Luxury developer Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will unveil three Southeast Asian properties later this year. Rosewood, which reopened Paris’s Hôtel de Crillon after a massive refurb, launched a property in the Chinese resort town of Sanya just this week.
American architect Bill Bensley sits at the helm of the design team for this paradisiacal property, which will be the only luxe resort in its location. Rosewood Luang Prabang is a bit of a misnomer, as the 23-room property is a 10-minute drive from the town that it was named after. But with its open-air tubs, a nearby meandering river, and a cystal-clear waterfall, no one will really care.
Design elements will be inspired by a combination of Lao culture and French colonial style. An arrival manor will have a bistro offering both European and Asian cuisines.
Other than offering divine accommodations, Rosewood Luang Prabang aims to give back to the local community by working with villagers in offering unique memorable experiences to guests. From foraging in the nearby jungle to cruising the powerful Mekong River, the property has enough activities planned to keep guests occupied.
Travelers searching for a secluded beach hideaway will be delighted with the soon to open Rosewood Phuket. Located on the serene Emerald Bay, the 71-villa property will be created by Australian firm BAR Studio in a manner that will leave the least impact on the environment. To minimize its carbon footprint, Rosewood Phuket will have the largest solar renewable energy system in the entire island.
Neutral color palettes will be used in the Thai-influenced sleeping quarters, which will be bathed in abundant natural light. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the nearby Andaman Sea. Centuries-old banyan trees will be retained to lend the resort an idyllic quality.
Visitors will experience the ultimate form of luxe island living with Asaya, a wellness sanctuary. Organic homegrown herbs will be used in bespoke treatments that will occur inside serene “wellness ateliers.” Alternative treatments will also be offered, such as Watsu Therapy, Reiki Healing, and Chi Nei Tsang.
A departure from the two other properties is the 175-room hotel in the Cambodian capital, which will occupy the 39-story Vattanac Capital Tower in the central business district along Preah Monivong Boulevard.
Offering sweeping views of Phnom Penh and the Mekong River, the structure is inspired by the undulating form of a dragon moving towards the east. BAR Studio will also be responsible for the design of its sleeping quarters, while Tokyo’s Bond Design Studio will conceptualize its dining and beverage spaces. A few restaurants include Iza, an izakaya-style eatery; and Cuts, a steak and seafood place.
Sense, a Rosewood Spa, will offer relaxing treatments in cushy rooms. Khmer herbs will be used in relaxing signature offerings.