The online travel brand giant, Expedia, has ranked the ten best hotels in the world. While conducting this survey Expedia not only focussed on how fancy the hotel was and if it was luxurious enough to woo its many elite guests but looked at several important aspects that are crucial to the hospitality industry. The survey also focussed on green and sustainable hotels which occupy a satisfactory 17% on the list and family hotels which make for 13% around the world. It was obviously the world class hotels which occupied a substantial number on the list of best hotels along with the so called resort hotels with beaches and hotels that offer facilities such as skiing also made an appearance on the list.
Expedia also broke down there survey in the form of some stats and the numbers state that there are about 28% hotels in United States which is followed by Europe which has 25%. Asia occupied the number three spot with 19% and South America featured at number four with only 3% world class hotels. The survey was conducted around 295 cities in 74 countries. The list also offers some exciting prices for the weekend. However, check the hotel websites for the rates and packages.
It was, however, surprising to note that the world’ best hotel was not in the United States or in Western Europe but in the Eastern European city of Bratislava in Slovakia.
The Ten Best Hotels in the World
If a holiday is on the cards here’s a list of the ten best hotels by Expedia from which you can choose. Have a look.
Marrols’ Boutique Hotel
City: Bratislava, Slovakia
Rating : 5 Star
Price : $120 per night (Queen Size bed room) this weekend
Located at the very heart of the city, the Marrols’ boutique hotel is in close proximity to many sightseeing spots in Bratislava. It is just a few minutes walk from the Sloval National Theatre and the St. Martin’s theatre. The Digital Par business centre and the Apollo business centre are also in the hotel’s vicinity and the Vienna International Airport is just 40 mins away from the hotel.
The hotel is unique for along with providing luxury to its guests it also acquaints them with the fascinating culture of their city and makes it extremely simple for them to access the interesting areas in their city. The hotel boasts of 51 luxurious guest room and also has three suites and apartments which offer a breathtaking view of the old town. The Messina restaurant offers some sumptuous Slovak cuisine and spending some time at the Jasmine spa and alter at the Jacuzzi will only make your stay at the hotels a memorable experience. There’s also rafting, helicopter rides, hunting and snowboarding offered by the hotels.
Hotel Al Codega
City: Venice, Italy
Rating: 4 Stars
Price: $180 per night for a King size bed this weekend
The hotel is run by the Dal Borgo family, who founded the hotel in 2006, have indeed worked very hard to give this hotel a very personal touch. Located in Central Venice the hotel offers you comfort and luxury all around. The hotel is situated in the very charming locale of San Marco and is only a stone throw’s away from the church of Santa Maria, the Ponte Rialto and of course many other exciting things like theatres and museums. Free breakfast and free newspapers is what you should look out for when at this hotel.
Hotel Royal Corin
City: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Rating: 4 Stars
Price: $263 per night for a King size bed this weekend
If soaking in the warm sun and pristine waters is your idea of a vacation then you should very much like the Royal Corin located amidst the breathtaking environs of Cost Rica. It’s one of these hotels which will let you enjoy a volcano, yes you heard it e=right for the hotel grants you access to the Arenal Volcano. You would be surprised to know that you can also enjoy a lovely view of the volcano from the comfort of your balcony. The Loto spa at the hotel eases off your stress and lets you relax. Bars are galore at the hotel with interesting names like the Lava Bra where you can drink at the heat of the volcano, so they say. Then there’s also the Basalto Bar and the Lobby Bar. The Restaurante Emperador offers you some fine cuisine and is 24/7 service.
Hotel Garden Inn Aberdeen
City: Aberdeen, Scotland
Rating: 4 Stars
Price: Not Available
Located in the heart of Europe’s oil capital it is situated at the granite skyline and is a hotel which provides utmost comfort. While at the hotel enjoy and relax at the comfortable rooms which actually come with a Garden Sleep system bed and with a 32 inch LCD TV along with access to WIFI. The hotel also has a fitness center along with a business centre with secretarial services. Enjoy the various activities in the city like visits to the local shops that are located in close vicinity of the hotel. Also, while in Aberdeen, enjoy the coastal scenery and don’t forget to enjoy some whisky at the Glen Garioch Distillery.
