Four lush escapes
In the heart of Bangkok lies Okura Prestige Hotel, with 240 stylish rooms and suites, offering panoramic views of the city skyline. Resplendent in elegance and luxury, sink into the comfort of fine Egyptian cotton bed linen and fluffy duvets, while enjoying movies on demand on a 42-inch flat screen TV. The bathroom comes with a rain shower, separate bathtub, powder room with Japanese-style bidet and bespoke amenities. Gastronomic delights await at any of the hotel’s three restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Elements restaurant, which serves French cuisine with a Japanese influence. If relaxation is what you seek, find peace and tranquility at The Okura Spa, which offers a selection of rejuvenating treatments.
Strategically located between the French Quarter and the Old Quarter in Ho Chi Minh City, the Lapis Hotel is an ideal base for both business and leisure travellers, being close to local attractions as well as major offices and embassies. Rooms and suites boast a classic design, but come with modern conveniences such as sumptuous beds, large TVs, and a safe for keeping valuables. Unwind at the Lobby Bar with a drink or two, or dine at Gambetta Restaurant, which serves exquisite Vietnamese cuisine alongside international favourites. Gym enthusiasts can keep fit at the hotel’s fitness centre or take a cooling dip in the pool. A fully equipped conference centre is also available to cater for business meetings and corporate events.
Excellent “hostmanship” is the mantra at the RuMa Hotel and Residences, where guests are invited to an intimate urban resort experience right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. One of the newest properties to come into the market, each of its 253 elegant guest rooms and suites are furnished tastefully with handcrafted, artisanal furniture, blending Kuala Lumpur’s rich tin mining heritage and colonial influence with the modern and contemporary. Aside from complimentary access to a fully stocked mini-bar in each room, guests will also enjoy the seamless convenience of 24-hour check-in and check-out services. Taste the best of Malaysian food at ATAS restaurant with a seasonal menu that highlights the unique flavours of local produce and ingredients, before working off the calories at the hotel’s 24-hour state-of-the-art gym or treating yourself to a session at UR Spa after a long day of exploring the city.
Sitting tranquil amidst nature, the Capella Singapore welcomes guests to over 12 hectares of lush landscaped grounds on Sentosa Island, surrounded by verdant rainforest and the South China Sea as its backdrop. Its 112 rooms, suites and villas are thoughtfully designed to combine bespoke, contemporary comforts with natural materials and touches of Asian tradition. Dining at Capella is a delicious journey of flavours, from authentic Cantonese to Mediterranean cuisine. Bob’s Bar is where guests can relax and mingle over a few cocktails, whilst marveling at the sunset. Alternatively, book a treatment at Auriga, an award-winning wellness spa that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. The luxury hotel, known for hosting celebrities like Madonna and Lady Gaga, was the venue for the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in June this year.