5 of the best luxury hotels in the world

Have you always wondered what it is like to live like you are rich and famous? The most luxurious hotels in the world will allow you to experience the decadent life, if you can afford a single night in their establishment. Here’s our pick of 5 of the best luxury hotels on the planet…

The Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Middle East is home to many majestic wonders, including this expensive ($3 billion construction budget) hotel. With nearly 400 rooms and suites, a white sandy beach, numerous fountains and pools, a high-end spa, 40 conference rooms, marble from different parts of the world, and hundreds of crystal chandeliers, it is easy to understand why people who want to live like royalty flock to the Emirates Palace.

Emirates Palace

The Mardan Palace Hotel, Antalya, Turkey

Built with a budget of $1.65 billion, the Mardan Palace Hotel is one of the top luxury destinations in the Mediterranean. Its ultra-large swimming pool can fit up to a thousand guests, and almost 10,000 tons of fine white sand was imported from Egypt to provide the guests with a beach area. The interiors are fitted with Italian marble, crystals, and gold leaf. There are decadent dining spots and bars, as well as an aquarium housing hundreds of colourful and exotic fish. Plus, the Mardan Palace also provides its guests with 24/7 butler service.

Mardan Palace, Lara, Antalya, Turkey

The Westin Excelsior, Rome, Italy

Located in the fashionable Via Veneto district, the Westin Excelsior has served the rich and the famous for more than a hundred of years. For a truly decadent Roman holiday, make sure to book the Villa La Cupola Suite, which has been recently renovated (with a budget of $7 million) for the modern globe-trotting guest. The suite has two floors (thus making it the largest hotel suite in the country) luxuriously furnished with Old World furniture complemented by modern gadgetry. The cathedral-style ceilings are painted by hand in the traditional fresco technique, and the suite features its own sauna, Jacuzzi, formal dining room, and even its own steam bath and fitness room.

The Westin Excelsior Rome Italy

The Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The design inspiration for this hotel is a billowing sail, which is apt for its on-water location. The Burj Al Arab Hotel boasts of luxury suites, each with two floors and dramatic panoramic views. The decadent amenities include helipads, hovering tennis courts, numerous dining and bar options, 24/7 butler service, and a Rolls Royce fleet with chauffeurs. Guests include the richest of the rich, as well as real royalty.

Burj Al Arab

The Plaza, New York City, USA

Built in the early years of the 1900’s and assigned as a National Historic landmark in the 1960s, The Plaza in Manhattan is just one of the luxury hotels found in this part of New York City. However, very few can beat the Royal Plaza Suite—aside from the dramatic views of Manhattan, this suite (with three bedrooms and three baths) embodies Old World luxury with a library, a gym, a formal dining room, a full kitchen (in case you bring your personal chef along), a butler’s pantry, its own elevator, and even a grand piano.

The Plaza Hotel, New York

Marco Sagese is Director at True Car Hire.

Comments (6)

  1. Stefanie says:

    Great picks! Burj al Arab is one of my favorite properties in all of the world. Its location on the Arabian gulf is so gorgeous and the hotel has so much to offer! Dubai is such an incredible city- it should be on any traveler’s bucket list!

  2. Dr Phillip Piorun says:

    To your best Hotel list , I would add the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong . I would also add them to your best afternoon tea list.

  3. Diana says:

    Great list – one day i might stay in one of them :) (sigh)

    To your list, i would add Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel- its superb! Or maybe it’s more of a resort? Nevertheless – worth a place on a top luxury hotels list!

  4. Rohan Shetty says:

    Great post indeed. The kind of information you have provided is really helpful for those who want to travel to these particular places. Last month I was there in Dubai and I visited Burj Al Arab and it was really great to see.

  5. According to me the best hotel is The Plaza at NYC. It displays the great architecture along with the beauty around.

  6. Awesome collection, The Emirates Palace and The Burj Al Arab Hotel both are my favorites. Their architectural designing and stunning location makes them more gorgeous.

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