Each of the selected properties was visited by one of the magazine’s contributors and subsequently vetted by its editorial staff, who combed through dozens of candidate establishments before choosing the final list based on criteria such as design, service, location, and ambience.
According to DestinAsian Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher, Christopher Hill “It’s a leaner Luxe List than last year’s, with, surprisingly, no entries from Australia and New Zealand. But the results are no less exciting, and certainly no less luxe—that rare convergence of style and substance that sets a place well above the rest. We have every confidence that these properties have all the makings of instant classics.”
According to Michelle Ford, General Manager of Fusion Maia Da Nang, “Our guests never have to worry about the extras such as spa treatments, because they’re already included. Maybe that’s why Conde Nast Traveler named Fusion Maia to its Hot List of the world’s best new hotels, and Time Magazine asked, “Why didn’t anyone think of this before? The announcement to be featured on DestinAsian Luxe List is another confirmation that guests are enjoying our surprising concept of all-inclusive spa.”