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The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon: The Pool
Where to go 2022 - Chiang Mai

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Misty Mountain Hop—Secret Thailand, Chiang Mai

Where impossibly lush terroir offers feasts for the table and the eyes.

Farm to Fork Resort: Melia Chiang Mai

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Why Farm-to-Fork Is Our New Favorite Resort Restaurant Concept

Are you looking for a resort whose eco-cred encompasses all you eat?

Harmony with Nature, Banyan Tree Veya Phuket

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Nine Things to Love at the New Wellbeing-focused Banyan Tree Veya Phuket

From weightless therapy to personal coaching, this new resort makes wellbeing wonderful

Paresa Resort Phuket Aerial View

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Review: Paresa Resort Phuket

This boutique luxury resort floating above Patong and Kamala is your own slice of heaven.

Garden. Courtesy of Loligo

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Hua Hin at Your Fingertips at Loligo Resort Hua Hin +A Fresh Twist By Let’s Sea

A muse for the imagination, a studio for the soul, a resort hotel dedicated to the art of the vacation

Aerial View, W Koh Samui

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Review: W Koh Samui 

This all-pool-villa retreat balances its glam with a refreshing dose of chill.

4-Bedroom Oceanview Pool Villa, Island Escape by Burasari

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Review: Island Escape by Burasari

Putting Thailand’s tiny Coconut Island on the map since 2019.

Siri Sala Bangkok : Dining Table Old Floorboards

Food & Drink

Chefs In Residence Is Our New Favorite Dinner Party Idea

Stylish new private-villa hotel Siri Sala is inviting top locally minded restaurants across Asia to Bangkok to cook and stay.

Best Pizza in Asia 2022 : 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar

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These Are the 50 Top Pizzas in Asia-Pacific in 2022

Who’s slinging your favorite pie? We went to the 50 Top Pizza party and awards to get a taste of the best in our region.

InterContinental Koh Samui Resort Aerial View

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Sleep Amidst the Island’s Stunning Cliffs at InterContinental Koh Samui Resort

Choose from guestrooms, suites, and villas at the beachfront, poolside, or clifftop levels at this ascendant resort

The Sands At Chale Island, Kenya

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5 Awesome Affordable Private Island Resorts in Asia

There are Fijian bures going for US$50, for real, guys.

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One of Thailand’s Coolest Chefs is Hosting a Special Pop-Up On Tropical Koh Samui

Chef Tam is heading to Koh Samui and we’re all invited!

Private Pool Terrace of The Reserve Ocean Pool Villa

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Experience One of Koh Samui’s Newest Luxury Resorts

Centara Reserve Samui adds an elevated presence to the ever-popular Chaweng Beach.

Maldives Wellness Resorts : Aqua Wellness Center

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World’s Best Awards 2022: Top Hotels and Top Resorts in Asia

The best city hotels and best resorts in Asia, according to readers’ votes in the 2022 World’s Best Awards survey.

The Oberoi Marrakesh

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World’s Best Awards 2022: Top 25 Hotel Brands in the World

These are the best hotel brands in the world, according to readers’ votes in the 2022 World’s Best Awards survey.

Il Borgo with view at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

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World’s Best Awards 2022: Top 100 Hotels in the World

There’s a new winner this year, with a luxe stay in Italy taking the crown.

Devasom Khao Lak

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The Surfing Capital of Thailand Is a Secret You Want In On

A T+L guide to laidback Khao Lak, gateway to the Andaman and home to great new resorts.

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Let’s Sea is Going Nude in 2022

Let’s Sea brings you a step closer to nature with their beautiful, new natural nude color palate

A 13-foot-tall sculpture by Hebru Brantley greets guests of the Graduate Roosevelt Island, in New York City

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These Boutique Hotel Brands Are Growing Up in a Big Way

From The Standard to Ace, once-niche brands are expanding around the world.

Party in private pool, SO Sofitel Hua Hin

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Review: SO/ Sofitel Hua Hin, Thailand

This maximalist design wonderland on the Gulf of Thailand makes good on the promise of an “imaginative escape” for families.

