List of Asian Hotels to Visit Post-Pandemic


2020 has been a challenging year for most of us and we know everyone has caught the wanderlust bug to travel post-pandemic. We have compiled a list of hotels and resort around Asia with extensive amenities and facilities for you to relax in peace, pamper yourself and enjoy the culinary offerings.

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

The beautiful facade of Maldivian atolls that are occupied by some of the world’s finest resorts has another marvellous addition with the launch of Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, which boasts outstanding design and eco-friendly technology.

Opened its doors in December 2018, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is just 40 minutes away by seaplane from Male International Airport. Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, the island private resort is the latest brainchild of Lars Petre and Mats Petre, owners of Crown and Champa Resorts, the parent company that manages Kudadoo and nine other resorts including the renowned Hurawalhi Maldives.

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The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan, China

For a century, Shanghai has been known as the playground of luxury hotels from various international and local brands. In 2017, The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan decided to take part in the competition and we have to say that it is very impressive!

Situated on West Beijing Road in the heart of the Jingan District that is known as Shanghai’s cultural and business centre, the newly opened St. Regis Shanghai Jingan really brings us its own version of a modern classic palatial style by combining traditional east-meets west elements. The essence of Shanghai is successfully captured, for example, in the dramatic combination of finishes and rich detailing in the grand entrance hall.

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Fullerton Bay Singapore

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore that was opened on 8 July 2010 is the embodiment of the Fullerton Heritage in its contemporary form. Inspired by the same soul as The Fullerton Hotel across the street, the Fullerton Bay Hotel is completely built over water like a beautiful jewel perched on the Marina Bay waterfront. The hotel is ensconced between two iconic buildings, Clifford Pier and the Custom House, and is completely covered by a glass façade that was designed by Singapore based DP Architects.

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The Eastern & Oriental Penang, Malaysia

The Eastern and Oriental (E&O) Hotel officially announces the
much-anticipated re-opening of its Heritage Wing following an extensive refurbishment exercise which began in March 2019. Widely regarded as the grande dame of hospitality in Penang, this milestone event heralds an exciting new chapter in this heritage landmark’s rich legacy.

Amansara Siam Reap, Cambodia

Amansara is a peaceful royal refuge that brings you away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap. It is a haven where privacy is its main focus set in an intimate and relaxed space where the guest could feel at ease. Opened its doors to the public in 1962 for the as Villa Princiere (before changing the name into Villa Apsara later on), this property was originally built as a royal retreat of King Father Norodom Sihanouk.

The history of this small luxury hotel, which has become the architectural gem in Siem Reap, stretches back to the late 1950’s when French architect Laurent Mondet came under King Father Sihanouk’s radar while working with Vann Molyvann in France. The King was impressed by his ability to bring the modernity into life and wanted the architect to work on the grand complex he was creating.

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Amantaka Luang Prabang, Laos

When the French became the protectorate of Laos in 1893, they were not only creating a history but also a legacy in architecture and design. The combination of French-colonial and traditional Lao architectures becomes synonymous with the style of buildings during that period, featuring hipped roof and large overhanging eaves covered a sizeable porch often wrapped around the building called the gallery. Amantaka in Luang Prabang, Laos is one of the best architectural gems of French-colonial heritage.

Amantaka that means the peaceful teaching of the Buddha (in Theravada literature) is set at a former provincial hospital in an elegant French-Colonial building. Although no documents have been found regarding the original construction, it has been estimated that this building was completed during the first decade of the 20th century. It was running as a hospital until 2005 before it was turned into an Aman collection with its 15 buildings, nine of which are protected under UNESCO’s World Heritage regulation.

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Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, Thailand

The story of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel can be traced back to 1983 when the hotel was first opened to the public. At that time, the hotel was part of The Peninsula group and designed with a lobby reminiscent of the parent hotel. With the passing of time, this property became The Regent of Bangkok and again The Four Seasons Bangkok. It was not until March 2015, when Anantara group took over and gave it a $20 million makeover to become the new Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.

This hotel is situated in Ratchadamri vicinity, Bangkok’s most prestigious area especially for five-star luxury hotels (neighbours include Grand Hyatt Erawan and The St. Regis Bangkok). Designed by architect George Wimberly and Dan Wong Prasert, this hotel is conceived as a ‘residential’ hotel combining the inspiration from a Western classical grandeur that reached its pinnacle in the Edwardian age, as well as the profound spirituality of Thai Buddhist art, which blossoms in the Rattanakosin period.

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The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Standing atop the majestic cliff of Nusa Dua, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and tropical garden, The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers the epitome of beachfront luxury. This five-star hotel in Bali presents itself as a majestic open-air theatre, an embodiment of Indonesian elegance.

A collection of 475 iconic rooms, suites and villas are showcased, with 60% of the accommodation featuring its own private plunge pools. From a unique culinary journey and indigenous spa treatments, to the spacious meeting rooms and alluring chapels, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is a spectacular stage where curated experiences are brought to life.

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