Remote, serene and as close to nature as luxury resorts get.

With stately Doric columns, cornices and coffered ceilings, the iconic Fullerton Hotel stands like a mighty fortress against a shining cityscape at the mouth of the Singapore River.

The 41st-floor swimming pool here, surrounded by views of Shanghai’s skyscraper-saturated financial district, is perhaps worth the visit alone.

This 1901 icon from the heyday of stylish travel was refurbished in 2016, the same year The Strand launched its cruise ship on the Ayeyarwady river.

This boutique luxury hotel sees a heritage 20th-century mansion restored with beautiful Art Deco details and modern comforts, situated on the edge of a Unesco World Heritage site.

Simply one of the best hotels in Tokyo, the Park Hyatt is a five-star legend, best known for its starring role in Lost in Translation alongside Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.

The Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 is an excellent, modern, comfortable and well-run, mid-range hotel with 232 spacious rooms and a large pool in downtown Bangkok.

With a clutch of spectacular restaurants, gloriously OTT rooms and city views, this self-styled seven-star hotel aims to compete with the Burj Al Arabs of the world.

Furnished in antique splendour, this romantic luxury hotel celebrates Penang’s history while offering one of the best locations in the city centre.

Contemporary urban design and an intimate boutique ambience set a chic tone at the Andaz Tokyo – an addition to Hyatt’s design-led group – which is in the revitalised Toranomon district.

The brains behind Finolhu threw out the Maldives rule book when they created this fresh, funky resort.

Part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection hotels, the Suiran is an intimate 39-room property located on the banks of the Katsuma River, in western Kyoto.

Expect Avant garde, minimalist interiors. The prices aren't so minimalist, but perhaps that's not surprising considering this hotel's prime position in the centre of Sanlitun. There's also a rather edgy Spanish-Italian fusion restaurant. One for the wealthy hipsters.

For travellers who want to get away from noisy, crowded India and experience fascinating local culture, Chandoori Sai, surrounded by rolling hills, is the perfect spot. The dedicated team at this luxurious lodge are key to exploring the remote state of Odisha.

Hotel Indigo helps to fill a gap that’s long existed in this city between the fabulous (and fabulously expensive) hotels right at the top end, and the tour-group hostelries much further down the chain.