Luxury Redefined: The Ten World’s Most Expensive Hotels For The Ultimate In Luxury


Yes, we all love luxury and dream of it at every turn of your lives. Luxury has always been instrumental in bringing the feel-good factor into a hectic 21st century lifestyle that is predominantly ruled by work pressure and the maddening race to excel. The hospitality industry has a for a long time been at the vanguard of the luxury revolution, bringing the very best of service and amenities to its esteemed guests. However, even with the presence nearly hundreds or thousands of luxury hotels, there are some that stand at the very top of the list, not only because of their impeccable guest service standards, but also due to their astonishing prices. These hotels are sort of a crème of the luxury hospitality industry and offer a truly unforgettable experience for the guests that spend their time in these luxury intensive hotels.

Hence, here at Elite Choice, we decided to take a closer look at the ten most expensive hotels in the world that are scattered throughout some of the most breathtaking locations across the planet.

1.  Maia Luxury Resort & Spa:

Location: Anse Louis, Seychelles

Price: $2,455/Night

Nestled in the breathtaking Seychelles archipelago, which is also widely considered to be the original Garden of Eden is the Maia Luxury Resort & Spa. This magnificent hospitality establishment has now claimed the status of the world’s most expensive hotel and provides its guests with the very best that luxury has to offer. This magnificent luxury resort offers its guests luxurious accommodations and exclusive services to make their vacations all the more memorable. The guests at the Maia Luxury Resort & Spa are treated with royalty by providing chauffer service to and fro to the Seychelles International Airport. This one of a kind resort-cum-spa comes with private suites and in house spa facilities, along with a dedicated Business Center ones who need to take care of their work, while on the move. The luxuriously lavish rooms feature flat screen TVs, 24-hour concierge services, iPod docks, in-room safes and for utter exclusivity, the guests can even request for a private chef.

2.  Hotel Pitrizza

Location: Porto Cervo, Italy

Price: $2,335/Night

Located in the Sardinia region of Italy, Costa Smeralda is well renowned in the luxury travel world as one of the most enticing honeymoon destinations in the world. This magnificent and sensual beauty of nature is just 30 minutes away from one of the most expensive hotels in the world, the Hotel Pitrizza. This wonderful hospitality establishment was designed and developed with the aim of showering the honeymooners with the ultimate in luxury and amenities. The Hotel Pitrizza provides its guests with an airport shuttle service and ferry them over to the luxurious interiors of this magnificent luxury hotel, where in the guests are welcomed to lavish rooms. The guests can also avail various other facilities such as that of a fitness center, Jacuzzi, 24-hour concierge and personalized butler services. Furthermore, the hotel also offers the guests with a choice of non-smoking rooms as well as room service and private massages. The Hotel Pitrizza features eclectic restaurants, a lounge cum bar and even sports a conference room.

3.  Royal Mansour

Location: Marrakech, Morocco

Price: $2,327.

Offering the guest with utmost privacy and providing a serene place stay during their vacations, the Royal Mansour is the world’s third most expensive hotel located in Marrakech, Morocco. This country known for its rich heritage and a magnificently enlightening historical diversity, Morocco has always been one of the most striking of all tourist destinations. Royal Mansour takes the guests on journey through time with its immaculate interior as well as exterior while showering the guests with the best lavish accommodations in the luxury hospitality sector. Royal Mansour offers its guests airport shuttle service along with catering facilities as well as a dedicated kids’ club to keep the children entertained. Among other facilities, Royal Mansour also provides a 24 hour butler, complimentary high speed internet and lavish suites for its guests. The hotel enables the guests to have a relaxing time at the in-house lounge/bar or carry out their daily workouts at the fitness center. Furthermore, the ones who prefer to taste the recipes of different regions, Royal Mansour also features a list of restaurant that serve everything from continental to ethnic delicacies.

4.  Hotel Cala di Volpe

Location: Porto Cervo, Italy

Price: $2,286/Night

Brining a whole new definition to luxury hospitality, Hotel Cala di Volpe, located in Porto Cervo, Italy, is by far one of the grandest luxury hotels in the region that offers its guests royal treatment as well as personalized services. The Hotel Cala di Volpe provides airport shuttle service as well as private limousines for the discerning guests. This magnificent hotel features 124 lavishly equipped rooms that have been given handmade Sardinian furniture, trompe l’oeil paintings, and ornate ceramic tile work. The guests who prefer a more outdoor approach to their vacations can even take advantage  of the 18-hole  Pevero Golf Club golf course located near the hotel. The Hotel Cala di Volpe features some of the most eclectic cuisines, courtesy The Barbecue Restaurant that offers Mediterranean recipes among other varieties. The guests can have relaxing time at the outdoor swimming pool or get rejuvenated at the in-house sauna/spa. The Hotel Cala di Volpe also offers its esteemed guests personalized concierge services, 24 hour room service, a dedicated Business Center, among various other amenities.

5.  Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa:

Location: Lithgow, Australia

Price: $2,119/Night

Located in the serene region of New South Wales, Australia, the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa offers its guests the very best of luxury hospitality, coupled with a breathtaking view of the surrounding wilderness, down under. One of the first features you’ll observe at this magnificent resort is the in-room binoculars, that offer splendid view of the flora and fauna enveloping this luxury resort. The Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa opened its doors on October, 2009 and is one of the most prestigious luxury hospitality establishments that is dedicated towards environmental sustainability and conservation. Though this marvelous resort is nestled in the lap of nature, yet it is fully equipped with just about every modern and technological amenities imaginable. The resort management provides the guests with private tour guides for the exploration of the region and to better understand the historical significance of the area. The luxury packed private suites of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa come with complimentary high speed broadband Internet, flat screen TVs, DVD player, 24 hour room service, as well as concierge services. This opulent luxury resort features an indoor swimming pool,  tennis courts, private chefs and even handicapped facilities. For the more work oriented travelers, the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa offers a dedicated Business Center, along with meeting and conference rooms.

