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World’s Best Awards 2021: Top Hotels and Top Resorts in Asia

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Courtesy of Capella Ubud

Sep 9, 2021

THE BEST HOTELS and resorts in Asia delight with their service, often their sustainability, and always their creativity. The brands on these lists demonstrate just how much travelers prioritize properties with a deep sense of place and a trove of activities that embrace the local culture.

Read on for the best city hotels and the best resort-style hotels across Asia.

* — ON THE LIST FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS 

TOP 10 RESORT HOTELS IN ASIA

1. Capella Ubud
Bali, Indonesia

Surrounded by the Keliki Valley, Bill Bensley’s 22-tent jewel feels as transportive as ever.

Score: 99.34

World’s Best Awards 2020: No. 1. — Best Resorts in Asia
capellahotels.com/en/capella-ubud

2. Oberoi Udaivilas
Udaipur, India 

Score: 99.12

World’s Best Awards 2015: No. 1 Hotel in the World
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur-udaivilas-resort

3. Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa
Goa, India 

Score: 98.76
tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-holiday-village-goa

4. Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Ranthambhore, India 

Score: 98.72
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-ranthambhore-vanyavilas-resort

5. Soneva Fushi
Baa Atoll, Maldives 

Score: 98.59
soneva.com/resorts/soneva-fushi

6. Alila Manggis
Bali, Indonesia 

Score: 98.50
alilahotels.com/manggis

7. Halekulani
Okinawa, Japan 

Score: 98.21
okinawa.halekulani.com

8. Leela Palace
Udaipur, India 

Score: 98.13

World’s Best Awards 2019: No. 1 — Best Resorts in Asia
theleela.com/the-leela-palace-udaipur

9. Nihi Sumba
Sumba, Indonesia 

Score: 98.00

World’s Best Awards 2017: No. 1 Hotel in the World 
Nihi.com

10. Oberoi Rajvilas *
Jaipur, India 

Courtesy of Oberoi Rajvilas (2)

Score:  97.66
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-jaipur-rajvilas-resort

TOP 10 CITY HOTELS IN ASIA

1. Opposite House
Beijing

Renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma outdid himself with this glass skyscraper in Beijing’s famed Shichahai neighborhood. 

Score: 99.47
thehousecollective.com/en/the-opposite-house

2. Capella
Bangkok 

Score: 99.38
capellahotels.com/th/capella-bangkok

3. Temple House
Chengdu, China 

Score: 98.94
thehousecollective.com/en/the-temple-house

4. The Oberoi
New Delhi 

Score: 98.90
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-delhi

5. The Peninsula
Manila 

Score: 98.40
peninsula.com/en/manila

6. Hyatt Regency
Amritsar, India 

Courtesy of Hyatt (2)

Score: 98.14
hyatt.com

7. The Oberoi
Mumbai 

Score: 98.00
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-mumbai

8. Mandarin Oriental *
Bangkok 

Score:  97.87
mandarinoriental.com/bangkok

9. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River
Bangkok 

Score: 97.59
fourseasons.com/bangkok

10. Taj Palace
New Delhi 

Score: 97.56
tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-palace-new-delhi

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