Pangkor Laut Resort
Nestled amidst an ancient rainforest, on a private island fringed by white sandy beaches and emerald waters lies Pangkor Laut Resort.
Of the island’s 300 acres, only a fraction has been developed to house this peaceful luxury resort and its Estates. Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveller; here, wooden buildings blend seamlessly into the forest, walls curve around foliage, and roofs open up to allow trees to continue on their journey to the sky.
Tanjung Jara Resort
Facing a crescent-shaped beach of golden sand, shaded by tall palms rustling in the breeze with views of the turquoise sea, Tanjong Jara Resort is attended to by people steeped in traditions as timeless as Terengganu itself. Designed to reflect the elegance of 17th century Malay palaces, this tranquil resort offers a genuine taste of the region’s spirit and its rich natural heritage.
Gaya Island Resort
Gaya Island Resort is tucked amidst protected mangroves and sheltered coral reefs, curling around the pristine sandy coast of Malohom Bay.
With its youthful vibe and sun-dappled moments, this beachfront resort blends harmoniously with the natural environment featuring a collection of hillside villas with views that range from mangrove forests and the surrounding canopy to the outline of Mount Kinabalu. Villa interiors are contemporary and elegant, eco-luxury yet respectful of Sabahan elements.
The resort is committed to ecologically-sustainable practices to minimise its carbon footprint within the environment. Therefore, it is a walking resort with minimal motorised vehicles used for operational purposes.
Cameron Highlands Resort
Set 1,500 metres above sea level in a forested mountainscape, Cameron Highlands Resort is built as a long extension from an existing 1930s cottage with architecture dating from the 1970s. Promising splendour, romance and nostalgia, the interiors hark back to its grand colonial heritage with tall French doors, timber-beamed ceilings and plantation shutters combined with the colours and textures of Jim Thompson’s famed Asian silks.
Higashiyama Niseko Village, Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is a rare sanctuary of bespoke luxury nestled in the premier powder snow destination of Niseko Village in Hokkaido, Japan. This is the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve property in Japan and the fifth in the world. Kachou Fuugetsu, the philosophy of discovering oneself through nature, is at the core of the resort experience. Higashiyama Niseko Village welcomes guests to explore and discover the area’s more than 2,100 acres of skiable terrain, groomed slopes and backcountry trails in the winter.
In the summer, Niseko’s emerald green forests and lush landscapes invite golfers, cyclists, trekkers and other outdoor adventure seekers to come and play. With a design aesthetic inspired by the beauty of its natural surroundings, the resort’s 50 rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of nearby Mount Yotei and Mount Niseko Annupuri.
The Ritz-Carlton Residences Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s first Ritz-Carlton Residences is situated in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) just 5 minutes away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. The city’s main business, shopping, entertainment and historical districts are all within walking distance of The Residences, as is the city’s only rainforest reserve. An integrated monorail line located around the corner links residents to the airport and every major destination in Kuala Lumpur.
Residents can expect a superior standard of living unlike anywhere else in the city, with exceptional facilities, luxuriously appointed residences, and the legendary service excellence of The Ritz-Carlton. Amenities include a Sky Lobby with an outdoor garden terrace and pool, fitness centre and spa treatment rooms. Every residence has its own private lift, floor-to-ceiling windows, and designer fittings and appliances, with layouts that maximise the space and views.
The Surin Phuket, Thailand
Established in 1982, The Surin was one of the first luxury hotels on Phuket, which was relatively quiet and undiscovered at that time. Due to its stunning location on Pansea Beach, the hotel was originally referred to as “The Pansea”. However, over the years, The Surin Phuket has been refreshed and reawakened under the careful guidance of renowned American architect, Ed Tuttle.
The Paris-based architect and designer maintains respect for both the local culture and his own architectural philosophy by ensuring that wherever one looks throughout the resort, and interesting perspective can be seen. His intuitive vision continues to ensure that the hotel remains the timeless and elegant hideaway that it was conceptualised to be.
The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui
Koh Samui has long been an island haven for fishermen who found themselves far out in the waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Providing both shelter and sanctuary back then, the distinctly rugged geography of Koh Samui now lends itself to the formation of the Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui. Inspiration is taken from the fishing villages, which hugged the coastline and looked out over the changing seas.
The original brief required the challenging site to be developed as a new luxury resort with 175 rooms. To create a new luxury resort while preserving the integrity of the site, the site planning was developed to leave the terrain untouched and allow new structures to be suspended over the ground, as well as around trees and rock features.
Water features are incorporated into the resort areas for a sense of tranquility and harmony. The reception lounge is conceived as an extension of a lotus pod, with seating pods and stepping stones over a water court that allow guests to feel as though they are floating away on a unique luxury experience. This sense of nature in harmony with the resort design is also a part of the Spa Village design, whereby spa pavilions are suspended over a fresh-water pond and fringed by the infinity edge of the spa pool. Elsewhere at the bar pavilion and fine dining outlet, a series of floating seats and suspended dining sala pavilions create unique dining areas with an outdoor setting.
