Best of The Rich Traveller

This week we have some out-of-this-world experiences for our travelers — From a cross-country train experience onboard The Maharajas Express, taking a sip of the World’s most expensive whisky, fly around the world in 22 days or playing at the life-size Angry Birds theme park. There are a lot of new hotels in the pipeline. While the Conrad Koh Samui in Thailand and the Rixos Elysium Suites in Istanbul have opened doors, some of the much anticipated openings include The Armani Hotel Milano, the Four Seasons hotel in Walt Disney World Resort and four new Ritz-Carlton properties; two in China and two in Japan. Two-wheeler makers Hero Group will also make their first venture into hospitality with properties in Gurgaon, India.Hoteliers in a bid to lure guests to stay longer are offering irresistible deals like the ‘His & Her experience’ at the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius while Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives is planning your New Year party.

Air Travel continues its luxury streak as we get a peek into Heathrow Airport’s posh VIP suites while Beijing gears up for a brand new airport – expected to be the size of Bermuda! Travelers flying through the Incheon International Airport will have a chance to peek into the first Louis Vuitton airport store. How decadent!
For gourmet aficionados, Shang Palace opens its first outlet in Paris. If you’re a woman and looking to experience Oktoberfest in all its glory, The Charles Hotel in Munich has designed a guide to make your stay easy.