The burgeoning pipeline that is Asia Pacific


As of Q4 2017, the Asia Pacific pipeline stood at 625,359 rooms across 2,842 hotel projects, all under contract*. Put into perspective, this marks a 14% increase to the market’s existing room supply. But where can we expect to see the next award-winning projects? 


Leading development in the region, China’s pipeline sees 1,300 projects and 322,000 rooms in the pipeline*. We’ve hand-picked some properties to keep an eye on…

Mandarin Oriental Beijing – 2018

The luxe brand’s first venture into China, Mandarin Oriental Beijing will be located in the Qiamen East Hutong Quarter, an area undergoing a process of preservation and regeneration. 72 courtyard suites will be housed within a hutong-inspired building, while a variety of F&B outlets will open including an all-day dining concept with roof terrace, Chinese restaurant and traditional tea lounge.

Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing – Q2 2018

With architecture from Kengo Kuma and Associates and a refreshing urban forest design concept, the upcoming Hyatt opening takes inspiration from the Chines Sanhe Yuan, a three sided courtyard-style home embracing a green garden.

Rosewood Hong Kong – September 2018

Located in the new Victoria Dockside arts and culture district, Rosewood Hong Kong will occupy 43 floors of a new landmark multi-use tower. The hotel’s 413 guestrooms will see design from leading New York-based practice Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.


Next up is Indonesia, with 59,000 rooms across 324 projects*. Here is our pick of the best:

Ayana Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach – Q3 2018

Located in the undeveloped, rugged eastern Indonesian island of Flores, Ayana Komodo Resort is a 189-room, 12-suite hotel set to open come summer 2018. Architecture and design has been completed by WATG, with interiors featuring warm, earthy tones to blend with the surroundings.

Capella Ubud – 2018

Nestled between Ubud’s rainforest, rice paddy fields and Wos River, Capella Ubud features 22 unique tents – designed by architect Bill Bensley – as well an extravagant two-bedroom lodge. Each accommodation features an individual theme, while the resort professes a sensitivity to the area’s densely forested terrain.

COMO Una Canggu – Q2 2018

Located on the southern coast of Bali, COMO Una Canggu marks the brand’s third property on the island. COMO has enlisted the help of visionary designers Koichiro Ikebuchi and Paola Navone to create a concept combining Asian and Italian touches, with a sensitivity to Balinese culture. Meanwhile, the 119-key resort sees landscape design from Trevor Hillier.


Finally, India rocks up in third place with 41,000 room across 255 projects*. What projects are we most excited about? Take a look…

Six Senses Fort Barwara – 2018 

Located within a 14th century fort, Six Senses Fort Barwara has been converted to feature 48 suites as well as a palace and two temples on site. Design efforts have been led by a team of conservation experts – Panika, under the leadership of Nimish Patel and Parul Zaveri – preserving and protecting the original fort structure.

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Andaman Islands – Q2 2018

A luxury hotel on the Havelock island, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa will feature 75 private villas with design in typical Jarawa style. Architecture and design has been completed by resort co-owner Pramod Ranjan.

The Chedi Mumbai – Q3 2018 

GHM are set to bring The Chedi brand to Mumbai with a 316-key, five restaurant property. Located in the Powai district of the city, the hotel will boast views across the Powai Lake and Mumbai’s dramatic cityscape.

On 15 March, we will be celebrating the best of Asia’s recently opened properties at Andaz Singapore.

*All statistics courtesy of STR.