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When Your Travel Companion to a New Luxury Hotel in Phuket is A Preschooler

A new all-suite resort on Phuket’s Kamala Beach proves penthouses aren’t just for lovers.

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Kyoto: Eat, Sleep, Repeat

A cheat sheet to the newest hotels and restaurants in the imperial city.

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A Stay at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai is the Most Luxurious Way to Ease Back into Life in China

Holing up has us dreaming of La Mer and Michelin stars at one of Shanghai’s most luxe recent openings.

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Experience next-level Indonesian hospitality in marvellous melting-pot Jakarta

There are few places as kinetic as the Indonesian capital, where layers of history mesh with the contemporary, and modern drinking and dining venues are elevating the city’s game—and the most elevated address in town is the new Park Hyatt Jakarta.

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Experience Next-Level Comfort with Oakwood

An alternative to mainstream hotels, serviced apartments offer more space, in-room facilities and privacy.

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Boost the body and mind at these Bangkok Eateries

At the new Mövenpick BDSM Wellness Resort, healing starts with nutritious, delicious meals at Khum Hom and Tamarind.

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3 Maldivian Resorts Perfect for Foodies

At these opulent resorts from Crown & Champa, the dining is just as stunning as the scenery.

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Sangha Retreat in Shanghai is a Next-Level Wellness Resort

There are wellness resorts and then there’s Sangha Retreat, just two hours outside of Shanghai. We check-in for a relaxing escape, only to find healing in unexpected ways.

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Counting Pools at the New Apurva Kempinski Bali

It’s hard to make a multi-hundred-room hotel feel like home. So, major props to The Apurva Kempinksi Bali, awash in great vibes, feel-good design, a mystifyingly cozy feel—and almost too many pools to count.

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COMO Point Yamu

Located on the tip of Yamu Point, COMO Yamu Point gives way to 180-degree views of the Andaman Sea.

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This Hotel is Putting Kuala Lumpur’s Underappreciated Chow Kit Neighborhood on the Map

An ode to Kuala Lumpur’s underground, The Chow Kit weaves retro design and contemporary art into one of the city’s prettiest hotels.

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Cast off for holistic Kiwi hospitality in the City of Sails

Wonderful, walkable Waitematā harbour beckons, and now there’s a new waterfront manse to call “your wharenui” for travellers and locals alike. The understated luxury of Park Hyatt Auckland presents perfectly in low-key but ahead-of-the-curve New Zealand.

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5 Luxe Thai Getaways Where You Can Start the Year Off the Right Way

We can’t imagine a better beginning to 2020 than a holiday at one of these gems in the Cape Hotel Collection.

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The Grand Reawakening of Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

A colonial time capsule in Siem Reap offers old-world pomp infused with authentic Cambodian flavor.

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A Family-Friendly Favorite in Pattaya Gets an Upgrade

An easy drive from Bangkok, Amari Pattaya is a laid-back retreat by the sea.

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This Luxe Tokyo Hotel Combines Culture with Modern-Day Style

New to Tokyo’s buzzing hotel scene, TRUNK(HOUSE) is a modern-day “salon”—an exclusive, residential-style hub for sophisticated travelers who appreciate culture and luxury.

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Here’s Another Reason Why You Should Go to Hokkaido (As If You Really Needed Another)

Portom International Hokkaido is about to open up, and it’s the perfect, most luxurious base to explore Japan’s northern-most island.

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One of Japan’s Most Trusted Hospitality Experts Just Launched a New High-End Hotel Brand

You probably know JR Kyushu for their trains, but the group’s new hotel brand THE BLOSSOM is going to make waves in Japan’s hospitality industry.

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Take a breath of fresh air amid centuries-old life in timeless Kyoto

Don’t get us started on the zen of Japan’s ancient capital: from the towering trees to the handcrafted everything, the sense of tradition here slows the heart rate. Culinary-focused Park Hyatt Kyoto brings a new retreat— and sundry feasts— for all the senses.

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Shenzhen Is The Shopping Heaven You Never Knew You Needed To Visit

In a stunning glass-and-steel tower that manages to both bequeath king-of-the-world status and blend well with the local culture, Park Hyatt Shenzhen offers a new cozy abode to make yourself at home for a successful business trip that is certain to become leisure.

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Chef Ian Kittichai Is Giving Regional Thai Dishes a Well-Being Boost

At Khum Hom, the restaurant at the Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the chef is radically rethinking the cuisine.

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Wonderland on top of the world in ski paradise Hokkaido

With the famed ‘Niseko Express’ refreshing plentiful powder daily, Japan’s winter capital is on every downhiller’s list. Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono brings serene sophistication, exceptional dining experiences and their signature service to this resort town—which has plenty of summer draws, too.

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JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, this luxury, family-friendly resort is a gateway to the pristine beach of Mai Khao.

Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

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Getting a new and memorable view of dynamic Hong Kong

This electric city—with its beloved mix of good eats, commerce, history, culture and nature—has been centered on the sea for centuries. Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong offers an easy access, upscale stay where there are seriously no bad views.

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History with a view—George Town’s Eastern Oriental Hotel

Not only does this storied stay hit all the marks, but it is also the only seafront hotel in George Town.

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How to have a spirit-calming cultural immersion in Seoul

Some places just scream “cool”, others do it with a casual whisper. Seoul, with its historic nooks and enviable style, is the rare place that does both. Ensconce yourself in chic city living that stays rooted in the culture at Andaz Seoul Gangnam.

