8 New hotels in Asia you should check out in 2019

8 New hotels in Asia you should check out in 2019

Luxurious from head to toe

Text: Ronn Tan

Image: Muji
Image: Al Bait
Image: Waldorf Astoria
Image: Mandarin Oriental

These luxury hotels in Asia have opened this year after thorough anticipation and these are the spots you should definitely stay in


Every year, the world welcomes new hotels, be it luxury, affordable, or affordable luxury (such as citizenM). Asia has also seen an influx of additions to its hospitality industry with an increasing amount of hotels. This roundup looks at luxury hotels that have opened in 2019—and make them your accommodation when you travel, of course.


1. St. Regis, Hong Kong

St Regis Hong Kong lobby

Designed by award-winning architect, André Fu, the glamour of New York and the heritage of Hong Kong intertwines in St. Regis Hong Kong. The 27-storey tower is located right on the waterfront in Wan Chai, one of the oldest districts in Hong Kong. There are 129 bedrooms, including a Presidential Suite and two premium suites. East meets West elements can be seen throughout the hotel whereas food-wise, L’Envol French restaurant and Rùn Chinese restaurant feature culinary highlights by Michelin-starred chefs.

For more information, visit this website.

2. Capella Bangkok, Thailand

Capella Bangkok riverside

On the east bank of the Chao Phraya is Capella Bangkok, a new luxurious boutique retreat. The hotel's objective—to introduce guests to the rich cultural and culinary heritage of Charoenkrung, one of Bangkok's main thoroughfares up until the 20th century. Born in the area and the perfect person for the task is Wichian Trirattanavatin, head Thai chef of Capella Bangkok. One more thing: there are 101 villas and suites with views of the river.

For more information, visit this website.


3. TwinPalms MontAzure Phuket, Thailand

TwinPalms MontAzure Phuket pool

Right on Phuket's sought-after west coast, Kamala Beach, is TwinPalms MontAzure. The 46-room hotel has a strict “no single use plastic” policy, replacing plastic items with bamboo, ceramic, and recyclables. Way to go for environmentally-friendly and sustainable practice. There are also two communal pools, a beach-level infinity pool and one perfect for laps. This luxury hotel also houses Shimmer Beachfront Restaurant that offers Asian flavours and brightly coloured dishes.

For more information, visit this website.

4. Muji Hotel Tokyo, Japan

Muji Hotel Ginza room

Located right at the centre of Tokyo's Ginza district is Muji Hotel Ginza. There are 79 rooms with mattresses in beds featuring design informed by sleep and posture research. The interior of the hotel focuses on wood, stone, and earth. You will be able to notice in its design, paving stones from trolley ways that ran through Tokyo 100 years ago that are repurposed as well as materials recycled from actual ship debris. In addition to that, there is a library, an atelier, a bakery, a salon, and the Muji Diner at your disposal. This is the Japanese design brand's third hotel after Shenzhen and Beijing. Take note: the world's biggest Muji store is located in the hotel.

For more information, visit this website.


5. Al Bait Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Al Bait Sharjah UAE pool

Dubai's northern neighbour, Sharjah, is not as well known to the world but the lesser-known emirate now has its first luxury resort. Located along a waterfront canal in the heart of old Sharjah, the establishment consists of a hammam, a spa, two restaurants, a cafe, a library, museum, and an ice cream shop. Design-wise, expect hand-carved wood furniture, decorative brass flourishes, Arabic-style floor sofas, and woven palm-frond ceilings. There are 53 rooms and suites in the hotel.

For more information, visit this website.


6. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Resort

Waldorf Astoria Maldives

With 122 beach, reef, and overwater villas, this resort is nestled among white sands and crystal blue waters. The Stella Maris Private Ocean Villas are available for those seeking the ultimate exclusivity. In addition to that, there are 11 dining venues, including The Ledge by Dave Pynt. Bringing the kids? There is the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park. You know it's bound to be an otherworldly experience when a resort spans across three islands. Isn't the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort perfect for a romantic honeymoon?

For more information, visit this website.


7. Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing Beijing, China

Mandarin Oriental Beijing lobby

If you're looking for a stylish hotel that overlooks The Forbidden City, this is the one for you. Classic Chinese décor fuses with contemporary aesthetics in this hotel with 74 luxurious guestrooms and suites. The hotel, designed by world-renowned architects Kohn Pedersen Fox, has an indoor lap pool with sky roof and is located on the upper floors of Beijing's premium lifestyle retail destination, WF Central.

For more information, visit this website.


8. The Barracks Hotel Sentosa, Singapore

Barracks Hotel Sentosa Singapore

This hotel occupies a conserved colonial building built in 1904 once used by the British Army. Now, 40 guest rooms take up the space in modern yet timeless décor. It is located on Sentosa Island and hence, never too far away from beautiful beaches.

For more information, visit this website.