There is nothing like a relaxed, luxurious vacation at your favorite destination. Staying at luxury hotels and resorts gives you a chance to truly sit back and enjoy, pamper yourself, and have a hassle-free getaway. All this, while enabling you to couple comfort with adventure in the most elegant way. The number of luxury hotel chains is on the rise, and the industry itself is ever-expanding. Here are some of the most worthy contenders, whose names are often found at the very top of the luxury bandwagon. In no particular order:
This luxury hotel chain offers second-to-none resorts, private homes, and spacious, elegant villas in exotic locations such as Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, and Kea Island in Greece (to name a few). Adorned with an excellent ambience, One&Only properties include high-profile, world-class restaurants that often feature celebrity chefs and are a key part of their resort experience. Though relatively newer in the industry, the chain is well-known for its excellent service and precise focus on a luxurious customer experience, and your every last need will be expertly catered to while you stay at One&Only Resorts.
The world-famous Four Seasons has more than a hundred luxury properties spread across the globe. Backed by notable investors such as Bill Gates, the chain provides unique experiences depending on the location of the Four Seasons property you are staying at, to give you an experience that perfectly combines the local and the luxurious. Some of the most iconic Four Seasons properties are located in Marrakech, Doha, Hawaii, Bora Bora and Maldives. The brand is particularly renowned for its impeccable service and grandiose interiors.
The Ritz-Carlton (Marriott)
The Ritz-Carlton has 108 properties at some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Catering to the contemporary, Ritz-Carlton hotels are always up-to-date in terms of everything, ranging from world-class amenities to delectable food. You can book with The Ritz-Carlton for an array of stays and experiences such as luxury hotels and resorts, private condos, private homes, spas, and incredible restaurants. The staff is very detail-oriented and ensures that each guest’s stay is personalised in every aspect. Moreover, Ritz-Carlton hotel designs are always in line with the culture and history of the location where the property is situated, to make for an even more authentic experience.
If you are looking for a truly unique luxury experience, Taj should be your number one choice. Embellished with royal-esque interiors and an overall opulent vibe, here you will actually be made to feel like a royal, thanks to Taj’s excellent hospitality. The most iconic Taj Hotels are located at world-famous landmarks and heritage palaces, with a selection of world-class luxury resorts and business hotels to choose from as well. While most of Taj’s properties are located in India, they also operate in neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Nepal. Taj is also expanding their global repertoire, with properties in the US, UK, Dubai, South Africa, and Maldives.
Park Hyatt is a brand that showcases the most commendable balance of comfort and class. Offering state-of-the-art rooms, amazing spas, and five-star restaurant meals, Park Hyatt expertly combines elegance with practicality. Here, you will be treated with some of the best service the industry has to offer. Park Hyatt properties are marked by elegant modern interiors done by world-renowned designers, and breath-taking collections of art. A signature Park Hyatt experience is seamless, memorable, utterly comfortable, and truly something you won’t find elsewhere.
Six Senses is a class apart when it comes to luxury vacationing, a name you cannot leave out of the discussion. The brand offers unique, world-class experiences even in the most remote locations such as in the mountains, or faraway, secret islands. Each of their properties seamlessly incorporates local flavour, in terms of natural or cultural tropes, and there is a selection of exquisite activities and experiences–such as paragliding, or yogic detox programs–to choose from. An unmissable feature of every Six Senses property is the iconic Six Senses Spa, which offers carefully curated and personalised wellness experiences to its guests.
With over a hundred hotels and resorts across 22 countries, Shangri-La is one of the best when it comes to pleasure and comfort. Coupled with inspiring architecture and trusted hospitality, your time at a Shangri-La property is guaranteed to give you an unparalleled sense of serenity. Food at Shangri-La is absolutely unmatched. Shangri-La properties feature the Table from Golden Circle, their award-winning food and beverage loyalty programme, through which you can enjoy world-class meals prepared by highly reputed chefs.