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Ampersand's Little Black Book 2017

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With 2017 well underway we are really excited about the recent and upcoming openings across India, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. From indulging your chakras in beachside spas to discovering the latest Mumbai dining hotspot, our Little Black Book for 2017 has it all covered...

Sri Lanka's 2015 Travel News: All Eyes On Sri Lanka This Autumn...

WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE ISLAND’S FIRST CONTEMPORARY, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN HOTEL AND AN EXCEPTIONAL UNDISCOVERED WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE, WE REVEAL WHAT’S NEXT FOR SRI LANKA… Sri Lanka is going from strength to strength following a recent phase of boutique luxury hotel openings and new developments – from Colombo’s iconic Galle Face Hotel reopening its Classic Wing this September and the hotly anticipated launches of Anantara Tangalle and Tri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s first sustainable luxury design…

Reporting back from Aman Resort's newest opening: Amandayan in Lijiang, China

Ampersand’s China specialist, Charlie Walker, was extremely fortunate to be one of Amandayan’s first guests. In typically effortless Aman style, there were none of the teething issues that are usually par for the course for a new opening – in fact, Amandayan turned out to be Charlie’s favourite of the three Aman Resorts in China, if not his favourite hotel in China! Read on to find out why… Just two weeks after the Amandayan's doors opened, I was lucky enough to find myself walking through…

Reporting back from Aman Resort's newest opening, Amanoi, on Vietnam’s beautiful hidden coastline

Devoted Vietnam-lover and Ampersand's senior sales consultant, Mark Wright, recently stayed at Amanoi in Vinh Hy Bay and was one of their first ever guests. Despite being brand new, the resort was already operating like a dream; read on for Mark's full report, in which it appears Amanoi gets a glowing 10 out of 10! Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, Amanoi is the newest resort in the Aman Resort family, which opened at the beginning of September 2013. Their opening coincided beautifully with my…

Ampersand's forecast to what's hot in India: Why 2014 is set to be India's year...

With an incredible new ship setting sail on the Ganges, India’s first truly mobile luxury camp extending their calendar for the year ahead and the debut of a new expert-guided food tour, India is one of Asia’s most dynamic and exciting destinations right now. Here are the finest new experiences in India we will have our eye on in 2014. THE INDIA HOT LIST …For the adventurousTHE ULTIMATE TRAVELLING CAMP: THIKSEY – NAGALAND – KOHIMA: NOVEMBER 2013 – MARCH 2014August 2013 saw the launch of The…

New boutique hotels in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka keeps on impressing us with her boutique hotel openings... Fresh off the back of our Sri Lanka research recces (collectively, the Ampersand Team spent a total of 30 days there during September visiting over 60 hotels), here are our thoughts on the island's most exciting new properties. Please get in touch for more information if any of them appeal to you. Bar Reef, Kalpitya We liked this resort a great deal and we’d love to go back. There is a great U-shaped lounging and eating area…
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