in the capital’s frenetic financial district, this much-hyped property is geared toward artsy, style-minded types as much as business travelers—check-ins are done via iPads and in-room tech amenities are powered by Apple Mac mini.

Hotels & Resorts

The St. Regis Bangkok

In keeping with the St. Regis ethos, the property melds unabashed opulence with tasteful restraint.

Hotels & Resorts

The Peninsula Bangkok

This legend, with a loyal fan base, has been voted one of the world’s best hotels by T+L readers more than once. A paragon of understated elegance, the hotel is famous for its impeccable service and riverside restaurant.

Hotels & Resorts

The Siam Kempinski

Despite its proximity to the city’s buzzing shopping district, this city-resort feels like an oasis with its 401 guest rooms and suites set amid lush landscaped gardens and cascading water features.

Hotels & Resorts

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts excel when it comes to spas and the Bangkok outpost is no exception. Partaking in one of their holistic treatments with a sweeping panorama of the skyline is truly an indulgent experience.

Hotels & Resorts

The Sukhothai Bangkok

The Sukhothai hotel takes its name from the capital of Thailand’s first kingdom, which means the “Dawn of Happiness” in English. The city inspired a golden age of Siamese architecture.

Hotels & Resorts

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok

For more than 130 years distinguished travelers have followed the legendary Chao Phraya River, through the heart of Bangkok, to the doors of one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.