There’s nothing better than the amazing views from your suite in one of these world-class Asian hotels that offers guests not only sensational views, but a beautiful home-away-from-home while enjoying these culturally-rich destinations. From cityscapes to beachscapes, The Reverie Saigon, La Residence Hotel and Spa, The Galle Face Hotel, The Sanchaya, The Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit and The Grand Hyatt Taipei offer some of the best views for travelers desiring only the very best luxury suites and service during their stays throughout these regions of Asia.
No space is more emblematic of The Reverie Saigon’s grandiose, over-the-top appeal as the 2,981 square-foot (276 square-meter) Saigon Suite on the top two floors (38 & 39) of the hotel. The USD $12,000 per night suite’s living room soars two stories, its walls clad all the way in marble but for ample panes of glass that take in the sprawl of Saigon, one of Asia’s most dynamic cities.
Two of Italy’s leading design houses — Cassina and Poltrona Frau — collaborated on the suite’s décor, sparing no expense. In the bedroom designed by Cassina, Le Courbusier’s iconic lounge chair stretches against one window, as much a work of art as a perch from which to take in the city. In a parlor of the bedroom designed by Poltrona Frau, the design house repurposed the aesthetics of a classic leather trunk as a mini-bar, a feat of imagination that one might expect from the firm that supplies leather seats for Maserati and Ferrari. Also by Cassina are six wooden barrel chairs, surrounding a dining table as long as a conference table all designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.; and in the corner of the dining area is the 357 Feltri chair, made entirely of wool felt.
The Resident’s Suite at Vietnam’s luxury La Residence Hotel and Spa in Hue commands the entire upper level of the historic, main building. The suite’s French doors and multi-paned windows yield to a spacious, 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.
The 818 square-foot (76 square-meter) suite’s distinctive, circular shape and orientation beneath the historic mansion’s cupola makes for a daring and imaginative space. The high-ceilinged main room contains a four-poster bed, a plasma screen television and DVD player, French drapery and art-deco appointments. The bright bathroom includes three sinks, a freestanding tub and a glass shower stall. Its well-lit nooks are furnished with desks and reading lamps.
Few hotels can rival the impressive historical guest list at the 151-year-old Galle Face Hotel. And even fewer offer a carefully curated selection of suites named after such notable visitors. Colombo’s grand dame has eight in its collection with the recently restored Empress Eugenie, named for the French royal, as the pièce-de-résistance.
This signature abode measures a capacious 1,290 square-foot (120 square-meter) with a 645 square-foot (60 square-meter) terrace consuming the roof of the hotel’s iconic carriage porch. Overlooking the Galle Face Green, the capital’s treasured seaside park, the Empress Eugenie has one of the best views in the city. Inside, the three-bedroom suite features French Louis XVI style furnishings from beds with tufted headboards to vintage chairs, chandeliers and a marble-topped dining table anchor the separate living/dining area, and the spacious grand bathroom includes a large freestanding tub.
Just steps away from powder white sands, aquamarine waters and picturesque islands reminiscent of The Maldives, The Sanchaya’s presidential Vanda Villa anchors some of the world’s best beachfront. Priced at more than USD $12,000 per night, the sprawling 2,583 square-foot (240 square-meter) villa complete with a 969 square-foot (90 square-meter) balcony makes for a stunning expression of Asian chic.
The two-level, four-bedroom villa features neutral, crisp tones, canopied super king size beds, large freestanding tubs and polished timber floors. As part of The Sanchaya’s push to pay homage to the captivating history and culture of Southeast Asia, the Vanda Villa is named after Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’ orchid. The villa’s rare, carefully selected art and furnishings offer glimpses into the architectural heritage of Singapore, and is only a 45-minute ferry ride from Bintan Island.
When Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit reinvented its lobby in early 2015; it earned the right to call itself the only hotel in the City of Angels with an art gallery. But to assume the artistic appeal of the almost 4-year-old property is limited to the ground floor level would be painting it with the wrong brush.
Near the top of the 32-story high-rise, the most discerning guests will find a pair of Imperial Suites, which are masterpieces in their own right thanks to features such as contemporary furnishings, marble bathrooms and refined dining rooms. The 1,830 square-foot (170 square-meter) spaces also offer big views of Bangkok, best absorbed from either a Sofitel MyBed or the private terrace, where tropical shrubs and fragrant candles line a plunge pool set high above bustling Sukhumvit Road.
Located in the vibrant Xinyi district in downtown Taipei, a stay at the Grand Hyatt Taipei not only offers a cityscape experience from up top but most importantly, it’s just a stroll to Taipei’s metropolitan hub — Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei International Convention Center and the towering Taipei 101. The City of Azaleas never looked better than it does from the Hyatt’s Presidential Suite. A stay at the Presidential Suite not only features dedicated butler service but also complete access to the newly expanded Grand Club lounge on the 22nd floor with panoramic views of the city below.
Under the care of an internationally renowned Parisian design firm, this 2,379 square-foot (221 square-meter) apartment strikes a unique balance between East and West. At the entrance, the suite is divided into three cozy niches with a grand piano at center stage. Each room gives way to some form of entertainment, whether hosting a dinner party in the dining area, testing culinary skills in its state-of-the-art kitchen, catching up on some reading in the study, taking in the cityscape on the balcony or pouring a glass of wine at the bar. With just a hint of burnt yellow color throughout, the modern Taiwanese style paintings, vases and decorative dishes give the space an added dose of local culture.