Amazing Hotels to Visit | Best Hotels
Whether it is for work or pleasure, travel can be inherently stressful, and the quality of accommodation can make the difference between a mediocre trip and the holiday of a lifetime.
Those who want happy memories that will last a lifetime should take care when choosing a hotel.
The question is, what makes a hotel room great?
Now that international travel is more commonplace than ever, the competition has ramped up.
A luxury room must have at least a super king size bed and a superb en suite bathroom, but those alone are nowhere near enough.
In fact, for those who value true luxury, enviable hotel rooms are as large as apartments, furnished like palaces and so utterly pampering that visitors have a hard time saying goodbye.
Here are some examples:
Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland
For those wishing to visit Switzerland, who happen to have sufficient funds to pay the average nightly charge, the Royal Penthouse Suite at the Hotel President Wilson is a natural choice.
To be fair, this is not merely room but a suite, comprising 12 bedrooms, each with its own marble bathroom, and boasting a panoramic view of Lake Geneva.
Other amenities include bullet proof windows (previous guests have allegedly included heads of state) and a 103 inch plasma TV.
Presidential Suite, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Porto Cervo, Italy
At a “mere” 450 meters square and costing over US$26,000 per night, the Presidential Suite at Porto Cervo’s Hotel Cala di Volpe is rather more laid back and understated than its Swiss counterpart.
However, this suite, which boasts three luxurious bedrooms, a huge private swimming pool and its own solarium and gym, offers all that a jet-setting visitor to the Italian coast could desire.
Porto Cervo has long been a playground for the rich and famous, so every inch of the Presidential Suite, from its beamed ceilings to its traditionally tiled floors, oozes luxury and sophistication.
The Hazelton Hotel, Toronto, Canada
For lovers of gadgetry and modernity, Toronto’s Hazelton Hotel is the place to go.
Highly popular with celebrities, especially during the annual Toronto Film Festival, the Hazelton features high-tech fixtures in every room.
For example, all rooms have a flat screen plasma TV, and all curtains, lights and air conditioning units can be operated via remote control.
Bathroom mirrors feature an LCD flat screen TV.
Home must seem like rather hard work after a stay at this high-tech haven, which is located in the terribly fashionable area of Yorkville.
While these hotel rooms will be way outside the budget of the vast majority of people, they do illustrate a key point, which is that those who can, are willing to pay huge amounts of money for top class hotel rooms – because the quality of one’s accommodation really matters.
This may be particularly true during a holiday, but it also applies to, and has implications for, the quality and standards of home decor and furnishings.
Although the world’s top hotel rooms may be prohibitively expensive, they can also be positively inspirational.