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These Lavish Hotels in Asia are Kicking off 2020 in Style

January 27, 2020 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

These luxurious hotels in Asia are our team’s top picks for January 2020.


Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, Thailand

Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, the latest Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River is an urban sanctuary on the riverside. Its cascading architecture represents the movement of the river with seamless indoor and outdoor transitions. The interconnected, winding green courtyards adorn the walkways, naturally complementing the flowing Chao Phraya river. As Bangkok’s riverside is revitalized, discover the city in a brand-new light.

With 299 spacious rooms and suites, the hotel offers guests a sophisticated and welcoming ambiance with their contemporary décor making use of the abundant natural lighting. Hand-selected furnishings provide a personal touch as guests enjoy the view of Bangkok’s riverfront.

Whether it’s a sweeping panorama of the Chao Phraya River or an intimate view over one of our tropical interior courtyards, a single glance out the large windows of your guest room or suite will enthrall you with Bangkok’s energy and allure.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].


Experiencing the Plataran resort in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

As you touch down at Flores and start exploring Indonesia’s amazing Komodo National Park, this luxurious resort, with a tropical beachfront paradise connected to the private Waecicu Beach is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and maybe see the famous Komodo dragons up close.

Secluded, serene, and stunning, the Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa is a beautiful tropical paradise. Guests can unwind and indulge in sun-kissed days or set off on an adventure in one of Indonesia’s most pristine and untouched regions.

As it’s miles away from the hustle and bustle of Labuan Bajo, you can truly relax and make yourself at home in one of the private and intimate villas. The spacious rooms seamlessly blend the natural charm of Javanese culture with luxurious and modern comforts. With dinner service set up on the beach beside the ocean waves, enjoy an unforgettable evening beneath a romantic canopy of stars. Explore the amazing marine life in the resort’s quiet cove, or hop aboard one of the Plataran private vessels for an exciting island excursion.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].


Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, Vietnam

Opening its doors last year, the coastal city of Quy Nhon in Vietnam has welcomed its second high-profile hotel. Representing the Minor International, the Anantara Quy Nhon is the only five-star hotel in Quy Nhon.

The area has still retained its rustic charm as a small fishing village and is not overcrowded and touristy. Besides the stunning beaches, guests can spend time putting on the green at their world-class golf course or get onboard traditional fishing vessels, where guests can relax while deep-sea fishing. Our active travelers can go snorkeling or scuba diving and see the beautiful reefs around the area. The nearby jungles and mountain slopes have great trails for hiking. Discover the Champa ruins and 11th century temple!

Anantara Quy Nhon consists of 26 private villas with infinity pools and guests are taken care of with their own personal villa butlers. The “Sea Fire Salt” restaurant serves delectable international and Vietnamese dishes. Besides having a sommelier, our resident salt expert will assist guests in pairing the most suitable salt varieties for their fresh seafood. Foodies will enjoy the unique culinary experiences that Anantara offers. Go on a fishing trip and have your catch cooked a la minute and ready for a picnic lunch on a neighboring island, or take a stroll along the beach and make your way to the local fishing market where you can select fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables and herbs that will use for a private cooking class back at the resort.

Recharge with the ocean breeze coming in from Bai Xep Bay, the Anantara Spa features holistic healing techniques such as Reiki and herbal massages. The various wellness experts offer a number of private sessions centered around traditional healing principles with a rotating calendar that offers you complimentary group activities and seminars.

There are daily flights from Saigon and Hanoi and pick-ups are available from the Phu Cat airport. For the more adventurous travelers, a five-hour train ride from Danang to Quy Nhon is available. By car, it takes five to six hours.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].


Viceroy House, Sri Lanka

Viceroy House, originally named Nugedola Wallauwa, is one of the latest properties to open in Sri Lanka. As one of the places to look out for in 2020, it’s not just another boutique hotel but also a piece of art from history.

The house was originally built in the late 1930s by the British High Commissioner of Ceylon and his wife, Hilda Obeysekera. Hilda, Lady Paul Pieris, designed much of the property. The architecture incorporates Kandyan-style with a sharply-pitched roof. The ornate pillars and high vaulted ceilings open up each room. The property consists of nine rooms and suites in total.

