14 highly anticipated hotel openings in Asia for 2022


The constant closures over the past two years have made us want to hop on a three-hour flight to Thailand and eat our fill of local delicacies for the weekend. While we wait (not so patiently) for countries to open their borders, we’ll take comfort in thinking about booking one of these new hotel openings in 2022 across Asia.

All around we see people yearning relentlessly for their next trip and as a result several global hotel chains have gambled during the pandemic and cut the ribbon for their new hotels. Whether it’s sea, sand, sun or mountains, we’re sure at least one of these hotels can satisfy your next travel craving.

[Hero image credit: Regent Phu Quoc; Featured image credit: Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape]

As the first branded property under Fusion Original, Fusion Original Saigon Center will take over 146 rooms in one of the city’s most iconic buildings. The architectural design of the hotel reflects a youthful and whimsical design philosophy, expressed through bright colors and artistic elements. These can be seen from the exemplary polyart walls in common areas, traditional lotus flowers on the ceiling, and textured windows. For facilities inside the hotel, guests can enjoy a large outdoor swimming pool on the 6th floor surrounded by a tropical vertical garden, and find peace in the sanctuary of The Nest lounge which is hidden away from the busy street just outside. It is highly recommended for guests whose top priority is to attend and experience the cultural highlights, shopping malls, restaurants and bars of Ho Chi Minh City.

Opening date : Second quarter 2022

Chiang Mai set to welcome first five-star hotel to open after pandemic with Meliá, a hotel chain from Spain. Apart from the luxurious yet simplistic design it enjoys, the hotel is dotted with several interesting facilities for guests to enjoy. The must-visit is Chiang Mai’s tallest rooftop bar on the 22nd floor – Mai The Sky Bar – which overlooks the Ping River and Doi Suthep Temple. Other dining options include the Mai Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar and the Northern Thai Laan Na Kitchen Restaurant. The hotel is also equipped with a swimming pool, fitness center, ballroom, meeting spaces, and the rejuvenating YHI Spa.

Opening date : February 2022

Anantara opens its third property in Indonesia in the heart of Bali. The estate on this island paradise will be known as the Anantara Ubud Bali Resort and consists of 85 rooms and villas in addition to 15 Anantara-branded residences. This sanctuary is set amid tropical jungle, verdant rice paddies, temples and Hindu shrines, so rest assured that you will be greeted with breathtaking scenery over every acre of the resort.

Opening date : Mid 2022

Image credit: Patina Ubud

Unlike its outpost in the Maldives, Patina Ubud Bali adopts a minimalist design with neutral tones to showcase the greenery outside the windows. The hotel buildings are arranged cascading down to the sacred Wos River with 102 rooms and common areas facing the river and rainforest. As close to nature as it gets, this resort is located within walking distance of downtown Ubud, where ancient Hindu temples and numerous restaurants can also be explored.

Opening date : End of 2022

Singapore’s famed Raffles is set to open its second outpost in the country on Sentosa Island. Serving as the first all-villa hotel in Singapore, it comprises 62 villas with a private pool and sundeck in each of the villas. The beautiful property is rumored to include a bar, fitness center, restaurants, and ballrooms for celebrations and meetings. The world-renowned Raffles Spa and Raffles Butlers, 24-hour butler service, will also be available.

Opening date : End of 2022

The Regent Phu Quoc offers a romantic getaway on the popular island’s west coast with minimalist villas and suites. Located next to the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, guests can expect to see luxurious interiors that complement the silky sands and sky-blue seas just outside their floor-to-ceiling windows. The sprawling property comprised of 176 suites and 126 villas has plenty to offer, from diverse dining experiences, whether local or gourmet, to spa and meditation retreats.

Opening date: second quarter of 2022

Following the opening of Thailand’s first The Standard hotel in Hua Hin, Miami-based hotel chain The Standard is preparing its first outpost in the capital at Bangkok Mahanakhon. This highly anticipated hotel will serve as the flagship of The Standard in Asia which plans to bring youth and vibrancy to our restless city. Located in the city’s tallest building, The Standard Bangkok Mahanakhon will house 155 rooms in addition to New York’s beloved The Standard Grill, Mott 32 (a Hong Kong Cantonese restaurant), Rooftop Restaurant and Bar and The Tea Room. .

