The world is finally reopened for travelling. After having stricter and longer lasting Covid-19 restrictions, countries in Asia are bound to be flocked by tourist next year. Hotel operators are betting on this, opening new luxurious locations, ready to welcome guests. Below, are the best 10 luxury hotels opening in Asia in 2023, carefully selected by CNN Travel.
1. Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach, Chon Buri, Thailand
Scheduled to open in February, the Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach will welcome guests 204 rooms, spread between teakwood villas and beachfront hotels. For those travelling in larger groups, the resort has two larger dwellings, the 4-bedroom Manor House and 6-bedroom Heritage House. On site, guests have access to three pools, the beach and 6 restaurants.
2. Bulgari Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
The Bulgari Hotel in Tokyo will open sometime in spring and occupy the top seven floor of a brand-new skyscraper near the Ginza district and Imperial Palace. Among the 98 rooms and suites, the Bvlgari Suite promises fantastic views of the city from the 45th floor. The hotel features a 25-metre-long indoor pool and several dining concepts, including the brand’s signature Il Bar and Il Ristorante concepts.
3. Cap Karoso, Sumba, Indonesia
The Sumba Island is a one-hour plane ride away from Bali. Founding couple Fabrice and Evguenia Ivara want to make a positive impact with their resort, committing to hiring 80% of the staff locally and ensuring 50% of Cap Karoso’s energy needs from solar power. The resort will have 47 rooms and 20 villas, as well as an organic farm hosting a farming school for the local community.
4. Four Seasons Hotel, Suzhou, China
The Four Season will open its Suzhou hotel in late 2023. Sitting on a private island in the centre of Jinji Lake, the establishment will have 200 rooms, suites and villas, a lavish spa, indoor and outdoor pools, lush gardens, a jogging track, a kids’ club, a high-end Chinese restaurant and a lobby bar offering sweeping views of the lake.
5. Innit Lombok, Jerowaru, Indonesia
Located on a 250-metre-long beach, the Innit Lombok will open in stages throughout the year, starting in early 2023. The resort is split three areas, one comprising of 7 beach houses, one with the elevated Bridge Hotel, featuring 26 ocean view suites, and one comprising of 27 private residencies scattered across the hilltop. The two-bedroom beach houses will be the first to open, along with a 35-metre-long pool and the Anakampung seafront restaurant, with a menu based on freshly caught seafood from local fishermen and supplied with fruits and vegetables from its own organic farm. Amenities will include an outdoor cinema, spa, gym and art pavilion.
6. Regent, Hong Kong
The Regent Hotel opened in Hong Kong in 1980, rebranded as InterContinental in 2001 and closed for refurbishment in 2021. Considered one of the best hotels of the region for two decades after it first launched, the hotel will re-open in 2023 under its original name. The 497 rooms and suites will be accompanied by 2 Michelin star restaurant Lai Ching Heen, The Steak House, Nobu and the new cocktail bar Destination.
7. Shinta Mani Mustang, Mustang, Nepal
The remote mountain lodge will only have 29 suites, with the all-inclusive package containing expedited immigration services, roundtrip airport transfers, private adventure guides, sunset drinks and unlimited Tibetan spa treatments.
8. EDITION, Singapore
Located in the heart of Singapore’s upscale shopping district, the 190-room hotel will feature five chic restaurants and bars, a rooftop pool, a spa and a fitness centre.
9. Six Senses Kanuhura Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Set across 3 private islands, Kanuhura will be Six Senses’ second location in the Maldives, comprising of 92 overwater villas and suites.
The resort promises experiences like private picnics on a deserted island, wellness treatments, learning about the organic herb garden and diving with Eagle rays, reef sharks and bright triggerfish in one of the 40 nearby dive sites.