From Tokyo to Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, there are many cool cities to explore. Whether it’s a two night stay or a five-night break, there is plenty to do this festive season.
This is a stunning hotel on the banks of the river. There is a large tropical swimming pool, a kids club for when you need it and plenty of dining options. Rooms are spacious and will accommodate the family nicely. They offer their own excursions and trips to some of the main sights. Make sure you do indulge in the Mai Tai brunch at Trader Vics.
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, 257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600, Thailand, +66 2 476 0022, http://bangkok-riverside.anantara.com/
Located next to the Petronas Twin Towers this is going to impress. If you’re traveling with little ones they are here to help. They can provide cots, cribs, buggies, bath tubs and bath toiletries! There is a kids wading pool and a tennis coach on standby just in case you need to practice. Once you had all that fun be sure to try dinner in one of their many restaurants.
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, +60 3 2380 8888, www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur/
The Raffles legend continues here in Makati, wind down with a drink at the long bar as the kids crack nuts or enjoy a family movie in one of their contemporary rooms. Why not explore Fort Santiago, or the Malacanang Palace, the official residence of the country’s president since 1863; and the Ayala Museum. After a day of activity enjoy some pool time with the kids.
Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, 1224, Philippines, +63 2 555 9777, www.raffles.com/makati/about-hotel/
Centrally located this is a great hotel for the family to stay. Stay on a high floor and you will get a beautiful view of the city. This hotel is all about family and they can help you with babysitting services, children's activities, children's menu, children's video rental, cribs, family package offered, and high chairs. Many dining options are available too so why not enjoy a relaxing brunch before you depart.
Hilton Tokyo, 6 Chome-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan, +81 3 3344 5111, www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/japan/hilton-tokyo-TYOHITW/index.html
A beautiful hotel set on the bund, this art deco masterpiece captures the beauty of old world Shanghai. Your kids will be well looked after. They have babysitting services just in case you need a date night on your vacation. Cribs are available for the tiniest of guests too. There is a wide selection of restaurants and cafes which can cater to your families every need.
Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing E Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 20000, +86 21 6138 6888, www.fairmont.com/peace-hotel-shanghai/
This is an oasis for families in bustling Beijing. It is close to the popular sites of Tiananmen Square, Great Wall of China, Shijingshan Amusement Park and Laoshan BMX arena. Adjoining rooms are available on request and there is a kids’ club, great if you need a couple of hours of RnR. The hotel is happy to help with excursions and tours.
Mercure Wanshang Beijing, 1 Yinhe Street, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China, 100043, +86 10 6868 1199, www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6826-mercure-wanshang-beijing/index.shtml
A lovely 5-star hotel located in central HCMC, this is perfect for seeing the sites of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Opera House. There are several dining options including a yummy Sunday brunch you should enjoy before heading home. Kids can enjoy a swim in the pool after a day of exploring as you sip on a cocktail.
InterContinental Asiana Saigon, Corner and Le Duan, Hai Bà Trưng, 1, Ho Chi Minh City 760985, Vietnam, +84 8 3520 9999, www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/ho-chi-minh-city/sgnha/hoteldetail
This magnificent mansion was built in 1900 and today it is a stunning hotel ready to look after your family. This is very kid friendly and has baby sitting on request, a green area for children to play and cartoons for entertainment! There is also a 25m swimming pool for them to enjoy. There is a plethora of activities for you to enjoy as a family from tennis to bike hire and boules.
Hotel de la Paix, Manomai Street, Ban Mano,, Luang Prabang 00600, Laos, +856 71 260 777, www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-9669-hotel-de-la-paix-luang-prabang-managed-by-accorhotels/index.shtml
Festive Hotel has the perfect location and a great family and child friendly atmosphere, as well as an array of facilities that make it an ideal getaway. For the kiddos, a loft bed is available in all deluxe family king rooms, and cribs are available for babies too. They even plan your birthday parties with cake, entertainment, food, and much more!
Festive Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore, +65 6577 8888, www.rwsentosa.com/language/en-US/Homepage/HotelsAndSpa/FestiveHotel
Spoil your little ones’ silly with a weekend at Ovolo Southside, located close to Ocean Park and the glorious sun-drenched beaches on the south end. They also have free Wi-Fi, breakfast, minibar and happy hour included in the room rate – and did we mention they’ve got a boxing ring in the gym? Make it a long weekend and enjoy the south!
Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, +852 3460 8100, www.ovolohotels.com