The following article covers the world’s best hotels in 2011. Although the list could contain thousands of amazing accommodations and resorts, we handpicked 12 that we consider the most luxurious. They were selected based on different known lists as well as guest opinions from our partnership with Agoda. It is perhaps not a surprise that the two Oberoi hotels comes on the top 3 positions and the famous Mandarin in Northern Thailand in a close second position. Other Mandarin hotels are in 4th and 6th position. There are quite a few north eastern Asian cities on the list including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. The US managed to have three amazing hotels on the list, all on the east coast, two in New York City and one in Florida. Finally only the famous Kempinski in Berlin represented Europe. Please click here to view the World’s best hotels 2011 on a large map.
World’s 12 best hotels
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Haridasji Ki Magri, Lake City – Lake Pichhola / Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur, India
The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India is the best hotel on our list. It is situated in a great region, surrounded with lakes and many fabulous sights such as the City Palace, the Jagdish Temple and the Monsoon Palace. The hotel is set in an amazing building inspired by the architecture and the heritage of the kingdom of Mewar. The resort is entered via the Lake Pichola, where guests can also enjoy lunch on a private gondola. The food is spectacular, carefully prepared by renown chefs trained under the erstwhile royal families. The Oberoi Udaivilas is an amazing place to stay and will be a lifetime experience because of its breathtaking views as well as its high service level.
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Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
51/4 Chiang Mai – Sankampaeng Road Moo 1, Amphur Muang, Tha Sala, Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi is a luxury resort set in Chiang Mai, one of the most amazing part of Northern Thailand. It has over 60 acres of untouched landscape and is a perfect mix of thick jungle and rice paddies. The hotel has everything to please its guest including a Kids’ Club, wellness centre, beauty therapy and the amazing Dheva Spa. It is even home to a cultural museum detailing the history of the Lanna kingdom. The resort offers various suites and villas perfectly decorated and furnished with a distinct Lanna style, and will guaranty you a relaxing stay in Northern Thailand.
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Gona Road, Jaipur, India 303012
The Rajvilas is another hotel from the Oberoi chain. It is set in a beautiful location in the middle of the desert in the Indian region of Jaipur. It is famous for its breathtaking experience with each guest treated to first-class service and hospitality. The resort offers a variety of luxurious safari tents as well as villas with private swimming-pools in the heart of a 35 acres of tended gardens. It is also a fabulous place to discover the Pink City of Jaipur and the amazing sights of Rajasthan nearby such as palaces, forts and oasis villages . This truly unique desert-resort will make you feel like a prince and it is not a surprise that the Oberoi Rajvilas is one of the best hotel to stay in the world.
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Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
2-1-1 Takaramachi Nihonbashi, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo Station / Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan 103-8328
The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is the best Japanese hotel on our list. It represent pure luxury in the heart of the capital delivering high level of comfort and exemplary service. It offers breathtaking panoramic views and will give you an extraordinary sense of space. The hotel has 179 rooms and suites, each equipped with high level In-room entertainment and information technology. The Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is blessed with a 3 Michelin-starred restaurant with an impressing glass staircase suspended over a pool of water. Finally the hotel has plenty of amenities for its guest including the amazing spa on the 36 floor. It is by far one of the best places to stay while visiting Tokyo as the experience will definitely stay engraved in your memory.
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8 Goldfish Lane, Wangfujing, , Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing, China
The Peninsula Beijing is one of the most renown hotel in mainland China. It is known for a first class service ideal for both the leisure and business traveller. It has everything the guest will dream of including several fine dining restaurants, the famous spa by ESPA, a fitness centre and a fleet of luxury limousine. It is also perfectly situated in the heart of the city, close to some of Beijing key sights such as the Tiananmen square, the Forbidden city and the railway station. With some 525 rooms and 57 suites, the Peninsula is the perfect place to stay while in Beijing
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Mandarin Oriental New York
80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, Upper West Side, New York (NY), United States
The next one on our list is again a Mandarin Oriental, but this time situated in New York City, in the city that never sleeps. Perfectly located on the Upper West Side it is no wonder it is a favourite for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel offers various facilities including an indoor pool, a sauna and a gym as well as various shops, a laundry/dry cleaning service, a bar, a pub and a 24hr room service. For a remarkable stay in the heart of NYC, the Mandarin Oriental is an excellent choice.
