Conde Nast Traveler announced their annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best Hotels in Asia, and not one, but FIVE Wilson Associates-designed properties are included! Explore these award-winning hotels in your next expedition to Hong Kong, Macau, or Bangkok:
Ranked No. 4 in the Top Hotels in China, the Four Seasons Hong Kong bears a distinctly international tone, in keeping with the brand identity of Four Seasons Hotels. The Wilson Associates design team chose unique art and sculptural pieces from around the world to embody a melding of cultures and styles. The hotel also takes advantage of impressive harbor views, creating a uniquely individualized ambience of high culture and luxury.
The Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong (ranked No. 7 of the Top Hotels in China), has magical views of Victoria Harbor by night, and sits in the famous shopping and entertainment district Tsim Sha Tsui East. A two-story lobby features Venetian glass chandeliers, Italian marble, a mosaic fountain, and murals depicting the mythical Shangri-la. Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbor or the city, and a color scheme of tans and browns, some with red mahogany wall panels.
The Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong is ranked No. 15 in the Top Hotels in China. An iconic masterpiece with stunning views of The Peak and Victoria Harbor, the hotel has a stunning 16-storey landscape silk painting, deemed the largest in the world, that hangs in the atrium. A conserved 140-year old Banyan Tree in the lobby lounge is the centerpiece of the space. This glass tower has eclectic interiors—Brazilian mahogany woodwork, Thai timber handrails, and Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese marble. Rooms have dark-wood paneling, light silk wallpaper, and Austrian crystal chandeliers.
Among the Top Hotels in Southern Asia is the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok (ranked No. 9). At this two-wing waterfront property along the vibrant Chao Phraya River, the decor mixes Western and Asian influences. Rooms have Thai silks and a brown-on-beige color scheme that contrasts with the colorful Thai portraits above the headboards. This attractive landmark is a fascinating destination offering stunning views of the river and a free-form outdoor swimming pool set amid lush tropical greenery.
Ranked No. 20 among the Top Hotels in Southern Asia, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore includes the iconic restaurants designed by Wilson Associates – Adrift by David Myers and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay.
Channeling the wanderlust spirit of gypsy chef David Myers, Adrift is a bespoke urban enclave inspired by the places, faces and flavors of California and Asia. With a nostalgic spirit and modern aesthetic, Adrift is an “eclectic chic” epicurean environment unlike anything Singapore has seen before.
Bread Street Kitchen at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands brings Chef Gordon Ramsay’s signature British European cuisine to Singapore. Like its sister properties in London and Hong Kong, Bread Street Kitchen is an intimate, atmosphere-driven dining experience that is part industrial warehouse chic, part bustling city brasserie. Designed by Wilson Associates’ Blueplate Studios-Singapore, the two-story restaurant and bar stays true to the brand’s East London industrial roots, re-inventing certain brand elements to create an authentically Singaporean eatery.