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Newest luxury hotels in Southeast Asia for upcoming vacations in 2024

New hotels southeast asia

From experiences drizzled in nature to cutting-edge designs, these new luxury hotels in Southeast Asia are bringing their A-game in 2024.

Southeast Asia is filled to the brim with top-tier hotels and resorts, attracting tourists from all around the globe. While some five-star hotels reign as the ubiquitous grand dames of luxury, the new and shiny, too, have a place when it comes to lavish travel experiences. 

Perhaps it’s an intimate villa-only resort in the far-flung wilderness of a wildlife reserve, or a towering skyscraper right in the middle of a bustling city – all make for a memorable stay. With opulence in mind, these are the top 10 new luxury hotels in Southeast Asia that have opened and will be opening their doors in 2024.

– Luxury hotels in Southeast Asia that newly opened in 2024 –

1. 21 Carpenter, Singapore 

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Image: 21 Carpenter

The art of restoring a heritage shophouse is true mastery and that’s precisely what Singapore’s newest hotel 21 Carpenter embodies. Spanning across four conservation shophouses, this restoration project was brought to life by award-winning architecture firm WOHA, best known for their innovative designs.

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Image: 21 Carpenter

At this former remittance house, you’ll notice Shanghai plaster that dates back to the 1930s, with Chinese characters detailing which cities were included on the route. There are less than 50 rooms across the Heritage and Urban Wings. Each room has a full-sized window, an architectural feat when it comes to the traditional shophouse facade. 

Make sure to swing by modern European restaurant Kee’s too – it’s opened by Chef Andrew Walsh who’s made a name for himself at Michelin-starred restaurant Cure.

Opened: December 2023

21 Carpenter website

2. Parkroyal A’Famosa Melaka Resort

Parkroyal A'Famosa Melaka Resort
Image: Parkroyal A’Famosa Melaka Resort

With Malacca’s prestigious World Heritage city status, you’d anticipate the all-new Parkroyal A’Famosa Melaka Resort to exude a similar charm. 213 rooms and suites await – all done up with a touch of Peranakan flair, with the city’s rich heritage in mind. While you already get sprawling views of the tropical gardens, the resort is situated near a 27-hole golf course so you’ll also be overlooking pristine greens.

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Image: Parkroyal A’Famosa Melaka Resort

A grand ballroom holds up to 720 guests, making it a choice backdrop for a wedding or special celebrations. With statement lighting and plush carpets, it promises to be an unforgettable soiree. After exploring Malacca’s many heritage sites, turn to the hotel’s Suasana Spa. Here, they have a variety of wellness and beauty treatments that are inspired by local healing rituals. The hotel is also a short ride to many of Malacca’s attractions, including A’Famosa Waterworld and Safari Wonderland. 

Opened: January 2024

Parkroyal A’Famosa Melaka Resort website

3. Kotiyagala Luxury Villas, Sri Lanka

Kotiyagala Luxury Villas
Image: Kotiyagala Luxury Villas

At new resort Kotiyagala Luxury Villas, there are just 12 villas within an enclave of Sri Lanka’s Yala Jungle. The villas are elevated 12 feet above ground, so guests will get to admire the sprawling views of the national park or the Indian Ocean. Each also comes with floor-to-ceiling windows for a touch of expansiveness, along with a private pool and deck. 

Interestingly, you can book yourself in for several once-in-a-lifetime safari experiences around the national park. It’s a haven for wild animals, including leopards, elephants, jackals, and if you’re lucky, the elusive sloth bear. There’s also a night safari trek that starts at 11pm, following the nocturnal world of these animals.

Opened: March 2024

Kotiyagala Luxury Villas website 

– Luxury hotels in Southeast Asia slated for opening in 2024 –

4. Ta’Aktana, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo

Ta'Aktana room
Image: Ta’Aktana

It’s an exclusive collection of sea villas at Indonesia resort Ta’Aktana that’s nestled at the western tip of the East Nusa Tenggara Province. Renowned for its stunning forestry and seascapes, this destination is poised for unparalleled sophistication. There are just 70 accommodation types: Overwater Villas, Sea Villas, Family Suites, and a selection of oversized rooms.

Ta'Aktana resort overlooking ocean
Image: Ta’Aktana

It’s a resort that cleverly melds heritage with luxury, evident in the ornate details inspired by the local tribe. Take the repurposed Batik fabric – it makes an appearance in table napkins and hair scrunchies, part of the in-room amenities kit. These are not only a nod to the province’s cultural heritage, but are also a testament to the resort’s eco-conscious practices.

