10 World’s most luxurious hotels
Everyone deserves a treat sometimes and what better way to do it than splashing out on a luxury vacation in the world’s best hotels. With unbelievably luxurious surroundings and the finest food and wine the world has to offer, these ten hotels will wait on you hand and foot and pander to your every desire. If you have wondered what the world’s most luxurious hotels have that the rest don’t, read on, and we’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of ten of the finest hotels in the world.
1. Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey
The Mardan Palace Hotel in Turkey was built by the Russian billionaire Telman Ismailov, so you know it’s going to be no cheap motel! The hotel cost $1.65 billion to build and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe. The suites are just unbelievable and the hotel has the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean. They even flew in 9,000 tons of white sand from Egypt just to make the beach.
2. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
If you want to hang out with royalty, then the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is the pace to stay, it one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. It has some of the most beautiful and plush rooms in the world, as well as white sand beach and a marina that is the most prestigious in the whole of the Middle East. The hotel cost $3 billion to build and no expense was spared on the marble surrounds, crystal chandeliers and fountains.
3. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
The Atlantis Paradise hotel in the Bahamas is said to be the top luxury resort in the country, but, if you really what to pull all the stops out, you could book the Royal Towers Bridge Suite on the 23rd Floor. If you did that, you’d get ten luxurious rooms, a grand piano and a dining room all to yourself. Not to mention the seven full-time staff dedicated to serving you, and just you, day and night.
4. Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
The stunning Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai is designed to look like the billowing sail of a dhow and it is one of the world’s most luxurious hotels and most photographed hotels in the world. As well as beautiful, two-floor, suites, guests at this hotel are treated to little extras like a 24/7 personal butler and a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. This is another of the world’s top luxury hotels that is frequented by royalty and the well-heeled.
5. Oberoi Udaivilas, India
Set on the banks of Lake Pichola in India, the Oberoi Udaivilas is a grand moated palace that wouldn’t look out of place in a Disney fantasy film. Surrounded by a lush green landscape and complete with fountains and domes, the hotel suites have their own private pools, 24 hour butler service and private yoga sessions are an optional extra. Nothing is too much trouble for the guests of Oberoi Udaivilas, even elephant rides can be arranged on request.
6. Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris
Paros has more than its fair share of luxury hotels, but the Hotel Plaza Athénée is exceptionally fine, even by Parisian high standards. Guests get to choose between the elegant Regency styled suites or the Art Deco suites the top two floors. Whichever of the two opulent room styles they choose, they also get to dine in the three Michelin star winning Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee restaurant.
7. La Residence, South Africa
This is another one of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Horseback riding, balloon rides and spa treatments are just a few of the luxury extras available at the La Residence in South Africa. The hotel consists of suites and villas, all set in a private 30 acre estate in South Africa’s own wine country. Stroll at your leisure through the estate, or take a horse and carriage ride to the hotels own wine tasting facility. It’s all on hand for the discerning guest of La Residence.
8. Secrets Marquis, Los Cabos
Situated right next door to George Clooney’s own beach villa, the Secrets Marquis in Los Cabos boasts luxurious rooms with private, ocean view, balconies and private villas equipped with their one dipping pool. When any foreign dignitaries stay in Los Cabos, they always head straight for Secrets Marquis where they can enjoy amazing infinity pools, spectacular waterfalls and specially commissioned sculptures.
9. The Plaza, New York City
Just like Paris, New York has a good selection of legendary, world’s most luxurious hotels, but one that stands out, even amongst those, is The Plaza. Built in 1907, The Plaza is an opulent hotel with some of the best views there are of Manhattan. The hotel’s Royal Plaza Suite is the first choice of many VIPs and that has three bedrooms, a private dining room, and, of course, a butler service.
10. Palms, Las Vegas
If you want to experience sin city, then you could stay in one of the luxury rooftop suits of The Las Vegas Palms Hotel. The most famous of those, the Sky Villa that has its own private glass elevator, a rooftop Jacuzzi, a gym, a sauna and, enough space to hold a Vegas style party for up to 250 people.
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