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Boutique hotels gain new ground in Bangkok in the Nikkei Asian Review

After lagging regional competitors, Thai capital invests in heritage accommodations. My latest with Laure Siegel in the Nikkei Asian Review. In downtown Bangkok, hardly a week goes by without a soft opening for a high-rise hotel offering a plush but hardly unique experience. With around 35 million visitors a year the Thai capital is a […]

The 103 Bed and Brews – The Daily Telegraph

I’ve been reviewing hotels for the Daily Telegraph for the past four years, mostly in Thailand, but also in Cambodia, Laos and India. To date I’ve visited more than a 100 hotels for the paper. More often than not I manage to combine this job with other assignments in the same locations  (it’s not uncommon […]

Tom Vater´s Feature on Vann Molyvann exhibited at Phnom Penh Airport

A new exhibition about the architectural designs of Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann is showing at Phnom Penh’s International Airport and features a display of my feature portrait of Molyvann, published last year in the Asia Wall Street Journal. Vann Molyvann, born in Kampot province in 1926, was appointed by Norodom Sihanouk in the 1960s to […]

Tom Vater’s portrait of master architect Vann Molyvann in the Asia Wall Street Journal

The Asia Wall Street Journal published my portrait of master architect Vann Molyvann, the creator of Cambodia’s New Khmer Architecture in the 1950s, as a cover story in its weekend edition. In the years after Cambodia won independence from France in 1953, Mr. Molyvann, a student of Le Corbusier, set out under the tutelage of […]

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