Whether you’re traveling just to sightsee or to visit family, you have to sleep somewhere – why not in one of the world’s most luxurious hotels? Every once in awhile it’s nice to kick your feet off and lay back in a bed that you don’t really have to be responsible for. Breathtaking views, excellent room service and perfectly fluffed pillows make up just a few of the reasons these five luxury hotels are worth the splurge. Check them out for yourself below!
Number Five: Lion Sands River Lodge – South Africa. Your first stop should be in South Africa, at one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, Lion Sands. You’ll find ebony and ivory decor and many African artifacts decorated in the rooms in this family-run establishment. If you snag rooms in the Ivory Lodge, you’ll be treated to big windows and private terraces, letting you see lions and elephants making their way through the landscape.
Number Four: Hotel Alfonso XIII – Spain. While in Spain, it’s crucial to carve some time out of your schedule and book a room in the Hotel Alfonso XIII. You get three different styles of architecture with this property – Castilian, Moorish and Andalusian – perfected with wood finishes and ceramic tiles. There are also plenty of options for food surrounding you, a beautiful courtyard, swimming pool and gardens. Anybody visiting Seville with the intent to splurge has to stay in Hotel Alfonso XIII.
Number Three: The Langham – Chicago, Illinois. The Langham is a very special building, and it also happens to be one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. You won’t just get room service, you’ll be getting butler service when you book a room at this comfortable establishment. You’ll also be in the perfect spot in the city, with the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier and Millennium and Grant Parks close by.
Number Two: Triple Creek Ranch – Darby, Montana. For top quality service, look no further than Darby, Montana, home to the Triple Creek Ranch. Located in the mountains, this cozy estate offers one to three bedroom cabins, or full ranch homes, for guests who are looking for a place to lay their heads. This “Montana hideaway” is 75 miles south of Missoula and offers a list of activities like tennis, swimming, hiking, horseback riding or snowshoeing.
Number One: The Cloister at Sea Island – Sea Island, Georgia. The Cloister Sea Island hotel has 200 luxurious rooms, a private beach that stretches five miles long and a five-star restaurant. Anyone spending a couple of nights here can enjoy activities like squash, the spa, boating and a nice game of tennis. Surrounded by a river and gardens, the main Mediterranean style building — the Cloister — is truly a sight to behold. In addition to the Cloister, there are 2 other buildings: the Cloister Ocean Villas and the Cloister Beach Club Suites.