Planning a summer holiday? Book a stay at one of these ultra luxe-retreats for the ultimate summer getaway.

Family Favourite

From the large welcome chocolate chip cookie to the comprehensive Kids Club facilities, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang has set itself apart as a premier family-oriented resort on the island. Of the 316 guest rooms and suites, 88 pairs of rooms can be converted into special linked family rooms with a lockable front sliding door for privacy. While other guests bask in the sun around the landscaped outdoor pool with an artificial beach, parents can take their young children to enjoy the resort’s Kids Club facilities, with an adjacent Kids Pool and Wet Play Area as well as babysitting services. The property is also home to the TeddyVille Museum, a unique teddy bear museum with adorable yet educational exhibits that provide insights into Penang’s history and culture. Enjoy the best of Malaysian cuisine at the all-day dining Makan Kitchen, grab a quick snack or beverage at The Food Store, or unwind in the Axis Lounge for afternoon tea or an evening drink.


Combining rich Thai culture with dynamic contemporary design, Rosewood Bangkok is one of the newer hotels to open in the heart of the bustling capital this year. Located along Ploenchit Road in the central business and retail district, this 30-storey ultra-luxury hotel pays homage to local heritage with contemporary Thai artwork, local craft and indigenous textiles forming the décor. The tower houses 159 spacious rooms, suites and studios, each with a modern interior design and a panoramic view of the Bangkok skyline. Guests have four food and beverage options to choose from: all-day dining at Lakorn European Brasserie, Chinese specialities at Nan Bei, various beverages and hand-crafted cocktails at Lennon’s speakeasy bar; and the G&O organic café. Take a relaxing dip in the saltwater lap pool or visit Sense spa and be treated to a combination of ancient Thai beauty rituals with the latest innovations in skincare.

Ancient Culture

Experience the birthplace of Chinese culture in the ancient city of Xi’an at Renaissance Xi’an Hotel. Decorated with tangram-inspired geometric shapes, the hotel contains 396 guest rooms and suites filled with modern, curated furnishings. Dining venues at the hotel bring together a variety of classic Chinese cuisines in modern dining environments. Sample the best of Xinjiang and Xi’an cuisine at Si Specialty Restaurant or opt for authentic Cantonese dishes and spicy Sichuan favourites accompanied by traditional Chinese musical instruments at Wan Li Chinese Restaurant. For a different, open-kitchen environment, try the all-day dining Food Studio. Renaissance Xi’an also has up to 2,415 square metres of space and state-of-the-art features for hosting events and meetings. Guests can also unwind in the indoor swimming pool that is specially designed to look like an outdoor courtyard or get in some exercise at the nearby fitness centre.

Excellent Service

The stylish upscale Radisson Medan prides itself on being well-positioned to deliver premier meeting and event facilities to customers with two whole floors of flexible function space. Surrounded by corporate offices and retail malls in downtown Medan, the hotel has 215 contemporary rooms and suites, all equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and working areas with international power sockets. Guests who book suites will gain access to the Executive Lounge, whose privileges include private check-in and check-out, breakfast, daily snacks and evening cocktails and canapés. The hotel’s dining venue, Seven R Restaurant, serves local and international dishes for its buffet breakfast and all-day à la carte dining, while light snacks and drinks are available at the lobby lounge. Radisson Medan also offers a business centre for guests to work, as well as an outdoor pool and a fitness centre to unwind.