Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou
Having first opened its doors back in March last year, the Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou unfortunately was required to shut them again soon after following the closure of the Jiuzhaigou National Park due to earthquake damage. Seven months of post-quake reconstruction later and the park reopened to the public in March this year with the Banyan Tree recently following suit.
This mountain retreat situated some 2,500 metres above sea level offers 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. To give guests an in-depth Jiuzhaigou experience, the resort has curated an annual events calendar that includes a series of activities covering everything from nature exploration to cultural immersion that will take place from now to the end of the year.
Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty
Last month saw the opening of India’s third Grand Hyatt-branded hotel, situated in Kochi in the southern Indian state of Kerala, a region well-known for its palm-lined beaches, backwaters and historic Spice Route. All rooms and public spaces at the waterfront urban resort feature beautiful views of Vembanad Lake, the city skyline, and lush gardens.
In addition to housing some 3,000 sqm of event spaces, the resort is also adjacent to the Lulu Bolgatty International Convention Centre, providing a further 10,000 sqm of space available for corporate groups.
Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min
Myanmar’s first Sofitel opened in March on the shores of Inle Lake, with views overlooking the area’s stunning waters, mountains and rice fields. The area around the hotel is home to numerous local experiences, the standout arguably being visiting the floating gardens in the area surrounded by centennial pagodas.
The hotel is accessible by car, but it can also be reached via motorboat – a great option for guests who wish to see the traditional one-legged rowing technique used by the local Intha people to row their boats across Inle Lake.
Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort
This new four-star resort is scheduled to open later this month on the west coast of Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc, overlooking the 20km-long stretch of sand that is Bai Truong beach (Long Beach).
The Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort is home to 108 contemporary guest rooms, most of which offer ocean views. If yours is among the unfortunate few without a stunning view over the ocean, we suggest heading to the hotel’s large infinity pool, which is set within a lush tropical garden and offers incredible panoramic views of the ocean.
Amari Vang Vieng
Opened last month, the new Amari Vang Vieng in Laos is situated on the banks of the Nam Song River, surrounded by lush natural greenery, majestic mountains and rivers, and stunning limestone scenery.
Make sure you book the Superior River View room, which offers views of the river, as well as take a swim in the pool to enjoy the surrounding natural landscape. If you ever get tired of the views, though, you can always head to the resort’s on-site leisure facilities including a Breeze Spa, a fitness centre, and restaurants.