Everyone loves to travel differently. Some prefer backpacking and staying in hostels meeting others in their rooms, while others love the full blown luxury some hotels and resorts have to offer. Either way here are a few hotels we have compiled that you may or may not know by name. The question really here is, do you know why they are famous or have earned some of the industries biggest awards. If not, then let us shed some light on a few of these hotels that we have selected and the reasons as to why you should try staying there, at least once.
Do note this is by no means a full list of all top hotels. There are many more, and this is not a ranking, just a select few we decided we would include in this post.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is a hotel like none other. It is a symbol of the amazingly rich offerings Singapore has. It has become infamous around the globe primarily for its gigantic rooftop infinity pool which connects the hotels three buildings together overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay. In order to access the pool, you need to be a guest at the hotel. Despite its luxurious views and massive build, the Marina Bay Sands is quite reasonably priced with roughly 290 Euros per night. The hotel made global news when it first opened in 2011 and just recently in 2018 when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the hotel during his visit with the president of the U.S.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai
This iconic hotel is one of the most famous hotels in the world and has become an architectural wonder. It is an icon for the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is the 3rd tallest hotel in the world. It is built on a private island and is shaped like the sail of a ship. Luxurious features of the Burj Al Arab include infinity pools that overlook the Persian Gulf, includes a total of 9 restaurants, a luxurious spa and a suite that boasts a room rate per night of over €20,000. If you are a guest at the hotel, additional options for arrival include a private helicopter transfer or pick up in a Rolls-Royce. If you think that isn’t fancy, then what you didn’t know is that the Burj Al Arab has the worlds largest fleet of Rolls-Royces, namely 10 of them. Talk about luxury.
Atlantis Bahamas, Nassau
While Dubai also boasts an Atlantis Hotel, this massive resort, and casino which was built on the Nassau Paradise Island in the Bahamas, is largely famous and known for its open-air marine animal habitat. The resort is named after the mythical underwater empire, which you may know for the DC comics movie Aquaman. The royal towers are iconic in making the hotel look like a castle. The hotel is wrapped around a 570,000 square meter Aquapark that includes 11 pools, a lazy river, a famous water slide which you may have seen in photos that goes down a Mayan temple into a large shark tank (not literally into the tank). Aside from this, the Atlantis boasts over 8 kilometers of Bahamian beaches.
La Mamounia, Marrakech
While staying in a traditional Riad is definitely worth the visit to Marrakech, this former 12th-century palace is a Mudejar-style luxury hotel and will take you back a few hundred years. The La Mamounia has received numerous awards including the Best Urban Hotel in the world and Best hotel in Africa. If this isn’t enough of a reason to visit and stay a night, then perhaps its four restaurants, spa, pools, and terraces will convince you. On top of that, it is located within walking distance from the most famous sites in Marrakech including the marketplace, Koutoubia Mosque, and Bahia Palace.
Omni Parker House, Boston
This hotel can boast the fact that it has been the longest running hotel in the United States dating back to the 1800s in historical Boston. It is well known for its high-end restaurant, “Parker’s” where JFK (former President John F. Kennedy) proposed to his wife Jackie in 1953. The exact same table is still in the restaurant. The restaurant has been serving Boston’s elite society for decades and is apparently the birthplace of the Boston creme pie. It has recently been renovated and updated to accommodate a more modern and luxurious feel. Also on a side note, the hotel employed historic figures Malcolm X and Ho Chi Minh as wait and kitchen staff respectively.
You may or may not have heard of some of these iconic hotels. Either way, now you do. So if you ever hear about on these destinations in a discussion, you can boast about a few facts and be considered an insider. What other hotels are of interest to you? Feel free to comment below and share this list on your social media by simply clicking the respective button below. As they say, sharing is caring.