At the time, it was considered a bold, somewhat inappropriate undertaking for a woman to design her own house; but the theme of rejecting gender norms ran throughout Hilda’s work and life. The house was abandoned in the 1970s; but the new owners that took over in 2015 have arduously restored the property back to its former glory.

The main wing resembles a traditional Wallauwa (Manor House). The Lookout, a large and beautiful Ambalama-style open space sits on top of the spa area: it’s ideal for yoga, meditation, or just quiet relaxation. With stunning views of the nearby coconut plantations, it’s a great spot to watch the sunset.

There is a fabulous 40-foot pool on the main lawn is lined with private cabanas, perfect sunbathing and unwinding after a long flight into Sri Lanka. Seven acres of beautifully manicured tropical gardens surround the main buildings, guests are also encouraged to take a cool idle stroll in the thirty acres around the villa which plants teak, coconut, and cloves.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].


Lalay Lodge, Ngapali beach, Myanmar

This eco-friendly beachfront lodge, located on Maung Shwe Lay, is powered by solar energy and promotes sustainable tourism. As the surrounding area is a pristine natural playground, rooms feature refillable flasks and toiletries to reduce plastic waste. To encourage a local income, most of the staff at the lodge are from the village.

For our outdoor adventurers, the nearby hills remain relatively untouched and are great for hiking. The paddy fields offer scenic bike routes and the coral reefs are easily visible with clear blue seas as you snorkel. Approximately 45 minutes by boat from Ngapali Beach lies this blissful hideaway, by a quaint fishing village nestled away in a quiet cove with white-sandy beaches and swaying palm trees.

Lalay Lodge is the first accommodation available within this area, tailored for foreign clientele, with nine rooms. Their attentive staff and warm hospitality will treat you like family. The lodge will provide visitors a tranquil and unforgettable seaside experience.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].


Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia

On the marvelous island of Koh Russey in Cambodia, travelers can enjoy snorkeling and kayaking in the clear emerald waters. Often called the Cambodian Riviera, take a stroll on their 1.2km stretch of private beach and find the best spot to lounge around in the sun.

Alila Villas’ minimalist design merges clean lines and vertical striations for a contemporary ambiance. With the use of local materials and furnishings, the resort blends in the Khmer Krama theme into every space. By integrating the natural-jungle landscape into their modern interior design elements, guests can reconnect with nature at this tropical paradise.

The island is easily accessible from the airport of Sihanoukville and was previously an outpost for the Cambodian Navy: it still remains under their protection and care. Continuing with this commitment to preserve the island’s natural beauty, the resort has organized clean-up events with the Navy and nearby villages.

For our active guests, Alila Villas also offers aquatic sports and cycling tours. The fitness center offers daily complimentary yoga classes. As you recharge and unwind, get lost in the sublime nature around the island!

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].


Lao Poet Hotel, Vientiane, Laos

Located in the center of Vientiane, the newly-opened Lao Poet Hotel offers 55 rooms and suites. Featuring a large infinity pool and bar on the top floor of the hotel, guests can unwind enjoying the beautiful view in the evening. Diners can start their day with a lovely breakfast at the restaurant, located on the second floor.

The ‘urban jungle’ theme of the hotel incorporates the rustic décor of the late 1930s with a touch of modern style. There are three room types: Urban Classic, Urban Deluxe, and Poet Suite. Each room features retro furniture adorned with exotic plants, giving off a refreshing tropical ambiance that is characteristic of Laotian hospitality. With many rooms being interconnected, the hotel is well-suited for large groups and families.

Guests can relax in the large rooftop infinity pool, with a cocktail or Beerlao in hand, and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Vientiane city and the Mekong River. The hotel also features a well-equipped fitness center and sauna, meeting rooms, and reception hall; making the hotel an ideal choice for business travelers.

The hotel staff are incredibly professional and attentive to the guests, according to our recent hotel inspection notes. The friendly vibe and cozy atmosphere will make any guest feel at ease: making the Lao Poet Hotel is a great addition to Vientaine’s growing portfolio of accommodation choices.

For more information and bookings please contact: [email protected].

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