MIN’s travel editors have traveled east and west to bring you the world’ most luxurious hotels! Here are our top 5, offering world-class rooms, customer service, and of course, the best fine dining restaurants to be found in the four corners of the world.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Boasting 394 rooms and suites, 40 meeting and conference spaces, numerous pools and fountains, full-fledged spa, a white sandy beach, and over 1,000 crystal chandeliers, Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace is a USD 3 billion investment dream come true! Unparalleled luxury is promised in the heart of the UAE’s capital, thanks to several lavish suites that are fully furnished with the finest quality bed linens, sofas and state of the art electronics. Travel photography buffs will particularly enjoy the palace’s 114 breath-taking 18-meter high domes that are perfectly spaced all over the property. Private butler service is also available around the clock.
Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey
Mardan Palace Hotel is a dream come true in the heart of Antalya, thanks to a USD 1.65 billion investment by Russian Billionaire, Telman Ismailov. The property boasts the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean and accommodates over 1,000 guests. Mardan Palace is considered to be one of the most elite and luxurious hotels in Europe and rightfully so: it features 10 dining hot spots, 17 bars, a spa, and get this – a sunken aquarium full of exotic fish. And if that’s not enough to impress you, well then here’s an outrageous fact: 9,000 tons of white sand were flown from Egypt to complete the property’s private beach! Oh, and not surprisingly, you also have the option of 24/7 personal butler service.
Atlantis Paradise, Bahamas
Who wouldn’t want to stay in a hotel called Paradise, right? The Atlantis Paradise is considered to be the premier luxury resort destination in the Bahamas. The property is famous for its Royal Towers Bridge Suite, perfectly situated on the 23rd floor, and includes 10 rooms, full length windows, a grand piano, entertainment centers, a 22-karat chandelier, whirlpool tubs and a private staff of seven to look after you throughout your stay. Who would ever want to leave this paradise?
Secrets Marquis, Los Cabos
Massive waterfalls, spectacular infinity pools, a serene spa, and specially commissioned sculptures; these are just a few characteristics of the Secrets Marquis, located in Los Cabos. You can event spot migrating whales from the comfort of your luxurious room’s private balcony. The property has long been a site for Hollywood’s hottest celebrities as well as top VIP foreign dignitaries.
The Westin Excelsior, Rome
A magnificent property in Rome’s Via Veneto district, the Westin Excelsior was built in 1906. While several rooms are quite affordable, the hotel’s Villa La Cupola stands out as a marvelously luxurious suite that has been recently refurbished for a whopping USD 7 million. Known as the largest suite in Italy, the suite is furnished in an old style, yet features state-of-the-art tech equipment, a private fitness room, sauna, steam, and Jacuzzi. A formal dining room along with cathedral style domes are also included.