What is the most luxurious place on earth? When you think of luxury, it often brings to mind thoughts of extravagance, elegance, and grandeur. Achieving such a state of indulgence can be experienced through various means and activities. However, one of the most delightful ways to immerse oneself in luxury is by staying at a luxurious hotel. Whether you’re seeking a dream vacation to check off your bucket list, planning a memorable event, or organizing a group outing, a remarkable hotel can truly elevate your experience to new heights. There are certain hotels that push the boundaries of opulence, offering incredible amenities like personalized butler services and private pools, coupled with breathtakingly beautiful decor that will leave you in awe. If you’re prepared to witness the epitome of hotel magnificence, let’s embark on a journey to explore these thirteen exceptional hotels, each known for their unparalleled luxury and splendor.
- 1. Burj Al Arab in Dubai
- 2. The Palms in Las Vegas
- 3. Kamalaya Koh Samui in Thailand
- 4. The Ritz Carlton Wolfsburg in Germany
- 5. The Plaza in New York City
- 6. Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in California
- 7. Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong
- 8. The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia
- 9. Acqualina Resort in Miami
- 10. Four Seasons Private Island in the Maldives
1. Burj Al Arab in Dubai
This hotel is so luxurious that it is often called the world’s very first seven-star hotel. It opened in 1999 and has been popular ever since. The hotel has its own artificial island and is right off the coast of Dubai’s beaches. It’s an all-inclusive hotel with duplexes as big as 8,396 square feet. Each suite has a selection of Hermes toiletries and a pillow and bath menu. It also comes with a Rolls Royce shuttle service to the airport, 24-karat gold leaf wall decor, and real gold iPads that each guest receives on arrival.
2. The Palms in Las Vegas
The Palms is one of the most exclusive properties on the Las Vegas Strip. The high-profile parties that have taken place at The Palms’ penthouses are the stuff of legend. The resort also features themed suites and private villas. The 8,500 square-foot Sky Villa features its own fitness center, massage room, private pool, 17-seat bar, and entertainment room. Another suite called the Hardwood Suite, has its own basketball court, locker room, whiskey room, and 11 TV.
3. Kamalaya Koh Samui in Thailand
This resort is not luxurious in the extent of its lavishness but in its detailed approach to wellness and tranquility. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by signature mocktails and the opportunity to design their own wellness experience for the duration of their stay. Five-star meals, customizable spa sessions, and exercise classes are all amenities available to guests. The property sits atop a hill looking out to miles of sandy white beach and lagoons, with a seemingly effortless blend of the building’s architecture and the jungle that surrounds it.
4. The Ritz Carlton Wolfsburg in Germany
This is an interesting resort as it is set within the Volkswagen Autostadt theme park. So this five-star hotel is engulfed by everything automotive including the art, architecture, design, and culinary approach. From all around the hotel, you can see the historic Volkswagen plant as well. The resort also features the restaurant Aqua, which has a Michelin three-star, as well as a floating outdoor swimming pool.
5. The Plaza in New York City
This hotel has been around since 1907 and has been host to all sorts of amazing people, from Hollywood Broadway legends and industry titans, to world leaders and dignitaries. The suites and rooms at the Plaza are all one of a kind and have features like exposed brick ceilings and decor dedicated to the Jazz Age. The Rose Club is another amenity of the hotel, an iconic restaurant with plush seats and luxury cocktails.
6. Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in California
If you are looking for a lush destination hotel, this is the place for you. It features a very well-known tennis program, spa, and amazing cuisine. In 2013, the property went through a $30 million renovation that has taken the experience up several notches. It now boasts a brand new spa and fitness center, as well as hand-painted tiles in the newly remodeled guest casitas.
7. Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong
This retreat is a flagship location that has 501 rooms and suites all dedicated to providing a luxurious experience in the heart of the city. Views of the Victoria Harbour and city skyline can be seen from the vast balconies of some of the suites. The Mandarin Oriental is a great choice if you need a mix of luxury and the best business facilities available.
8. The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia
The more private traveler will appreciate the reclusive experience at The Inn at Little Washington. Located in the quiet town at the bottom of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Inn has a mix of suites, cottages, and rooms, and features whimsical furnishings and a relaxing atmosphere. The Inn is most known for its three-star Michelin restaurant, the only one in Virginia.
9. Acqualina Resort in Miami
If you love a classic Rolls Royce, you will love this hotel. The Acqualina Resort in Miami is home to the largest collection of independently owned Rolls Royce in the world, located at a hotel. You can even have a Rolls Royce Ghost at your disposal for the duration of your stay if you book three or more nights in the Grand Deluxe Oceanfront Suite.
10. Four Seasons Private Island in the Maldives
Would you like a private island all to yourself and your friends for your hotel stay? Then book the Four Season Maldives, which includes a beach house and seven top-class suites. This island can host up to 22 guests and features a luxury yacht, a security team, and a staff of 28 people to make your luxury dreams come true.