Hotels.com reveals some of the best luxury hotels loved by guests
A room with a view, designer toiletries, a rooftop pool and bar are just some of the features today’s travellers expect from a luxury hotel, according to accommodation expert Hotels.com’s Loved by Guests Awards.
The annual awards program where the guests are the real judges celebrates and recognizes those hotels who have achieved the best average guest review rating, from over 20 million genuine and trusted reviews from guests who have actually checked-in.
50 hotels worldwide have received the ‘Best for luxury’ award and here’s the pick of the bunch, each with its own unique definition of luxury:
Luxury means … a rooftop pool
W Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan
Make a splash at this sky-high, outdoor pool, with its own poolside beach, suspended 10 floors above hustle and bustle of the spectacular Xinyi district below. With sweeping city views, this is a surreal spot for taking in the sun, kicking back on deckchairs and sipping on cool cocktails from WET® Bar. Rooms from RM 1,062 per night.
Luxury means … lots of freebies
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney in Australia
If freebies are coming from the Four Seasons, you know they’re going to be good. It starts with free Wi-Fi, but also includes a free shoe shine service, a free shuttle to take you to city hotspots, free coffee and pastries in the morning in the foyer and free luxurious toiletries in the room. If you’re lucky enough to be in a club room, you’ll also enjoy free drinks and gourmet snacks all day long, free breakfast, complimentary garment pressing and free newspapers and magazines. Rooms from RM 1,340 per night.
Luxury means … a room with a view
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok in Thailand
Oozing riverside charm with its location right beside the legendary Chao Phraya River, it offers unparalleled and truly breath-taking views at every turn. Guests can unwind in spacious, state-of-the-art guestrooms, each with river or cityscape views from a private balcony. If that isn’t luxury enough, they have an infinity pool, spa and six sumptuous restaurants to choose from. Rooms from RM 319 per night.
Luxury means … a rooftop bar
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The award-winning SkyBar, one of the city's most popular rooftop bars, is located high up on the 33rd floor of Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, and features a variety of cocktails, nightly DJs and amazing views of the Petronas Twin Towers from its luxurious cabana booths. Rooms from RM 509 per night.
Luxury means … designed by a famous designer
Seductive and striking on London’s Southbank, this uber cool hotel was designed by top British designer Tom Dixon. The theme is a transatlantic cruise liner, as the original building has a maritime history. Guests will be wowed by the giant, copper clad structure, inspired by the hull of a ship that runs from outside the building through to the lobby. There’s also underwater tranquility at the spa, delicious food at the renowned Sea Containers restaurant and it has the most glamorous of rooftop bars, with its glass box structure and outdoor terrace. Rooms from RM 690 per night.