To travel is more than embarking on a journey… It is to be enriched and inspired through adventure, to be engaged in meaningful ways and, above all, to collect unique memories and stories along the way. Doing so in style – with a distinctive taste for all things beautiful and refined – can make this journey so much more rewarding.
Welcome to Luxury Hunt, an online luxury travel and lifestyle portal featuring a carefully curated selection of exceptional travel adventures. Our outstanding accommodation collections comprise only the very best hotels and resorts in a particular location; each with its own unique story to tell. These recommendations are created from a shortlist based on our personal experiences, plus reliable input from a well-traveled, like-minded network of trusted friends and associates.
We are passionate about travel and hope that by sharing our narrative – expressed through exquisite, exclusive and unique photography – Luxury Hunt will provide inspiration for exceptional journeys. With a been-there, done-that, must-try-when-you-go-there approach, we connect luxury travelers with cream-of-the-crop hospitality providers. The site's seamless integration with social media encourages the Luxury Hunt community to share experiences and to inspire wanderlust in one another.
Beyond hotels and resorts, Luxury Hunt aims to provide rare insights into a location, from fine dining, shopping and leisure activities to cultural riches and all sorts of engaging experiences that enhance the joys of travel. Every place, and everyone you meet along the way, has a story to tell. This is our story, captured with stunning images and retold through our own eyes.
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To LIVE a meaningful life through enriching experiences.
To LOVE the places, food, cultures and people we encounter along the way.
To TRAVEL and be a collector of inspiring adventures.
Authentic luxury, in our opinion, is an experience money cannot buy. We are re-interpreting luxury based on today's lifestyle – not in terms of a price tag, but based on intangible values. It is the kind of knowledge that can only be gained from first-hand experiences, the small touches that make a world of difference, and of course the luxury of time and freedom of choice.
Sii is one of the pioneers of the online travel business in Asia. In the early 1990s, she co founded and later led Asia Web Direct (AWD) as company CEO. The group's stable of high-profile travel sites includes Bangkok.com, Phuket.com and LateStays.com, which were later acquired by Australia-based Wotif.com Holdings Limited, where Sii stayed on as executive general manager of the Asian business unit until her departure in 2010. Wotif Group was later acquired by Expedia Inc. in 2014.
Unsurprisingly, Sii has a serious case of the travel bug and loves nothing more than experiencing new cultures, cuisines and meeting the local people that make each destination so unique. Her travel log reads like a wanderer's dream (made even more incredulous considering her fear of flying). Highlights include riding the blue Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, bumping around on safari in Botswana, hiking in Peru, zigzagging across New Zealand on multiple road trips, cruising from Copenhagen to North Cape in Norway, sailing across the big blue to Papua New Guinea (she's a former sailor), getting lost in Luang Prabang, soaking up the Maldivian sun, or hanging out on her favorite local beach in Phuket.
When she's not working, Sii indulges in a re-discovered love for music - travelling to festivals and events where she can appreciate the culture of music in different parts of the world. She believes that no plan is the best plan when it comes to embarking on a journey, and lives by the motto, "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."
All of the original photography on the website and in 100 Best can be credited to Zuphachai – or Thum as he's known to friends - a skilled artisan of expressing a thousand words in one inspired image. In addition to all the through-his-eyes image captures, he ensures that everything you see reflects what LuxuryHunt is all about.
One man's font is another man's wand, and Thom, as he's known, is a seasoned graphic designer, brander, and an expert at translating the intangible into typography, shapes and colors. When not staring at the screen or making noice with white space, he's peering through lenses in pursuit of yet more visual aesthetics with photography.
Through his post as managing editor of Prestige (Thailand) magazine, Francois has been privy to some of the most luxurious experiences money cannot buy the world over. Through his years helming numerous luxury lifestyle magazine titles, nothing in the upper echelons of the style world slips under his radar.
A man of many hats, including head honcho of a respected hotel and residential consulting firm, Bill has his ear to the ground on anything to do with resorts and developments of note in the region. He is the Luxury Hunt go-to guy for insights, information, intelligence, and a good 'ol fashioned chat.
What started as Phuket’s first wedding planner is now Thailand’s – if not the region’s – most sought after wedding and event organizers. To deliver their signature wow factor, founder Jeanette makes no excuses, keeping her eagle eye on every small detail to ensure the impact is as big as they come.
Travelers may know Marco as the omnipresent general manager of Six Senses Yao Noi, Soneva Gili Maldives, and currently Alila Villas Uluwatu, but he is also our go-to guy when it comes to Indonesia. The master connector and source of insider tips is coincidentally LuxuryHunt founder Sii’s “Come with me to ....” travel companion.
