This is a count down of the list of top 10 hotels of the world from 1 to 10.
1)MANDARIN ORIENTAL?? TOKYO
This wonderful, modern hotel opened at the end of 2005,Which is located in the heart of Nihonbashi and continues to impress its influential guests. Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is consistently rated as one of the finest hotels in Asia and has recently been awarded with the highest ‘Luxury Comfort’ rating of five red pavilions by the Michelin Guide.
??The hotel design was conceived as a large tree.High class dining with dramatic views on our 37th floor. This contemporary French restaurant has earned a coveted Michelin star, making this one of the finest gourmet experiences in Tokyo.
Michelin star Chinese cuisine and dramatic design features to match the panoramic views over Tokyo. Situated on our 37th floor, this is a sensational place to enjoy fine flavours from the East.
Located in the city centre. Originally opened in 1989, the hotel’s dramatic Chinese architecture makes it as unique and unforgettable as its neighbouring landmarks.
The Peninsula Beijing has been completely renovated and upgraded. The hotel features a wide range of facilities including: a remodelled hotel lobby, restaurants and elegantly appointed rooms and suites equipped with state-of-the-art Peninsula technology, as well as a new Peninsula Spa by ESPA and Fitness Centre. The hotel operates the largest private fleet of cars of any hotel in Beijing consisting of bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms and BMW 750Lis.
3)FOUR SEASONS AT SULTANAHMET ISTANBUL:
Since opening in 1996, this hotel is one of the jewels in the Four Seasons’ crown, being both a Conde Nast Traveller Award Winner and a Travel + Leisure Award Winner. Enjoying its excellent worldwide reputation – and going from strength to strength, this is a boutique style hotel of just 65 rooms and suites located in a former prison in the centre of Istanbul’s Old Town.
Location: Songjiang, China
Designer: Atkin’s Architecture Group
This spectacular design by Atkin’s Architecture Group deservedly won the first prize award last year in an international design competition. The 400-bed resort hotel features underwater public areas, guest rooms, cafes, and restaurants. The major attraction is the extreme sporting facilities including a luxurious swimming pool, rock climbing and bungee jumping.
What more to say, the pictures are screaming BLISS.
5)The hotel Burj al-Arab:
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Designer: Tom Wright (WS Atkins PLC), Khuan Chew
Estimated project cost: $650 million
Cost per person: $1,000 to over $28,000 per night, $75 to have a glimpse from inside.
Considered, unofficially, the world’s first and only 7-star hotel, the Burj al-Arabis a truly the most luxurious hotel imaginable and hence we couldn’t help including it in this list of futuristic hotels, which also perhaps triggered architects around the world to look beyond the fence.
The tallest, 321-metres (1,053 ft), hotel, designed as a sail of a dhow, is constructed on an artificial island 280-metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach. The hotel boasts of the world’s tallest atrium, which is 180-meters (590 feet) tall.
The suspended helipad on the top adds to the grandeur of the hotel. The lavish interior skillfully mingles the best of design ethics from both the east and the west. The 8,000 square meters of 22-carat gold leaf and 24,000 square meters of 30 different types of marbles give the hotel an enigmatic touch.
The 28 double-story floors of the hotel accommodate 202 luxury suites with prices ranging from $1,000 to over $28,000 per night (for the Royal Suite). The hotel also features 8 restaurants, including bars and lounges, latest business, conferencing, fitness and recreational facilities. Carved in the midst of white beaches and the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, the Burj Al Arab is a dream come true.
6)Foldable hotel pods:
Designer: m3 Architects, London
Estimated project cost: $72 to $104 million
The foldable and fully transportable pods are for those traveling geeks who find it hard to shun all the amenities of their luxurious life. You can move the pods to exotic locations around the world and the amazing concept abodes will come with ‘Active’ walls and floors where guests can focus images of their choice and a disposable unit to care of all waste.
7)ADLON KEMPINSKI BERLIN:
Old world charm meets new age luxury at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin. A landmark in its own right, the hotel is situated rightly beside Berlin’s hallowed Brandenburg Gate. Rebuilt in 1997, and exemplifying its century-old grandeur, the hotel continues to attract both luminaries and connoisseurs.
Timeless elegance is a byword here- from the building’s sweeping exterior, to its elegant lobby crowned by a stained glass dome, to the classical modern aesthetic that accents the interiors. Since 2003, the hotel has gradually expanded with new wings, presidential suites and conference facilities, all the while continuing to offer the height of comfort and luxury to every guest.
Burj Khalifa (Arabic: برج خليفة “Khalifa Tower”), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest manmade structure in the world, at 829.84 m (2,723 ft). Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) flagship development called Downtown Dubai at the ‘First Interchange’ along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai’s main business district. The tower’s architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea.
The total cost for the project was about US$1.5 billion; and for the entire “Downtown Dubai” development, US$20 billion. In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project’s developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²).
9) Passing reference: The Diamond Ring Hotel:
Location: Abu Dhabi
The Diamond Ring hotel is just a concept right now and all we’ve are these images for you to feed on. If anybody reading this has more info, please share with our readers.
10)PENINSULA HONG KONG:
The Peninsula, first opened in 1928 and now one of the world’s legendary great hotels, is located on Victoria Harbour with unparalleled views of Hong Kong Island, and in the heart of Kowloon and its shopping, dining and entertainment district.
Together with countless other honours and awards, in year 2010 The Peninsula was voted Best Overseas Hotel in the World for the 6th consecutive year by Australian Luxury magazine, No. 1 in China, World’s Best Hotels, Travel + Leisure (USA) in 2009, in addition to earning No. 1 for Best Hotel / Resort in East Asia 2008, The Gallivanter’s Guide (UK) Awards for Excellence.
The 300 luxurious rooms and suites feature Hong Kong’s most spectacular views, together with the most advanced technological innovations, including flat-screen televisions, CD and DVD players, fax machines, marble bathrooms with televisions, electronic safes, executive desks with dataports, multi-voltage universal connectors and complimentary high-speed broadband internet access.