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Top Reasons to Travel in 2018

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Whether you’re in need of an island escape or a culture-packed city stay, we’ve got your travel inspiration for the coming year right here.

Published on Dec 20, 2017


With thousands of islands containing a vast array of cultures, cuisines and geological wonders, this archipelago offers plenty for travelers to explore. Bali, with its white- and black-sand beaches, lush rice paddies, and mystical temples, remains a perennial favorite with surfers, art-lovers and yogis. Anyone in search of a little R&R should try checking into the Conrad Bali, Hilton Bali Resort or the Hilton Garden Inn Bali for pampering. Over on the nearby island of Java, travelers will find the nation’s bustling capital Jakarta, which features fast-growing food and nightlife scenes. Stay in the heart of the action at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro, with a lagoon-style swimming pool and five-star amenities. Finally, nestled in a river basin at the Parahyangan Mountains on the western side of Java lies Bandung, where families often go to pick strawberries and enjoy life in the slow lane. The Hilton Bandung offers sweeping views of Tangkuban Perahu Mountain from its rooftop swimming pool.


Hilton Bali Resort

Conrad Bali

 DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro

Hilton Bandung



The Land of Smiles remains one of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations, thanks to islands like Koh Samui, with sugar-sand beaches and fabulous seafood. Tap into the local culture with a trip to the idyllic village of Bophut, where historic Chinese shophouses line the streets, then park at the luxe pool villas at the Conrad Koh Samui on the southwest tip of the island. Closer to the capital lies the laid-back beach town of Hua Hin, a favored destination of the Thai royal family and high society. Enjoy unimpeded views of the Gulf of Thailand at the Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, where every room and suite features a private balcony. Another perpetually popular weekend getaway is the seaside town of Pattaya, located a breezy two-hour drive from the capital. Families often opt to stay in the plush Hilton Pattaya, with lush, landscaped gardens and an infinity pool. Finally, a visit to Bangkok’s gilded temples and bustling night markets is a must. Savor high-end tasting menus at this newest addition to the Michelin Guide or dine on some of the world’s best street food. Although everyone is holding their breath for the long-awaited debut of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok in 2018, the city already boasts a wealth of accommodation options, including the Conrad BangkokHilton Sukhumvit BangkokDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok and the Millennium Hilton Bangkok.


Conrad Koh Samui

Hilton Hua Hin


A modern melting pot that honors its multicultural history while fully embracing the future, Singapore packs a staggering array of attractions into a tiny geographic area. Find out why they call this the Garden City when you visit the 101-hectare waterfront Gardens by the Bay, a masterpiece of horticulture that showcases the region’s biodiversity, then enjoy breakfast in the company of orangutans at the Singapore Zoo. After gorging at hawker centers and checking out the Southeast Asian artwork at the National Gallery, unwind in style at the Conrad Centennial Singapore, conveniently located in the Marina Bay Area, or the Hilton Singapore, situated right by the ritzy shops of Orchard Road. Those looking to explore the vibrant enclave of Little India should check out the Hilton Garden Inn Singapore-Serangoon.

Grand Deluxe King Room


Tick the Maldives off your bucket list this year end and enjoy barefoot luxury at its best at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The award-winning resort offers customized one-, three-, and five-hour itineraries highlighting local art, culture, food and adventure that include everything from swimming with whale sharks to undersea dining at Ithaa restaurant to a spectacular sunset cruise.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Sunset Water Villa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island


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