Inspiration for the resort’s design was taken from the traditional sea-front villages along the coast, whereby vegetation and buildings are interlinked with the landscape. The design achieves a fresh interpretation of contemporary Thai architecture, combining familiar elements of cultural heritage but in a modern setting.
MUSE Saint Tropez, France
MUSE Saint-Tropez is a rare sanctuary situated in Ramatuelle in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, minutes away from Place des Lices, one of the most elegant epicentre in the world. The boutique hotel is surrounded by a rambling three-acre award-winning garden filled with local flora.
The chic retreat reflects architectural simplicity with its pure lines, its beautiful terraced gardens weaving around an elegant swimming pool, a stylish bar and a charming reception area. Its fifteen luxuriously appointed suites lie nestled around the enchanting garden, each dedicated to famous muses and characteristically individual in decor and ambience, opening onto a private garden, terrace and plunge pool in selected suites.
Precision and richness of exceptional materials, MUSE Saint-Tropez stamps its unique signature on the Tropezian landscape.
Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse, Japan
Situated at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri, Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse comprises of eight luxurious three-bedroom townhouses that redefines alpine living with ski runs and lifts nearby. Embodying traditional Japanese architectural charm with bespoke interiors, personalised services and priority privileges, these townhouses are the ultimate base for skiers and discerning travellers.
Today, the resort has earned a reputation as one of the premier powder destinations in the world, a far cry from its humble roots. Niseko Village is centrally located within the Niseko United ski area and accesses its inter-linked ski resorts, boasting a combined 2,191 acres of skiable terrain, an international snow school, award-winning hotels with spa and onsen facilities, a dining and retail village hub, luxury residences, an outdoor nature park and two world-class golf courses. Any future development phases will be outlined with conscious awareness of integrating nature with the authenticity, character and culture of the area.
Hinode Hills Niseko Village
Named to pay homage to the rising sun, the luxuriously appointed apartments of Hinode Hills embrace wabi-sabi aesthetics by revealing its subtle beauty through authenticity, natural forms and an appreciation of nature. Discover Hinode Hills, one of the most unique residential developments with luxurious hotel services, nestled within an alpine destination that is always in season.
This ski-in ski-out hotel is inspired by authentic Japanese design, bedrooms, suites and apartments are modern spaces – all clean lines and mellow tones. 47 beautifully landscaped slopes and over 2,000 acres of snowsports terrain puts Niseko Village high on the must-visit lists for seasoned skiers. For those just starting out, an international snow school is an excellent first point of call. If you’re visiting during spring or summer, the outdoor nature park, Pure, is sublime as the cherry blossoms bloom. This is also the time for rafting, zip lining, mountain biking or ballooning in the fresh mountain air.
The Green Leaf Niseko Village
Located at the base of Mount Niseko Annupuri in Japan, The Green Leaf Niseko Village lies in the heart of Niseko Village, an internationally acclaimed powder mecca and a summer destination for diverse outdoor pursuits. The hotel refurbishment has produced stunning results, garnering awards and accolades since its launch in 2010. Orchestrated by award-winning New-York based firm Champalimaud Design, renowned for creating distinctive interiors that reflect their unique setting, The Green Leaf Niseko Village reflects everything an all-season break should stand for.
Inspired by a fusion of world-class design, local artistry and breathtaking scenery, the 200-room all season destination hotel in Niseko provides ski-in ski-out access during winter and a convenient base to explore the great outdoors during summer, tranquil spa and natural onsen facilities and a fantastic variety of bar and dining options featuring local seafood and seasonal Hokkaido produce. The hotel embraces creative touches by Emi Shiratori, a renowned local graphic artist whose trademark hand-drawn style breathes life and warmth throughout the spaces.
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
The iconic JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur is located right in the heart of Bukit Bintang, the city’s central business and entertainment district. Known as The Happening Hotel, the determinedly modern 578-room hotel offers exceptional experiences that are warm, genuine and unobtrusive, with the level of precision that will make each guest’s stay extraordinary and meaningful. The hotel is also the venue of choice for meetings, conferences and social events. Energetic and exuberant, the JW Marriott is the social heart of this cosmopolitan city.
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
The embodiment of five star luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is centrally located at the heart of one of Asia’s most exciting cities. Featuring spacious accommodations, a lavish spa and award-winning cuisine, the luxury hotel in Malaysia helps create unforgettable stays in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle district.
