2021’s Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel and Resort Openings in Asia

Asia is known for a region that’s rich in history, culture, natural surroundings, and of course, its unrivalled hospitality. Which explains why some of the world’s most renowned brands in the hotel industry are setting foot in its shores to develop some of the grandest, most coveted, and luxurious holiday destinations.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 luxury hotels and resorts that will soon become some of the world’s most famous getaways:

1. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

An aerial photo of Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands. Photo: Ritz-Carlton

The very first Ritz-Carlton resort in the region, guests will be splurged with endless white sandy beaches, azure lagoons, and coral reefs that hundreds of marine life call home. And if these island highlights aren’t enough, get to enjoy the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity with outstanding guest service, which the Ritz-Carlton is known for.

Scheduled opening: May 2021
Website: ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/maldives-fari-islands


2. Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

Patina Maldives’ sunset beach pool villa. Photo: Patina Hotels

Also located on the Fari Islands, Patina Maldives will offer 90 exclusive beach and water pool villas, combining the unique experience of the harmony of a sanctuary with sophisticated lifestyle living in the middle of an archipelago.

Just like The Ritz-Carlton, Patina Maldives is close to the Fari Marina Village and Beach Club, the beating heart of the archipelago with fine dining restaurants, charming boutiques, and a bustling beach club.

Scheduled opening: Q2 2021
Website: patinahotels.com/maldives-fari-islands


3. InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping, Thailand

A bedroom at the InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping. Photo: IHGPLC

The new conversion of the famed Imperial Mae Ping Hotel in Chiang Mai, which has hosted royal family members, celebrities, and heads of states from the around the world, the InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping will be the new hub for luxury lifestyle living in this Northern city of Thailand.

Located right in the heart of downtown Chiang Mai and next to the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, its connectivity, convenience, and location in the middle of the city will make it the luxury hub of authentic Thai hospitality.

Scheduled opening: TBA


4. Jumeirah Bali, Bali

The living area of Jumeirah Bali’s premier ocean villa with private pool. Photo: Jumeirah

Reflective of Bali’s rich cultural heritage and ancient Janavenese-Hindu art and architecture, Jumeirah Bali will feature 80 generous hotel suites and 25 private villas, all set among a lush, tropical landscape. Overlooking the famous Dreamland Surfer’s beach, and adjacent to the New Kuta Golf Course, its setting is as luxurious and beautiful as the hotel itself.

Scheduled opening: TBA
Website: jumeirah.com/en/stay/bali/jumeirah-bali


5. Andaz Bali, Bali

From the bathroom looking out of Anaz Bali’s king deluxe room. Photo: Hyatt

Taking inspiration from a traditional Balinese village, Anaz Bali is a luxury village taken into massive proportions. With 144 guestrooms and villas, set in the heart of Sanur, which is known for its intimate charm and beaches, Andaz Bali is the perfect immersion to the perfect Balinese experience.

With several outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness centre, multiple dining options, and the local culture offering a truly immersive holiday, peace, relaxation, and recreation are what you’ll find here.

Scheduled opening: April 2021
Website: hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/indonesia/andaz-bali/dpsaz


6. Raffles Udaipur, India

A bird’s-eye-view of Raffles Udaipur. Photo: Remote Lands

The first Raffles to open in India, Raffles Udaipur will occupy a 21-acre private island in the middle of the picturesque Udai Sagar lake with views of the surrounding hillside and a 400-year-old temple.

The palatial hotel will feature 101 luxurious suites, Raffles’ signature Long Bar and Writers Bar, a 1,100sqm Raffles Spa, a rooftop restaurant, a massive swimming pool and sprawling gardens.

Scheduled opening: TBA


7. The Chedi, Mumbai

Guest lobby of The Chedi in Mumbai. Photo: GHM Hotels

Located in India’s richest city, The Chedi is set to offer 316 spacious guestrooms, 5 extraordinary restaurants on-site, and a holistic spa and wellness centre. It is close to the famed Powai region of Mumbai, which has an emerging ex-pat community, as well as booming infrastructure developments and connectivity.

Scheduled opening: TBA
Website: ghmhotels.com/en/mumbai


8. Alila Koggola, Sri Lanka

A sunken lounge in Alila Koggola. Photo: Alila Hotels

A luxury hotel that’s set on a beautiful lake, Alila Koggola in Sri Linka offers 35 exclusive suites and villas amidst a naturally beautiful surrounding. With lush scenery and stunning views of the lake, this hotel specialises in environmentally sustainable practices and conscious architecture. For an ecological escape in Sri Lanka’s southern region in Habaraduwa, it is only 5 minutes to the famous Ahangama Beach and a 20-minute drive to the World Heritage Site of Galle Fort.

Scheduled opening: TBA
Website: alilahotels.com/about-alila/upcoming-developments/alila-koggala


9. Roku Kyoto, LXR Hotels and Resorts, Japan

Roku Kyoto’s deluxe room. Photo: LXR Hotels & Resorts

LXR Hotels and Resorts is known for its bespoke and tailor-made experiences, depending on the location and surroundings of their hotels. Roku Kyoto promises to offer authentic and meaningful experiences in its 114-room exclusive hotel in Kyoto, Japan.

With a spa, natural hot springs, a pool, fitness centre, and other various experiences, Roku Kyoto offers the perfect blend of recreation and cultural immersion.

Scheduled opening: Autumn 2021


10. The Ritz-Carlton Jiuzhaigou Valley, China

The mountainous setting of Ritz-Carlton Jiuzhaigou Valley. Photo: Ritz-Carlton

Imagine spending your holiday in China in the middle of a 72,000-hectare nature reserve and national park. Imagine staying in a luxury resort within minutes to multi-level waterfalls, verdant forests, and blue lakes. Well, that will no longer be limited to the imagination only, since it is the setting of Ritz-Carlton’s very first all-villa property.

Set on the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jiuzhaigou Valley in South West Chima’s Tibetan Plateau, this resort will feature 87 stunning villas with picturesque views of snow-capped mountains, and overlooking the historic valley.

Scheduled opening: Q3 2021
Website: ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/jiuzhaigou


There you have it, 10 of the most anticipated luxury hotel and resort to open in 2021. Set your eyes on any of these destinations and take your pick for luxury living set in the most beautiful destinations in Asia.


Featured photo: Roku Kyoto from LXR Hotels & Resorts