When it comes to hotels around the world, there’s luxury and then there’s luxury. In this post, we’re going to be talking about hotels that fall into the latter category. These are places where the accommodations are second to none, the service is even better, and the surroundings are unlike anything you could possibly imagine. As a matter of fact, billions upon billions of dollars have been invested in the construction of these places.
Naturally, you’re going to find a few places that you might already be familiar with. The Plaza in New York City? You can bet that’s on the list. As is the Burj Al Arab Hotel – you know, the one that looks like a sailboat… But, there are some other hotels on this list that you might have never heard of before. These happen to be some of the most exclusive hotels in the entire world, which is probably on account of how much money it costs to stay at them.
So, if you’ve got a taste for the luxurious, you’ve come to the right place. Prepare to be introduced to the most luxurious (and most expensive) hotels in the entire world!
1. Mardan Palace Hotel (Turkey)
Costing well over a billion-and-a-half dollars, this luxurious hotel was conceived by one of Russia’s famed oligarchs, Telman Ismailov.
As you might imagine, no expense has been spared in terms of creating a luxurious environment, and there are over 15 separate bars to visit.
2. The Westin Excelsior (Rome)
Rome is home to some of the finest hotels in the world, and many consider the Westin Excelsior to be the best of them.
The entire hotel has been designed to immerse its guests in Roman luxury, with everything from high-tech amenities to stunning frescos.
3. CusinArt Golf Resort & Spa (Anguilla)
First thing’s first: you’ve got to try the golf course at this hotel. It was designed by the great Greg Norman.
But if golf’s not your thing, then there’s plenty to keep you occupied! How about there $10-million spa, for example?
4. The Boulders (Arizona)
If you want to hobnob with some of the world’s richest people, then you’ll want to book a stay here.
It’s built around a millions-of-years old rock formation, and it will give you the chance to experience Arizona’s environment at its finest.
5. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse (South Africa)
Ultra exclusive and ultra ritzy, this stunning property will give you the experience of life in the South African countryside.
While you’re enjoying the surroundings you’ll never want for anything, thanks to the universally praised and revered service.
6. Atlantis Paradise (Bahamas)
This is the granddaddy of resorts in the entire world, boasting everything from a casino to a waterslide that plunges you into a tunnel beneath sharks.
If you decided to book a stay here, then we’ve got one piece of advice for you: be prepared for an assault on the senses.
7. Al Maha Desert Resort (Dubai)
If the Burj Al Arab Hotel is too much for you (it’s later on the list), then perhaps you’ll enjoy the exclusive privacy of this property.
It features an incredible location in the desert, and each room is outfitted with pretty much anything you could ever want for.
8. Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi)
When you spend over $3 billion on a hotel, you can bet it’s going to be one of the most luxurious in the world.
Boasting a total of 394 suites and guestrooms, visitors to this luxurious hotel will appreciate the hundreds of beautiful chandeliers that hang everywhere.
9. The Plaza (New York City)
When it comes to famed New York City hotels, the Plaza is A-Number-One Duke of New York… And for good reason!
Every inch of this hotel is lovingly appointed, and it gives each guest the chance to experience what life was life for the great monopolists of old America.
10. Palms (Las Vegas)
Quite rapidly, the Palms in Las Vegas has become a hotspot for vacationing Los Angeles millionaires and celebrities.
Given the sheer amount of luxury amenities available there, along with the party scene, it’s easy to understand why.
11. Secret Marquis (Los Cabos)
Los Cabos is beautiful, and the Secret Marquis has the best location there, as well as the most luxury.
While you’re staying here, it’s possible you might be able to wave hello to George Clooney, who owns a villa next door.
12. Burj Al Arab Hotel (Dubai)
When you see a picture of Dubai, you can bet that this sail-shaped hotel will be prominently featured.
The hotel is made up entirely of luxurious suites, and you may never want to leave its grounds given all the high-tech amenities it provides.