For over 18 years, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur has been a luxurious home away from home for thousands of well-heeled guests from all over the world, including members of royal families, international celebrities, corporate leaders and heads of state. Set in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and steps away from the bustle, upscale boutiques and skyscrapers of the city’s Golden Triangle, the hotel has long commanded an enviable address. With award-winning restaurants, a tranquil spa and luxurious rooms, anything is possible in Malaysia’s first all-butler hotel.
Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur
As an Autograph Collection, Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur features a distinctive vibe and character with a different perspective on the local scene mixed with a bit of edgy style and adventure. It features 184 bespoke guest rooms and suites which are a unique blend of contemporary design and urban chic, reflecting the history and character of the neighbourhood.
The Majestic Malacca
Located on the banks of the river which in yesteryear teemed with Chinese junks and spice-laden vessels from all over the world, The Majestic Malacca provides a glimpse into the splendid saga of an extraordinary empire. Steeped in a rich tapestry of multicultural influences reflected in its heritage architecture, diverse lifestyles and eclectic cuisine, this classic hotel is an integral part of Malacca’s colourful history.
The heart of the hotel is a restored 1920s Straits Settlement mansion complete with its original porcelain tile flooring and teakwood fittings. It has been sympathetically extended to house the guest rooms and suites as well as an award-winning spa that is a reflection of that era, melding luxury, modernity and tradition.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur includes the original Hotel Majestic which is documented as a national heritage site. This colonial structure was built in 1932 and became one of the great hotels of Kuala Lumpur in its time. An icon of Malaya’s boom years leading to World War II, the hotel came to be the place for glamorous social events, government receptions and the residence for prominent international visitors. The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is positioned to share the glamour, heritage and success of its predecessor as a YTL Classic Hotel.
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is now established as part of Autograph Collection of iconic historic hotels where the allure of a city’s distinctive past meet all of today’s modern luxuries and stylish innovations.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Originally built in the 1800s, The Gainsborough Bath Spa occupies two Grade II Listed buildings with distinguished Georgian and Victorian façades. Named after the artist, Sir Thomas Gainsborough, the luxury hotel is centred around Spa Village Bath and, uniquely in the UK, has the exclusive privilege of having access to the natural thermal, mineral-rich waters.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa is YTL’s first Hotel in the United Kingdom. Paying homage to its colourful history, the hotel is designed by New York based Champalimaud Design to be welcoming, elegant, vibrant and social – a modern interpretation of a classic design which will provide a meaningful and enduring contribution to the life of the city.
Monkey Island Estate, Bray-on-Thames
Monkey Island Estate lies on a picturesque island in the River Thames in the historic village of Bray, Berkshire. The island has a rich history centuries old, and has been the haunt of monarchs, aristocrats and artists, along with writers, famous performers and Berkshire locals and now is home to one of the finest hotels in Bray.
The retreat nestles on an island in the River Thames surrounded by stunning gardens and accessible only by a footbridge or boat. The village of Bray needs no introduction amongst the coterie of global gourmets as it is possibly the only village in the world that lays claim to having four Michelin-starred restaurants and gastro-pubs. Set across seven acres, Monkey Island Estate features 40 exquisite guest rooms. The furnishings juxtapose timeless glamour and traditional features with a modern, countryside style, creating a unique blend of past and present.
The Academy, London
Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury in London’s West End, The Academy comprises a collection of five Georgian townhouses combined into one charming luxury hotel. Following a multi-million-pound interior refurbishment by YTL Hotels, The Academy is now a proud member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.
The comprehensive refurbishment was overseen by renowned New York-based designer Alexandra Champalimaud, who has created an engaging blend of modern and vintage with a nod to the lives and loves of the Bloomsbury Set who lived and worked in the area in the early 20th century.
This rejuvenated 50 bedroom/suite boutique hotel in Bloomsbury juxtaposes timeless glamour and traditional features with a modern, comfortable city style to create a contemporary take on townhouse living.
AC Hotel Kuala Lumpur
AC Hotel Kuala Lumpur is located in the vicinity of Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur, within close proximity to business and leisure environments. The hotel is in the hub of Kuala Lumpur’s LRT and Monorail rapid interchange transit station, offering a seamless and direct access to the heart of the city’s epicentre of business, shopping, entertainment and healthcare in just minutes.
AC Hotel Kuantan City Centre
AC Hotel Kuantan City Centre captures the authenticity and culture of Kuantan. Located in the city centre with close proximity to business and leisure environments, the hotel is approximately 25 minutes from the Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport. The famous Teluk Cempedak and Royal Pahang Golf Club are a 10-minute drive away, while major shopping centres are within easy reach.
AC Hotel Penang Bukit Jambul
AC Hotel Penang Bukit Jambul takes travelling to a whole new level with its simplicity and efficiency. Located in the vicinity of Bukit Jambul, the hotel is approximately 10 minutes from Penang International Airport and 5 minutes to the First Penang Bridge exit point. Business districts are nearby. Shuttle services are available to the Queensbay area and Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone.