Fraser Suites Shenzhen
Catering to both leisure and business travellers, Fraser Suites Shenzhen provides a range of one- and two-bedroom accommodation types with its 211 rooms. Live in luxury at the Suites’ rooftop swimming pool and sky bar. For those looking for a nature escape, take a hike at the nearby Lotus Hill Park or Central Park.
Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen
Hard Rock’s first establishment in China’s 258 rooms and suites feature a creative mix of music-inspired décor and modern Chinese elements. Located in Mission Hills Centreville, the new hotel is near a golf course, a range of entertainment options and is also in close proximity to the airport and city centre.
Located in Jiangbeizui, Chongqing’s new Central Business District, Niccolo is located on levels 52 to 62 of Tower 1 Chongqing IFS. Priding itself as a sky hotel with 252 rooms, the hotel features a Sky Pool, Sky Gym and a Sky Spa with five treatment rooms, perfect for those on the lookout for luxury in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Chongqing.
The St. Regis Changsha
This modern hotel from the high-end chain towers over the historic capital of Hunan. In addition to their striking contemporary style, the 188 rooms and suites are all equipped with state-of-the-art technology – for instance, the in-room iPad can be used to control everything from the air-conditioning to the TV. 24-hour butler service – a hallmark of the St Regis brand – is available here, too.
Waldorf Astoria Chengdu
This sprawling development has multiple leisure facilities such as a heated indoor pool overlooking the city, a yoga area and salt rooms. Its 289 rooms weave classic elegance with modern luxury, furnished with walk-in wardrobes, marble bathrooms and double vanities.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
The newest addition to Seminyak’s row of luxury beachfront hotels boasts 289 rooms, suites and pool villas, all equipped with top-notch amenities like in-room juicers (complete with complimentary oranges). True to the Hotel Indigo philosophy, the property is also embellished with locally-inspired design elements, such as wall murals that depict the surrounding neighbourhood.
Lush foliage, stunning views and understated luxury are some of the highlights at this tranquil resort, which is situated in a beautiful valley close to Ubud. Three pools wind their way through the resort, connecting the individual villas. The latter feature traditional Balinese design elements, including carvings crafted by local artisans. There are also private treehouse gazebos where you can enjoy a spot of reading or meditation.
Vasa Hotel Surabaya
This new five-star hotel in West Surabaya has three restaurants, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, a spa, a playground and even a helpad. Located a 30-minute drive from Juanda International Airport, it’s ideal for business travellers seeking luxury and convenience.
Azerai Hotel Luang Prabang
Built around a leafy courtyard, this hotel’s main buildings were designed as French officer’s quarters which were later adapted by the Laos government. Its buildings reflect the fusion of Luang Prabang’s cultural heritage and the desire of a savvy luxury traveller. Azerai’s 53 rooms vary in size, featuring picturesque room views.
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
Located on Jalan Kamunting, which used to be the main settlement for tin mining during the colonial era, the hotel’s 184 rooms are adorned with black-and-white photography that showcase the rich heritage of the neighbourhood. Rooftop pool bar Man Tao gives you a view over that neighbourhood, while Brasserie 25 offers international dining with a French twist. Experience the area’s charms in the flesh by checking out long-running eateries like Yut Kee coffee shop and art galleries like Balai Seni Negara.
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Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara
Located on Damansara Hills, this hotel is flanked by the commercial and financial districts of Kuala Lumpur. It’s also just minutes away from the city’s prime shopping areas and the Petronas Twin Towers. 312 rooms and suites offer stunning city views with its modern and opulent design.
The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi
This new Ritz establishment was designed to reflect a traditional kampong village, in the midst of lush rainforests and alongside the Andaman Sea. Choose from 90 of its luxurious rooms and suites, the oceanfront resort has 29 pool villas, three swimming pools and two oceanfront bars and lounges.
Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives
A mere 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé, this luxe resort stands on its own private island. Here, you’ll find 120 beach and overwater villas, each providing gorgeous views of the ocean – what’s more, 65 of them feature private pools. Also on offer are a range of outdoor activities, such as diving, dolphin watching and wakeboarding. Conclude your day with a romantic dinner on the beach.
