Southeast Asia’s Top New Hotels
Published: April 2009
By Matt Leppard
Matt Leppard, editor-in-chief of our newest foreign edition, shares the region’s top new hotels.
One of the city's most notable openings in 10 years, the 299-room St. Regis Hotel, Singapore marries the brand's signature services (personal butlers) with regional design touches (lacquered wall paneling). St. Regis is also extending its presence throughout Southeast Asia, with upcoming outposts in Bali and Bangkok.
Six Senses continues to champion high-end sustainable design with the 56-villa Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi (doubles from $804), on a tranquil island near Phuket. Villa roofs are made with regionally sourced thatching, and private infinity pools are filled with water from the reservoir on site.
The owner of Siem Reap's single-room One Hotel Angkor has just opened the three-room Hotel Be Angkor, which features work from local artists, such as sculptures made out of rattan, bamboo, and water hyacinth.