This story originally appeared in the January/February 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.
Bespoke travel company Remote Lands has teamed up with The Peninsula Hotels to create the ultimate adventure for art aficionados. Taking in Asia’s major contemporary art capitals – including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo – the 15-day trip will give guests exclusive access to unique experiences and world-renowned artists.
The program features intimate tours of acclaimed museums, galleries and private collections, panel discussions as well as meet-and-greets with celebrated artists – plus tours of each city.
Highlights include a visit to YenakArt Village in Bangkok for lunch with some of the Thai capital’s leading contemporary art gallery owners; a tour of the studio of the award-winning Hong Kong-based Portuguese artist João Vasco Paiva; a morning in Beijing with one of China’s first graffiti and street artists, Zhang Dali; a viewing of the Mori Art Museum, led by its director, Fumio Nanjo; and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the private collection of art dealer and collector Pearl Lam in her Shanghai apartment.
Evenings are spent in superlative comfort and luxury in a five-star Peninsula hotel. The group has long been a champion of the arts, collaborating with creatives during major global art fairs, such as Art Basel Hong Kong and Expo Chicago.