Southeast Asia is a true melting pot of cultures, the perfect amalgam of nature, history and soul. A tropical wonderland, it’s blessed with a warm climate for most of the year.
Exploring this wonderfully diverse part of the world will afford you lush rainforests, pristine white sand beaches, raging rivers, high and mighty volcanoes, rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, and mesmerizing historic ruins with amazing, centuries-old stories to tell.
For the white water rafting-loving adrenaline junkies, ignite your wild side when you ride the swelling currents of Maykha River in Myanmar or Pai River in Thailand. Myanmar and Thailand are also arguably two of the most spiritual countries in Southeast Asia with captivating spiritual spaces so be sure to visit the many ancient temples and pagodas.
And if you’re a nature lover, sign up for a rainforest tour of Malaysia’s Taman Negara, the oldest and largest national park in the multicultural country with miles of thick greenery as well as some of Southeast Asia’s rarest species of flora and fauna.
For the avid foodies, you and your appetite will be delighted to know that Southeast Asia is a large cooking pot, with epicurean escapades to suit every palate. The region’s cuisine features a strong emphasis on spices and the freshest ingredients, so whether it’s from a humble hawker of a Michelin-starred chef, every mouthful is a flavorful one.
From the tongue-tingling tom yum soup in Thailand to the delicious nasi lemak supper in Malaysia, the springy Vietnamese pho in clear chicken broth, and the mohinga, Myanmar’s breakfast of champions with a bite, Southeast Asia offers dishes that satisfy every tastebud.
History enthusiasts will love Vietnam’s historic capital city of Hanoi, known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese, and French influences. The chaotic but endearing Old Quarter, the heart of Hanoi, boasts little zigzagging streets jam-packed with stores of all trades, cozy restaurants, sidewalk stalls, and quaint cafes. A definite must-do in Hanoi? Watching the world go by as you slowly sip on a tummy-warming mug robust ca phe (Vietnamese coffee).
You see, Southeast Asia just doesn’t stop giving. It’s no wonder the region holds a special place in the hearts of its dwellers.
For travelers, there’s a home for you in every Wyndham Hotels & Resorts property you find in the region’s thriving capitals and cities. With a presence in 130 locations across Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim, the world-leading franchisor and operator of hotels and resorts has something to suit every age and interest.
Kuala Lumpur is everything you would imagine a megacity to be but there’s plenty more to that than meets the eye.
As the proud capital of a country on the fast track to achieving developed status, Kuala Lumpur is a city in transition. The diversity of life on its busy streets and shifting architectural landscape tells this very story.
In the city centre, the gleaming glass and steel of the Petronas Twin Towers loom large over the heritage buildings of the historic Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square), a seamless juxtaposition of new and old.
Clogging its main arteries is the constant tangle of man and machine; from the local traders of Chinatown to the Jalan Alor food hawkers, the expatriate on that business luncheon, or the group of tourists enjoying a heritage walk through the city, daily life in Kuala Lumpur never skips a beat.
For those wanting a good dose of city action sans the noise, Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Fraser Business Park Kuala Lumpur is a great option. Located just steps away from the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) station and 10 minutes by car from the Bukit Bintang shopping district, you’ll be right where you need to be.
Each of its 257 light and inviting rooms is thoughtfully kitted out with amenities you’ll love such as a flat screen HDTV, working desk, mini-refrigerator, and complimentary WiFi. For those who need extra comfort, the Grand Deluxe Rooms and Studio Suites come with separate working and dining areas as well as bathtubs.
Wake up on the bright side at the Atrium Garden Cafe, which serves energizing breakfasts, coffee, and fresh fruit juices, before you set out on your exploration of this dynamic city. And after a long day, unwind in the privacy of your room as you tuck into a hearty meal as in-room dining is available 24 hours a day.
When in charming Hanoi, it’s important to put yourself up in a property that will afford you easy access, convenience, and impeccable service. This is why you can travel at ease and let the stylish and welcoming Wyndham Garden Hanoi take care of you.
Spend all day marveling over cultural institutions like the Hanoi Museum, Temple of Literature, and the Ho Chi Ming Mausoleum, or simply hop onto a ride and head to the Old Quarter where you can shop at the night market, sample authentic pho and bahn mi, and experience the vibrant nightlife.
After which, retreat back to Wyndham Garden Hanoi, where your much-deserved dose of relaxation awaits.
The hotel boasts 112 chic and spacious rooms designed with you in mind, with the most impressive being the 4,843-square-foot Presidential Suite. Here, guests will be able to sneak in a workout or two at the fitness facilities which includes a spa and wellness center, and an indoor heated pool.
Foodies won’t go hungry as well as the on-site Silk Garden restaurant offers everything from a tasty buffet breakfast spread to hot Vietnamese dishes, and delectable Pan-Asian favorites from its fusion menu so you can eat to your heart’s content.
