For travelers thinking they’ll find bargains in Asia, that’s only partly true. Sure, you can find amazing noodle shops in Chiang Mai where you can order a giant bowl of noodles to fill your belly for a day for under two dollars, but what if money is no object? Out-of-this world accommodations are just around the corner, from regular double-occupancy rooms to private suites galore.
1. Burj Al Arab, Dubai – $24,000/night
The Burj Al Arab calls itself the “world’s most luxurious hotel,” and sits on its own independent island off the coast of Dubai. The building resembles a grand ship’s sail and is the third tallest hotel in the world. The 2,600 square foot Royal Suite delivers opulent surroundings along with a private elevator and cinema, two master bedrooms, rain showers and Jacuzzis.
2. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong – $17,768/night
The 3,930 square foot Ritz-Carlton Suite offers 270-degree panoramic views of the harbor and the skyline of Hong Kong, which guests can also view from the in-suite Jacuzzi. Guests have their own personal butler and daily massages for up to two people. Guest towels, pillowcases and robes are personally monogrammed with your initials.
3. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – $17,000/night
Book the Chairman Suite and you’ll enjoy a private billiard room for late-night fun and games as well as round-the-clock butler service. It boasts two living rooms, four bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms with rain showers and Jacuzzis. There’s a media room with karaoke, a private gym, a kitchenette and a business area along with expansive skyline views of the bustling city below.
4. Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand – $5,277/night
For bigger travel groups of up to 12, book the 9,203 square foot private villas surrounded by pools and private Jacuzzis at the Four Seasons Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The split-level plan allows for mountain views and lower levels have private garden views.
5. Rupar Mandalar Resort, Myanmar – $2,800/night
The Rupar Mandalar Resort in Myanmar offers guests 45 boutique rooms to choose from, including the $2,800/night presidential suite. Rooms are outfitted in native teakwood and feature private balconies.
6. Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong– $2,400/night
The $2,400/night Deluxe Suite at the Four Seasons, Hong Kong is not its most expensive, but it offers more than 1,600 square feet of opulence for up to three guests. The hotel is next to Victoria Harbor and connected to the IFC shopping mall. Guests will enjoy views of Kowloon Harbour, marble-lined bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and walk-in rain showers, as well as state-of-the-art technology.
7. Andaz Tokyo Toranomom Hills, Tokyo – 1,800/night
The Andaz offers guests 164 rooms, including its namesake Andaz suite for $1,800/night. Baths offer separate showers and super-fast filling wooden tubs for soaking. Free Wi-Fi and free minibars are just a few of the perks, along with sweeping views of the city from the 47th-52nd floors of the skyscraper that houses the hotel.
8. Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa, Boracay, Philippines – $1,800/night
Private villas with white-sand beaches along the crystal-clear waters of Boracay greet guests in a resort that’s amidst nature, peace and quiet. Select villas sport infinity pools and viewing decks.
9. Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – $1,750/night
The Hilton Kuala Lumpur offers guests views of Lake Perdana with rooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and marble bathrooms. The 2,600 square foot, $1,750/night penthouse suite has a rain shower, an in-suite jetted tub and a kitchenette.
10. Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia – $1,500/night
This resort has 24 private suites that feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors and private terraces with pool access. It was built in 1962 for visitors to King Sihanouk, where dignitaries including Charles de Gaulle and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis stayed.
Find something you like? It’s time to get packing!