Home to more than half the world’s population, the Asia-Pacific region is responsible for 37% of global international tourism spending and nearly a quarter of global arrivals, according to the UNWTO.
That also means that there’s a seemingly insatiable appetite for new places to stay
From renovated heritage buildings to jungle camps reached by zipline, here are 16 of the most striking recent additions to Asia’s hotel landscape to enjoy in 2019:
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
The Capital Kempinski mixes heritage and luxury.
Scott A. Woodward/Kempinski
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore occupies two elegant and historic spots, the Capitol Building and adjacent Stamford House in the city’s civic and cultural district, making it an ideal Singapore base.
Inside, expect a blend of heritage and luxury across the 157 guestrooms and suites, which are made up of more than 50 configurations.
A spa, gym, meeting spaces, a bar dedicated to rums and restaurants including the German-inspired Frieda complete the elegant picture.
Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia
Six Senses Krabey Island is made up of 40 pool villas.
Kiattipong Panchee/Six Senses
Six Senses Krabey Island is the brand’s first Cambodia property. It sits on a 12-hectare private tropical island and features 40 private pool villas.
A commitment to sustainability is visible throughout, including building materials, hyper-local Khmer and Southeast Asian cuisine. Guests can also visit their organic farm.
Activities including water sports, fishing, an open-air cinema and multiple wellness options ensure there’s something for everyone.
Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, Vietnam
Anantara Quy Nhon Villas offers access to one of Vietnam’s most exciting up-and-coming destinations.
Quy Nhon may not be a familiar name to many travelers, but this coastal city in southern Vietnam is made up of largely untouched beaches and 800-year-old temples.
Anantara Quy Nhon Villas features just 26 one and two-bedroom villas that face the ocean, all set in seven hectares of lush tropical gardens.
Private lap pools, in-room butler services and a personal wine cellar filled with vintages and gourmet treats should make for a memorable stay.
Waldorf Astoria Bangkok
Southeast Asia’s first Waldorf Astoria has opened in Bangkok.
Masano Kawana/Waldorf Astoria
The first of a number of recent openings in the Thai capital, the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok sits inside the 60-floor Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard, marking the iconic hotel brand’s first property in Southeast Asia.
Hong Kong award-winning architect André Fu’s AFSO studio designed the hotel, while Avroko created the elegant and extravagant interiors of a grill called Bull & Bear and two bars, The Loft and Champagne Bar.
Like the rest of the hotel, they offer breathtaking views of Bangkok.
Shinta Mani Wild, Cambodia
Shinta Mani Wild takes the luxury camp trend to new heights.
Shinta Mani Wild
Shinta Mani Wild in southern Cambodia is located in the fragrantly-named Southern Cardamom National Park. It’s where a luxury tented camp takes arriving in style to a whole new level.
Shinta Mani Wild is the creation of the brilliant mind of American designer extraordinaire Bill Bensley
who has created a stunning adrenaline-filled entry to the property by way of a 1,247-foot zipline over waterfalls and rivers. The less adventurous can opt to arrive by boat.
Once you land, 14 enormous one-bedroom tents have been designed to evoke the grandeur of traveling in style in the 1960s, as Jackie Onassis did with Cambodian King Sihanouk.
Shinta Mani Wild, Prey Praseth Village, Ou Bak Rothed Commune, Kampong Seila District, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia; +855 63 969 123
Six Senses Duxton, Singapore
Singapore’s new Six Senses Duxton is in the heart of Chinatown.
Another newly opened Six Senses, this time in the Lion City, Singapore.
The 138-room property is housed in colonial-era buildings on what used to be a nutmeg plantation, now in the heart of Chinatown.
British designer Anouska Hempel mixes Chinese, Malay and European influences and touches in the interiors, while a long veranda filled with greenery is perfect for alfresco dining.
To kick back, a spa, lap pool and champagne and whisky bar all vie for attention.
Capella Ubud, Bali
Capella Ubud sits perfecty hidden in the jungle.
Bill Bensley is again at the forefront of one of Asia’s most striking new accommodation additions in the form of Capella Bali.
In the inland rainforest of Ubud, by tiered rice paddy fields and the Wos River, sit 22 extravagant one-bedroom tents in a camp inspired by the spirit of adventure. Remarkably, during the construction not one tree was felled, meaning it sits perfectly hidden in the jungle.
The Officers Tent serves as a combined living room and library, home to afternoon teas and evening cocktails, while an Asian barbecue called Api Jiwa and The Mortar and Pestle pool bar are other options to stay refreshed.
A Capella Personal Assistant will ensure your days are filled with adventure wellness, spa treatments – or maybe just kicking back in style.
Capella Ubud, Bali, Jalan Raya Dalem, Desa Keliki, Kecamatan Tegallalang, Ubud, Bali 80561, Indonesia; +62 (361) 2091 888
Alila SCBD Jakarta
Alila’s new Jakarta property is in the middle of the action.
This dynamic urban property sits in the heart of Jakarta’s financial district, which is filled with shopping, dining and entertainment options.
Alila SCBD Jakarta offers 227 contemporary rooms and suites adjacent to the city’s stock exchange, as well as some of the city’s finest dining options. These include Vong Kitchen and Le Burger by Jean-George Vongerichten along with a Hakkasan restaurant and nightclub.
Alila SCBD Jakarta, SCBD Lot 11, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Kav 52-53, Jakarta 12190, Indonesia; +62 21 50808777
Bawah Reserve, Indonesia
Bawah Reserve melds luxury and conservation.
A private eco-retreat on six islands 160 miles from Singapore, Bawah Reserve melds luxury with marine conservation. The property’s 35 tented suites are all handmade from bamboo and recycled teak.
No fewer than 13 pristine beaches are on offer to let guests disconnect from busy lives and reconnect with nature through snorkeling with turtles, parrotfish and much more besides.
Kayaking, windsurfing and hiking through rainforests are other distractions before you board the seaplane back to reality.