This five-star offers an urban sanctuary in the bustling hub of Manila. Asian luxury with a Canadian vibe – the local shopping malls are accessed via an underground walkway – blink and you could be in Toronto! This super-swanky property is signature Fairmont – marble, crystal and lots of floor-to-ceiling glass offering uninterrupted views of the city. The mezzanine level pool is worth a visit, or a whole afternoon’s sunbathing.

www.fairmont.com/makati