Some hotels are the rage all over the world and a favorite haunt of those who like the best and the unique. Many people have a penchant for experiencing the ultimate in luxurious comforts, heavenly ambience and gourmet food.
The thrills, joys, pleasures and excitement offered by some of the most fantastic hotels located at the most coveted places is unbeatable and matchless. The following hotels built on extravagant properties draw millions of visitors each year and you must visit them at least once during your lifetime.
Bellagio Las Vegas
Bellagio is one of the most expensive and ostentatious hotels in the world. It is owned by MGM Resorts and it is built on the site where the famous Dunes Hotel and Casino used to be. As its name suggests, this hotel cum casino is inspired by the Lake Como town of Bellagio which is a quaint Italian town famous for its fountains.
The elegant Bellagio overlooks an eight acre blue lake which houses the famous dancing water fountains. The dynamic performance of the fountains is simply awesome. The play of synchronized music, rise and fall of water, sparkling lights and rippling music comprising a concert of opera, classical and Broadway tunes, mesmerizes the senses and transports one straight to heaven. This is one place you must visit before you die.
Wyn Macau is the ultimate in luxury and opulence. This integrated resort located on the Macau peninsula, Macau, People’s Republic of China, is modeled after Steve’s Wyn’s curved tower in Las Vegas. It offers gaming combined with a super deluxe hotel, restaurants, high end designer shops, spa, and a “Performance Lake”. Its rooms are a work of art combined with grandiose luxury. The entire resort has a distinguished style and design with premium and hand picked furniture. The breakfast buffet is a very lavish affair which takes one’s breath away. This hotel is also within walking distance of most historic places in Macau.
Hotel Hermitage – Monte Carlo
The Hermitage is a very charming Belle Epoque historic monument. It is one of the most graceful and finest palaces in the world with its opulent and refined elegance. A stay at this hotel is a unique experience which one can never forget. This internationally famous resort is located in Monte Carlo which is built on an escarpment along the famous French Riviera on the Mediterranean Coast. The extravagant display of wealth and luxurious appointments, the breathtaking view of Monaco’s harbor and the Prince’s Palace make the Hôtel Hermitage an epitome of carefree elegance, relaxed ambience and a haven of peace.
Minaret Station, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
This remote and luxurious lodge which can only be reached by a helicopter has a magical ambience. It has sheepskin carpeting and a private tub on the deck. Set in a two acre park like setting, it is just a short stroll to the Wanaka Lake. The breathtaking view of the Southern Alps arouses peace, tranquility and serenity. The profound stillness and calm inspire spirituality and closeness to God. The gourmet food, helicopter wine tours and fly-fishing trips are full of fun and immeasurable pleasure.
Hotel Capriani Venice
Venice the city of waterways, canals and gondolas has always been tremendously exciting and romantic. Hotel Capriani located on Giudecca Island is very close to the Grand Canal, to San Marco and the Doge’s Palace. It is surrounded by quaint and quiet streets reminiscent of the past and which transport you to the eighteenth century. The hotel has beautiful sprawling gardens and a giant saltwater pool. A stay at this hotel conjures up all the glory and beauty of the city when it was the most wealthy and powerful commercial center in the world. If you book a room in the Vendramin which is a restored palazzo, you will get a retinue of private butlers.
Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris
Paris the most romantic city of the world is the dream destination of almost everyone in this world. The Hôtel Plaza Athénée is an old world property located on the Avenue Montaigne which is close to Champs Elysées, the city’s famous shopping street. The hotel was renovated a few years back, and is one of the most terrific places in which you must stay to enjoy its classic style and ambience. Its lavish marble bathrooms, large rooms with classic décor and a view of the Eiffel Tower make your stay a unique experience. The trendy glass bar, glittering crystal chandeliers and the secret garden where you can enjoy a quiet drink are added attractions.
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Though it belongs to a chain of hotels found all over the world, the Park Hyatt Tokyo is an experience of its own. It epitomizes superior service. The service is so quick and perfect that no sooner you make a request than it is executed instantly. As soon as you enter the lobby on the 41st floor, you enter a dream world which you will never want to leave. The rooms are large and spacious and look out onto the famous Mount Fuji.
You can also enjoy a view of the multicolored, pulsing and vibrating city with the sounds absolutely muted. The 45th floor has a glassed in swimming pool and at the very top of the hotel you can find a replicated version of New York Bar where celebrities and actors sit sipping Johnny Walker Blue.
Banyan Trees Maldives Madivaru- the Maldives
These heavenly tropical islands in the Indian Ocean are a veritable paradise. The Banyan Trees Maldives located on a four acre private island called Madivaru offers luxury camping with queen sized beds, outdoor showers, plunge pools, deep soak bathtubs and teak decks. Each Villa has its own butler, and you can avail massages and facials in your own room.
Post Ranch Inn – California
This prime hotel is located on the cliffs of Big Sur and is famous for its breathtaking views. Below you can hear the crashing waves of the Pacific. The amenities include private cantilevered terraces, outdoor hot tubs, and landscaped pools. The wood burning fireplaces are an added attraction.
Klapsons- The Boutique Hotel – Singapore
The Klapsons is a five star luxurious hotel which offers superb service, comfortable beds and gourmet food. Its décor is unique in a contemporary style and has the most fashionable boutiques.