Flash! Be blinded by the thrill of fame with celebrity-themed holidays in Asia. As the paparazzi circle and the scandals unfold, be right in the thick of the action as you stay with the stars, sashay with some shopping and be treated in red carpet style.
When you feel like some celebrity pampering, hide out from the paparazzi at the Celebrity International hotel in Beijing. Even after the recent Olympics, the buzz is in the air of the Asian Games Village and nearby shopping centres. Spend your day in stores, followed by a beauty treatment at the hotel salon, and then dine at one of the five restaurants.
Find yourself Lost In Translation with a visit to Tokyo’s Park Hyatt Hotel – their New York Bar was the one Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson spent time lounging around in during the film. Continue with the Hyatt theme at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, where Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have stayed. Get the exotic feeling of fame with a visit to the Sashu Salon Armonia, which specialises in Japanese make-up and kimono wearing.
You’ll want to Die Another Day with a visit to Hong Kong, a city featured in the James Bond flick, as well as Rush Hour and The Dark Knight. As you walk around the high rises, picking scene from scene, you’ll come upon the grandeur fit for a famous rendezvous—the W hotel. Get the in-vogue vibe as you enter the hotel lobby filled with Damien Hirst artworks, and enjoy the special treatment by selecting your room design—everything from Australian woodgrain wall to Japanese butterflies. And to really soak up the high life, jump in the lift and visit the world’s highest nail bar on the 75th floor.
When you’re tired of signing autographs, there’s only one thing to do: shop. The best way to do that is in a premier shopping district such as that near the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The nearby Golden Triangle shopping area contains designer stores and Bintang Walk is a prime location for celeb spotting. Return to the hotel for some serious ‘sucking up’ in the Executive Club, which includes a personal butler.