Famous Luxury Hotels Around the World 

The idea of staying in luxury hotels is something that many of us find very attractive. There are some truly impressive luxury hotels around the globe and in this article we’re going to look at some particularly special ones. From golden taps to the finest cuisine on the planet, the experience of staying in one of these places is nearly always very special.

Le Bristol Hotel, Paris

Le Bristol Hotel, Paris

 

Another one of the world’s most famous luxury hotels is Le Bristol, located in the heart of the French capital. Aesthetically, the hotel is a blend of Carrara marble and Gobelin tapestries. It also has a wide selection of 18th and 19th Century paintings – which are thought to have charmed some of the most beautiful women in the world. Famous personalities such Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe have stayed here and been reportedly amazed by the understated opulence of this old hotel.

 

The Savoy, London

 

This world famous hotel opened on the 6th August, 1889. It has 263 rooms, many of which overlook the Thames or otherwise have impressive panoramic views across the capital city. The hotel has actually been closed since December of 2007 – and it is thought will open sometime this summer. The hotel has featured in many films and works of fiction; one famous film it appeared in is The Long Good Friday, starring Bob Hoskins. Certainly one of the most desirable luxury hotels.

 

The Plaza Hotel, New York

The Plaza Hotel, New York

 

In its time, the Plaza Hotel was a big building – but over the years it has been gradually surrounded by modern tower blocks and skyscrapers. It is still, however, one of New York’s most famous luxury hotels. On its opening night, a room would have cost a modest 2.50 US dollars. Today the same room would cost around 3750 US dollars. This hotel, together with the Waldorf-Astoria, is the only hotel to be designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is located on the corner of 5th Avenues and 59th Street in Manhattan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are of course, a great many other top class, 5 star hotels around the world that offer these kind of facilities. But the selection 3 hotels above are a little special because of their history and the fact that they were among the first hotels to offer this level of service and comfort for their lucky guests. From London to Paris to New York – and many other cities besides – the choice of luxury hotels means that the well heeled can find great digs wherever they go.



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