Hotels & Resorts

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

The best city hotels and best resorts in Asia, according to Travel + Leisure readers, capture their destination’s culture and vibrant energy.

Maldives Wellness Resorts : Aqua Wellness Center

Aqua Wellness Center. Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Maldives

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

Welcome Center, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Welcome Center. Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

This island fantasy come to life has 119 villas (beach, overwater, and reef), 11 restaurants and bars, and world-class scuba diving.

Score: 99.11
waldorfastoriamaldives.com

2. One&Only Reethi Rah
North Malé Atoll, Maldives

Beach Sandbank, One&Only Reethi Rah
Beach Sandbank. Courtesy of One&Only Reethi Rah

Score: 98.93
oneandonlyresorts.com/reethi-rah

3. Capella Ubud
Bali, Indonesia

Keliki Valley Bedroom, Capella Ubud
Keliki Valley Bedroom. Courtesy of Capella Ubud

Score: 98.87
capellahotels.com/en/capella-ubud

4. The Oberoi Udaivilas
Udaipur, India

The Oberoi Udaivilas
Courtesy of The Oberoi Udaivilas

Score: 98.58
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-udaipur-udaivilas-resort

5. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Ubud, Indonesia

The Library at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
The Library. Courtesy of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Score: 98.59
ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/indonesia/mandapa

6.  The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
Ranthambhore, India

The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Courtesy of The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort

Score: 98.50
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-ranthambhore-vanyavilas-resort

7. The Standard, Hua Hin
Hua Hin, Thailand

The Standard Hua Hin
Top View Pool and Beachfront Lawn. Courtesy of The Standard, Hua Hin

Score: 97.38
standardhotels.com/hua-hin/properties/hua-hin

8. The Oberoi Amarvilas
Agra, India

The Oberoi Amarvilas
Courtesy of The Oberoi Amarvilas

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Score: 97.37
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-agra-amarvilas-resort

9. Nihi Sumba T
Sumba, Indonesia 

Nihi Sumba
Courtesy of Nihi Sumba

Score: 97.33
nihi.com

9. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor T
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor Exterior
Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor Exterior. Courtesy of Accor

Score: 97.33
raffles.com/siem-reap

TOP 10 CITY HOTELS IN ASIA

1. The Oberoi, New Delhi
India

The Oberoi, New Delhi
Courtesy of 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.

Score: 98.67
oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-delhi

2. Capella Hanoi
Vietnam 

Capella Hanoi Facade
Capella Hanoi Facade. Courtesy of Capella Hanoi

Score: 98.18
capellahotels.com/en/capella-hanoi

3. Taj Palace, New Delhi
India

Taj Hotel Palace
Courtesy of Taj Palace

Score:  97.60
tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-palace-new-delhi

4. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Japan 

Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto
Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto Guest Room. Courtesy of Four Seasons

Score: 96.57
fourseasons.com/kyoto

5. Shangri-La Singapore

Tower Wing Grand Suite Balcony, Shangri-La Singapore
Tower Wing Grand Suite Balcony. Courtesy of Shangri-La Singapore

Score: 96.33
shangri-la.com/en/singapore/shangrila

6. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Thailand

Oriental Suite Master Bedroom, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Oriental Suite Master Bedroom. Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Score: 96.18
mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/chao-phraya-river/luxury-hotel

7. Taj Lands End
Mumbai, India

Club Lounge at Taj Lands End.
Club Lounge at Taj Lands End. Courtesy of Taj Lands End

Score: 95.73
tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-lands-end-mumbai

8. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Vietnam

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Courtesy of Accor

Score: 95.65
sofitel-legend-metropole-hanoi.com

9. The Leela Palace New Delhi
India

The Leela Palace New Delhi
Courtesy of The Leela Palace New Delhi

Score: 94.59
theleela.com/the-leela-palace-new-delhi

10. Grand Hyatt Tokyo
Japan

Nagomi Spa and Fitness Jetted Tub at Grandy Hyatt Tokyo
Nagomi Spa and Fitness Jetted Tub. Courtesy of Grandy Hyatt Tokyo

Score: 94.50
hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/japan/grand-hyatt-tokyo/tyogh

For more World’s Best Awards 2022 lists of your favorite hotels, resorts, cities, islands and more, visit: travelandleisureasia.com/trending/worlds-best-awards.

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