Asia’s Hottest Hotel Openings So Far This Year

Writer Tama Lung | March 10, 2020

From a beachfront hideaway to an urban heritage revival, the first few months of 2020 have seen an exciting array of luxury hotels open their doors across Asia. Read on for our top four.  

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas
Nestled among lush gardens, a lagoon and 17 kilometres of beachfront, Anantara’s first resort in Malaysia features a choice of deluxe room, standalone pool villa and three- or four-bedroom residence. The tropical escape is just 45 minutes’ drive from Senai International Airport or a two-hour drive from Singapore, with activities and experiences for the whole family that include watersports, foodie tours, and kids and teens clubs. Nearby attractions include two Ernie Els-designed golf courses and a waterpark.

Park Hyatt Niseko HanazonoThe latest luxury hotel to set up camp in Japan’s popular ski hub of Niseko, Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono offers 100 spacious rooms and suites with stunning views across the Annupuri ranges and Mount Yotei. Facilities include a 25-metre pool, onsen baths, a Signature Spa and 11 restaurants, lounges and bars. The hotel also provides a ski valet service, various tours and activities, and exclusive access to Hanazono golf course.

Rosewood YangonHong Kong-based hotelier Rosewood has done it again, transforming a stunning heritage building into Asia’s next must-visit destination. Rosewood Yangon is located in the heart of the city’s historic district, with 205 rooms and five restaurants and bars. Most guest rooms feature balconies or patios overlooking the Yangon River or the hotel’s lush inner courtyards, while facilities include a rooftop infinity pool and fitness studio. Sense, A Rosewood Spa, will open in late 2020.

Westin Resort & Spa UbudDesigned as a ‘family destination devoted to wellness and personalised attention’, the second Westin in Bali rises from an expanse of paddy fields and lush greenery. Its signature programmes focus on the key pillars of Move Well, Sleep Well, Eat Well, Play Well, Feel Well and Work Well. Each of the 120 rooms, suites and villas features the signature Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath, while the Heavenly Spa by Westin offers a wide range of treatments as well as yoga and meditation classes.