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Historic & Iconic Hotels, Luxury Island Retreats, Exotic Beachfront Villas & Design Boutique Hotels

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Above Photo image courtesy of Rayavadee, Krabi, Thailand

The Asian Continent offers every type of accommodation imaginable from the highest Skyscraper hotels in the world with roof top infinity pools, to luxury & exotic island retreats and design boutique hotels in prime city center locations, or tucked away from the bustling city activities.

You will find an accommodation style to suit everyone’s budget range – all we need is your Asia destination and style preference, and we are sure to match you with some great accommodations within that location.

Here is a list of some of our preferred Asian Luxury Hotels and Island Retreats for you to explore. (click on the links below)

Rayavadee, Krabi - ThailandThe Library - Koh Samui, ThailandThe Temple House - ChengduThe Opposite House - BeijingThe Upper House - Hong KongThe Ritz-Carlton, Hong KongPhi Phi Island Village Beach Resort - ThailandPalace Hotel Tokyo
Exotic Eco-Resort  –  Hidden among the dramatic limestone cliffs.

Rayavadee’s setting on the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsula
perfectly blends lush foliage, limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea.

The resort’s award winning architecture and tropical landscapes were inspired by the atmosphere of a southern
Thai village.

Rayavadee is surrounded on all sides by beaches and two of the three beaches are often mentioned amongst the best of Southeast Asia. Railay Beach, a large crescent-shaped swathe of sand framed by dramatic limestone cliffs, is considered one of the best rock climbing destinations in the world. Phranang Beach is celebrated for its beautiful soft white sand and for its shrine to a local princess of lore. Rayavadee is nestled between these beaches and jungle-topped cliffs on the edge of Krabi Marine National Park and offers views to Poda, Chicken Tub islands.

The resort’s 96 two-storey pavilions and 5 luxurious villas are dotted throughout tropical gardens and coconut groves and
feature fully equipped, spacious accommodation and stylish details throughout. The pavilions’ unique circular design blends
perfectly with the resort’s natural surroundings.

Rayavadee has 4 dining venues to choose with cuisine that ranges from international to light Asian fare to traditional Thai served in a variety of attractive settings.  THE GROTTO – Set against a backdrop of limestone cliffs with views onto stunning Phranang beach, The Grotto offers a selection of refreshing drinks, light snacks, fresh salads and tasty stir-fries in a casual beachside setting.

The Grotto

The Grotto (Evening)

Krua Phranang

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, there is a full service relaxation spa offering massage therapies, facials, wraps, scrubs and salon services. The resort’s activities center with its own guides and fleet of speedboats invite guests to experience the very best that Rayavadee and the surrounding area have to offer.

Rayavadee is located at the tip of the Phranang Peninsula on Thailand’s Andaman coastline in the southern province of Krabi. Krabi is just a two hour and fifteen minute drive overland on well-paved roads to Phuket International Airport and a short, 35 minute speedboat trip to Phi Phi Island.

There are also numerous daily flights between Bangkok and Krabi International Airport on several airlines.  The flight time takes one hour.   On arrival Krabi, the transfer time from the airport to the pier is 25 minutes. Once at the pier, you will be join the hotel transfer boat for a short 20 minutes trip, and the ride offers lovely views of the coastline.

RAYAVADEE Fact Sheet

Specials, Wedding & Honeymoon packages are available year-round, for details please contact one of Pacific Destination Center’s Thailand Specialists at (800) 227-5317 or sales@pacific-destinations.com

Well-versed Beachfront Minimalist Retreat

Against the seductive backdrop of Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach, The Library reads like an elegant monograph. Owned by Samui native Kasemtham Sornsong and created with designer Tirawan Songsawat, the beachfront hotel—an elegant minimalist structure—is a refreshing and subtle play on the notion of the book.

The expansive grounds provide ample space for guests to flourish, each area representing a blank page on which to write their story. Divided into 26 suite/studio cabins, the complex avoids the monolithic hotel-complex look, scattering discreet buildings in lush vegetation. With its restrained yet sophisticated design, the conceptual resort is unique to the island. Understated and peaceful, The Library narrates a story in which genuine harmony with the neighboring landscape is a tangible achievement. The hotel’s library binds the property; its collection of over 1,400 books, available to borrow, provides a satisfying alternative to modern distractions.

