Updated: Jan 9
No matter if you’re traveling to celebrate a recent accomplishment or you just want to relax, it’s never a bad time to splurge on a luxury trip. And what’s an indulgent trip without a top-rated, luxury hotel?! Nowadays, there are thousands of luxury hotels to choose from, so to make it easier, let's break down the top luxurious hotels worldwide! Whether you want to be by the beach, in a bustling city, or in the mountains, there are always luxury accommodation options for you!
Ellerman House–Cape Town, South Africa
With only 13 rooms, Ellerman House in Cape Town, South Africa, is the pinnacle of privacy and exclusivity. This boutique hotel is situated in Bantry Bay and was transformed from an original Cape Edwardian mansion built in 1906. If you love food, wine, and art, staying at the Ellerman House is a no-brainer. They even have a sommelier who handpicks the wine featured in this next-level hotel. And did I mention they have a private art gallery?! If you really want to take it up a notch, stay in one of two of Ellerman House’s private villas, including a personal chef, sunset experiences, wine tastings, and more. Who could say no?!
Hotel Crescent Court–Dallas, Texas
Hotel Crescent Court may be situated in bustling Uptown, Dallas, but once you step through their doors, you’ll feel like you were never in a city at all! This luxurious hotel features a beautiful pool, top-notch restaurants, and a renowned spa. They even offer daily workout classes such as yoga and cycling to get your day started right. If you’re looking for a mix of city and relaxation, Hotel Crescent Court is the perfect accommodation for you.
Villa d’Este–Lake Como, Italy
It doesn't get more luxurious than Villa d’Este right on Lake Como. The gorgeous views of the water and the alps are reason enough to draw you into Villa d’Este’s elegant embrace. The estate features 25 acres of gardens and a pool that actually sits on a platform overlooking the lakes. They have been open for 150 years and are so beloved in Italy that they have been named a world heritage site! When you step into Villa d’Este, it doesn’t feel like a hotel. It feels like you’re walking through a dream. If you are looking for a vacation with sun, nature, elegance, and beautiful sights, there is no better place to visit than Villa d’Este on Lake Como. You may even see some celebrities as this area is a known celeb hotspot!
W Bogota–Bogota, Columbia
The W Bogota is a 5-star hotel right in the heart of Usaquen in Colombia. While the interior feels modern and chic, it’s a contemporary take on Columbian style. They even call themselves the stylish hotel in town–and I agree! The hotel is relatively new, opening back in 2014 but its outstanding service and charm make you feel like they have been open for decades! One of the main benefits of staying at W Bogota is the location. This unique hotel, situated in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Bogota, is known for delicious food, stylish boutiques, and the late-night bar scene. W Bogota even has some great dining and drinking options right in the comfort of the hotel. And don’t forget to wind down at the end of the day in their AWAY Spa featuring an indoor hydrotherapy pool, steam room, and more.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental–Hong Kong
Are you heading to Hong Kong for a luxurious trip? Look no further than The Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel. If you’re someone who values good service, this is the perfect accommodation option for you. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has the highest staff-to-guest ratio in all of Hong Kong! Talk about excellent service. This luxury hotel also offers some of the largest rooms in Hong Kong! Plus, it’s located in the Landmark Mall (hello, shopping spree!) and is home to six restaurants and bars–two of which have Michelin stars. No detail goes unnoticed at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, which makes them one of the top luxury hotels in the world!
La Mamounia–Marrakech, Morocco
La Mamounia has been named the best hotel in the world by Condé Nast Traveler three times, and once you visit, it’s not hard to understand why! La Mamounia describes itself as a luxury palace hotel and has been open for over a century. Right in the heart of Marrakech, this stunning palace boasts a breathtaking design that immerses you into the city. There are endless experiences to explore right within the hotel, including a rooftop lounge, four restaurants, several bars, a golf course, a casino, and a relaxing spa. And while the activities and amenities within the hotel will keep you occupied, the cultural history and stunning design of La Mamounia is the star of the show. If you are looking for a luxurious yet culturally rich vacation in Morocco, La Mamounia is the perfect option for you!
Whether you're daydreaming of future luxuries, splurging for a special occasion, or a seasoned luxury traveler, you can contact me when you're ready to book any of these unique getaways.