Three of the Best Asian Cities to Rent An Apartment

June 22, 2011 by  
Filed under General Fun, Hotels

Singapore City - Photo Credit - Singapore Tourism Board

With so much to see and do in Asia, sometimes a holiday isn’t enough time, and back-packing isn’t the most comfortable way to see what some of the cities have to offer. Somewhere in-between, is staying a week or so in a luxury apartment right in the heart of all the sights and amenities, but with enough autonomy to gain a sense of what it’s like to live there.


Shanghai is speedily becoming one of the most desirable destinations for tourists. With a growing high-fashion reputation, and some beautiful classic gardens; Shanghai appeals to everyone. For an exclusive luxury apartment in the heart of the city, take a look City Base Apartments for the Somerset Xu Hui Apartments. With an indoor pool, a fully-equipped gym, and a children’s playground; a stay here is the perfect indulgence in the increasingly glamorous and sophisticated Chinese city.

With a 3.4-mile long premier shopping street; Nanjing Road; Shanghai has some of the best clothes shops in the world, and is a must-visit for the fashion-savvy. Take a step into another world and visit the Yuyuan Garden, an expanse of five acres filled with 400 year-old rockeries and pavilions, stunning exotic flowers, and glistening ponds.


Whether for business or pleasure, a stay in Singapore City will leave you wanting more. Situated next to the Central Business District, the Orchard Parksuites provide a stay drenched in luxury and affluence. Fully-equipped with every modern convenience thinkable, and boasting its very own maid service; there is no other way to experience Singapore city-living than here.

A visit to Singapore City wouldn’t be complete without a ride on the world’s largest observation wheel, the Singapore flyer. This is a once in a lifetime experience which is equally as breath-taking by day as it is by night. With an array of elegant restaurants, indulgent spas, and the finest shopping malls; a trip to Singapore City is the ultimate extravagance.


Known as the centre of software development, Bangalore in India has a reputation as the economic and IT hub of India. However, this culturally-diverse city is also home to many parks and gardens which provide relief from the bustling city streets. The Lal Bagh is a garden located in the southern part of the city, packed with lotus ponds, fountains, glass houses, and ancient stone formations.

The Residency Road Apartments can be found in the heart of the city, and these elegantly furnished apartments are just a two-minute walk from the beautiful Cubbon Park. With plenty of traditional food stores, you can experience new flavours and a healthy way of life all whilst cooking in a luxury apartment.

Staying in an apartment offers you a luxurious, secure, and comfortable stay; all whilst enjoying your own independence. Providing you with a unique experience with which you can truly appreciate the local way of life; apartment renting offers the perfect balance between a package holiday, and traveling.

A cheap car rental opens new doors to the holiday-maker. Explore the places you want to visit and be in control of your trip. There are gorgeous spots that are off the beaten track.

Bangkok’s Newest Novotel to Open in September

April 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Hotels, News

Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Thailand, has expanded further in Bangkok with Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom to open on September 15, 2010. The upper mid-scale brand hotel will open after a complete building transformation from basement up to the rooftop. The hotel is conveniently located in Silom Road, one of the most vibrant areas in Bangkok, with easy access to highways and BTS Skytrain stations.

“We are pleased to welcome our newest Novotel hotel to the Thailand network,” said Paul Stevens, Director of Operations – Accor Thailand, “This property has undergone an extensive change, and its prime location near the business and leisure districts make it an ideal accommodation for all types of travellers.”

The hotel boasts modern interior design combining Thai and Asian accents with western design motifs. This 20-story high hotel features the latest of Novotel’s “NEXT” room design with 216 guest rooms of which 12 are suites and 34 are Premier Executive Club rooms.

Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom will feature “The Square” a 122-seat all-day dining restaurant, the “Blue Sapphire” lobby lounge, “Gems Café” sidewalk café, the “Premier Executive Club” lounge, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, a business centre and a 1,740 sq.m shopping arcade. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access are available throughout the hotel. All guests can stay connected with the hotel’s “Web Corner on a Mac,” a comfortable space outfitted with user-friendly Apple iMacs and a full service business centre available. The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the BTS Skytrain stations for guests’ conveniences.

Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom is ideal for both corporate and leisure travellers seeking a prime location accommodation. Here, guests can expect the same friendly and casual, yet efficient service in modern and practical settings as they would at any Novotel around the world. Silom Road represents the heart of Bangkok, lined with a stretch of major businesses, night entertainment, shopping venues, and is a stone’s throw from Bangkok’s main water artery, the Chao Phraya River.

Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom will join the network of eight well-established Novotels in Thailand including Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square, Novotel Bangkok Bangna, Novotel Phuket Beach Resort Panwa, Novotel Hat Yai Centara, Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort & Golf, Novotel Phuket Resort, Novotel Rayong Rim Pae, and Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel.

Accor currently operates 83 Novotels throughout Asia Pacific.

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