Travel between countries still isn’t possible for most of the world, but we can at least dream – and plan – for a post-lockdown retreat, right? These luxury hotels in Asia are at the top of our must-stay list, with many of them offering fantastic deals as they reopen over the following few weeks.
From colonial-style hotels in Hanoi to an overwater villa in the Maldives, these are our top picks of hotels that are truly bucket list-worthy…
Luxury Hotels in Asia for a Post-Lockdown Retreat
Colonial style luxury and oriental elegance marry to create the perfect stay at Hong Kong’s The Peninsula. For instance, take your pick from any of their seven restaurants for a romantic dinner for two. Sleep in one of their many lavish suites with the crackling fireplace in the background. Moreover, some even include chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce around town.
This boutique resort is 22 private pool villas on two little private islands, so you’ll truly experience peace and calm here. The resort is a three-minute boat ride from the main island of Samui. So, when you want to explore, hop on a Cape Fahn Hotel boat to a neighbouring island. Or simply wait for low tide and stroll across the narrow strait to Choeng Mon beach on Koh Samui.
From July 1st – September 1st 2020, guests can book one night at this luxury 5-star hotel and receive free accommodation and breakfast for a second night’s stay on the hotel’s private island in Samui.
Reopening July 1st, 2020.
Fancy a stay at a world-class lodge that’s all about sustainability and healing? Fivelements offers guests the chance to treat themselves to Puri Ahimsa healing rituals along with an eco-friendly stay in a luxurious lodge. The entire staff is guided by Balinese philosophy and tradition to facilitate positive change in the world.
However, it doesn’t stop there. They also provide guests with eco-friendly features such as locally sourced drinking water and sustainable transport.
Vakkaru Maldives is a secluded reef island blessed with ocean views, powder-soft, brilliant white sands, deep blue holes and house reef with unique marine biodiversity. A scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport transports you to this idyllic paradise. Home to over 2,300 fully grown coconut trees, the tropical island also features 113 luxury villas and suites, five restaurants, two bars, a wine cellar and an over-the-water spa.
Reopening August 1st, 2020.
This iconic five-star hotel is in Hanoi’s French Quarter and has beautiful French colonial architecture. As its name suggests, Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is just a stone’s throw from the Hanoi Opera House, so you’ve no excuse not to put your glad rags on and catch a performance.
All four l’Opera Grand Suites have perfect views of the Opera House, so book into one of those for a really memorable stay.
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia has 32 floors, a Michelin-starred restaurant, marble bathtubs and a floodlit swimming pool. Art lover? You’re in luck. The hotel has a 4,200-piece art collection with works from Dale Chihuly, Andy Warhol and other icons; a hotel art guide will even give you a tour of the pieces.
There’s also a Michelin-starred restaurant, marble bathtubs and a floodlit swimming pool… Perfect for a luxury break.
This luxury hotel is in Sengokuhara, which is part of the Fuji-hakone-Izu National Park. This region is particularly well-known for its Onsens (hot springs), and this property is the first true luxury property in Hakone. It’s also an excellent stopping point on the way to Mount Fuji, which is just one hour away. As well as visiting Fuji-hakone-Izu National Park, hotel guests can try their hand at painting and illustrating with local artists and hotel staff.