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SHIZUOKA DREAMING • Anchored by majestic Mt. Fuji, sated by Shimizu Port, and chilled out by the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture is a beautiful, bountiful region for a roadtrip. You’ll find romance at every turn; just hop in the car and drive.
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#TLASIA • FROM OCEAN ESCAPES TO CITY STAYS, WE’VE LOVED SEEING THE HOTELS THAT YOU’VE BEEN CHECKING INTO AROUND ASIA.
REASONS TO TRAVEL NOW • T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.
Touch the Sky • Following the well-trod pilgrim path to Vietnam’s most spiritual peak, Eloise Basuki spends a few nights at Yen Tu mountain’s new designer resort, a sprawling palace that honors the mountain’s regal history.
Royal Revival • Famous for dishing up award-winning Thai cuisine, the chef at the helm of Michelin-starred Paste Bangkok has ventured to the other side of the Mekong, offering reimagined takes on the traditional royal cuisine of her Lao heritage. Claire Boobbyer finds past meets present on the menu at this elegant new outpost in Luang Prabang.
Test the Waters • The Datai Langkawi has reopened after an extensive renovation and the astute realization that the modern traveler’s greatest luxury is learning to commune with nature. On a wellness sojourn, Jeninne Lee-St. John finds the best of intentions under the rainforest canopy.
Higher Ground • The sleek and stylish new Rosewood Bangkok has a warm welcome built into its architecture. Here are some of the glammest angles of the latest skyscraping five-star in the Thai capital.
Modern Medina • Once a bolt-hole for beatnik artists and writers, the Moroccan city of Tangier has always nourished a creative vibe. As a new generation evolve the quirky laneways with hip new hangouts and collaborative design boutiques, Rachna Sachasinh finds the free-spirited North African port is shining anew.
THE BEST NEW (AND REBORN) HOTELS IN THE WORLD
STYLE YOUR STAY • Whether you’re traveling for work or play, if you need a room for two or the whole brood, this year’s hotel guide has got you covered. We’ve sorted the following pages by the way you travel, from decadent beach villas to practical business hotels and everything in between.
SPECIAL OCCASION • These intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spot to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.
FAMILY HOLIDAY • We know it’s no easy feat to vacation with multiple people, ages and energy levels, so here are some of our favorite hotels where everyone can get their kicks.
MILLENNIAL-MINDED • Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.
BUSINESS TRIP • 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.
ENTERTAINMENT • If you’re looking for a resort that can bring the spectacle to you, these glitzy pleasure palaces offer shows, shopping, seaside adventures and more.
T+L READER SPECIALS • This month’s deals leave zero time for boredom, showing off all these hotels have to...