We round-up our six favourite hotel suites around the world that boast the most spectacular scenery.
The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
Unobstructed views of India’s most famous landmark define your stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra.
The Taj Mahal is located just 600 metres away from the five-star hotel and can be seen from every room when you book a stay in the Kohinoor Suite.
Watch the sunrise over the magnificent monument from your king-sized bed, bathe in the freestanding tub with the mausoleum as your backdrop and, at the end of a busy day, park yourself on the private terrace to witness the icon silhouetted against candy-coloured skies at nightfall.
The hotel’s interiors draw on the rich heritage and expertise of local craftsmen, with intricate filigree and marble columns, jaali (screens), gold thread and bead embroidery, woodcarvings and hand-woven tapestries.
Corinthia Hotel London, UK
With money no object, why would you choose to stay anywhere but at the ultimate address in London: The Royal Penthouse of the Corinthia Hotel.
The impressive marble entrance hall sets the tone for the elegant grandeur that fills the two private floors of The Royal Penthouse suite which, at 462 square metres, is one of the city’s largest.
The refined opulence – with period furniture and a curated art collection – spreads across 13 rooms in total including a dining room for 10, walk-in wine cellar, secret den, private spa, office, and butler’s kitchen with a Harrods-stocked fridge.
A magnificent curvilinear staircase sweeps its way up to your choice of two king-sized bedrooms (or you could use the private, internal lift) where, from your 65-square-metre rooftop terrace, you can marvel at the stunning 180-degree panorama of London – from St Paul’s Cathedral to the London Eye to Big Ben.
With 24-hour room service and a shopping service, you don’t really need to leave the hotel.
This exceptional hotel was rated four stars by the Forbes Travel Guide 2019.
Hotel Plaza Athénée, France
Boasting one of the most magical views of the Eiffel Tower, Hotel Plaza Athénée’s appropriately named Eiffel Suite has the city of Paris at its feet.
Sitting on the seventh floor, it combines 18th-century opulence with a high-end Parisian touch.
A major drawcard is the decadent living room (as seen in The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City), complete with grand piano, rose-pink Louis XIV chairs and grey velvet sofas.
Hotel Plaza Athénée is part of the Dorchester Collection group were the Dorchester in London, UK, was presented the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star award in 2019.
Coco Privé Private Island, The Maldives
Always longed to see the Milky Way without a telescope (thanks to a complete lack of light pollution)? How about soak in unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean (due to a location so remote it cannot be seen by paparazzi)?
Then you might want to check in to one of the world’s most exclusive private islands and check out all it has to offer.
With one master residence and five guest villas, private chef and butler, 30 dedicated staff, wine cellar, cocktail bar, dining room, kitchen, indoor and outdoor gym, jungle cinema and 130-foot infinity pool to accommodate your very lucky party of 11, this is next-level luxury.
Coco Privé is a member of the Legend Collection from Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia
Offering elevated views of a 600-acre beachfront, Jade Mountain Resort is a model of architecture designed to showcase stunning natural surrounds.
Each of the 24 sanctuary suites has its own infinity pool and an open fourth wall, where guests can look out over the volcanic spires of the Pitons and the sparkling Caribbean Sea.
Onsite attractions include award-winning dining, scuba diving facilities, an art gallery and even a chocolate laboratory, but sipping a cocktail and enjoying the scenery from your own pool may be hard to top.
Lion Sands, South Africa
Nestled in the wild confines of Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve in the South African province of Mpumalanga, Chalkley Treehouse – one of three to choose from – offers an extraordinary sensory experience.
The secure al fresco bedroom is housed in utter privacy, four kilometres away from Lion Sands Lodge, the only contact being with the field guide via radio – no wi-fi or electricity here.
Designed with the consummate romantic in mind, this ultimate bush bedroom for two makes stargazing unavoidable; and while dining on sumptuous tapas and sipping divine red wine as the sun sets, Romeo and Juliet can expect to hear hyenas, hippos, lions, leopards and more. Oh my!
Expect to disconnect from the rat race and reconnect with nature with this 5-star once-in-a-lifetime unforgettable encounter.
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