Colonial style, grand and opulent, with refined elegance. Names like Raffles Singapore or Peninsula in Hong Kong immediately come to mind but within Asia there are many more delightful little gems. Sri Lanka in particular has some stunning boutique heritage former tea plantations converted into delightful small hotels.
Rachamankha Chiang Mai is another stunning little hotel, relatively newly built but taking its design influence from the local Lanna style, with Chinese touches. Elegant and totally traditional, staying here will be a delightful unique experience.