Nowadays you can come across an abundance of five-star hotels, but very few of those are superlatively exceptional. In order to find the most luxury place to stay, we have handpicked the best of the best. Whether you’re thinking of travelling to Dubai or Rome, we have researched and discovered the top most presigious hotels in the world.
Prestigious Hotels in the World
The hotels we have selected have been chosen specifically for their grandeur, sophistication and timeless elegance. In the last decade, there has been a significant hospitality building boom, worldwide. As these chains expand, not only numbers but also in geography, it has been a challenge for these hotels to keep up their renowned standards. Nevertheless, the international luxury hotels we have cherry-picked have succeeded in delivering the standards that indulgent travellers expect. Here are our top 5 most prestigious hotels in the world.
The Westin Excelsior, Rome
The Westin Excelsior was built in 1906 and was the first luxury hotel built in that part of Rome, Via Veneto. The hotel has featured in a number of films over the 100 years it has been open including La Dolce Vita, Two Weeks in Another Town and The Winds of War. The Westin Excelsior now boasts subline fitness facilities, the Kami Wellness Centre, an indoor swimming pool, a business centre, babysitting services and multi-lingual staff.
Make sure to visit the Trevi Fountain which is less a mile from The Westin Excelsior and dine in the Doney Restaurant. If you’re looking to upgrade, then ask to escape to the Villa La Cupola, located on the hotel rooftop and features a walk-in closet, private jacuzzi, library, private butler, panoramic views, private wine cellar, private elevator and marble staircase leading to the villa’s entertainment floor.
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Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey
The Mardan Palace Hotel was built in 2009 by a Russian billionaire, Telman Ismailov, in Antalya, Turkey. It boasts the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean which spans over 5 acres and fits 1,000 guests. In the centre of the swimming pool is a seafood restaurant surrounded by four aquariums. It is known to be the most expensive luxury hotel in Europe and features 17 bars, ten restaurants, a spa and an additional sunken aquarium containing 2,400 exotic fish.
The resort also had over 9,000 tonnes of white sand flown in from Egypt for their man-made beach. The hotel itself was built out of 10,000 m2 of gold, 23,000 m2 of Italian Marble and 500,000 individual crystals. The Marden Palace Hotel has been attended by a number of luminaries such as Paris Hilton, Mariah Carey, Richard Gere, Seal and Kendall Jenner. Because of the vast number of luxury facilities the hotel provides, you’ll find that during your stay, there is little reason to leave.
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The Plaza, New York City
Built in 1907, The Plaza boasts some of the most incredible views of Manhattan. The building is 195 meters tall and contains 50 floors. In 1969, due to the iconic architecture of the building, it was deemed a National Historic Landmark. Within the hotel itself, are a number of luxury bars and restaurants including the Champagne bar, The Palm Court, The Rose Club, The Oak Room and the Todd English Food Hall. You can also request in-room dining which is available 24/7.
Although The Plaza is located next to Central Park and therefore just a step away from a number of lavish designer stores such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Tiffany & Co., the hotel itself is also home to several boutiques and shops. The Plaza Boutique & The Plaza Beauty Shoppe are located on the Concourse Level of The Plaza and markets luxury accessories, original gifts and designer apparel. The renowned NYC hotel has also featured in a number of blockbuster films such as North by Northwest, Home Alone 2, Bride Wars and The Great Gatsby.
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Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
The Burj Al Arab Hotel is set on its own man-made island and resembles a billowing sail. The hotel features two pools, a swim-up bar, a sandy beach and a spa. The Talise Spa contains gender separated infinity pools overlooking the ocean, several saunas, plunge pools and steam rooms. There are 202 suites within the Burj Al Arab, with some of the rooms comprising oversized sofas, gold espresso machines, whirlpool baths and full-size Hermès conveniences.
There are an additional nine restaurants to choose from. The Ultimate (Al Muntaha), on the 27th floor, accessible via a panoramic elevator and is located 200m above the Persian Gulf. There is also The Oyster (Al Mahara) which is an underwater restaurant containing a large seawater aquarium and reachable via a simulated submarine. If you’re thinking of travelling to the Burj Al Arab with children, then make sure to take full advantage of the family-friendly facilities. There is unlimited access to the Sinbad’s Kid’s Club and Wild Wadi which is available for children aged one to 12 years old.
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The Boulders, Arizona
The Boulders Hotel in Arizona is a luxurious spa and champion golf club set in 1,300 acres of Sonoran Desert and incorporates panoramic views of 12 million-year-old boulder formations. At night the boulders are illuminated by coloured spotlights, highlighting the magnitude and magnificence of natural phenomenon. The hotel itself includes a number of unique and relaxing facilities for guests to utilise. Make sure to take full advantage of the World Class Golf facilities, the luxurious spa, premier tennis courts and four swimming pools.
The hotel also provides a number of outdoor adventures including hot air balloon rides, tours of the Grand Canyon, horseback riding, rock climbing, star gazing and moonlight bike riding. When it comes to dining, the hotel has five southwestern inspired restaurants and bars including the Discovery Lounge, The Spa Cafe and the Spotted Donkey Cantina. For more information about the rooms available to reserve, take a look at the Boulders Spa & Resort website.
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Here we have selected only five of the most prestigious hotels in the world covering Europe, Asia and the United States. When it comes to facilities, hospitality, design, decor and locations, each one of these hotels goes above and beyond to provide you with an unforgettable experience. For airport taxi transfers from Milton Keynes, get in touch with Admiral Airport Taxi’s today, who are guaranteed to start your holiday of luxury off in the best way possible.