The best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region


The annual Luxe List showcases DestinAsian‘s picks of the best new hotels and resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, the region’s best new places to stay is as alluring as ever, spanning a dozen countries and featuring no fewer than 30 hotels that truly stand out from the rest. From sumptuous private islands in the Maldives to a trio of urbane addresses in Bangkok, here’s a list of the properties that won them over this year in terms of style, service and setting.

QT Sydney, Sydney

Maison Polanka, Siem Reap
Song Saa Private Island, Koh Rong
The Plantation, Phnom Penh

Andaz Shanghai, Shanghai
Four Seasons Guangzhou, Guangzhou
Park Hyatt Ningbo, Ningbo

Vivanta by Taj Bekal, Kappil Beach

Keraton at the Plaza, Jakarta

Hoshinoya Okinawa, Taketomi Island
Palace Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo
Ritz-Carlton Okinawa, Nago

Gaya Island, Sabah
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

Niyama, Dhaalu Atoll
The Residence Maldives, Gaafu Alifu Atoll
Viceroy Maldives Resort & Spa, Vagaru Island

St. Regis Doha, Doha

Akaryn Samui, Koh Samui
137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai
Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Koh Samui
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Koh Samui
The Siam, Bangkok
Sofitel So, Bangkok
Okura Prestige Bangkok, Bangkok

Amanruya, Bodrum
Georges Hotel, Istanbul

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Danang

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  1. Chris says:

    The plantation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is really a fantastic place. Ideally located just behind the Royal Palace and the national museum, only 2 minutes walk away from the river front which is an amazing place to chill out. Since today and for a month, The Plantation is showing the work of the French Lacquers Eric & Thierry Stocker, from Angkor Artwork, as they often do to promote Cambodian Art and photography. This resort is definitively the place to stay in PP…

  2. Simon Lee says:

    Good finding on the Gaya Island. This is actually an unspoiled island off the coast of Sabah that is missed out by most of the holiday makers.

    For visitors who are looking for a piece of tranquility and enjoy sun bath, this is the best island to visit in the region.

    Simon Lee

  3. Faron says:

    I’m surprised the Baros Maldives isn’t on this list. It’s the very epitome of luxury and comfort in the islands!

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