Hotels with an Oriental Flair

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Many of us may not celebrate the Lunar New Year but that doesn’t mean we ditch the festivities altogether. Apart from shopping for traditional cheongsams, staying at an oriental-inspired hotel is one way to soak up the rich Chinese culture.

These hotels with an oriental flair in San Francisco, Singapore and Bangkok project an abundance of heritage, ethnicity and lavishness – not to mention a creative eye for design, and scrumptious dining options.

 


 

Hotel Nikko

222 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Exuding subtle nuances of a Japanese-luxe image, the upscale Hotel Nikko astounds with 532 elegantly appointed rooms and 22 suites. As well as Japanese décor and floor-to-ceiling windows, rooms come with Subarashee Yume (“dreams” in Japanese) pillow-top beds, luxurious Subarashee Ame rain showers and sweeping views of the buzzing Union Square. Refresh with a swim in the glass-enclosed 15-meter pool then fill your tummies with Asian-inspired cuisine to fresh sushi at Restaurant Anzu.

Perfect for:

Business to low-key luxe travellers

Noteworthy Spot:

Feinstein’s, an elegant 140-seat nightclub

Worth getting out for:

Upscale shopping opportunities, fine dining establishments and the historic San Francisco theatre

Hotel Nikko San Francisco | Hotels with an Oriental Flair | Travelshopa


 

New Majestic Hotel

31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845

Housed in a traditional conservation shop house located in the heart of Chinatown, the New Majestic Hotel features an emphasis on strong design, local culture and heritage and the Arts. Touted as Singapore’s first design hotel, all 30 rooms are decked with vintage and designer furniture, art installations by local artists and five design concept rooms. For the ultimate oriental-inspired break, stay at the Wayang Lifestyle room where red walls, Chinese lanterns and calligraphy panels make an appearance.

Perfect For:

Serious art enthusiasts

Noteworthy Spot:

The Attic Suites’ dual his-and-hers vintage cast-iron bathtubs

 Worth getting out for:

A plethora of eateries around the area

New Majestic Hotel | Hotels with an Oriental Flair | Travelshopa
New Majestic Hotel | Hotels with an Oriental Flair | Travelshopa

 

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Shanghai Mansion Bangkok 

479-481 Yaowaraj Road, Samphantawong Bangkok 10100

Romantic, opulent, seductive – 1930s Shanghai comes to life in Bangkok’s historic Chinatown. Enter Shanghai Mansion to witness a buoyant space full of rich, vibrant colours, opulent fabrics, imperial grandeur and whimsical details. All rooms are heavily drenched in Chinese antiques, chinoiserie style wallpaper, rich brocades and delicate silks. Visit the lucky fishpond at the lobby, indulge in the ultimate spa experience at Spa Burasari or feast at one of the three thematic dining options.

Perfect for:

The ultimate oriental-inspired stay

Noteworthy Spot:

Shanghai Terrace, Shanghai Mansions’s Jazz Lounge

Worth getting out for:

A dip into the cultural sea of Chinatown and Leng Buai La shrine, probably the oldest temple in Thailand

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok | Hotels with an Oriental Flair | Travelshopa
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok | Hotels with an Oriental Flair | Travelshopa

 

Hotels with an Oriental Flair

LAST UPDATED: January 28, 2017