From Singapore to Myanmar, check out four hotels and resorts to book for your quick getaway around Southeast Asia. Here are the ones you should enlist on your booking list:
Doctor in the House
Six Senses Duxton has opened its doors in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore. The 49-room hotel is in Duxton Road and unites a row of heritage trading houses restored by British designer Anouska Hempel. The interior is a mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements, featuring neo-classical lion head motifs, Chinese porcelain-chip friezes, Malay timber fretwork, French windows, Portuguese shutters and Corinthian pilasters. No two guest rooms are exactly the same, for example the Opium Suite washed in red and dark colour, and the shimmering, bright-white Pearl Suite.
Other attractions Yellow Pot restaurant, an in-house doctor specialising in traditional Chinese medicine and Six Senses Spa. For stays until June, the hotel has an opening offer of 15 percent off when booking online. sixsenses.com.
Guests can now book the entire cliff-top retreat, Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali. The Cliff top Exclusive Buyout package offers full access to 71 pool villas, restaurants, pools, beaches and other facilities. It also provides space to customise a wedding or event without any restrictions on where and when the function can be held within the resort. The package is available year-round and starts at Rp 563 million per night. banyantree.com
Wonder of Laos
Rosewood has opened a new property in hilltop forest near Luang Prabang in Laos. Designed by Bill Bensley, Rosewood Luang Prabang offers 23 guestrooms, from Riverside Rooms and Riverside Suites more than 90 sqm in size, to secluded Riverside Villas, Waterfall Pool Villas and Hilltop Tents. The resort’s 75 sqm tented villas, on a secluded hillside, designed built to preserve the site’s unique flora and fauna. Available until December, “Ancient Wonders of Laos” starts at US$780 per night for a minimum three-night stay in a Riverside Room. rosewoodhotels.com
Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is located on the shores of Inle Lake in Myanmar. The resort’s architecture and layout pay homage to the traditional villages around the lake. Traditional Burmese patterns are displayed in every room, with the use of bamboo, rattan and silk. The 101 guestrooms, include the Field Villas, Marshland Villas and Lake Villas. Until June, a special opening rate starts at US$100 per night. sofitel.com