UltraLuxe Hotels - The Experience Awaits
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Ultraluxe. A byword for comfort, where the ambience is comprised of carefully crafted interiors, unrivalled amenities and superlative service; in which the most discreet of staff attend to their guest’s every wish - in locations ranging from the international hot spots of Paris and New York to far flung villages in Cambodia, to exclusive island paradises and private villas in the Gulf offering the ultimate in spa treatments. From safaris to snorkelling to rural retreats, here is a selection of only the very best from around the globe.

Lavishly illustrated and written by an expert in the field, this is a book for the seasoned traveller in search of the latest destinations, for the adventurous looking for ideas for their next journey, for the design savvy who want cutting–edge accommodation in the world’s most prestigious cities, for interior designers and hoteliers looking for fresh inspiration, and for those who simply want to dream.


Turn the pages and embark on a journey: experience hospitality at it is rarely encountered, enter a world where the guest’s comfort is paramount, in which concierge and staff – even a private butler – cater to their every whim, whether in a private villa or suite, on an exclusive island or in the African Bush. Stay in any of these specially selected locations and be assured of seamless service, beautifully designed interiors, gourmet dining and the attention to detail that is the preserve of those who are only content with the best – ultraluxe.



Chapter 1: Out of this World.

Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, USA.

Ty Warner Penthouse, Four Seasons Hotel, New York, USA.

Musha Cay at Copperfield Bay, Bahamas.

Le Meurice, Paris, France.

Presidential Suite, Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan, Italy.

Singita Grumeti Reserves, Tanzania.

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Banyan Tree Al Areen, Bahrain.

Mnemba Island Lodge, Mnemba Island, Zanzibar.

Banyan Tree Madivaru, Maldives.

The Oberoi Udaivilās, Udaipur, India.

Chapter 2: Heavens Above.

The Royalton, New York, USA.

The Seta, Miami, USA.

The Hazelton Hotel, Toronto, Canada.

Haymarket Hotel, London, Great Britain.

Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Spain.

Town House Galleria, Milan, Italy.

Mandarin Oriental, Prague, Czech Republic.

New York Palace, Budapest, Hungary.

Barvikha Hotel & Spa, Moscow, Russia.

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Japan.

Chapter 3: Shining Stars.

Orchard Garden Hotel, San Francisco, USA.

Dylan, Dublin, Ireland.

Andaz, London, Great Britain.

Hôtel Particulier, Paris, France.

DO & CO Hotel, Vienna, Austria.

The Gray, Milan, Italy.

Sixty Hotel, Riccione, Italy.

Lánchíd 19, Budapest, Hungary.

The Park, New Delhi, India.

Hôtel de la Paix, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Hotel Côté Cour SL, Beijing, China.

Chapter 4: Green Planet Luxury Eco-resort.

Tiamo, South Andros Island, Bahamas.

Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize.

Inkaterra La Casona, Cusco, Peru.

Posada de Mike Rapu, Easter Island, Chile.

The Fort, Onguma Game Reserve, Namibia.

Phinda, Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Baghvan, Luxury Wildlife Lodge, Pench National Park, India.

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives.

Red Capital Ranch, Beijing, China.

Chapter 5: Stellar Resorts.

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Arizona, USA.

Capella Castlemartyr, County Cork, Ireland.

Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa, Ischia, Italy.

Kasbah Tamadot, Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

Desert Palm, Dubai United Arab Emirates.

Taj Tashi, Thimphu, Bhutan.

The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam.

The Fortress, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Banyan Tree Sanya, Hainan Island, China.

Fuchun Resort, Hangzhou, China.

Otaru Ryotei Kuramure, Hokkaido, Japan.

Qualia, Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia.

Bamurru Plains, Northern Territory, Australia.

Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Chapter 6: The Future is Now The Future is Now.

Serrenia, Red Sea, Egypt.

Songjiang, Waterworld, Shanghai, China.

Apeiron, The Gulf.

Massaud Manned Cloud.

Virgin Galactic and Space Port.

Capsule Hotel.


Hotels and Architects.

Acknowledgements and Photo credits.


"Just what we need in times of recession - a book full of escapism...pictorially it's gorgeous" (Metro, December 5th 2008)