Readers’ Choice Awards 2014

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  • Guests to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui can enjoy two private beaches and luxury villas with a private pools.

    Guests to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui can enjoy two private beaches and luxury villas with a private pools.

  • Spread across a 77-hectares of lush gardens and 1.3 kilometers of coastline, the Ayana Resort & Spa has more than enough space for relaxation.

    Spread across a 77-hectares of lush gardens and 1.3 kilometers of coastline, the Ayana Resort & Spa has more than enough space for relaxation.

  • The all-suite Banyan Tree Phuket is the original property for the group.

    The all-suite Banyan Tree Phuket is the original property for the group.

  • Garden spa pioneers Banyan Tree trains all of its therapists at its spa academy in Thailand to ensure the highest and most consistent quality.

    Garden spa pioneers Banyan Tree trains all of its therapists at its spa academy in Thailand to ensure the highest and most consistent quality.

  • Located near the capital city's Financial Street, the Shangri-La Beijing is an urban oasis with a 3,000-square-meter garden at its center.

    Located near the capital city's Financial Street, the Shangri-La Beijing is an urban oasis with a 3,000-square-meter garden at its center.

  • The Burj Al Arab is the fourth-tallest hotel in the world and contains 202 suites ranging from 169 square meters to 780 square meters.

    The Burj Al Arab is the fourth-tallest hotel in the world and contains 202 suites ranging from 169 square meters to 780 square meters.

  • Singapore's Changi Airport once again defended its Best Airport title.

    Singapore's Changi Airport once again defended its Best Airport title.

  • The landmark Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the city's largest.

    The landmark Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the city's largest.

  • Built in the 1960s, the stylish Oberoi New Delhi has an indoor pool and an outdoor heated pool.

    Built in the 1960s, the stylish Oberoi New Delhi has an indoor pool and an outdoor heated pool.

  • Located on the top 14 floors of the Shinjuku Park Tower, the Park Hyatt Tokyo makes the most of its sky-high view, including a glass-roofed pool.

    Located on the top 14 floors of the Shinjuku Park Tower, the Park Hyatt Tokyo makes the most of its sky-high view, including a glass-roofed pool.

  • The hotel, which dates back to 1928, has been updated with a cozy residential feel and modern technology for guest comfort.

    The hotel, which dates back to 1928, has been updated with a cozy residential feel and modern technology for guest comfort.

  • The Park Hyatt Saigon is conveniently located in the city's District 1, close to the historic opera house, Reunification Palace, and other popular sites.

    The Park Hyatt Saigon is conveniently located in the city's District 1, close to the historic opera house, Reunification Palace, and other popular sites.

  • Highlights at the Park Hyatt Sydney include the luxurious pool and day spa located on the hotel's roof.

    Highlights at the Park Hyatt Sydney include the luxurious pool and day spa located on the hotel's roof.

  • Guests at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur can choose from five restaurants and two bars.

    Guests at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur can choose from five restaurants and two bars.

  • The Makati Shangri-La Manila offers luxuriously appointed rooms, a 24-hour fitness center and spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

    The Makati Shangri-La Manila offers luxuriously appointed rooms, a 24-hour fitness center and spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

  • The wine bistro at the Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai has 108 types of wine and regularly hosts wine tastings with an award-winning sommelier.

    The wine bistro at the Pudong Shangri-La Shanghai has 108 types of wine and regularly hosts wine tastings with an award-winning sommelier.

  • The historic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has suites named after its most famous guests including Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, and W. Somerset Maugham.

    The historic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has suites named after its most famous guests including Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, and W. Somerset Maugham.

  • The W Taipei offers a visual feast with plenty of views of the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper and a rotating collection of contemporary art.

    The W Taipei offers a visual feast with plenty of views of the iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper and a rotating collection of contemporary art.

  • The gargantuan Venetian Macao has 3,000 guest suites.

    The gargantuan Venetian Macao has 3,000 guest suites.

  • Ascott The Residence has serviced apartments in 10 countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

    Ascott The Residence has serviced apartments in 10 countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

  • The Grand Hyatt Jakarta has provided great guest experiences for more than 20 years from its central Jakarta location, around the city landmark, the Bunderan HI traffic circle.

    The Grand Hyatt Jakarta has provided great guest experiences for more than 20 years from its central Jakarta location, around the city landmark, the Bunderan HI traffic circle.

  • The 601 rooms and suites at the Grand Hyatt Seoul have sweeping views of Mount  Namsan and the Han River.

    The 601 rooms and suites at the Grand Hyatt Seoul have sweeping views of Mount Namsan and the Han River.

  • The Fullerton Hotel is housed in a Neoclassical building that dates back to 1928.

    The Fullerton Hotel is housed in a Neoclassical building that dates back to 1928.

  • The W Maldives's 15 Below, the only underwater nightclub in the islands, has 95 varieties of vodka.

    The W Maldives's 15 Below, the only underwater nightclub in the islands, has 95 varieties of vodka.

  • Sunset from the Ayana Resort & Spa's Kisik restaurant in Bali, this year's island destination winner.

    Sunset from the Ayana Resort & Spa's Kisik restaurant in Bali, this year's island destination winner.

  • Built on the Colaba waterfront, the Taj Mahal Palace hotel overlooks the imposing Gateway of India monument.

    Built on the Colaba waterfront, the Taj Mahal Palace hotel overlooks the imposing Gateway of India monument.

  • The hotel, which dates back to 1928, has been updated with a cozy residential feel and modern technology for guest comfort.

    The hotel, which dates back to 1928, has been updated with a cozy residential feel and modern technology for guest comfort.

  • Singapore Airlines won every division in our airline poll.

    Singapore Airlines won every division in our airline poll.

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Exceptional service standards, unmatched experiences: For our ninth annual Readers’ Choice Awards, you’ve identified the best of travel in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The upshot? A list of hotels, spa brands, serviced residences, and more that distills the essence of hospitality at its finest.

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