Located in a town for hot springs, the 292-room Aloft Taipei Beitou offers cutting-edge design and a buzzing social scene while retaining the area’s natural landscapes and local traditions. Loft-inspired rooms and suites are equipped with SPG Keyless technology. American fare is served at Nook, while W XYZ bar is the place to mingle over cocktails, and the signature Live @ Aloft Hotels hosts live acoustic performances. www.alofttaipeibeitou.com.
A Grade II-listed heritage building in the heart of the English capital has been restored to become the 100-room Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. Located five minutes away from landmarks like Tower of London and Tower Bridge, the property is where three Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic makes her London debut. It also features meeting spaces and an expansive spa with eight treatment rooms, a hammam, 14m indoor pool and around-the-clock fitness centre. www.fourseasons.com.
Quintessentially Nikki Beach is its newest venture in the Middle East, the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai on the Pearl Jumeira. Providing respite from nearby attractions and shopping malls, the hotel’s 117 rooms, 15 ultra-deluxe villas and 63 residence units are fitted with a bespoke entertainment wall, MyBar, a mood light system and oversized bathrooms. Some guests will even benefit from private pools and decks. For afterhours fun, the Beach Club combines an outdoor beach area with a restaurant and VIP nightclub. www.nikkibeachhotels.com.