The Palms, Las Vegas
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but we are sure you will want to tell your friends about your experience at the Palms. Set in the west of Las Vegas, it is the epitome of luxury – everything is over-the-top! You can see a three-piece Damien Hurst shark art installation, as well as a hall featuring other compositions. And of course, there is the legendary casino. It also has a theater for you to watch plays if the casino isn’t your cup of tea. Over recent years, they have redesigned all the rooms, ensuring that your stay is modern and as luxurious as in your dreams.
It is also a foodie’s paradise, the hotel has a wide range of restaurants for you to choose from. There’s Mabel’s BBQ for some Eastern European spices or Green St. Kitchen for some truly unique, foreign cuisine.
The Peninsula, Paris
The Peninsula is set in the heart of Paris, near the iconic Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. Why is it one of the best luxury hotels in the world? It offers a fine dining experience in its L’Oiseau Blanc restaurant, where you can enjoy local produce and Chinese cuisine. Or fall in love with LiLi, where you can sit and have your meal in a glass dome with an incredible view of the French capital. Le Lobby’s decor has been inspired by the Belle Epoque, with its glistening chandelier and high ceilings. Some of history’s well-known figures, such as Picasso, have sat down to have tea or a cocktail.
It is also an ideal place to wind down. You’ll not want to leave the spa after a relaxing treatment. There are six private treatment rooms, a 20-meter-long swimming pool and a separate whirlpool. If you want to keep fit during your travels, and walking around Paris just isn’t enough for you, there is also a Fitness Center to keep up with your fitness regime.
Ellerman House, Cape Town
Ellerman House is a boutique luxury hotel in the heart of Cape Town. It is enchanting and culturally rich thanks to its diverse art collection and wine collections. Here, you can find private villas, which are the perfect alternative to a hotel room, and offer more privacy. Set on the slopes of Lions Heads, Ellerman House’s private villas offer amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Each villa has their own entertainment and relaxation areas, and even a private infinity pool which gives you another occasion to admire the scenery. If you just want to book a room, the rooms have been exquisitely designed all whilst being welcoming. Each of their 13 rooms has their own personality and beautiful furnishings.
Ellerman House is known for its wine collections, in fact, you can even taste some of their collection every afternoon with their sommelier. They will also teach you a few facts about wine, so you’ll soon become an expert!
La Mamounia, Marrakech
La Mamounia is a beautiful hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. It is a luxury hotel and a palace hotel which is both elegant and comfortable with traditionally decorated rooms with a French touch. Your room will be covered with luxurious fabrics that will guarantee a perfect night’s sleep. You can enjoy a trip in the luxury suites, decorated with marble and gorgeous Moroccan tiling. The hotel also has a spa that will allow you to wind down after a long day in the Moroccan heat. Get a therapeutic massage from the staff, who will help you battle those aches, pains and stresses. After that, kick back and try the hammam. Want to come back with a new look? The hotel has a hair and beauty salon for you to try out your next go-to look!
For those of you who are passionate about food, La Mamounia has several restaurants for you to get those taste buds tingling. You have a wide range of choice – you can stop off at Le Marocain, tasting authentic Moroccan food, or L’Italien par Jean-Georges, for the best of Italian cuisine.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Experience a slice of Arabian luxury at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai. You’ll love the luxurious decor in the bedrooms, with the striking color combinations and silky bed sheets. The rooms have a private living room and a master bathroom with a jacuzzi, what more could you possibly need? Well, the list goes on! You are even provided with amenities from luxury house, Hermès. The hotel can even provide you with a Macbook if necessary! We recommend you sit at the beach restaurant, Sal, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Or, go to Al Muntaha and enjoy French cuisine in a romantic atmosphere.
Use your trip to take some time to take care of yourself. The Talise spa is set in the hotel’s tropical gardens, well away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai life. It is no wonder it’s an award-winning spa, they offer massages and facials, and have a yoga and meditation garden.
The Plaza, New York City
The iconic The Plaza in New York City is one of the city’s most well-known luxury hotels. It has existed since 1907, and has been a go-to hotel for celebrities. Located in the renowned Fifth Avenue, the rooms and suites at the Plaza are elegant with sumptuous furnishings and some of them offer picture-perfect views of Central Park. The dining experience is just as fancy, the hotel’s most iconic dining venue is The Palm Court, where you can stop for something delicious at any time of the day. It is particularly known for its Afternoon Tea, and features a Palais des Thés bar. It has been renovated by architect Thierry Despont and the restaurant features ceiling-high palm trees for a splash of greenery. Have something to celebrate? The champagne bar will be your favorite place to go, and you can glance at the views of Fifth Avenue.
Not only does The Plaza have its own souvenir store, but it also has a bookstore and a Guerlain beauty spa. The staff will use the best of Guerlain beauty on you during the experience and you can even take the products home. Want to refresh your jewelry collection? Maurice Fine Jewelry can also be found in the hotel.
Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast
Belmond Hotel Caruso is on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast in Italy. It is one of the most glamorous luxury hotels, with incredible views and an infinity pool for you to watch the sunsets. Based in Ravello, the hotel is on the cliff tops and you can admire these views from your room. Speaking of the room, the Belmond hand-picks antique furniture and you will have a balcony over the stunning hotel. You will also have access to a private garden to really embrace Italian life.
Italy is known for its cuisine, so the restaurants cannot be missed! Enjoy an apertivo to start your evening, and enjoy the curated bar menu with fresh produce and local ingredients. The Ristorante Belvedere is famous for its local Mediterranean dishes and offers a one-of-a-kind experience. His menu is inspired by traditional Italian delicacies with a modern twist. Your backdrop will also be spectacular!
Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona
On your travels to one of Spain’s most beautiful cities, make sure you spend your vacation at the Cotton House Hotel. This hotel was formerly the Cotton Textile Foundation, hence its name, and the building dates back to the 19th century. It was built after demands from the Catalan bourgeoisie. The hotel that we know now has 83 rooms that are beautifully decorated, of which 5 are spacious suites. The black and white decor with touches of teal will inspire you for your own home! The Cotton House Hotel also boasts a rooftop pool, overlooking the striking city of Barcelona.
The hotel offers so many services! You can go to the library, the perfect place to escape and enjoy a tea and read one of the old books on the shelves. The hotel also has a 300 square meter terrace with beautiful greenery and is accessible from the Batuar Bar & Restaurant, where you can taste some mouth-watering tapas and its different types of rhum. Want to relax after your day of exploring? Get a massage and beauty treatments at the Mayan Luxury Spa. The spa has even won awards from the World Luxury Spa Awards Academy – so you know you’ve got quality here! Want to let off some steam? You’ll need to head straight to the gym and try their high quality equipment.