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Bed Down at Asia’s BWH Hotels

From high-rise stays in Bangkok to an elegant and intimate Kyoto retreat, the choices are endless.

Inside a twin room at KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle, BW Signature Collection by Best Western.
Inside a twin room at KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle, BW Signature Collection by Best Western.

A global hospitality leader comprised of three companies — WorldHotels, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, and SureStay Hotels — BWH Hotels possesses an extensive network of properties across Asia’s most alluring destinations. There are world-class hotels and resorts that suit every budget: whether you’re looking for family-friendly options or luxury lodgings and deciding between urban breaks, a quiet time-out in the country, or beach and island getaways, you’re in great hands with BWH Hotels.

Here are five recently added BWH Hotels in Thailand and Japan to consider for that next trip:

The facade of KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle, BW Signature Collection.
The facade of KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle, BW Signature Collection by Best Western.
KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle, BW Signature Collection by Best Western

The latest Asian addition to BWH Hotels’ stable of cool hotels distinguished by their individuality, this elegant boutique property puts guests right in the heart of Japan’s former imperial capital. KAYA Kyoto Nijo Castle is a stylish low-rise hotel on a quiet residential street a few blocks from its namesake historic site. The 57 rooms are designed in a contemporary Japanese style, with shoji sliding screens, seating areas of raised tatami floors, plenty of wooden elements, and Simmons beds. There’s also a fitness center, and for eve more cultural immersion, guests are offered traditional clothing to wear to breakfast at the in-house restaurant, which specializes in French cuisine.

A superior room at Best Western Chatuchak in Bangkok.
A superior room at Best Western Chatuchak in Bangkok.
Best Western Chatuchak

Right on the doorstep of the world-famous Chatuchak Weekend Market, whose 15,000 stalls overflow with everything from handicrafts and antiques to fashion accessories and local snacks, the first internationally branded hotel in the area is all about convenience. The 192 rooms have a bright, modern feel and come fitted with smart amenities such as a 43-inch HDTV and entertainment system. The restaurant plates up an enticing selection of local and international fare, and other facilities include a lobby bar, meeting spaces, plus a ballroom that opens out to an expansive terrace and private garden. For further explorations, an MRT and BTS Skytrain station are both located just a short stroll away, as is the greenery of Chatuchak Park.

Bangkok’s Best Western Ratchada Hotel was designed in a contemporary style.
Best Western Ratchada Hotel

An ideal base for both business and leisure travelers in Bangkok’s up-and-coming Ratchada district, Best Western Ratchada Hotel is within easy reach of not one but two MRT stations (Sukhumvit lies just a few stops down the line). The property stands in close proximity to the Stock Exchange of Thailand and several major commercial buildings; behind its curving, permeable facade, the 120 rooms are soothing and contemporary in style. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is guaranteed in the guest rooms and public areas, which include an inviting restaurant and a well-equipped boardroom. An outdoor pool on the first floor completes the picture.

The indoor section of the men’s onsen at Villa Fontaine Grand Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
Villa Fontaine Grand Haneda Airport

A member of WorldHotels Distinctive, created with discerning travelers in mind, this 1,553-room hotel at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport offers a sizable selection of accommodation options. Villa Fontaine is directly connected to Haneda Airport Terminal 3. Guests will find themselves located in a shoppers’ haven with souvenirs from all across the country, and restaurants offering a diverse range of regional Japanese flavors. Terminal 3’s bus terminal is also close at hand. Those who prefer to stay within the walls of the hotel have three restaurants and bars to choose from, all of which showcase high-quality seasonal ingredients in their menus. A highlight of the hotel is its 24-hour indoor and outdoor natural hot springs — the perfect vantage point for plane-spotting and admiring views of Mount Fuji.

Lounge seating inside the lobby at Tawa Ravadee Resort Prachinburi, Thailand.
Tawa Ravadee Resort Prachinburi

Craving a change of scenery from Bangkok? Look no further. Tawa Ravadee is a rural retreat amid the forests and rice fields of Prachinburi province, about a 2.5-hour drive east from the Thai capital. With a unique design inspired by the region’s ancient Dvaravati heritage, it’s also part of WorldHotels Distinctive. The 199 rooms and suites are spacious and feature marble bathrooms; all come with a private balcony or terrace looking out to verdant grounds dotted with lotus ponds. Guests can stay in shape at the gym, take a dip in the infinity pool, or practice their swing on the driving range. Thai, pan-Asian, and Western fare are served at Thiwaratree Restaurant, while coffee and cocktails await in the distinguished Lobby Lounge. Out-of-town business events are well catered to thanks to the variety of meeting rooms and a convention hall for up to 1,000 guests.


Don’t Miss Out on Best Western Rewards!

With the recent launch of the Pay with Points campaign, members of Best Western Rewards have the flexibility to use both points and cash to claim free nights at Best Western Hotels & Resorts and SureStay Hotels worldwide — just the thing when they haven’t accumulated enough points to redeem the stay. A new system based on qualifying nights only allows members to upgrade to Elite status after just five nights. Elite status earned this year will be valid through March 2025, giving you more even time to enjoy your member perks.

The cozy reception at Best Western Ratchada Hotel, Bangkok.

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