Experience old-world hospitality at Park Hyatt Kyoto
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Kyoto, famous for the old-world charm of its many temples and imperial palaces, welcomes a new hotel. The Park Hyatt Kyoto is located in one of the city’s best-preserved historic districts: Higashiyama. This serene hillside retreat is within walking distance of several of the city’s Unesco World Heritage sites highlighting the well-preserved traditional architecture of the area.
The low-rise hotel also boasts classic Japanese architecture. On the grounds are a historic Edo-era teahouse and Japanese garden, and dining venues showcasing Japanese cuisine in all ways – from authentic breakfasts at The Living Room to craft spirits and sake at Cafe & Bar Kohaku, and a feast for the eyes and tummy at Kyoyamoto, a 142-year old kaiseki restaurant.
Hospitality and leisure company Belmond introduces yet another unique experience for travellers aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham as the South American luxury train journey has been kitted out for Art in Motion, Peru edition. It is the first train in South America with an art installation of illustrations by award-winning Peruvian artist Fito Espinosa, who has transformed the observation car.
However, the art isn’t limited to the locomotive’s exterior. Inspired by Peru’s landscapes, a new food menu puts a contemporary spin on traditional Peruvian flavours. In the bar, mixologist Aaron Diaz has curated an exclusive cocktail menu that celebrates Peru’s artisanal spirits.
Travel in style and utmost privacy in the Aman private jet. This recently unveiled experience is an extension of acclaimed luxury hotel group Aman Resorts’ philosophy of ultimate comfort and privacy in travel. The Bombardier Global 5000 is one of the world’s most luxurious and spacious personal aircraft, and Aman guests have unlimited, customisable access, complete with the Aman Jet Concierge service. The Bombardier Global seats up to 12 and includes unique Aman touches such as an on-board tea ceremony. Guests can also choose to use the jet through curated journeys across some of its best known properties in Asia.