6.  Hotel Romazzino:

Location: Porto Cervo, Italy

Price: $2,115/Night

Porto Cervo is one of the most renowned and cherished vacation spot in the world and thus is the home to some of the most gorgeous and luxury intensive hotel establishments in the luxury sector. Hotel Romazzino is located on Costa Smeralda, which is widely considered to be one of the most inviting islands off the southern coast of Italy. The entire region is dotted with stunning beaches, while the water surrounding the island offers a host of activities such as windsurfing, water skiing, and cruising in a rented boat. Furthermore, for those who prefer a more land-based experience, Hotel Romazzino also provides direct access to a golf course and a tennis club. This luxury hotel features airport shuttle service to and from the Costa Smeralda Airport along with a fitness center, a spa and 24 hour concierge services. The lavish suites of Hotel Romazzino come with a Internet, room service, laundry service and flat screen TVs. This majestic hotel has 94 guest rooms and suites, while the hotel itself is housed in a gorgeous villa with private terraces.

7.  La Réserve

Location: Ramatuelle, France

Price: $2,112/Night

Turning a bygone fortress into a mega luxury hotel is the La Reserve, a fabulous hospitality establishment located in Ramatuelle on the Côte d’Azure, France. This magnificent hotel which is also ranked amongst the ten most expensive hotels in the world gives breathtaking view of the surrounding ocean from atop a hill that was previously used for strategic military purposes. This near impenetrable fortress now serves as one of the most majestic hotels in France offering  seven rooms and sixteen exquisite suites. The interiors of these gorgeous rooms are done in wood, and taupe. Furthermore, for guests who prefer to have more privacy and an even more luxurious experience, La Réserve provides separate private villas that comes with their own pools. This incredible luxury hotel features wireless high speed Internet, a private chef, a fitness center and even a meeting room. The guests can have a relaxing time in the in-house massage rooms or taste ethnic as well as international cuisines in the hotel’s restaurants, lounge or bar. The rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, while the guests can even opt for non-smoking rooms and babysitting or nanny services.

8.  Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

Location: Meradhoo Island, Maldives

Price: $2,106/Night

Nestled in the gorgeous and extremely refreshing Meradhoo Island, the Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is considered to be one of the finest luxury hotel establishments in the world. This magnificent luxury hotel offers its guests sensational view of the surrounding Indian ocean, which is the home to some of the most diverse aquatic flora and fauna. The  Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is collection of some 22 sprawling Island villas that come with their own private beach and a tantalizing pool. On the water, this magnificent offers additional 16 Ocean Villas that come with stunning outdoor marble baths. Guests at this luxury hotel can carry out as variety of water based activities including diving, snorkeling, volleyball, boating, fishing, and yoga. Furthermore, the hotel even provides refreshing healing treatments at the Talise Spa. Both the island as well as ocean villas of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi feature wireless high speed Internet, room service, flat screen TVs, outdoor dining,  in-room iPod docks and the guests can even opt for non-smoking rooms as well. Along with private suites, 24 hour butler service and a variety of restaurants, the guests  can even avail the facility of a private chef.

9.  Saffire Freycinet

Location: Cole’s Bay, Australia

Price: $1,576/Night

Designed and developed in a futuristic architectural style, the Saffire Freycinet is by far one of the most self-sustainable hotels in the world that, while greatly minimizing its impact on the environment, also offers immense luxury to its guests. The Saffire Freycinet is located in Tasmania, a region best known for its intense proximity with the wonders of nature. Situated on Cole’s Bay, this magnificent hotel serves as a premier for those wish to enjoy the sights and sounds of Australian coastal areas. The construction of the hotel has been designed to be greatly eco-friendly and the structure even features an organic roof that’s made entirely of Tasmanian wood.  The Saffire Freycinet carries twenty lavish suites and all these upscale suites come with their own mini-bars and the hotel even offers its guests the luxury of booking a helicopter dining tour. The magnificent suites feature  high speed Internet, private pools and the guests can even avail the facilities of a meeting room for business purposes, a fitness center, while satiate their appetites with a wide variety of cuisines served at the various in-house restaurants. The guests at Saffire Freycinet can even opt for non-smoking rooms and enjoy a rejuvenating time at the spa or have a relaxing experience at the outdoor dining facilities.

10.  Gora Kadan

Location: Gora, Japan

Price: $1,459/Night

Japan has for a long time been one of the foremost places in terms of serenity and tranquility with its rich cultural heritage and an intense focus on ago old traditions that date back to centuries. This very cultural proximity of the Japanese society is reflected in Gora Kadan, a luxury hotel located in the Gora region of Japan that well known for its affluence with nature. Gora Kadan takes you to a place that is dotted with peace and self-reflection and provides you with a great venue to leave behind the bustling city life and enjoy the  quiet in the lap of mother nature. The hotel itself carries sliding rice-paper doors as well as outdoor natural hot springs. The guests are greeted to their rooms with woven tatami mats and each of the rooms come with their own private garden and personal soaking tub, while offering a stunning view of the famous Mount Fuji. Gora Kadan offers its guests the luxury of airport shuttle service and comes with a fully equipped fitness center along with a spa. The guests can opt for non-smoking rooms, spend a lovely time at the outdoor dining or lounge area and can even attend to their professional responsibilities by making use of the hotel’s meeting room.

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