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5 of the most Luxurious Hotels in the World

Ever dream of staying at a hotel so luxurious that you feel like actual royalty? Maybe you aspire to work for one of the most opulent hotels in the world? If you are curious about what some of the most extravagant hotels in the world offer their guests, look no further than our top five list of luxurious hotels around the world. Read on!

Emirates Palace

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

What makes it unique:  This magnificent palace is a must-visit in Abu Dhabi, with its gold-encrusted domed roofs, plenty of marble features, and Swarovski chandeliers. It even has a gold vending machine!

Entertainment/Amenities: Luxury spa, private beach, 2 resort pools, fitness suites, water sports centre, and tennis.

Dining: There are a wide variety of restaurants and bars to choose from, all offering unique guest experiences. Enjoy a Palace Cappuccino, sprinkled in real 23 karat gold flakes, or try their Camelccino, made with local camel milk.

The Plaza (New York City)

The Plaza New York

Location: New York City, USA

What makes it unique:  This iconic Manhattan hotel was opened in 1907, and has since been featured in countless well-known TV shows and movies. Although the hotel has gone through extensive renovations, most of it has remained true it’s original style. In addition to the regular (but still luxurious) suites, The Plaza offers one-of-a-kind rooms and suites such as a spacious Royal Suite, a Fitzgerald Suite designed by Oscar-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin, and the Tower Room, which features a 23-foot exposed brick turret ceiling. (theplazany.com/rooms-suites/one-of-a-kind-suites/)

Entertainment/Amenities: The plaza boutique, Guerlain Spa, and Fitness Center.

Dining: Dining includes The Champagne Bar, The Palm Court, The Plaza Food Hall, The Rose Club, and Todd English at The Plaza, all designed in the intricate style of the early 1900s.

Marquis Los Cabos

Marquis Los Cabos

This luxurious resort is an adults-only paradise featuring elegant suites with sweeping ocean views, intricate sculptures, water features and infinity pools.

Location: Los Cabos, Mexico

What makes it unique:  The design of the hotel lobby was inspired by the legend of two angels seeking paradise on earth. You will be greeted by the gorgeous waters of the Sea of Cortés, which can be seen upon entry.

Entertainment/Amenities: Three swimming pools (two infinity), spa, and gym.

Dining: The Marquis offers five restaurants, serving a wide variety of cuisines such as Mexican, pan-Asian, Italian, and French.

Atlantis Paradise Island

Atlantis Bahamas

Location: Nassau, Bahamas

What makes it unique: This hotel features the world’s largest open-air marine habitat. Guests can visit 14 lagoons (including the predator lagoon, Mayan temple shark lagoon, and stingray lagoon) which contain more than 250 marine species.

Entertainment/Amenities: This massive property includes a world-class casino, marine adventures, golf, tennis, a fitness centre, a spa, a library, a theatre, yacht charters, pottery classes … the list goes on.

Dining: With 21 restaurants and 19 bars and lounges, there is no shortage of options whether guests are looking for a quick cocktail or an upscale dining experience.

Burj Al Arab Hotel

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What makes it unique: This iconic, sail-shaped building offers private beach access, world-class dining, 24 hour butler service (there is one butler assigned to each and every floor), and a Rolls Royce transfer service.

Entertainment/Amenities: Extravagant afternoon tea at the Skyview Bar, five swimming pools, Talise Fitness, Talise Spa (located 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf!), and luxury cabanas on the Burj Al Arab Terrace.

Dining: The Burj al Arab hotel offers world-class dining, led by accomplished celebrity chefs at the Al Muntaha restaurant, Skyview Bar & Restaurant and the Al Mahara restaurant.

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