Visiting the best hotels in the world is an experience many people only dream of. Offering comforts and pleasures beyond the wildest imagination, these hotels are far from the average getaway. In fact, these hotel suites are typically only occupied by the world’s most elite travellers.
So what makes each of these hotels the world’s best resorts? From Michelin-star chefs providing delectable dishes, to white sandy beaches and magnificent spa retreats, each offers a little slice of paradise unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere.
We’ve compiled this list of the best hotels in the world based on their unique features and high-end offerings. Take a look below!
1. The “Residence de la Pinede” in St. Tropez, France
This exquisite resort is considered by many to be the world’s best hotel. Established in 1936, the hotel is renowned for its impeccable service, sweeping views of the Mediterranean sea, and its masterful head chef, Arnaud Donkele, who prepares highly-coveted rustic, ocean-inspired plates at La Vague D’Or.
The rooms at Residence de la Pinede are also extraordinary, complete with artwork provided by Roger Capron, and terraces that open up to the scenic courtyard. In addition, each room also comes with practical amenities like free wi-fi internet connection, free parking, a high security safe by Stockinger, and flat-screen TVs.
But if you really want the royal treatment, you’ll want to book the Suite Pinede. Each of these resplendent units comes with an expansive private veranda overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Bay of St. Tropez, premium linens, and a stunningly-designed bathroom with marble features.
When all of these prestigious offerings are considered, it is obvious that the Residence de la Pinede is one of the nicest hotels in the world.
2. The “Ty Warner Penthouse” at the Four Seasons in New York City
Undoubtedly one of the most notorious luxury hotels of the world, the Ty Warner Penthouse provides guests with an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the big apple.
Since the suite took seven years and a hefty $50 million to create, it’s no wonder visitors have to shell out $45,000 per night to take in all this astonishing penthouse has to offer.
Located on the 52nd floor, this luxurious suite is referred to by many as the “castle in the clouds”, and is revered for its uninterrupted views of the city skyline. As you take them in from the hotel’s premium location between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue on Billioinaire's Row, it’s impossible not to feel like you’re on top of the world.
Did we mention the suite features a 700-square-foot library with a 26 foot cathedral ceiling, along with a Bosendorfer Baby Grand Piano? Or that the bathroom walls, floor and ceiling are all adorned with rare Chinese onyx?
If you are looking to experience the best hotels in the world, it would be a travesty not to include the Ty Warner Penthouse on your list of considerations.
3. The "Cheval Blanc" in Courchevel 1850, France
It is difficult to imagine a more awe-inspiring or picturesque setting than the the prestigious Jardin Alpin of Courchevel 1850, and that is exactly where this next luxurious hotel is located.
With just 36 suites, this boutique chalet is nestled amongst the French Alps, and only opens its doors from mid-December to early Spring, so a summer vacation would be out of the question here.
However, should a mountain retreat filled with pristine skiing conditions, unprecedented scenic views and signature spa treatments be of interest to you, there is no greater location than the Cheval Blanc.
At the salon, you’ll find highly-acclaimed Parisian hairdresser John Nollet, who has created captivating hairstyles for prestigious red carpet events, as well as in advertising campaigns for famous luxury brands.
You’ll can also avail of on-site dog sledding excursions, the Cigar room (stocked with the finest spirits and cigars), or enjoy the culinary delights at Le 1947 restaurant, the first and only 3 Michelin starred restaurant in Courchevel.
Each room is equipped with hammam-showers that offer chromotherapy, spacious bathrooms, free Wi-Fi access, and a Stockinger luxury safe to keep your belongings safe.
4. “Le K2" in Courchevel 1850, France
The Hotel Le K2 Palace is a refreshing, modern take on a mountain retreat, offering all of the conveniences one would expect to find at a ski chalet nestled in the French Alps, with some less-expected, refined finishes.
It’s ski-in, ski-out access makes it one of the best resorts in the world for ski enthusiasts. But it is the swimming pool with views overlooking the valley, the elegant cuisine of Jean-Remi Caillon, and the fully-equipped fitness centre that keep guests coming back to marvel in the luxuries of Le K2 Palace.
Personal trainers are also available on-site, and all rooms offer an unreserved view of the mountains. Also included in the rooms are stocked mini-bars, Italian showers, a Playstation, an IPad, and in-room hotel safes.
Have children? Not a problem at the Hotel Le K2 Palace. The Kids Zone features arcade racing games, video games, simulators, and an interactive dance floor! Your children will be thrilled with the endless activities available to keep their imaginations running wild. We’re positive that by the time they leave, your little ones will calling it one of the “coolest hotels in the world”.
5. The "Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten" in Kempinski München, Germany
This final contender on our list of most luxurious hotels offers 5-star splendor to all who visit. Located in the lively city centre of Munich, Germany, guests who opt to stay at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten are often looking to experience the many rich cultural aspects of the city, while being treated to high end comforts.
All rooms come with traditional features like original wood and classic decor, while still incorporating contemporary design elements. You’ll enjoy access to high speed internet, a complimentary daily buffet breakfast, climate controlled rooms, and flat screen TVs. Each suite also comes with a Stockinger luxury safe to provide the utmost protection for your personal possessions.
But don’t lose interest yet! We’ve saved the best feature for last. This luxury hotel offers a one-of-a-kind spa on its sixth floor that boasts a crystalline wading pool, unmatched views of Munich, and brings pure indulgence to all guests.
Try the “definitive treatment” signature package for a comprehensive spa experience that will leave you feeling entirely rejuvenated and restored.
Looking to plan an excursion around the city? The hotel’s private concierge service will take the stress out of your day by preparing and scheduling your entire outing! The experienced team will provide professional recommendations, arrange transportation, purchase event tickets, and have all of your required details ready for you when it’s time to start your journey.
When it comes to welcoming and hospitable service, it is only fair to consider the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten as the nicest hotel in the world. No other resort caters to its clients needs and desires with more enthusiasm than the staff do here. If you don’t already consider it to be one of the world’s best hotels, we’re certain you will by the time you leave.
And thus concludes our list of top hotels in the world. Have you visited a resort that you think should be considered one of the best hotels in the world? Comment below. We are always interested in hearing about all of the luxury hotels of the world.