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For some, Asia is the ultimate destination. From incredible all-inclusive remote villas to the ultimate metropolitan luxury getaways, check out Destination Luxury’s list of top ten hotels in Asia to visit.
10. THE OBEROI RAJVILAS – JAIPUR, INDIA.
The Oberoi Rajvilas is a royal resort set on a breathtaking thirty two acre oasis of beautiful landscaped gardens and exotic bird life. Built around an 18th century Shiva temple, it offers chanting with a Hindu priest, meditation, and morning yoga. The Oberoi Rajvilas is a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity perfect for when you just need a break from everything.
9. MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BANGKOK – BANGKOK, THAILAND.
A haven of calm on the banks of the river, The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a truly remarkable hotel. A sophisticated retreat in one of the world’s most exciting cities, with a reputation for style, service, and excellence. Timeless yet contemporary, classic yet cutting-edge, the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is the ultimate Bangkok address.
8. TAJ LAKE PALACE – UDAIPUR, INDIA.
The Vintage coupé glides to a stop at the lake’s edge. It’s hard to believe the floating vision in marble is real. Blink, and indeed, there is a luminous palace emerging from the mist. Suddenly you are in a boat, drifting ever closer and the reality doesn’t disappoint. With the Aravalli Mountains and city palaces as a backdrop one gets an impending sense of enchantment.
There are countless unique experiences to be had. Sail into a purple sunset on a 150-year old Gangaur complete with candlelight and resplendently dressed oarsmen. Indulge in a heritage walk with an escort followed by a glass of sparkling wine at the bar. Soak in the sounds and sights of the city as your royal butler accompanies you on a shopping trip.
7. FUSION MAIA RESORT – DA NANG, VIETNAM.
Fusion Maia is a unique all-villa resort that dedicates itself to the art of relaxation. With simple design, down-to-earth five-star service, and an all spa-inclusive concept, Fusion Maia Da Nang is the child of the belief in the harmonious fusion of healthy living and indulging in luxuries.
6. KOMANEKA AT BISMA – UBUD, BALI).
Komaneka at Bisma offers elegant villas, each with its own private pool, and spacious suites. It also features an Indonesian fine dining restaurant, luxurious spa-villa, and wedding chapel.
5. THE RITZ-CARLTON BEIJING, FINANCIAL STREET – BEIJING, CHINA.
A striking, modern glass, and chrome exterior distinguishes The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street from the growing collection of luxury Beijing hotels in this internationally influential business district. Yet, as guests step inside, the architectural fashion of finance gives way to Feng Shui, bringing balance to a lobby that is sophisticated, warm, and comfortable. Featuring more than 253 elegantly appointed guest rooms with stunning skyline views of Beijing, a world-class rejuvenating spa, four acclaimed restaurants, and state-of-the-art event venues, this distinctive luxury hotel orchestrates exceptional experiences with artistry, surprise, and personalized attention for both business and leisure travelers alike.
4. THE UPPER HOUSE – HONG KONG, CHINA.
Offering panoramic views of Victoria Harbor and the city, The Upper House is centrally located on Hong Kong Island, right on top of Pacific Place, the city’s premier shopping mall. Close to Admiralty MTR subway station, the property includes a modern fitness center and free yoga classes during the weekend. Wifi is available for free throughout the hotel and the Guest Experience Team provides 24-hour services.
3. SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI – HANOI, VIETNAM.
The Metropole is an award-winning French colonial-style hotel located in the heart of Hanoi. The first Sofitel Legend property offers 364 rooms & suites, complemented by a choice of three restaurants (French, Vietnamese, and Italian), three bars, seven function rooms, a heated swimming pool, health club, the luxurious Le Spa du Metropole, complimentary Wifi, and for hotel guests a daily tour of the recently opened war-time bomb shelter and Path of History guided by hotel’s Ambassador of History.
2. WILDFLOWER HALL – SHIMLA IN THE HIMALAYAS MASHOBRA, INDIA.
At Wildflower Hall, guests can refresh themselves with nature walks, rafting, cycling or yoga, or relax and rejuvenate with an exclusive spa therapy.
The restaurant features a smart, brightly lit indoor dining space, a charming glass conservatory with intimate seating arrangements, and an outdoor terrace, with magnificent views of the Himalayas. The menu features pan-Indian (including local Himachali), Asian, and continental cuisine
Wildflower Hall offers exclusive massage, yoga, and Ayurvedic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel and grounds. The open air jacuzzi affords magnificent views across the Greater Himalayas, while the indoor pool – lit and adorned by overhead crystal chandeliers – is temperature controlled throughout the year and ready for you to enjoy.