Are you looking for new luxury hotel openings to add to your travel bucket list for 2022? If so, you’re in luck – Asia is home to some fantastic unique hotels that are sure to impress. From a luxurious beach resort in tropical Malaysia to energy-filled recharge in Bangkok, there’s something for everyone.
New Luxury Hotel in Maldives, 2022
Alila, Kothaifaru, Maldives
Alila is coming to the Maldives with Kothaifaru Maldives in Raa Atoll, a scenic 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé. A house reef surrounds the resort, and guests will be able to enjoy spectacular sunrise or sunset views from one of the 80 villas, including 36 overwater villas.
Like its other well-known properties globally, the Alila resort will have bespoke culinary hubs, a dedicated spa wellness centre, various zones of calm and serenity, and a water sports centre. The focus of Alila Kothaifaru Maldivesis will be on luxury and relaxation; the design of this resort will be rooted in eco-conscious practices.
The location of Alila Kothaifaru – in the Raa Atoll – makes this resort unique. The atoll consists of 88 islands; 15 are uninhabited, with deep water on the outer ridges of the atoll and shallow depths surrounding the inner islands. This sets the scene for excellent scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities in all directions of the resort island, including excursions to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Location: Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, Kothaifaru, Raa Atoll, Maldives
New Luxury Hotel in Malaysia, 2022
Alila Dalit Bay, Sabah
The green haven of Malaysia – Sabah will soon be home to the luxurious hotel Alila. Just on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu, Alila Dalit Bay will be spread out over 17 acres with long sandy beaches on one side and a tranquil lagoon on the other.
The luxury beachfront resort will have 152 rooms and suites designed to allow natural airflow and equipped with private pools. Apart from the rooms, 74 private villas are set within a secluded 5-hectare estate, spaciously planned around extensive gardens and forests with water features – each having direct access to the beach or lagoon. There are also panoramic views from Mengkabong River through various points in this luxury resort. These villas are a perfect blend of the refined and the raw and are crafted with native materials such as local woods, woven rattan, off-woven concrete and tribal artefacts.
When complete, the resort will include a variety of amenities, including luxurious accommodations and world-class restaurants. Guests can enjoy everything from spas to shopping in their downtime, all while being just minutes away from some stunning natural scenery. The Alila Dalit Bay will be the second Alila property in Malaysia.
Location: Alila Dalit Bay, Block L, Lot 72, 7, 88100, Kota. Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
New Luxury Hotel in Bangkok, 2022
The Standard, Bangkok
Located in the King Power Mahanakhon Building, one of the tallest buildings in Thailand, and centrally situated in the CBD between Sathorn and Silom, The Standard Bangkok is opening in May 2022. The 78-storey building will bring Bangkok’s dynamic and bold energy into its structure.
The building has been designed by the Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon’s Hayon Studio and The Standard’s award-winning in-house design team to showcase the spirit of unconventionality and innovation of the city.
With 155 rooms and penthouses, a terrace pool, fitness centre, meeting rooms and a dynamic variety of food, drink and nightlife venues, ranging from The Parlor to Tease, the tea room and renowned Standard Grill, as well as Thailand’s first outpost of the acclaimed Mott 32 Chinese restaurant, the hotel will be a blend of a relaxing stay and a culinary adventure.
Location: The Standard, Bangkok, 114 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
New Luxury Hotel in Tokyo, 2022
Bulgari Hotel Tokyo, Japan
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts is set to open Japan’s first Bvlgari Hotel in Tokyo in late 2022. The luxury hotel will be occupying the top seven floors (39th to 45th) of an ultra-skyscraper. It will be located in the central area of Chuo-ku, with some of the best attractions in town, such as the Imperial Palace and the vibrant shopping areas of both Nihombashi and Ginza close by.
Like all other Bulgari properties, the hotel will be designed by the Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, thus conveying the values of contemporary Italian design and craftsmanship. The luxury hotel will offer 98 guest rooms in a variety of configurations, mainly twin and double rooms, luxury suites and an extraordinary Bulgari Suite.
The hotel will have all of the iconic dining options of Bulgari, such as Il Bar, Il Ristorante, and the fireplace Lounge, with an outdoor terrace. Il Cioccolato store and a dramatic ballroom including an ample outdoor space will be the highlight features of the property.
The 1,500 sqm BVLGARI Spa, offering the ultimate wellbeing experience, immersing and innovative treatments, therapies and grooming for all, will include a state-of-the-art fitness centre and 25-metre indoor pool, adding a further luxurious touch to your stay.
Location: Bulgari Tokyo, Yaesu 2 Chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
© This article was first published online in Mar 2022 – World Travel Magazine.