Opening date : 2022

Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the major cities of the Greater Bay Area at Mandarin Oriental Shenzhen. The soon-to-open hotel is located between the 67th and 79th floors of the UpperHills skyscraper, within walking distance of Lotus Hill Park and Shenzhen Bay. Inside the building, 178 guest rooms and suites will welcome guests in comfort with in-room amenities such as Diptyque toiletries, Dyson hairdryers, Bose Bluetooth speakers, walk-in closets and a view. beautiful through the windows. On top of that, 8 multinational restaurants and bars specializing in Cantonese, Spanish and Japanese cuisine are sure to be on the foodie list of the city.

Opening date : January 20, 2022

The newest hotel in the capital of the archipelago state is the Park Hyatt Jakarta. The estate has 220 rooms with all the amenities to accommodate guests, such as an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, and authentic spa. all located on the top 17 floors of the MNC Land Tower in the heart of Jakarta. One of the biggest highlights is undoubtedly the Kita Restaurant and Kita Bar. Authentic yet inventive, the restaurant serves different types of modern Japanese delicacies, from sashimi to shabu-shabu. On the other hand, Kita Bar will undoubtedly become the crowd’s favorite place to hang out, given that it seems like the perfect place to watch the sun go down in Central Jakarta.

Opening date : March 2022

If you are looking for an immersive nature journey, Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape will give you an unforgettable experience. Here, the bricks and glass are completely kicked out, as the entire resort was built from bamboo and recycled ironwood. The “no walls, no doors” concept means that guests are just a curtain away from nature, allowing them to disconnect from the cyber world and connect with the outdoors. As for culinary specialties, Open Kitchen is a zero-waste restaurant that offers 70% plant-based food, while the Botanist Bar offers locally grown produce from the resort’s garden.

Opening date : April 2022

Image credit: Mondrian Singapore Duxton

Located in downtown Singapore, the Mondrian Singapore Duxton will feature a three-storey building in the style of Singapore shophouses as loft suites to accommodate guests. The adjacent tower will then house 300 rooms, a rooftop swimming pool, a speakeasy bar and a restaurant. All of this is located in the “day and night” district of the garden city, within walking distance of the business district and many public transport choices.

Opening date : End of 2022

An eco-friendly resort to be opened on the north coast of Malaysia, the Alila Dalit Bay is located not far from Kota Kinabalu with 17 acres of white sand beach right in front. The beachfront resort is made up of 152 suites and 74 villas with private pools and gardens surrounded by panoramic views of the Mengkabong River. Guests who practice ecotourism will be happy to rest in these ecologically designed villas, made from woven rattan, local wood and tribal objects to encourage natural airflow. Outdoor activities are always close at hand here, whether it’s kayaking on the Mengkabong River or a short trip along the estuary.

Opening date : 2022

The concept of a hotel-turned-train may seem strange, but in the hands of the energetic Bill Bensley and his team, we can’t wait to see the result. The InterContinental Khao Yai is a getaway for city dwellers in search of green, as it is located among the 50,000 trees and 7 lakes near Khao Yai National Park. With the railway paths leading to the northeast part of Thailand, the gifted architect was inspired to build a throwback to the days of King Rama V. The results are 45 luxury rooms and 16 heritage train car suites refurbished that will offer customers an experience like no other.

Opening date : August 2022

The first MGallery hotel to open in the Philippines is The Admiral Hotel in Manila. This artistic hotel will be occupied by 6 themed floors showcasing local culture, festivals, folk dances, traditional games and more. With its prime location along Roxas Boulevard, the hotel serves as a gateway to Manila’s golden age that combines classic and contemporary Filipino-Spanish architecture. Perfect for business travelers, this hotel is a true cultural hub that makes it easy to get to lively bars, restaurants, shopping malls, and historic sites.

Opening date : April 2022

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