From London to Australia, these stunning 35 properties need to become part of your bucket list. Depending on your mood, each of them was meant to inspire your creativity and help you live life to your fullest potential. Experience culture, impeccable service and views of natural wonders:
35. Carlton Hotel St. Moritz, St Moritz, Switzerland
The Carlton Hotel St. Moritz lures in guests from all over the world. With its stunning array of views featuring Lake St Moritz and the Swiss Alps, the Carlton has become a favorite for winter enthusiasts, professional athletes, and all visitors who love incredible outlooks.
34. Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino, Italy
Belmond Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare, located atop Portofino’s hillside, gifts its guests with romantic harbor views and ancient villa structures that create an easygoing ambience. As one of Europe’s most expensive resort hotels, these intimate properties are continuously sought after and remain one of Portofino’s grandest treasures.
33. Grand-Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat, Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, France
The Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat is an ideal location for soaking up the sun, the views, and the waters of the French Riviera. Spend a sophisticated stay dining under the pine trees, delighting next to the Mediterranean, and diving into the Olympic seawater pool by the seashore.
32. The Siam Bangkok, Thailand
The Siam Hotel is the pinnacle of oriental serenity in a contemporary setting. With private lush gardens and exclusive open-air terraces, this riverside property takes guests away from the rush of Bangkok and exposes them to traditional Thai tranquility.
31. Four Seasons Firenze, Florence, Italty
The Four Seasons Firenze’s marble aged majesty has attracted the likes of Italy’s finest for centuries. Brimming with abundant artistry and greenery, this masterpiece is inlaid with an elegance that only comes with the refinement of Florence.
30. Park Hyatt, Sydney, Australia
The Park Hyatt Sydney’s modern interior and unrivaled views of the Sydney Opera House cater to the many celebrities and return guests who could not imagine staying anywhere else. The inclusion of the hotel’s sleek surroundings and premier finishes are the perfect touch to guests Sydney vacations.
29. Tak Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, India
Truly the very image of palatial, the Taj Falaknuma Palace features an impressive blend of opulent European dignity and charming Hyperbadi trimmings. This monumentally spacious property is as fit for royalty today as it was in generations past.
28. Amangani, Jacksonhole, Wyoming
Amangani, meaning ‘peaceful home’, is the intimate hideaway situated on the cliffs of the Grand Teton behemoth. The resorts natural warmth and stony fixtures produces a modern cavernous setting that pairs perfectly with the open Wyoming expanse.
27. Shangri-la, Paris, France
Initially the home of a Bonaparte, the Shangri-La Paris has opened its gilded French doors to travelers craving a distinctive Parisian experience. The intricate furnishings of guest terraces partnered with incredible Eiffel Tower views shape the elegant atmosphere featured in the Shangri-La.
26. Four Seasons, Istanbul
The simply noble exterior greeting guests sets the tone for the light and airy interior of the Four Seasons Istanbul at Bosphorus. From its numerous arches and ivory pillars, the hotel gives its visitors incredible views of the water just steps away from the center of Istanbul.
25. Ritz Carlton , Hong Kong
The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, the world’s highest hotel, has the privilege of providing its guests with unrivaled panoramas featuring Victoria Harbor and the Hong Kong mainland. As one of Hong Kong’s shiniest, ultra-modern properties, the Ritz attracts the world’s jet setters and prominent individuals.
24. Finca Cortesin, Casares, Spain
The airy sunny atmosphere of Finca Cortesin’s sprawling grassy outdoors is obtainable only for its lucky hotel guests. Private access to the resort’s golf academy and luxurious spa make the Fina Cortesin a highly demanded vacation spot.
23. Fregate Island Private, Mahe, Seychelles
Because of the highly limited access to the island, the elite hotel guests at the Fregate Island Private enjoy this getaway paradise exclusively to themselves. This enchanting island with its many villas and scenic spots presents a refuge away from a typical tropic vacation.
22. Burj Al Arab, Dubai
The Burj Al Arab is the world’s only 7 star property located on an artificial island off the coast of Dubai. From arriving by helicopter to private beach access and dining next to aquariums, the Burj Al Arab provides guests with a colorful, striking atmosphere that is hard to find anywhere else.
21. La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco
Preferred by diplomats, celebrities, and presidents, La Mamounia has been the host of important figures since the days of Churchill. With its Moorish, antique design, the property extends its arm to any guest looking for a luxurious Moroccan vacation.
20. Hotel St Barth Isle de France, St Barths
With each guest having his or her own individually decorated room, the comforting charm of the Hotel St. Barth Isle de France creates a relaxing environment able to soothe any weary traveler. The intimate property makes staying at the beach an incredibly bright prospect.
19. JK Place Capril
With incredibly friendly but professional staff and the illumination of the sun on the sea, the JK Place Capri is a great place for dining, lounging, and overlooking the Marina Grande. Fashioned like a luxurious home, JK Capri continuously draws guests to its lovely classic property.
18. Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy
To find the splendor and richness of Venice, search no further than Hotel Danieli. Created in the fourteenth century for European nobility, the hotel’s Gothic style recreates the essence of the palace it had once been and treats guests to the mastery of Venetian creations.
