We’ve scoured the world for the coolest hotels. Next time you’re travelling abroad, why not indulge your senses by staying somewhere totally over the top and extremely decadent to experience the lifestyle of the rich and famous?
Hotel de Glace, Quebec, Canada
You can’t get any cooler than the Hotel De Glace. It’s the only hotel in North America made from snow and ice. With 44 rooms, including theme rooms, you can choose to experience a Nordic adventure Eskimo-style or go deluxe with a premium room complete with a fireplace and a private spa. Training sessions are provided for those who wish to spend the night, or you can just stop by for a tour or a drink at the ice bar. Packages start from around $400 per person.
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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Located on a 46-hectare site, the Atlantis has 17 hectares of water park amusement, as well as marine and entertainment attractions, and a collection of some of the most-renowned restaurants. It boasts an entertainment centre like nothing you’ve seen before, with luxury boutiques and shops. It’s home to around 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays, including The Lost Chambers, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. A night in the Neptune or Poseidon suites will set you back around $2450.
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Four Seasons, Bora Bora
With stunning views, which leave you gobsmacked, and set right among the turquoise water of French Polynesia’s Bora Bora, it’s hard to fault this slice of heaven on Earth. The over-water bungalows are decked out to make you feel like royalty in a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Recharge your batteries in a destination hotel dreams are made of. You’ll be looking at around $1,450 per night.
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Mardan Palace Hotel, Antalya, Turkey
The opulently-decorated Mardan Palace Hotel is located on the beautiful shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the Lara region. It comprises 546 unique rooms and suites and there’s a huge luxury retreat with steam rooms, Turkish baths and saunas. The executive VIP suite has its own private swimming, jacuzzi and sauna and is yours for a night for about $685.
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Intercontinental Hotel, Hong Kong
You’ll have to win Oz Lotto to afford a night in the Presidential Suite, but it’s nothing short of spectacular. With breathtaking views over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island and your very own on-call butler, you’ll be living it up rock-star-style. Take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool and revel in the luxury of an ornate bathroom with city skyline views, a jacuzzi and a rainforest shower. $13,170 will get you just one night.