2022’s Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel and Resort Openings in Asia

Spice up your 2022 with momentous travels and unforgettable experiences! This year, wanderers and aspiring vacationers will be given more options as the hospitality scene continues to make grander strides when it comes to luxurious accommodations. And what better way to get yourself excited for a new year than by checking out new places to visit.

Take a look at the most anticipated hotel and resort openings in Asia in 2022:

1. Hoshino Resorts KAI Poroto, Japan 

Accommodations by the lake at Hoshino Resorts KAI Porota. Photo: Hoshino Resorts

This luxurious retreat previews everything you can imagine for a wellness sanctuary. From breathtaking nature-like hot springs and lakes to wonderfully constructed bathhouses and lakehouses, Hoshino proposes a truly rejuvenating experience.

Opening in January, this resort will allow guests to unwind with nature, learn about the local culture, and enjoy heart-warming meals like the Japanese-style bouillabaisse full of rich, local food.

Scheduled opening: January 2022
Website: https://hoshinoresorts.com/en/hotels/kaiporoto/


2. The Standard, Bangkok, Thailand

Poolside view of The Standard. Photo: The Standard International

This 155-room hotel is set to make a bold statement in the most vibrant neighborhood of Bangkok. Located in one of the most iconic towers in the city, the King Power Mahanakhon tower, The Standard is perfect for guests looking for a dynamic experience in the city.

The Standard hotels are commonly known as chic accommodations with endless glamorous parties; however, The Standard in Bangkok will put their culinary credentials in the spotlight, aspiring to offer different flavors and cuisines for patrons to enjoy.

Scheduled opening: 2022, Accepting Reservations
Website: https://www.standardhotels.com/bangkok/properties/bangkok


3. Raffles Resort Sentosa, Singapore

Proposed design and architecture of Raffles Resort Sentosa. Photo: Royal Group SG

This new Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa will be the second property in Singapore. It is an expansion of the brand when it opens sometime this year. The resort shall stand in over 100,000 square meters of luxuriant tropical gardens. Additionally, the resort will offer a collection of 62 villas, each featuring a private terrace area and swimming pool. These lodgings are expected to range between 260sqm for one-bedroom villas and 450sqm for four-bedroom villas.

The facilities of this all-villa hotel will include a bar, several restaurants, and a fitness center, among many others.

Scheduled opening: Late 2022
Website: https://www.raffles.com/singapore/ 


4. Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Inside one of the luxury suites of Regent Phu Quoc. Photo: IHG

The Regent Phu Quoc opening in Vietnam is a must-visit for anyone looking for pristine white sands. Considered an island jewel, this all-villa-and-suite resort is tucked in the country’s tropical landscape and beautiful beaches.

Guests can also anticipate luxurious interior designs like the coveted floor-to-ceiling glass windows that are perfect for overlooking panoramic views of the majestic sea and picturesque sunsets. Regent Phu Quoc also offers relaxing wellness ​​experiences and multi-sensorial culinary treats.

Scheduled opening: April 2022
Website: https://www.ihg.com/regent/hotels/us/en/phu-quoc/pqcrr/hoteldetail


5. Mandarin Oriental Nanjing, China

Suite living room in the Mandarin Oriental Nanjing. Photo: Business Traveler

This year, the capital of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing, will welcome a luxurious getaway hotel. The Mandarin Oriental is positioned to welcome visitors with its 106 rooms and suites. Overlooking the Qinhuai River and located in close proximity to the Gate of China, which holds rich historical and cultural stories, local and international guests will surely find inspiration in this hotel.

Visitors are also sure to enjoy the luxurious amenities of the hotel, which will include a relaxing spa with various wellness therapies, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and multiple restaurants and bars.

Scheduled opening: 2022
Website: https://www.mandarinoriental.com


6. Patina Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The architectural design of Patina Ubud in Bali. Photo: Patina Hotels & Resorts

Following its debut in the Maldives in 2021, Patina Hotels & Resorts will open another property in the highlands of Bali, where it will capture the captivating landmark and idyllic landscapes. The Patina Hotel in Ubud is designed to showcase a long infinity pool running parallel to the sacred Wos River and at the center of buildings that are cascading on a slope.

With 102 guest rooms, suites, and villas, each with gorgeous interior style and breathtaking views, this luxury hotel shall treat upcoming visitors looking for a meaningful travel experience with the utmost extravagance.

