7 Best Luxury Hotels in the World 

Travel aficionados are in quest of  all-encompassing travel experiences, that would be etched in their memories for posterity. Considering, the countless destinations that are worth seeing on this planet, and the likelihood of visiting each is once. Holidaymakers are opting for the best and most luxurious hotels for their stay. Comfort, warm hospitality, perks and a stylish ambience are features that tops the list. Statistics  over the past three months show nearly 52% people prefer luxury getaways and 30% are for budget.

Palazzo Versace

This world-class hotel is an epitome of luxury and sophistication,  in   an idyllic setting of the   Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  The circular shaped, palazzo like building has interiors and furnishings from the house of  renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace. Consisting of rooms, suites and condominiums, the cream hued exteriors stands out for its unique architecture. The condominiums are two bedroom ultra-luxurious apartments with a huge drawing room, attached balconies and a well equipped kitchen cum dining area for a complete home like experience. These condominiums can be used for residential purposes as well.  

Ritz Carlton Singapore 


This five star property  is a swanky  high rise, towering up to thirty floors. Guests can reach the top-most floor from the ground level within magical few seconds. Centrally located in the Marina Bay area, the hotel offers sweeping views  of Singapore. Rooms are contemporary, with a combination of fine leather and wood interiors.

If you really want to enjoy a great experience here , don’t  skip the evening high tea arranged at the  top floor club lounge. It’s almost as if you are perched amongst the clouds and the skies !! Not just for the  gastronomical range of confectionary, cakes, sandwiches and beverages but  breathtaking views around – of the Singapore flyer wheel and Marina Bay Sands across. And if peering down 30 floors doesn’t make you feel tizzy – go ahead and do that to find minuscule version of people, cars and buildings. 

The award winning chain of  Taj hotels are recognized for maintaining their high standards of hospitality. 
Pierre Pierre New York 

Is one of the best places to stay when  in New York. Situated in Manhattan, this property from the Taj group of hotels is a heritage building , just next door to the lush Central Park. As you enter into the magnificent marble lobby, the warm hospitality meted out to the guests, is  incomparable. Suites (comprising of a hall and plush bedroom) and rooms done up in shades of white, beige or grey set off by classy furniture are absolutely resplendent. Leaving no stone unturned for utmost guest care and comfort.  


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St. James Court, London 

 Another gem from the Taj Group, is the charm of the British capital. Having the benefit of being at a walking distance from the green cover of  St. James Park, this hotel offers guests an experience of a home away from home! Promptly gifting children with cuddly soft toys on arrival or surprising guests with  token gifts on check out, not just creates a personal rapport, makes them feel so special too. 

Services like being served a lavish break-fast spread of your choice (English or Indian) brought in an immaculately set cart, served in your room, are so convenient. Saving guests from scuttling down to the restaurant before the closing hours! 


Taj Vivanta, Langkawi, Malaysia 

Tucked away on the serene Rebak island in Langkawi, this resort is certainly a paradise, every traveler dreams of. The Taj group know how to take hospitality to a whole new level. A joyful half hour speed boat journey brings you  to this one of a kind paradise. Surrounded by aquamarine waters and soothing greenery, the spacious waterfront villas have access to a private beach, where the sea is gentle and calm. Plenty of nooks and spots to be explored  – an organic garden,  wellness center, pool and outdoor activities to indulge in! Of course,  an authentic Malaysian cuisine for a totally wholesome trip experience. 

Lake Palace Udaipur, India

Lying in the midst of a lake, this is  one of the most prestigious of  all Taj properties. Formerly the Maharaja’s summer palace, it has retained its past glory, was later converted into a luxurious five star hotel. A fine blend of the modern and traditional, its  interiors are truly mesmerizing. Most of the ornate design of the structure, the artefacts, furniture and décor are in the typical Rajasthani style.  

Lake Palace

There’s a beautiful garden with swings, lotus-filled ponds, a court-yard where local artisans, musicians and dancers enthrall guests with their performance in the evenings. And above all a huge, open terrace where yoga classes are held every morning. Be prepared for an authentic royal treatment right from arrival till your departure! From marigold flowers showered upon you as you walk through the entrance, to the traditional Indian welcome of a `tilak’ on the forehead and garland offered to you. The rooms are just as extravagant and luxurious, giving a feeling of staying in a beautiful palace from a bygone era, though with all modern amenities.  


Sheraton, Sydney 

Occupies a prime location in the heart of Sydney.  Sheraton has all the qualities of a star hotel. The pent-house suite consisting of a huge master bedroom, drawing cum dining room and a broad, open, airy balcony almost like a terrace.  Excellent views of the Hyde Park in front, façade of skyscrapers as you turn to gaze around, and the iconic Sydney Tower above resembling a mammoth lantern hanging in the night sky. Additionally, the swish bath-room stacked with luxury toiletries and fragrant lotions, for guests to freshen up and feel rejuvenated.

These are few of the most luxurious hotels in the world, worth a stay.

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