Siem Reap, Cambodia
Veterans of Aman properties will know the name is a byword for fine contemporary design, often in a historic package, which sums up this breathtakingly cool boutique hotel near Angkor Wat. It occupies a former royal guest house, built by King Sihanouk in the 1960s, and the discrete, minimalist, oriental décor perfectly fits the period feel of the building. The same retro-chic is carried through to the cream-walled rooms, and there’s a suave slate pool in the garden, as well as a second lap pool for fitness swims, and a world-class spa. For a little more privacy, choose a pool suite, though be warned: you won’t want to leave it.