Traveling across Asia means opening your mind to a plethora of historical, cultural and innovative experiences.
Asia has a little bit of everything, from the ancient bricks that form the Great Wall of China to the bustling food markets that line the streets of Thailand, and the beautiful landscapes in Indonesia to the technologically assertive powerhouse that is Japan.
And nestled in between Asia’s cultural curiosities, rich history, and diverse gastronomy is an enchanting world of outstanding luxury.
In Asia, luxury is no longer isolated to skyscraper-filled cities such as Tokyo, Dubai or Hong Kong. Luxury has splendidly seeped into rural retreats that exude tranquillity in the most lavish way and along coastlines where even the sea breeze echoes indulgence.
Among a stunning mix of heritage buildings, opulent design, and mystifying natural beauty that has afforded Asia-based hotels to top numerous “world’s most luxurious hotel” lists, there is also a boundless array of excellent services which provide Asia a world-class reputation in the luxury accommodation market.
While beautiful aesthetics still matter a great deal, the approach to guests play a huge role in winning repeat clientele.
Asia’s top hotels and resorts offer personalized butler services, bespoke menus, unmistakable brand personality, deluxe bathroom amenities, linens that caress your whole body, and complimentary WiFi, but really, it is the small touches and little things that matter.
Because luxury is not always just material. Luxury is in the eye of the beholder, as though it speaks its very own love language.
For some, luxury may be intangible, but it must be felt, be it physically or emotionally. A welcoming and sophisticated environment in a dreamy destination anywhere in Asia, known for its warm hospitality and generous with smiles, is guaranteed to please even the most seasoned of travellers.
Or, something as simple as taking time to live in the now. To have the luxury of time to get away from life’s conundrums and escape to far-flung destination. To savour each moment and have time to spare to stretch for pleasurable experiences such as enjoying a delectable meal right down to the very last morsel.
This luxurious feeling persists even after the holiday in a nostalgic glow.
For the avid collector and the brand conscious, luxury goes hand in hand with being original. It has to be crafted, it needs to be rare, and it must reflect status. World-class service, the finest dining choices, privileges that money cannot buy, a private and bespoke tour, exclusivity that is reserved for a handpicked few – these are sure to tickle their fancy.
Of course, it goes without saying that luxury must be elegant, style with an equal amount of substance. And timeless, a beauty that is eternal and untouched by trends.
And one hotelier magnifies this carefully curated luxury experience – Kempinski Hotels.
For over 120 years, Kempinski Hotels has created an incredible story and shared it with scores of guests looking for something exceptional while maintaining an intimate tranquillity in each property.
The Kempinski brand has always been focused on the aim of creating one of the world’s most sought-after hotel collections, welcoming guests who are searching for outstanding service and individuality.
Kempinski brings to life unique experiences for each guest, tailoring their stay according to their needs and wishes, right down to the smallest detail.
Across the world, each Kempinski property is a blend of the brand’s trademark style and its own distinct character to suit the local culture. Guests can expect European elegance with a tinge of oriental charm in China and live the Arabian Nights in the Middle East with a bit of European flair.
Most recently, Kempinski Hotels announced it would be expanding in Asia by adding two new properties to its remarkable portfolio.
So if you are looking for unparalleled authentic luxury in Asia, we suggest booking into one or both of these highly-anticipated new openings from Kempinski Hotels.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Singapore
Singapore is synonymous with gleaming skyscrapers and modernity, but if you head to the Civic District, you’ll be entranced in a world of culture, history, and grand architecture. This is where you will find The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
Housed in the historic Capitol Building and Stamford House which have been masterfully restored by Pritzker Prize laureate Richard Meier, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is an “art-deco jewel” with 157 guest rooms and suites that combine ultra-luxury features with state-of-the-art technology.
The hotel is due to open on Oct 1, 2018, but you can make bookings now.
Kempinski Hotels will also be opening The Apurva Kempinski Bali in early 2019, its first property on the paradise island.
The five-star property pitches itself to luxury-seeking vacationers as a majestic open-air theatre that embodies Indonesian elegance, surrounded by breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens. And while all the rooms and suites are beautiful, it is the villas that steal the show at The Apurva Kempinski Bali.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali perfectly reflects its name, meaning “unique and magnificent,” and embodies luxury living in Bali.