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Amazing Luxury Hotels in the World

Updated on December 15, 2015
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Sunil Kunnoth loves reading and writing apart from his other hobbies of music and travel. He is an active hubber.

The word ‘luxury’ itself is something special and great. When it is prefixed with an ‘amazing’ tag, there adds some extra specialty and royal status to this expression. Each country has its own super luxurious hotels waiting for the richest travelers. The culture, heritage, art and every fabulous feature of these countries may reflect in these hotels.


The hotels reminding the symbols of a rich custom and culture of a country are a delight to our eyes and a temptation to our mind. We feel to spend at least one night there. The properties stand there displays the tradition and charm of the land. For example, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai (often called Taj Hotel) displays the fine aspects of the Indian culture and her kind hospitality. It is often described as ‘what Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal is to monuments, the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is to hospitality in India’. Though the hotel came under terrorists’ attack on 26/11 (26th November 2008) and heavily damaged, it was renovated and retained its charm and still attracts many visitors and guests.


The Taj Hotel is situated on the opposite side of “The Gateway of India” building, a national monument, and a masterpiece of the architectural brilliance of the old generation. It is one of Mumbai’s hot tourist attractions. I had the luck to visit the hotel during my Mumbai tour in 2012 and 2014 with my cousin, who stays in Mumbai with his family. During this trip, I took a few snaps of this engineering marvel impressing travel folks across the world for the last one century. You can watch it here. (Please click on the thumbnail photos given below, you can see its full-size view).

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Taj Mahal Palace (Taj Hotel), Mumbai, India.The author with family on a joy ride (Horse cart) before the Taj Hotel building.This area came under terrorist attack on 26/11.  But now renovated.Tourists enjoy the engineering marvel called "Taj Hotel"Touristst roaming...a vendor selling eatables.Old is beautiful, The Taj Hotel, Mumbai.
Taj Mahal Palace (Taj Hotel), Mumbai, India.
Taj Mahal Palace (Taj Hotel), Mumbai, India. | Source
The author with family on a joy ride (Horse cart) before the Taj Hotel building.
The author with family on a joy ride (Horse cart) before the Taj Hotel building. | Source
This area came under terrorist attack on 26/11.  But now renovated.
This area came under terrorist attack on 26/11. But now renovated.
Tourists enjoy the engineering marvel called "Taj Hotel"
Tourists enjoy the engineering marvel called "Taj Hotel"
Touristst roaming...a vendor selling eatables.
Touristst roaming...a vendor selling eatables.
Old is beautiful, The Taj Hotel, Mumbai.
Old is beautiful, The Taj Hotel, Mumbai.

When we talk of the super luxury hotels, your mind may go to elsewhere in the USA or to some West European countries. But you are only partially right. What amaze you the most may be the fact that one of the opulent and expensive hotels in the world is in India!

Here I present before you some of the most expensive, high luxurious hotels in the world with its fantastic photos and fine features.

Raj Palace at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


You have decided to stay a night at this Indian hotel. No problem. You can. But be ready to face the cost factor with a cool mind. It costs $ 45,000 for just one night! When converted into Indian currency at the present rate, it will come about Rs.25,20,000/-. Yes, the one night’s stay costs you Rupees Twenty-five lakhs and twenty thousand!

The hotel was built in 1727. In fact, it was a Palace and later modified as a luxury hotel. Luxuries beyond your dreams are awaiting you here. You are treated like a King the moment you enter the hotel. Raj Palace’s recognition as the world’s best heritage hotel for six consecutive years further certifies its grandness.

I may also add that Jaipur in India attracts the most number of tourists and is one of the hottest destinations in the country. It has a large number of old Palaces, Sand, Camels and a lot more to lure any traveler.

The Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India
The Raj Palace Hotel, Jaipur, India


Hotel Martinez

Location: Cannes, Riviera, France


What it costs you for one night stay? Any guess? It is well beyond all guess or imagination. It is a whopping amount of $ 35,487.

Hotel Martinez is one of the spacious hotels in the world with seven floors covering an area of 40,000 square meters. The reception of the hotel itself has 2,500 Sq. Meters. It has 40 guest rooms and suites. Martinez’s unique feature is its combination of technology and tranquility.