Club Executive Ocean Suite Living Room, Amari Pattaya

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Escape the City with This Breezy, Beachy Thai Retreat

The Amari Pattaya beckons travelers to a seaside haven not far from Bangkok.

The Standard Mahanakorn with Bangkok City Skyline

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This Is the Best City in the World for an Affordable Luxury Vacation

You always knew Bangkok was the best, didn’t you?

melia-mai-khao

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Review: Melia Phuket Mai Khao

This verdant new resort brings a hit of Mediterranean sophistication to Phuket’s longest stretch of beach.

Alexande Beets at Samui Summer Jazz 2022

Culture

Koh Samui’s Swinging Jazz Festival Is Back. Here’s What to Know and Where to Stay

Hitting all the right notes this June.

Beach Villa, Tembo Beach Club & Resort

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7 Best Boutique Hotels, Resorts and Beach Clubs in Koh Samui

A list for those looking beyond the big brands. Because indie rocks!

Four-Bedroom Villa Aerial View, V Villas Phuket

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Review: V Villas Phuket, for Seafront Exclusivity

This new, beachfront, exclusive resort will spoil you rotten. Long live the butler!

Avani+ Khao Lak: The Beach House

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Review: Avani+ Khao Lak Resort Thailand

A sprawling new beach resort pushing fitness and nature immersion, Avani+ Khao Lak gives you room to stretch.

View from Villa Kitalay, Kimpton Kitalay Samui

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Review: Kimpton Kitalay Samui

Plush, lively, food-focused and super convenient — the energizing spirit of the next gen of this Thai isle.

Koh Pah, Phang-Nga

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This Island Favorite Has So Much Going for It

If you think that Phuket is just for beaches, think again.

Bay of Fires Lodge

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8 Great Places to Digital Detox Across Asia-Pacific

Unplug and recharge at these wifi-free resorts and retreats that are the ultimate antidote to our digital age.

Avani Pool Villa, Avani + Koh Lanta Krabi Resort

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Review: Avani + Koh Lanta Krabi Resort

Our T+L guide to this lo-fi Thai island, featuring a fun new hotel.

Dusit Thani Hua Hin

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Review: Dusit Thani Hua Hin Has Been Freshly Revamped

New restaurant, better rooms, brighter energy. Here’s what a visit is like today.

Elephants around the Jungle Bubble Lodge, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

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VIDEO: We Spent the Night with 2 Elephants in a 2-Bedroom Bubble Tent in the Jungle

Hello, bucket list.

best private pool villas in asia

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10 of the Best Private Pool Villas in Asia for Indulgent Group Getaways

Tropical exclusivity, private chefs, on-site spas, beautiful pools and killer views perfect for all kinds of parties.

Park Hyatt Sydney

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This Hyatt Sale Is Offering 25% Off Stays at Hundreds of Hotels

Room and dining discounts at Hyatts around the world if you act fast.

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Introducing Centara Reserve, Thailand’s Newest Luxury Hotel Brand

For us at Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia, one of the most thrilling things in the world is a new hotel brand.

Food & Drink

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This Bangkok Hotel is A Total Dining Destination

Awesome accommodations aside, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok is the perfect spot to wine, dine and unwind.

Avani+ Khao Lak Resort

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Avani+ Khao Lak Resort Opens on Thailand’s Stunning Phang Nga Coastline

The Avani Hotels debut its largest resort in Thailand and their new lifestyle concept, AvaniFit.

Kamalaya Retreat Koh Samui : Aerial Lap Pool

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Review: Kamalaya Wellness Retreat Koh Samui

This place is all heart.

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How to Have One Absolutely Perfect Day at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Want to make the most of your stay? We’ve got you covered.

Legian Beach Hotel

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6 of the Most Romantic Hotels in Southeast Asia That Won’t Break the Bank

Happy Valentine’s Day! Sometimes simplicity is all you need. (Plus love, of course.)

