In search of somewhere grand to wine and dine, and see and be seen?
All around the world, there are some of the greatest sights to be encountered and some of the finest hotels to live it up in. Depending on one’s own personal tastes, these breathtaking sights could involve exploration, suntanning, or living an extravagant life of opulence.
For this fun list, we have recorded some of the most expensive luxurious hotels this beautiful world has to offer. Be sure to pack your top designer-brand luggage with the most fashionable clothing, handbags, and shoes for these hotspots!
10. Secrets Marquis, Los Cabos
Awe-inspiring, beautiful, and extraordinary, the Secrets Marquis is ideally situated on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, between a calm desert and the restless Sea of Cortes. The remarkable hotel lobby leads out to paradise on earth. Adorned with uniquely commissioned sculptures, hotel guests (many of whom are celebrities), get to enjoy bedazzling infinity pools, enormous waterfalls, and a lavish tranquil spa. Whether indoors or outdoors, there is always something to rave about. Even from one’s own deluxe bedroom, migrating whales can be spotted in the distance from the balcony, and personal swimming pools are made available to those who rent out private villas.
9. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla
Who names a resort after the famous food processor? Why, the creators of CuisinArt who bring you this beautiful Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla, of course. It was initially built for the owner with the intention of being his personal tropical playground. Some time later, it became larger to accommodate guests and celebrities looking for rejuvenation away from the public eye. Plush rooms and Moorish-inspired villas surround the large piece of land, with stunning views of the country’s world-class beaches. Recently, the Venus Spa & Fitness complex was renovated for a mere $10 million dollars, and if that was not enough, their Greg Norman-designed golf course was just constructed for $50 million dollars.
8. The Boulders, Arizona
Yet another prestigious golf resort and spa, The Boulders has an exceptionally stylish design that was constructed by Mother Nature herself. The twelve-million-year-old formation of massive rocks is a stunning sight to see and difficult to compete against. It spans over 1,300 acres of surreal land in the Sonoran Desert, guaranteeing the utmost relaxation and solitude, and promising to breathe life back into its well-treated guests. The spa compound is colossal, as are their two top-ranking golf courses. The gated Villa Retreat offers a highly secluded area for celebrities seeking privacy and freedom from disturbance.
7. The Palms, Las Vegas
The Palms luxury resort and hotel in Las Vegas has plenty to offer, such as a 5-star dining experience, a wild nightlife, and mind-blowing entertainment. Famous for high-roller living, the Palms is the greatest way one can get acquainted with Sin City. Want to take it up a notch? The Hugh Hefner Sky Villa. The name says it all. There really is no better way to indulge in the prestige that the hotel has to offer its guests. This lavish rooftop suite can accommodate up to 250 people for the soirée of a lifetime. The star of the show is its monstrous jacuzzi that hangs over The Strip, and if that does not satisfy the ultimate Playboy fantasy, the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa also includes a private glass elevator leading to the room, a full bar, rotating bed, entertainment room, gym, and sauna, to name a few.
6. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
Inspired by the mythical lost city of Atlantis, the swanky hotel and resort is built upon 141-acres of land and crystal blue waters. Recognized as one of the hottest spots in the Bahamas, Atlantis Paradise Island is a sight to see and an exciting experience to be had. Featuring a casino, marine habitat, water park, and rejuvenating spa, to name a few, this is a playground for adults and children, alike. The Royal Towers Bridge Suite on the 23rd floor is what really sets this opulent hotel and resort apart from most others. Made up of ten ritzy suites that feature 12-foot ceilings and massive full-length windows offering exquisite views, the floor boasts twin entertainment centres, a grand piano, whirlpool tubs and an extravagant dining room that has a 22-karat gold chandelier sure to light up the room. To provide even greater service, there are seven staff members who will answer your every beck and call.
5. The Plaza, New York City
New York City, the centre of the universe, has it all: the glitz, the glam, the rat-infested shoebox apartments, and swarms of bedbugs. All of that adds to its appeal, however. The Plaza is an iconic landmark built in 1907, and in 1969, it was appointed as a National Historic Landmark. Providing some of the most breathtaking views of Manhattan, The Plaza is a classy New York-staple and typically the leading choice of top notch clientele. The Royal Plaza Suite is, perhaps, its greatest accomplishment. It gives guests a taste of elegant old-world charm, with numerous amenities and services that include a butler, formal dining room, fully equipped kitchen, grand piano, and gym. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom luxury suite is also serviced by a private elevator.
4. Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
Built in the shape of a waving sail, Dubai’s infamous Burj Al Arab hotel is the epitome of class and stellar design. Over the years, it has made numerous appearances in photographs and built quite a name for itself in the industry, especially as the world’s most luxurious seven-star hotel. Filled with two-floor suites and floor-to-ceiling windows spanning across the room, the hotel has more to offer than mere breathtaking views. From a helipad to a sky-high tennis court, the finest of dining experiences to a wild nightlife, the options are abundant, countless, and worthwhile. The same could be said about the thorough customer service, in-suite check-in, personal butlers who are on-call 24/7, and their fleet of Rolls-Royce-driving chauffeurs.
3. The Westin Excelsior, Rome
Built in the early 1900’s, Rome’s Westin Excelsior has left its mark in the district of Via Veneto. While many may find their digs reasonably priced, the hotel is highly commended for their masterpiece, the Villa La Cupola Suite. As of recently, the room has been revamped to a tune of $7 million dollars. For those with bottomless bank accounts, the largest suite in all of Italy is an undying favourite. It takes up two entire floors and comes equipped with traditional furnishings, state-of-the-art technology, cathedral-style domes that have been hand-frescoed, a formal dining area, and a private fitness room, sauna, steam bath, and jacuzzi.
2. Mardan Palace Hotel, Antalya
In the gorgeous country of Turkey, the Mardan Palace Hotel was built in 2009 for a whopping $1.65 billion by Russian billionaire, Telman Ismailov. Capable of fitting up to 1,000 guests, the hotel features the largest dipping pool that the tropical Mediterranean has to offer. Being one of the finest in the region, the Mardan Palace Hotel has numerous seductive services and qualities, ranging from an exotic fish aquarium to stunning crystal, Italian marble, and gold leaf interiors, and extravagant suites to 24/7 butler service. Moreover, it offers seventeen bars, ten of the finest restaurants, an unsparing spa, and a beautiful beach, in which 9,000 tons of white sand was imported from Egypt for.
1. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
This hotel is absolutely magnificent. Boasting 394 exquisite rooms and suites, 40 conference rooms, fine dining and nightlife, a beautiful white sand beach, numerous fountains and dipping pools, a luxurious spa, the finest of marble shipped in from abroad, and over 1,000 crystal chandeliers, the Emirates Palace is the definition of Arab money. Ideally situated and perfectly equipped, its variety of plush features will definitely satisfy the needs of, both; business clientele and vacationers. Fit for a king, the Emirates Palace is adorned with all things royal and is sure to make its guests feel like no less than royalty.