Are you one of those globe trotters who just love the idea of living in the best hotels while your wanderlust takes you to the most exotic of foreign lands?
To make your travel quests easy, we have here a list of the 10 most luxurious hotels in the world. With a boost in the hospitality industry, these top hotels are now competing to provide the most luxurious stay to their guests and offering them excellent services.
All these hotels have a long built reputation with their customers and some also have a number of branches spread all over the world. So, the next time you embark on an adventure, you will probably know where you will be staying.
1. THE EMIRATES PALACE, ABU DHABI
The Emirates Palace tops our list as the most luxurious hotel. The construction of the hotel took approximately $3 billion. This hotel has it all from the white sand beach to around 1000 mesmerizing crystal chandeliers. The marble used in the hotel has been imported from 13 countries. There are 394 rooms and suites as well as 40 meeting and conference rooms. The hotel also boasts of a luxurious spa and a number of pools and fountains. Staying at this lavish hotel will give you the feel of a royalty.
2. THE PENINSULA HOTEL, HONG KONG
This hotel came into being in 1928 and it is the oldest hotel of Hong Kong. However, the hotel has continued to maintain high standards and is known for its perfect fusion of the eastern and western hospitality traditions. Not just does it entice you with its aura of elegance and grandeur, it also draws you closer to history through the beautiful artefacts and antiques which gracefully enhance the beauty of the hotel. The hotel has beautiful rooms and grand lobbies. It also provides free international calling facility to its guests.
3. BURJ AL ARAB HOTEL, DUBAI
The Burj Al Arab Hotel is one of the top choices of the royalty. Its design resembles the shape of a billowing sail. It has a breathtakingly beautiful architecture and the best of the facilities, such as tennis courts and an attached heliport. The service provide by the hotel is also top class including 24/7 on call butlers, a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce and in-suite check-in. The lavish suites of the hotel span two floors and have the best amnesties and stunning views. The hotel also provides its guests with a plethora of nightlife and entertainment options.
4. THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME
The Westin Excelsior, located in the beautiful vicinity of the Via Veneto district of Rome, was built in the year 1906. The hotel has a lovely architecture and all the rooms are equipped with the best state-of-the-art facilities. However, the most striking feature of the hotel is its Villa La Cupola Suite. The suite has been recently renovated at the cost of $7 million. This suite is one of a kind, spanning two floors and embellished with traditional designs and frescos. It is also the largest suite in Italy. The suite has all the luxuries including Jacuzzi, a sauna, steam bath, a fitness room and even a separate dining room. If you are someone who doesn’t mind shelling out extra bucks for all these facilities, this is the place for you.
5. RITZ-CARLTON, TOKYO
The Ritz-Carlton hotel is located in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Japan. The hotel is housed in the Midtown Tower from the 45th to 53rd floors. The interior designing of the hotel has been done by Frank Nicholson, a Massachusetts-based interior designer. The floors are made with limestone and granite and the walls are lined with anegre panelling. The lobby has a huge glass screen and the carpets have linear patterns. The hotel also has a French restaurant, Forty Five, from where you can view the Tokyo Tower at night. The main dining room of the hotel serves Japanese cuisine and has the traditional Japanese chabudai (the short-legged table) and zaisu (the floor chairs), each of which can accommodate 6 guests. The hotel also has a spa and a pool.
6. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, TORONTO
The Four Seasons chain of hotels and resorts is a well renowned name in the hospitality industry. It is the best in terms of luxury, consistency and management expertise. The one in Toronto is located near the posh area of Yorkville. It has a spa, granite bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and around 250 guestrooms.
7. THE PLAZA, NEW YORK CITY
The Plaza hotel is located in New York City and was built in 1907. In 1969, the hotel earned the designation of National Historical Landmark .The main attraction of the hotel is Royal Plaza Suite. The suite has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and looks over the beautiful city of Manhattan. The suite also houses a library, gym, formal dining room, kitchen, butler’s pantry and a grand piano. It has a private elevator too.
8. ATLANTIS PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS
The hotel is built as tribute to the lost ancient city of Atlantis. It is spread over an area of 141 acre and is one of the most popular luxury resorts located in the spectacular surroundings of Bahamas. What catches the eye in this resort is its Royal Towers Bridge Suite. The suite is on the 23rd floor and has 10 rooms with full length windows. It has a formal dining room, a grand piano and two entertainment centres. It also has a 22-karat gold chandelier. A staff of seven is there to cater to all your needs.
9. PALMS CASINO RESORT, LAS VEGAS
This hotel is located in the Sin City i.e. Las Vegas. It has rooftop suites which have the capacity to accommodate around 250 people for a party. These suites also have gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, private elevator, media room, private bar and a rotating bed.
10. MARDAN PALACE HOTEL, TURKEY
The Mardan Palace hotel is located in Antalya, Turkey and was built by Telman Ismailov, a Russian billionaire. The hotel has the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean. It has a spa, 17 bars, a sunken aquarium and 10 dining spots. The interiors are beautifully designed with gold leaf and Italian marble.