Kimpton Bangkok

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5 Reasons We Love the Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

From admirable sustainability initiatives to pet-friendly policies, there are plenty of reasons to stay at this boutique in the Thai capital.

four seasons asia

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Inside Four Seasons’ Ongoing Journey Towards Building a More Sustainable Future for Travel

It’s not easy going green, but Four Seasons Resorts of Asia is implementing the kind of meaningful, structural changes that can have a lasting impact.

Amanda Hyndman

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Talking Travel With the General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

The grande dame of Hong Kong has a new grande dame in charge. Have a chat with Amanda Hyndman.

Best Hotel Breakfasts

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The Best Hotel Breakfasts Around the World, According to Tripadvisor Data

London leads the way worldwide but can you guess what the most-lauded breakfasts in Asia are?

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

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13 of the Most Expensive Hotels in the World

These luxurious hotels are where you want to check-in for the ultimate splurge vacation.

Lunar New Year Travel : Genting Dream Cruise

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8 of the Most Luxurious Lunar New Year Travel Experiences to Ring in the Tiger Year

Whether you can travel to a distant isle or just across town, these roarsome Lunar New Year escapes will help you channel your inner tiger like the superstar you are.

Four Seasons Asia "Wandermust"

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Forget Wanderlust, We’re Feeling ‘Wandermust’ with #FSResortsOfAsia Offerings

From off-grid jungle adventures in Thailand to swimming with manta rays in the Maldives, this is the stuff of serious bucket lists.

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong

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This Laid-Back Thai Beach Resort Is Perfect for Families

Overlooking the Andaman Sea in the island’s most dynamic district, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is perfectly suited for all ages to kick back and relax

The Standard Hua Hin

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Review: The Standard, Hua Hin

We checked in to the splashy, social new beachfront resort.

four seasons resorts thailand; discover thailand

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Discover ‘Thailand’ at Four Seasons Resorts this New Year!

A wealth of experiences await your discovery amidst the various textures of Four Seasons Resorts Thailand.

Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Best New in Thailand

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The Best New Openings in Thailand 2021

The ultimate T+L guide to all the best hotels, resorts, restaurants and bars that have opened since lockdown 1.0.

Adventure Activities Travel with Mobility Impairments, wheelchair accessible luxury hotels

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6 Luxury Travel Experiences Designed Specifically For Travelers With Mobility Impairments

Travel is getting more inclusive.

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Family Fun with Four Seasons Resorts Thailand

Make the most of family time in the comfort of a Four Seasons home.

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The Slate Phuket Is a Steampunk Beach Resort Fever Dream

An ode to Phuket’s tin mining past, this Bill Bensley–designed wonderland on Naiyang Beach marries industrial chic with traditional Thai design.

Peninsula Bangkok wellness festival

Wellness

This Bangkok Wellness Festival Is the Perfect Way to Prep for Festive Season Debauchery

The Peninsula Bangkok wants you to get your chakras balanced before all the feasting and champagne toasts, so they’ve organized this completely complimentary three-day Wellness Festival. Here’s all you need to know.

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These Luxury Resorts Are Transforming Into True Wellbeing Sanctuaries

In a post-Covid world, wellness is more emotional than ever. Banyan Tree is aiming to heal body, mind and soul — just in time to offset the festive season stress.

secret thai beach soneva

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How to Explore New Secret Thai Beaches Every Day for a Week, Luxury Edition

Here’s your chance to go off the radar to 7 Thai beaches in one trip.

hyatt regency koh samui

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Review: Hyatt Regency Koh Samui

Color, creativity and some seriously good paella.

petcations

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The Ultimate Guide to Petcations in Asia-Pacific

This is our ulti-mutt guide to petcations in Asia Pacific, the cute kitty corners at Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok just one pawsome example.

Singapore DayAway

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Introducing the Daycation, the Newest Trend in Hotel Staycations

From living the hotel suite life to perfume classes and private Pilates, daycations are at the top of our local travel bucket list.