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This Might Be Bangkok’s Wildest Hotel Suite

A new suite in a beloved boutique hotel lets you feel the call of the wild in the middle of Bangkok.

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Snorkeling with Sharks in the Maldives

Beyond the overwater villas and sparkling lagoons, the friendly giants of the Maldives inhabit a paradise of their own.

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Destination Paro

Turns out Bhutan’s second city offers more excitement than magnificent tiger’s nest and the world’s most dangerous airport approach.

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Passage to Lan Ha—Halong Bay’s Quieter Waters

A new luxury ship with a focus on wellness carries cruisers to a quiet corner of Halong Bay, promising a mindful journey through 500 million years of history—if that thought gets too heavy for you, just faceplant on a massage table and commune with working out your kinks instead.

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Potato Head Studios

Ending 2019 on a high note, the final piece of the Desa Potato Head puzzle opens this month. Nestled among the village, the floating ring is lifted by reinforcements and houses 168 guest rooms and a sunset bar.

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Rosewood Hong Kong

Opened in March 2019, this showstopper has staked its claim as the crown jewel of arts-and-design district Victoria Dockside.

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The St. Regis Hong Kong

Designer André Fu has worked his magic once again at The St. Regis Hong Kong, weaving the brand’s familiar trademarks— Art-Deco touches, a Prohibition era–styled bar— into a new design template set to serve as the archetype for future properties.

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Anantara Hoi An

On the banks of the Thu Bon River, this little colonial portico–lined haven is conveniently tucked just a couple of blocks from the center of old town, so you can retreat to its garden pool when touristing gets too hot at midday then head back out for dinner. hoi-an.anantara.com

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InterContinental Danang Sun

Cascading down the Son Tra Peninsula, this Bill Bensley-designed carnival-chic resort deserves its reputation as one of Vietnam’s finest.

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Hyatt Regency Danang

Although expansive, there’s scope for intimacy at this excellent luxury all-rounder.

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The Inside House, Chiang Mai

With plenty of pretty stays on offer in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s hub for boutique hotels, few stand out like this Lanna colonial-style house.

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Live Like Royalty In This Bangkok Hotel

Steps from the city’s top embassies and luxury shopping centers, The Athenee Hotel is an ideal urban haven.

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The Bailey, Cairns

Far North Queensland got a whole lot hipper in the last 12 months. The second of three luxury Crystalbrook Collection hotels to open in Cairns, The Bailey (creative sibling to The Riley) is a bold celebration of art and originality.

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The Fullerton Sydney

Housed in the former General Post Office (“GPO,” first opened in 1874, at No. 1 Martin Place), Fullerton merges grandiose heritage architecture with contemporary culinary, art and cultural experiences, giving guests the opportunity to explore Sydney past and present.

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The Fantauzzo

The latest installment of one of the country’s most exciting boutique hotel brands, this homage to award-winning Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo offers six floors of appropriately art-filled spaces.

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Park Hyatt Kyoto

If it’s authenticity you seek in Japan’s ancient capital, a low-rise beauty wrapped around Kyoyamato, a kaiseki restaurant run by the same family since 1877, is where you want to lay your head.

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Trunk(House)

Matching traditional tatami floors, a genkan-style entryway and a hinoki-wood bathtub with Charles Eames furnishings and Noguchi lights, this one-room boutique stay is a designer’s daydream.

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Hotel Okura Tokyo

After a three-year, 110-billion-yen renovation, Tokyo’s grandest of dames is back looking as elegant as ever before—intentionally.

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Maldives Rising: The New Resort That Puts Conservation at Its Forefront

InterContinental Maamunagau may have opened up the Maldives’ less-developed Raa Atoll to more visitors, but this sparkling new jewel makes protecting its pristine foundations the prime mission.

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FCC Angkor’s New Era of Style

With bespoke artisan décor, new luxury room categories and a vintage author’s theme, the refurbished FCC Angkor enters a new era of style. Ron Gluckman gets nostalgic.

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Strait Malacca Magic

A new boutique hotel brings fresh life to the seafront in cooler-by-the-day Penang.

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These Five-star kids’ activities in Langkawi’s UNESCO wilderness are next-level

In the tropical wilderness of Langkawi, on the fringe of Southeast Asia’s first UNESCO Global Geopark, an evolved breed of kids’ club is burying its peers in the sandpit.

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Visiting Byron Bay? Check Out This Chic, Local-Is-Best Nest

A launch pad for Mullum’s hip cafés, the destination Kiva Spa and the bush trails of Nightcap National Park (part of the UNESCO-listed Gondwana rainforests), Blackbird Byron makes a compelling case for hyper-local travel.

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Common Ground

A funky crop of co-living spaces is transforming millennial travel across Asia. Grace Ma finds sharing is caring in Singapore’s newest community-hotel hub.

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A Visit to Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary Phuket

Whether you’re looking for full detox or just a break from it all, Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary is a chill recharging station where the only requirement is a daily massage.

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Alba Wellness Resort by Fusion

A hot-spring resort plunges Angela Goh into the mineral-rich waters of central Vietnam.

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Seeking Sanctuary at Amanwana

A new wellness experience by Amanwana teaches guests an old Indonesian style of meditation, guided by the purifying waters of Moyo Island.

