A look at the world's most luxurious hotels

With so many hotels scattered all over the world, where do you head for the ultimate luxury? Below are the five hotels we consider to be the most luxurious in the world.

1) Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Standing 321 metres tall, this symbolic hotel has become one of the most photographed pieces of architecture.

When visiting you can expect around the clock butler service, helicopter transfers, unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark and use of the spa and health club. You can upgrade your booking and be provided with a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce throughout your stay.


You can dine at one of the hotels six restaurants, including the award winning Al Mahara restaurant. Al Mahara serves a wide selection of seafood and is decorated by one of the best aquariums in Dubai.

2) Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

This hotel is known as the most contemporary hotel of the city. Ideally located next to one of the most magnificent parks of Geneva, the views of Mount Blanc need to be seen to be believed.


The latest technology is provided generously in each suite and concierges are on hand to make guests stay at the hotel run without a hitch. Guests are able to make full use of the swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

3) Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey

The Mardan Palace Hotel was built in 2009 with the development being funded by a Russian Billionaire. It is famous for having the biggest swimming pool in the Mediterranean, which has the capacity to hold 1000 guests.

The hotel is decorated with waterfalls and the 900 tonnes of sand on the beach was specifically flown in from Egypt, to give guests the ultimate beach holiday. Exotic aquariums, representing the seas of the world, are positioned in the grounds of the hotel providing guests with a fantastic aquatic experience.


If relaxation is required, you can head down to the Marden spa to indulge in one of the exotic international treatments available. Alternatively you could just relax in the oriental steam bath and let your worries melt away.

4) Emerates Palace, Abu Dhabi

With marble imported from 13 countries and costing around £3 billion to build, this hotel makes royalty feel at home. Priding itself for providing "legendary Arabian hospitality" the guests of this hotel can expect to benefit from a 24 hour private butler service, the latest technology installed in every room, a private terrace and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf.


If attending on business, the 42 conference rooms complete with the latest technology will not disappoint.

5) The Westin Excelsior, Rome

This beautiful hotel was originally built in 1906, but has recently been given a £7 million makeover. Containing the largest hotel suite in Italy, money needs to be no object to stay here. Guests can expect full use of the fitness centre, spa and Jacuzzi. Concierge staff are on call to make your stay in Italy is as enjoyable as possible.

This hotel is one of the most popular for the travelling celebrity.


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