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27 of the Most Glamorous Luxury Hotels Around the World

photo: Aman Resorts
From Venetian palaces to Australian Art Deco theaters to Moroccan retreats in the hills, these 27 luxury properties around the world take us through different eras of design, style and architecture. Highlights include 17th-century ceiling frescoes, old-school safari vibes, terraces overlooking the Grand Canal and the former home of Coco Chanel.

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Photo:Soho House Istanbul
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Soho House Istanbul learn more

This 19th-century palazzo is good-as-gold in our book. Soho House Istanbul is that perfectly glam combination of old world roots with sophisticated modern furnishings. The original wall paintings depicting Greek mythological scenes in the entrance hall and on the ceilings of the Great Hall are legendary.
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Photo:Aman Resorts
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$2,400 avg. room rate
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Aman Venice Hotel learn more

Located on Venice’s Grand Canal, this Aman property is ornate, luxurious and as glam as it gets. The 16th-century palace has just two dozen rooms and features lots of marble, hand-painted murals and ornate detailing throughout.
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Photo:The London EDITION
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$328 avg. room rate
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The London EDITION learn more

The London Edition embraces both modern and historic inspiration, with ornately designed public and contemporary styled suites. Baller highlight? There’s a hidden “punch room” that has all the vibes of a private member’s club. 
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Photo:Aman Resorts
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$680 avg. room rate
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Amanzoe learn more

Stone, marble and sea are just a few the elements that wow at Amanzoe. This ultra-luxurious, modern Greek getaway is set on the sea with stone structured pavilions, beach cabanas and villas that perfectly frame the crystalline waters and surrounding Peloponnese countryside.
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Photo:J.K. Place Capri
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J.K. Place Capri learn more

Looking for Neoclassical in Naples? We think we’ve found your sweet spot. This luxury Capri villa dates back to 1878 and has the antique collection and design chops to prove it. Spend your days here lounging on the beach, sipping spritzers on the terrace or exploring the sea by boat. Hello, glam life!
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$129 avg. room rate
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LondonHouse learn more

Can't make it to London any time soon? Get all those good, authentic British vibes at LondonHouse in Chicago for the full English experience. This glam hotspot has a rooftop deck with sweeping views of the city and a spa that’s truly blissful.
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Photo:Corinthia Hotel London
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$752 avg. room rate
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Corinthia Hotel London learn more

The Corinthia Hotel sits in the heart of London in a beautiful Victorian building that dates back to 1885. Don’t be fooled by the grandiosity of the exterior – inside you’ll find a modern spin on the aesthetic that includes a massive indoor pool, some very stylish suites and a rooftop penthouses that look right out onto the famed London Eye.
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Photo:Aman Resorts
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$649 avg. room rate
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Amanbagh learn more

An Indian oasis, this Aman resort pays homage to the golden era of Rajasthan. Expect to feel like you’ve landed in a palace when you walk into Amanbagh, with soaring ceilings, shiny stone walls, domed cupolas and gorgeous greenery-filled courtyards.
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$766 avg. room rate
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Hotel Jerome learn more

Aspen is known for its chic hotels, and Hotel Jerome certainly fits the bill. Overlooking the Elk Mountain Range, this luxe lodge is decked out in an authentic Americana hunting lodge style.
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Photo:Le Sirenuse
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$718 avg. room rate
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Le Sirenuse learn more

One of Positano’s most prized boutique hotels, Le Sirenuse has all the outdoor terraces, grandiose rooms and tiled floors you’d expect to find at a high-end Southern Italian getaway spot. Gazing out at a sunset along the Amalfi Coast from the comfort of the greenery-covered, candle-filled ristorante is certainly a luxury in itself.
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Photo:Cap Estel
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$476 avg. room rate
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Cap Estel learn more

A stay at a mega mansion in Éze is always a good idea. Cap Estel towers right above the Mediterranean, in all its lavish Florentine-style glory. Spend your days lounging on the patio alongside the infinity pool overlooking the sea and spend your nights exploring the culinary scene of the Cote d’Azur.
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$1,401 avg. room rate
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Ritz Paris learn more

Coco Chanel once called this famous Paris hotel home. What’s more glamorous than that? Head to the Ritz on Place Vendôme when you’re looking to feel pampered and surrounded by nothing but the best of the best.
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Photo: Revolve
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$692 avg. room rate
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Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como learn more

Lake Como is the ultimate destination for the luxury set. Check out this iconic Art Nouveau era manor that sits just on the edge of the world’s fanciest lake town. Grand Hotel Tremezzo sets a perfectly Italianate design standard with its colorful, bold furnishings and classic, decorative architecture.
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Photo:Singita
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Singita Mara River Tented Camp learn more

