Robb Recommends: 7 New Hotel Openings in the Asia Pacific Region, 2022
New hotels, incredible resorts, luxurious villas—after the long pandemic-pause, the travel industry awakens with an all-might roar.
BY Vicki Williams  |  October 25, 2022
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Wondering where to stay on your next holiday? Robb Report Hong Kong picks seven new luxury hotels and resorts that cater to any and all your dreamy holiday desires.  

Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Bali 

Photo: Courtesy of Buahan

Opening in June and located in an untouched part of northern Ubud, Buahan is the first Banyan Tree Escape property, a new brand within the aegis of the Banyan Tree Group. Aiming to create immersive experiences that combines nature with sustainable design, it is pioneering a “no walls, no doors” concept. The boutique property has only 16 villas, each features 180-degree panoramic views of the surrounding nature. 

In addition, there is Open Kitchen, a farm-to-table dining concept; the Living Room for relaxing; The Botanist Bar for a cocktail; and a blissful Toja Spa.

Regent Phú Quốc, Phú Quốc Island 

Photo: Courtesy of Regent Phú Quốc

Regent Phú Quốc is an ultra-luxurious, all suites and villas resort set by a private beach on Phú Quốc Island, Vietnam, that recently opened in April, 2022. Creative design ensures each of the 176 suites and 126 multi-bedroom villas have a sanctuary-like ambience.  

Dine and drink at its six venues including Oku, a Franco-Japanese Salon de Beouf; Rice Market for Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines; Fu Bar, a sky pool terrace and bar; and Ocean Club for beachside fare. A Vietnamese-inspired spa, two yoga pavilions, and multiple swimming pools complete the lineup.

Park Hyatt, Jakarta

Photo: Courtesy of Park Hyatt, Jakarta

Scheduled to open mid 2022, this hotel is the first Park Hyatt in Jakarta. Occupying the top 17 floors of the new 37-storey MNC Land Tower, the chic property features refined interiors by noted interior design firm Conran+Partners. The overall atmosphere aims to capture the country’s multi-layered diversity, by offering guests a symbiosis between Indonesia’s natural wonders and Jakarta’s bustling lifestyle.  

There are 220 rooms and suites; five premium drinking and dining venues, including Italian, Indonesian, and modern Japanese. An outdoor pool, spa, and 24-hour fitness centre and other amenities are part of the package.

Lakeview Hotel Yulongwan, Kunming  

Photo: Lakeview Hotel Yulongwan, Kunming

Overlooking a river, and situated by a lake, the Lakeview Hotel Yulongwan is located in the picturesque mountain valley of Kunming, China. Scheduled to open in May, its 132 rooms and suites have been designed to capture the surrounding natural beauty, with every option promising lake views as the name indicates. 

It is a great choice for those wanting a luxurious  stay combined with adventure. Available either on-property or nearby, outdoor activity choices include tennis, horse-riding, golf, bungee jumping, and wind gliding. There is also an indoor pool, three restaurants and 24-hour butler service. 


Kimpton Naranta, Bali  

Photo: Courtesy of Kimpton Naranta, Bali

Set on a hillside in the Nusa Dua area, Kimpton Naranta offers an indulgent, restorative barefoot-luxury stay in Bali, Indonesia. Opening later in the year, the resort has 50 private villas, all with outdoor bales and many with saltwater plunge pools. Each villa also offers striking vistas from sky to sea, from Mount Agung to the Indian Ocean. 

Its Samskara Wellness Centre will offer ancient Balinese rituals, and its distinctive dining options range from therapeutic comfort food at Maya’s Pantry, to Japanese-meets-Western barbecue at Aki & Jack’s. For cocktails there is the open-air Gong Bar.

Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen 

Photo: Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen

With a grand opening earlier this year in January, the Mandarin Oriental, Shenzhen, is located on the upper floors of the 79-storey UpperHills building in the Futian district. All 178 rooms and suites are, according to the hotel, among the largest and most luxurious in the city. 

Eight food and beverage outlets await, including fine Cantonese, Japanese, Spanish tapas, and a rooftop bar. For mind and body relaxation, there is a wellness centre and an extensive spa for indulgent treatments.  An all-access pass to the large indoor pool and state-of-the-art gym for fitness enthusiasts. To top it all – literally – there is also a helipad to arrive in style.

Tokyo Edition, Ginza  

Photo: Courtesy of Tokyo Edition, Ginza

And finaly, slated to open by the end of the year, The Tokyo Edition, Ginza, will be situated just off Chuo Street, one of the largest upscale entertainment and shopping destinations in Tokyo. The newly constructed property will include 86 guestrooms and suites, three enticing food and beverage destinations, including a rooftop bar, and a fitness centre.  

Like other Edition hotels,this property is being designed to give guests a curated taste of the locale, reflecting its cultural and social environment. This is inline with the brand’s individualised hotel philosophy, which it says represents a new generation of luxury.