Avenida Palace – Lisbon, Portugal
At this luxury hotel, you stay in the city’s only palace. Built in 1892, this magnificence hotel features elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, a Jacuzzi and spectacular view of St. Jorge Castle and Marques de Pombal Square are the epitome of luxury. Located in Restauradores Square, you’re but a few moments away from the heart of the city’s cultural district. The Avenida Palace is truly a place fit for royalty.
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof – Frankfurt, Germany
The Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof hotel in Frankfurt is ranked among the top 100 hotels in the world. The Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof is located in the city centre, moments away from Frankfurt’s shopping areas and cultural treasures. The hotel is considered to be a living monument to the five-star hotel industry and is luxuriously furnished and fitted with modern communication
and entertainment facilities.
Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa – Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
The setting is spectacular: vibrant gardens surrounded by dazzling waterfalls and pools, and white sand beaches that seem to go on for days. Each room has a private terrace overlooking either the Indian Ocean or the mesmerizing lakes and hills. The discreet service is five-star, the cuisine is incomparable, and you can pamper yourself silly with an array of Zen-inspired spa treatments to de-stress and detox. Definitely a place to luxuriate.
Marco Polo Parkside Beijing – Beijing, China
This grand jewel of the East shines with it all: two club lounges, a four thousand square meter spa, a gym, a sauna, an indoor pool, five restaurants, two ballrooms, and all on five-star property that is as close as you can get to the Summer Palace. Each room has an East-West stylistic fusion that is a haven in this busy city, and the luxury suites are unforgettable. The Marco Polo is also a perfect choice if you’re headed to the Olympics in 2008; the hotel is just a short walk from the Olympic Main Stadium.
Grace Hotel Sydney – Sydney, Australia
You have heard the rumors that the Grace Hotel has the most comfortable beds in Sydney, and after you spend a night on the feather pillows under the feather comforter, you’ll know why. An art deco luxury hotel built in 1930; this hotel was restored with original features, so you’ll walk down wide hallways over marble floors under pressed-metal ceilings alongside masterful ironwork. It’s an easy walk to the Darling Harbour and King St. Wharf, not to mention the fabulous shopping at the Queen Victoria Building. Say, “yes” to a stay at the Grace, and you may never want to go home!
Warwick New York Hotel – New York City, United States
When you arrive at this historic landmark built in 1927 by William Randolph Hearst for his lover, you will be greeted with chilled champagne and chocolates. The spacious rooms offer marble bathrooms and twenty-four hour room service, and the restaurant features more than fifty stunning murals. Whether you want to go to Central Park, Fifth and Madison Avenue for shopping, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square or Rockefeller Center, you don’t have far to walk. That Cary Grant lived here for twelve years says it all.
Al Manshar Rotana Hotel – Kuwait, Kuwait
Designed to be in keeping with traditional architecture, this modern nineteen-floor, five-star luxury hotel has a pool on the roof that allows you to swim amid a scintillating view of the Kuwait Harbor and radiant Gulf. Or you can relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi, the sauna or steam room, or while you’re getting an incredible massage. World class shopping is right outside the door, and each of the two hundred luxurious rooms is fully equipped with a kitchenette. There is also a poolside snack bar and an elegant in-house restaurant that provides incomparable cuisine all through the day and night. No matter what you want, this place has it.
Royal Windsor Grand Palace – Brussels, Belgium
Because this hotel offers a selection of rooms individually designed by famous fashion designers, your choices are incredible. Imagine sleeping in one room with frescoes painted by an Italian artist on the walls and floors of ceruse wood and Roman stone, or lapping up the luxury in another room that has a sofa covered with fuchsia velvet and a bed covered with a high couture patchwork quilt. The best location in town, this luxury hotel is one street away from the Grand Palace and a heartbeat away from the Sablon Antique Square. It’s not called a palace for nothing.
Silken Puerta America – Madrid, Spain
Eighteen world famous architects and designers combined efforts to create this dream luxury hotel. Each of the twelve floors is truly unique, and exquisite attention has been paid to the smallest detail in every room. Gracefully situated on a quiet, residential street, it is only a five minute-walk to the world famous Avenida de America and its access to all the city’s best sites. The hotel also sits just a short walk away from the exclusive shops of Serrano Street.
Grand Rotana Resort and Spa – Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
`While staying in this luxury hotel by the sea, you can snorkel, windsurf, ride horses or camels, take a desert safari or visit the ancient sites; you even have your own private beach. The hotel boasts seven restaurants and bars including Ramses for local cuisine. Swim on the private beach, or the lagoon-style pool that is the size of three Olympic pools; there’s even a kids private club and pool. It’s little mystery why we think this the best luxury hotel in the world.