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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. Australia QT Sydney, Sydney Cambodia Maison Polanka, Siem Reap Song Saa Private Island, Koh Rong The Plantation, Phnom Penh China Andaz Shanghai, Shanghai Four Seasons Guangzhou, Guangzhou Park Hyatt Ningbo, Ningbo India Vivanta by Taj Bekal, Kappil Beach Indonesia Keraton at the Plaza, Jakarta Japan Hoshinoya Okinawa, Taketomi Island Palace Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo Ritz-Carlton Okinawa, Nago Malaysia Gaya Island, Sabah Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Maldives Niyama, Dhaalu Atoll The Residence Maldives, Gaafu Alifu Atoll Viceroy Maldives Resort & Spa, Vagaru Island Qatar St. Regis Doha, Doha Thailand 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 Turkey Amanruya, Bodrum Georges Hotel, Istanbul UAE Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Vietnam InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Danang

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. 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. 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. 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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