Luxury Hotels Around the World – Part 1

Decadence at its most outrageous, this is a five-star heaven for those who can afford it. Everybody dreams of relaxing in pure luxury and being pampered from head to toe, and in these hotels we are about to uncover that is just what you will get.

Dubai – Burj Al Arab Hotel

Instantly recognisable, the Burj Al Arab Hotel is an architectural gem. Resembling a billowing ship’s sail this hotel is one of the most photographed landmarks in the Middle East. The interior does not disappoint either, as all suites are duplex and span two floors, with the most modern amenities. Try playing tennis on the hovering tennis courts or taking a ride in the hotel’s own chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce fleet.

Arizona – The Boulders

If your idea of heaven is staying at a swanky golf resort and spa, then the Boulders is one of the world’s best. Adding to all this luxury is the location, everything is set in the surreal 12 million-year-old rock formations cropping out of the amazing Sonoran Desert deep in Arizona. There are two championship class golf courses to choose from and one of the best detox/spa compounds in the USA.

Cote d’Azur – Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

This grand stately mansion perched over the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea is set among nine hectares of manicured gardens that are fully landscaped. The whole feeling of this hotel is one of grandeur of days gone past from the 1920’s. But don’t be fooled by the Louis XV décor, this hotel has every modern convenience you could possibly want. Including five tennis courts, 33 beach cabins, one of the most celebrated restaurants in France, even a seafront diving board. A stay at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc does not come cheap, but if you are rubbing shoulders with celebrities there is a premium.

Las Vegas – Palms

Everything about Las Vegas is ostentatious and the Palm does not let you down one iota. The hotel has a reputation for “high roller” style living, and the real money men that come to the gambling capital of the world choose pure luxury in one of the rooftop suites. All appropriately named, such as the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa. This suite alone can hold up to 250 guests for a party, and comes complete with a rooftop Jacuzzi that hangs over the side of the hotel.

Rome – The Westin Excelsior

Being located in the “Eternal City”, it is right and fitting that the Excelsior dates back over a century, indeed it has an impressive pedigree in its location, The Via Veneto district. You don’t need to be a millionaire to stay here, but the Excelsior’s jewel in the crown is the magnificent Villa La Cupola Suite which has been lavishly restored at a cost of $7 million. This highly impressive suite covers two floors, making it amazingly the largest suite in Italy. The furnishing as you would expect are grand, but the high-tech gadgetry is definitely state of the art. The suite also has its own fitness room, sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and formal dining area.

These most luxurious of hotels are so different in concept, size, design, and decor but they all have one thing in common……it is luxury at the highest degree.