Luxury Hotels from Around the World
Not all luxury hotels are created equal. In fact, while there might be a few amenities that apply across the board—room service, toiletries, entertainment options, etc.—many of today’s luxury hotels are attempting to provide highly localized experiences. Generic luxury has run its course.
By allowing local culture to influence interior design, décor choices, and cuisine, travelers are able to see the best a region has to offer. The slideshow below features luxury hotels from around the world that are catering to a more high-end, local experience for guests.
The slideshow begins with the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, a perfectly located hotel in the heart of the hills that allows travelers to experience the best of California. On the other side of the country, 1 Hotel Central Park is surrounded by greenery in the center of Manhattan. This urban hotel does an excellent job of bringing nature into every room with reclaimed wood décor and treetop views.
Across the pond, The Lanesborough in London (also pictured below) celebrates elegance and Regency-era luxury. This grand mansion has been renovated with the traveler in mind, and it’s located only steps away from Hyde Park. Hotel Éclat Beijing is another luxury boutique hotel with a style all its own. The eccentric design and museum-quality art make it one of the most unique hotel experiences in the world.
The Baglioni Hotel Luna in Venice brings the magic of this Italian city to life. Travelers will enjoy the stunning views and being immersed in the region’s art, history, and gourmet cuisine. The Adelaide Hotel in Toronto provides similar luxury but with a Canadian flair. This hotel’s beautiful architecture, chic décor, and high-end amenities offer the epitome of comfort in the heart of this Canadian metropolis.
On the other side of the word, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills in Japan is deeply rooted in local culture. Their goal is for guests to have a “Japanese-inspired experience.” In the same way, Kameha Grand Zürich aims to create an authentic Swiss experience beginning with a creative and whimsical design by Marcel Wanders. Travelers will not only feel inspired, but they’ll be offered one of Switzerland’s most notorious desserts at every corner: Swiss Chocolate.
The Peninsula Paris celebrates the “French art of chic living in the City of Light.” Perfectly located in the city, guests will be steps from shopping, museums, and world-class restaurants. The final hotel featured in the slideshow is The Towers at Lotte New York Palace. This stately landmark on Madison Avenue is one of the most iconic hotels in New York City, and its interior design combines timeless elegance and modern luxury. The hotel’s iconic lobby is featured in the photo above.
Luxury travel has turned over a new leaf. The era of generic design and cuisine choices is waning, while the trend of creating a highly-localized experience for guests is more popular than ever. The hotels featured above are just a few examples of the trend, and if you’re looking to visit any of these regions in the coming months, they’re excellent options.