Sofitel Legend Metropole Ngo Quyen St.; 84-4/3826-6919
Colonial-era grande dame in the heart of the Vietnamese capital’s former french quarter.
Stats: 364 rooms; 3 restaurants; 3 bars.
Readers say: “A beautiful palace with fantastic rooms.”
Don’t miss: A look at the old air-raid shelter rediscovered in 2011 beneath the hotel’s Bamboo Bar.
Runner-up: Intercontinental Hanoi Westlake
HO CHI MINH CITY
Park Hyatt Saigon 2 Lam Son Square, District 1; 84-8/ 3824-1234
Stylish addition to the city’s hotel scene with colonial-inspired décor and views over the old opera house.
Stats: 244 rooms; 2 restaurants; 2 bars.
Readers say: “Best service in town.”
Don’t miss: Weekend champagne brunches on the terrace of Opera restaurant.
Runner-up: Intercontinental Asiana Saigon
The Peninsula Salisbury Rd., Kowloon; 852/2920-2888
Newly refurbished 1928-built landmark that frequently ranks among the best hotels in the world, with a modern 30-story tower facing Victoria Harbour and a fleet of bespoke Rolls Royce limousines.
Stats: 300 rooms; 6 restaurants; 2 bars.
Readers say: “Timeless elegance” and “unrivalled hospitality.”
Don’t miss: Afternoon tea in the Peninsula’s Neoclassical lobby, an institution in its own right.
Runner-up: Four Seasons
Grand Hyatt 28–30 Jl. M. H. Thamrin; 62-21/ 2992-1234
Bay-windowed city-center high-rise overlooking the Indonesian capital’s Bundaran HI traffic circle.
Stats: 450 rooms; 5 restaurants; 2 bars.
Readers say: “Classic luxury in an ideal location.”
Don’t miss: Watching the spectacle of Jakarta’s notorious rush-hour traffic from the serenity of the fountain lounge.
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur City Centre; 60-3/2380-8888
30-story tower dwarfed by the neighboring petronas twin towers, with a swimming pool overlooking the greenery and water features of KLCC Park.
Stats: 643 rooms; 5 restaurants; 4 bars.
Readers say: “One of Kuala Lumpur’s most opulent addresses.”
Don’t miss: Taking in a performance at the nearby Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.