20. Aman Tokyo, Japan
The hotel occupies the top six floors of the Otemachi Tower. It has 84 rooms (including suites) and each has a view of the vast cityscape. Aman hotels tend to value tradition and wildlife, so building one atop a multistory tower is remarkable in itself. The hotel does not change its habits – in the hall, decorated according to the latest Japanese minimalism, visitors are greeted by a musician dressed in a kimono, plucking the koto strings. And the latest relaxation methods cover the entire spectrum – from Shinto purification rituals to training fights on katana.
19. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, France
Elegant, created in the traditions of classical French architecture, the hotel was built in 1869 (then it was still a private mansion). Since then, the world has become impoverished by one family residence, but enriched by a luxury hotel with 118 rooms. However, it is almost impossible to get into one of these luxurious rooms – they are sold out like hot cakes by the rich and famous. Every summer, the cream of society flocks to these chic interiors overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, where the walls are hung with portraits of celebrities who have visited the hotel for 150 years.
18. Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort, UAE
Just an hour and a half drive from the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, there is a whole tourist city where everyone can plunge into the romance of a carefree life in Arabia. The hotel has 140 regular rooms, 14 deluxe rooms and 52 detached houses (or rather, small palaces) with their own pools. As for entertainment, here everything speaks of desert chic: jeep rides on the dunes, the opportunity to plunge into the life of real Bedouins and falconry.
17. Rodina Grand Hotel and Spa in Sochi, Russia
A chic hotel in Sochi with its own beach, spa, outdoor and indoor pools, a kids club and even a cinema. The building of the hotel, of classical resort architecture with columns, is hidden in a subtropical forest with an area of 15 hectares. The hotel is so large that guests are even provided with their own golf carts.
16. Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, Russia
One of the best hotels in Russia in 2022 is among the cultural monuments of St. it was discovered at the end of the 19th century. Its walls were seen not only by representatives of the royal family, but also by Queen Elizabeth II, and Tchaikovsky, and Chaliapin, and Hollywood stars who visited Russia, and Arab sheikhs. The status of cultural heritage has not prevented the hotel from becoming famous for the culinary art of its chefs, as well as for the level of service.
15. “Vladimir”, Russia
The designers and architects working on the restoration of this luxurious Russian hotel faced a difficult task – after all, the building is an architectural monument. At the same time, the interior had to be in harmony not only with the interior of the hotel, but also with a view of the historic city center from the outside. As a result, one of the most beautiful hotels in Russia has appeared, where modernity is intricately intertwined with nostalgic notes of the past, and the level of comfort can compete with European ones.
14. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
All the beauties of New Zealand in one bottle – stunning mountains, a steep cliff to the Pacific Ocean and … a 2000-hectare sheep and cattle farm nearby. However, the proximity to nature and the working people here is luxurious – 24 cottages according to the latest hotel science, decorated as farmers’ houses, a detached four-bedroom mega-lux villa, a spa center and, of course, a golf course. By the way, Benedict Cumberbatch spent his quarantine here.
13. One&Only Palmilla, Mexico
Nestled in a secluded location on Cabo’s only beach, the Los Cabos resort has long since become iconic. The area is more than 55 hectares, and the number of rooms is 174. This includes the super-luxury villas Cortez and One, each with four bedrooms; they are decorated in classic Spanish style and decorated with hand-embroidered fabrics. And the main highlight is the One&Only Spa with an area of 6 km. In the 50s, Hollywood celebrities loved to relax here, and in our time, a new Mexican elite has taken their place. In addition to a giant spa and exclusive fitness programs, spiritual healing sessions are also held here.
12. Soneva Fushi, Maldives
This is some kind of Instagram star’s dream (blocked in Russia) – 63 bungalows under thatched roofs in a flirtatious style a la Robinson Crusoe. There are even real houses on the water (8 pieces). Luxurious greenery – there is so much of it here that it can successfully compete with the boundless expanse of the ocean and clear fresh sky. Soneva Fushi is one of the most environmentally friendly hotels in the Maldives – little rabbits love to beg food from guests, birds scurry among the trees, and 90% of the waste that tourists inevitably leave is completely recycled.
11. Nayara Springs, Costa Rica
On the gentle slopes of the Arenal Volcano, under a shady jungle canopy, this hotel of 21 bungalows is comfortably located. Shady gorges, rope bridges and sloths swaying from the branches seem to have stepped out of the pages of an adventure novel. But they have adventures here with comfort – each outwardly unpretentious house made of tarpaulin has a pool carved into the rock with hot (volcanic springs) water.
20. Aman Tokyo, Japan