Four Seasons Nam Hai

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8 ways to boost your wellbeing with Four Seasons Resorts of Asia

Wellness has never felt more essential, which is why we love these offerings from Four Seasons.

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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 100 Hotels in the World

The top 100 Best Hotels Overall in 2021 as voted by our readers in the World’s Best Awards.

Six Senses Con Dao

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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 10 Resorts in Southeast Asia

Looking for barefoot luxury or old-world romance? The top resorts in Southeast Asia will have you dreaming of both.

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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 5 Bangkok Hotels

Two new riverfront beauties join beloved classics as the top Bangkok hotels in 2021.

Naka Island Luxury Collection (2)

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Thailand’s New Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension Program: What It Is and Where to Stay

We’ve rounded up 7 of the most exciting two-week, two-resort packages in Phuket and Samui.

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Review: InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

Down the shore from Bangkok, Hua Hin is primed for the big time, and this loyalty-inducing luxe hotel is right in the middle of the action.

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T+L Turns 50 This Year! These Were the Hotels and Styles that Defined Each Decade

Over the last five decades, T+L has chronicled the great hotels of each era. Get these styles to travel back in time.

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I Flew to Thailand for the Phuket Sandbox and This Wyndham Grand Hotel Made My 14-Night Stay a Breeze

Missing Thailand? This SHA+ certified hotel made the Phuket Sandbox well worth the application hassle.

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The T+L Guide to Top-Tier Hotel Openings in Southeast Asia in the Second Half of 2021

We preview 23 of the most outstanding luxury hotels coming to the region.

Avani+ Koh Lanta Resort

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4 Stunning New and Upcoming Beach Resorts We Can’t Wait to Visit in Thailand

Warning: These gorgeous retreats from Avani Hotels & Resorts are sure to guaranteed to induce wanderlust.

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This Is the First International Hotel Group Taking Reservations With Cryptocurrency

Finally — a good use for all our Bitcoins!

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What Is Regenerative Travel and How Do You Do It?

These are some of the best luxe experiences that help us give back to the places we visit.

Centara Phuket

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Rediscover Phuket: Quarantine-Free Travel with Centara

Enjoy quarantine-free travel with the Phuket Sandbox programme, and experience the beauty of sea and sand, restored to their natural state.

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These Are the Coolest New Wellness Concepts in Asia

5 luxury brands with new resorts or programs offering high-octane healing in the plushest of places.

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Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket

The brand’s first resort-style property is a gateway to Nai Harn Beach.

Kamalaya Koh Samui

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This Retreat on Koh Samui is Designed to Fix Your Posture

A sun-drenched retreat in the Gulf of Thailand wants to improve your posture. We discover the benefits of sitting up straight.

Kagi Maldives

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The Top 8 New Design Hotels in Asia

We’re obsessed with these über-stylish accommodations.

The Standard

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Here’s a First-Look Preview of the Stunning New Standard Hotel Coming to Bangkok’s Coolest Skyscraper

The Standard is rising to new heights in Thailand — and beyond.

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Meet the Thirtysomething Hotelier Making Four-Stars Cool Again

Thailand’s storied luxury-hotels group Dusit Thani has launched a younger, hipper brand with Asai. We chat with the founder about next-generation travel.

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi

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Celebrate the Reopening of Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi With These Exclusive Offers

100% daily hotel credit re-opening offer to welcome guests back to The Place to Be

Capella Bangkok

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T+L It List 2021: These are the best new hotels in the world this year

Presenting the Travel + Leisure It List 2021

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5 Eco Bathroom Amenities You Definitely Want to Steal

From handmade locally to organic vegan, these green hotel toiletries come in recyclable or repurposed packages that’ll look great in your Dopp kit. Stealing has never felt so good.

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This Luxury Hotel Is Turning Kitchen Excess to Healthy Meals and Bottle Caps to Prosthetic Limbs

Did you know that one of the most luxurious hotels in Bangkok is also one of its most conscientious? Here’s Capella’s blueprint for a green, clean, feel-good urban resort.