Opening in: May 2024

Ta’Aktana website

5. Rosewood Hoi An

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Image: Rosewood Hoi An

The old trading port of Hoi An along Vietnam’s central coast is a well-kept secret, namely for its sandy white beaches and rice paddy fields – it’s an ancient town that’s as pretty as a picture. It’s at this UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll find the new Rosewood Hoi An

As a beachfront resort, each of the 70 guest rooms and suites are purposefully built on terraced landscapes for privacy. They either overlook the ocean for a stunning sunrise, or the lake for a scenic sunset once dusk falls. 

Book yourself in at Asaya, the wellness spa. With luxurious treatment rooms, a wellness lounge, and a yoga pavilion, this is a new hotel that rivals the likes of other luxury retreats in Southeast Asia. It’s also near an 18-hole championship golf course that’s been designed by Robert Trent Jones II, a specialised golf course architect.

Opening in: Early 2024

Rosewood Hoi An website

6. Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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Image: Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

When a five-star hotel is perched on the tallest skyscraper in Asia Pacific, you know you’ve got an extraordinary experience awaiting. Here, Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur takes over the top 17 floors of Merdeka 118 – that’s the 101th floor onwards. The views will be nothing short of breathtaking, overlooking the entirety of Kuala Lumpur’s high-rise buildings. 

Since the illustrious Park Hyatt brand is the creme de la creme of all Hyatt properties – with only 45 or so such hotels around the world – you can expect all guest rooms to reflect a dedication to the highest standards.

Opening in: Q3 of 2024

Park Hyatt Kuala Lumpur website

7. Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore

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Image: Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa

With Raffles Singapore being one of the city’s most iconic hotels, the new Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa faces the task of matching its illustrious legacy. But it’s looking promising for this villa-only resort that spans over 100,000 square metres, an astonishing feat in land-scarce Singapore. 

Crafted by award-winning design studio Yabu Pushelberg, the resort is a masterpiece to behold. It has just 62 villas in total, with the smallest sized at 260 square metres. All have their own private pools and terraces. Upholding Raffles Hotel’s heritage, there will also be the legendary Raffles Butlers and a Raffles Spa here. The grand ballroom holds 400 guests and makes for the perfect venue for an evening soiree or gala party.

Opening in: Mid-2024

8. Aman Nai Lert Bangkok

New hotels southeast asia - Aman Nai Lert Bangkok
Image: Aman Nai Lert Bangkok

This five-star resort is along Wireless Road, arguably one of Bangkok’s busiest thoroughfares in the foreign embassy district. Standing tall at 35 storeys, Aman Nai Lert Bangkok has just 52 hotel suites and no more than 50 residential units – giving it the much coveted stamp of exclusivity. But contrary to its bustling location, the hotel overlooks the tranquil greenery of Nai Lert Park. It’s an oasis of sorts, a sanctuary tucked away from the rest of Bangkok.

It’s designed with wrap-around views and open-air terraces, an elevated vantage point high above Bangkok’s city skyline. The central atrium, designed by renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy, adds a touch of grandeur. There are plans to house several dining concepts, including a Japanese omakase restaurant, a teppanyaki joint and a jazz bar. Aman’s signature Italian restaurant Avea will also be opening.

Opening in: Q3 of 2024

Aman Nai Lert Bangkok website 

9. Waldorf Astoria Indonesia

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Image: Hilton Worldwide

Luxury hotel brand Waldorf Astoria has lofty dreams for Jakarta, and they’re putting it into reality this 2024. Waldorf Astoria Indonesia is set to be the city’s tallest hotel standing at 74 floors. While five-star resorts are already known for their dedication to service and luxe facilities, this brand has exceeded all by claiming the prestige of a ‘six-star’ hotel. 

The 183-key hotel has suites that span a generous 60 square metres, a comfortable retreat to mark it as your home away from home. There will be a large ballroom spanning more than 2,000 square metres, along with other common facilities such as a pool, health club, spa, and library.

Opening in: 2024

10. The Standard, Singapore

The Standard, Singapore
Image: The Standard

When The Standard first opened on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, it was the ‘it’ hotel of the time – renowned for its legendary celebrity parties and a guest list filled with A-listers. Its newest opening is now on Orange Grove Road, a stretch best known for its upscale residences and leafy surrounds. Coincidentally, it’s just across the road from another five-star hotel, Shangri-La Singapore. 

This 143-key hotel will have an infinity pool and pool bar. A fitness centre and botanical courtyard will also be part of the amenities. Based on other The Standard hotels around the world, you can expect a design-forward approach and contemporary style that’ll be appreciated by any modern traveller.

Opening in: Q4 of 2024

The Standard Singapore website 

New hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia

In 2024, the luxury traveller’s compass is set to the vibrant cities of Southeast Asia as the region emerges as the epitome of luxury travel. With a growing emphasis on sustainability and cultural stewardship, these new hotels aren’t just about the glitz and glamour either. Rather, these new hotels pay thoughtful homage to the city’s heritage and culture by preserving architecture and heeding time-honoured traditions.

Cover image: Ta’Aktana

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