Seven luxury hotels for exceptional stays
Some palaces surpass international standards so much that they cannot be confined to the five étoiles traditional. Discovery of seven exclusive addresses for exceptional stays.
Un Hotel which exceeds five étoiles ? In theory, it doesn't exist. But extra-officially, some institutions surpass market standards so much that they cannot be confined to traditional evaluations. They then earn a 6th, 7th, or even 8th badge thanks to word of mouth from specialists and customers, or sometimes award themselves this illustrious distinction...
Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi : the first eight-star?
It is Mandarin Oriental who signs this addressAbu Dhabi, located in the heart of a bay of sand end, which amazes with its majestic arabesque decoration and its 100 hectares of landscaped gardens. Prices start at 185 euros for a 55 square meter room, with a balcony and a view of the park. And, from 5.500 euros per night, you can access the suite Palace of 680 square meters with its three bedrooms, its terrace overlooking the beach, its dedicated butler and a large jacuzzi Private.
As for restaurants, the offer is up to the stars: the bar The Café thus offers a cappuccino sprinkled de Sequins byor.
Among the eight restaurants, the Hakkasan serves a Peking duck au caviar on its terrace overlooking the city, as for the Mezlai, it offers spot sophisticated and based oningredients producers (camel, dates, safran, rose water…), all in one to Bedouin (*) authentic.
(*) (Word fromArab badawi "dweller of the desert"). Arab nomad of desert.
Official website of theemirates palace hotel
Signiel Seoul : a six or seven-star: Placed between the 76th and 101st floors of the tallest building in South Korea, Lotte World Tower, this Hotel prides itself on hosting the bedroom the most expensive in the country: 14.650 euros for a night in the Royal Suite of 353 square meters, with a ceiling height of 6,2 meters and a view of Seoul and Han river. An extra-luxury supplement of 2.200 euros gives access to a butler and a Rolls-Royce during the stay. The facility has two restaurants stars, Bicena and his gastronomy Korean revisited or Stay by Yannick Alleno.
Want to bubbles golden ? Bar 81 – the largest in the country – offers more than 80 varieties de champagne. wiser, the Spa Evian is inspired by the virtues of the famous mineral water French.
Official hotel website Signiel Seoul
Pangu 7 Star Hotel Beijing : seven-stars: This is undoubtedly an unobstructed view offered by this establishment, built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, opening a window onto the imposing sports facilities of the event, such as the emblematic Beijing National Stadium in the shape of a bird's nest. Both modern and traditional, its interior decoration plunges the visitor into an authentic oriental setting.
Prices vary between 250 and 1.050 euros per night for bedrooms all measuring over 50 square meters and featuring wall painting, fine Egyptian cotton bedding and Italian marble bathrooms. The suites include the services of a dedicated butler. Among its six restaurants, the Auspicious Garden remains famous for its mountain of lobsters while the Kaden was dreamed up by Mr. Yoshimoto, the originator of the National Sumo Museum in Tokyo.
Official hotel website Pangu 7 Star Hotel Beijing
Burj Al Arab : the first seven-star hotel in the world: It is by helicopter that many customers reach theHotel. Its sail form soars up to 321 meters, on a man-made island off the coast of Dubai. The experience begins at the airport, where a flamboyant Rolls-Royce will pick you up. If you remain indifferent to the ornaments of 24 carat gold and Italian marble, the 21.000 Swarowski crystals affixed to the ceiling of the Junsui bar should hold your attention. Unless you prefer to be immersed in the heart of the seabed, in one of the three aquariums which houses the restaurant Al Mahara.
So much opulence makes you feel guilty? Sleep unscrupulously in duvet collected entirely by hand from the abandoned nests of eider ducks in Iceland. For your trips, consider privatizing one of the Aston Martins, Ferraris or Lamborghinis in the house via an app. Price of the experience: from 890 euros for a 170 square meter suite. It is here that we tasted un cocktail made of cognac at 6.500 euros, recognized as one of the most expensive in the world.
Official hotel website Burj Al Arab
Capella Singapore : a six or seven-star : On theSentosa Island nestles this jewel, in the center of 12 hectares of a lush vegetation tropical. Coming from a colonial building to which a contemporary extension has been added, it houses 112 spacious accommodations from 77 to 436 square meters, the prices of which vary between 670 and 12.150 euros per night. All have a bedside control panel to control the bedroom and access to spa with treatments based on the lunar cycle.
The Knolls restaurant offers something for all the senses: treat the buds with stunning views of the sea and the three cascading pools, while enjoying the “songs” of the jungle. In a warmer and more intimate atmosphere, the Chef's Table provides a menu sur-mesure concocted live for a maximum of 20 privileged people. The icing on the cake: the Capella Culturist team lets you discover the city and its heritage aboard a vintage sidecar. Rock'n'roll!
Official website of theCapella hotel Singapore
Hanging Gardens of Bali : World's First Seven Stars Boutique Hotel (based on the Seven Stars Awards)
Cleverly camouflaged in the heart of a dense forest dotted with rice terraces, this resort offers 44 independent villas on the roof of thatch. Among them, the Hidden Palace, a luxurious residence of 2.000 square meters housing five suites, can only be reached by a private funicular. Relaxation assured in its spa located at the edge of the Ayung river, where staff useingredients producers and traditional techniques for delivering care.
Having become the place of choice for lovers, the hotel organizes dinners exotic in a real Hindu temple decorated with candles and overlooking the valley or around its striking swimming pool, suspended above the greenery tropical. The price of a villa of 100 square meters with a view of the jungle generally starts around 425 euros per night.
Official hotel website Hanging Gardens of Bali
Soon palaces at the the countryside : There are already a few "In town, we look for efficiency and proximity, while in the provinces we rely on well-being offers and in family, explains Alicia Poupeney, co-author of the book "Luxury hotels and restaurants".
The Covid will lead to the opening of new palaces in the middle rural because the city is less and less attractive.
Les Sources de Caudalie is one of those distinguished residences, opened in 1999 in the heart of a vineyard bordeaux. Its architecture is inspired by hamlets Aquitaine, it houses 40 bedrooms and 21 suites decorated with vintage objects (starting price: between 270 and 985 euros per night), the restaurant doubling star The Grand'Vigne and Spa Vinotherapy, where the benefits of vine. “Two-thirds of our customers are French, happy to find themselves in a luxurious palace offering the warmth of a family home,” rejoices Alice Tourbier, co-owner of the premises.
Official hotel website Les Sources de Caudalie