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Review: Cape Kudu

Just off Phuket, lush and quiet Koh Yao Noi has a lot to recommend it. We suggest you explore via any of the retro-chic vehicles offered up by the last beach house you’ll ever want to call home.

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These Are the Top 500 Hotels in the World

The T+L 500 are the world’s best hotels in 2021, as voted by T+L’s discerning readers.

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8 Awesome Private Villas in Asia for Your Next Group Getaway

We love our hotels, but #villalife is really something special. Get inspired for your next group trip with this round-up of killer villas across the region.

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Let’s Stay Together

Ani Villas is pairing one of the hottest trends in travel, group gathering, with artistic altruism, proving that the path to a great vacation might just be a simple straight line.

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Discover Asia Pacific with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

From Thailand to Vietnam and all the way to China, these newly opened getaways have something for every traveler.

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These are the most luxurious quarantines in Southeast Asia

Governments around the region got you locked in? With Michelin meals, multimedia escapes and even leopard-spotting excursions, these hotels will (almost) leave you wishing that quarantine would never end.

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Review: Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

Kimpton is rebranding itself as a luxury, locally minded lifestyle hotel, and their first property in Southeast Asia is an open house in the urban jungle.

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This Hotel Thinks Your Idea of Fun Might Be a 15-Day Quarantine Staycation

Thanks to COVID-19, Thailand requires all inbound travelers to quarantine for a couple of weeks. In a city swimming in staycations, will Bangkokians volunteer for a luxe lock-in?

Culture

Here’s How Hospitality Art Consultants Create and Curate the Art in Asia’s Best Hotels

The best hotels today use their walls as portals to culture, cultivate soul, and give you reason to feel.

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This Grand Dame Has Reopened and Its Wellness Program Will Solve All Your New Year’s Resolutions

Forget lullabies, we’d rather be rocked to sleep by a massage and a sound bath.

Food & Drink

Retox, Detox, Repeat: Trying A Hangover IV Drip After the World’s Booziest Brunch

A new restorative IV-drip bar in the middle of an actual bar means you’ll never have to fear that boozy brunch again.

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Foreplay: Our 5 favorite golf courses in Southeast Asia

St. Andrews this is not, but plenty of dedicated pros have managed to coax some stunning, challenging championship courses out of our tropical environs. These five are way above par (or should we say under?).

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This Bangkok Hotel Wants You to Move in for a Year for US$33,000

Who wants to be a millionaire? Hyatt Regency’s new Million Baht Club even includes birthday-party planning.

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Festive Season Is Very Merry Indeed at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

From high tea to champagne toasts, this grande dame knows how to celebrate in style.

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Centara Is Offering Major Deals for the Holidays

Get out of town this holiday season with these three deals from Centara.

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Where to Party in Pattaya Over Christmas and New Year’s

From family fun to boozy cruises, Bangkok’s fave seaside escape has the season sewn up.

Banyan Tree Krabi

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DEBUT: Banyan Tree Krabi

The wellness-centric luxury brand opens an intimate new beach resort overlooking Phang Nga Bay.

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Eat your way through the most luxurious 36-hour staycation in Bangkok

The brand-new Capella Bangkok pours on the extras with its 36-hour one-night stay. Plunge in with your own Jacuzzi pool.

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Enjoy the Ultimate Staycation in Thailand

Centara’s “Even Stronger Together” promotion makes it easy to upgrade your next holiday.

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Why we’re setting our watches to Peninsula Time

Savvy hotels are bending the rules to fewer limitations and more time in-house for Covid-era guests.

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Review: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

One of northern Thailand’s iconic resorts, Four Seasons shows staycations should also deliver a sense of discovery.

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Here’s Why This Luxe Seaside Retreat Is the Perfect Getaway from Bangkok

With pool butler service and spacious accommodations, Royal Wing Suites & Spa is just right for an indulgent weekend retreat.

