Hotels are your home away from home, and with these dreamy escapes, standards of luxury of skyscraper-high. Here we list five sleek hotel suites around Asia you’ll love checking into, from a suite fit for an empress in Sri Lanka, to modern Italian design museum in Vietnam.
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The Empress Suite, named for a French royal, is the pièce-de-résistance. This signature abode overlooks the Galle Face Green, the capital’s treasured sea-side park. Inside, the three-bedroom suite features French Louis XVI stylefurnishings from beds with tufted headboards to vintage chairs, chandeliers and a marble-topped dining table.
Reserve the Palace Suite on the 18th floor where you’ll get both a balcony large enough to host an intimate cocktail party, and expansive views of Imperial Palace Gardens and the city skyline afforded by floor-to-ceiling windows. The art hung from the walls is not so much decorative (though it is that) as worthy of contemplation.
The City of Azaleas from 2,379 square-feet up at the Hyatt’s Presidential Suite never looked better. Under the care of an internationally renowned Parisian design firm, this 221 square-metre apartment comes with a grand piano, modern Taiwanese style paintings, a goose-down king size bed, and even a steam room.
The 2,981-square-foot Saigon Suite takes up the top two floors (38 & 39) of the hotel.Two of Italy’s leading design houses — Cassina and Poltrona Frau — collaborated on the suite’s décor, sparing no expense. Indeed, the hotel flew in one of Cassina’s craftsmen from Italy to ensure that its Veliero (Italian for sailing vessel) bookshelf was installed properly!
This circular-shaped 76-square-meter suite sits in a historic mansion. The suite’s French doors and multi-paned windows yield to a private terrace that provides panoramic views of the Perfume River, the landmark Truong Tien Bridge and the Flagtower Bastion of the 200-year-old Hue Citadel.