The Raj Palace - Jaipur, India
Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the astonishing Raj Palace in Jaipur is like stepping into another world, one of luxury, opulence and prestige. Housed in a gloriously restored Maharajah palace, the stately rooms and suites are lavishly decorated to recreate the splendor and extravagance of Indian royalty, and to accommodate some of the world’s most esteemed clientele. One of the property’s highlights is the Shahi Mahal Suite - one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world. Other facilities include gourmet dining, first-class spa services as well as elephant and camel safaris to the magnificent Amber Fort.
Mashariki Palace Hotel - Tanzania
Situated in Stone Town (Zanzibar), the majestic Mashariki Palace Hotel is a rare gem that still retains the grandeur of ancient Arabian architecture and hospitality, whilst also bearing in mind the demands of 21st century traveler. Housed in a 200 years old palace built by the first sultan of Zanzibar, the hotel boasts 18 distinctively designed rooms classified on three categories, each named after the old Stone Town’s characteristic areas: Darajani, Shangani and Forodhani.
Taj Palace Marrakech
Spread across 55 hectares of stunning landscaped gardens in the beautiful region of Palmeraie, the sumptuous Taj Palace Marrakech fascinates travelers primarily with its amazing architecture, which excellently combines Moorish, Venetian and Indian styles. The luxurious property consists of the main Palace and four exclusive riads, featuring a total of 161 lavishly decorated rooms and suites with jaw-dropping views of the enchanting gardens, the desert or the magnificent snow-capped Atlas Mountains on the background. A full-service spa and one of the most elegant and innovative restaurants in Marrakech complement the hotel’s dazzling array of facilities.
Copacabana Palace - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
An Art Deco feast overlooking the legendary Copacabana Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, the grandiose Copacabana Palace welcomes its visitors in 241 glamorous guest rooms with spectacular ocean views. Although the décor varies from one room to another, all of them feature a dazzling mix of period furniture, original works of art and modern technology. A sophisticated spa sanctuary, two gourmet restaurants, a classy piano bar and a series of recreational amenities complement what was once the only luxury hotel in South America.
Palacio Belmonte - Lisbon, Portugal
History, romance and luxury, they all blend together at Palacio Belmonte - Lisbon’s oldest palace, now converted into a charming boutique hotel. Nestled within the ancient walls of the city’s São Jorge castle, this magical place filled with art boasts 10 gorgeously decorated suites, a spectacular black marble infinity pool, an organic Mediterranean garden and some remarkable terraces overlooking the city and the Tagus river. Each suite has its own character and decoration theme, telling the story of a Portuguese artist, inventor or philosopher.
Samode Palace - Jaipur, India
Popular among celebrities, royal families and discerning travelers willing to discover North India, the staggering Samode Palace is a feast of marvelously decorated rooms, pools and shaded courtyards connected through picturesque narrow stairways. Its magnificent Indo-Saracenic architecture along with the lavishly furnished suites and the outstanding facilities provided, create a very special environment, one that redefines comfort and luxury in all its aspects.
The Leela Palace - Udaipur, India - Indian Opulence
Boasting spectacular views of Lake Pichola, the City Palace and the Aravali mountains, The Leela Palace features 80 luxurious guest rooms and suites, rejuvenating spa treatments by ESPA, a lake facing pool, world-class dining, stunning meeting rooms and idyllic venues for romantic weddings. The interiors have been envisioned by Mrs. Madhu Nair, The Leela’s director of interior design and operations, who successfully managed to blend the elegant and contemporary decor with traditional elements of Rajasthan artistry.