Snow-white sands that melt into turquoise seas. Bustling cities that tantalise the senses. Ancient jungles that jealously guard their secrets. Southeast Asia is a veritable toy box for travellers of every kind, promising a wealth of experiences from the rejuvenating to the exhilarating, the adventurous to the urbane. But where to go and where to stay in this incredible corner of the world? Let Hyatt hotels and resorts be your guide.

Park Hyatt Jakarta

Find respite from the city hectic at Park Hyatt Jakarta, tucked into the upscale Menteng neighbourhood of Jakarta’s central business district, where it occupies the top 17 floors of the 37-storey Park Tower and offers convenient access to the capital’s most coveted shopping venues and cultural attractions, as well as world-class golf courses. The oversized rooms promise ample space for rest, work and play, embellished with thoughtful Indonesian design touches and room-height windows that showcase the city skyline. Three restaurants, two bars, a spa and a 35th-floor swimming pool complete the luxurious picture of this new hotel, having opened in July 2022.

Park Hyatt Siem Reap

A journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat is an experience of a lifetime, one that should be complemented by an equally memorable stay. Park Hyatt Siem Reap is up to the task, blending history with luxury and authenticity – starting with the heritage building in which it is housed. This 1957 landmark has been reimagined by award-winning designer Bill Bensley to incorporate elements of Khmer architecture and Art Deco flair, from the generously sized guestrooms to the exquisite spa and three gourmet dining venues. Aesthetics aside, the hotel is prized for its leisure options that allow guests to make the most of their time in Siem Reap, whether exploring the area through the hotel’s popular Cultural Insider tours or luxuriating by the stunning swimming pools set amid lush tropical gardens.

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh

Should your Cambodian adventures take you to the capital, you’d do well to bed down in the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh. In addition to its gleaming newness, having opened in 2021, the five-star property has a number of assets that recommend it to exacting travellers in particular, from its central location within walking distance of the Royal Palace, to the spacious rooms outfitted with amenities for business and leisure, the rejuvenating Jivapita Spa complete with a Himalayan salt room, and the impressive dining repertoire with no fewer than five restaurants to choose from, as well as the city’s very first Underground Bar. What’s more, it’s all housed in a historic building – a royal villa built around 1900, faithfully restored to evoke the many diverse aspects of Cambodia’s cultural heritage, with its intricate Khmer architecture, French colonial influences and specially commissioned works by contemporary artists.

Hyatt Regency West Hanoi

Situated in Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi’s rapidly evolving business district within close proximity of the city’s convention sites and many popular sporting venues, Hyatt Regency West Hanoi is an ideal proposition whether visitors are looking to roll up their sleeves or let down their hair. The hotel’s 519 guestrooms are beautifully designed havens of wood and marble, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing natural light and sweeping views – which can also be had in the soaring Sky Bar, along with locally inspired cocktails and bar bites. More substantial fare is found in the signature restaurant, Market Café, serving up delectable Vietnamese cuisine with an international twist, while the spa awaits for those looking to calm their nerves and nourish mind, body and soul.

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Part of the beautiful Raa Atoll, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is as much a place of wonder and discovery as it is one of pampering and luxury. Just a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé, the 11.2-hectare private island is encircled by its own house reef, which guests can spend hours or days exploring by snorkel or scuba dive, with further adventure awaiting in the nearby Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve or on Vaadhoo Island, famous for its “sea of stars” bioluminescent phenomenon. Such explorations are fuelled by world-class food and drink at the resort’s six restaurants and bars, with frequent pit stops at the revitalising spa highly recommended – in addition to at least one lazy day spent in idle bliss at your beachfront or overwater villa, all of which have their own private pool.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Further south on the Huvadhoo Atoll, just 55 kilometres from the equator, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa offers its own version of paradise. Bone-white sands disappear into crystal waters, below which two kilometres of uninterrupted house reef await, brimming with sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and tropical fish in every colour of the rainbow. In fact, 42 spectacular diving spots surround the resort, perfect for active travellers looking to venture into these fascinating depths. Back on land, holiday-makers who come here in search of indulgence are spoilt for choice, with five dining and drinking venues delivering gastronomic delights, and a Vidhun Spa promising a holistic escape that combines Ayurvedic principles with traditional Maldivian therapies. The 51 well-appointed villas are – like the rest of the resort – designed to place guests right in the lap of luxury while maintaining harmony with the environment and the natural setting; for the ultimate stay, opt for the Overwater Reef Residence, a three-bedroom sanctuary perched at the tip of the house reef.

Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu

Nestled between rainforest and sea, Kota Kinabalu is considered the gateway to many of Borneo’s greatest treasures – and Hyatt Centric Kota Kinabalu is where the adventure begins. This brand-new 23-storey hotel enjoys a central location just minutes from the city’s airport, ferry terminal and convention centre. Masterminded by the eminent architect Kengo Kuma, it’s a modern homage to the heritage of Sabah, invoking the spirit of the rainforest with its natural materials and harmonious design, while connecting with the bustling city through its full-height windows that showcase splendid views. The rooms are kitted out with amenities like ergonomic workspaces and rain showers to facilitate productivity and relaxation, while the on-site restaurant and sky bar ensure you don’t need to wander far for first-class dining (and even more bird’s-eye vistas). The crowning glory, however, is the double-edge infinity pool on the 23rd floor that affords far-reaching panoramas, from the emerald hills to the azure sea.

Andaz Bali

Those who travel to soak up the spirit of a place will feel right at home at Andaz Bali. With its charming rooms, suites and villas tucked into courtyards and hidden among tropical foliage, the resort feels more like a Balinese village than a hotel – a sensation that continues in the thoughtful amenities made by local artisans, in the Balinese and international dining options at Village Square and the beachfront Fisherman’s club, and all the way through to the daily activities that illuminate the island’s culture in fun and engaging ways. Though the resort offers a gorgeous stretch of private beach along Bali’s southeastern coast, guests may find they’re unable to pull themselves away from the three heavenly swimming pools or the tranquillity of the Shankha Spa – the largest wellness centre in the area.

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui

Only eight minutes from the island’s airport yet somehow a world away, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui is an exceptionally dreamy – and family-friendly – slice of paradise. Five freeform pools seem to cascade into the sea. Thatch roof villas fade into the tropical surroundings. More than 600 Yang Na and coconut trees offer shade from the midday sun. An ocean breeze carries the laughter of children at (supervised) play in Camp Hyatt, while in the spa suites, parents enjoy a moment of deep relaxation in a private outdoor tub – it’s clear why this resort was named ‘Best Luxury Beachfront Resort’ in the 2022 World Luxury Hotel Awards. The dining selection ranges from Thai cuisine in the casual-chic Yangna to fresh seafood and ocean views at the beach bar, and accommodation choices span from ocean-inspired guestrooms with a balcony to spacious suites with their own plunge pool. To make your stay truly paradisiacal, opt for an exclusive Regency Club room that will give you access to the club lounge, or for one of the seven ultra-luxe beachfront pool villas.

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Valid for bookings and stays from 20 December 2022 – 31 March 2023. Terms & Conditions apply.

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