The best of everything, within reach. That’s the promise of forward-thinking metropolitan cities the world over. Asia’s most incredible cities offer an inimitable slice of elevated taste and cosmopolitan buzz, not to mention a winning combination of extravagance, excellence, and excitement. High above cities packed with gleaming lights, unmatched dining, and invigorating views; sky-high towers of glass and light illuminate a path to premier luxury living spaces, floating above the world below.
The Orchard Residences, Singapore
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Standing on the shoulders of luxury retail giants, the 54-storey Orchard Residences watch over southern Singapore’s Orchard Mall, a shopping destination as synonymous with elevated taste as Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, Paris’ Les Champs-Elysees, and London’s Bond Street. Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Tiffany & Co. flagships are steps away.
At the Residences, amenities are lush, host to gardens, a swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis court, and a gym. Inside this 2,174-square-foot residence, panoramic views and designer-appointed furnishings await. A gourmet kitchen, dining room, and boutique ensuite bedroom feature top-of-the-line Italian Poliform wardrobes, German Poggenpohl kitchen details, and a sub-zero wine cooler.
The Westminster Terrace, Hong Kong
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Loft living with sea views of Approach Bay round out this tasteful, award-winning property at The Westminster Terrace in Hong Kong. Designed by acclaimed architect Paul Davis and finished by celebrated designer Koichiro Ikbeuchi, the elongated, linear layouts get a sharp contemporary dressing and wash of warm light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Elite finishes and appliances complement this high-living home base.
All bedrooms feature generous ensuites; the master adorned with a dressing area and work space as well. Outside, a spacious balcony with water views offers a tranquil reprieve from the bustle of the city beneath.
Mandarin Building, Hong Kong
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Fantastic artistic details are peppered throughout this original four-bedroom apartment in Hong Kong’s Mandarin Building. Every architectural element, from the concrete walls with warm sconces to the studio-loft style pillars reinforce the traditional-modern collision of the Core Central neighbourhood. Fresh French-styling adds unrivaled taste to the interiors, while a 3,500-square-foot terrace offers tranquil garden reflection for that essential morning meditation.
The Palace, Beijing, China
All the trappings of a modern mansion sit sky-high in The Palace in China’s capital city. Three bedrooms with regal detailing set the tone, and opulence continues through living and dining areas that feature impressive ceiling recesses and chandelier-style lighting. A clean, inviting chef’s kitchen feels at home in the 4,058-square-feet of living space, where floor-to-ceiling windows light up each room and offer a picturesque frame for sparkling lights after dusk.
A Better Tomorrow, Taipei, Taiwan
Grounded and contemporary minimalism meets elevated and ornate luxury at A Better Tomorrow in Taipei. A steel build with premium Japanese dampers, this tower offers sound peace of mind in a fast-paced city. The south-facing, open plan apartment plays host to a chic kitchen and welcomes warm daylight and end-of-day reflection in addition to large gatherings and the humming energy of the cosmopolitan Da’an district.
The understated cubist design continues though the ample facilities and communal spaces, an homage to a neighborhood overflowing with high-quality dining options, galleries, and parks. Here, Taipei’s wealth of cultural curiosities are never more than a few steps away.
Unmatched living at breathtaking heights—both an enticing addition to and welcome retreat from these bustling cities.
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