Need a nightcap? Make your way over to the Terraces to cop a refreshing cocktail before bed.
With Myanmar’s tourism on the rise, Yangon is the most exciting place in the country to be. As the country’s commercial and artistic hub, it is at the center of it all. If the city is on your travel bucket list, there’s surely one thing you’d appreciate – its stunning hotels.
And Wyndham Grand Yangon is proof of that.
Ideally located in Kandawgyi, the striking property is never too far away from the city’s must-see destinations. An urban oasis, it reflects Yangon’s history and culture, with a resort-style ambiance and intricate touches of the Burmese tradition.
After an exciting day exploring the city, recharge in one of its 291 beautifully appointed guest rooms filled with little luxuries including a plush king- or twin-sized bed, 52-inch flat screen TV, and large windows showcasing the beautiful scenery over the Kandawgyi Lake and the splendid gold-domed Shwedagon pagoda.
For extra convenience, the guest room also comes with an in-room coffee machine, 24-hour room service, and free WiFi.
On-site are two restaurants and two bars offering international cuisine, traditional Burmese dishes, fine Thai cuisine, and a wide range of beverages including beers – enough to make the foodie in you do somersaults with joy.
Whatever your purpose of visit, Wyndham Grand Yangon is an excellent choice for your stay in Yangon.
Wyndham Nai Harn Beach Resort Phuket
Phuket, a Thai jewel, is a rainforested, mountainous island in the glistening Andaman Sea and home to some of the country’s most popular beaches, well loved by millions of sun seekers.
Situated not too far away from the shore is Patong, the island’s main resort town, which draws crowds to its many cafes, restaurants, and bars by day but by night, it pulsates to the beat of its many nightclubs, bars, and discos. Phuket City, on the other hand, is lined with colorful heritage buildings and bustling markets, with a non-stop buzz that lasts well into the evening.
Sure, there are so many things worth getting out of bed for here, but at the Wyndham Nai Harn Beach Resort Phuket, you may just want to stay in for a couple of hours longer.
Located on the southwestern tip of Phuket’s sunset Andaman coastline, away from the notoriously busy part of the island, Wyndham Nai Harn Beach Resort Phuket rises above the shores in a stunning, sheltered bay.
This tranquil resort comprises a large swimmable lagoon covering the entire ground floor, flowing between the buildings and directly accessible from many of its 353 rooms and suites.
On top of Wyndham’s trademark service, guests will also appreciate Wyndham Nai Harn Beach Resort Phuket’s facilities such as a choice of restaurants, a beach club, two pool bars, and a rooftop lounge, plus a spa, water sports, and meeting rooms.
Wyndham Nai Harn Beach Resort Phuket will become the first internationally-branded hotel in the Nai Harn area when it opens in September 2019.
Jakarta is easily one of Asia’s greatest megalopolises, if not the world’s. As chaotic as it is charming, Jakarta is a city of superlatives – not only is it the capital and largest city in Indonesia, it is also Southeast Asia’s most populated, with nearly 10 million calling it home.
With so many crowding this bustling capital, it’s easy to see how Jakarta earned its reputation as Indonesia’s center for everything, from its culture to its economy and politics, and everything in between.
Morning, noon or deep into the night, Jakarta’s greatest allure lies in its reputation as a city of contrasts. Its locals may prefer a more relaxed way of life but the endless stream of activities on the city’s streets suggest their lifestyles are anything but.
Wherever you go in the city, expect a heady mix of calm and chaos – conversations with people of various cultures, traditions and religious beliefs; endless shopping and dining options from the cheapest to the finest; and architecture that goes from the 19th century National Museum to the modern Wisma 46, an iconic city landmark known for its fountain pen-shaped antenna.
Amid the maelstrom of activity lies Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta, an oasis in the heart of the city. Opening its doors just last December, this is the Wyndham brand’s first foray into vibrant Jakarta.
Its location in Central Jakarta means visitors would be hard-pressed to find a more strategically-located property; its proximity to the city’s key business precincts, embassies and major retail and entertainment areas make it the perfect five-star option for visitors heading to Jakarta for business, leisure or both.
Guests can choose from 280 stylishly decorated rooms and suites, including one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments – perfect for couples, families or even groups of friends – and an opulent Presidential Suite that offers sweeping views of the glittering Jakarta skyline.
Prefer to stay indoors? Not a problem. Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta has a full range of amenities you can fill your day with, from its large lagoon-style outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and children’s wading pool, to a full equipped gym with treatment rooms for a range of massage therapies.
And of course, nothing screams five-star more than the perfect meal at a glitzy hotel restaurant. If you’re looking to be impressed, look no further than the hotel’s Riva Bar & Grill for a mouth-watering Wagyu and Black Angus steak or Café One, which offers up an Asian-style menu in casual all-day dining style.
Intrigued? Plan your next getaway now at www.wyndhamhotels.com