Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Southeast Asia's TOP 10 HOTELS

Travel + Leisure, the world’s number one travel magazine and leisure pulse, recently released their annual “World’s Bests” List. The most awaited of course, is the List of the Best Hotels in the World.

Derived from the Top 50 Hotels in Asia and the Top 100 Hotels in the World, only 10 hotels in Southeast Asia made it on the lists:

Southeast Asia’s Top 10 Hotels

1. Oriental Bangkok, Thailand (World: No.3 / Asia: No.2). The legendary and one of the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Oriental Bangkok has been the favorite of royalties, dignitaries and distinguished travelers since 1879. Located on the banks of the majestic Chao Phraya River, this prestigious hotel has 393 guest rooms and suites.

2. The Peninsula Bangkok, Thailand (World: 12 / Asia: 5)

3. Four Season’s Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand (World: 19 / Asia: 6)

4. Ritz Carlton Millenia, Singapore (World: 33 / Asia: 7)

5. The Strand Yangon, Burma (World: 34 / Asia: 8)

6. Raffles Hotel, Singapore (World: 40 / Asia: 10)

7. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, Thailand (World: 46 / Asia: 11)

8. Fullerton, Singapore (World: 77 / Asia: 13)

9. Shangri La Bangkok, Thailand (World: 89 / Asia: 17)

10. Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore (World: 91 / Asia: 18)

Although Thailand, Singapore and Burma are the only countries on the SE Asia’s Top 10 – Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia made it to Asia’s Top 50.

Indonesia, Brunei, Laos and the Philippines did not make it to any list.



Mariani of Italy said...

Oh my god! The Oriental did it again! And the top 3 are all in Thailand! Impressive indeed!

Indonesian and Philippine hotels didn't make it probably because of the travel advisory issued by the U.S.? Maybe.

Anyway, advisory or no advisory, they can't compete with Thai hotels! And Singapore at that. I rest my case.

Arunny Chantou said...

Cambodia? Which one? Which hotel? By the way, I have been to that Strand Hotel in Burma and it's really great. Worthy to be on that list.

travelphilippines said...

bangkok takes it all. share the top spot please hehehe. congratulation.


This is a wake-up call to the Philippine hotel industry.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Yeah, no harm in competing. But I personally think the Philippines need to revamp their Tourism Gov't Agency. Even if we have the best hotels in the world but if tourists dont come, it's all pointless. Boot the current minister out and hire fresh, young people.

Thailand showed everybody how to do it, but nobody wants to compete! (except S'pore & M'sia)... I don't get it.

travelphilippines said...

tourism authority in the philippines suck big time. they are stuck with wow philippines thats it.

Indoguy said...

I think there are a few hotels in Indonesia in the list -- fyi Bali IS in Indonesia

gitakawaii said...

are u sure? because i know alot of the hotels in Bali became the number one favorite again

gitakawaii said...

sorry you're right
Bali got number one favorite ISLAND :)

Sofia for BiSEAN said...
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Sofia for BiSEAN said...

@ gitakawaii...thanks for the comment! =) This is your first here, right? It's always welcome and appreciated...don't make up lists here, as you did see for yourself about the source we got this one. =) But Bali is definitely BISEAN's Top Island too. next is Phuket, Krabi, Langkawi, Redang, etc...

Erique Fat Owl said...

I'm actually surprised that Indonesia is not on the list. I mean, Jakarta has nice hotels, although not as nice as Bangkok's Oriental (which truly deserves to be on the top of the list - my favorite hotel in the world - a tie with Park Hyatt Tokyo). But Bali has all kinds of luxury hotels - from the ridiculously priced 10,000-dollar-a-night resorts to the cheaper ones like Four Seasons Bali (my 2nd favorite hotel in the world). Singapore's Raffles is overrated.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I was wondering why Brunei is not in the lists. I know there is one hotel rated 7 stars in SEA and 5 stars World Hotel. It is listed as a member of the World Hotels and nominated for World Luxury Hotel Awards 2009!

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