Luxury Hotel Reviews

Welcome to Luxury Hotel Reviews by Luxe Escapes Magazine, an online luxury travel magazine & blog published by The Luxe Voyager – a Hong Kong based bespoke luxury travel designer crafting exceptional experiential journeys and authentic immersive experiences to some of the most wondrous and awe-inspiring places on the planet.

We roam the world to discover and review the best luxury boutique hotels, exclusive lodges, chic hideaways, palace hotels, five-star resorts, wellness retreats, hip restaurants, cool bars, beach clubs and epicurean destinations that our style seeker readers simply must visit.

In Luxe Escapes Magazine you can find a curated collection of luxury destinations and properties that our writers have personally visited, with unique destination inspiration, personal insights and insider tips for your dream holiday or journey. Luxe Escapes Magazine readers are all generations of discerning travelers and come from every corner of the globe. They are hip, savvy, eco & design conscious and will only settle for the best. They want to know where to find the latest hidden gems and have an enthusiastic appetite for what’s new and different.

Peruse our luxury hotel reviews below and get in touch with our luxury travel designers to tailor-make a luxury holiday that you have been dreaming about.

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

The Four Seasons Resort Dubai is set on the pristine Jumeirah Beach, with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and Burj Khalifa. The hotel is one of the best located in Dubai and is ideal for both tourists and those visiting on business. The city centre is just 15 minutes’ drive (8km) from the hotel, and luxury shopping is available at the Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, both of which are just 15 minutes from the hotel. The financial district of Dubai is just 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. The concierge team is on-hand to help guests get the most out of a city as large as Dubai and will be happy to help with selecting the best places to visit and making the necessary reservations....

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Belmond Hotel Caruso

A spectacular retreat between sea and sky perched above the hilltop town of Ravello, 1,000ft above sea level, Belmond Hotel Caruso is your heavenly nest overlooking the dramatic Amalfi Coast, with picture postcard views in every direction. Boasting one of the world’s most instagrammed infinity pools and with gorgeous terraced gardens with 360 panoramic views, this is hands down one of the Italy’s most romantic hideaways. This former 11th-century palace boasts all the worldly luxuries for the most discerning guests and is the perfect ultra-luxe bolthole from which to explore the scenic Amalfi coast. Combined with sumptuous rooms offering an incomparable panorama of the Bay of Salerno and served up with old school Italian hospitality, the result is a magnificent and magical property that is easily on the top of most bucket lists....

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The Upper House, Hong Hong

The Upper House is a sleek, stylish and chic hotel featuring an intimate ambiance, with the best location in Hong Kong. It is located right above Pacific Place, the leading luxury shopping mall, a stone’s throw from the harbour and centrally located on Hong Kong Island. With its understated residential calmness, The Upper House is an oasis of tranquillity amidst the quickened pace of Hong Kong. Natural materials, distinctive sculptures and original artwork all contribute to the elegant, inviting atmosphere, while contemporary design and lavish amenities assure an unmatched level of comfort.oking the cityscape and the green Imperial Palace gardens, and you have the ultimate refined and exclusive hospitality experience in the heart of Tokyo....

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Intercontinental Paris Le Grand

Although not officially classified as a “Palace Hotel”, this opulent and ornate property offers quintessential Paris grandeur and is no doubt one of the Grande Dames of Parisian luxury hotels. Proudly occupying a full city block in the most prime location in the heart of Paris, The InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hôtel faces the legendary Place de l’Opéra and is a short walk from the famous Place Vendôme and the iconic Galeries Lafayette department stores....

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Aman Tokyo

Aman Tokyo is an intimate, glamorous, urban oasis occupying the top floors of the Otemachi Tower, high above the buzzing megalapolis of Tokyo. The tone is set by the 33rd floor breathtaking lobby which resembles a gigantic art gallery with its vast light filled open spaces, low symmetrical seating and soaring 30-meter high ceiling made of translucent Washi rice paper and designed to resemble the inside of a traditional Japanese shoji lantern. Besides the phenomenal lobby, the other highlight of this property is the spectacular and serene Zen-like spa, which spans an epic 2,500 sqm over two floors and is a minimalist sun-drenched retreat including a sleek 30-metre pool lined with natural materials, a soothing onsen-style stone bath and glass walls serving up spectacular views across the city. The hotel has 84 luxury rooms and suites that feature Aman’s signature understated minimalist style with a blend of traditional Japanese furnishings, such as washi paper sliding doors and a furo deep-soak bathtub. Add to the mix a signature restaurant serving up some of the best Italian food in the city and a stunning mood lit bar overlooking the cityscape and the green Imperial Palace gardens, and you have the ultimate refined and exclusive hospitality experience in the heart of Tokyo....