Hotel Martinez, Cannes, Riviera, France
Hotel Martinez, Cannes, Riviera, France | Source


Hugh Hefner Sky Villa Palm Resorts

Location: Las Vegas, US.

Your purse will lose $ 35,487 for one night’s stay.

As you aware, only persons with heavy purse visit Las Vegas, the Capital City of Casinos in the USA. So for a thrilling stay, this hotel is a must for the rich. It is surrounded by abundant greenery and gardens. You will love the ambiance of the stylish open restaurant with lush green trees around

Hugh Hefner Sky Villa Parm  Resorts, Las Vegas, U.S.
Hugh Hefner Sky Villa Parm Resorts, Las Vegas, U.S. | Source


The Royal Villa

Location: Lagonissi, Athens, Greece

Cost for one night’s stay: $ 34, 356

It is worth the money. Provides you ultra modern comforts. The special offer is the service of a personal Gym Trainer. The hotel has remote controlled mattresses and curtains. The interiors are superb with marble floors. Another attraction is the wooden terrace which gives you the view of scenic nature at its best. The lightings are marvelous.

The Royal Villa, Lagonissi, Athens, Greece
The Royal Villa, Lagonissi, Athens, Greece


Villa La Cupola Suite

Location: Westin Excelsior, Rome, Italy

$ 31,000 for one night stay

It may surprise any guest. If you love arts, it is your best spot to stay on one night. The hotel has displayed the art works of the great painters like Pablo Picasso, Anton Chekov, Michael Crease, Dali, Friedrich, Nietzsche and Leon Gerome. The Roman culture and art symbols are well marked on the hotel properties. The extra modern amenities, luxuries and modernity are beyond all expectation of a visitor.

Villa La Cupola, Westin Excelsior, Rome, Italy
Villa La Cupola, Westin Excelsior, Rome, Italy


Money is the language everyone understands. Luxury demands money. If you have a big purse, you are welcome to these breathtakingly marvelous hotels. You are the Kings and Queens for the time you spend here. (interestingly, here time is money too). The servants are at your disposal round the clock. Are you rich, no, the richest? Then why hesitate? Let your royal journey begin to any of these wonderlands.

Happy journey!

© 2013 Sunil Kumar Kunnoth

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      aparna 4 years ago

      Liked your hub

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thanks for your visit and comments. Hope you stay in one of these hotels during your India visit.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful and nice to know that The Taj Mahal has a hotel named after it. I would love to stay in one of them when I visit India.

      Thanks for the photos.

      Shukriya. :-)

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hello Anoop Narayanan

      Thanks for your comments.

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      K.N.Anoop 4 years ago from Kerala

      Thanks for sharing tourism informations, & congrats for the wok.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      I too hope you can stay in any of these hotel one day. Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.

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      Peanuthead 4 years ago from FT, Florida

      seeing these hotel prices, lets me know I'm in the wrong business. Great article, I wish in the future I can stay in one these beautiful hotels.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @ Riveira Rose,

      You have said it right we can't afford that much for a night stay unless we win a super lottery. Thanks for the visit and leaving comments.

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      Riviera Rose 4 years ago from South of France

      The Raj Palace looks really beautiful, but at that price, it's one for when I win the lottery!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you Josephji for your comments. Glad to note you visited one casino in USA.

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      babu.pkjoseph@gmail.com 4 years ago

      STHANK U SUNIL, I have visited one of the casino at Canatticatt state Maine, usa.I ALONG WITH MY WIFE PLAYED AND LOST THIRTY DOLLOR. BY P.K.JOSEPH

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi Alocsin

      Your visit and comments are appreciated. Glad to note it interested you. Thank you for the visit, comments and voting up

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      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Even if I go to these cities, I can only afford visit this hotels and not stay in them. Still, it would be fund to have a look at their lobbies. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      @Deepa Venkitesh

      Thanks for your comments and sharing.

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      Deepa Venkitesh 4 years ago from Kochi, India

      This is a superb hub. shared on twitter and fb

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thanks for your comments. Glad to note that you liked my hub.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you dear for your nice words.

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      Matt Doran 4 years ago from Manchester, UK

      I can only dream of staying in places like this. I was in Singapore recently and a night in Raffles hotel during the F1 race cost the earth! Beautiful hotel though! Great hub Sunil

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      Akhil Dev 4 years ago from India

      Good hub..