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Asia’s top hotel club lounges

When you're bored of your room, these hotels offer an even more comfortable place to lounge. By CYNTHIA ROSENFELD

Guests of club-level rooms in hotels are often most interested in the complimentary food and beverages. But club lounge access always includes other valuable privileges, too. There are the surroundings, often inspired by members-only clubs, with their comfy leather chairs and sleek dining rooms. Along with offering useful meeting and social spaces, these exclusive salons usually add a private concierge and business-centre services. Many more thoughtful touches set these four hotel club lounges apart.

Regent Taipei, Taiwan

Regent Taipeino credit
Regent Taipeino credit

It stays quiet here at the Tai Pan Club Lounge, thanks to the rule that bars children under 12 years old from entry. The calm atmosphere makes it all the better to enjoy the view out of this minimalist venue with French windows angled towards the city’s ever-rising skyline. Guests with club access also get round-trip airport transfers, the use of private computer rooms and a guaranteed 4pm late checkout. This executive lounge is part of the Tai Pan Residence & Club, which includes 80 upper category rooms and suites, each featuring the ergonomically designed Aeron Chair and a temperature-sensing Wellspring mattress. Although the lounge features an enticing breakfast buffet, all-day snacks, evening cocktails and hot hors d’oeuvres, the most indulgent benefit here must be the butler assigned to each ‘tai pan’. regenthotels.com

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, China

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Four Seaons Hong Kong - Executive Loungeno credit

Start your day off with breakfast on a 45th-floor balcony overlooking Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. This hotel’s sleek Executive Club remains open throughout the day for guests staying in the higher room categories. But those in standard rooms can enjoy it, too, by purchasing entry for HK$1,700 a day. Advantages include expedited check-in and checkout, 24-hour business and concierge services, complimentary use of the corner boardroom for one hour per stay and an all-day noodle station. Regulars love the natural light that flows through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Food and drink start with of a breakfast buffet and, while no lunch is served, drinks are on the house from 11am, with cocktails from 5.30 to 8.30 each evening and a generous dinner service. fourseasons.com

Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore

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Oasia Hotel Downtown Singaporeno credti

At this 27-storey eco-chic hotel in Singapore’s central business district, the Club Floor experience includes a private sky garden and an infinity pool on Level 21. At the adjacent Club Lounge, polished wood walls, concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling windows are accented with pale pink and sky blue hues. A veranda features high-back cane chaises and soothing greenery. Baristas are on duty all day, and guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, a two-hour happy hour and an ever-changing assortment of Asian and Western tapas. Club rooms are larger but also have a deep-soak bathtub, a wider TV, a complimentary minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine, free daily laundry service and, of course, lounge access. Added to these is what many consider a priceless perk: no one under 18 years old is allowed. oasiahotels.com

Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

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Shangri-La Bangkokno credit

Sure, at this hotel you can choose to stay in the low-rise Krungthep Wing, with its gardens, river-facing balconies and access to a private swimming pool. Or you could go for a room with access to the Horizon Club. A wall of windows in the 24th-floor lounge offers captivating views while guests enjoy free-flowing drinks and gourmet edibles, a dedicated concierge, complimentary Wi-Fi, international newspapers and magazines, and the use of meeting rooms. Those who also book a hotel limousine transfer get the assistance of a hotel representative at the airport on arrival, guaranteed 4pm checkout and the use of a local smartphone. shangri-la.com

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