The Library Factsheet

ARE YOU UP FOR A LITTLE SECRET?
The famous French sculptor, Rodin once said that “what you make with time, time respects.” And so we did. For years we have been busy writing, editing and polishing our next riveting chapter – a set of new pool villas meticulously crafted under the concepts of space, privacy and mystery. The Library has always been about stories and unique experiences, and the beauty of a good story is that there is always so much more to tell.

AUTHENTIC & ARTISANAL DINING
Indulge in original dining experiences at one of The Library’s trendy dining venues. An afternoon soiree, chill island music, a refreshing cocktail at the Beach Bar or the Drink Gallery – all check. As the sun sets, take a starlit stroll to The Page for a gourmet dinner of old-kingdom Thai cuisine amidst a gentle sea breeze. All just steps away from your room.

THE PAGE
Holding fort on the beachfront is The Library’s iconic restaurant, The Page. With a menu offering of Thai and international fusion and a host of “Original Experiences” found nowhere else, the renowned restaurant has inevitably made its mark on Koh Samui’s upscale dining scene. New is a collection of rare, old-kingdom cuisine which are now absent in contemporary tables.

DRINK GALLERY
The Drink Gallery is a unique dining platform unseen in Koh Samui – an upmarket bar and restaurant with a casual yet sophisticated character. Its approach on food is artistic simplicity with a homey feel; the drinks, tastefully layered, whimsical and form-breaking worthy of a night’s discussion.

TAPAS BAR X DRINK GALLERY
The Drink Gallery expands to include an alfresco bar-venue where one can sample a host of authentic Thai tapas cuisine at affordable prices. There are 38 dishes to choose from, including house favorites such as Plah Pla and Sua Rong Hai . The Tapas Bar is also hosting daily Happy Hours from 4PM – 8PM, plus an all-night special on local beer and house wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distinctively Different Luxury Hotel

In Chengdu, a beautifully restored traditional courtyard building leads you along stepping stones to The Temple House, a contemporary hotel inspired by Chinese aesthetic. Make Architects designed an alluring 100-studio hotel with 42 residences, three restaurant and a bar, engaging event spaces, landscaped hills and courtyards, plus an urban day spa and Tea House.

The Temple House is an integral part of the Chengdu Daci Temple Cultural and Commercial Complex that surrounds historic Daci Temple. Designed with respect for history, local culture and artistry, the hotel’s alluring contemporary design is the perfect setting for a modern art gallery.

Each uniquely imagined, the warm and engaging Houses are full of character, with wonderfully comfortable rooms, fabulous destination restaurants, intriguing art and always a few fun surprises.

 

 

 

Chic Contemporary Boutique Hotel 

In the heart of Beijing life is the striking hotel, The Opposite House. Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the 99 room hotel mixes dramatic modern-day style, with Chinese traditional designs and abundant space. Uncluttered and contemporary, the hotel is designed to provide a sense of space, warmth, and above all, comfort. Its four modern, lively restaurant and bars are essential destinations in Taikoo Li Sanlitun Beijing.

The Opposite House introduces new art installations every three months. Their exhibitions are curated by Red Gate Gallery, which is at the forefront of Chinese contemporary art and acknowledged as one of the top galleries in Asia.

 

 

 

Luxury Hotel Comforts of an Understated Residence

Located in Hong Kong, The Upper House was designed by architect Andre Fu. A calming and contemporary hotel, the House is a haven within the city. Rising above Pacific Place, The Upper House is the culmination of an upward journey from the bustling city below to a haven of tranquility and peace.

The design of The Upper House embodies the idea of an upward journey, inviting guests through an atmospheric entrance, the journey takes you to the hotel’s 117 spacious guest rooms, the largest on offer in Hong Kong, and on to the hotels’ Sky Bridge on level 49, featuring a skylight above a 40-metre high atrium which leads to the Sky Lounge and the hotels signature restaurant & bar, Café Gray Deluxe.

