Although we are those who think that luxury is a concept often intangible, there are hotels whose carats (and invoice) make them fall by their weight in a list like the one presented below. Exotic inns, dream resorts, opulent suites, services of kings (or maharajas) and views of paradise. They are not for everyone, but hotels are the most luxurious hotels. In this article, I will tell you which the 10 most luxurious hotels in the world are.
- Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Relying repeatedly upon as the world’s most luxurious, the Burj Al Arab Hotel, with its distinctive sailboat shape, rises 321 meters above an artificial island, located in front of Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach. Among its sumptuous services are their butler services – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; Rolls Royce fleet, driven by private chauffeurs; or the heliport of its roof. It only has suites, surpassing the smallest of them the 150 m². It has nine restaurants, among them an underwater restaurant and a panoramic one located to 200 meters of height on a cantilever of 27 meters. It also has a tennis court located on a helipad, a golf course, spa and swimming pool.
- Four Seasons George V Hotel, Paris
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An epitome of luxury, the Four Seasons George V Hotel in Paris offers private terraces with views of the entire city, lounges decorated with 18th-century tapestries, and a wine cellar where you can taste 50,000 wines from the world’s most prominent wine regions. The location could not be more selective; not in vain, is very close to the Champs Elysees. It has an eatery certified by the Michelin guide, which makes it one of the best in the world. Staying at this hotel costs $ 16,000 a night.
- Hotel Mandarin Oriental, New York
Located in the heart of New York City on Manhattan Island, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel features 198 rooms and 46 Asian-style suites with views of the Hudson River and Central Park. Its spa, a veritable oasis of relaxation, houses a Thai yoga room, separate heat facilities for men and women, vitality pools and amethyst crystal steam bathrooms. It is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world combining luxury, service, and rejuvenation.
- Atlantis Resort Hotel, Bahamas
Located in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, this resort has over 2,000 rooms, 17 restaurants, a marina, Water Park, golf course, casino and an aquarium containing over 50,000 underwater species. Its most luxurious suites offer spectacular views, a 116-square-meter living room and a dining room with a 22-carat gold chandelier. A simple walk through the hotel can take us to any of its luxury boutiques, a nightclub show, its library with thousands of copies and, above all, its cyclopean water park, one of the most impressive in the world. So much so that we would almost say it is an amusement park with the hotel. It has an impressive architecture and is famous all over the world especially for its aquarium containing almost 50,000 marine species, including numerous sharks, distributed in different ponds around the main building.
It has 2,317 rooms, 11 swimming pools, an artificial lagoon with a beach where you can dive, 17 restaurants and cafes, a huge casino (the largest in the Caribbean), a marina, an 18 hole golf course, a nightclub, a shopping arcade and even a theater with 400 seats. It does not offer an intimate setting but many services and unbelievable facilities.
- Hotel Ritz, Paris
In addition to the Four Seasons George V, in the City of Light also stands the famous Hotel Ritz, thanks to its rooms decorated with Carrara marbles, chandeliers and furniture from the late 17th century. As a curiosity, note that the Ritz was the first hotel in Europe that installed a bathroom, telephone and electricity in each room. Several of its suites are named after famous characters who stayed at the hotel for extended periods, such as Coco Chanel or Ernest Hemingway.
- Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey
Beyond its interiors decorated with gold leaf, crystal, and Italian marble, the Mardan Palace stands out for its vast swimming pool (with capacity for 1,000 people), its 17 bars, its luxury spa and its aquarium full of exotic species. To build his private beach it was necessary to import from Egypt 9,000 tons of white sand.
- Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
The Palms Casino Hotel in Las Vegas is famous for its ‘Fantasy Tower,’ building that has a suite with its basketball court and another one inspired by the Playboy universe. The hotel has 702 rooms and a huge casino, a recording studio and a 2,200-seat concert hall, is owned and mostly operated by the Maloof Family.
The Playboy-style suite features a jacuzzi that floats above the Las Vegas Strip. The 10,000 square meters and two floors of the suite have butler service around the clock and a rotating bed under a reflected ceiling. The resort has become a favorite destination for thousands of tourists, especially with young Hollywood celebrities as it is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
- Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
Renowned in honor of the twenty-eighth President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, this Swiss hotel has the largest suite in Europe: the Royal Penthouse Suite, with a total of 1,680 square meters. It occupies an entire floor of the building (the eighth) and has all kinds of luxuries, such as Hermès bath products. Among its amenities, we find a bookstore, a gym, artworks and even a grand piano, to feel like Frank Sinatra. Spending a night in luxury at this hotel costs $ 48,000.
- Laucala Island, Fiji
I add a paradisiacal destination to the list. In the Fiji Islands, you will find this residential complex formed by several cabins in which to enjoy the impressive landscape of the island Laucala. It is a private island belonging to billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, the owner of Redbull, who rents its 25 separate villas to small groups of tourists for more than 4,000 euros.
The jewel in the crown of this paradise is the Hilltop Residence, three intercommunicated villas with two swimming pools, kitchen, bookcase and one hundred meters from the sea, which costs around 27,000 dollars a night. The model and designer, Elle McPherson, rented the entire island to celebrate her wedding there. Something that only mega-rich people can afford.
- Raj Palace, Jaipur, India
In our Indian region of Rajasthan lies the most luxurious suite in India. It is the presidential suite of Hotel Raj in Jaipur. It occupies four floors of this boutique hotel and has more than one thousand square meters. The four floors are connected by an internal elevator, and the “room” has a kitchen, jacuzzi, private terrace, bar and own library. Wait, it has Chandeliers, velvets, carpets, evocative gardens and, of course, lots of gold.
Besides, the stay at the hotel can include an elephant or baggi ride, a carriage pulled by four horses that takes you from the hotel to the Jal Mahal or water palace, close to the accommodation. Sleeping like a Maharaja in this palace-room costs $ 18,000 a night.