Every major city in the world has more than one top choice in luxury hotels, which have proved to stand the test of time and gaining more and more followers every year. There is usually an option that stands out for special reasons, from the history of the hotel, the best service, the class location or something in the atmosphere that makes it special. We present you a top five urban hotels and the reasons they stand out for.
Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This wonderland property also features an excellent location in the exclusive Recoleta district and is also close to the city center. The Palacio Duhau of belle époque was a stately palace built in 1934, and even today the suites are decorated with crystal chandeliers and luxurious fireplaces. The hotel chain Hyatt undertook a meticulous restoration for two years and at the same time built a completely new building behind the palace, in a similar style. The hotel is housed in two buildings, connected by an underground passage on the ground floor with a private gated park. Considered one of the best choices between the new and older hotel also features a well edited art venue that hosts rotating collections and a fantastic restaurant specializing in cuisine of Argentina.
Peninsula Beverly Hills, California
The concept of service has a character almost mystical in this luxurious retreat where customers often ask for room service from the car carrying them from the airport to the hotel. It is also one of the few hotels that offers a 24-hour stay, meaning there is no specific time for check-in and check-out which means visitors come and go whenever they want. There is no “no” here and the hotel has a famous afternoon tea time in an excellent location in the heart of Beverly Hills, luxury rooms, touted Peninsula Spa, courses through the Peninsula Academy, a restaurant on the rooftop garden and a lovely pool. There’s really nothing more you could ask for in a hotel.
One & Only Cape Town, South Africa
Occupying the best location in town, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this hotel is more an urban resort offering a fantastic spa on its own island, a dock where guests can use the tourist boats, a children’s club with great staff, a fantastic lobby bar and excellent service. It also hosts two of the best restaurants in town, the only Nobu and the restaurant that creates one of the most famous chefs in South Africa, the Reuben Riffel.
Ritz-Carlton Central Park South, New York
Towering above the southern end of Central Park overlooking the northern Manhattan, occupying the best location in New York City. The location is really central with easy access to the rest of the city. Naturally, it is great to live on the doorstep of a large park, located just across the street. But the interior is also lovely and while the hotel is one of the best urban hotels that accept pets. The award winning La Prairie Spa is one of the best spa’s in New York.
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
In a city full of impressive resorts, the Mandalay Bay offers simply more and better choices. Its main building is an excellent suggestion but if you want something different, the all-suite hotel, with separate entrance and private lobby, is ideal. Want a more luxurious experience? The resort includes the Four Seasons, also with separate entrance, private lobby, private pool and dedicated staff. On top of these three different lodging options have an incredible array of fine restaurants with renowned chef Michael Mina, Charlie Palmer and Mary Sue Milliken. The commercial center of Mandalay Place offers many dining and luxury shopping. There is live music at the House of Blues, clubs open all day, nightclubs, concerts with famous singers and sporting events.
By Nicole P.