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Four Seasons Hong Kong
No.8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
The Four Seasons is our second best hotel in China and the first from Hong Kong . With its 399 rooms and suites, this five-star hotel has everything to pamper its guests including two spa suites and 16 treatment rooms. Not to forget its two Michelin star restaurant, the 100-seat Caprice offering the finest French food in the area. Perfectly located, set in the International Finance Center, the Four Seasons offers some breathtaking views of the city and its harbour and will contribute to a perfect stay in the heart of Hong Kong.
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Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Jin Mao Tower 88 Century Boulevard Pudong, Pudong – Lujiazui & Expo, Shanghai, China
The Grand Hyatt Shanghai is our third hotel in China, this time in Shanghai one of the world’s fastest developing city. It is famous for being one of the highest hotels in the world, offering magnificent views of the charming city. It has 188 spacious elegant rooms and suites will a the needed amenities to assure all guests a very comfortable stay. The hotel offers all the luxury facitilities needed including a private dining, a wellness studio, a restaurant and a bar. It is also a perfect place for business meetings and conferences, with 11 multifunctional rooms, all equipped with the latest technologies. The most famous of these rooms is the Grand Ballroom with a large space to hold private parties and events. The Grand Hyatt is set in a perfect location in the heart of Shanghai with top sights such as the Bund, Yu Yuan Garden, The People’s Square, Xintiandi and Yao Han Department Store nearby.
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Four Seasons Miami
1435 Brickell Avenue, City Center, Miami (FL), United States
The Four Seasons Miami is our second American hotel on this year’s world’s top list. It is one of Florida’s most praised hotels known for an unbeatable service and incomparable luxury. The hotel offers breathtaking views of the city and the coast as well all as exceptionally luxurious rooms, each equipped with beautifully designed beds and furniture and giant marble floored bathrooms. It also has an amazing pool on the 7th floor and the succulent Acqua restaurant serving an international cuisine. For a very luxurious stay in the heart of Miami, the Four Seasons remains an excellent choice.
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Peninsula Hong Kong
The Peninsula is an ultra luxurious hotel in the heart of Hong Kong overlooking Victoria Harbour. It offers 300 luxury rooms each equipped with the latest amenities to assure you a very comfortable stay. The hotel has many luxury services such as the airport Rolls-Royce pickup as well as many fitness facilities such as the Roman-style swimming pool, Sun Terrace, hairdressing salon and a health spa. This luxury accommodation is also home to one of Asia finest French cuisine, in the Gaddi’s restaurant. For a truly unique experience in Hong Kong, the Peninsula hotel should be your selection.
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Ritz-Carlton Central Park New York
50 Central Park South New York, New York, Central Park, New York (NY), United States 10019
The Ritz-Carlton Central Park is our second American hotel on this year’s world’s top list, situated in New York’s most sought after address. It offers 261fully equipped guestrooms, each with a voicemail system, minibar, room safe, daily newspaper and data port. As for the hotel facilities, it includes a restaurant, bar and babysitting services, as well as recreational and leisure facilities, such as the fitness room, massage and spa. The Ritz Carlton Central Park combines quality service with comfort, making it one of the most luxurious accommodation in the big apple.
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Adlon Kempinski Berlin
Unter den Linden 77, Mitte, Berlin, Germany 10117
The Adlon Kempinski situated in the heart of Berlin, is the only hotel on our world’s list from Europe. It is set in a perfect location next to the Brandenburg Gate, as well as the city main shopping area. It offers 382 beautifully furnished rooms and suites, each equipped with air conditioning, in-house movies and mini bar. The hotels offers various facilities such as babysitting, car rental, restaurant, 24-hour room service, laundry and room service, as well as an array of recreational facilities, including a sauna, fitness room, solarium, whirlpool and indoor pool. Foe a pleasant and luxurious stay in the heart of Berlin, the Adlon Kempinski is the perfect place to be.
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