Some of the best luxury hotels around the world – part 2

Everyone wants luxurious comfort and the finest hotels. Cherishing privacy and indulging yourself in luxury travel is almost like a trend these days but nevertheless a treat. Further to my earlier post, here are some additional luxury hotels that are ideal for when you charter a private jet for your holidays.

Amanresorts

Aman means “peace” in Urdu and Sanskrit – with their unique brand of minimalistic architecture and tranquil ambient, Amanresorts are thus aptly named. With most of their resorts originally in Asia, and especially South East Asia, the group has expanded since their beginnings in 1988, and now have a presence in the USA and Europe. Natural settings and local cultures are very much embraced by these resorts, which have a 4:1 staff to guest ratio and a strong leaning towards having a small number of individual residences for greater privacy. Amanresorts are the 2012 Gallivanter’s Guide winners of the “Best Hotel Group in the World” award and runners up for the “Best Hotel/Resort Cuisine Worldwide”.

Amanpuri

The Peninsula Hotels

With their flagship hotel in Hong Kong, The Peninsula Hotels have grown from their roots there dating all the way back to 1866, and now have 9 hotels in Asia, the USA and Europe, with 3 more (Paris, Berlin, Macau) set to open in the next two years. The Hong Kong hotel was once known as “the finest hotel east of the Suez”, and having one of only two private helipads in the city, it was used as the setting for a scene in the 2007 Batman film The Dark Knight, as well as being featured in The Man with the Golden Gun. The hotel’s opulence is worthy of such attention, with a recent refurbishment adding to its already famous luxuriousness – now, new technology such as touch-screen tablets and libraries of 3D movies on HD systems grace the Orient-inspired rooms. A fashion arcade and a fleet of Rolls-Royce Phantoms help to top off the extravagance.

Peninsula Hong Kong

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Few hotels have a bigger name than the Four Seasons, and with good reason; they are widely recognised by venerable institutions such as Travel + Leisure Magazine, Zagat Survey and Conde Nast Traveler for their top properties, by Michelin for the excellent quality of their restaurants, and always rank in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” survey. The Four Seasons embraces local styles whilst offering a uniform service, and was a pioneer in developing a service culture of exceptional quality in luxury hotels. It also has commitments to ethical behaviour in terms of a transparent, anti-bribery culture, and in terms of wider social responsibilities – the Canadian group is committed to philanthropy and ecologically friendly behaviour.

Four Seasons Prague room

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

The Mandarin Oriental is a group that represents the best of luxury in Oriental style. Hotels boast extremely spacious rooms with modern, cutting-edge style, as well as world-renowned spas, such as the three-story, Forbes Five-Star Mandarin Spa in Hong Kong. The award-winning fan-shaped logo comes to life in each hotel in the form of a unique fan in each, which reflects the culture of the area – the hotel works with local artists, graphics experts and historians to work out the designs, colour and prints of the fan. This careful attention to detail, culture and individuality exemplifies the philosophy of this hotel group.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge

Jack Lockyer is Digital Marketing Manager at Chapman Freeborn.

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  1. Michelle Lozneanu says:

    These are indeed the most beautiful Hotels in the world and my Favorites! Raffles and Mandarin Oriental Hotels as well. Maybe in Part 1? AmanResorts N.1 No doubts

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