Off-the-grid living has never looked so glam as it does at Tanzania’s Mara River Tented Camp. Head to this classic, sophisticated safari experience to connect with nature, wildlife, and your bohemian-chic side.
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Photo:Villa Cora
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$356 avg. room rate
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Villa Cora learn more

This elegant and exclusive 19th-century Florentine Villa is surrounded by perfectly manicured garden of its own, while being just next door to the famed Boboli Gardens. Villa Cora is a lavish Italian property, complete with a roof terrace, a cigar lounge, a pool bar and 46 uniquely designed luxury suites.
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Photo:The Leela Palace New Delhi
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$276 avg. room rate
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The Leela Palace New Delhi learn more

New Delhi’s Leela Palace may not be as old as it looks, but it has the design chops to feel like a palace of another era. Expect to be surrounded by incredible textiles, beautiful antiques and lots of chandeliers during a stay at this five-star property.
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Photo:QT Sydney
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$181 avg. room rate
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QT Sydney learn more

A cool blend of Gothic, Art Deco and Italianate architecture adorns the exterior of this historic theatre building in Sydney. Inside you’ll find a series of cushy, gorgeous hotel rooms with a whole lot of sass.
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Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc learn more

Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc has always been a bit of a celebrity magnet. This larger-than-life Cote d’Azur manse has been the backdrop for many a Chanel commercial, runway show, film festival party and movie set. With gorgeous paintings, elaborate lobby spaces and public gardens, it’s the ultimate French luxury pad.
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Photo:Cap Rocat
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Cap Rocat learn more

If the Mediterranean is calling your name, this luxurious escape on the Spanish Balearic Islands is a beaut. A former military fortress, Cap Rocat is storied, stately and unbelievably chic.
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Photo:Belmond Hotel Cipriani
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$1,254 avg. room rate
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Belmond Hotel Cipriani learn more

Located on the tip of Venice’s Guidecca Island, Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a lavish Italian getaway with stunning outdoor terraces and pools, beautiful gardens and exquisitely adorned rooms. Is it just us or is it clear that Italians coined the term “glam"?
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Photo: Vicki Grafton
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Borgo Stomennano learn more

The hills of Tuscany provide the beautiful backdrop for this 17th-century Italian villa. Borgo Stomennano is part farmhouse, part olive oil mill, part wine cellar and part working farm. Yet, the original antique furnishings and frescoed ceilings make it feel more like a home than anything else. A very luxurious home, that is.
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Photo:The Peninsula Paris
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$816 avg. room rate
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The Peninsula Paris learn more

The site of the signing of the Paris Peace Accords and the inspiration for "An American in Paris,” this late 19th-century hotel is practically a history book in architecture form. With an etoile ballroom, a golden Belle Epoque lobby and stunning suites with gardens and roof terraces, The Peninsula Paris is très chic.
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Photo:Mandarin Oriental, Paris
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$1,073 avg. room rate
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Mandarin Oriental, Paris learn more

A crystalline Parisian getaway decorated in a modern French aesthetic, this Mandarin Oriental property sits right along the chic Rue Saint-Honoré. With a fabulous spa and a sophisticated charm, this would be an amazing honeymoon spot.
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Photo: Bon Traveler
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$356 avg. room rate
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The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest learn more

Grand Budapest Hotel this is not, but it is still quite grand in its own right. Step foot into the Ritz Budapest and you’ll be surrounded by marble floors, walls and ceilings, luxe velvety fabrics and giant chandeliers. All you need to bring along is the proper lobby boy attire.
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$156 avg. room rate
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HOTEL SAHRAI learn more

A luxe hilltop perch overlooking Fez, this magical Moroccan retreat is a modern architecture lover’s dream. Taza stone facings, copper lanterns, metal and marble, marble, marble is everywhere at Hotel Sahari. In fact, there’s a whole white marble bar that makes a gorgeous sunset gazing spot.
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Photo:Hotel Castello di Casole
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$787 avg. room rate
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Hotel Castello di Casole learn more

The villas and suites at Hotel Castello di Casole are filled with beautiful old Italian antiques and gorgeous stone detailing. Located in the hills of Tuscany, this well-appointed resort has a cozy, familiar feel and an opulent aesthetic.
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Photo:Beau-Rivage Palace
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$265 avg. room rate
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Beau-Rivage Palace learn more

With richly colored wallpapers and fabrics throughout the suites, and stately artwork and antiques peppered into the interiors, this Swiss Palace feels like an escape to another era.
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