Be treated like royalty at the world’s most extravagant and prestigious hotels and resorts. Sparing no expense, many hotels around the world are stepping up their services and amenities to offer guests unparalleled luxury. From underwater suites offering spectacular ocean views to virtual concierges and butler services, guests can now experience the finest five star experiences.
Here are our top five unique luxury hotels in the world.
The Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
Hidden on a private island in Fiji is the Poseidon Undersea Resort, which is literally under the sea. Believed to be the first permanent pressurised undersea structure in the world, the Poseidon is a truly unique hotel. All the guest rooms are underwater, complete with 270 degree windows offering astonishing views of Fiji’s colourful reefs and tropical marine life. This five star resort has no shortage of world class amenities with a library, tennis courts, nine hole golf course, fitness centre and two swimming pools – one on land and one below the sea.
Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
Arguably the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai offers more than its fair share of lavish amenities and services to spoil its guests. Each room is equipped with an iMac, large plasma TV and a walk in shower and jacuzzi. Guests can be tempted at one of the nine world class restaurants and bars onsite or be pampered at the Assawan Spa. Burj Al Arab is also proud to let guests take advantage of the hotel’s latest amenity – 24 carat gold iPads. These gold covered computers are a font of knowledge, acting as a virtual concierge to guests throughout their stay, with hotel menus, spa treatments and butler service information.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas, India
Set right on the edge of the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, the Oberoi Vanyavilas is a luxury jungle resort. Guests will stay in tents, which aren’t traditional tents but rather beautifully appointed villas, featuring stunning wooden floors, king size four poster beds and freestanding roll top baths. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, billiards rooms, fitness tent and spa. Guests can sunbake on their own private outside deck, relax with yoga at the onsite spa, and most importantly venture into the reserve to explore the territory of the majestic tiger.
Hotel de Glace, Canada
Quebec City is home to Hotel de Glace, the only ice hotel of its kind in North America. Made entirely of ice and snow, this hotel only operates for a small window of time each year before it literally melts away. Complete with crystalline ice sculptures, each room is painstakingly designed by hand with everything made solely of ice. Surprisingly cosy, the interiors are warmed by a fireplace and the luxury suites also have a private spa. This hotel truly is a stunning work of art and has become somewhat of a must see attraction in Quebec.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace is an extravagant and glamorous mansion, set on the beach in Abu Dhabi. Believed to be the second most expensive hotel to be built in the world, there certainly has been no expense spared in its creation. Dripping in opulence, this hotel features two swimming pools, four tennis courts, two fitness centres and a number of award winning restaurants. Be spoilt with treatments at the beautiful Anantara Spa and finish with a makeover from the onsite beauty salon. Guests can enjoy high speed internet everywhere – even on the private beach. This hotel also boasts the world’s first gold dispensing ATM.