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Capella Bangkok to Open on the Chao Phraya

The latest venture of the Singapore-based luxury hotel group, Capella Bangkok, will open just downstream from the Mandarin Oriental.

Deep Dive: 12 Hotels With World-Class Scuba

There may be no greater adventure on this planet than diving into the 70 percent of it that is water. Here are 12 properties where the diving is extraordinary.

Video: Kep in Southern Cambodia

Three colonial-era houses have been combined to form Knai Bang Chatt, an idiosyncratic 18-room resort in Cambodia. View our video to see what it's like.

Members' Choice 2018: Hotel With the Most Indulgent Spa

An inviting spa should act as a sanctuary for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. The following three wellness retreats were our members' favorites.

9 Hotels With Secret Cinemas

When a cinema is attached to a luxury hotel, seeing a movie becomes an even more special experience. Here are 9 hotels where film buffs can feel right at home.

The Harper Notebook: Where to Eat in Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the best food cities in the world. At these five restaurants, you will find Thai food at its varied best.

Journey to the Far East

Like Europe, Southeast Asia combines rich history, extraordinary landscapes, magnificent architecture and superlative cuisine.

'Gone Fishing': Deep Sea Fishing in Phuket

Set off the coast of Thailand, Phuket juts into the Andaman Sea and provides an ideal locale for deep sea fishing for marlin, wahoo, giant trevally and more.

Visiting Phuket Town

Thanks to its strategic location at the entrance to the Strait of Malacca, Phuket has a past that is as rich and intriguing as those of Penang and Malacca.

Diving in Phuket

Phuket Dive Tours is PADI accredited and offers a broad range of experiences from instruction for beginners to overnight expeditions to the Similan Islands.

The Many Pleasures of Phuket

Still relatively unspoiled, Phuket provides a blissful timeout during a sightseeing trip to Southeast Asia.

5 Phuket Restaurants

With options ranging from Korean restaurants to American-style steakhouses, Phuket has one of the most cosmopolitan dining scenes in Southeast Asia.

Phuket Island-Hopping by Speedboat

The best way to appreciate the beauty of Phuket is to see the island from the water.

Just Back From | Thailand and Cambodia

Stopping off in Bangkok, the Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai and Siem Reap, a staff member returns with once-in-a-lifetime experiences and travel and packing tips.

Last Word: Aman Update

Long-term subscribers to this newsletter will know that my admiration for Amanresorts is virtually unbounded. Just over 20 years ago, founder Adrian Zecha invented a formula that revolutionized the concept of a boutique hideaway.

2013 Grand Awards: Asia

India’s palace hotels are living links to the era of the maharajahs, the 200 years prior to independence when semi- autonomous princes ruled much of the country. The newly restored Taj Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad is now perhaps the most opulent palace hotel of all.

Grand Awards 2013: The Siam, Bangkok

The Siam is one of the most talked-about Asian openings in years. This comes as no surprise, given the team involved in its creation — American designer Bill Bensley; New Yorker Jason Friedman, one of the best of a new generation of hotel general managers; and the Sukosols, a Thai family deeply involved with the arts.

The Siam: Bangkok’s Spectacular New Boutique Hotel

Located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, The Siam is one of the most talked-about openings in Asia for years.

From the Travel Office: What to Reserve Right Now

It's almost always possible to find last-minute space somewhere, but why compromise?

Just Back From | Southeast Asia

We had the opportunity to catch up with Clay Quisenberry, our Auctions Coordinator here at Andrew Harper, who recently took a three-week trip through Thailand and Cambodia.

Top 10 Favorite Peoples & Cultures

Paying tribute to the 10 personal favorite destinations, and particularly the people in them, that have left a lasting impression on our editor.

Thursday Escape: Anantara, Chiang Rai, Thailand.

From the Harper Collection: "Stylish hill country retreat amid 160 acres of tranquil gardens in the Golden Triangle overlooking Burma (Myanmar), Laos and the Mekong River, an hour north of Chiang Rai (4 hours by car from Chiang Mai).

Notable September Events

Notable September Events

Handicraft Shopping in Bangkok

As the walls and shelves of our house house will confirm, Bangkok is full of wonderful shopping opportunities, particularly with regard to silks, gemstones, jewelry and handicrafts.

An Ideal Time for Thailand?

In the wake of the recent unrest in Bangkok, many travelers seem to be steering clear of Thailand and its fascinating capital.

Travel Photo of the Week: Lantern Festival, Thailand

Taken during the Loi Krathong, or Lantern Festival, celebrated every December in Chiang Mai, Thailand.