The word luxury might be losing its value yet the hotels you will find in this category are definitely worthy of holding this title. Expect uniquely decorated interior and rooms. High level of equipment, rooms with panoramic views and bathrooms you could spend your whole day in. Outstanding dining at the onsite restaurants and the best location you could think of.
Luxury Hotels
'14mar7
Delano  
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Miami Beach is a magnet for celebrities, and you can find some of them at the Delano Hotel. The hotel has been designed to reflect the lifestyle of your average schmo’s wildest dreams. Just check out these indoor/outdoor lobby photos, the landscaped pool, and luxurious day beds. Artwork by Salvador …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'14feb26
Jumeirah  
Port Soller
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Situated on a clifftop between the quaint Port de Sóller and the UNESCO Heritage Tramuntana Mountains, this resort is in a protected enclave, away from the modern world. Your room is a sanctuary that combines tasteful high-tech touches with a traditional ambiance. You have a spacious balcony overlooking the sea …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
'14feb20
Hotel Zetta  
San Francisco
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Located in central San Francisco near SoMa (South Market) and the Westfield mall, Hotel Zetta is one of America’s most technologically advanced hotels. The recent refurbishment has utilized the recycled, the re-used, and re-appropriated. A string of iMacs contrasts with twisted timber detailing. Your room features a “tall desk” where …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'14feb5
The Yeatman  
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This hotel overlooks the Douro River in the World Heritage city of Porto. Enjoy the extensive grounds and sweeping views of the historic city center from your room’s private terrace… perhaps while enjoying a glass of wine or famous Port. Indeed, the restaurant is famed for food and wine pairing …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa   Wine
'14jan29
Masseria  
Cervarolo
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Located in a handful of 16th Century farm buildings perched on a hillock overlooking a fertile plain, this hotel was a working farm for centuries. You can stay in the peculiar “trulli” houses that were the preferred residencies of farm laborers. They are dry-stone conical huts with thatched roofs easily …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Ostuni  Italy  West Europe
'14jan24
Hotel Caruso  
Amalfi Coast
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This original 11th Century palace became the "Pensione Belvedere" hotel in 1893 and, over the years, attracted luminaries such as Jackie Onassis and Virginia Wolf. Currently managed by the luxury hotel group, Belmond, the palace’s present incarnation boasts a cliff-hugging infinity pool that allows you to swim in the fresh …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Ravello  Italy  West Europe
'14jan21
Banyan Tree  
Seychelles
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Located in a lavish hideaway on Mahe Island – the largest and most jungle-strewn island in Seychelles – the Banyan Tree consists of 47 villas built along the beach or set in lush tropical vegetation. Your villa is decorated using locally sourced materials in the traditional Seychellois style with high …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Nature
Location: Takamaka  Seychelles  Africa
'14jan14
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Caesar Augustus
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Set on a cliff-top 1000 feet above the sea this hotel offers commanding views of the Bay of Naples and rich history. Once home to an exiled Russian Prince this stunning property is set in scenery that includes Mount Vesuvius and Sorrento Ischia. Choose a suite with unparalleled sea views, …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Anacapri  Italy  West Europe
'14jan10
Canyon Ranch  
Lenox
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Canyon Ranch Lenox is a destination spa resort in The Berkshires in Massachusetts. It consists of an inn, an enormous Spa Complex, and the Bellefontaine Mansion – a private residence built in 1897 and has seen the action as a seminary and boarding school before being reopened as of today’s …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
Location: Lenox  USA  North America
'14jan9
The Siam  
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In the crazy heat of Bangkok, there is a fine sanctuary on the banks of the Chao Praya River, The Siam Hotel. Owned by Thai popstar, Noi, the décor is designed by Bill Bensley and is a fusion of Art Deco and Thai styles. Your room is of unique appearance …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
'14jan6
Chiva-Som  
Hua Hin
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Chiva Som means 'Haven of Life' and is a beautiful Thai resort popular with celebrities. Bazar magazine called it “the gold standard by which all destination spas are measured”. High praise indeed. The spa is set in a peaceful tropical forest with murmuring brooks, gushing waterfalls and pristine beaches. The …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
'13dec30
Masseria  
San Domenico
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Masseria San Domenico was once a watchtower used to defend this outpost of Christendom against the supposedly heathen Turks. Now, this former bastion of brutality stands at the heart of a fabulous modern resort. There are two restaurants, The San Domenico serves local cuisine under vaulted ceilings that once housed …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Fasano  Italy  West Europe
'13dec17
Sri Panwa  
Phuket
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Located high on the southern tip of Phuket, this hotel has vast views of the Andaman Sea. Your villa is decorated in a sophisticated modern style with Thai trinkets abounding. Then you should go bounding outside and straight into your private infinity pool. Then take a wash in the indoor/outdoor …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
'13dec11
Koh Samui Resort  
InterContinental
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This was the first luxury resort on Koh Samui; one of Thailand’s most idyllic islands. It has changed hands a few times but remains one of the most high-status spots on the island. The design of the hotel is “classic Thai” and makes the most of its unspoiled surroundings. Arrive …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'13dec10
Il San Pietro  
di Positano
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This hotel is hewn out of the very living rock on the Amalfi coastline. Want to go to the beach? Then take the lift through the rock to the sand below. Your vine-hugged balcony has some of the finest views you will ever see - from the sea to Positano. …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Positano  Italy  West Europe
'13dec6
W Singapore  
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Located on a resort island, W Singapore is a hotel for the playful-hearted to wine, dine and have fun. Here you have access to everything on your doorstep: casinos, beaches, restaurants, and the massive retail park known as Orchard Road. Your room has sea views, a special W signature bed, …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
'13dec4
Hotel du Vin  
Exeter
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Located in the historic British town of Exeter close to the natural beauty and riotous surf of the southern coast, The Magdalen Chapter is part of Swire Hotel’s British collection. Set in a voluminous 19th Century building that used to be the West of England Eye Hospital, The Magdalen Chapter …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
'13dec2
The Mira  
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The Mira has just emerged from a 65 million-dollar renovation to claim its place as a luxury hotel located in a stand-out fashion opposite the popular Kowloon Park in Hong Kong. Your room has a view of the rich green park which is a rare treat in the Hong Kong …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
'13nov27
Nimb  
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This design hotel is located in Copenhagen’s famous Tivoli Gardens which is the second oldest amusement park in the world with some of the world’s most luxurious accommodation attached. The Nimb family has been operating on the site since 1877 when they opened a restaurant that swiftly became the place …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
'13nov25
Mandarin Oriental  
San Francisco
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This hotel occupies the top 11 floors of the 48-floor 345 California Center building. The twin towers of the building are 45-degree angles relative to the rest of the building which makes for a dazzling – if trippy - stay. The vibe is distinctly oriental, borrowing themes from the best …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Skyscraper