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The New Aman in Kyoto is Just as Serene as You’d Expect

Set in old forest amid history-laden north Kyoto, a new Aman wants you to do little more than wander, contemplate and explore both its own vast grounds and the neighborhood it calls home.

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Baring It All at Hoshinoya Guguan

Hoshinoya’s newest resort in the Taiwanese hot-spring town of Guguan invited relaxation and good qi.

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This Phuket Resort Might Be One Of The Most Magical Places On Earth

Cape Panwa Hotel makes for a truly incredible setting for the big day.

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Experience Good Living With Belmond

The acclaimed hotel group is redefining luxury through authentic local experiences.

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

This is the city’s most historic and celebrated luxury address, in the most salubrious part of Hanoi, next to the Opera House.

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Watching Wild Antelope and Cheetahs on an Emirati Desert Island

Just off the coast of Abu Dhabi is an enchanting wildlife reserve with 8,000 years of human history. Jeninne Lee-St. John heads to a resort island where it’s hard to tell your sitting room from the savannah.

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A Stay at Singapore’s Capitol Kempinski

The Capitol Kempinksi Hotel Singapore is a cozy complex spanning three historic buildings. Jeninne Lee-St.John makes herself at home.

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Preserving Paradise in Phu Quoc

How to prep a corner of paradise for the outside world while keeping it as pristine as possible is on the minds of many in Phu Quoc these days. It’s shockingly easy to get to this on-the-up Vietnamese idyll— just please don’t eat the sea urchin.

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The Andaman Hotel Is Helping Save Langkawi’s Sea Cucumber Population

Faced with a rapidly dwindling gamat, or sea cucumber, population, The Andaman Hotel in Langkawi takes the lead to regenerate them.

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Azerai La Residence, Hue

Formerly the manor of a French governor during colonial times, La Residence retains a stately grandeur befitting its 1930 build.

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This Might Be Penang’s Most Creative Accommodation

In George Town, there’s a meal of a different sort at Hikayat, a sleek one-stop-shop for literature, creativity and Penang’s latest, most artsy accommodation.

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A New Resort in the Himalayas Is a Haven For Tea Drinkers

A new mountain resort in Darjeeling offers an intimate chance to get away from it all, while experiencing West Bengal’s tea-making traditions in style.

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RETURN TO PARADISE: BORACAY’S GREEN COMEBACK

Boracay is back, cleaner and greener than ever. But what are the other implications when a popular tourist haunt shuts down for a reboot? Stephanie Zubiri returns to be the island to see if this Philippines favorite can preserve its soul along with its shores.

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A chic new beach bar and boutique hotel on rustic Nusa Lembongan is making waves with surfers

The first beach lounge of its caliber on Bali’s sister island of Nusa Lembongan, Ohana’s brings an unprecedented air of cool to one of Indonesia’s most laidback ocean escapes.

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Shishi-Iwa House in Nagano is an Architecture Buff’s Dream

On the way to Nagano and far from the metropolis that is Tokyo, there’s a new address that’s meant to stir your creative juices. At the very least, it will calm your day.

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This Luxurious Jungle Camp in Cambodia Should Be Your Next Destination

Glamping is so last season. Come fly away to a luxe, cunningly conversationist jungle book in the heart of Cambodia.

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A New Island Resort in China is a Lesson in Luxury

A new addition on an empty swathe of China’s otherwise crowded coastal hub offers a chance to see Hainan island as more than just a developing skyline with ocean views. Eloise Basuki checks into the Capella Sanya and experiences a five-star version of local life.

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This Luxe Resort Was Inspired by Its Island Site’s Celestial Energy

By Daven Wu. As islands go, the first impression of Ulleungdo tends to be a little underwhelming. Rising out of South Korea’s East Sea, this squat, dark mound of cedar- and juniper-cloaked volcanic rock seems an unlikely dream destination, especially as getting here is, to put it mildly, a major schlep. And yet, for generations, successive waves […]

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Finding Inner Peace at Vietnam’s Most Spiritual Resort

Following the well-trod pilgrim path to Vietnam’s most spiritual peak, features editor Eloise Basuki spends a few nights at Yen Tu mountain’s new designer resort, a sprawling palace that honors the mountain’s regal history.

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Fit for a Raja

Rajasthan is littered with the former forts, castles and chateaux of the Rajput Maharajas who ruled the region for centuries. On a royal tour of new palatial digs turned into heritage hotels, Rachna Sachasinh finds luxurious renewal projects that manage to conjure the community spirit of far humbler abodes.

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Bella Vista Spa and Marina Hotel Onomichi

From the owners of Setouchi Seaplanes and luxury cruise ship Guntû, this superbly located resort overlooking the Seto Sea regales its guests with the wonders of the great outdoors.

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The Parisian Macao

With access to some of the region’s hottest concerts, cabaret performances and stunt shows, plus 850 shops, 150 restaurants and an Eiffel Tower replica, The Parisian Macao has pretty much got you covered for fun.

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Ascott Orchard Singapore

One of Ascott’s six serviced residences in Singapore, Ascott Orchard stands out for its fashionable pedigree. Set in the heart of famed shopping belt Orchard Road, it’s the island’s first serviced residence to offer eight Fendi Casa–furnished penthouse suites.

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Kerry Hotel

Another sleek showpiece by starchitect Andre Fu, Kerry Hotel offers iconic views of Victoria Harbour. It boasts the largest hotel meeting, event and catering facilities in the city.

