Asia is known to be a fabulous place for amazing vacations, welcoming tourists from all over the world. The continent is home to many luxurious hotels and travelers are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking the perfect relaxation spot for their holidays. Here, Top 10 of Asia shares its pick of Top 10 Luxurious Hotels in Asia where the well-heeled may be more than just pampered when they check in for their next holiday trip.
- Burj Al Arab (UAE)
The magnificent sail-shaped Burj Al Arab has certainly become an iconic structure in Dubai, welcoming thousands of elites and high-end individuals, including celebrities. Located on a private man-made island, the award-winning hotel embodies luxury. It soars over 300 metres high and offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. If that isn’t enough, the hotel even offers extraordinary service, from chauffeur-driven Rolls Royces to helicopter transfer trips to their built-in helipad.
2. The Oberoi Udaivilas (India)
Spreading across 50 acres, the Oberoi Udaivilas is inspired by the palaces of Rajasthan. The 5-star hotel has spacious rooms that are equipped with marble bathrooms with views and also available on request are camel and elephant rides. The highly acclaimed hotel from India’s leading luxury hotel group is located on the bank of Lake Pichola and it stands on a 200-year old hunting ground. Guests here will certainly feel like they are royalty in their very own palace!
3. Rambagh Palace (India)
Formerly the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and now a hotel, Rambagh Palace offers 78 grand luxury rooms and suites. The ‘palace’ is extravagantly ornamented with hand-carved marbles and it showcases the best of Rajasthan’s royal heritage. It was built in 1835 and over the years it has played host to prominent guests such as Prince Charles and Jacqueline Kennedy. Known as the ‘Jewel of Jaipur’, the hotel also offers palace butlers that can help arrange horse-drawn carriage rides for guests.
4. Baros (Maldives)
The Baros is located on a small coral island in the Indian Ocean just 25 minutes by speedboat from the airport and do not be deceived by the term ‘boutique hotel’ when it comes to Baros. It is universally known that Maldives offers the best of the best when it comes to luxury island stay and Baros adheres to that perfectly. Baros offers beach and water villas with private pools and is known to be the perfect honeymoon spot. Inspired by Maldivian traditions, the hotel is a tropical island paradise with secluded private villas that make you want to stay on and on.
5. Viceroy Bali (Indonesia)
Viceroy Bali is family-owned resort consisting of 25 private pool villas, situated in Bali’s ‘Valley of the Kings’, a phrase coined by locals for Balinese royalty who live in the nearby residence. The resort is one of the world’s well-known secret tropical hideaways and welcomes many repeat guests every year due to excellent service. It is situated in a rural area, making it the perfect spot for guests who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bali to enjoy a calming and peaceful stay.
6. Rosewood Beijing (China)
Positioned in the central hub of Beijing, Rosewood Beijing takes contemporary sophistication to a whole new level. The hotel reflects the city’s compelling culture and history, blending artistic masterpieces of both modern and ancient. Each of its rooms features a walk-in wardrobe, floor-to-ceiling windows, and large bathrooms embedded with a television. Car rentals are also provided if guests wish to explore the historic and cultural city of Beijing. A world-class spa and posh executive lounge are also available to suit guests’ relaxation needs.
7. Ritz-Carlton Millenia (Singapore)
The Ritz-Carlton group is known to offer extravagant travel experiences and welcomes many high-end guests all around the world. At the Ritz-Carlton Millenia in the Lion City, the art of luxury comes to life. Voted Top Hotel in Singapore, it has one of the largest rooms in the country, with all rooms providing great views of Marina Bay and the Singapore River. It is the perfect spot for art lovers as it has a large contemporary art collection which includes the works of popular artists Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. The elevated Club Lounge located on the top floor also features stunning sunset views of Singapore.
8. W (Hong Kong)
The iconic 76-floor W Hong Kong showcases décor from the world’s top designers and its rooms overlook the city or harbour. Not only is it a great place for one to indulge, it is also situated in a strategic spot – from shopping centers to MRT stations within a stone’s throw away. The hotel first began operations in 2009, which doesn’t seem like too long ago but it has already been established as a big name in the hospitality industry. Besides having swimsuit weather almost all year round which is perfect for a dip in W’s outdoor pool, the hotel is also a gateway to Hong Kong’s shopping paradise.
9. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (Thailand)
Located on the banks of the famous Chao Phraya River, this 5-star hotel is consistently being rated among the top hotels in the world. A popular spot among the rich and famous, the 130-year old Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has hosted the likes of Princess Diana and Audrey Hepburn. The hotel consists of almost 400 rooms and 35 suites and is grand in every single nook and corner. It also contains antique and contemporary Thai furniture and has also hosted Thai royal families. The hotel’s spa is also an award-winning set-up with 14 private treatment rooms and plenty of pampering body treatments.
10. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (UAE)
This five-star resort is no stranger to the world luxury. It is nestled on the West Crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah and the rooms offer stunning views of Dubai’s skyline. Swimming in the 60-metre infinity pool or walking along the private beach will certainly make you feel like you’re in dreamland. The resort’s architecture is inspired by the palaces from the Ottoman era with every wall being carefully painted to display Turkish artworks, giving it a rich nostalgic and historic feeling.