Your Guide to The Top 10 Luxury Hotels In The World
The word accommodation doesn’t suffice when it comes to these buildings; oozing with grandeur and opulence – they’re not just a place to say, they’re an experience. Introducing to you the TOP 10 LUXURY HOTELS this world has to offer
1. EMIRATES PALACE, ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Our first top Luxury Hotel is an obvious one: The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
The Palace (name appropriate), houses 394 rooms, 40 conference rooms, a private 2 kilometer white-sand beach, a myriad of pools and spas made from marble and over 1,000 crystal chandeliers, making it the most prestigious marina development in the Middle East!
This place is the definition of an unrivaled Arabian Fantasy, (which means that as soon as I check in I’ll be one step closer to that Princess Jasmine fantasy. Can I get a pet Tiger here too? Probably could).
2. THE BOULDERS, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Contrastingly, the décor at The Boulders in Arizona is left purely up to Mother Nature, and it’s almost impossible to compete with.
The stunning, surreal 12-million-old rock formations spanning 1,300 acres of the Sonoran Desert houses the prestigious golf and spa resort. A perfect mix of secluded serenity and opportunity for exciting exploration.
This place is equipped with a huge spa compound, two gold courses, an array of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, lakes, and a private.
3. MARDAN PALACE HOTEL, ANTALYA, TURKEY
Built by a Russian Billionaire in 2009 with a humble $2.1 Billion AUD budget, the Mardan Palace Hotel is home to the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean. 1000 person pool party? We think yes.
Pool-side opulence aside, it’s gold-leaf, crystal and Italian marble interiors lace the halls and walls of ten restaurants, seventeen bars, a lavish spa, and Turkish baths… not to mention 560 suites.
Now we understand why it’s nicknamed the Palace of Turkey.
4. THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME, ITALY
Built in 1906, The Westin Excelsior in Rome and earned an impressive pedigree in the Via Veneto district, and a notable reputation in the world of luxury hotels (Ah, where can I sign up to live in this world?)
One of its famous features is the Villa La Cupola Suite. A recent $15,000,000AUD renovation has seen this suite become the largest in Italy. The suite is furnished in grand, traditional décor with modern gadgets and hand-frescoed cathedral-style domes, it also equips a private fitness room, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, and formal dining room.
5. MARQUIS LOS CABOS, LOS CABOS, MEXICO
Situated on a land where tranquil desert meets the untamed waters of the Pacific Ocean, think grand Mexican Villa and multiply it by a trillion, and then some.
Featuring 235 spacious suites, Marquis Los Cabos oozes a unique blend of beachy-paradise and modern nightlife.
If you’re going to endure a tequila-induced hangover, you’d choose to suffer here.
6. BURJ AL ARAB HOTEL, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
After you explore the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, you won’t question why it’s one of the modern wonder’s of the world.
The earth’s fourth tallest hotel (which resembles a billowing sail), teams stunning architecture with unique luxurious amenities including an attached heliport, hovering tennis courts, and a vast array of dining and nightlife options.
When you compare the Burj to it’s competitors on our list, it’ll only give the credit card a mild workout; at $24,000AUD per night.
7. GRAND RESORT LAGONISSI ROYAL VILLA, ATHENS, GREECE
Located on the bright blue Athenian Rivera, The Grand Resort Lagonissi definitely makes the bucket list.
With ten restaurants, 198 rooms and 75 suites, the concierge offers everything from helicopter lifts, to yacht hire, to chauffeured limousines for its guests.
If you want to define opulence of the Greek-Isles, we have three words: $53,000AUD per night.
8. THE PALMS CASINO RESORT, LAS VEGAS NEVADA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
This next addition to the list requires no explanation: it’s Vegas. The bigger, and more extravagant; the better.
The Palms Casino Resort is no exception.
With 653 opulent rooms, the Sky Villa on the 6th floor takes the cake. Covering over 800 square-meters, it’s design fuses avant-garde and retro: poker tables, explicit artwork and portraits celebrating sexuality and indoor pools – what happens in Vegas…
9. THE HOTEL PLAZA ATHENEE, PARIS, FRANCE
Welcome to the premier hotel in Paris (when we’re speaking grandeur): The Hotel Plaza Athenee.
The fifth floor is home to the biggest commercial hotel suite in all of France; equipped with a private kitchen and steam room, not to mention one of Paris’ best Eiffel Tower View’s. Sidenote: One night in this suite will cost you
10. GRAND HYATT CANNES HOTEL MARTINEZ, CANNES, FRANCE
Last but not least, the Grand Hyatt’s Hotel Martinez!
Established in 1929 by Italian Nobles, its signature artistic symphony of décor makes it a notable feature of luxury living and travelling in all of France.
One of our favourite features? The exclusive personal Jacuzzis overlooking the bay of Cannes.
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By Sonia Papadopoulos