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Marriot Marquis Bangkok

Located in the heaving center of Bangkok, this 1,388-room hotel provides easy access to the city (and a luxury retreat from its mayhem) just a short walk from multiple public transport stations.

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Wyndham Grand Yangon

This luxury outpost in the heart of Burma’s commercial capital has all the trimmings. Oversized rooms have Wi-Fi, large desk space and a Bluetooth-supported speaker telephone, on top of comforts like coffeemakers and marble bathrooms.

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Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

No expense is spared at this sky-high five-star just a few steps away from the Petronas Towers.

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QT Perth

Moments from Swan River in Perth’s revitalized CBD, this new urban hotel makes an ideal base for suits who don’t like to sacrifice on style.

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The Great Madras

Designed to warm the cockles of any card-carrying millennial’s heart, The Great Madras is a colorful 35-room conservation project that fully embraces its history and location in vibrant Little India.

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The Upper House

It’s no small feat that the Upper House has managed to stay cutting-edge despite turning 10 this year. Little wonder, really, considering how the Andre-Fu–designed hotel continues to tick all the boxes for design acolytes.

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Marriott Moxy Honmachi, Osaka

Marriott hits a millennial home run with this new 155-room Moxy property, which opened last year. The hotel occupies a former 11-story undergarment warehouse in Osaka’s shabby-chic Honmachi district, minutes away from the station and chock-a-block with izakaya and kushikatsu joints.

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Ovolo Incholm

Nothing is more evident of Brisbane’s breezy renaissance than this new-look boutique stay in Incholm in the heart of the city. The hotel, rebranded last year to Ovolo Incholm after a complete makeover, marries eclectic Art-Deco interiors reflective of the building’s 1930s heritage with next-gen perks to entice modern travelers.

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The Slow

Creatives work hard and play slow at this stylish boutique stay in Bali’s happening Canggu.

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Lao Poet

A funky little find in the Lao capital with a glamorous rooftop infinity pool, Lao Poet comes with all the style cred its Luang Prabang sister retreat, Satri House, is renowned for.

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Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Swish hotels often aren’t the most welcoming places for their smallest guests, but Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong defies convention by rolling out the red carpet for families.

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Festive Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa

Festive Hotel scores points with families for the smorgasbord of activities available within a stone’s throw: it’s just steps away from Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios theme park, S.E.A. Aquarium (one of the world’s largest aquariums) and Adventure Cove Waterpark (where high-speed waterslides and swimming with dolphins and sharks await).

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Avani+Samui

Basking in the sun-soaked shores of Phang Ka beach, on Koh Samui’s quieter Taling Ngan side, the new rooms and villas by Avani’s premium brand Avani+ feel just like your own private beach house.

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Pullman Luang Prabang

With the feel of a small village encircled by paddy-field views, Pullman Luang Prabang masters its space with a wealth of activities devoted to kids.

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Le Relais de Chhlong

The otherwise somnolent Mekong River town of Chhlong has been given an unexpected jolt of energy with the opening of this romantic, waterfront retreat.

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Vinpearl Resort & Spa Long Beach Nha Trang

Overlooking Bai Dai beach, on the fringes of Cam Ranh Bay in southern Vietnam, the two-, three- and four-bedroom villas at this luxe resort are spacious enough (300 square meters should do it) to ensure a wholly relaxing stay, even with kids in the next room over.

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Club Med Bintan, Bintan Island

This all-inclusive family resort sits beachfront on Indonesia’s Bintan Island, just an hour from Singapore. White sands, long sweeping shores and an endless array of fitness activities make for a rejuvenating vacation the whole clan will fondly remember.

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Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay

With just seven suites and two luxury penthouses, this newly revamped escape feels like it leapt off the pages of a romance novel.

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Fufu Kawaguchiko

Opened last autumn, this elegant 32-room newcomer overlooks Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi Prefecture, just two hours from Tokyo.

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Muang La Lodge

Tucked into a gentle curve of the Nam Pak River in mountainous northern Laos is Muang La Lodge, a remote luxury bolt-hole known for its thermal baths, enchanting setting and off-piste trails.

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Amansara, Siem Reap

The 1960s are regarded as a gilded period of prosperity and peace for Cambodia. And the Amansara abounds with callbacks to this so-called Golden Era.

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JW Marriot Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

The one-of-a-kind design at this Bill Bensley haven makes a creative backdrop for events you want etched in your memory.

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Amanyangyun

It might take a village to raise a child, but it took just one man to raze several villages—only to gloriously resurrect them 700 kilometers away as the most ambitious luxury resort slash living museum you might ever have the pleasure of spending a small fortune to sleep in.

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Anantara Quy Nhon Villas

Marvel at local Cham ruins or doze off in Anantara’s tree-canopy spa: life in this fishing-dominated town is a breeze.

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United Places Botanic Gardens

Stymied by the city’s lackluster options when trying to book a room for a friend, developer Darren Rubenstein decided to take action.

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Six Senses Duxton

A study in updated nostalgia, the first urban hotel from the wellness-focused brand is a natural fit for Duxton Hill, where steely towers loom over Chinatown shophouses.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Andamans

Concealed in the rainforest on the edge of Rhadanagar Beach, Taj Exotica was built to accommodate its surroundings, with endemic plants and 13 hectares of untouched mangrove forest punctuating the 18-hectare site, as well as an organic garden that supplies the property’s three restaurants.

