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Most Luxurious Hotels in the World

Most Luxurious Hotels in the World


From lodging purposes for sleep, to being a getaway spot for the weekend, hotels have transformed into luxury retreats replete with stunning facilities which are simply amazing to say the least. Luxury has no boundaries and no definitions. From gold plated mirrors to remote controlled bathrooms, to making a grand entry in the hotel by helicopter, or even a chauffeured Rolls Royce or Mercedes, hotels around the world have left no stone unturned in pampering their guests in the lap of extreme luxury.

HolidayMe provides you the list of the most luxurious hotels in the world 2016, which do not only offer luxurious services, but are also known for their excellent hospitality and a lifetime experience that is worth every dollar spent.


Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Discover an opulent retreat in the Emirates Palace – one of the most luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi. This seven-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, showcases the beauty of Arabian culture and has created a niche in luxury hospitality. Being one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, Emirates Palace is also famous for its 24-carat gold facial, exquisite spas, and its reputation as a destination wedding venue is aided by the incredible landscape views, making it the crowning glory of Abu Dhabi.


Emirates Palace Front Entrance (Image: Emirates Palace)
Emirates Palace Front Entrance (Image: Emirates Palace)

Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey

Surrounded by Greek, Roman, and Ottoman historic sites and hilly terrain, soaked by the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and inspired by the ancient architecture of Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Mardan Palace Hotel in Antalya, Turkey is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. This is also the most expensive hotel in the world where a glass of champagne can cost around $25. Rooms are equipped with remote controlled bathrooms, coupled with gold-plated mirrors. Also, its private beach was created by white sand imported all the way from Egypt.


Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey copyright slava296
Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey (Shutterstock – Copyright slava296)


Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

This hotel is the world’s first seven-star hotel. Guests can make an arrival by helicopter or enter in a chauffeured Rolls Royce or Mercedes to truly feel royal. The Burj Al Arab is shaped as a sail and sticks out of a man-made island, making it one of the highly notable and photographed landmarks/building in all of Dubai. Each suite showcases panoramic views of Arabian Gulf, and is decorated with warm and vibrant colors.


Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai ,Copyright Kotsovolos Panagiotis
Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai (Copyright Kotsovolos Panagiotis)


Palms, Las Vegas

Spend a night in the “Gambling Capital of the World”  and savour its various luxuries. This resort in Las Vegas will entertain you in ways you wouldn’t be able to imagine. Have a drink over 50 stories high above the city, enjoy rain dancing next to a sensual poolside lounge which transforms into a hot nightclub by nightfall. This marvelous resort is recognized for its exceptional, luxurious services, and it offers unparalleled views of the city’s stunning skyline on one side and the region’s majestic mountains on the other.


Palms Casino (Image Las Vegas Direct)
Palms Casino Resort (Image: Palms)


The Boulders, Arizona

Deep in the scenic Sonoran Desert foothills of Scottsdale, Arizona, Boulders Resort & Spa, is a truly wonderful retreat for guests. It provides a luxurious desert hideaway, combines world-class service, elegant accommodation, and south-western flair. Not to mention its unsurpassed amenities, this resort is ideal for corporate meetings, family get-togethers, and those seeking a rather romantic weekend. Noted as one of the most luxurious hotels on the planet, this resort has the country’s most renowned golf club, tennis court, and spas. Its tranquil atmosphere allows you to relax and escape to paradise.


The Boulders Resort & Spa (Image: Boulders Resort)
The Boulders Resort & Spa (Image: Boulders Resort)


Four Seasons George V, Paris

Are you searching for a magical or romantic getaway in the city of lights? What could be a better way than staying in one of the most lux hotels in the world – Four seasons George V, Paris. Offering over  244 gracefully appointed guest rooms designed and decorated by none other than an exquisite art collection, each fully equipped with in-suite fine dining. Whether it’s personalized or impeccable services, or the rejuvenating top-notch spa, at Four Seasons George V, you will find it all. With its unmatched services, it’s an experience you will never forget in the city of love.


View from the Presidential Suite - Four Seasons George V (Image Four Seasons)
View from the Presidential Suite – Four Seasons George V (Image: Four Seasons)



InterContinental Hong Kong

Renowned for its unmatched views of Victoria Harbour, and the city’s picturesque skyline as the backdrop, the InterContinental Hong Kong is noted as one of the best luxurious hotels in the world. Experience the stunning views of Hong Kong from an extraordinary vantage point, or gaze over the skyline while relaxing in the infinity spa pool. Perfectly designed for both leisure and business travellers, the hotel offers sophisticatedly decorated rooms with a wide range of amenities to ensure maximum luxury. Its presidential suite is recognized as Asia’s most lavish suite.


Intercontiental Hong Kong (Wikipedia Common This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license
Intercontiental Hong Kong (Image : Wikipedia under the Creative Commons License)

Atlantis the Palm

For those who are looking for an pleasurable beach escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Atlantis the Palm is the perfect destination. From the top things to do in Dubai list, the underwater suites that this hotel offers are truly magical. Located on the world’s largest man-made island, stepping into the Atlantis is like stepping into a totally different world altogether. Recognized as one of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai, it offers deluxe guest rooms in which guests can view unforgettable sunsets over the island. Its grandeur and opulence is mesmerizing to all who visit it.


Atlantis the Palm (Image: Flickr Werner Bayer)
Atlantis the Palm (Image: Flickr Werner Bayer)



Disclaimer:  This was sponsored by HolidayMe 

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Osiris Tours
    January 22, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Such an inspiring post about the most luxurious hotels in the world. I enjoyed reading about the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. This place was the only and 7 stars hotel in the whole world. It is more than a hotel, it is a piece of the paradise on the earth.
    Thank you for sharing

    • Carmen
      January 23, 2016 at 11:06 am

      I hope to make it to Dubai one day soon and experience the Burj Al Arab Hotel first hand.

  2. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)
    January 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I’d heard or seen many of these on the list during my travels except for Boulders and I’ve got to say, that one appeals the most – it sounds absolutely spectacular and so unique. I’m yet to visit Arizona but would love to stay there!

    • Carmen
      January 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      I’ve visited Arizona several times and it certainly a great vacation destination.

  3. Sandy N Vyjay
    February 14, 2017 at 1:45 am

    All of the hotels are the epitome of elegance and luxury. Each one is a gem and staying there a unique experience in itself. My personal favourite would be Atlantis-the Palm.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      February 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      That’s one of my favorites too! All great properties.

  4. kazim
    April 16, 2018 at 5:08 am

    amazing to see that you included two hotels from UAE in your list. Yeah you are right about the BURJ Al Arab, it is the real hotel. not just a hotel more than hotel, your home and feels like a paradise at earth.

    • Carmen Edelson
      April 17, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      It absolutely blew me away!

  5. Andrew Simons
    January 9, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Hi Carmen,
    Great list to read especially the Burj Al Arab is always my favorite place to spend vacations. Thanks for sharing
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    • Carmen Edelson
      January 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      It’s such an incredible place, Andrew!

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