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Hotels cover a variety of purposes that include business, adventure, honeymoon, vacation, romantic getaway etc. Certainly, the experience you get from two different hotels is never the same. Nevertheless, it is possible to have quality and unique experiences when you patronize any of the top luxury hotels in the world. It is not the price of these hotels that got them to the top of the list but their steadfastness in providing excellent and unique services to their guests. Their locations, facilities and design are also contributing factors to their high ranking.
Travellers who have good taste would surely appreciate finding a compilation of top luxury hotels in the world. Below is a list of these hotels.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas
In the year 2016, this hotel was ranked second among top 5 resort hotels in India. Its attractive location and amazing services are the two major factors that make it so enticing. It is situated very close to the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and guests in this hotel have the privilege of seeing these animals in their natural habitat. This hotel is also surrounded by beautiful gardens and the sounds of singing birds and croaking frogs resonates throughout the hotel. You would feel like you’ve stepped into the perfect scenery of an animated world. The Alfresco main restaurant within the hotel offers not just Indian dishes but also continental dishes that would leave your taste buds craving for more.
Your skin also receives the special treatment it deserves in the sunlit Oberoi spa and also available, are private yoga sessions. You have made the perfect choice when you book the Oberoi Vanyavilas for your honeymoon or vacation.
Umaid Bhawan Palace(Taj)
This hotel entered the list of best hotels in the world in the year 2016. This magnificent palace was once the home of Jodhpur royal family. Facilities like a subterranean zodiac pool and a museum are telltale remnants of the grand heritage linked to this hotel. The hotel is built on top Chittar hill—the tallest hill in Jodhpur; hence the beautiful scenery of the city is opened up to you.
You wine and dine with any drink of your choice in the beautifully decorated Trophy bar. When you stroll around their lawns; your mind becomes unburdened and worry-free. You can also indulge your body in the special treatment at the Jiva Grande Spa. At Umaid Bhawa Palace, every guest has a royal experience.
Lion Sands, Sabi Sand, South Africa
This hotel is beside the Sabi river and you would, no doubt, love the splendid view of this river. African artifacts in colors of ebony and ivory grace the walls of the rooms. The large windows and private terraces in the rooms make you have a perfect view of the lions and elephants meandering about the green landscape.
Lion Sands offers the following amenities: airport shuttle, housekeeping on a daily basis, air conditioning, gym center, two outdoor pools, a full-service spa, 24-hour front desk, lobby fireplace, restaurant and bar/lounge and 26 guest rooms. You also get bonuses like free parking space, free Wi-Fi in the lobby and free breakfast. There is absolutely no reason why a luxurious traveler visiting South Africa shouldn’t make Lion Sands his top hotel choice.
Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome, Paris, France
This is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of the city. No one forgets the splendour, sophistication and unbeatable elegance of Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. It is interesting to know that Ed Tutte is the designer behind the impressive décor of the 43 suites and 153 guest rooms in the hotel. There is massive space for whatever event you plan to organise, be it wedding or conference. This hotel is an all-in-one venue for your needs.
Going for luxury shopping or afternoon adventures wouldn’t pose a problem because of its central location. It is close to Place Vendome and Palais Garnivas, so you can stroll all you want and take in the beautiful sights of this luminous city. Your taste buds come alive with the mouth-watering French delicacies served in the restaurant. Their spa boasts of only professionals that would see the rejuvenation of your skin.
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
This is listed among the best hotel chains in the world. There are branches of this hotel in about 43 countries and they all offer excellent services. Despite the fact that this hotel brand has been in existence for more than ten decades; its success is yet to diminish. Although Four Seasons properties each have their own unique styles; they all share a single image in terms of 24-hour customer service and top-notch amenities like adequate business facilities, spas and high-end restaurants. Quite a good number of Four Seasons Hotels in countries like Mexico, Canada, USA etc. have entered the list of “best hotels rankings.”
Lindos Blu Hotels
Lindos Blu is an adult-only hotel located in the centre of Rhodes—the largest island in Greece. You have breath-taking views of the Mediterranean sea in this hotel. As one of the top luxury hotels in the world; it has the following features to its credit: 2 freshwater pools, private beach, spa, tennis court, free steam bath, fitness room and sauna, a restaurant with a rich menu, a sun terrace, on-site shops, barber/beauty shop, free Wi-Fi and car hire. An indoor heated pool is also available and in each of the rooms, tea and coffee making amenities are provided; there is also a DVD player and a flat-screen satellite TV.
The Smeraldo A la Carte restaurant, Luna Rossa Lounge Bar and Allegro Pool Bar are there to provide exclusive refreshment to all guests both indoor and outdoor. There is a substantial amount of amazing features in Lindos Blu and you will fall in love with this hotel at first sight.
