With lobbies like these, who needs a room? The entrances of these Asian hotels make the wait so enjoyable, we don’t mind hanging out a bit longer to get pictures of every unique detail. Ready to spice up your social feed? Here are eight hotel lobbies that know how to make a first impression.
J Plus by Yoo, Hong Kong
From the mind of celebrated designer Philippe Starck, expect nothing less than gorgeous armchairs, graphic rugs and unusual elements inside the doors of this downtown hotel.
The Henry Hotel, Cebu
This Cebu city hotel wins likes with its unapologetic hipster design. Point your lens at piles of vintage luggage, pop art posters and eye-catching statues strewn around the lobby area.
Wanderlust Hotel, Singapore
This out-of-the-ordinary abode experiments and excels with ‘Industrial Glam’ as a design theme. Snap away at the lobby’s quirky seating, barbershop chairs and foosball table.
Kosenda Hotel, Jakarta
This inspiring lobby lures us to check in again and again, with a warm, sunlit reception area, sectioned off by a handsome bookshelf from one of the cosiest lounges in the Indonesian capital.
Shanghai Mansion, Bangkok
In Bangkok’s historic Chinatown, 1930s romance meets Shanghai-chic in the very best way. Between the water gardens, bird cage lanterns, jewel-tone fabrics and opulent seating, you can’t run out of picture-worthy frames.
The Alcove Library Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City
Tucked away from the bustle, the airy lobby of the Alcove Hotel is an Instagrammer’s dream: a soaring shelf of paperbacks, artful wall hang of black and white street photography, and two super-cushy armchairs we’re just dying to sink into.
Hotel Icon, Hong Kong
This lobby takes green ambition to new heights, with a you-can’t-miss-it vertical garden that sweeps, curls and curves over the reception desk and into the all-day dining venue.
New Majestic Hotel, Singapore
Artists unleashed their imagination on this heritage building and the result is a vibrant, open-plan lobby like no other, with a grand staircase, piles of books and bronze statues in the mix.