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Capella Ubud Bali

Hotel designer Bill Bensley has dreamed up some of Southeast Asia’s most glamorous resorts, but his favorite travel memories are those of childhood camping trips. That love of nature, along with Bensley’s obsession with old-world style, informed his vision for the first Balinese property from the Singapore-based Capella Hotel Group.

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Test the Waters

The Datai Langkawi has reopened after an extensive renovation and the astute realization that the modern traveler’s greatest luxury is learning to commune with nature. On a wellness sojourn, Jeninne Lee-St. John finds the best of intentions under the rainforest canopy.

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11 Bucket-List Worthy Resorts In The Maldives

Sinking? More like sprouting. There are so many beautiful new reasons to visit the Maldives, it’s hard for us to keep track. Read on for a hit-list of some of the freshest resorts in this far-flung Indian Ocean paradise nation.

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Joali Maldives

This is one resort that comes with its own art map. Each of the 73 villas and residences—ranging in size from one to four bedrooms—has its own infinity pool and butler service, but the real innovative features include artisanal amenities, curated in-villa libraries and handpicked art.

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Mövenpick Kuredhivaru Maldives

In the lesser-touristed Noonu Atoll, pristine and untouched is the name of the game.

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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fusi

“Secret water island” is the direct translation of the name of this all-villa resort.

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Kudadoo Private Island

Each of these earth-toned, natural-material villas comes with an ample 44-square-meter infinity pool set above the sea and massive outdoor decks to watch the world go by—above and below the waterline.

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Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Some of the most loved international five-stars call Baa Atoll their home, and now joining them is a new Westin, designed by PEIA Associati, whose founder has been called the godfather of modern Italian architecture.

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Grand Park Kodhipparu

If proximity to Malé is key, this 120-villa resort is a great fit. Only 20 minutes by speedboat from the airport, the Grand Park checks all the boxes, dotted as it is with 65 private pool villas, a large infinity pool, three restaurants, a spa and a kids’ club.

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Cheval Blanc Randheli

When on a family vacation to the Maldives, would you expect anything else from a resort named after a favorite wine?

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These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

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These Are Our Favorite Business Hotels Around Asia

Traveling on the job doesn’t have to be boxy and boring. These upscale hotels do the hard work for you, leaving more time to enjoy your surroundings.

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The Myst Dong Khoi

With its whiter-than-white façade, hanging plants and asymmetrical windows, the Myst has been a breath of fresh air for Saigon’s ever-rising, but rather generic, skyline since opening in 2017.

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A Hotel Scene: Where Old Meets New in Sydney

In recent years, developers have been converting a string of historic structures into imaginative lodgings.

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A New Era in Kuala Lumpur

As Malaysia goes through a political shake-up, the capital is rippling with change. With an influx of luxury hotels and experimental, proudly Malaysian restaurants, plus a community of small bars adding cool spots to spend the night, Eloise Basuki finds it is now worth lingering in Kuala Lumpur.

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The 6 Best Hotels to Celebrate A Special Occasion

From a former royal guesthouse to a room with sweeping Mount Fuji views, these intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spots to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

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A new heritage hotel in Northern Thailand pays tribute to the former Lanna Kingdom

The latest place to stay here is Raya Heritage, a 33-room boutique whose interiors present traditional Lanna craftsmanship with a pared-back, design-led slant—think minimalist rattan furniture with natural, indigo linens; locally made mulberry-paper screens; and handmade ceramics in the dining spaces.

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A new legend at Hanoi’s grande dame adds extra buzz to the capital

The Sofitel Legend Metropole has long been the go-to dining hub for high-society Hanoi (not to mention our hangover cure: Bamboo Bar’s croque monsieur is doctor’s-orders cheesy), but the sparkly new two-story Angelina adds a fresh rendezvous to the century-old hotel.

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Japan’s first “dispersed” hotel encourages guests to stroll Kyoto

A night in a ryokan is already a singular experience, but a new, unconventional accommodation concept in Kyoto provides a stay that’s truly immersive.

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6 Hotels Perfect for a Family Vacation

We know it’s no easy feat to vacation with multiple people, ages and energy levels, so here are some of our favorite hotels where everyone can get their kicks.

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Rosewood Luang Prabang

From the balcony of her luxury tent above the forested hillside at Rosewood Luang Prabang, Eloise Basuki gets a new perspective on the former capital of Laos, and finds there’s plenty to discover beyond the town’s heritage quarters.

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Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

With its coveted location overlooking the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok is an impressive debut for the esteemed hotel brand in Southeast Asia.

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Okada Manila

Lavishly executed in every detail. Unprecedented in its bold take on elegance. Okada Manila sets a new standard for luxury.

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3 Cozy Australian Hotels with Big Perks

Across Australia, compact quarters among the great outdoors are sometimes the coziest way to spend a weekend. Eloise Basuki uncovers a few tiny hotels offering big experiences.

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8 Creative Hotels For Digital Nomads

With designer digs and creative spaces, a new crop of hotels is making it easier than ever to ditch the nine-to-five and embrace the digital nomad lifestyle.

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Hilton Bali Resort

With sweeping views of the Indian Ocean from atop a 40-meter cliff, this comfortable resort features 389 rooms and suites, plus 19 private villas.

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Meditative State: Cruising Burma’s Irrawaddy River on the Road to Mandalay

Channel your inner Buddha on a Belmond cruise through Burma.

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Is Hua Hin Bangkok’s worst-kept secret?

