The Luxe List 2011, Thailand: Hansar Bangkok, Bangkok

Singaporean architecture firm WOHA brings its eco-chic aesthetic to Bangkok with this 48-room, centrally located property where guests are greeted by a soaring vertical garden of 2,000 plants at the entrance. The hotel’s high-ceilinged guest rooms boast sweeping urban views, deep soak baths with aromatic Bulgari amenities, and original Thai silk and beaded textiles from Chiang Mai–based artist Kachama Perez draped over the plush beds. An elongated infinity pool on the eighth floor offers a cool refuge from Bangkok’s urban jungle. The pool area is broadly visible from the hotel’s 19th floor rooftop Sky Terrace, which is perfect for weddings and parties of up to 450 guests.

The sumptuous French Provençal menu at Eve on the ground floor is ready to accommodate anyone’s dietary requirements. Come back for generous breakfasts of fresh tropical fruit, cured meats, and homemade baked goods, best enjoyed on the outdoor terrace before Bangkok’s midday heat.

3 Soi Mahadlekluang 2, Rajdamri Rd.; 66-2/ 2209-1234;; doubles from US$350

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