Our top three list of luxury hotels has been influenced by luxury travel writers, travel experts, Forbes Magazine and the Telegraph, all who have scoured the world to bring you the best of luxury travel. Every hotel that is mentioned in the list below has earned its rightful place by being tried, rated, tested and cross compared to each other. The hotels offer something extraordinary by giving a glimpse into a super luxurious world. Every hotel has tried to stand out with its location, style, service, ambiance and facilities.
Lázaro Rosa-Violán, the designer extraordinaire has woven his dramatic, baroque magic on this neoclassical, 19th-century building. When guests enter the hotel they are welcomed with the view of the artfully crafted floor-to-ceiling mirrors which reflect enormous sprays of cotton balls and classic white sofas, and a grand 1950s suspended spiral staircase rises from the foyer.
Cotton House has set a new standard for hotel design and perfect service. Their award winning salon, L’Atelier, is lined with bolts of cotton; guests can choose from swatches of super-soft fabric and ask that a tailor measure them up for a shirt. The in-house restaurant does not disappoint either, with Catalan-inspired delicious food which is given creative pizzazz and served, during the summer, on a colonial-styled terrace which is framed by date palms.
It’s hard to master the combination of immaculate service and down to earth charm. However, the staffs at the super fancy Ett Hem in Stockholm’s beautiful embassy district manage to pull it off with style. Those who are wondering, Ett Hem means “home” – in this case, a stunning temple to Nordic luxury. A 1910’s mansion has opened its’ door of luxury as the Ett Hem hotel. Its’ design boasting the grandeur of a bygone era, with candlelit, parquet-floored drawing rooms decorated with contemporary and vintage furniture. The chefs are famous for their exceptional food, and are excellent at rustling local seasonal meals on request.
This beautiful hotel is reminiscent of the F. Scott Fitzgerald era. The luxurious 19th-century mansion which is located on Cap d’Antibes has 117 rooms and two villas with extravagant Louis XV and XVI furnishings, gilded mirrors and chandeliers.
The Eden-Roc Restaurant has been a recent addition which serves classics such as roasted sea bass and lobster with tarragon. The hotel has five clay tennis courts, a seawater pool cut into the natural rock and spa. There is a small jetty for guests who arrive at the hotel on a private boat. The hotel also has sea front diving board which the guests enjoy immensely. The hotel is beloved for its’ 33 beach cabins which oozes luxury and class. Celebrities who crave privacy have been known to rent the cabins as their private sanctuaries. Marc Chagall has been known to paint on the jagged cliff tops, Roger Moore used to Jet Ski here and Johnny Weissmuller could be heard doing his signature Tarzan yell as he dived into the sea.