 

 

 

Specials are available year-round, for details please contact one of Pacific Destination Center’s Hong Kong Specialists at (800) 227-5317 or sales@pacific-destinations.com

The Tallest Hotel in the World!

Located within the International Commerce Centre ICC in West Kowloon, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong features 312 guestrooms including 148 Club and Suites. Dominating the city skyline, the hotel will span from the 102nd floor to the 118th floor, rendering us as the tallest hotel in the world. With unrivaled views of the Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong Island and the New Territories, the Hotel is located above the Kowloon train station and is also accessible via The Elements Mall which comprises a million square feet of high-end retail.

In addition to the spectacular guestrooms, the hotel features six distinctive dining venues starting on the 102nd including Tosca – Italian cuisine, Tin Lung Heen – Two-starred Michelin Chinese restaurant, The Lounge & Bar, Cafe 103, Almas Caviar Bar and Ozone – a unique destination bar on the 118th floor.

Re-defining the urban spa experience, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong featuring 11 deluxe treatment rooms will be located on the 116th floor. An infinity pool and a state-of-the-art gym will be on the 118th floor.

 

 

 

Specials are available year-round, for details please contact one of Pacific Destination Center’s Hong Kong Specialists at (800) 227-5317 or sales@pacific-destinations.com

Exclusive Beachfront Hideaway

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort combines the seclusion much sought after in Thailand with refinement of a 4.5 star resort. Privacy is certain on 70 tranquil acres of swaying coconut palms, fragrant gardens, and a half-mile of sparkling shore overlooking the crystal Andaman Sea.

Spacious and secluded bungalows conform comfortably to the natural surroundings, welcoming stunning coastal vistas and cool sea breezes. Stylish furnishings, gracious hospitality and a private 800 metre stretch of pristine white sand beach lapped by the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea create an idyllic setting for your holiday.

Accommodation comprises of 189 traditional Thai style bungalows and 12 exclusive private Hillside Pool Villas. Each villa has its own private pool where you can relax and view the magnificent scenery. Resort facilities include four restaurants, three bars, Internet café, spa, gift shop, recreation centre, 5-Star PADI dive centre, fitness room, 2 large swimming pools, tennis courts, and transfers by
luxury Resort boats.

The resort’s four restaurants and three bars provide an array of cuisines enhanced with perfect views for the discerning sundowner.

Whether you decide to relax and enjoy one of the best secluded beaches in Thailand or choose to participate in more adventurous route then this resort is ideal.

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is located at Loh Ba Gao Bay on Koh Phi Phi Don, within the Nopparattra National Park, Krabi. Direct service to the hotel is via Phuket on our own resort boats. Public ferry services are also available from Krabi, Aonang and Koh Lanta to Tonsai pier, Phi Phi with long-tail boat connection to the hotel.

PHI PHI ISLAND VILLAGE RESORT E-brochure 2017

PHI PHI ISLAND VILLAGE RESORT E-Factsheet

 

 

 

 

Specials and Wedding Packages are available year-round, for details please contact one of Pacific Destination Center’s Thailand Specialists at (800) 227-5317 or sales@pacific-destinations.com

Tranquil moat-side setting opposite the exquisite Imperial Palace gardens.

Palace Hotel Tokyo, a 290-room heir to some of the city’s most exclusive real estate in Marunouchi on a stunning, moat-side setting by the Imperial Palace.

The hotel’s 10 restaurants and bars include Japanese, Chinese and French dining venues with designs on Michelin stars. In a country not otherwise known for its spa culture, the hotel is cutting the ribbon on the first ever
evian® SPA in Japan. And its ownership, management and service standards are Japanese through and through.

 

 

 

 

GUESTROOMS
Its 12 categories of accommodation range from deluxe rooms, at 45 to 55 square metres, to suites that start at 75 square metres and extend to 255 square metres. Most of the rooms feature openstyle bathrooms with separate soaking tubs and showers, and more than half of the rooms and suites have open terraces and balconies. And for good reason. Every guest room in the house features views of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace gardens as well as the surrounding skyline beyond. Each room’s decor invokes the hotel’s proximity to Tokyo’s natural splendour, from the leafy
carpet motifs to the earthy mix of golds and creams. Nature notwithstanding, the rooms pay homage to modern exigencies with complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access,46-inch LCD TVs and Blue-ray/DVD/CD players.

