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Fit for a Queen: 6 of the World’s Most Regal Hotels
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by Savoir Flair 3-minute read May 17, 2024

Pack your bags and tiaras.

If you've ever daydreamed about living it up in total luxury, we're right there with you. We've scouted the globe to bring you a lineup of the most jaw-droppingly regal hotels that are all about that lavish life. From over-the-top luxury to exquisite design elements, these places are where you’ll want to check in and never check out. 

Here’s the rundown on the world’s most opulent hotels to add to your travel wishlist.

1

Çırağan Palace Kempinski

Istanbul, Türkiye

Reachable by three rather decadent modes of transport – limousine, yacht, or helicopter – this real-life palace and five-star hotel in Istanbul has been a legendary meeting place for royalty, heads of state, and global celebrities. Without getting into specifics, let's just say it's hosted lavish birthday celebration for an iconic talk show host and seen entire suites reserved by a legendary pop-music royalty.

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2

The Gritti Palace

Venice, Italy

This 15th century palazzo in Venice dates back to 1475 and features hundreds of restored paintings and artifacts from its original owner, Andrea Gritti, who was the Doge of Venice from 1523 to 1538. With Gritti Palace’s stunning location on the Grand Canal, guests can make an entrance by arriving at this remarkable property via water taxi or gondola.

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3

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Jodhpur, India

With 26 acres of lush gardens and 64 Art Deco-style rooms and suites, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur manages to be both the site of a five-star hotel and the world’s sixth-largest private residence. In 2012, the entire hotel was reserved for a high-profile birthday bash hosted by a renowned supermodel for her significant other. Hey, if it’s lavish enough for the stars, it’s lavish enough for us.

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4

Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental

Abu Dhabi, UAE

This sparkling beachfront property in the UAE’s capital feels more like a city than a hotel. With an array of dining options, extensive jogging trails, and a plethora of rooms and suites, Emirates Palace sets the literal gold standard in opulence. Its lavish offerings and expansive grounds provide a truly palatial experience, perfect for those seeking luxury in every corner.

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5

Hôtel Le Meurice

Paris, France

If you're drawn to pastel tones and Louis XVI-style interiors, this 19th-century palace-turned-hotel in Paris will fulfill your most regal, Marie Antoinette-inspired dreams. Should you find yourself at Hôtel Le Meurice, be sure to take a stroll through the nearby Tuileries Garden, just a five-minute walk away.

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6

Burj Al Arab

Dubai, UAE

This striking, sail-shaped landmark is known around the world for its unapologetic opulence. From private butler service to a host of other luxurious amenities, Burj Al Arab ensures that whatever your needs or demands, they are thoroughly met.

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