Hua Hin is becoming one of Thailand’s most versatile destinations, with something for everyone. Minimalist urban boutique? Check. Sprawling family-friendly resort? Got it. A holistic spa escape? You bet.

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Phum Baitang

If it’s good enough for the Tomb Raider, then it’s good enough for pretty much anybody. Angelina Jolie is just one of a host of A-listers who’ve stayed at this boutique.

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The Warehouse Hotel

Once a gritty complex surrounded by illegal distilleries and secret societies, this industrial building has found new life as an industrial-chic 37-key boutique.

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4 Luxe Hotels Across China

From a quiet mountain resort to a towering hotel in China’s biggest city, here are four openings that will add a little extra color to the Middle Kingdom.

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The Four Seasons Nam Hai Resort

A rebranding has only enhanced the status of the Nam Hai as perhaps Vietnam’s preeminent top-end property.

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Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

In the 1950s, heritage building in the heart of the CBD was once the tallest and most prestigious in Southeast Asia. After much painstaking restoration, it reopened as the Ascott Raffles Place Singapore.

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The Tropical Spirit of Southern Sri Lanka

Southern Sri Lanka’s newest wave of hotels carries on the simple, sustainable and hybrid spirit of Ceylon’s most famous native son, architect Geoffrey Bawa.

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Park Hyatt Seoul

With its dead central location in swanky Gangnam, the Park Hyatt Seoul makes for an ideal jumping off point to explore this surreal, multifaceted metropolis.

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The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central

The 400 rooms and suites at this splashy downtown number sport enviable views of the city’s glittering skyline.

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Avani Riverside

Set overlooking Chao Phraya, the Avani Riverside affords sweeping views of the urban skyline but still manages to feel removed from all of the bustle of Bangkok.

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Amandari, Bali

Perched on the edge of the breathtaking Ayung River Gorge in Kedewatan Village, Amandari has done its best to grow organically within its surrounding community, honoring at every turn the Balinese culture embedded in its DNA.

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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

With its prime location on Hong Kong Island overlooking passing ships in Victoria Harbour, this elegant grande dame offers guests easy access to everything the SAR has to offer.

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay

Sequestered away on the northern side of the island in Punta Bunga Cove, this plush 312-key resort features a sprawling 3,300-square-meter pool area.

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The Reverie Saigon

It took seven years to realize this dream of a hotel decked out in crystal, ostrich-covered couches, and blinged-out statement pieces like a Baldi Firenze clock and a 19th-century piano covered in glittering malachite.

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Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams

A family-friendly hotel in the middle of a massive casino complex might at first seem counterintuitive, but rest assured that Hyatt Regency Manila, City of Dreams tends to the needs of all ages.

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Fairmont Jakarta

The Fairmont Jakarta’s debut added considerable panache to the Indonesian capital. The slick hotel clearly caters to business travelers with its direct subterranean connection to the prominent Senayan Office Towers, which allows busy executives to bypass the city’s notorious traffic jams, and a full 3,500 square meters of function space.

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Angsana Laguna Phuket

Long a family-friendly classic, Angsana Laguna Phuket is part of a mammoth hospitality complex on the shores of Bang Tao Bay. The sprawling, manicured grounds include a 323-meter lagoon-style pool, seven dining facilities and spa.

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Four Seasons Seoul

The attention to detail at this 317-room class-act is astounding. From the carefully curated ambiance music to botanical sculptures by Nicolai Bergmann to the signature scent custom-made by Lorenzo Villoresi Firenze, every subtle touch enhances the overall aura of sophistication and style.

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Hotel Chinzanso

The surrounding Chinzanso Garden has 20 varieties of sakura trees and a 1,000-year-old pagoda.

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Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Located in the grand, graceful space that was once the Four Seasons Bangkok, this hotel enjoys a prime location in the very heart of the city, offering easy access to the luxe shopping malls of Chitlom and the nearby embassies.

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Anantara Angkor Resort

Unlike many of the luxury resorts clustered around Siem Reap, this 39-room property aims to immerse guests in the local culture rather than cocoon them from it.

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Trisara

On an island where each resort strives to be more opulent than the last, Trisara has managed to stay among the most lavish since it opened in 2004.

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Imperial Hotel Tokyo

For more than a century, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo has been a meeting place for the world’s glamorous and powerful.

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Hyatt Regency Tokyo

Located in the stylish Shinjuku neighborhood, Hyatt Regency Tokyo is a short walk from the serene Meiji Shrine, as well as the more earthly delights of the fashion-forward Shibuya area.

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Mandala Spa

Not everyone heads to Boracay for beach bars and dancing. The more healthfully inclined go straight for all-villa Mandala Spa & Villas.

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Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa

Boracay may be known for its raucous beach parties, but you would never know it when staying at this serene getaway on Puka Shell Beach, a pearl-white stretch framed by the island’s verdant eco-reserve.

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Mandarin Oriental Taipei

Located in the heart of the city, Mandarin Oriental Taipei offers the perfect fusion of classically inspired design and contemporary luxury.

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Pan Pacific Singapore

The 38-story Pan Pacific Singapore has more to offer than a prestigious address. Many of the 790 rooms and suites feature killer views and the entrance sports a mod design scheme from John Portman.

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The Mulia

Though there’s no shortage of over-the-top indulgent hotels in Bali these days, The Mulia stands out from the pack thanks to a series of thoughtful, inventive touches.

