The Hotel Granvia’s location atop Kyoto’s futuristic railway station means that you can step off the bullet train and immediately enter a haven of contemporary urban luxury and fine dining, ideal for exploring this inimitable city of geishas and gardens.
Encircled by Guilin’s breathtaking limestone karst peaks, the Tea Cozy is a boutique hotel set among the rice paddies that offers an idyllic riverfront setting, personalised service, superb food and easy access to the landscapes and culture of Yangshuo.
Situated in Malaysia’s historic George Town, the Eastern & Oriental is a legendary hotel whose refined elegance, impeccable service and classic suites, updated with streamlined modern technology, beautifully evoke the grandeur of the British colonial era.
Brilliantly recapturing its 1930s heyday when it was the place to be seen among Shanghai’s smart set, the Fairmont Peace is a landmark Art Deco building on the Bund that offers a wonderfully atmospheric and opulent base for exploring vibrant Shanghai.
Infused with the elegance of old Shanghai, the Yangtze Boutique Hotel is a masterpiece of Art Deco style in a great position close to People’s Park just behind the Bund, offering contemporary comforts and classic old-world charm in equal measure.
An elegant 1920s mansion in Yangon’s Embassy Quarter, the Belmond Governor’s Residence is the city’s top address, and a delightful heritage hotel simply oozing colonial romance, perfect for exploring the cultural treasures of Burma’s capital.
The Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai is a world-class contemporary hotel amid the gleaming skyscrapers of China’s most forward-thinking city. Sleekly designed and boasting every conceivable amenity, the Mandarin Oriental is 21st-century luxury personified.
The relaxed Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa on Batu Ferringhi Beach is Penang’s most stylish and luxurious accommodation, offering wonderful facilities and relaxation for couples and families wanting a beach base for exploring historic Georgetown.
Sunrise on the Bund is a five-star hotel located two minutes’ walk from Shanghai's famous Bund. Offering a blend of Old Shanghai-meets-European style, the Sunrise on the Bund boasts superb facilities and an ideal location for exploring Shanghai.
Japan Mountains, Japan
Tanabe Ryokan is a wonderfully authentic Japanese onsen ryokan in Takayama in Honshu’s spectacular mountains. Spend a few days at Tanabe and enjoy spectacular cuisine, hot baths, refined service and one of Japan’s most beautifully preserved towns.
Set amongst landscaped gardens on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, the Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort is a quiet and tasteful retreat that makes an excellent base for exploring the breath-taking ancient temples of Bagan.
Koggala (near Galle), Sri Lanka
Immerse yourself in nature and completely unwind in TRI, Sri Lanka's first truly contemporary, sustainable luxury hotel perched on a lush hill overlooking Koggala Lake.