Anchored by a mansion that has been refurbished in a modern Asian style, the seven-acre estate includes a swimming pool, a pool house, and
Wildflower Hall’s exotic surroundings make the resort’s comforts—butler service and high tea at 4 p.m.—all the more inviting.
A working sheep farm for more than 150 years, Wharekauhau (pronounced Forry-ko-ho) spans a 16-mile stretch on North Island’s southeast coa
A canopied boat ferries guests across the lake to the resort, which, in the style of a Rajasthani palace, features soaring pavilions, thic
Paratiho’s hub is a palatial main lodge with a spa, lounge, and library inside and a croquet lawn, putting green, and infinity pool outsid
Salmon fishing and sailing on Lake Wakatipu is possible just steps from the main lodge at Blanket Bay, an intimate alpine resort set on 65
Nearly everything at the 113-room Landmark Mandarin Oriental—designed by Adam Tihany and located in the heart of the Hong Kong’s financial
The Four Seasons, located in the Mae Rim Valley 20 minutes from Chiang Mai, consists of a collection of pavilions arranged in the manner o
The Hideaway’s bamboo-shuttered villas, which are scattered throughout the property, feature floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open to l
Straying from Amanresorts’ less-is-more aesthetic, the Aman at Summer Palace abounds with brightly lacquered imperial furnishings.
The St. Regis Singapore is the first major luxury hotel to be built on this tiny island nation in 10 years.
Visitors arrive at The Peninsula Tokyo in green Rolls-Royce Phantoms, the Hong Kong–based hotel group’s signature cars.
Ever-elusive hotelier Christina Ong (Metropolitan London and Bangkok, Parrot Cay and Cocoa Island) took over this secluded property in 200
Set on a forested hill above the city, Uma Paro’s tiered roofs and intricate window treatments and woodwork mimic the ancient monastery Dr
This high-luxe, over-water spa, designed by noted spa developer Sylvia Sepielli, opened in 2002 to much acclaim.
Guests of the Wakaya Club—the only resort on the 2,200-acre private isle in the Koro Sea—spend their days swimming and kayaking near the s
Trisara’s various water features flow throughout tropical gardens at the resort, which stretches along a cliff above a private beach on th
The Bulgari is perched like a stone fortress on a windswept precipice more than 500 feet above the Indian Ocean.
Amanpuri’s setting—atop a cliff that rises 130 feet over Pansea Beach—affords spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and, incidentally, help
Set along the banks of the Waikato River, this 17-acre resort on New Zealand’s North Island regularly records trout catches of 10 pounds o
Guests at Amanjiwo—a 35-suite resort in a jungle not far from Yogyakarta—receive exclusive morning access to the breathtaking ancient temp
As with the resort town of Hakone, Japan, water is central to the experience at Gora Kadan, where guests are never more than a few steps f
Every afternoon, live chamber music and the scents of jasmine and Darjeeling drift through the grand lobby of The Peninsula Hong Kong.
Visitors seeking a break from the sensory overload that is New Delhi, India, need only find the palm-lined driveway of the Imperial.
Complementing the over-water rooms at the St.
The frosted-glass windows and leather walls at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street may seem strikingly modern, but the concept behi
Operatic voices echo off the white plaster walls in the lobby at Mollies, a 14-suite hotel near Auckland’s fashionable Ponsonby district.
Most European merchants who sailed to Siam in the latter part of the 19th century returned to their homelands in ships laden with pepper,
In 1887, four Armenian brothers, the Sarkies, opened a then-10-room property on Beach Road, naming it after Singapore’s founding father, S
Part of the Malaysian capital’s massive City Centre complex, the 30-story Mandarin Oriental sits adjacent to a 50-acre park, a six-level m