Responsible luxury: Capella's Evan Kwee opens next-gen hotels in Maldives, Bangkok and Hanoi

(Clockwise from left) Mr Evan Kwee opened a riverside resort in Bangkok and a boutique hotel in Hanoi amid the pandemic. PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN, CAPELLA BANGKOK, CAPELLA HANOI
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SINGAPORE - Mr Evan Kwee opened two Capella hotels remotely amid the pandemic - a riverside resort in Bangkok and an opera-inspired boutique hotel in Hanoi. From photo shoots to orientations, his Singapore-based corporate team finessed details over borderless Zoom meetings.

On May 18, he will launch Patina Maldives, Fari Islands. The luxury resort is sequestered on an island, a natural travel bubble in the Maldives, which has kept borders open since July last year and is feted as a tourism success story.

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