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.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

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.

Seven Terraces George Town, Penang, Malaysia

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

Six Senses Yao Noi Phuket

Anyone yearning for an escape to a romantic hideaway will enjoy the thatch-roofed suites, superb bay views and delicious food sourced from homegrown produce at Six Senses Yao Noi Phuket on the Thai island of Phuket. Stay put in the Zen garden spa or take a bike to explore local villages.

Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

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.

The Strand Yangon Myanmar

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.