Top Ten Hotels in the World

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Travellers have so many luxury hotels to choose from that one could never see them all during one’s lifetime. Travellers can narrow down their choices by selecting luxury hotels that combine fantastic service, sumptuous surroundings and beautiful views of some of the world’s greatest landmarks. To see what we mean, here’s our pick of the ten most desirable luxury hotels in the world.

The Sydney Blue Hotel (Sydney, Australia) – Best for Fashionistas

This modern jewel was constructed in 2005 near Sydney’s ultra-fashionable Woolloomooloo Bay’s beautiful beaches.

It features over 100 suites that are decorated using today’s finest retro style decorations and soft pastel colours. These cosy living spaces have access to a lovely “living room” style reception area, a fitness centre and a supportive atmosphere that is sure to please even the most demanding guest.

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The Hotel Königshof (Munich, Germany) – Best for Service

This family-owned marvel features over 70 rooms that are decorated using rich leather interiors and beautiful 19th century German antique furnishings. Travellers will enjoy this hotel’s close proximity to the Marienplatz city square and the attentive staff’s attention to detail.

The interior combines classic elegance with modern furniture design, including items from Donghia and selected Italian handcraft from Friuli and Lombardy.

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The Hotel Sacher (Salzburg, Austria) – Best for Shopping

This family-run gem is situated near the Hohensalzburg fortress that is located near Salzburg’s city centre. Owned by the Gürtler and Winkler families, it includes over 75 rooms that include a wide-screen telly with digital satellite TV service as well as lovely furnishings that reflect the area’s local tastes.

In addition, shoppers will enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to Salzburg’s shopping destinations.

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The Grand Hotel Wien (Vienna, Austria) – Best for Opera

Since it’s opening in 1870, the Grand Hotel Wien was famous for being at the very hub of Viennese social life and remains so today…

This 175-room beauty has it all! It is located near Vienna’s famous opera house. It features beautiful 19th century-style furnishings and a beautiful view of St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Furthermore, holidaymakers will enjoy eating at the Wien’s French restaurants.

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The Chatwal (New York, USA) – Best for Theatre

This “Baby Grand” style hotel is located near Broadway. It features beautifully decorated rooms with Art Deco style decorations. It also has sumptuous beds, tremendous in-house restaurants and the latest digital technology. Every inch of the sleeping quarters was customized by Master Architect and Designer Thierry Despont.

Theatre buffs will also enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to New York’s Theatre District.

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The Hassler Hotel (Rome, Italy) – Best for Luxury

This beautiful 19th century-era hotel is close to the Pantheon and Villa Borghese Park. For over a century the Hassler, located at the top of the Spanish Steps, has been recognized as one of Europe’s legendary independently-owned five-star luxury hotels.

It features extra-large rooms, impressive 19th century Italian furnishings and a beautiful dining area that has to be seen to be believed.

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The Langham Hotel (Hong Kong) – Best for Entertainment

This posh hotel is located near the energetic Kowloon District. It includes over 450 richly decorated rooms that use silks and gold leaf to create a truly memorable living environment. Diners will also enjoy working with an attentive wait staff that is eager to please.

The Langham has an attractive selection of sophisticated suites in a range of sizes and configurations, to suit pretty much every need.

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The Ritz Hotel (Paris, France) – Best for Elegance

Arguably the world’s greatest hotel, the Cesar Ritz classic combines amazing guest service, unbelievably good food and sumptuous surroundings that have stood the test of time. Furthermore, it features 18th century style decorations; Michelin Star rated restaurants and a lovely Olympic sized swimming pool.

Proust took inspiration from it, Chanel made it her home, it’s a Royalty favourite, do we really need to say any more?

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Le Hôtel de Crillon (Paris) – Best for Art Lovers

This beautifully decorated hotel is located close to Le Place de la Concorde. Art lovers will especially enjoy this hotel’s private surroundings. These include a quiet garden, large rooms and a lovely dining area that serves some of the best French cuisine anywhere in Paris.

Both international celebrities and lovers of heritage alike enjoy the gold and innumerable marbles of the Count de Crillon’s private mansion.

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El Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I (Barcelona, Spain) – Best Modern Hotel

Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I opened just days before the Olympic Games of Barcelona ’92. This Spanish jewel is located near Barcelona’s main street. It includes a lovely outdoor garden, tremendous 19th century style villas, large living areas and comfortable bathrooms.

Furthermore, patrons who love good food will enjoy eating at one of the three restaurants that serve modern Spanish cuisine with a flair.

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As you can see, there are many luxury hotels round the world that try hard to create an unforgettable experience for travellers. That is why it is so much fun exploring these hotels. Have fun exploring these hotels as you travel around the world!

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2 Responses to “Top Ten Hotels in the World”

  1. Gregory Despain
    05. Sep, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    I love those kind of things: boutique hotels and the service you get. All romantic…

  2. William FA
    09. Sep, 2010 at 1:46 am #

    What a great list. I am always on the look for top lists, and your list is great starting point. Lists are very useful.

    Well, this is my first visit to your blog! But I admire the precious time and effort you put into it, especially into interesting article you share here!

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