Design Of The Times

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A look at some of Asia’s coolest design hotels.

For the unabashed modernists among us, the definition of luxury hospitality has long since transcended the time worn traditions of grand chandeliered lobbies replete with red-jacketed busboys trolleying overpriced luggage sets of overpaid aristocrats over sickeningly expensive floral crested carpets.

If there’s one thing about the classic “luxury” hotel template other than a penchantfor overindulgence in every room, it’s that they are, for wont of a better word, ugly.

If you can afford it, the gold leaf marble columns and wide sweeping staircase leading to your four-poster bed in The Imperial Suite may denote luxury by means of fiscal wealth, but as is often said of the super rich…money can’t buy taste.

So regardless of which Sultan checked out before you, the shimmering banality of ‘standard issue opulence’ is rendered worthless to those of us who understand a more enlightened concept of luxury. One that is defined by a passion for innovation, unique aesthetics and above all, creative vision. Luxury defined by taste.

So leave the ostentatious opulence to the oligarchs and indulge in some of Asia’s beautifully crafted contemporary design hotels.

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2165 Hazako Hamajima-cho, Japan

We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign RS2888_Amanemu - private onsenownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.

Entrance at Naumi HotelNAUMI

41 Seah St, Singapore

We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign ownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.

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Jalan Sarinande no 20, Seminyak
80361, Bali, Indonesia

We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign Lobby - sunshine sofaownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.

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CASA DE LA FLORA

Casa Presidential Suite_0367/213 Moo 5, Khuk Khak, Khao Lak, Phang-nga 82190, Thailand

We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign ownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.

Alila Villas Uluwatu

Jl Belimbing Sari Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu, Bali 80364, IndonesiaAlila_Villas_Uluwatu

We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign ownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.

Alila Villas UluwatuNUO

No. 2A Jiangtai Road, Beijing, China,100016

43We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign ownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.

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SONEVA KIRI

110 Moo 4, Koh Kood, Trat 23000, Thailand

We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign ownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.

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16 Tsing Fung St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong8797991_102_z

We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign ownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.

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30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763

We all know that foreign citizens cannot own land in Thailand. But many foreign investors nevertheless take the risk of circumventing legal restrictions on foreign ownership by forming a Thai company with local shareholders. Maintaining a Thai corporation, with annual tax returns and audits, can also prove to be expensive and time consuming.

Other foreign investors prefer to lease land under a 30 year lease — plus a 30-year renewal term for a combination of 60 years. But long-term land leasing can also be problematic, particularly as Land Offices are reluctant to register the 30 year renewal term on the land title. Some government officials even demand gratuities before long-term land leases can be registered. In recent years, Thai courts have also rejected some of the standard lessee protections which are often included in long-term land lease agreements.TheSouthBeach_GrandBallroom_Corporate-Setup-Higres

 

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