Hotel Review: Orchid Garden Suites Manila

A boutique hotel in Manila's Malate district makes an impressive first impression with a lovely lobby and stylish food and beverage outlets. But guest rooms seem well past their sell-by dates. Are they due for a makeover?


Detox & Rejuvenation: My Last Supper

This was to be my last supper. Or so, at least, I thought. I checked into the Absolute Sanctuary, which bills itself as “Thailand's Premier Detox & Yoga Resort”, late in the afternoon. Located on a gentle hillside with a view of the ocean in the distance, the Koh Samui-based resort is a Moroccan-inspired boutique …