In case you were stuck for some ideas for your next luxury hotel break, here’s a list of 10 of the most luxurious hotels in the world. How many have you been to?
Now we know that expensive doesn’t always mean the best. But when it comes to the best hotels, they unsurprisingly usually cost more. But in most cases you get what you pay for.
So here’s a short video to give you some ideas if you’re to stay in some of the most luxurious, and most expensive, hotel rooms around the globe.
Travelling the world to stay in the best hotels is always amazing. But one way to make it even more spectacular, is to combine it with a top sporting event to make sure you maximise your enjoyment.
Sports are enjoyed by billions of people throughout the world. There are a number of different events that cater for all tastes if sports, whether it be tennis, racing or even the Tour De France. Seeing as many sports events are held globally, many sports fans will travel far and wide to ensure they are getting a taste of their favourite sport.
Below are some popular sporting events, complete with nearby places to stay. This will allow you to create some truly unique sports travel packages.
Monaco Grand Prix
Regardless of whether you’re a fan of motor racing, the Monaco Grand Prix is a sporting event that is recognised by many. Considered to be one of the most prestigious racing events in the world, the Monaco Grand Prix was first introduced in 1929, and has been an annual event ever since.
The event is held at the Circuit de Monaco which consists of the city streets Monte Carlo and La Condamine. The track is famed for its tight corners and many elevation changes, which have challenged renowned racers such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
Those looking for accommodation when attending this prestigious event should consider the Heritage Monte Carlo. The hotel is popular with many tourists thanks to its central location and its beautiful views of the harbour. There is also the Hotel Metropole, famed for its wonderful food and excellent concierge service.
Just as the Monaco Grand Prix is recognised as one the most popular racing events, Wimbledon is considered one of the most, if not the most, famous tennis event in the world. Not only is it one of the majors that is still played on grass, but it also has a rich history. First introduced in 1877, the traditions of the event are what makes it so famous. These traditions include the strict dress code, and of course the consumption of strawberries and cream.
Evidently Wimbledon is a popular event, so it can be useful to be aware of what accommodation is available within the area. One popular hotel among visitors is the Lodge Hotel in nearby Putney. Visitors are treated to view of a landscaped garden, as well as being able to offer a number of spaces for guests to unwind.
Those looking for a more Victorian feel may wish to opt for Warren House, a beautiful mansion that is home to four acres of landscaped gardens. This matched with a professional service ensures that guests are able to relax after a heavy day of watching.
Football is a popular sport among many, and the El Classico is one of the highlights for many football fans. Focusing on matches between rival teams Barcelona and Real Madrid, the event is popular for a number of reasons. Some consider it important as it highlights the talents of two of the biggest clubs in the world. Others enjoy the fact that the two teams are looked upon as having opposing political oppositions, with Real Madrid representing Spanish nationalism, and Barcelona representing Catalan nationalism.
The 2016 match will be held at Camp Nou in Barcelona, so attendees looking to stay over should look at hotels within the vicinity. The Hotel Duquesa is a four-star hotel that has a central location in Barcelona. Guests can enjoy the luxurious restaurant, as well as taking advantage of additional perks. These perks include complimentary newspapers and wireless internet access. Alternatively, the Medinaceli is also located centrally, and offers guests a comfortable stay, laundry facilities and air-conditioned bedrooms.
Sporting events are undoubtedly the highlight of many a social calendar, and the experience can be enhanced further by taking advantage of the many places to stay, and create a number of VIP sport tours. And, if you’re not that into sports, you can always stay in your luxury hotel while the others go and spectate.
The idea of this website was to do two things. First it was to keep a track of all the luxury, exotic, unique and perhaps even quirky hotels around the world that we wanted to visit one day. And secondly, once we’ve visited them, we wanted to keep a record of all our wonderful experiences, so others might hopefully decide to follow in our footsteps.