Hotel Eclat Beijing
This is an all-suites hotel whose architectural structure and design would make you gawk. It has been described as a “gleaming glass pyramid” and the interior and exterior designs are completely mind-blowing. The glass walls open the beautiful views of the city to guests in the hotel while also maintaining their privacy. Some of the rooms have private terraces and pools and there are available features to suit the needs of modern travellers. Features that include free Wi-Fi and high-speed internet to keep you connected to the world.
The restaurants offer international dishes and all guests have access to the free breakfast buffet and refreshment served in the lounge. You will also find an amazing collection of artworks from artists like Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Zeng Fangzhi. This hotel offers wonderful services like currency exchange, business services, disabled services, multilingual staff, concierge, car rental service, child care service, butler service, laundry service etc. There is no stress about visiting the major centres of attraction in the city as this hotel is situated in the very heart of the Embassy District—close to happening places.
Hotel 41, London, UK
The great location and fantastic services of this hotel make it a top choice or coveted choice among the hotels in London. It is opposite the Royal Mews and a few minutes walk away from places like Victoria Palace Theatre, Buckingham Palace, St. James Park, Big Ben and London Dungeon.
At Hotel 41, guests’ comfort is their number one interest; that’s why they assign to staff members to one guest; provide a personal butler and a 24-hour room service. Some basic features and services in this hotel include meeting room, concierge services, daily housekeeping, air conditioning, computer station and laundry service. Guests are made to feel welcome from when they enter the hotel until the time they leave. You can never over-stay your welcome in this luxurious hotel.
Turin Palace Hotel
This hotel came third in the 2017 world’s best hotels list. There are 126 rooms and a presidential suite in this hotel and free wifi connection is available in every part of the hotel. This grand hotel is directly opposite Porta Nuova Train Station—making it easy for you to explore the beautiful parts of Turin on foot. Turin Palace has a unique and welcoming atmosphere that is probably as a result of the warm, pastel colours of the rooms. Each of the rooms has a minibar, flat-screen TV and deposit box. Also, there are free toiletries and a hairdryer in the private bathrooms.
You won’t feel lost in Turin Palace Hotel as the most widely spoken languages: Italian, French and English are spoken. They also give you the benefit of feeling at home because you are free to bring your pets without paying any fees for that. You won’t have to worry about where to exercise or massage your body as there is a fitness centre and spa & wellness centre within the hotel. Every other basic luxury services are all available in the hotel for your optimal convenience.
Herods Vitalis Spa Hotel Eilat, Isreal
The Mediterranean sea, the Red Sea and Dead sea that surrounds this hotel leave you feeling breathless. This is one of the best spa hotels in the world and their spa treatment is unrivalled. On arrival at the hotel; guests are provided with everything they need for a rejuvenating experience including plush white robes. There are varying kinds of fitness activities and equipment in the high-class gym centre—accessible to all guests. Only the guests of the hotel have access to the Vitalis lounge, gym and swimming pool for privacy sake. The main amenities of this hotel include an indoor pool and outdoor pool, restaurant and bar/lounge, business centre, 53 smoke-free guest-rooms, daily housekeeping, in-room childcare, full-service spa and a health club. You get astounding views from whichever part of the hotel you are in. Those who have lodged in this hotel always want to be there again.
This Australia’s most luxurious hotel offers an experience of a lifetime. It is nestled in a secluded and peaceful island which gives you the feeling of having transcended from a worrisome world to a care-free planet. Within the hotel; you have a splendid view of the magnificent Great Oyster Bay in which awesome creatures like dolphins and whales dally about. From morning to night; you are surrounded by the grand view of the pink-hued granite of the Peninsula’s Hazards Mountains. Some of the exciting activities you could engage in at your leisure time include mountain biking, fishing, kite flying, kayaking, golfing, jogging etc. One can say it really deserves emerging the winner of the 2017 Travellers’ choice award. The Tasmanian architect, Robert Morris Nunn is credited to be the brain behind the award-winning architectural design of Saffire Freycinet. From a price range of $1950, you can book any one of the exquisite suites in Saffire Freycinet.
The Langham Chicago
The Langham Chicago is one of USA’s 5-star hotels. It is a contemporary hotel which offers a splendid view of the lake. Although the hotel hasn’t been around for a long time–came into existence in the year 2013; it has attracted a lot of guests with its riverfront views, peaceful location and customer-friendly services. You can bring your pets along with you to this hotel and have a homely experience. Michigan Avenue where you will find upscale shopping centres and museums can be navigated easily from this hotel. It is also a few miles away from great architectural structures like the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower and Marina City. Langham Chicago offers the following services: conference facilities, wheelchair access, fitness centre with gym, multilingual staff, spa, heated pool, laundry service, restaurant, butler service etc. Your stay in The Langham Chicago will, no doubt, be an unforgettable one.
