For those of our readers who have got a few bob, and are looking for an amazing getaway experience, in a hotel where over the top opulence and luxury is as standard, prepare to be wowed. And for the rest of us, who can only dream about staying in a hotel where the complimentary shampoos and shower gels are from Champneys, extravagent features include dancing fountains and you get your own personal butler, let’s drool together.
Here are some of the world’s finest and most luxurious hotels rooms, and you’ll notice that all of them are situated in Dubai, home of billionaries and where money is no object.
One striking manmade feature in Dubai is the artificial island, shaped like a palm tree. And as you would imagine, the hotels situated on this island are some of the most expensive in Dubai. The Atlantis, The Palm has its own guarded entrance and private elevator, and one of it’s most celebrated rooms is the 924sq metre Royal Bridge Suite, spanning the length of an arch which connects the two halves of the hotel. Royal Bridge Suite includes three bedrooms, a living room, a dining room which seats 16, and you even get a dedicated team which includes butlers and chefs.
We are still at the Atlantis, and this suite is especially designed for sea lovers. The Palm ‘super suite’ is described as an ‘aquatic-themed’ Underwater Suite and features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows that enable you to look into the Ambassaador Lagoon and watch the thousands of marine creatures inhabiting it.
Dubai’s Burj Al Arab used to be the world’s tallest building, but has been overtaken in the height stakes now. It still claims to be the world’s luxurious hotel, and boasts an impressive staff-to-suite ration of 8:1. Stay in the hotel’s Royal Suite and you’ll never want or need to leave. The suite has its own cinema and includes two bathrooms, a personal elevator and rotating bed. www.jumeirah.com
Going downtown in Dubai doesn’t mean a drop in standards, as the two-storey Imperial Suite at The Palace Downtown Dubai hotel has a gorgeous private balcony overlooking the world famous Dubai Fountain. The suite includes four bedrooms, two living rooms, two dining rooms and four bathrooms. www.theaddress.com
If shopping is your thing, then checkout the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. There is a huge range of accommodations available, from their range of ‘ski chalets’ where you can view Dubai’s stunning indoor, snow-covered ski slope. Or stay in one of the Palace Suites, where Swarovski crystal chandeliers are a standard luxury, with three bedrooms, a living room and dining room and includes a 24-hour butler service. www.kempinski.com
If you are heading to Dubai for work, then you might be interested in the One&Only The Palm hotel. At the Manor ‘Grand Palm’ penthouse suite there is a dedicated workspace area, and it includes a huge open-plan lounge and dining area.
And to make sure you never have to leave the hotel there is a large outdoor terrace with majlis-style seating and large sun deck. www.oneandonlyresorts.com
Fashionistas should head to the Armani Dubai Suite at the Armani Hotel, which was designed by Giorgio Armani himself and is situated in the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. www.armanihotels.com
Source: The Telegraph