These are the most luxurious hotels money can buy (and you’ll need a lot of it)

Two years after the pandemic, everyone deserves a little luxury in their lives.

New high-end hotels are opening all over the globe, despite restrictions on travel. These resorts can cater to all your needs, whether you are looking for an ocean view, a personal butler or haute cuisine.

This list was compiled by Luxury Travel Intelligence, (LTI) and gives you the inside scoop on the most expensive hotels (and we are sure that you will need lots of money).

These hotels offer a range of luxury options, from boutique residences to luxurious complexes. At least for a little while.

7. The Woodward, Geneva

The Woodward is perched on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. It offers an early 20th-century touch of glamour and stunning views of Mont Blanc. Francois Durel, a French architect, built the property in 1901. Pierre-Yves Rochon transformed it into a chic hotel with all-suites.

The luxurious life is expensive here, with prices starting at EUR1,532 per night for the deluxe suite. You’ll get your money’s worth with the Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, and a Guerlain Spa measuring 1,2000m2.

Staying in the Mont Blanc suite with balconies that overlook Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains is a great way to spend the extra cash.

6. Kisawa Sanctuary, Mozambique

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Kisawa is a 300-hectare nature reserve, consisting of beaches, forests, and undulating dunes. It can be found at the southern tip Benguerra Island off the coast Mozambique.

The resort boasts strong eco-credentials and a zero waste restaurant. It also has its own marine research center.

The sanctuary, despite being deeply rooted in the culture and landscape of the area, was actually created by Princess Nina of Denmark. It’s also the first 3D printed resort made of sand-and sea-water mortar.

Each bungalow offers 12 rooms, and some have Indian Ocean views.

There is a spa, a wellness center, four restaurants, and a watersports facility to explore the coral reefs that surround the island.

For two people, a two-bedroom apartment will cost you EUR12,000 per night.

5. Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

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The Mandarin Oriental Group’s fifth-place opening is now confirmed. The building was originally opened as the Cesar Ritz Hotel in 1910. It has been extensively restored to bring out its iconic style.

The interiors of the 153 rooms include 53 suites. French designer Gilles & Boissier have designed them. Expect plush furnishings and king-sized beds.

The hotel is poised to be a culinary hot spot, featuring five distinct dining options overseen by Quique Dacosta, a three-Michelin-starred chef. Deessa is an elegant restaurant that celebrates Spanish produce. The Champagne Bar and Palm Court are both opulent restaurants. Afternoon tea and classics can be enjoyed in the leafy Palm Court.

You can indulge in holistic treatments in the Beauty Concept Spa, or just relax in the steamroom after all the indulgence.

The deluxe rooms start at EUR750 per night, while the Mandarin Suite starts at EUR3,950 per evening.

4. Cheval Blanc, Paris

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The Cheval Blanc is located in the heart of Paris and is owned by luxury monolith LVMH. The hotel is located in the iconic Samaritaine building, just steps away from the Louvre. It has been reimagined by Peter Marino.

This building is home to Paris’ longest swimming pool and a Dior spa, with a hammam, a fitness studio, and a rejuvenating snow shower.

It’s hard to find a more beautiful location than this. The extravagant facilities inside will also impress. It houses Paris’ longest swimming-pool, as well , a Spa run by Dior. This spa features a hammam and a fitness studio, as well as an invigorating snowshower (if you dare).

You won’t need to leave Paris, because there are four bars and restaurants nearby.

There are seven rooms, and a deluxe suite starts at EUR1,250 per night.

3. Beaverbrook Town House in London

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One of the UK’s most prestigious country houses hotels, the Beaverbrook, has made its way to West London. It is just a short distance across the Channel. The Beaverbrook is a boutique venture that occupies two Georgian Townhouses in Chelsea. Each room is named after a London theatre and features quirky, colorful furnishings.

The entertainment is provided by Sir Frank’s Bar. This bar pays homage to Lord Beaverbrook’s London lifestyle. Here you can enjoy a Spitfire Collins and a Kinky Boots cocktail.

You will pay EUR643 per night for the deluxe suite, which includes a super-king-size bed, a mini bar and an underfloor heated bath.

2. Airelles Chateau de Versaille, Le Grand Controle, Paris

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Airelles was once a small hunting lodge that Louis XIII built. It is now located in the grounds of Versailles’ world-famous Palace of Versailles. Guests can visit the palace and explore the 809 hectares (or walk in the footsteps) of Louis XIV.

14 rooms and suites in the chateau are filled with period furniture, but have a modern twist. Your stay includes a breakfast prepared by Alain Ducasse and daily afternoon tea.

You can also have a butler to complete the royal experience. At dinner, head to The Feast By Alain Ducasse for a royal banquet.

You can also have a butler to complete the royal experience. At dinner, you can go to The Feast By Alain Ducasse and enjoy a royal banquet.

Before you can take a dip into the pool or go to the hammam, the Spa Valmont will pamper you with beauty treatments inspired from Marie Antoinette.

EUR1,500 for a night in a deluxe suite for 2 people.

1. The Bulgari, Paris

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The Bulgari Paris is owned by luxury jewellery brand. It was designed by Patricia Viel and Antonio Citterio in Italy.

This intimate hotel is located in Paris’s prestigious ‘golden triangle’. It overlooks the Eiffel Tower and has 76 rooms. The Penthouse Suite is the largest. It spans 1000m2 and features two kitchens, a bar, a sauna, and a roof-garden.

The rooms are all elegantly designed with dimming lighting, muted colors and luxurious fabrics.

For classic Italian cuisine, foodies should visit “Il Ristorante-Niko Romito”, where you can enjoy antipasti and veal cutlets with a modern twist.

Another highlight is the spa, measuring 1300-square-metres. It’s clad with green onyx and Italian stone, it feels almost like a Roman bath. Private treatment rooms are available for couples, and there is a 25-metre pool for morning laps.

A Junior suite with terrace, for two persons, costs EUR2,457 per night. Prices for penthouses are available upon request.

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The eight remaining most luxurious hotels on the list are:

8. Borgo Santandrea, Italy

9. Patina, Maldives

10. Villa Nai 3.3, Croatia

11. Raffles Udaipur, India

12. One&Only Portonovi Montenegro

13. Kalesma, Mykonos

14. Six Senses Shaharut (Israel)

15. V Villas, Phuket