New booking portal offers huge discounts on Asia's best hotels

New booking portal offers huge discounts on Asia's best hotels

Members-only site claims discounts of up to 70 percent on luxury resorts

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A new members-only hotel reservation website has entered the online booking fray with claims to offer discounts of up to 70 percent at some of Asia's most luxurious resorts.

Currently, the Luxe Nomad is offering US$468 a night at Thai resort Sri Panwa, for example, down from an advertised US$813.

Based in Singapore, the site -- the latest venture of Stephanie Chai, an entrepreneur who spent most of her working life as a high fashion model -- claims the deals it offers are not available anywhere else and can range from 40-70 percent off the hotel's listed prices. 

"The sales that are on our site are exclusively for The Luxe Nomad and its members," says Alexandra Seitz, PR executive for the site. 

"We feature a mix of four- and five-star hotels, resorts and villas that we believe offer good service and great ambiance. Of course you can't please everyone, but our team does its very best to vet each property."

That vetting aims to produce deals like the celeb favorite Sri Panwa in Phuket. Its fans include Kenny G and Yvan Rodic, aka Facehunter.

Membership is free. You just have to sign up on the site.

Have you used The Luxe Nomad or other 'luxury accommodation' booking sites? Let us know your experience in the comments section below.

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