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
Pera Palace Hotel - Historic Hotel Of The Old Elite
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Pera Palace  
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The historic Pera Palace Hotel held its opening ball in 1895. Its clientele often arrived on the Orient Express train and, over the years, the hotel hosted such luminaries as Atatürk, Agatha Christie, Ernest Hemingway and Greta Garbo. Recently, it has undergone a full restoration and has re-opened its doors …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe
Hotel Union Øye - Old School European Elegance
'13jul26
Hotel Union  
Øye
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This Norwegian hotel was opened in 1891 to cater to the crème-de-la-crème of European society. Over the years it hosted Queen Wilhelmina of Holland, Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany, King Oscar II, Queen Maud, and King Haakon VII. In 1989 the hotel was restored to its former glory after years …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Øye  Norway  West Europe
Niyama Private Islands Maldives - Underwater Dining
'13jul25
Niyama  
Maldives
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On the website of the Niyama resort, they talk about their hotel having “Epicurean Delights” – what does this mean? Well, Epicurus was a Greek philosopher who advocated community living and friendship. He was particularly interested in maximizing pleasure and kicking pain in the ass. But that is not to …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Underwater
American Colony Hotel - Unique Historic Building In Jerusalem
'13jul16
American Colony  
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This was originally the home of a Turkish ‘pasha’ or high ranking military officer. In the 19th Century, it became home to a Swedish and American ‘colony’ who were all members of the ‘Christian Utopia Society’. The colony lived a communal lifestyle and engaged in philanthropic work for all the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace
Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel - The Best Pool Party In The World!
'13jun20
Ushuaia Ibiza  
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Where in the world would a nightclub and hotel merge to create a hotel-club hybrid with an open-air dance floor, pool, and music stage? Ibiza of course. Feel like a king or queen of the night as you view the party from your own private balcony. The hotel is right …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury   Music
Alila Villas Uluwatu - Sustainable Luxury On The Edge Of The World
'13jun18
Alila Villas  
Uluwatu
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Villas Uluwatu is a resort resting on an elevated plateau that catches warm breezes from the Indian Ocean. Not only did the British Sunday Times name it one of the top 100 hotels in the world but it is certified by sustainable tourist organization, EarthCheck. WOHA, the award-winning design team, …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Uluwatu  Indonesia  Oceania
Armani Hotel Dubai - Stay In The World's Tallest Tower
'13jun17
Armani  
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Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the prestigious Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai which is the tallest building in the world standing at 2723 ft / 828 m. You can avoid the crowds by accessing the hotel easily via the exclusive entrance. Everything is made by Giorgio Armani from the …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Skyscraper
Song Saa Private Island - Pearlescent Paradise Islands
'13jun5
Song Saa  
Private Island
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Cambodia has some tropical islands scattered off the coast in the Indian Ocean. They remain largely undeveloped – a rarity in South East Asia. Song Saa is one of the first luxury resorts to take one of these islands as its home. It is run in partnership with the local …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature
Bill and Coo Suites - The Romance Scientists
'13may29
Bill & Coo  
Suites
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Mykonos is a Greek Island that was formed, according to legend, when Greek God, Zeus, battled the titan giants. After a universe-shattering punch, delivered by the Greek deity, some of the titan’s teeth flew out. They fell into the Mediterranean to form Mykonos and its neighboring islands. After this violent …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Location: Mikonos  Greece  East Europe
Perivolas Hotel Oia Santorini - Paradise Hewn On History
'13may24
Perivolas  
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This hotel is located on a secluded clifftop that overlooks the Greek island of Santorini. The island is part of a circular archipelago that was formed from volcanic rock following an ancient eruption that is fabled to have destroyed the city of Atlantis. Today, the island's edge around the crest …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Location: Oia  Greece  East Europe
Alila Diwa Goa - Sustainable Goa
'13may22
Alila Diwa  
Goa
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This hotel was designed to combine the best hospitality with traditional structures built from locally-sourced materials that blend into the local landscape of rice fields and palm leaves. The hotel has been a boon to the local community. It helps to fund the nearby high school and employs local women …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
Location: Goa  India  South Asia
Palms Place Hotel and Spa - Crib Suite Or Barbie Suite?
'13may13
Palms Place  
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Las Vegas hotels are known for their suites and Palms Casino Resort has the biggest, loudest and best suites on offer. Out of huge plate glass windows, a sea of light stretches before you for miles and miles, it’s just Vegas and then you turn away from the view and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: Las Vegas  USA  North America
Martin's Patershof - Converted Church Hotel
'13apr29
Martin's Patershof  
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This is a hotel in a historic church located in the art heart of Northern Europe, Mechelen where there are loads of amazing buildings, paintings, and sculptures. Many were created in the sixteenth-century renaissance. So when you’re done craning your neck and making impressed noises at the mountainous cathedrals, why …
Accommodation types: Church   Design   Luxury
Hotel Habita MTY - Mindblowing Design In Monterrey
'13apr26
Hotel Habita  
MTY
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Ultra-hip Mexican hotel group, Grupo Habita is dropping mindblowing hotels like they have holes in their pockets. This offering is located in Monterrey and is billed as “Northern Mexico’s only design hotel” (correct at the time of writing). The design has minimalist blogs drooling - just check out these photos… …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Hotel Americano - Urban Ryokan In New York City
'13apr23
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Americano
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Mexico’s famous hoteliers, Grupo Habita chose New York as the location for their first hotel north of the border. Known for designing stylish spaces, they fixed on a façade of sleek metal cladding so you know you are about to experience something a bit special. Inside, the concept is “urban …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury
Location: New York  USA  North America
The Blue Train - The Most Luxurious Train
'13apr22
The Blue  
Train
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The multi-award-winning Blue Train is a luxury train that takes you from Pretoria to Cape Town through Africa’s most delicious scenery. The journey is a long one, 27 hours, but it will feel way too short to you encapsulated as you are in a suite that is as luxurious as …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Moving   Train
Hotel Niles - Mahagony And Elegance In Old Istanbul
'13apr18
Hotel Niles  
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Sitting boldly in Old Istanbul, Hotel Niles is located near all the best sites: the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. It is the perfect base for you to explore the city from and one you will secretly long to return to. Why? Well, look at these pictures: the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Traditional
Location: Istanbul  Turkey  East Europe
andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Pristine Wilderness, Safari And Luxury
'13apr10
Crater  
Lodge
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About three million years ago an enormous volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself much to the hilarity of the other volcanoes who laughed so much they blew their own tops. This massive event created what is known today as the Ngorongoro Crater. For millions of years, the crater has …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature   Traditional
Location: Ngorongoro  Tanzania  Africa
Meliá Desert Palm Dubai Resort - Traditional Arabian Aesthetics And Polo Games
'13apr2
Desert Palm  
Resort Dubai
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A boutique hotel in the skyscraper coral of Dubai is a rare find indeed. The Palm Resort was originally built so its extravagant owner could play Polo and to this day it boasts two Polo fields, horses, and stables. And yes, you can have riding lessons. Your room comes with …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Post Ranch Inn – True Grit And Beautiful Scenery In Big Sur
'13mar30
Post Ranch  
Inn
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Set in the blisteringly beautiful hills, planes and beaches of Big Sur in California, The Post Ranch Inn has long been part of the local area. In the early 20th Century explorer William Brainard Post was one of the first settlers in the area which was still largely uninhabited, he …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Nature
Location: Big Sur  USA  North America