Designing Paradise With Bill Bensley

Designing Paradise With Bill Bensley catch up

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 13 - Shinta Mani Wild - Cambodia

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The pressures of the growing population in the Cardamon National Park to continue poaching wildlife and log illegally may be the most challenging project of Bill Bensley's life. How does he find the compromise between hungry locals and the staunch conservationists?

Season 1, Episode 12 - Antique Hunting - Chiang Mai

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Bill Bensley designed this Asian classic hotel, Four Seasons Chiang Mai, in 1992 and since then has been employed as the visual policeman to maintain and renovate. This episode catches Bill planning the latest batch of renovations and he also visits his favourite local cache of antiquities. Can the old dame of Chiang Mai ...

Season 1, Episode 11 - The Slate - Phuket

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Aptly named as The Slate, one of Bill Bensley's first creations is a beach resort like no other. This Tin Mine themed resort offers brutal iron and concrete décor along with cutlery that looks more like a box of spanners. Does that put guests off? Quite the opposite it seems, especially as the hotel offers fine dining with...

Season 1, Episode 10 - Hotel De La Coupole - Vietnam

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Shrouded in clouds and perched in one of the highest colonial hill stations in Indochina, architect Bill Bensley has designed from scratch the Hotel de la Coupole of Sapa, Vietnam. Bill explores how the relationship of the fashions of the indigenous hill tribes are juxtaposed with those of the haute couture in 1900's Pari...

Season 1, Episode 9 - Rajasthan Palace - India

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Rajasthan is not the easiest place in India to build a five star palace. Architect Bill Bensley struggles, but sticks to his unique DNA methods and works with the strengths of the local craftsmen to create one of the worlds most treasured accommodations. But will you love the results?

Season 1, Episode 8 - Yen Tu - Vietnam

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Yen Tu mountain in Vietnam attracts millions of Buddhist pilgrims yearly wishing for better fortune, and which has resulted in chaotic building practices. Architect Bill Bensley took charge, cleared the slate and the chaos, and actually implemented a huge master plan that resulted in the visual harmony and simplicity that ...

Season 1, Episode 7 - The Elephant Camp - Chiang Rai

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Located just off the Mekong in the Golden Triangle of opium fame, Bill Bensley has set up camp for the Four Seasons, a home to a maximum of 30 happy campers and 26 very lucky relocated street elephants, set free in the resort's wild country. Lauded three years in a row as the number one hotel in the world, Bensley explains...

Season 1, Episode 6 - Four Seasons - Koh Samui

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Bensley is bonkers about saving each and every one of the 854 coconut trees that occupies this pristine bay in Koh Samui, Thailand. In the end coconuts penetrate in the most amusing ways, and in all aspects of the resort. So here Bill's philosophy of minimal intervention prevails in a most sexy manner. Will the results sti...

Season 1, Episode 5 - Lamarck University - Vietnam

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On the sparsely populated tropical island off the coast of Cambodia, Bensley has reconstructed and renovated the C19th Lamarck University grounds into Asia's most unique resort; JW Marriott Phuquoc. So It's back to school in Vietnam and a stunning hotel on the southern tip of the Island Phu Quoc themed as the Lamarck Unive...

Season 1, Episode 4 - Shinta Mani - Cambodia

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World renowned architect and interior designer Bill Bensley honours the Khmer king Jayavarman with the new Shinta Mani Angkor Bensley Collection, providing experiences and private gardens for the guests to enjoy while helping the local community.