City: Miami, Florida
Rating: 5 Stars
Price: $269 per night for a city view room this weekend
Water activities are galore at this hotel situated 36 miles from Money Talk News Head Quarters. The hotel offers facilities such as the “Refreshing Oasis’ where one can take a dip in the warm waters of the pool or also relax in the waters of the Palm Grove Pool which is only knee deep and you can get comfortable on the pool with your clothes on while relaxing on a lounge chair. The staff will get you whatever you like at the pool. The other amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre with the finest equipment and an always ready to help team and also a relaxing spa treatment by the pool side. With 70 storeys it is Florida’s tallest building and has 221 Deco Inspired guest rooms along with an array of suites the best one being the Presidential Suite with panoramic views of the Biscayne Bay and Miami’s cityscapes.
City: Hamburg, Germany
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Price: $174 per night for a King or double sized bed this weekend
Owned by Marlies Head, the hotel offers you special summer nights in Hamburg with a performance of the Hamburg Everyman in the very historic and famous warehouse district and can also cruise along the harbour. The Marley’s Restaurant offers the best cuisine and a breakfast buffet on Sundays. The hotel also offers place for work at its many conference rooms. The hotel is also closely located to the St. Michaelis Church and is not very far from the subway also.
Element Omaha Midtown Crossing
City: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Rating: 3 Stars
Price: $179 on Saturday and $119 Sunday for a King sized bed this weekend
The Element Omaha Midtown Omaha goes Green and has interesting rooms that are spa inspired or come with the Heavenly Signature TM bed. There are also eco friendly beds, oaints, furniture and carpets at this hotel which seriously taken the lead in going green. The rooms are ideal for families travelling together for they have everything from a kitchen to a work place. Free breakfast and wifi are the other facilities offered at the hotel. It is located in close proximity to all the business centres and also shopping areas. For the kiddoes, it is only five minutes away from the most popular zoo in the whole of America. Golfing and mountain biking are the other facilities offered at the hotel.
Sonnenalp Resort of Vail
City: Vail-Beaver Creek, Colorado
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Price: $325 on Saturday and $300 on Sunday this weekend
It is a world class hotel that offers the best of facilities to its guests. The hotel offers you breathtaking view of the Vail slopes and also boasts of a private golf course. The concierge services are excellent. The hotel also features 15 hotel rooms and 112 luxury suites all offering a view of the Vail Village and the Gore Creek. Large bathrooms with heated floors along with gas log fireplace and Bavarian furniture adorns these lovely rooms. Fine dining facilities are available at the Ludwig’s, the Swiss Chalet, the Bully Ranch and the King’s Club amongst others. It is a ski friendly hotel which is in close proximity to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and the Gerald Ford Amphitheatre.
The Taj Lands End
City: Mumbai, India
Rating: 5 Stars
Price: $164 per night for a King’s bed this weekend
Located in the commercial capital of India, the Taj Lands End is located right where te lnds end and one can see vast stretches of the Arabian Sea. The hotel is ultra luxurious and is known for its many state of the art amenities and is located near to the city’s business and shopping hubs. It falls in the green sustainable category and has rooms with a very modern and sleek design along with a marble floored bathroom. The hote has 493 rooms with 33 suites. Big names like Bryan Adams, Steve Forbes, Gordon Brown, and Pierce Brosnan have all stayed at this luxurious hotel.
Mr. C Beverly Hills
City: Los Angeles, California
Rating: 5 Stars
Price: $320 next weekend for a King size bed
Launched by Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, the hotel is a signature luxury brand and is not very far from Rodeo Drive and Santa Monica. The hotel has 137 rooms with 12 Signature and Classic Suites. There are also residential style bungalows with a gourmet kitchen, a pool and a private garden. The hotel also offers an excellent concierge service along with a spa and beautiful panoramic views of the city from the 12th floor of the hotel with a private exterior glass elevator. Enjoy some fine cuisines at the Cipriani restaurant which excels in grills, pizzas and salads.