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Amari Phuket

For those looking for a slightly more uptempo vacation, Amari Phuket is in a prime location to dive into the island’s thriving and famously flashy nightlife.

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The Peninsula Manila

This oldie but goodie has housed much of the international Who’s Who. With socialites, politicians and movie stars mingling over tea and bubbly, the iconic lobby is the place to be.

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The Danna Langkawi

Situated on Telaga Harbour, close (but not too close) to the island’s international airport, The Danna Langkawi is an intimate oasis with just eight individually designed suites.

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SHANGRI-LA SINGAPORE

An older hotel by comparison, the Shangri-La is still a gem, neatly tucked into a green corner in the center of Singapore. Its entirely renovated Garden Wing is surrounded by 6 hectares of landscaped greenery, most notably a waterfall and a koi pond.

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Andara Resort & Villas

The vision of Hong Kong businessman Allan Zeman, who built the resort after completing his own holiday home Chandara on the next headland, Andara cascades down the hillside above Kamala beach on Phuket’s west coast.

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Park Hyatt Siem Reap

This five-star stunner aims to preserve the distinctly Khmer aesthetic of its former incarnation, while adding updated amenities and modern touches. The 104 guestrooms and 13 suites come fitted with thoughtful additions.

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Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Hotel

Despite all the development, there are still patches of lush, unspoiled scenery left on Phuket. That’s what makes the pristine headland on which the Pullman is so special.

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Shinta Mani Angkor

This Siem Reap favorite has undergone a complete renovation led by designer Bill Bensley. The new space employs black, white, gray and saffron to dramatic, geometric effect in the 39 rooms, Khmer fusion restaurant and pool bar.

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Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Given the quantity and caliber of hotels in Nusa Dua, resorts in the region face some stiff competition. Fortunately, the stylish Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort delivers in spades, with 415 rooms (including 39 suites and 17 villas) overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

The glitzy W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is just the spot to indulge your inner rock star. Designed by renowned architect firm WAT G and the Rockwell Group, the glamorous property features 240 multi-colored rooms decked out in creature comforts like rain showers, 101-centimeter HD TVs and Wi-Fi. wsingaporesentosacove.com

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Anantara Uluwatu Resort

With its dramatic setting atop a limestone cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa offers an impressive refuge from which to take in the sights of Bali.

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COMO Shambhala Estate

If you want to feel like a VIP, the COMO Shambhala with its sprawling lush grounds suspended over the Ayung River, is the perfect place to indulge.

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The Okura Prestige Bangkok

Occupying the top floors of an energy-efficient building near Bangkok’s embassy row, the Okura Prestige offers a clean, modern design that incorporates Thai artistic influences with Japanese functionality.

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Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa

Perched high atop a cliff amid landscaped tropical gardens, The Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, is one of Asia’s best kept secrets.

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Singapore Marriot Hotel

Located in the heart of the city’s business, shopping and entertainment district, Singapore Marriott Hotel is best known for its iconic green pagoda roof at the corner of Scotts Road and Orchard Road.

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SO Sofitel Bangkok

Abutting Rama IV and Sathorn Road in the capital’s frenetic financial district, this much-hyped property is geared toward artsy, style-minded types as much as business travelers—check-ins are done via iPads and in-room tech amenities are powered by Apple Mac mini.

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Villa 32

Built around a volcanic geothermal hot spring, Villa 32 draws heavily on its natural environment to create open, invigorating spaces in the busy northern district of Beitou.

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The Bulgari Resort Bali

Nestled between the cliff and the ocean at more than 150 meters above sea level, the 59-villa property offers views of the Indian Ocean and access to a 1.5 kilometer–long beach via an inclined elevator.

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W Taipei

The splashy W Taipei blends the feel of a relaxing resort with a smooth, urban vibe. In step with the W brand, whimsical art pieces punctuate the hotel, including flying metal shards in the lobby by Japanese artist Sawada.

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Fullerton Bay Hotel

Singapores mammoth Marina Bay Sands casino complex may be the city’s most talked-about debut, but the real gem is hidden in its shadow across the bay.

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The St. Regis Bangkok

In keeping with the St. Regis ethos, the property melds unabashed opulence with tasteful restraint.

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Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Call it King Kong. The tallest building in Hong Kong and the fourth tallest in the world—designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates—is also the site of the highest hotel: the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.

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The Peninsula Bangkok

This legend, with a loyal fan base, has been voted one of the world’s best hotels by T+L readers more than once. A paragon of understated elegance, the hotel is famous for its impeccable service and riverside restaurant.

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The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa

Unbridled, gorgeous vistas define The Westin Langkawi, an elegant, low-rise resort perched on a bay fringed with white sand, a location that overlooks forest-clad isles jutting out of the Andaman Sea.

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Four Seasons Sayan

Entrances don’t get much more dramatic than this: from the driveway a footbridge suspended 25 meters above a velvet-green gorge connects to an elliptical lotus pond set on the rooftop of the resort and descends into the 180-degree-view lobby.

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Le Méridien Taipei

Le Méridien Taipei, the hotel group’s first Taiwan property, stands out from Xinyi district’s crowd of business hotels with its arts-oriented approach.

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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Opened in 1932, this charming Raffles outpost is one of Siem Reap’s most established properties; it also boasts the town’s first cage elevator—an elegant, hand-operated structure that continues to ferry guests till this very day.