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These Thai Beach Villas Are Glowing from a Stylish Revamp

The Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay’s fully refurbished villas are turning heads in Krabi.

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Stay in Style from Thailand to the Maldives with Centara

The stylish brand is better than ever and ready to welcome guests to destinations around the region.

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These Are the Coolest Hotel X Artist Collabs Out This Year

Colorful things happen when artists and hotels work together.

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Sleep Among Elephants in this Bubble Tent in Northern Thailand

A bubble in the jungle ups the ante for “rooms with a view.” But who’s watching whom?

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Review: 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

This historic Chiang Mai hotel combines effortless luxury with romantic callbacks.

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When Your Island Vacation Gets Poured On

When you’ve been stuck in a studio apartment for the greater portion of the year, horror-movie-thick cloud coverage and ocean horizons murky with sheets of rain can only do so much to ruin a trip.

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Why Thai Travelers Are Rediscovering the Magic of Koh Samui

With long-haul flights off the table for now, locals are flocking to Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, an eco-luxe haven on Thailand’s beloved island.

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Pair your Bangkok Staycation with a Glam Burlesque Dinner

Park Hyatt Bangkok’s birthday celebration will be next-level glam.

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These Hotels Are Offering T+L Readers Exclusive Discounts

With lockdowns easing, the tantalizing call of distant shores is made even more alluring by these exclusive T+L reader deals.

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This Koh Samui Resort Is a Stylish Safe Haven

For those looking to escape back to nature, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is the perfect place.

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This Hotel is Making Pattaya Great Again

A minimalist all-villa retreat brings a sprinkling of class to the outskirts of Pattaya.

Hotels & Resorts

The Ultimate Guide To Where To Stay On Samui

Break your travel drought with a Samui trip—check official hotel websites for resident and stay-later deals as properties reopen with special rates.

Hotels & Resorts

A T+L Guide to Koh Samui’s Growing Fleet of Beach Clubs

Put your hands up in the air for a summery resurgence of beach-club culture on glitzier-by-the-minute Koh Samui.

Hotels & Resorts

Melia Koh Samui

Sidling up alongside powdery Choeng Mon Beach, the new Melia Samui is the first resort from Spanish mega-brand Melia to land on Thai soil/sand.

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The Best Hotels To Book For An Extended Stay

No need to live out of a suitcase: extended stays these days mean city-center locations, spacious modern abodes and top-notch 24-hour dining.

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Four Stylish Stays That Won’t Break Your Budget

High-contrast mid-city stays that deliver stylish comfort without breaking the budget.

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You’ll Want To Book These Places For Your Next Business Trip

All work and no play is no way to do business travel. Mix up your next corporate trip with rooftop cocktails, sightseeing or soaking up the sun.

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Five Best Family Getaways Across Southeast Asia

Family trips are rarely as relaxing as you hope they’ll be. Luckily for parents, some kid-savvy properties in the region are making all-ages getaways child’s play.

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Hotels for Cool Kids

Family stays can be stylish too—these new and refurbished hotels, resorts and villas let you go glam with the fam.

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Bangkok Hotels Are Turning Rooms Into Office Spaces

This might be your solution to getting work done without distractions from your children…or the fridge.


Hotels & Resorts

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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A Creative Riverside Oasis

Immerse in Bangkok’s cool riverside vibe at the brand-new Four Seasons, where food, art and architecture come together to create a sense of discovery.

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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.

Food & Drink

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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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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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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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A Family-Friendly Favorite in Pattaya Gets an Upgrade

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

Food & Drink

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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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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.

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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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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 Best New Openings in Thailand 2019

Sky-high, beachfront and boutique luxe hotels plus inventive and Instagrammable eateries and bars.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to Eat, Drink and Stay on Koh Samui

Thanks to a slew of new openings and a community that embraces its rich environment, Koh Samui is enjoying a bump in popularity. Jeninne Lee-St. John visits the top new spots and makes a few friends along the way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The St. Regis Bangkok

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

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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 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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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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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 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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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.