If you are a fan of good design, then take a look at this selection of beautifully designed accommodation throughout Asia
There are a number of great short trips from Hong Kong that you absolutely have to do while you’re living here, including visiting these festivals in South Korea and exploring these things to do in Singapore. But for those who enjoy the finer things in life, there’s a number of outstanding accommodation options to suit every occasion closer to The 852 than you think. Whether you’re after an urban stay in the middle of the big city or a beachside island getaway, take a look at these beautiful design hotels near Hong Kong to add some chic to your next vacation.
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Thailand: The Slate
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, The Slate is the perfect escape for those who enjoy exceptional design and the ultimate in resort life. A metallic industrial vibe works with traditional Thai décor and cutting edge art to create the perfect backdrop for relaxation. Set against a lush tropical background, guests can indulge in one of the many eateries, take fitness classes or learn traditional Thai cooking skills during their stay.
The Slate, Nai Yang Beach, 116 Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand, p. +66 0 76 327 006
Singapore: The Warehouse Hotel
Built in 1895, The Warehouse Hotel was originally used to store goods as they were transported throughout the region along the Spice Routes, but is said to have also been the location for secret-meetings, illegal liquor distilleries and underground activity. Now, however, it is the hottest hotel in Singapore, the design being a collaboration between architecture studio Zarch Collaboratives and cross-disciplinary design firm Asylum. With an industrial feeling that has been jazzed up with fresh colours and materials, each of the 37 rooms has its own unique feel. Don’t miss taking a dip in the rooftop pool, where you can lookout onto the nearby river.
The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 169628, p. +65 6828 0000
Vietnam: Angsana Vietnam Lang Co
Nestled between Truong Son Mountain and a private beach, Angsana Vietnam Lang Co offers an authentic taste of Vietnam along with a Sir Nick Faldo-designed 18-hole championship golf course! Rooms are contemporary in feel and also feature traditional Vietnamese art and materials. Guests can enjoy cultural experiences such as navigating through fishing villages on a traditional boat or visiting the imperial city of Hue.
Angsana Vietnam Lang Co, Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, p. +84 234 3695 800
South Korea: Glad Live Gangnam
With a playful vibe running throughout, Glad Live Gangnam is one of Seoul’s most fashionable design hotels. Guestrooms pair minimal lines with contemporary Korean art, while the Pool Suite also incorporates a stunning swimming pool. At Flint, the hotel’s main restaurant, modern European cuisine is served up amid gold and marble, and be sure not to miss D.Bridge Colour Avenue, an upscale lounge bar that promises guests a completely new experience every season. Currently rendered in different hues of pink
Glad Live Gangnam, 223 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea, p. +82 2 6177-5000
Taiwan: Amba Taipei Songshan
In the heart of Taipei, Amba Taipei Songshan is an urban oasis where design is key. At the lobby level, a bamboo installation adds a natural feel, while 24 handcrafted oversized bamboo lanterns complete the dynamic entrance experience.Guestrooms are designed with a minimal vibe that is offset with splashes of colour and views of Taipei 101 and the Keelung River. We especially love the complimentary flip-flops!
Amba Taipei Songshan, 8 Section, 7 Civic Boulevard, Taipei 11562, Taiwan, p. +886 2 2653 2828
China: The Temple House
When it comes to design hotels near Hong Kong, The temple House can not be missed. A member of The House Collective by Swire Hotels, The Temple House in Chengdu is one of the most stunning hotels to have opened in China recently. Designed by Make Architects, the property sits among bamboo trees and is set within a restored hundred-year-old Chinese courtyard that was first built during the Qing Dynasty. Inside, light and dark work in harmony to add drama, with guestrooms featuring black and white furnishings with accents of Chinese design elements. This is the perfect place to step back in time and enjoy the culture of Chengdu.
The Temple House, No. 81 Bitieshi Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, China 610021, p. +86 28 6636 9999
From hip urban hotels to beachside resorts, these design led properties raise the bar for accommodation options close to Hong Kong.