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Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul

The clean, modern design of Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, pays homage to Korea’s close relationship with nature: think leaf-shaped loungers, rugged granite pillars, marble-and-pebble interiors and a profusion of fountains and streams.

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Perched atop a cliff at the southern tip of Jimbaran Bay, this Four Seasons is, expectedly, luxurious and dramatic.

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W Bali – Seminyak

Nestled along the shores of Seminyak, Bali’s upscale enclave, the beachfront W Bali – Seminyak eschews literalism when it comes to traditional Balinese design.

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The Siam Kempinski

Despite its proximity to the city’s buzzing shopping district, this city-resort feels like an oasis with its 401 guest rooms and suites set amid lush landscaped gardens and cascading water features.

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Marina Bay Sands

Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 855,000-square-meter MBS rises from reclaimed land in the city’s downtown, with three 55-story towers capped by a 340-meter-long cantilevered floating garden.

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Banyan Tree Bangkok

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts excel when it comes to spas and the Bangkok outpost is no exception. Partaking in one of their holistic treatments with a sweeping panorama of the skyline is truly an indulgent experience.

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InterContinental Saigon

The stylish InterContinental Saigon has become one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most luxurious landmarks.

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Altira Macau

Situated on Taipa, the hotel offers spectacular vistas of Macau’s surreal skyline. Perhaps more importantly, it’s within walking distance of a handful of neighborhood restaurants so guests can get a taste of Macau’s other side.

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Raffles Hotel Le Royal

After undergoing a meticulous restoration and refurbishment programme by Raffles International, this grand historic hotel now fulfills all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel, yet exudes an old-world charm through its distinctive style with an elegant yet comfortable, classic yet casual feel.

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W Hong Kong

W Hong Kong, located in hipster hub Kowloon, deftly mixes whimsy with a darker, more urban sensibility—a yin-yang approach to design that’s true to the brand’s fixation on appearances.

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Banyan Tree Phuket

Bordered by the golden sands and gentle waves of the Andaman Sea lies Banyan Tree Phuket, a luxury resort in the Phuket tropics exuding rest and tranquility.

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The St. Regis Singapore

With its monied, Old World atmosphere and emphasis on bespoke service, the St. Regis Singapore seriously raises the stakes in this city’s already crowded luxury market.

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Ayana Resort & Spa Bali

Beach retreats are aplenty in Bali, but what sets Ayana Resort & Spa apart from the crowd is its secluded clifftop location and majestic surrounds on Jimbaran Bay.

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The Sukhothai Bangkok

The Sukhothai hotel takes its name from the capital of Thailand’s first kingdom, which means the “Dawn of Happiness” in English. The city inspired a golden age of Siamese architecture.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok

For more than 130 years distinguished travelers have followed the legendary Chao Phraya River, through the heart of Bangkok, to the doors of one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

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Settha Palace Hotel

Built at the turn of the century, the Settha Palace Hotel has been restored to its former glory.

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Amantaka

Amantaka is located in a leafy compound of 32 French colonial buildings once occupied by the provincial hospital. Expect the usual Aman touches in the property’s 24 suites: refined décor that alludes to the town’s heritage, lofty spaces, and well-stocked bathrooms and private bars.

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Park Hyatt Saigon

Located at Lam Son Square in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the nine-story Park Hyatt Saigon hotel is within walking distance of main tourist attractions, restaurants and parks.

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Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon

Built in 1920, Belmond Governor’s Residence emanates style and history in a delightful setting. It is a beautiful, imposing Burmese two-story mansion built as the official home of one of the governor’s from the southern states of the country.

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The Pavilion

First Impressions – hidden behind a wooden door and a high wall, the pool and garden feel like an oasis of calm.

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Grand Hyatt Macau

Grand Hyatt Macau, with its two distinct towers, is the ideal venue for business and leisure guests alike.

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Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip

Amid stellar entertainment and duty-free shopping, hide away one of Cotai Strip’s top hotels. Discover cuisine inspired by Macau’s Portuguese and Chinese heritage. Lounge beside your choice of five swimming pools. Or indulge in a private spa suite with a vitality pool. The 360-room property is lavish without going over-the-top; muted gold and burgundy tones and ample […]

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SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort

Located at Hat Mai Khao, a stunning 17-kilometer stretch of white sand at the far north of the island, which is also home to a national park and a turtle hatchery. The property is a stunning rendition of Phuket Town’s Sino-Portuguese architecture.

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Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the island’s best beaches, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi combines indigenous architecture with gracious service in a resort experience unmatched in Malaysia.

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InterContinental Bali Resort

Ideal for families or couples looking for a getaway, InterContinental Bali Resort is surrounded by 14 hectares of lush tropical foliage interspersed with authentic Indonesian-style stone statues.

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Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Perched on Phou Vao, the Hill of Kites, and ringed by 3.5 hectares of its own lush greenery, La Résidence prides itself on being a quiet sanctuary.

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The Strand Yangon

Originally built in 1901, The Strand Hotel stands for all that were wondrous and opulent in a bygone era. Restored to its former glory, the Victorian-styled Strand combines the charms of the 1920s and 1930s with modern-day amenities.

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Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

The rooftop pool of the Kempinski Jakarta, complete with surrounding botanical garden, may be one of the best reprieves from the city’s busy streets.

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The St. Regis Bali Resort

Nestled on the pristine beach in the stunning enclave of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers unparalleled access to a world of exquisite living.