29 Apr '11, 9pm

Jetsetting with ... Jaume Tapies: a collection of gorgeous restaurants and hotels scattered around the world. T...

YOU could say Jaume Tapies was born for the job of international president of Relais & Chateaux, a collection of gorgeous restaurants and hotels scattered around the world. The Spaniard's parents own a small hotel, El Castell de Ciutat, located in the town of the Prince-Bishops, a few kilometres from Andorra, and cried the day their property got into the company's prestigious annual guide in 1982. That's destiny written in the stars. In town just last Tuesday to introduce the guide's latest developments across Asia, including one property due to open in Singapore within a year, Tapies' excitement over the Asian market was palpable. There are now 51 properties in Asia Pacific since the R&C guide was introduced in Asia 10 years ago. "Obviously when you live in Singapore, for instance, it is easier and more accessible to go for a weekend in Bali, Siem Reap or Phuket to have a...

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Two women dressed in period costume taking a picture in a Ming dynasty-themed food street in Nanjing, where waiters and ma...