By Travel+Leisure Editor
Jul 13, 2022
NOW THAT PANDEMIC-INDUCED lockdowns have mostly been lifted, the best hotels and resorts in Asia are once again welcoming visitors. This year’s top scorers, according to the votes of our readers, all seem to have one thing in common: they each capture their destination’s culture and vibrant energy.
Every year for the World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated hotel brands on their locations, rooms/facilities, food, service, and overall value.
Unbashed luxury—ornate buildings, sumptuously appointment rooms, over-the-top meals-gave properties the edge in this region. Thoughtful cultural programming and proximity to key attractions also impressed readers.
Read on for the best city hotels and the best resort-style hotels across Asia.
T — INDICATES A TRUE TIE
* — ON THE LIST FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS
TOP 10 RESORT HOTELS IN ASIA
1. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
South Malé Atoll, Maldives
This island fantasy come to life has 119 villas (beach, overwater, and reef), 11 restaurants and bars, and world-class scuba diving.
2. One&Only Reethi Rah
North Malé Atoll, Maldives
3. Capella Ubud
4. The Oberoi Udaivilas
5. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
6. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
7. The Standard, Hua Hin
Hua Hin, Thailand
8. The Oberoi Amarvilas
WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 97.37
9. Nihi Sumba T
9. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor T
Siem Reap, Cambodia
TOP 10 CITY HOTELS IN ASIA
1. The Oberoi, New Delhi
What sets this urbane hotel apart is the staff’s ability to craft memorable experiences, whether that means planning a private shopping excursion or an insider tour of medieval sites, including the 15th-century Old Fort.
2. Capella Hanoi
3. Taj Palace, New Delhi
4. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
5. Shangri-La Singapore
6. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
7. Taj Lands End
8. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
9. The Leela Palace New Delhi
10. Grand Hyatt Tokyo
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