Hotel Maison Souquet has a Parisian town-house setting and a Belle Epoque theme. This hotel in Paris, France is designed to bring lovers’ fantasies to life. There is an indoor pool for your relaxation; a lounge that serves a cocktail and a winter garden where guests enjoy leisurely strolling around. Each of the rooms has unique decorations and are equipped with flat-screen TVs, mini-bars and air-conditioners. Some other amenities it offers include an airport shuttle, free Wifi, spa and wellness centre, family rooms and non-smoking rooms. For travellers who love artworks, touring the city and shopping; the location of Maison Souquet is totally perfect. It is close to the Pigalle area and Champs Elysees.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Canada
This is one of the best hotels in Canada. The hotel gives you an opportunity to indulge yourself in the beauty and adventure that comes with an untamed wilderness. The services, facilities and design of the hotel are all world-class. you could choose any of the varying kinds of wilderness activities depending on your mood. Activities like wildlife watching, hiking, zip-lining, fishing, archery etc. An activities director is there to give you interesting adventures guidelines and help you plan your day to day fun activities. The resort’s restaurant has on their menu the sumptuous coastal cuisine from the Cascadia region. You could submit your body to the professional hands of the masseurs at the available spa and wellness. There are designated areas for smoking and you cannot bring your pets along.
North Island, Seychelles
All rooms in this private island resort are open to views of the beach and a private garden. The wonderful smell and cooling breeze of the Indian Ocean waft in through the windows. North Island, Seychelles overlooks the pure, white sands and bluish-green waters of the Ile Du Nord eco-reserve. A health spa and gym, library, rim-flow swimming pool, dive centre, dining area and lounge are some of the facilities available in this hotel. This hotel is a perfect destination for those longing to inhabit an ocean paradise. There is no other better place to spend your honeymoon or have a family vacation than North Island, Seychelles.
Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
Atlantis Paradise Island has received commendations for being Bahamas’ number one luxury resort destination. The Royal Towers Bridge Suite that’s on the 23rd floor of the hotel is the most elegant features of this hotel. There are full-length windows and 12-foot ceilings in the ten luxurious rooms of the suite. Furthermore, the suite boasts of a formal dining room with a 22-karat gold chandelier, grand piano, whirlpool tubs, twin entertainment centres etc. You also have at your beck and call a staff of seven members. There is an endless list of fun activities in this hotel, which ranges from playing seaside golf to diving with sharks.
Palms, Las Vegas
The beautiful scenery of the city of Las Vegas stretches out in full view from the windows of Palms, Las Vegas. The stylish rooms, a variety of dining options and amazing services has placed this hotel at the top of the list of luxury hotels in Las Vegas. Palms, Las Vegas’s well-equipped guest-rooms each have a flat-screen TV, safes and mini-bars. The different suites in the 40-story Fantasy Tower are all challenging to leave. The hotel organises live entertainments to the delight of guests. You can’t afford to miss out on the rich French menu and splendid view that the on-site restaurant offers. At Palms, Las Vegas, every guest feels like a star.
The Plaza, New York City
The iconic building has been around since 1907 and stood as a National Historic Landmark in 1969. The Plaza hotel is located in midtown Manhattan, New York City. This hotel is at the top of the list for many VIPs. They often lodge in the Royal Plaza suite from which spreads out the enchanting view of Manhattan. In this hotel; you have access to exceptional accommodations, health and wellness, dining and shopping. For those that cannot think of leaving their pets behind as they travel; the Plaza hotel is a pet-friendly hotel. This hotel has won several awards including the 2014 Travel & leisure 500 best hotels and the 2014 US News & World Report Best US Hotels. You can book a room in the Plaza within the price range of $600-$620.
Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey
This hotel was built in the year 2009 and is said to be the most elite luxury hotels in Europe. The hotel boasts of ten dining spots, an aquarium filled with exotic fishes, a lavish spa and 17 bars. The suites are well-equipped and the interiors are impressively designed with gold leaf, crystal and Italian marble. You have the services of a personal butler who is 24-hours available. Some of the main facilities in the hotel include an indoor pool and outdoor pool, business centre, a full-service spa, 2 outdoor tennis courts, nightclub, terrace etc. The hotel doesn’t allow pets on the premises and there are special rooms for smoking. The Mardan Palace Hotel is close to cool places like Karaalioglu park, Antalium premium mall and Hidirilik Tower. The hotel is situated in Antalya, Turkey and has the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean.
Jade Mountain, St Lucia
This hotel is situated on top a hill and the rooms open up to views of a sea with whirlpool tubs. The historical atmosphere of this place takes you back in time and leaves you feeling like an explorer. You also get to feel at home because the hotel welcomes your pets and is a very good place for your kids. Some of its main amenities include an airport shuttle, business centre, free breakfast, room service, wheel-chair access, restaurant and a fitness centre. From the sanctuaries of the 24 infinity pool that the hotel boasts of; you get an exceptional view of the Pitons and the Caribbean sea. Jade Mountain, St Lucia is a wonderful place to relax and get in tune with your spirit.
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