You can order the world’s most expensive sandwich – a princely USD$102
If you touch down for 24 hours in one of these cities you can be sure of a good time
24 HRS IN: TOKYO
Leave your luggage at the new Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo. As it is set in the middle of Tokyo’s luxurious shopping district you won’t have to walk far with your shopping. Enjoy lunch on the balcony terrace of the hotel’s restaurant Namiki667 before heading to Yayoi Kusama’s new five storey-high museum.
24 HRS IN: KUALA LUMPUR
The Malaysian capital is a whirlwind of activity. This year alone, they have seen a new prime minister, a string of glamorous international hotels arrive and a host of new hip cafés and restaurants launch in the city. Spend the day enjoying a cooking lesson in the jungle, riding a Segway around the city or visiting the local elephant sanctuary. Looking for a hot place to stay? Book into the chic and sleek Alila Bangsar. Leave the KL traffic behind and ride the elevator to the 40th floor where you get a panoramic view of the city. Need to cool off after a day of sightseeing? Take a dip in the hotel infinity pool.
24 HRS IN: LONDON
As the old adage goes ‘A man who is tired of London is tired of life’ for the UK’s capital is full of surprises. Take a ride down the Thames in a floating hot tub, enjoy a horseback ride through Hyde Park or snap up a seat in the West End. Finish the day at the Four Seasons Hotel London At Ten Trinity Square. It’s here that you’ll find La Dame de Pic. owned by none other than the three Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic.
24 HRS IN: DUBAI
There’s no better time to hit Dubai. The city is busy dusting off all of its gold leaf and grooming its beaches in time for Expo 2020. While more manmade islands are underway – yes, really, you can entertain yourself by taking a trip to the top of the Dubai Frame, which offers jawdropping views of the city, or by relaxing at La Mer, a sprawling café, restaurant and beach club. Book into the new Bvlgari hotel that sits on the manmade Jumeira Bay that is in true Dubai style is shaped like a seahorse. Go on, admit it, you would be disappointed if it wasn’t.
24 HRS IN: HONG KONG
A stopover in Hong Kong gives you the chance to stay at the city’s latest landmark – The Murray. The 1960s building has been given a 21st-century makeover by Norman Foster’s team, so as you can expect, it really is the last word in luxury. Take a hike up the Peak to snap the ultimate city landscape, hit the M+ Pavilion to get your art fix or if you have a spare USD102 you can order the world’s most expensive sandwich at Wagyumafia in Wan Chai. We’re hoping that also includes mustard.