LuxuryHunt’s content all-rounder is a multi-tasker par excellence. Her professional experience in marketing, journalism and copywriting have prepared her for the gargantuan task of coordinating everything and anything to do with LuxuryHunt.com and 100 Best, where she is behind the scenes, ever ready with an email or excel file. Need something? Just ask Rachel.
Having been charged with untangling the LuxuryHunt founder’s thoughts and putting them into words, Tina now has the inside track on seeing the world through Sii’s eyes. The writer and former hotel PR director doubles up as both contributor to 100 Best and curator to the LuxuryHunt collection.
Blaise’s resume – MD of AmanResorts South & North Asia, and general manager extraordinaire, currently with Four Seasons Marrakesh – is spectacular, but not as impressive as his palpable lust for life. He may be based in Morocco now, but he’s left a massive piece of his heart in Asia. If there’s one guy that lives and breathes travel with a passion, he’s it.
As the former general manager of the Aman Resorts' first and flagship property, Anthony knows a thing or two about luxury. Now vice president of one of the region's top hospitality group, he is always ready with a recommendation and in his downtime, he still manages to make time for traveling and surfing on his adopted island home of Phuket.
The “H” in GHC Asia, Paul is the founding partner of one of the region’s leading communications agencies. If it’s something – anything – worth noting anywhere he is in the world, he’s there spreading the good word. Lifestyle PR may be his trade, but we dare say dining and wining may be his true loves.
Defying the perceived gray lining of luxury, Sophana injects a sense of renewed wonder through her youth-tinted glasses. Through her day job as digital editor for Elle Thailand (and formerly full-time huntress with LuxuryHunt), she trawls for all things fab and honing her radar to seek out the needle in the haystack.
“Seek and you will find,” seems to be the motto the general manager of Andara Resort & Villas seems to live by. Always on the lookout for the new and noteworthy, the hotelier may be Swiss by birth, but his hospitality passion is Asian by nature. He’s spent the last two decades heading up hotels across the region, along the way amassing a network of friendships that run deep.
Once an F&B person, always an F&B person, regardless of how many fancy general manager titles to your name. The founder of Laos Hospitality Consulting and owner’s rep of The Luang Say Residence is also passionate about photography and art, and knows absolutely everyone in Luang Prabang from artists to antique collectors.
Banana by nickname and bananas when she lets her hair down, the founder of Touchable is dead serious when it comes to adorning spaces with furniture that brings rooms to life. What do Azerai Luang Prabang, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, The Way Dhaka, La Maison de Suite in Himeji, Japan, have in common? That’s right, hers truly, the artist with the LuxuryHunt eye for aesthetics.
On the surface, she is a Thai-American celebrity with hit singles in the region and he is an ex-banker. She is also an experience seeker forever on the lookout for the extraordinary, and he is a lover of music. Together they are a globetrotting couple and parents to a future world traveler.
The South African hospitality personality may be a high flying hotelier now, but the general manager of Paresa Resort got his start in F&B (think manager at The Ivy and Les Trois Garçons restaurants in London), a passion that still burns brightly. Why else would you get certified as a sake sommelier in Japan? Hotels, food, and beverage – Dawid knows, eats, and drinks it all.
Many a traveler has been seduced by glam, but no amount of glitz can bribe the Swiss artist and designer of BuBuCollection.com. This soul searcher is perpetually on the hunt for authentic experiences with real heart.
First a professional chef, then a banker, but despite whichever hat David is wearing, one thing is constant – the love of travel. When the Swissman hits the road, alone or with companion, it’s the best or nothing, and the destination must make the journey worth it.
After a stint in Asia helming Phulay Bay, the original co-founder of LuxuryHunt is now back home in South America at The Ritz- Carlton, Santiago as general manager. She can recite luxury with her eyes closed, but it’s with her eyes wide open that she likes her “leisure” pursuits the likes of throwing herself off planes.
David is the go-to person (if you’re in the know) for creating private luxury experiences in far-flung locations, from a traditional bathhouse in Bhutan to a private boat on the Amazon. While playing matchmaker for lucky individuals looking for customized meaningful luxury, David is also quick to share the gems he encounters on his journey.
Age is nothing but a number when it comes to knowing lux from not, and Jimmy punches way above his weight. Born into a family of travelers, his lifestyle was written in the stars. He's not shy to say it as it is, backed up by a treasure trove of jet-setting experiences. For this London-based fashion management student, the world has always been his oyster.
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