By T+L SEA Staff
Mar 31, 2022
NOTE: Voting for Asia’s Best Awards 2022 has now closed. Results will be announced by June 2022.
When it comes to launching the inaugural Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia Asia’s Best Awards, there seems no better time than the present.
After trading in our swimsuits for pajamas and connecting flights for bad Zoom call connections for nearly two years, we know everyone is itching to travel once more. Luckily, with borders across the region now less iron-clad than at any time in nearly two years, dreams can — slowly but surely — come true.
Since 2007, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia has been a go-to source for all things travel in Asia-Pacific. Over the years, we’ve reported on the region’s biggest openings and enduring legends, provided exclusive sneak peeks, and chatted with the hottest names in hospitality — all while inspiring our readers to get out there themselves and explore the wonders that Asia has to offer.
With the launch of Asia’s Best Awards, we’re aiming to not only do more of what we do best, but also hopefully do it better: shed light on the people and places that make our region unmissable. We also want to congratulate the very best establishments that have endured or even debuted during the pandemic.
We’ve rounded up the cream of the crop across a variety of categories for you to vote on, from five-star urban oases to buzzy beach clubs, spas and pools to the movers and shakers of F&B.
With our readers’ help, we want to recognize these top players for their contribution to the travel and hospitality industries, starting with the nine countries where we have the best on-the-ground intel: Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines*, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
You’ll notice there are different numbers of categories for different countries. This is because of variations of the size of the industries across borders. And in case we missed your favorite, there are blanks to write them in.
Our readers are the true travel tastemakers and the ones we most want to impress, so don’t wait to make your mark. Cast your votes here, or in the form below:
*Typhoon Rai struck the Philippines in mid-December 2021 to tragic effect, killing more than 400 people, displacing at least 500,000 and upending the lives of some 4.5 million in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, and Surigao del Norte, including the island of Siargao, and the Dinagat Islands. This ballot includes places that were affected or even destroyed in the disaster; we’ve chosen to keep them in remembrance and in order to acknowledge the contribution they made to the travel industry.