Everyone loves to dream about living in luxury, even if that is never likely to happen. If when booking a holiday the first thing you think about is whether or not you have packed your European Health Insurance Card, then there is no harm in looking at how the other half live. If money was no object which hotels would you visit? Well here is a list of some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, so when you hit the jackpot, you will know which hotels you will be staying in.
1 Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
In recent years Abu Dhabi has established itself as one the world’s premier destinations for those people that don’t need to worry about the bill. The Emirates Palace is possibly the number one hotel for luxury in the world, with suites that are literally fit for a king. To give you some idea of the grandeur this hotel boasts over 1000 chandeliers, and it even has it’s own white beach.
2 Jade Mountain St Lucia
Luxury comes in many different packages, which is why in this group I have tried to throw some variation into the hotels chosen. In terms of grandeur, and lavish decorations, Jade Mountain pales in comparison with the Emirates Palace. However, what it does bring is natural beauty, exclusitivity (There are only 29 suites available) and the chance to embrace the wonders of the Carribean, making this a different but equally spectacular and luxurious hotel.
Taking the extreme and isolated location a step further is the amazing Soneva Kiri in Thailand. A one and a half hour private plane trip from Bangkok, visitors to this hotel experience the holiday of a lifetime. With your own personalised buggy to get you to and from the beach, no stone is left unturned to spoil all of their guests. From the crystal clear water to the powdery white sand, perhaps the biggest luxury of all, is the remoteness of the location, and being able to cut yourself off from the outside world totally.
4 The Penthouse Suite, Four Seasons George V Paris
Featured in Magazines and newspapers the world over, this exclusive suite provides guests with a 360 degree panoramic view. Luxury, elegance, and one of the worlds largest wine collections provides something so special that perhaps only the French could deliver it. While the majority of the hotel is designed around old world elegance, the underwater lighting and plasma televisions in the bathroom, show that this hotel also moves with the times.
5 Two Story Sky Villa, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
And now for something completely different. This hotel is as modern as they come, and as far removed from the others in the list as it is possible to imagine. Bright lights, glass bottomed spa’s and views of the Las Vegas strip, the guests are treated like royalty, but without the pomp and circumstance of the majority of the other hotels. For people who want to experience the ultimate in luxury, without the stuff upper lip, that so many luxurious hotels demand, the Sky Villa in Las Vegas may be the perfect compromise.