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.

Opened in 1932, the Raffles Grand d’Angkor has survived all the vagaries of recent Cambodian history and has hosted luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham and the Clintons.

Housed in a mega retail, office, hotel and residential complex, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, formerly known as The South Beach, offers 634 rooms and suites in a pair of shimmering glass and steel towers, with architecture by Foster + Partners as well as Aedas, and interior design by Philippe Starck.

Anantara Rasananda is as lavish as it gets and constitutes a serious challenge to the island’s budget reputation. This well-run five star resort offers sumptuous and spacious rooms and villas, all with deep plunge pools facing the sea or a delightful jungle garden cum lagoon.

Close to the bustle and excitement of the city, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience.

Located on 10 hectares of beachfront land 10km north of Duong Dong, the island’s main town, the ethos of Mango Bay is to create something close to nature, an unpretentious resort that is the antithesis of luxury. Here, despite the size of the land, there are only 44 rooms and villas, each unique and each hidden away from the beach.

Staying at The Apsara Rive Droite, you can spend the morning going to the temples, shopping or just exploring the side lanes and enjoy an afternoon in luxurious idleness by the pool. The restaurant is open for all day dining, offering a fresh and delicious poolside or dining menu for those wishing to eat in.

The Peninsula Beijing is referred as one of the most luxurious hotels in the world that bowls guests over with elegant new interiors, sterling service and every amenity you could wish for, including a large indoor swimming pool, a world-class spa, tip-top dining and a luxury shopping arcade.

Nihiwatu is one of the best resorts in the world that provides excellent services to tourists and the traditonal style of Sumbanese people. The property encompasses 175 hectares of tropical forest, grasslands and rice terraces, while its stunning two and half kilometers of beachfront are protected by headlands that ensure total exclusivity for guests.

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.

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