By: Courtney Gu
Wear We Went has long been a fan of the InterContinental Hotel Group - and for good reason. Each hotel is consistently impeccable yet still manages to be distinctly different. We’ve rounded up the best Intercontinental Hotel experiences in Southeast Asia - the ultimate luxury accomodation these hotels have to offer.
InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort - Koh Samui, Thailand
Named Asia’s Leading Beach Resort 2015 and World’s Leading Wedding Resort 2015, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is certainly not lacking in accolades. Each room at the resort has its own private balcony with a stunning view of the Gulf of Thailand. Traditional Thai architectural elements are evident throughout the establishment, adding an air of spiritual beauty.
The most decadent option the resort provides is by far the Club InterContinental Three-Bedroom Napa Reserve Residence. This two story villa features a private pool and sundeck, not to mention a personal butler and private chef at your disposal. The resort provides guests with a traditional sarong (for her) or fisherman trousers (for him), and with Tropical Survival Kits that include insect repellant and pore cleanser.
When not relaxing in your private residence, enjoy the one of the resort’s seven swimming pools, including the Instagram-worthy infinity pool. After a refreshing swim, guests can treat their body at the Holistic Baan Thai Spa for a day full of indulgence. To top off your next luxe vacation, the hotel is nearby the charming fishing villages of Koh Samui where guests can go island hopping, diving, snorkelling, dolphin-watching or explore the city's buzzing nightlife.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort - Danang, Vietnam
InterContinental Danang is a gorgeous property overlooking a private bay. Located on a hillside, wherever you are in the establishment, you’re guaranteed to find a beautiful scenic view.
Guests experiencing the Sun Peninsula Residence Villa wake up in their luscious four-poster bed to awe-inspiring views of the surrounding Monkey Mountains. Those who wish to go for a relaxing swim have plenty of options to choose from, including a private beach and two pools. With a personal butler, chauffeur and chef, Danang Sun Peninsula Resort covers everything you could ever need and more.
Those who wish to experience the sights that Danang has to offer can take advantage of the personal tour guide from the resort. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can look forward to complimentary massages and evening cocktails in the comfort of their villa.
When it comes to dining, the luxurious hotel offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine fit for royalty. While seated in the restaurant’s imperial Nguyen thrones refashioned as dining chairs, guests can enjoy stunning views in the restaurant, Citron. Diners seeking seating a little less grandiose but no less impressive can choose to sit in private booths that extend out over the cliffside offering a breathtaking view of the bay.
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort - Hua Hin, Thailand
Travelers certainly have their pick of gorgeous resorts in Thailand, but few establishments can say they have consistently been on ‘Best of’ lists in the hospitality industry since opening. It’s no wonder IC Hua Hin Resort has attracted distinguished guests, from real life royalty to prominent dignitaries.
The accommodations at InterContinental Hua Hin are literally fit for royalty - La Residence Villa was modeled after King Rama VI's 19th-century Royal Summer Palace. The villa itself is two floors of luxe living, with a marble foyer and Bvlgari bathroom amenities for the design-minded. The private residence also includes two dining rooms, one of which can be conveniently converted into a conference room. The property boasts a half acre of land that includes a large enclosed lush garden area and an infinity pool.
Not only do guests live like royalty, but they are also treated like it too. All meals are covered with this comprehensive package. IC Hua Hin takes care of everything, from 24 hour personal butler service to babysitting services for those traveling with children. The complimentary bottle of champagne doesn’t hurt either.
When looking for the ultimate opulence and private hospitality experiences in Southeast Asia- InterContinental does it best.