The Apsara Rive Droite Hotel

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.

Four Seasons Shanghai Hotel at Puxi

A crowd-pleasing Shanghai hotel on the Puxi side of the river.

Finolhu Maldives

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

The Opposite House Beijing

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.

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel

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.

Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

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.

Purity Hotel India

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

The Edison George Town, Penang, Malaysia

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.

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

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.

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai at Pudong

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