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IL Borro Toscana

Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves is the 700 acre estate in the heart of Tuscany known as Il Borro. The property is breathtaking, and it is one of those places in the world that is truly magical. Il Borro was established more than a thousand years ago and has a lot of rich history. A lot of the ancient history remains a mystery, but it is known that the property was a lookout point on the Roman road “Cassia”which they built a fort due to its strategic location. Prestigious families owned the property dated back to the 12th century, until Ferruccio Ferragamo bought the resort in 1993 and restored the estate to what it is today....

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The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

A posh, sprawling crescent shaped resort with Venetian-inspired architecture, luxurious interiors, lush grounds, gigantic pool and a private beach overlooking the Grand Canal, this ultimate family holiday destination is a short drive from the capital’s international airport and within viewing distance of the renowned Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Set amidst 57 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this luxurious resort is akin to a small town with all the facilities one could want for a relaxing holiday. The hotel offers gorgeous rooms and suites with balconies offering panoramic views of the Grand Canal, eight dining venues with cuisine from around the world, a sumptuous spa, two pools and a Ritz Kids Club, all delivered with top notch service, making it the ideal choice for a sophisticated and relaxing stay in Abu Dhabi. The hotel complex also includes a 20,000 square meter leisure dining “Venetian Village” destination featuring a mix of dining outlets ranging from Mediterranean to Emirati and Japanese....

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Conrad Osaka

This polished and sleek “address in the sky” is an oasis of luxury perched high above Osaka’s bustling Nakanoshima neighborhood, between the Dojima and Tosabori rivers. As soon as you step into the lobby, you are greeted by some of Osaka’s most spectacular river and city views from all the public areas and rooms....

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Grand Hyatt Tokyo

The imposing 387 room Grand Hyatt is an institution in Tokyo, the stylish occupant of the glitzy Roppongi Hills, a multi-billion dollar, upmarket shopping and dining development. The luxury hotel has been a part of the city’s fabric since 2003, loved by locals and visitors for its location and wide array of world class restaurants and bars. It’s also a popular destination for high society weddings and MICE business, with 15 event facilities spread out over 2800 sqm....

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Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel

Step back in time to a world of 18th century aristocracy and elegance at the InterContinental Bordeaux — Le Grand Hotel, housed in an imposing, historic 1776 limestone building. This heritage hotel occupies prime real estate on Bordeaux’s main square, Place de la Comédie, facing the Grand Théâtre Opera House and in the heart of Bordeaux’s golden triangle, among high-end boutiques and world-class restaurants. Refurbished by ace French Architect and Designer Jacques Garcia to luxe modern standards while retaining its 18th century splendor, the hotel offers 130 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites with exquisitely vibrant period interiors. Also, on tap is a decadently Romanesque spa, divine 2 Michelin star restaurant by renowned culinary impresario Gordon Ramsay, and an uber trendy rooftop lounge complete with jacuzzi and panoramic views of the Bordeaux skyline. If you want to experience Bordeaux like royalty, this is the place to stay....

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Raffles Dubai

The distinctive Egyptian themed, pyramid-shaped Raffles Dubai merges Asian style with an Egyptian aesthetic and is a prominent landmark in Dubai since 2007. This stunning hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city a mere 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport and close to the major shopping, cultural and business districts with easy access to the Dubai metro. This award-winning hotel is consistently ranked as the number 1 luxury property in Dubai as per Trip Advisor in no small part due to its sophisticated style, exemplary hospitality and impeccable service from its highly trained staff, which are probably the finest in Dubai. Beginning at 70 sqm, its 252 rooms and suites are amongst some of the largest, most comfortable and elegant in the city, with spacious balconies offering stunning views of Dubai’s skyline. While this hugely successful hotel remains a magnet for business travelers, given its huge array of gastronomic dining options, lush rooftop gardens, chic outdoor pool complex and exceptional spa, it is also a perfect residential sanctuary for families and leisure travelers looking to unwind in a convenient city center location....

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