Best Hotels in Asia for Shopping

[THE PHILIPPINES] Centara Hotel Manila
Located in a prime location, this hotel is close to Manila’s government buildings and visitor attractions such as Rajah Suleyman Park and Malate Church. Get a healthy dose of retail therapy and good food with the many shops and restaurants in the bustling area. You can choose a room overlooking either the city or Manila Bay while the hotel features a rooftop swimming pool and lounge. Rates start at PHP2,816 (S$83).

Minutes from malls like 1881 Heritage and attractions such as the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Science Museum, the place has 262 rooms boasting spectacular views of Victoria Harbor and the Hong Kong island skyline. Fashionistas will appreciate how they’re stunningly outfitted—famed designer Vivienne Tam created the hotel’s signature VT Suite with a bold red color scheme. Room rates start at HK$2,200 (S$348).

[INDONESIA] Keraton at The Plaza
With a rich gold color scheme and floral motifs, this hotel has furnished its 140 rooms in a uniquely haute-Indonesian style. Not only is it connected to high-end shopping mall The Plaza, it’s also near top local attractions such as the Selamat Datang statue, Dutch colonial center Pasar Baru and the 17th century port Sunda Kelapa. Rates start at US$299 (S$367).

[MALAYSIA] Four Points Sheraton Sandakan
This 300-roomer is part of Sandakan Harbour Square (which boasts great international shopping facilities) and features lovely views of the Sulu Sea. It’s a great base to explore famous wildlife attractions including Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Turtle Island Park and the Gomantong Caves. Rates start at RM208 (S$84).

[THAILAND] Grande Centre Point Hotel & Residence—Terminal 21
This centrally located building has direct access to Asoke BTS Skytrain Station and Sukhumvit MRT Subway Station, making travel within the city easy. It is also linked to the new airport-lookalike shopping mall, Terminal 21, which offers affordable fashion by budding young Thai designers. The hotel boasts all the usual facilities, including a tennis court, golf putting green, gym and swimming pool. Rates start at B3,450 (S$137).