Every year for their World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.
China took three spots on this list this year, including No. 3, which went to the Peninsula Beijing. India as in the previous years also had a strong showing this year, with four hotels on the list.
Here are the 10 best city hotels in Asia as voted in by their readers for 2019:
1. Rosewood Beijing
This year’s winner of the best city hotels in Asia has become a favorite in the Chinese capital since opening in 2015 as the brand’s first foray into China. Located in the bustling Chaoyang District, it’s a short cab ride from sights like the 798 Art Zone (home to contemporary art galleries and creative studios), the Forbidden City, and Sanlitun (a neighborhood popular for its many bars and restaurants), though the offerings at the hotel itself make it hard to leave. The 283 guest rooms feature Rosewood’s signature design notes: sleek, modern furnishings and décor, plus a soothing neutral color palette that’s complemented by dramatic Beijing views. There’s also a six-treatment-room Sense spa (complete with an indoor pool) as well as Country Kitchen — one of Rosewood’s six food and drink outposts — for some of the best Peking duck in the city.
2. The Oberoi, Mumbai
3. The Leela Palace New Delhi
4. Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
5. Lebua at State Tower, Bangkok
6. The Temple House, Chengdu, China
7. The Peninsula Beijing
8. The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
9. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
10. The Leela Palace Bengaluru, Bangalore, India