So, to get started, here’s a look at some of the hotels on our wish list, with our thoughts on what makes then so appealing, apart from the obvious opportunity to enjoy some luxury and a bit of pampering.
These are in no particular order, they’re all as amazing as each other!
George V, Paris
To start with, we’ve stayed pretty close to home. Paris is always a great city to visit, particularly if you’re looking for a romantic break. But you need to do it in style to really enjoy it. And what could be more stylish that the 5 star George V. Whether it’s for the views, the food, or simply to enjoy the luxury, this hotel offers everything you could want to make the most of this amazing city.
The Gritti Palace, Venice
English-speakers shouldn’t be put off by the name, this hotel is the polar opposite of the adjective it’s name might suggest. With a perfect setting on the Grand Canal, the hotel has recently had millions spent on a complete refurbishment. It was an amazing venire before this, and it is even more so now. There can be no better way to enjoy Venice.
Banyan Tree, Bangkok
This is yet another spectacular hotel that might not be for those that aren’t great with heights. The aptly-named Vertigo Rooftop Bar is located an astonishing 61 floors up. While it offers unrivalled views of the Bangkok skyline, you might not want to stay up there too long, especially after a couple of G&Ts.
Harbour Grand, Kowloon
As well as being right at the heart of everything there is to enjoy about Hong Kong, the Harbour Grand also has a special treat, for those not too bothered by heights. The infinity pool on the roof is a great way to relax, and offers stunning views of the harbour and the surrounding mountain. You just might not want to get to close to the edge!
Gansevoort, New York City
NYC is literally awash with luxury hotels, so it can be a bit of a challenge to find one that offers something a little different – along with the 5 star luxury of course. The Gansevoort is a stylish, modern hotel located in the meat-packing district, and offers 360 views of New York from it’s gorgeous rooftop pool and bar.
So that’s the first five hotels ion the wish list – I wonder how long it will take to visit them. Check back soon to see if any of them have been crossed off the list.
Looking for somewhere to hold a party can be hard work, especially if you want somewhere a little different or a little more luxurious. Sure there are no shortage of local venues, such as community centres and the local pub. But one category that is often overlooked as a venue are the hotels and particularly the city hotels in places such as London. So what kind of venue could work for a party and how do you go about organising one?
When you start to compile a list of possible venues for your party, there are a few considerations to take into account. Firstly, think of your guests and how they will get to the venue. Is there a tube or train station nearby? Or is there parking if they want to drive to the event? Then consider vendors who will be doing catering and other areas of the party – can they access the venue as they need to? Are there lifts and a loading area for them to bring in equipment and supplies?
Organising the party can take a lot of work and for that reason, many people are turning to an events planning specialist to do the hard work. They look at a list of venues and then get an expert eye on which would work best for the event in question.
So here are a few of the hotels that offer facilities suitable for a party – based around London just to give you a few ideas!
The Hilton London Tower Bridge is ideal if you want some of the most historic landmarks in the background of those party selfies. The hotel is just a three-minute walk from the nearest tube station as well as a host of sightseeing opportunities for those visiting for more than just the party. As far as space for a party, there’s no shortage of it including seven meeting rooms and an executive board room as well as a suite holding up to 400 people. All the rooms have natural daylight and access to the hotel bar and lounge as well as space for catering within them.
ME London offers a perfect rooftop location for events to enjoy an unrivalled view out across the city. Their Radio Rooftop Bar allows views from Tower Bridge to St Paul’s Cathedral while there are a total of seven rooms for meetings and parties, each holding up to 300 people.
The Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences is a five-star heritage hotel on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace. It includes three townhouses with private courtyards as well as up to six bedroom suites for those intimate parties. There are also four signature suits, each individually designed to make for a luxurious night’s stay after the event. The hotel has three restaurants including the Michelin-star Quilon.
Hotels offer a great range of facilities, locations and styles to suit every event. Whether you want a small suite for a few people to enjoy each other’s company or a large room for a major event, many of these hotels can offer options to suit all requirements.