Quirky, whimsical, luxurious, immersive – whatever the getaway, we’ve got you covered with our list of hotels and resorts to stay at in the coming summer months.
Down The Rabbit Hole
A fun and whimsical experience awaits at Dash Resort Langkawi, one of the latest luxury resorts to grace the island. Nestled on a stretch of private beach, it overlooks the azure waters of the Andaman Sea and embraces a quirky design philosophy, with Instagram-worthy photo opportunities at every corner. Public areas are decked out with opulent, gold-framed portraits of superheroes in Victorian clothing and avant-garde figurines, while the courtyard features a giant turquoise bunny sculpture. Its 108 rooms, suites and villas are equally colourful and charming, with creature comforts such as soft, fluffy duvets and comfortable bathrobes. Unwind at the beachside infinity pool or the stunning Beach Club, where breakfast is served to the soothing sounds of waves lapping onto the shore. Fitness enthusiasts will want to utilise the well-equipped Flex Gym, or head to the Rabbit Hole Spa for a slew of pampering treatments and beauty regimes. The Dashoppee retail store is the place to get limited edition merchandise, particularly the resort’s beach-loving bunny mascot with sunglasses and a tropical drink.
Located in the heart of Shanghai, The Middle House sets standards for luxurious living with 111 guest rooms and 102 serviced residences sporting contemporary designs by renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni. Sitting on the 14th floor, the recently opened Penthouse features a splendid 660-square-metre space with two lavish bedrooms, a bar and pantry kitchen, a private library and a spacious private outdoor terrace. The space doubles as a private function venue for stylish events, able to host up to 200 guests at a time. Savour sumptuous dishes at the hotel’s three restaurants, enjoy Asian-inspired craft cocktails at the lounge, or have the fine-dining experience brought to you with the hotel’s comprehensive in-room dining option. Unwind from daily stresses at the Mi Xun Spa, which also has an indoor heated swimming pool, a state-of-the-art 24-hour gym, as well as group yoga sessions.
Overlooking the Victoria Harbour, Rosewood Hong Kong is the newest ultra-luxury hotel in Hong Kong. Occupying 27 floors of the 65-storey skyscraper Victoria Dockside, the property includes 322 guest rooms and 91 suites for the hotel, as well as 186 spacious units designed for longer-term stays at the pet-friendly Rosewood Residences. Rosewood Hong Kong boasts a total of 3,200 square metres of meeting and event spaces, which include a private landscaped garden venue with a spectacular view of the harbour, as well as the 1,000-square-metre pillarless Grand Ballroom. The property will carry the brand’s signature holistic wellness facility Asaya, which occupies two dedicated floors and includes a fitness centre and swimming pool. Guests can enjoy various facilities at The Manor Club executive lounge as well as delectable food and beverages from the eight dining concepts that will be unveiled over time.
Inspired by the concept of a Balinese village, Amandari offers an exclusive tranquil retreat and an immersive way to experience Ubud, with resort facilities linked by winding stone pathways. Enjoy peace and quiet in the signature Amandari Villa or one of 30 thatched-roof suites, many of which are equipped with their own private pool overlooking cascading rice terraces. Dine while being serenaded by Gamelan players at The Restaurant or opt for a cosy picnic on the lush green hills. Rejuvenate with local treatments or Balinese yoga classes at the Spa, or choose to unwind in the main swimming pool, the Bar or the library. Complete the experience by getting acquainted with local artisans from Kedewatan and other villages around Ubud, exploring the terraced rice fields on bicycle or on foot, attending local ceremonies and celebrations, or exploring historical temples in the region.
Following its closure and redevelopment, The Biltmore, Mayfair has finally opened its doors in the heart of Mayfair, London. Reflecting the property’s origin as an elegant private residence, the luxuriously redesigned hotel offers 257 guest rooms and 51 suites. The Biltmore, Mayfair has a 500-square-metre ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 guests, while smaller, more intimate functions can be hosted in the Waterloo and Manhattan Suites, accommodating up to 100 guests. Dine in and savour quality dishes featuring new culinary concepts headed by internationally renowned chefs. Food and beverage options include an all-year-round alfresco terrace as well as an exclusive cocktail bar. Guests who wish to work up a sweat will have access to a large gym and fitness suite.