Hotel G Yangon
The latest addition to the design-driven chain of hotels opened this September with 85 rooms. It offers a great location in the heart of the Yaw Min Gyi neighbourhood, popular with the city’s young expat crowd and close to bars, cafes and restaurants. It also boats its own all-day dining venue Babett which is already winning plaudits for its Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
Lotte Hotel Yangon
Situated close to Inya Lake in the north of the city, the hotel offers plenty of choice for business and leisure. There are over 340 rooms and suites, many with views of the lake, three restaurants, a bakery, a bar, plus a business centre, two pools (one inside) and a fitness centre.
Pan Pacific Yangon
One of the first big names to roll into town, the 336-room hotel is perched atop the equally new Junction City Shopping Centre close to top attractions such as the Bogyoke Aung San Market and only five minutes from Shwedagon Pagoda. Expect the usual amenities, including two restaurants, a lobby bar and a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre.
Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu
Marriott’s first property in Nepal features 115 contemporary rooms that overlook the bustling city. Located in the backpacker neighbourhood of Thamel, it offers easy access to major attractions such as Kathmandu Durbar Square and the Garden of Dreams.
Hue Hotel Boracay
This hotel’s distinctive kidney bean-shaped façade is sure to pique your interest. After a long day of adventuring with nature, come back to any one of its 126 rooms boasting wide and open spaces. The lifestyle resort hotel also has a creative mix of retail and dining options, perfect for any traveller.
Summit Galleria Cebu
Situated within Robinsons Galleria Cebu, the flagship hotel of Summit offers direct access to Robinsons shopping mall and multiple retail outlets – great for any shopaholic. The 220-room hotel features an indoor pool, an all-day dining restaurant and a mix of game and leisure areas.
InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay
Set amid the dynamic Robertson Quay neighbourhood along the Singapore River, this hotel exudes a stylish but laid-back vibe. Its 225 light-filled studios and suites have been designed to magnify the familiar comforts of home, with custom-made furnishings and bespoke amenities like an in-room cocktail kit.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore
This sophisticated serviced apartment has everything you need: fully equipped kitchens, a round-the-clock fitness centre, and even an outdoor infinity pool. It’s located in the newly opened Downtown Gallery complex, which boasts a host of shopping and restaurant options in a prime location in the heart of the Central Business District.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Strategically located above Tanjong Pagar MRT, this hotel sports botanical motifs inspired by Singapore’s green spaces. The 223 rooms come equipped with mod cons such as Nespresso coffee machines and Bose entertainment systems. Enjoy an interactive culinary experience at French restaurant Racines, which features four open-concept kitchens.
Book a luxury stay for less at the first Yotel in Asia. Situated in the heart of Orchard Road, it offers 610 compact rooms (or “cabins”) that don’t skimp on mod cons like adjustable beds, smart TVs and rain showers.
Mövenpick Hotel Colombo
The first five-star hotel to open in the city in 25 years, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo offers 219 well-appointed rooms, each offering stunning ocean or city views. Take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool or break a sweat at the fully-equipped fitness centre, which overlooks the glimmering Indian Ocean. Its location close to the historic Fort area means it’s well-placed for most local attractions.
Naturally blended within a lush tropical landscape, Rosewood Phuket’s 71 pavilions and villas will leave you wanting more. Each pavilion and villa is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows which open onto a private garden terrace with an infinity pool, relaxed outdoor seating and a daybed.
The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui
Set on a former coconut plantation, the swanky resort is characterised by light-filled interiors and muted hues; snag one of the pool villas, which offer panoramic views over the Gulf of Thailand.
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Villa Mahabhirom, Chiang Mai
This intimate resort comprises 14 beautifully restored ruean thai (traditional teakwood villas) that date back over a century. The villas are decked out with antiques from the owner’s private collection, with the larger ones featuring private courtyards and saltwater plunge pools. Set against the backdrop of the famous Doi Sothep mountain and fringed by tropical foliage, it’s a veritable oasis that’s still close to the city.