External Article22 January 2018

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It seems a new hotel opens up every day in Asia, where a tourism boom is expected to continue well into the next decade. Tourism was up 9% in 2016, and by 2030 the United Nations World Tourism Organization predicts the Asia-Pacific region will register 535 million arrivals annually. Naturally, hotel developers are racing to keep pace. The new year’s hottest hotel openings are as diverse and dynamic as the regions themselves, including big-name global brands, heritage renovation projects and ambitious architectural pursuits. Here, we’ve rounded up 22 of the most anticipated newcomers of 2018. These beauties provide new ways to experience a few of our favorite destinations, from a remote beach resort in Okinawa to glamping in Cambodia, a heritage project in Hong Kong and a relaxing wellness getaway in jam-packed Jakarta.

Asia’s most exciting 2018 hotel openings

(CNN) – It seems a new hotel opens up every day in Asia, where a tourism boom is expected to continue well into the next decade. Naturally, hotel developers are racing to keep pace. The new year’s hottest hotel openings are as diverse and dynamic as the regions themselves, including big-name global brands, heritage renovation projects and ambitious architectural pursuits.

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