Who does not like holidays? And then coupled with staying at the fanciest and most luxurious hotels, can it get any better than this? Live a life of caviar and champagne, of ultimate luxury and style as hotels go that extra mile to make your stay memorable and unforgettable. We challenge you to go through this list and not plan your next holiday. So, prepare yourself for some serious wanderlust as we get you a list of the top 15 hotels in the world that opened in 2014. With an imposing list like this it sure was challenging to come up with a list.
A resort and casino all rolled into one with 1600 guest rooms and suites, 30,000 square feet of meeting space and beautifully done up restaurants. It has three hotel towers – Story, Lux and World each with an unique personality and designed to give you the Vegas experience. It houses stores like Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres, Katsuya by Starck, retail by Fred Segal to name a few. They boast of restaurants to cater to ever occasion, mood and taste. With bars and clubs situated in all the three towers, the guest have a wide choice as to where they want to spend their evening. The highlight of the hotel is undoubtedly the casino with every game conceivable being played here. To experience Vegas life, SLS is the place to be in.
Hotel Zoo, the pride of Berlin has been redone and revamped
by an American design team. By embracing its history and past and along with all the luxuries it truly reflects the essence of Berlin. High ceilings were restored and the original brick and steel work was revealed. The rooms are spacious and unique in their own way. Luxurious fabrics and contemporary furniture are mixed with keepsakes from the past to create a beautiful blend of old and new. The Living Room in the heart of the hotel exudes warmth and entices guests to linger a while and enjoy their hospitality. A double sided fire place flickers both inside and into the open air Winter Garden.
Rooms are available from $200 per night depending on the category of the room. 13. Waldorf Astoria – Amsterdam
With the opening of this 93 room hotel, the bar for luxury hotels in Amsterdam has been risen considerably. This hotel consists of six 17th century historic canal houses put together to create this lavish hotel. The elegantly designed rooms offer a view of the canal and the courtyard garden. With a 3 –Michelin star restaurant, the luxurious Guerlain spa and its strategic location it is a favorite with tourists in Amsterdam who want to live it up in style. Weekend rates are about 300 pounds per night.
What do you call a hotel that cannot get more child friendly than it is, is as plush and luxurious, that plans perfect family activities and at the same time a romantic candle light dinner. ‘Perfect’, is the word that comes to mind. The Four Seasons Orlando, within the gates of the Walt Disney World Resort gives you a perfect combination. The Four Seasons hospitality and style needs no introduction and with a golf course, a spa, a couples only pool, a firework show every night and activities galore for the kids, can you ask for more? A ride through the Lazy River is like going through a tropical rainforest and the two water slides in the Splash zone only add to the merriment. Four Seasons being who they are can arrange the passes that you require for entry into the parks, and can have your shopping delivered to you in your room to save you the trouble of carrying it all around the park. Just minutes away from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Centre this is just the place to stay at when in Orlando.
The Shard boasts of being the tallest building in Western Europe and the hotel is housed from the 34th to the 52nd floor. The 202 guest rooms and suites have ceiling to floor windows with a spectacular view of the city of London. The rooms are aesthetically designed in a fusion of marble and silk and light wood. Each room has state of the art technology, automatic climate control, and the patented bod contouring Shangri-La Bed. The 17 suites of the hotel offer a personal butler service to its guests. The three restaurants offer different cuisines and the deli on the ground floor has a varied selection of cakes and savories. With a 24 hour gym and the highest infinity pool in London on the 52nd floor this hotel will not disappoint. The room rates are about $750 per night