Best of the Best 2018 - 159
ANANTARA PEACE HAVEN TANGALLE RESORT
TA N GA LLE, SR I LA N KA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Sri Lanka's Southernmost Coast
Hide away at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort. Landscaped terraces lead down to golden sands at this former coconut plantation, nestled within a tiny bay along Sri Lanka's southern coast. The 120 rooms and 32 villas provide sumptuous sanctuary with inspired touches
like rattan furnishings and batik fabrics. Dine on fine Italian at Il Mare, perched on the cliff's
edge, or teppanyaki, at the oceanfront Verele; then take cooking lessons in the demonstration
kitchen. Exotic dreams come true with elephant encounters, Ayurvedic spa treatments, yoga
on the beach and bicycling to nearby rock temples.
A DV I S O R T I P
Spice Spoons cooking class with market visit
and local experience, followed by private
dinner or lunch.
Head to the local food markets in Tangalle to
choose your ingredients with the hotel chef
for a cookery class back at the resort.
Distance from Colombo Airport (RML): 83 miles/133 km
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, TAIPEI
TA IPEI, TA IWA N
N E I G H B O R H O O D Heart of the City
Mandarin Oriental, Taipei is a five-star urban retreat located in the heart of the city. The hotel
presents its own unique identity of contemporary design and exclusivity, making it the perfect
choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Melding contemporary luxury with classic Oriental style, its 303 rooms and suites are among the most spacious in Taipei. The award-winning spa is a lovely space that provides a completely holistic experience and a relaxing retreat
for the mind, body and soul. Choose from an inspired selection of restaurants and bars, each
offering exquisite menu choices and beautifully atmospheric interiors.
$100 value food and beverage or spa services
credit per stay.
The spa is one of the most luxurious in
Taipei, and the heat and water experience is
a must. Be sure to arrive at least 45 minutes
before your treatment to enjoy every aspect.
Distance from Taipei Airport (TPE): 40 minutes
Size: 303 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
ANANTARA SIAM BANGKOK HOTEL
B A N GKOK, THA ILA N D
N E I G H B O R H O O D Bangkok
Leisure and business travelers alike adore Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. All luxury accommodations were fully refurbished in 2017, offering elegant furnishings and signature Thai
touches. Enjoy views of the neighborhood while you relax by the window or soak in your marble
bathtub. This property is renowned for its indigenous experiences: early-morning alms given
by monks or Shopping Gurus who take you on an exclusive, personalized excursion. The hotel
offers world-class dining, including Royal Thai, Italian, Japanese, Steakhouse and Aqua Bar.
The Anantara Spa is where ancient remedies and modern techniques soothe the soul.
Set lunch or dinner for two at Spice Market,
once per stay.
The hotel provides free Handy smartphones
to guests, which are very useful when
communicating with taxi drivers and can
even be used to make overseas calls, free of
Distance from Bangkok Airport (BKK): 19 miles/31 km
Size: 354 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Sophisticated
ASIA & PAC IFIC
Size: 152 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Sophisticated