Hangzhou’s loftiest hotel is some distance from the West Lake, but it more than makes up for its removed location with a chic sky-high design, elegant rooms styled with local motifs, and impressive dining.
The Quincy offers all the trimmings of a design-driven boutique hotel and more — the all-inclusive tariff includes one-way limousine transfer, all three meals, evening cocktails, limited laundry, Wi-Fi access and snacks from a well-stocked minibar.
Rising out of a verdant valley, echoing the curves and waves of the surrounding fields and watery rice paddies, the Four Seasons Sayan bowls you over from the moment you cross its sky-bridge entranceway.
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.
Bangkok’s funky, five-star Dream Hotel offers futuristic rooms, fantastic Asian and Western breakfasts and an unbeatable location on the Sukhumvit Road. Would-be celebrities, hip couples, business travellers and nightlife aficionados all pitch up here to enjoy its excellent value for money.
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.