DestinAsian Travel Magazine November Luxe List 2018 Hong Kong Mongolia Bangkok Canary Island
October - November 2018
Anniversary Edition 17 Years
The Luxe List 2018
the 2018 luxe list
Our annual collection of the best new hotels in the Asia-Pacific region.
Long outshone by other parts of Hong Kong, the old workingclass neighborhoods of Yau Ma Tei and Jordan are poised to share some of the limelight as a bold new hotel concept and edgy cultural spaces move in.
By Jonathan Hopfner
Seventeen years in the making, a new photography book captures the elemental beauty of Mongolia and its people. Photographs by Frédéric Lagrange.
the allure of la gomera
This unsung Canary Island doesn’t draw the crowds that flock to neighboring Tenerife or Gran Canaria—and that’s just part of its magic. By Johnny Langenheim
bangkok’s new bounty
A clutch of young chefs in the Thai capital are driving the city’s second dining renaissance with dishes that
are as inventive as they are delicious. By Lara Dunston
GOO D TO GO
18 First Shot
Helsinki’s Amos Rex museum.
Hot Bali beach clubs; Turin gets a coffee museum; contemporary Peruvian cuisine in Hong Kong.
22 Top Table
Japanese ingredients get the Nordic treatment at Tokyo’s Inua.
24 48 Hours
A two-day itinerary for Hua Hin.
30 City Scene
The joys of exploring Tangier.
34 About Town
Where to eat, drink, and shop in up-and-coming Tainan.
40 Style File
Bangkok studios doing modern takes on traditional Thai craft.
44 On Tour
Singapore by Vespa sidecar.
Giving Chennai’s historical structures a new lease on life.
Sleep treatments, digital detoxes, and high-tech skincare therapy.
10 PUBLISHER ’S NOTE
16 SPECIAL DEALS
Offers and discounts from hotels in the region.
San Francisco, 1898.
Narimène Mezghiche on Algiers.
In the South Australian outback, a former sheep ranch provides a heady combination of luxury, conservation, and adventure.
60 Island Scene
Battered by a devastating hurricane last year, the British Virgin Islands have rebounded to once again become one of the Caribbean’s most captivating destinations.
68 Road Trip
Pretty seaside villages and stylish inns are among the attractions on a driving tour of Cornwall in southwest England.