The world’s top hotels are places where the word luxury doesn’t do justice. They are places where guests are indulged and pampered in the finest surroundings in some of the world’s greatest places.
The Peninsula Hotel – Hong Kong
A symbol of Hong Kong’s colonial past, the Peninsula Hotel is known as the Grand Dame of the Far East and has hosted countless dignitaries and diplomats in its 80-year history. Views of Victoria Harbour are enhanced by the hotel’s classic furnishings and marble accents. Guests can watch traditional junk ships sail across the water while taking in the best high tea in Asia.
Villa Feltrinelli – Lake Garda, Italy
Sitting along the shores of Lake Garda in Italy, Villa Feltrinelli consists of 21 extraordinary rooms. Featuring terraces with views of one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes, guests can indulge in la dolce vita right from their suite.
The Dorchester – London, United Kingdom
Overlooking world-famous Hyde Park, the Dorchester mixes modern amenities with art deco charm. Patrons travel the world over the sample the hotel’s afternoon tea selection while celebrities favorite it for its classic styling and guest services.
Singita Sabi Sand – Kruger National Park, South Africa
Leading the way in luxury safaris, Singita offers the quintessential African getaway at its Kruger National Park property. Modern suites with bush twist welcome guests along with friendly staff in place to cater to your every whim. With the expanse of the African bush at your fingertips, visitors can indulge in vintage wines, boutique shopping or even yoga after a day’s excursion through the park.
Palacio Duhau (Park Hyatt) – Buenos Aires, Argentina
The stately Palacio Duhau sits at the heart of urban Buenos Aires. The original structure contains 11 rooms and 12 richly appointed suites. Decorated in a contemporary style, the hotel also offers all the top high-tech amenities business guests and travelers could hope for.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
Located off the coast of Adelaide, the Southern Ocean Lodge sits on a pristine patch of wilderness which the owners of the estate have focused on preserving. One of the best eco-hotels in the world, the lodge offers 21 suites with unobstructed ocean views all within a sustainable environment.
Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens – La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Nestled at the base of a volcano in the Costa Rican jungle, the Nayara Hotel provides a complete escape from the ordinary. Containing 50 charming casitas boasting beautiful hardwood floors, furnishings and jacuzzis, the resort boasts excellent views of Arenal Volcano and surrounding tropical landscape making it a perfect base camp for a luxury adventure holiday.
Hotel de Crillon – Paris, France
The historic Hotel de Crillon helped define the concept of a luxury hotel when it was first opened in 1907. Coming from pedigreed origins in the 1700s, its 147 rooms and suites drip with enough opulence to rival the palaces of Versailles and Fontainebleau. The hotel’s enviable Place de la Concorde address puts guests in the centre of Parisian life, though with spacious suites, three restaurants and a health club, it’s a difficult place to leave.
Oberoi Udaivilas – Udaipur, India
Oberoi Udaivilas is a stunning maze of perfectly preened gardens and corridors resembling a traditional Indian palace. In keeping with the palatial theme, guests to the lakeside are attended to by a personal butler. Its suites are richly appointed in a western style and the hotel itself is surrounded by exquisite courtyards and a semi-private swimming pool.
Singita Grumeti Reserve – Tanzania
Located on the exclusive Sangita Game Reserves, those privileged enough took book a spot in one of Singita’s 7 luxurious cottages will have access to 300,000+ acres of wild Serengeti. Guests are welcome to partake in daily safaris where elephant, zebra and even lion sightings are all in a day’s travel. On site there are a number of amenities to indulge in, including a swimming pool, spa and yoga classes.