For travelers who love culture and history, don’t confine yourselves to just museums and monuments the next time you travel. Start right where your holiday home is – the hotel itself. Some hotels are brimming with history as rich as many places of interest, so you can only begin to imagine what it’s like to immerse yourself in culture and history from your place of stay. Instead of exhausting yourself in Googling things to do and places to visit, check out the following heritage hotels! Here, we compile the Top 5 Heritage Hotels of Asia and why you should book your next stay there:
1. Eastern and Oriental Hotel, Penang (Malaysia)
Built in 1885, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, or more commonly known as the E&O, has seen two World Wars, the wane of the British Empire as well as the birth of Malaysia. Today, the luxurious hotel stands majestically occupying a prime seafront location in Georgetown. Book now.
2. Raffles Singapore (Singapore)
Raffles Singapore opened in 1887, with 10 rooms in an old bungalow-style building overlooking the South China Sea. Over the decades, it has welcomed some of the most famous personalities, from writers to celebrities, politicians and members of royalty. Here, you’ll be treated with utmost care by their legendary butlers known for their charming and graceful service. Book now.
3. The Peninsula (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong’s oldest luxury hotel, The Peninsula opened its doors in 1928. Its old world charm is complemented by top-of-the-range modern amenities to provide guests with an enjoyable, luxurious stay. Book now.
4. Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi (Vietnam)
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has been an iconic landmark since 1901 and is the oldest hotel in Hanoi. It was designed with French colonial style, and is an oasis of charm. Today, the hotel boasts over 300 rooms and suites, with a guest list that includes the President of the U.S.A. Book now.
5. Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas, Hua Hin (Thailand)
The Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin welcomed its first guests in the early 1920s. Set on the beachfront and across several acres of beautiful gardens, the colonial-style resort offers luxurious comfort for all. Book now.