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September 2017 - Vol 3, No 18 - Top Four Seasons in Asia
Best Suites At The Top Four Seasons
In looking over this year’s World’s Best hotels as ranked by the readers of Travel + Leisure, a huge majority are boutique, independent properties, perhaps part of the trend away from brands. A number of hotels that we have covered such as Nihiwatu, The Brando, Mukul and lodges in New Zealand were top of the list.
One luxury group still with significant representation at the top of the list is Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and to that end we researched the top suites and villas at their highest ranking hotels, which all happened to be in Asia. The villas are expansive stretching over 10,000 sq. ft. making them perfect for family and friends vacations. Our report is below.
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Table of Contents
1. Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai, Vietnam
2. Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake, China
3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Indonesia
4. Four Seasons Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
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With a beach ranked by Forbes as one of the best in the world, the 5-Bedroom Pool Villa at 7,104 sq. ft. is the flagship at Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai. Set amid tropical landscaping, you get your own butler and direct access to Ha My Beach, It is ideal for parties or larger family gatherings. There is space to host parties up to 30 on your private lawn. This villa offers the privacy with its own large heated swimming pool and a separate pitched-roof living and dining pavilion.
Getting there: Da Nang International Airport (DAD) is a 30-minute drive (18.6 miles) from the Resort. Runway is 11,482 feet and operations are 24 hours. There are multiple handlers for private jets.
2. Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake, Hangzhou, China (ranked #24)
A private main entrance leads you into the three-floor Jiang Nan-style Presidential Villa featuring three bedrooms (each with king beds) over 9,903 sq. ft. with landscaped gardens, making it a perfect venue for family or business gatherings.
The lower floor functions as an entertainment space and includes a theatre room with advanced audiovisual equipment, a separate bar, a private indoor swimming pool and a 366 sq. ft. private gym and sauna.
3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Indonesia (Ranked #29)
The ground level welcomes with a sun terrace and swimming pool, adjoined by a living area, kitchen, indoor and open-air dining areas and the spectacular master bedroom. On the upper level awaits a small living area, plus two additional bedrooms – one with a king bed, one with two queen beds.
Close to a bubbling water feature, a large Balinese, open-sided living and dining "bale" overlooks the river, offering a special place to entertain or relax. Dine in the air-conditioned dining room for six guests, or host your guests in the outdoor dining gazebo where with full villa style service.
Getting There: Execujet Indonesia is the FBO at Bali International. Runway
is 9,843 feet and there are restricted 24 hour operations. It is an
international port. You can transfer to a nearby heliport to avoid the drive
which can be up to two hours.
4. Four Seasons Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand (Ranked
The 16,172 sq. ft. Five-Bedroom (Four kings and one twin) Residence Villa with Pool features private bathrooms for each bedroom, two with outdoor showers. The hillside location provides Gulf of Thailand views with nearby islands. You have two private infinity pools, a huge pool deck, and outdoor rain showers. The expansive interiors feature local crafts You get 24-hour butler.
Getting There: Sura Thani Airport (USM) on Koh Samui has a 6,890 feet runway with limited hours of operation. It is 12 miles from the resort, about 30 minutes by car.