On their 17th annual Hot List, 154 newly opened hotels last year made it into Conde Nast Traveller’s Hot list. 62 hotels you can spend a night for under $300 and 13 of those are located in Asia. Check out the list below.
1. Four Seasons Hotel Beijing, China.
Located at the Central Business District surrounded by restaurants and nightlife. The hotel has 313 guest rooms polished with combined Eastern and Western style in contrast with the conventional Chinese architecture. The amenities meet the need of the metropolitan taste for both business and leisure.
2. Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong, China.
An old colonial marine police station, remodelled into a hotel that holds nine spacious and exquisitely designed guest rooms. The glass walls and roof of the dining room give a delectable view of the surroundings. Drive an hour and thirty minutes away from the busy life of the city to this peaceful lair.
3. Park Hyatt Chennai, India.
The 5-star hotel lies next to the governor’s residence and Guindy Forest Reserve, and is only a nine kilometre drive from the airport. Park Hyatt features a spa with a rooftop infinity pool, a fitness centre, its own restaurant serving Indian and Western cuisine, and a 24-hour virtual business center. The nine storey hotel has 201 rooms with floor- to ceiling windows overlooking the forest reserve and the city.
4. Vivanta By Taj, Madikeri, India.
Resting at 4000 feet above sea level on a quiet hilltop, this hotel features sixty three spacious rooms and villas, an outdoor pool, fitness gym, all-day dining restaurant, cafe, bar and a large spa with a bonus view of the spectacular Karnataka rainforest. The resort also offers various activities like ridge hike, zipline, biking, rafting, forest walks, and visiting a coffee plantation.
5. Gaya Island Resort, Kota Kinbalu, Malaysia.
This family friendly resort is located northwest coast of Borneo facing the South China Sea. It is surrounded by coral reefs, sandy beaches, and rainforest. Amenities are available for both adults and children. A swim-up bar, a sexy jungle spa, and curtained poolside for couples. There’s a kids’ club, children’s pool and other activates for the entire family. The resort has 120 air conditioned villas featuring a private veranda with large day beds, a living room TV and mini bar. The resort holds a perfect spot for snorkelling and diving.
6. Hotel Majestic, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A colonial structure built in 1932; this heritage hotel had hosted Kuala Lumpur’s glamorous social events, government receptions, and housed some of the prominent international visitors since World War II. Hotel Majestic has 300 rooms, a spa, huge pool, a gym, orchid conservatory and several dining halls serving different cuisines, it features the Smokehouse with a private dining room and a Chef on call, a card room, a cigar room, screening room, lounge and bar, and a man’s grooming salon. The Majestic Wing holds 47 vintage rooms and the Tower wing has 253 luxurious and contemporary suites.
7. Macalister Mansion, George Town, Malaysia.
Located at the Island of Penang Malaysia is a 100-year-old colonial mansion one of Malaysia’s historical hotels. The Macalister Mansion predominantly upholds the original elements and heritage architecture with a blend of contemporary design touches. The hotel has 8 rooms, two restaurants that offer casual or fine dining, a cellar and a lounge, a pool with a swim up bar, and a conference room.
8. Fairmont Makati and Raffles Makati, Manila, Philippines.
The newest five-star luxury hotel has 30 floors located in the central business district of Manila. These two hotels stand in one tower that holds 32 Raffles suites; 237 one to four bedroom residences for private ownership; and 280 Fairmont deluxe rooms. The hotel features a wide array of dining options from bars, lounges and open-kitchen restaurants. The Willow Stream Spa is a perfect sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate. All amenities offer sophisticated and cozy pampering.
9. Conrad Seoul, Seoul, South Korea.
Conrad Seoul is located in Yeouido Business District, which is ideal for business travellers. The hotel offers 434 impressive guest rooms with a picturesque view of the Han River and the horizon. It has an array of amenities like the Conrad Spa, four dining and a lounge, a huge pool, fitness gym. The 2,562 sqm space was allocated to hold meetings, events and parties. It sits close to the National Assembly Building, Korean Stock Exchange, LG headquarters, Yeouido Park, the National Museum of Korea, and the shopping malls and gift shops.
10. Cabochon Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
This four storey building with rooftop pool offers accommodation you can afford. The hotel has 8 spacious guest rooms, a rooftop pool, black-and-white checkerboard balconies, and club lounge to sip your wine or beer. The restaurant was elegantly designed with a combination of old and modern touches and serves both Thai and Laotian cuisine giving you a taste of the ancient Siam.
11. Sofitel So, Bangkok, Thailand.
The story of the five elements: Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire is eminent in this 238-room hotel. It is housed in a 30-storey glass tower which gives a breathtaking view of the Bangkok city lights at dusk and located near Lumpini Park where guests go for outdoor activities during the day. Hotel luxuries include a tenth-floor glass-walled infinity pool, a gym, a spa and rooftop bar out in the open air.
12. Surin, Phuket, Thailand.
A newly re-built resort, this beautiful resort by the beach has 103 cottages. It offers a whole lot of amenities to enjoy including a spa, boutique, gym, a pool, a wide array of restaurants, and a golf courses located within 30 minutes away from the hotel. The enticing beach and powdered sand and the numerous water sports to enjoy.
13. Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Danang, Vietnam.
InterContinental Danang holds 197 guest rooms overlooking the beach, designed with Asian fashionable architecture. One of Vietnam’s most extravagant resorts and destinations for tourists. Amenities include a pampering spa treatment, savoury foods and aperitifs, and a boast of the incredible scenery.
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