Hoshino Resorts’ first property outside Japan blends together influences of its homeland with a Balinese edge, creating an elegant, tranquil hillside retreat that holds its own among stiff competition in Ubud’s luxury retreat scene.

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.

Live like a rajah at 137 Pillars House, a collection of exquisite suites built around the historic teak house of the British Borneo Company.

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.

Surrounded by 400-acres of nature reserve and boasting a two-mile velvet sand beach, Rasa Ria is a grand and luxurious resort on the edge of Borneo’s tropical wilderness.

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.

The reigning queen of Bali, and a key player globally when it comes to destination spas. Few places do it better. The setting is knockout, the yoga top-notch and the fitness classes double as glorious sightseeing tours, incorporating cycle rides through the paddy fields and treks up smoking volcanoes.

Set within lush landscaped gardens with romantic views of terraced rice paddies, lakes and lily ponds, the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a magical bolthole best suited for honeymoon couples and guests looking to escape.

Think a minimalist vibe, swanky multi-room villas, and fabulous Andaman sea views from its spectacular cliff-side location. Don't miss the excellent spa, or yacht-spotting from the poolside bar.

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.

Located in Japan’s Setouchi Inland Sea on Naoshima - a fishing island increasingly renowned for its innovative art projects - Benesse House feels more like a gallery than hotel, with its minimal design, natural light and scattered contemporary artworks.

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.

Couples will love this romantic chill-out getaway beach property, not far from the nightlife in Lamai, which offers spotless and well-appointed villas and rooms with a soft northern Thai touch around two pools.

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