Located in the home of K-pop, the 210-key Glad Live Gangnam houses in-suite pools, a gym and 24/7 dining options. The extraordinary centrepiece of 180-bulb four-metre-tall chandelier with hidden speakers reflects its fun approach to design. Of the four F&B outlets, one is particularly popular featuring renowned Korean talent DJ Komodo. Guests staying in The Glad Pool Suite have access to a private museum filled with contemporary art by young international artists. www.gladlive-hotels.com.
The 37-room Alaya Resort Jembawan is the latest property designed for wellness junkies seeking a holiday in the rainforest region. Expect a dedicated yoga pavilion for daily lessons on stretching and deepening poses, Balinese dance and handicraft and cooking workshops. A stone’s throw from the Monkey Forest Sanctuary, the Neka Gallery and ARMA Museum, highlights also include healthy, all-day-dining venue Herb Library, and the Ayurveda-inspired DaLa Spa. www.alayahotels.com.
Climb the Vine
The historic 68 rooms and suites in Las Alcobas are appointed with Rivolta linens, oversized bathrooms and custom-designed furniture. Guests can wile away the days admiring the Spring Mountain sunset, taking a dip in the pool or indulging in time-honoured spa treatments. Wine lovers can take to nearby vineyards, soar in hotair balloons, or join day trips for hiking, kayaking, paddling or safari. www.lasalcobasnapavalley.com.