Is travel on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2016? Because once you see this amazing collection of new and soon-to-be-opened hotels, you’ll want to jump on an airplane and get over there pronto! And for extra travellers’ credit, you can be one of the first to stay at these hot new hotels opening in Asia in 2016.

It goes without saying that accommodation is a crucial component of any holiday. Even if you plan to be outdoors exploring your surrounds all day, you want somewhere comfortable, if not downright luxurious, to come home to. Here’s our pick of hotel openings to pay attention to this year.


New Hotels in Asia Opening in 2016


1. COMO The Treasury | Perth, Australia


Occupying state buildings dating from the mid-19th century, the recently-opened COMO The Treasury is an ultra-elegant landmark in Perth’s newly-revitalised historic heart. The heritage-listed building houses 48 rooms and has two first-class restaurants, a bar and a range of world-renowned COMO Shambhala wellness therapies on offer.


Opening: Already open!


2. Shangri-La Hotel, Hunghom Bay | Hunghom Bay, Hong Kong

As part of an established brand well known for their deluxe hotel accommodation and fine food, Shangri-La Hotel Hunghom Bay will not disappoint. Upon completion, the five-star luxury hotel will tower over the bay at 18 storeys, housing over 500 rooms as well as restaurants and shops.


Opening: Fourth quarter, 2016


3. Padma Resort Ubud | Bali, Indonesia


Nestled within an untouched river valley overlooking the enchanting bamboo forests of Payangan in Ubud, the newly-opened Padma Resort Ubud is an expansive resort spread out over 11 hectares. Five-star amenities and facilities, stunning views from every room and an 89-metre infinity swimming pool are just some of the luxuries you’ll experience in this peaceful natural setting. Ubud is a hot favourite for Singaporeans seeking a weekend getaway so this is definitely one of the hot new hotels in Asia that we’ve got our eye on.


Opening: Already open!


4. Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba | Osaka, Japan

Located in the neighbourhood of Osaka’s best-known downtown area Dotonbori, the new Hotel Sunroute Osaka Namba will offer sophisticated service in a cosy and very colourful setting. Dotonbori is a major centre of shopping and dining, while nearby Nipponbashi is the mecca of Japanese pop culture, complete with animation and manga shops, and the famous maid-cafés!


Opening: 1 April 2016


5. Hotel Monterey Amalie | Kobe, Japan


Located in Sannomiya, the romantic new hotel Hotel Monterey Amalie is close to major attractions such as the Ikuta Shrine and Kobe Mosque, and offers free Wi-Fi and free wired Internet, plus refrigerators and flat-screen TVs with digital channels in each of its 69 rooms. Premium bedding, free newspapers and in-room massages are also available upon request.


Opening: Already open!


6. Four Seasons | Kyoto, Japan

Four Seasons Hotel in Kyoto opening soon

With 124 rooms, the Four Seasons in Kyoto will be the hotel brand’s second destination in Japan. Situated in the city’s historic Higashiyama-ku district and close to attractions such as the Kyoto National Museum, Toyokuni Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple, the luxury hotel will feature local artists throughout its traditional-inspired modern décor. It will also have a spa and fitness centre with a pool, as well as four food and beverage concepts.


Opening: 2016


7. Prince Gallery Kioicho | Tokyo, Japan

Prince Gallery Kioichi - Tokyo Hotel

Set to be nothing short of the highest grade of Prince Hotel accommodation, the Prince Gallery Kioicho will occupy the top seven floors of the Tokyo Garden Terrace facility. Expect 250 guest rooms that will be both functional and very comfortable, plus a Japanese main dining restaurant, an all-day dining Italian restaurant, two bars, a spa, a fitness area and other facilities.


Opening: Summer 2016


8. The Strings Hotel Nagoya | Nagoya, Japan

The Strings, New hotel in Nagoya

The four-star Strings Hotel Nagoya is a new hotel opening in Asia. It features three restaurants, a full-service spa and fitness centre, as well as a bar/lounge, café and free area shuttle services. Conveniently situated close to the Mode Gakuen Spiral Towers and Nagoya City Science Museum, the hotel’s rooms also have deep soaking tubs, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs for your comfort and enjoyment.


Opening: Already open!


9. Hotel Gracery Naha | Okinawa, Japan

Located in International Street, the 3.5-star Hotel Gracery Naha is just a 10-minute walk away from the Naha City Museum of History, Okinawa Prefectural Office and Midorigaoka Park. All 198 rooms offer deep soaking tubs, free Wi-Fi and LCD TVs, and the hotel also has a restaurant, 24-hour business centre, concierge services, as well as dry cleaning and laundry facilities.


Opening: Already open!


10. Unizo Inn Sapporo | Sapporo, Japan

Unizo Inn, new hotel in Sapporo

The three-star Unizo Inn Sapporo is all you need for a pleasant, comfortable stay in Sapporo, Japan. Rooms come with deep soaking tubs, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and the hotel is an easy 10-minute walk away from the Clock Tower, Sapporo JR Tower and Odori Park, among others.


Opening: Already open!


11. Route Inn Grantia Ekimae Asahikawa | Asahikawa, Japan          

Route Inn Asahikawa

New hotels doesn’t have to mean expensive hotels. A great option if you’re not looking for anything fancy, the Route Inn Grantia Asahikawa Ekimae in Japan offers functional and clean three-star accommodation with free Internet, breakfast, and dry clean and laundry facilities. Its location (near the train station) and friendly staff are also pluses.


