We’re almost at the end of the year – and what better way to celebrate than with a pampering stay at a luxury hotel, where one can relax, renew and rejuvenate. Here are five of our top luxury hotels to stay at this November.
Just an hour’s flight from Manila is Amanpulo, a hidden sanctuary accessible only by private plane. Spend the night in the resort’s ultra-luxe Casitas, modelled after the native bahay kubo or nipah-hut dwellings, with direct beach access through sandy footpaths. Choose from magnificent views of the turquoise sea from the hillside, or seclusion within the lush forest canopy. The resort’s large spa is set on the hillside, bestowing upon spa-goers views of the waters surrounding the island. Furnished with state-of-the-art equipment, the gym is a space to revitalise the body and mind. There are also classes for yoga and Pilates practitioners of all experience levels. For the full island experience, dine on freshly caught seafood and locally grown vegetables at the Clubhouse Restaurant and Beach Club.
Discreet, bespoke and individual, Crockfords Hotel, the latest addition to Resorts World Genting, takes luxury living to a whole new level. The exclusive experience begins at the lobby, where guests will be greeted by a stunning installation of over 150,000 flowers that represent the four seasons. The ultimate in comfort awaits in the 140 guest rooms and suites, where guests can sink into Simmons pillow top mattresses, all-feather pillows and duvets, and enjoy branded bathroom amenities from The White Company, as well as the convenience of a one-touch room control system and a 55-inch high definition TV. The hotel’s 18 signature suites are designed according to three themes: the Technogym, which includes a high-end Italian gym system in the suite, Tatami, which comes with a massage chair and a Zen tea ceremony area, and Mahjong, which features a state-of-the-art automatic Mahjong table. Guests will also have exclusive privilege access to the 278-square-metre Executive Club, offering magnificent views overlooking the rainforest and mountains of Genting Highlands. This, complemented by an exemplary 24-hour room and butler service, makes a stay at Crockfords truly unforgettable.
Strategically located close to the COEX Convention Centre in Gangnam, Park Hyatt Seoul is well poised to cater to both business and leisure travellers. Its 185 guestrooms and suites are designed to be elegant and contemporary, with spa-inspired bathrooms and bath amenities by cult Australian beauty brand Aesop. Indulge in an exquisite dining experience at the hotel’s three restaurants, and find the perfect combination of serenity and fitness at the Park Club Fitness Centre and Spa, where an urban oasis of spa offerings and pampering treatments awaits.
Stepping into Hotel 41, one of London’s most distinguished hotels, is akin to entering an exclusive private members club. Discreet and intimate, its 30 rooms and suites boast luxurious Savoir beds in a striking black-and-white theme, with thoughtful touches such as fresh fruits and flowers and delicious welcome treats upon arrival. Dining options are aplenty, be it at the English Grill – renowned for its fine dining and top-quality grilled meat – or at the Curry Room, which serves authentic Indian and African-influenced cuisine. With a chic black-and-white design throughout, the hotel is a short stroll from popular attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Victoria Station, Westminster Abbey and St James’s Park.
Home Away From Home
Tucked in the heart of Bangkok’s famous Siam Square is Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, offering five-star accommodation to match top-notch service and amenities. Its 333 luxurious guestrooms and suites are spacious and chic, furnished with flat-screen TVs, designer oak furniture and sleek spa-like bathrooms, helping guests unwind in comfort after a long day in the city. Be treated to flavours from all over the world at the restaurants and bars, opt for a relaxing full-service spa or cool down from Bangkok’s hot weather with a few evening laps at the pool. Event venues are also available at the hotel, complete with premier event planning and catering services for special occasions.