What does a luxurious hotel look like to you? Is it spacious suites with in-room massages? Perhaps it’s fine dining with the best chefs from around the world curating their delectable delights. Or maybe it’s the service that goes above and beyond. Whatever your idea of luxury, the hotels on our list have it in abundance – and more. So read on and discover where you can find the most luxurious hotels in the world and what to expect from these five-star delights.
The Palms, Las Vegas 🎰
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless it’s telling people about your experience at The Palms. Easily one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, The Palms has penthouses, villas and themed suites designed for a wild party or two. We’re talking lavish living, with some rooms featuring over 8,500-square-feet of space and amenities like a 17-seat bar, game area, private pool and a massage room. You’ll be hard-pressed to find hotel rooms as unique as the ones at The Palms.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai 🇦🇪
Spend a night or two at Burj Al Arab, the seventh-tallest hotel in the world. It also happens to be one of the most extravagant, with features like a pillow menu so you can get the right shape, size and feel for a great night’s sleep. Oh, and there are also 24-carat-gold leaf walls, full-sized Hermes amenities in every suite, top-class services and a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce to whizz you around. The Burj Al Arab is regarded as a seven-star hotel (even though the official rating is 5, the highest available), and it’s easy to see why.
The Chedi Andermatt, Swiss Alps ⛰️
The Swiss Alps is a favourite destination for many who want to catch up with some skiing. If you’re going to do the Alps in style, stay at The Chedi Andermatt. This luxury five-star hotel has an award-winning spa spread across 2,400 square metres with indoor and outdoor pools. Plus, there are five dining options, such as a stylish Michelin-star Japanese restaurant, and every single one of the rooms has its own fireplace. So get nice and snug after a long day of skiing while enjoying the ultimate luxury at The Chedi Andermatt.
The Westin Excelsior, Rome 🇮🇹
Set in the Via Veneto district, The Westin Excelsior is well known for its Villa La Cupola suite. It cost a cool £5m to renovate and is spread across two floors, making it the largest hotel suite in Italy. Furnishings are grand and classic, and the rooms come with their own private fitness area, Jacuzzi and a formal dining room in case you plan on entertaining. While the other rooms at The Westin Excelsior are relatively affordable (as far as a five-star hotel is concerned), the Villa La Cupola suite is the type of place you stay at if money is no object.
&Beyond Mnemba Island 🏖️
Head to &Beyond on Mnemba Island and enjoy a slice of paradise just off the northeast coast of Zanzibar. The resort only accommodates 20 guests at a time, so you can kick back and relax while having the island to yourself. You even get your own stretch of beachfront, where you can laze the day away on the soft sands. Swimming, kayaking and snorkelling activities are available for watersports seekers, while those looking for a more chill holiday can enjoy a massage on the beach.
The Ritz Carlton, Wolfsburg 🇩🇪
Who needs to visit Berlin or Munich when you can enjoy one of the most luxurious hotels in the world with a visit to Wolfsburg? The legendary Ritz Carlton is located in Germany’s fifth-largest city and is set in the Volkswagen Autostadt theme park. Ok, so hear us out – a theme park (especially one focused on cars) might not sound like somewhere to enjoy five-star luxury, but the Ritz Carlton offers contemporary rooms with minimalist decor plus a two-bedroom black and white suite with a steam shower, fireplace and pool table. Then there are the hotel amenities, which include a three-star Michelin restaurant, floating outdoor swimming pool and a spa with organic treatments.
The Plaza, New York City 🗽
It won’t come as a surprise to learn that the most famous city in the world features one of the most luxurious hotels. Enjoy the best of New York with a stay at The Plaza, which has been a midtown Manhattan spot of elegance, style and luxury since first opening its doors. For more than 100 years, The Plaza has welcomed some of the snazziest hotel guests around, be it Hollywood stars, world leaders or royalty. It’s positioned so you can see the best of the city, and the service is some of the best you can expect in any hotel around the world.
Conrad, Maldives 🐠
The Conrad hotel is located on Rangali Island and features no less than 12 restaurants to dine at. The one that will catch your eye is the underwater dining room, where you can chow down on world-class food surrounded by the ocean. Enhance your stay at the Muraka Suite, which is located over two levels and features a master bedroom 16 feet below sea level and has floor-to-ceiling windows with direct views of the ocean. Other benefits include private jet skies, a butler and private chef, an on-call fitness trainer and an outdoor deck with an infinity pool and hot tub.
The most luxurious hotels in the world
The hotels on our list allow guests to embrace true luxury with benefits like private butlers and Michelin-star restaurants. These are the cream of the crop when it comes to five-star accommodation and offer visitors a chance to enjoy their holidays in style.