Opening: Already open!


12. Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort | Niseko, Japan

Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort hotel

Replacing the Mountain Hotel in Niseko, the brand new Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort opened its doors just this month, and is the first Sheraton ski resort in Japan. Not surprisingly, its 140 Japanese-style guest rooms and suites are distinguished by upscale amenities and refined service, with Club guests also having special access to the Sheraton Club Lounge.


Opening: Already open!


13. JUCY Snooze | Christchurch, New Zealand

New Zealand’s first pod hotel is going to be in Christchurch! Perfect for those looking for no-frills accommodation (and a little bit of novelty), this backpacker-type accommodation offers individual beds in a capsular design, similar to Japanese capsule hotels. This new hotel in Christchurch allows guests to pay for very short stays – a few hours for a quick nap instead of an entire day, for instance.


Opening: Early 2016


14. Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel | Queenstown, New Zealand


Experience the luxury and sophistication of Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, a haven of stylish five-star accommodation. A boutique hotel with a modern romantic style and exclusive service, it offers views of Queenstown’s majestic mountains from every room and suite, as well as easy access to the vibrant town centre.


Opening: Already open!


15. The Patina, Capitol Singapore | Singapore


Next on our list of new hotels opening in 2016, a luxury hotel to rival all other luxury hotels in Singapore. The Patina, Capitol Singapore is located in Singapore’s civic and cultural district. Occupying the iconic Capital Building and Stamford House, now masterfully restored by Pritzker Prize Laureate Richard Meier, it houses well-appointed guest rooms and suites, the Reading Room, Singapore’s first saltwater relaxation pool, a fitness centre, an intimate ballroom, a signature restaurant and bar, and a world-class art collection. If you’re a fan of doing a staycation in Singapore, add this new hotel to your to-do list in 2016.


Opening: First quarter, 2016


16. Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong | Seoul, South Korea lotte-city-hotel-Myeongdong

Lotte City Hotel Myeongdong is a new hotel located between Myeongdong – the business and shopping centre of Seoul – and Cheonggyecheon, an oasis in the downtown area. The 27-storey premium hotel boasts a spectacular view of the city and offers luxurious rooms, a stylish buffet restaurant and fitness facilities. Those looking to mix pleasure with business take note – this five-star accommodation is perfect for business travellers, with meeting rooms and other practical services available.


Opening: 2016


17. The Monttra Pattaya | Pattaya, Thailand

Monttra Pattaya

Located in Pratumnak Hill, the four-star Monttra Pattaya is a new hotel  conveniently close to Pattaya Hill, Pattaya Pier and Walking Street. Even better, it features an outdoor pool, 24-hour room service and a bird’s-eye view of the sea from every suite. Also included is free Wi-Fi and LED TVs with satellite channels, along with conveniences such as refrigerators and coffee makers.


Opening: December 2015


18. Norndee Huahin | Hua Hin, Thailand


For those looking to keep things simple, the three-star Norndee Huahin is a great new boutique hotel in Hua Hin that will more than meet your needs. Located just 200 metres from Cicada Market, the local weekend night art market, this new facility also offers basic conveniences such as refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free Wi-Fi and LCD TVs with cable channels in each of its 29 rooms.


Opening: Already open!


19. Compass Skyview Hotel Sukhumvit | Bangkok, Thailand

The Compass Skyview Hotel, located on Sukhumvit Soi 24, will offer 285 stylish, practical guest rooms and spacious suites that feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows, stunning views of the Sukhumvit Skyline on the higher floors, and a quality sleep experience. Plus it’s just a few steps from the Phrom Phong BTS Station, the newly renovated Emporium Shopping Centres and the EmQuartier Shopping Centres.


Opening: 1 February 2016


20. Novotel Phu Quoc Resort & Hotel | Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Part of the Sonasea Villas & Resort complex in Phu Quoc, the Novotel Phu Quoc Resort & Hotel is set to be one of the island’s top resorts. Its four-storey building houses 336 rooms, two restaurants, three licensed bars, two swimming pools, a fitness centre, tennis courts, a children’s day-care facility, as well as meeting and conference rooms for business travellers.


Opening: December 2015


21. Wyndham Legend Halong | Halong, Vietnam

As the first property in Vietnam for the Wyndham Hotel Group, the Wyndham Legend Halong looks set to bring a luxurious touch to the popular destination. Currently under construction, the 217-room hotel will include all-day dining, meeting rooms, a pool bar and an on-site gym.


Opening: Early 2016


22. Somerset Da Nang Bay | Danang Bay, Vietnam

Located in Thuan Phuoc Ward, Hai Chau District, Somerset Danang Bay is a five-minute drive from Danang’s Central Business District and a 15-minute drive from the Danang International Airport, Vietnam’s third busiest airport. When completed, the hotel will provide spectacular views of the Danang Bay and house 121 units ranging from one- to three-bedroom premier apartments that come with an en-suite kitchen and bathroom. And of course, facilities such as a fitness centre, swimming pool, residents’ lounge, business centre and meeting room are included.


Opening: Fourth quarter, 2016