ROSA MALACCA | Melaka, Malaysia
The latest boutique hotel in Melaka stands out from the crowd thanks to its Insta-worthy décor. The bare brick walls give a loft-like Brooklyn feel that is cleverly mixed with a farmhouse industrial interior design. The architectural anomaly is the center courtyard, reminiscent of the old Nyonya houses of Melaka with open gardens in the middle of their home.
That Brooklyn vibe extends to their rooms, furnished with a four- poster bed, skeleton iron wardrobe and subway tiles throughout the bathroom. Bring the whole brood as their family suites can accommodate parents and children in one gigantic room. Don’t forget to try the delectable European dishes at their quaint restaurant Bica & Co. that see locals flock to for weekend brunch and dinner.
THE SLATE | Phuket, Thailand
The north side of Phuket is home to a unique hotel with a design that will transport you into the world of post-modern art. The architecture blends avant-garde expression with the island heritage of Phuket that gives that distinct Indonesian flair. The villas and suites feature pops of vibrant colour against wooden and metal accents overlooking the stunning Nai Yang beach. Their array of restaurants are just as impressive in decor like Rivet & Rebar with its leather and metal theme, illuminated with neon lights.