2020 New Hotels in Southeast Asia

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South-east Asia destinations like Thailand and Bali are always the all-time favourite for the holidaymakers and resort hoppers. You might have visited the same destinations and travel spots for many times over the years, but a luxurious stay with new features and amenities can always bring you new sensations and experiences.

In 2020, there are quite a few new luxury hotels to be opened in Thailand and Bali that may worth for a stay, are you ready for some new exploration to your all-time favourite?

Bangkok, Thailand

Following the grand opening of the new landmark of Bangkok – IconSiam in late 2018, the Chao Phraya River which links up many worth-a-visit spots has never been more bustling than ever. With the increased visitors to this coveted river, there are quite a few luxury hotels completed along the riverside.

1. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River

photo source: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Opening: The end of 2019

Sneak peek of Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River:

Modern Sleek Design

Contemporary interior design with hand-picked furniture

Hip neighbourhood and easy access to main tourist spots

Surrounded by galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafés, a great area with a mixture of local life and tourist spots. Walking distance to Sathorn Pier and Saphan Taksin BTS station. Easy access to many tourist spots and local markets. A 40 minutes drive from Bangkok International Airport. This hotel also offers a complimentary boat to/ from IconSiam and Sathorn Pier.

Family-family accommodation

This hotel is very children-friendly with a specially designed kids’ club, kids’ pool, welcome gift for kids, complimentary children and infant toiletries and even babysitting service.

Deluxe culinary experience 

With a Michelin-starred executive chef-led culinary team, there is no question on the food quality here. You can enjoy a deluxe culinary experience with the stunning view at different spots of the hotel including a Chinese Restaurant by the lush gardens and a shimmering reflection pond, a French Brasserie at the riverfront, an Italian Kitchen on the terrace and a cafe with fresh baked treats offered by the riverside. 

2. Capella Bangkok

photo credit: Capella Bangkok

Opening: Early 2020

Sneak peek of Capella Bangkok:

A stay at the masterpiece

Founded in Singapore, Capella Hotels provides exceptional guest experience with each of their resorts crafted by world-renowned architects. With each of their resorts exquisitely crafted, there are only 8 resorts established in their selective destinations and Bangkok is the latest one to be opened in early 2020.

Excellent location

Also located at the riverside of Chao Phraya River, guests staying at Capella Bangkok are going to enjoy the high accessibility and the stunning view of the river. 

A 24-hour exclusive river view from your suite or villa

With only 101 suites and villas available at Capella Bangkok, all guests are able to enjoy the unobstructed river views from day to night, from living room to their bedroom and even from the bathroom! 

Exquisite dining experience

With concept and menus designed by Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco, their signature restaurant at Capella Bangkok, Côte, you may expect a sumptuous feast with sweeping river views featured.

Renowned Aguri Spa

Auriga Wellness is first introduced in Capella Singapore, their signature treatments that incorporate traditional techniques and organic, natural ingredients have earned a five-star status from Forbes Travel Guide and for seven consecutive years. At Capella Bangkok, you may enjoy a unique array of Asian therapies and ancient traditional Thai healings which is going to envelop your senses.

Krabi, Thailand

If you are looking for a holiday retreat away from the urban city, Krabi may be an ideal option for you. Compared to Bangkok and Phuket, Krabi may not be familiar with most of the tourists, but thanks to this, Krabi is less commercial than the popular tourist destinations and the natural beauty of Krabi is able to be conserved.

3. Banyan Tree Krabi

photo source: Banyan Tree Krabi

Opening: Q2 2020 

Sneak peek of Banyan Tree Krabi:

A semi-private holiday by the beach

Developed by the renowned luxury hotels and resorts group, Banyan Tree Krabi is located away from the crowd and by the beautiful Tubkaek beach, it offers only 72 intimate pool suites and villas to provide exclusive guests experience of a quiet and luxurious stay. 

Award-winning spa treatments

Banyan Tree has been famous for its spa treatments, of which their spa in Bangkok has long occupied a space on the top rung of the list of Bangkok’s most luxurious spas. Spa treatments are of course available at Banyan Tree Krabi, and it comes with a twist of rainforest theme on this lovely tropical island.

Fairly accessible location

Banyan Tree Krabi is located 45 minutes away from Krabi International Airport, 30 minutes from Krabi Town and 20 minutes away from Nopparat Thara Boat Pier and Ao Nang Beach by car.

Bali, Indonesia

Speaking of a tropical resort vacation, how could you miss Bali, the tropical paradise! In 2020, there are some new luxury escapes to be ready for your exploration!

4. Waldorf Astoria Bali

photo source: Waldorf Astoria Bali

Opening: 2020 

Sneak peek of Waldorf Astoria Bali:

Highly customised service

Under the line of Waldorf Astoria by Hilton Honours, you may expect a unique stay of exclusive service experience with a personal concierge.

Spectacular views of the India Ocean

From a prime cliff-front location 40 meters above sea level, the Waldorf Astoria Bali offers superb panoramic views of the Indian Ocean all around.

Luxurious villa holiday

Waldorf Astoria Bali offers only 96 luxurious villas set on a sprawling 13-hectare estate, ranging from one-bedroom villas to six-bedroom suite villas. Every guest is going to exclusively enjoy the unobstructed Indian Ocean views from their villa.

Highly accessible location

Waldorf Astoria Bali is located 35 minutes from Bali’s Ngurah Rai’s International Airport by car. Sitting next to the renowned Pandawa Beach, guests are able to enjoy the aqua blue water and powdery sand at any time. Plenty of cultural and natural sights on the Bukit are also within 15-20 minutes drive, making Waldorf Astoria Bali a perfect stay for first-time explorers.

5. W Ubud

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Opening: 2020 

Sneak peek of W Ubud:

Easy access to exciting attractions in Ubud

W Ubud is located about an hour away from Bali’s Denpasar International Airport. Guests are able to hop around the nearby activities and attractions such as Bali Swing Adventure Park, white water rafting along mountain rivers, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Bali’s famed rice terraces and temples without travelling. Local cultural and dining experience like a thriving bohemian café and many local restaurants are all within walking distance of W Ubud, offering guests endless mind-blowing experiences.

Extraordinary views of Tanggayuda Valley

W Ubud is set on a hilltop with uninterrupted views of the Tanggayuda Valley. It is an intertwine of legends and nature with everyday life to create a magical sense of adventure.

Rice terrace inspired – The WET Deck Pool

W Ubud aims to combine the brand’s boundary-breaking approach to design with the rich cultural, spiritual and artistic influences of Ubud to show off the best of this incredible tropical land. One of the pools in W Ubud, The WET Deck – a terraced pool inspired by the rice paddles historically used in Ubud, is the perfect demonstration of it. 

The signature AWAY® Spa

Give yourself a luxury treat with the signature AWAY® Spa by W Hotels. AWAY® Spa at W Ubud comes with a balinese touch, offering a selection of locally infused treatments.

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