The Asian continent is home to some of the most exemplary hotels and resorts, each designed with their own unique features, style and experiences that make every trip worthwhile. From interiors crafted by some of the world’s most renowned design studios to inspiring exteriors that stemmed from the minds of architectural icons, the MICHELIN Guide Hotels selection offers a range of destinations that suits every traveller type, especially those who have an affinity for fashion and design.
This hotel round-up identifies the MICHELIN Hotels across Asia that celebrate impeccable style and tasteful designs that every fashion lover will appreciate during their stay.
Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Los Angeles-based studio Commune Design, the Ace Hotel Kyoto is a first of its kind in Asia. This hotel brings forward a touch of early modernist and eclectic design elements across its rooms, suites, lobby and dining areas, inspiring guests with creativity bouncing off every corner. Here, visitors can expect a vibrant and bohemian tribute to the city’s history and culture, with versatile lobby spaces that make for the perfect hangout spot.
This towering skyscraper located in Jakarta’s bustling Sudirman Central Business Districts boasts chic interiors designed by the award-winning, New York-based Rockwell Group. With an already eye-catching exterior façade, guests will be also able to enjoy the hotel’s collection of contemporary artworks by artists, such as Indonesian duet Indieguerillas and Australian-born Richard Hassell, alongside bold choices of colour mixed in with minimalistic designs.
Set in the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Andaz by Hyatt overlooks the glistening waters of Dubai’s azure coast. The hotel’s interiors exude a sense of playfulness with its colourful furniture decorating private and public spaces. A touch of modernism with a pop of bright opulence, guests will be able revel in the hotel’s youthful spirit from its rooms to its speakeasy.
A family home turned boutique hotel nestled in Beirut’s legendary Gemmayze street, Arthaus Beirut’s façade is in line with traditional Lebanese architecture, from its arched entryways and windows to its textured stone walls. Its interiors take inspiration from the timeless Ottoman style with a contemporary twist. Arched pillars adorn the common areas, while vintage furnishings and a private collection of artworks decorating each individual space generates a sense of warmth at every turn.
Expectations of extravagance are met at the Bulgari Hotel Beijing. Luxurious interiors, designed by the brand’s iconic duo Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, showcase tasteful furniture across the suites and common areas. Clean lines combined with curved edges and black walls paired with light wood exude a calming and understated luxury, reminiscent of the Bulgari Hotels designs around the world. Guests will enjoy a full MICHELIN experience here, with one MICHELIN star Italian restaurant, Il Ristorante – Niko Romito.
In this 19-story cosmopolitan tower, guests will find the iconic COMO brands across fashion, wellness, dining and hospitality in one place. The urban retreat takes over 11 floors and designed by an ever-so stylish collaboration between architect Paola Navone and interior masterminds Koichiro Ikebuchi and Preeti Sriratana. The hotel’s 156 rooms and suites, decorated in premium furnishings by Italian design house Giorgetti, boasts clean lines that mirror the exterior’s grid-like façade and delights residents in its comforting ambiance.
A boutique hotel in one of Taipei’s most buzzing neighbourhoods, Kimpton Da An’s style is chic in every sense. Designed by Shanghai-based Neri & Hu, its contemporary interiors offer prominent level of sophistication thanks to its teal palette combined with warm lighting and steel elements. While its rooms create an almost urban sanctuary-like feeling with blond woods and statement doors and floors. Guests can also experience a lively atmosphere on a daily basis at its food and beverage outlets’ signature social hour.
Beautifully set in a 19th century building, the Merchant Baku hotel is redefines luxury in the heart of the capital city’s historic district. Guests will be mesmerised by not only its rich culture and history, but by its interior’s strikingly bright décor and high ceilings, especially in the spacious rooms and suites, as well. The Azerbaijani flare is loud and proud, but it’s been tastefully fused with a contemporary touch.
The first Mondrian hotel in Asia, Mondrian Seoul Itaewon’s show-stopping modernist design leaves guests feeling impressed throughout. Designed by Singapore-based design studio Asylum, expect opulence paired with bold pops of colours in the common areas, while rooms and suites deliver subtle luxury with their modern aesthetic. One particularly playful space is their whimsical fairy forest, where guests can experience iridescent tones surrounding swings hanging from the ceiling.
The world’s third Ned Hotel nestled in Doha’s corniche is a midcentury modernist’s dream. Unlike any hotel in the region, The Ned Doha’s interiors, brought to life by Soho House, offer guests vibrant elegance across the entire stay. The overall design tastefully mixes patterned tiles with wooden flooring, marbled stone walls contrasted with dark woods. Decorated with modernized retro-style furniture, this place is a truly unique destination in itself!
This hotel set in the lower floors of the 78-floor King Power Mahanakhon Building wows guests even before entry. Inside, a cutting-edge mix of colours is generously distributed across the hotel’s stylish shared spaces, designed by the Spanish-Italian Hayon Studio. Its 155 rooms and suites showcase welcoming yet design-focused aesthetics with views overlooking the skyscrapers around it. Guests will also get to savour exemplary panoramic city views on the 76th floor’s roof terrace cocktail bar, a cool hangout spot for those looking to experience Bangkok from a different angle.
A place where maximalism meets Indian decadence, Soho House Mumbai showcases an unmatched creativity. Located in the middle of the glamorous Juhu neighbourhood, guests will enjoy the hotel’s public areas replete in contemporary Indian art and richly decorated to pay homage to Indian design. The stay’s pool highlights its outspoken design ambition with floral floor tiles, reminiscent of the Athangudi tiles found in traditional Indian homes.