Worlds best hotels
Mar 6, 2006 at 7:00 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 27

wakeride74

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My wife and I just returned from Maui and although we stayed with family there we did check out the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Wailea which is the most beautiful hotel and resort property I have ever personally toured. We will with out a doubt pay the high price to spend at least a few nights there next time. Here are some pics (which do not do it any justice) but gives you an idea.

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I know from watching the Travel Channel there are countless 1st class hotels and resorts all around the world but what are your favorites?
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 8:15 PM Post #3 of 27

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If i ever get the money, I want check out the one in Dubai, U.A.E. The man made islands shaped in a plam tree. Oh and play tennis on that court thats on on top of some building hanging over the ocean.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 8:25 PM Post #4 of 27

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Originally Posted by RYCeT
I don't have much experience in good hotel but the best I've checked into is Nikko hotel in Bali.
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That looks damn nice! I could definitely tough out a few days there!
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 9:12 PM Post #7 of 27

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It depends what you define as 'best'...

...Being in the industry, I get a fair amount of inside information on this kind of thing, there is a hotel in Paris (the name eludes me right now) that has rooms at about £6,000 / $10,000 per night...

...The best hotel I've personally stayed in is the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City at about $500 per night... Its also got a great little Irish bar about a five minute walk away, well recommended
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Mar 6, 2006 at 9:40 PM Post #8 of 27

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Quote:

Is that you in the second picture?


No, but I have a pic back on the post your picture thread I just pulled these pics from the site but it is far more impressive than the pictures convey.

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How much to stay in one of these hotels?


Starting at $495 per night.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 9:45 PM Post #10 of 27

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I stayed at the Tokyu Imaihama Resort when me and my family went to Japan last October and it was amazing, the ocean, the ambiance, and the Onsen! I'll post some pics when I get home.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 9:50 PM Post #11 of 27

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Wow, $495.00/night, Hawaii sure is expensive. Bali got lots of world class hotel and price is much less expensive. The trade off IMO are the airfare and recent security concerns. It's a shame what the terrorist have done to that beautiful island.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 9:58 PM Post #12 of 27

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That's pretty reasonable for such a nice resort, the Sheraton Moana Surfrider we stayed at was about $570 a night and it's nowhere near as big, only stayed there once though, slept over for the Macfarlane Reggata the next morning, definitely worth the price, it's a one of a kind hotel.
 
Mar 6, 2006 at 10:03 PM Post #13 of 27

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Yup, the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa is a beautiful rosort to stay at while in Maui.

Some of the other resorts on the other Hawaiiain islands which are also beautiful and can be costly to stay at are:

On Kauai

Grand Hyatt Kauai:

http://kauai.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/

Sheraton Kauai Resort:

http://specialoffers.starwoodhotels...._030106_NAD_FM

Hanalei Bay Resort:

http://hanaleibayresort.net/

On Oahu

Halekulani Hotel (5 star rating):

http://www.halekulani.com/

Kahala Hotel & Resort (formerly Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hotel) (5 star rating):

http://www.lhw.com/property.aspx?pro...=626&Ext=Gkhla

On Lana'i

The Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay or The Lodge at Koele:

http://www.fourseasons.com/lanai/

On the Big Island

Hilton Waikaloa Village Resort Hotel in Waikoloa Hawaii:

http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/index_flash.asp
 

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