17. Esperanza Resort, Cabo San Lucas
The gorgeous infinity pool, the delectable restaurants, and the calming atmosphere make it no surprise that the Esperanza Resort is noted as one of the best. A personal casita, waving palm trees, and cascading elegant stone structures above the Sea of Cortez are all ready and carved out for your Baja trip.
16. Langham Hotel, Shanghai
The Langham Hotel Shanghai’s heavily windowed exterior adds a lighter ambience to its sleek modern rooms to make it the envy of other Shanghai properties. Found in the entertainment area of Shanghai, the hotel is a favorite amongst shoppers, city dwellers, and culture fiends alike. Be sure to try the afternoon tea which is a collaboration with the diamond company, Dimiani.
15. Ellerman House, Capetown, South Africa
Known as a ‘luxurious home from home’, the Ellerman House, overlooking Bantry Bay, delivers an unrivaled calm from its private balconies that can usually only be found in a person’s own house. With the finest collections of local South African art and wine, and the sweeping water vistas, the Ellerman holds onto its place as one of Capetown’s great boutique hotels.
14. Sandy Lane, St James, Barbados
The privacy and the comfort of the guests is top priority in Sandy Lane. From making sure the guests are refreshed and lavished from their arrival to providing huge accommodations, there is no wonder that Sandy Lane is one of the most exclusive hotels in the Caribbean.
13. Villa de’este, Lake Como, Italy
The Villa d’Este, on the seafront of Lake Como in Italy, provides the privacy sought after by the many Hollywood persons who frequent the hotel and the charm of the Italian seaside all wrapped into one. Originally a convent turned aristocratic home, this century’s current aristocrats still favor the resort for their lounging and reclining.
12. Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo’s Hotel de Paris is carpeted with intricate furnishings, enchanting interiors, and excellent views that retain the luxury and splendor of Monaco. Guests rave about the wine kept in the central cellar, which is watched over by 7 cellar keepers daily, and the gorgeous chandeliers and flower arrangements that blend into the setting during drinks.
11. The Montage, Beverly Hills, California
Among the Spanish, Italian, Moroccan infused architecture, anyone who is anyone in the movie business can be found at The Montage in Beverly Hills. Just like a movie set, The Montage remains impeccable and a perfect setting for any guest’s trip to California.
10. Halekulani, Honolulu, Oahu
Surfers, worldwide travelers, and every guest at Honolulu’s Halekulani enthusiastically spend their days saying Aloha to their next-door neighbor, Waikiki Beach. From the balconies to the pool, the Halekulani’s guests are treated to incredible ocean sights and VIP service that make the hotel a preferred destination for Hawaii guests.
9. Hotel de l’ Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spotted right on Amsterdam’s Amstel River, the Hotel de l’Europe lights up the block for anyone who desires to enter its presence. As a favorite dinnertime hangout for well-known celebrities, the hotel’s Bvlgari toiletries and the presence of Freddie Heineken’s chosen collection of Dutch Masters are just an added bonus for its guests during their stays.
8. Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain
Three words to describe the Hotel Arts Barcelona are eye-catching, cool, and unique. With the hotel’s personal ‘coolhunter’ to find guests all the local hotspots and events in the city and the giant metal sculpture, the hotel is not a place anyone is to forget quickly.
7. Rocco Forte de Rome, Berlin, Germany
A landmark of the 19h century, the exterior of the Rocco Forte de Rome’s architectural resplendence demonstrates the ornate design of old Berlin. With a gorgeous outer appearance and a contemporary inward layout, the hotel takes guests’ breath away both inside and out.
6. Palacio Duhua-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
With its own hotel art gallery, a private cheese room in the vinoteca, and pristine furnishings, the Palacio Duhua-Park Hyatt sets the tone for a setting of indulgence and elegance. It also helps that it is located on one of the most sought-after areas in Buenos Aires, making it a favorite among the fashionable and the stylish.
5. The Dolder Grand – Zurich Switzerland
Glamour, exquisite décor, and Zurich vistas are all available to guests from the comfort of The Dolder Grand’s balconies. With beautiful surroundings and impeccable service and genuine friendliness from the staff, the Dolder Grand makes guests feel comfortable and welcome from their first step in.
4. Four Seasons, Chiang Mai, Thailand
The blend of Western-Thai luxury found in the guests pavilions of the Four Seasons Chiang Mai attracts the best of the best for a unique Thai stay. With the option of private access to the hotel’s cooking school and golf coaching, and the everyday scenery of rice paddies and mountain range views, the Four Seasons Chiang Mai remains a favorite to everyone who treads on the property.
3. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Te Awanga, New Zealand
New Zealand is renowned for its beauty and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers paints the perfect picture of an outdoorsman’s paradise. With one of the world’s best golf courses, the working farm on property, and kiwi tracking programs, these handfuls of cottages make for a remarkable New Zealand experience.
2. The Nam Hai, Hoi An Vietname
The Nam Hai in Vietnam presents a harmonious balance of the modern resort lined with traditional Vietnamese influences. Guests love that the hotel does not impose on the gorgeous stretch of beach but rather brings its guests closer to the shore and the relaxation that comes with it.
Nestled between 7 ancient Chinese temples, Amanfayun is housed in a 1000 year old Chinese Village. The restaurant is known for having some of the best vegetables in the world. Take Tai Chi lessons from a master who will come directly to your villa! Located just 45 minutes from Shanghai by highspeed train, when you visit this place, you will find your inner zen.
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