These luxury retreats are the perfect way to round up the year
1. Rosewood Hong Kong
Occupying nearly half of the Victoria Dockside skyscraper is the Rosewood Hong Kong, a luxury hotel with serviced residences and a spectacular view of the Victoria Harbour. The property’s 322 guest rooms, 91 suites and 186 spacious serviced apartments provide the utmost comfort for every member of the family, including pets. Pet owners can enjoy special amenities for their furry friends, from comfortable beds to food and water bowls, a special pet menu, as well as recommendations for local dog-friendly restaurants, bars and parks.
Enjoy exclusive services at The Manor Club, from premium food and beverage experiences to the games room, butler services and more. Dine in with a variety of concepts, from the Chinese and Shunde cuisine restaurant The Legacy House to local and international fare at Holt’s Café, delectable tea-time bites at The Butterfly Room or sophisticated cocktails at DarkSide bar.
2. FCC Angkor, Cambodia
Siem Reap’s iconic colonial site, the historic Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) Mansion, has been beautifully restored and reopened its doors as the FCC Angkor, managed by Avani Hotels & Resorts. The colonial structure, once home to the French colonial governor and subsequently the FCC, a renowned meeting point for international journalists, now welcomes guests to stay in its 80 rooms and suites, designed with a blend of both modern and colonial elements.
Savour local and international flavours at the vibrant Mansion restaurant or soak in the atmosphere at the colonial era-inspired Scribe Bar. Relax in the two outdoor saltwater pools on a sunny day or experience signature treatments at Visaya Spa. As part of the hotel’s community outreach and commitment to empowering local women, the hotel has collaborated with local weaving villages to craft exquisite bed runners and chair cushions for its rooms, adding to the resort’s Cambodian identity.
3. The Royal Park Canvas Osaka Kitahama, Japan
Having opened just a few months ago, The Royal Park Canvas Osaka Kitahama presents itself as a stylish lifestyle hotel under Royal Park Hotels and Resorts Company’s millennial-centric Canvas brand. The 238-room hotel features a trendy décor in a simple and functional design, allowing guests to use the space according to their own personal styles.
Canvas believes in connecting travellers with locals, opening options for them to visit famous sightseeing spots and immerse themselves in a variety of local experiences. Guests can opt to dine in for breakfast at the Canvas Lounge, which transforms into a café and bar serving light snacks after breakfast hours. The lounge is a casual and welcoming space that encourages guests to relax and mingle at any time of the day. Guests can also make use of the 24-hour gym to work up a sweat or the coin-operated laundry and dryer machines as well as ironing rooms.
4. Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia
Find rest amid thriving tropical foliage at Alila Villas Koh Russey, just 4.5 kilometres off the coast of Sihanoukville. With just 50 pavilions and 13 villas on 24 hectares of lush grounds, this low-density boutique resort makes for a quiet getaway for families and honeymoon couples alike. The environmentally sustainable resort offers wellness and rejuvenation through its beachfront Spa Alila, featuring signature treatments that include local Khmer healing techniques. Guests will love the complimentary daily yoga and Tai Chi classes, as well as the infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Enjoy French and Khmer cuisines at speciality restaurants Horizon and the Beach Shack respectively, and explore southern Cambodia with complimentary shuttle boat transfers to the mainland.
5. Capella Sanya, China
Facing a spectacular view of the South China Sea, the Capella Sanya is set to take travellers through an exquisite hospitality experience. Celebrated luxury resort architects Jean-Michel Gathy and Bill Bensley drew inspiration from the rich culture surrounding China’s historical Maritime Silk Road to create this extraordinary contemporary holiday haven along a secluded beach on the southern edge of Hainan Island. Be spoiled for comfort in 190 spacious rooms and villas surrounded by wide, lush gardens and let tired bodies be rejuvenated through a selection of spa treatments inspired by Eastern traditions. With private pools, terrace dining and dedicated service, Capella Sanya is set to redefine hospitality standards.
6. Village Hotel Sentosa, Singapore
Located just across the road from Universal Studios Singapore, the new Village Hotel at Sentosa provides services and amenities tailor-made for families, especially those with young children. Aside from standard rooms, guests can also go for special family rooms that consist of two connecting rooms in varying configurations, to allow for greater privacy or more open space for the entire family. To complement the in-room amenities for adults, family rooms include a kids’ welcome kit, customised according to the age and gender of the young guests. The pool deck features multiple unique themed pools, including the Children’s Play Pool, Lazy River Pool, Adventure Pool and Pamukkale Pool. Children will have a fun time participating in special activities such as pool games, face painting and sculpted balloon giveaways, while adults can enjoy Aqua Zumba classes and cycling. Savour a wide range of Asian, Polynesian and Western dishes at the all-day dining restaurant Native Kitchen.
7. The Colony Hotel Bali, Indonesia
Bali may be a popular holiday destination, but visitors can still enjoy a great deal of privacy and luxury at The Colony Hotel Bali. Located in Seminyak, the boutique hotel is within walking distance of the beach, famous restaurants and beach clubs, as well as good shopping. Guests can experience new heights of relaxation with a massage by the award-winning Jari Menari (Dancing Fingers) treatment. Lounge in and around the central pool while surrounded by a lush tropical garden of frangipani and palm trees, then have a relaxed lunch at the Poolside Café or at The Lobby, which also serves a hearty selection of dishes for breakfast. The latest addition to the hotel is a new wing called The Colony Club, which is connected to the main hotel area and offers more spacious rooms with a terrace or balcony, personalised butler service and its own swimming pool and lounge.