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The Olympian Hong Kong

With its quiet launch in the 8th of March 2016, it is quite surprising that Sino Hotels’ newest property has already made the headlines. Press and media have been hailing it as one of Hong Kong’s most private accommodations. In a city teeming with hotel options, how does The Olympian…

EAST Hong Kong

Anyone who has wandered far into the northeastern coast of Hong Kong Island might already have chanced upon Swire Hotels’ 2nd Hong Kong property, EAST. The 32-storey glass structure stands tall amidst a wonderland of concrete residential buildings in Taikoo Shing. Away from crowded Central and touristy Kowloon, a stranger…

The Review: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Housed atop Tokyo’s tallest building and Mori Building Company’s newest crowning glory, Toranomon Hills, Andaz Tokyo seems to be well-positioned for a warm welcome. Truth be told, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills is not the brand’s first venture into the Asian hospitality scene, but it is indeed the first in the Japanese market. It’s big sister in Shanghai is attracting a lot of interest and rounds of applause, that everyone cannot help but hold the Tokyo property to a higher standard....

Daring Muse of Nihombashi : Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

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When Mandarin Oriental opened its first property in Tokyo in the winter of 2005, a lot of uncertainties enveloped its leap into the Japanese market. No other luxury hotel group has ventured into the historic, albeit busy, business district of Nihombashi, until then. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo stuck out like a sore thumb, being a nonconformist high-rise hotel accommodation in such an unusual location. The bold introduction somehow resulted to a lukewarm reception....