Uniquely Japanese touches to the rooms include the 300-thread count Imabari bed linens and bath towels from Ehime prefecture, and Maruyama Nori teas manufactured in Tokyo’s Tsukiji district.

 

 

 

 

RESTAURANTS & BARS
Palace Hotel Tokyo is shooting for the stars – Michelin stars – with several of its 10 restaurants and bars.

On the hotel’s sixth floor, the original Palace Hotel’s French restaurant, Crown, first opened in 1964, returns as a collaboration with Patrick Henriroux, who has maintained a two-star reputation at La Pyramide in Vienne, France for more than 10 years.

Also on the sixth floor, Michelin two-star Chef Shinji Kanesaka conducts operations at Sushi Kanesaka, one of a quartet of dining options under the Wadakura banner. Named for one of the six moats surrounding the Imperial Palace, Wadakura also offers up a tempura bar called
Tatsumi and Go, an area dedicated to teppanyaki. Likewise, Go references the Imperial Palace’s ‘moat’ and Tatsumi is named for the ancient imperial watchtower visible from the restaurant’s main dining area.

On the fifth floor, Amber Palace plates up Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisines, leveraging the culinary expertise of the Chugoku Hanten Group, the same operator of Tokyo’s two-star Michelin restaurant, Fureika.
Beyond these stellar ambitions, the hotel offers all-day dining in its Grand Kitchen, featuring an eclectic selection inspired by various cuisines. At Sweets & Deli, the hotel’s cake and pastry shop,the chocolate is homemade and the breads freshly baked.

The hotel’s three bars each cultivate a different ambiance. In The Palace Lounge, a contemporary tea house commands the bright lofty space during the day, serving the finest homegrown leaves as well as selections from around the world. Sunset cues its conversion into a
champagne and cocktail bar.

The sixth-floor’s chic Lounge Bar Privé seats 50 inside and half as many on a terrace outside, offering a vantage on Tokyo by day and by night. Downstairs in the Royal Bar, they’re smoking cigars and mixing martinis the old-fashioned way.

The counter in the Royal Bar is a restoration of the 1961 bar designed by ‘Mr.Martini’, the hotel’s very first (and ultimately long-time) bartender, and The Palace Lounge is home to an ivory-keyed Steinway, also original to the 1961-built hotel.

 

 

 

 

SPA & WELLNESS
Occupying 1,200 square metres of space on the fifth floor, the hotel’s evian® SPA will be the first ever in Japan – and a future must for wellness in Tokyo. Its five treatment rooms, one spa suite and separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s relaxation lounge form the heart of the city’s most ambitious new spa. Its gentlemen’s spa area features a heated bath, reclining bath, cold plunge and dry sauna, and the ladies spa area includes a heated bath and marble sauna. The spa’s design is a metaphorical reflection of the journey evian® natural mineral water takes through the Alps, from the loose stone garden at reception signifying the water’s source (mountaintop) to the ceiling of the treatment rooms reflecting ripples in a pond. Inspired by the same, the spa’s menu will encompass treatments themed around celestial restoration, mineral enrichment, precious nourishment and renewed vitality. Products by Omnisens and Anne Semonin will be incorporated throughout.  The Vitalising Signature, a treatment exclusively created for evian® SPA TOKYO, starts off with Japanese trigger point-style bodywork to improve the flow of Qi throughout before a Swedishstyle deep tissue massage is applied to release tension and ‘trigger’ the body to naturally restore its own balance from within.

 

 

 

 

Beyond the spa, the hotel’s fitness facility is open around the clock, featuring exercise equipment by Technogym and Life Fitness. The hotel’s indoor pool is 20 metres long and three lanes wide,and framed on one side by wall-to-wall windows and an outdoor terrace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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