Scheduled opening: 2022
Website: https://patinahotels.com/ourfootprint-ubud 


7. Rosewood Doha, Qatar

Aerial view of the Rosewood Doha Qatar. Photo: Rosewood Hotels

Inspired by local coral formations, the structural design of Rosewood Doha will feature two landmark towers with 185 guest rooms and suites, 173 serviced apartments for long-term visits, and 300 residential homes. The towers will also have eight restaurants, a fitness center, a helipad, and a spa facility.

Rosewood Doha will open in the third quarter of 2022, just in time for the much anticipated FIFA World Cup that will be held in Qatar. The hotel is Rosewood’s third foray into the Middle East, after Abu Dhabi and Jeddah.

Scheduled opening: 3rd Quarter 2022
Website: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/doha


8. Meliá Chiang Mai, Thailand

Restaurant bar at Meliá Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo: Meliá

Expect the elegant Meliá to become a rising five-star hotel in Chiang Mai. Its crown jewel will be the hotel rooftop bar, Mai The Sky Bar, which will sit on the 22nd floor of the building – the highest in the city. It will feature two bars connected by a glass bridge with breathtaking views of the city. Guests will also be offered access to the exclusive The Level Lounge. This area will showcase a panoramic view of the dazzling metropolis, the Ping River, and Buddhist temples, including the Doi Suthep Temple.

Amenities like a fully-equipped fitness center, the rejuvenating YHI Spa, a kids’ club, and restaurants offering decadent meals will also be available to hotel patrons.

Scheduled opening: 2022
Website: https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/thailand/chiang-mai/melia-chiang-mai/index.htm


9. Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Bali, Indonesia

Mountainview villa in Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escapade. Photo: Banyan Tree Luxury Hotels and Resorts

This lodging haven offers breathtaking views of Bali’s distinguished seven peaks. Buahan’s “no walls, no doors” concept proposes an experience that will help guests embrace nature as part of their vacation.

The property will feature 16 private villas constructed from recycled Ulin or ironwood sourced from the Kalimantan region. Before they were transformed into beautiful structural pieces, these materials were previously used on fishing boat piers and decks. The resort also highlights zero-waste living with its farm-to-table concept and uses locally grown ingredients and botanicals.

Scheduled opening: 2022
Website: https://escape.banyantree.com


10. Bvlgari Hotel Tokyo, Japan

Bulgari Hotel building in Tokyo. Photo: Bulgari Hotels

Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, Japan’s Bvlgari Hotel will occupy the 39th to 45th level of an ultra-skyscraper in Tokyo – the top seven floors of the building. It’s an ideal lodging option for travelers looking for a convenient location near the Imperial Palace, the shopping areas of Nihombashi and Ginza, and the Tokyo Station.

The hotel will house 98 guest rooms and luxury suites. It will feature Bvlgari Hotel’s signature bars and amenities such as Il Bar, Il Ristorante, the Fireplace Lounge, and the Il Cioccolato store.

Scheduled opening: Late 2022
Website: https://www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/tokyo


11. NUSTAR Resort and Casino, Cebu, Philippines

Night skyline view of the proposed NUSTAR Resort and Casino in Cebu. Photo: ASYA Design

Located on the island of Cebu, Nustar Resort and Casino is a five-star resort set to be integrated with world-class gaming, entertainment, events, luxury shopping, and fine dining prospects.

Its 35,000 sqm mall will feature top-of-the-line designer brands where guests can splurge on well-deserved items. On top of that, the resort will offer an exclusive dining experience with international cuisines ranging from Filipino and Asian to European and American delicacies prepared by acclaimed chefs.

Scheduled opening: March 2022
Website: https://nustar.ph


12. Alila Dalit Bay, Sabah Islands, Malaysia

Villa pool in Alila Dalit Bay. Photo: Remote Lands

The site for Malaysia’s Alila Dalit Bay is a short drive from Kota Kinabalu and Mount Kinabalu. The resort takes over a 17-acre stretch of white sand and will feature 152 guest rooms and suites, along with 74 private one- and two-bedroom villas.

The beachfront resort is inspired by the traditional longhouses of the local Dusun Lotud tribe. It is constructed using local timber and woven rattan with painted screens and tribal artifacts. The sophisticated blend of refined and traditional designs will surely leave guests in awe when they take their first step in this impending eco-luxury and sustainable lodging.

Scheduled opening: 2022
Website: https://www.alilahotels.com/investment/dalit-bay


From the vibrant accommodations in bustling cities to enclaved villas hidden in nature, these incredible hotels and resorts are indeed worth the visit as they are built to be the highlight of anyone’s travel experience for the year.

Featured photo: Patina Hotels