Out of this world hotels
580 staff members for 142 rooms? 2000 Dollars for a double room? Who pays these high prices and aren't these super-luxe properties too snobby?
Their names are legendary, their rooms the most expensive in the world, their interior design extraordinary and the service outrageous: the Travel Executive's Signature Properties. Travel Executive is revealing the secrets of Europe's most exclusive places to stay.
The Ritz, Paris
Europe's best hotel is back to business. The original Ritz Paris is due to open in the end of 2015 and more dazzling than ever. While the interios will be nearly the same, the bathrooms got a complete update (high-pressure faucets and hopefully with top toiletries), as well as the complete technologies and infrastructures. 580 staff members are ensuring that the Ritz guest of the 21st century has no wish unfulfilled. With room rates starting from 1.200 euro per night, these might definitely be the most expensive hotel rooms in Paris.
Hotel Aurelio, Lech
Having searched for the absolute best ski hotel in Europe, we did not have to go beyond our border. The Aurelio Lech is predicted to be the most expensive ski hotel in the world with room rates from 2088 USD per room and night - well at least this includes half board. For the most discerning luxury ski travelers, this luxury hideaway has also got a private chalet to rent. Make sure to bring your platinum credit cards with prices from 20.000 euros to 42.000 euros. However this entitles you to direct ski-in and ski-out from the hotel and two spas for a total of 19 rooms and suites - a luxury delight!
Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
Nothing more decadent than a seaside resort with three private beaches for a maximum of 58 rooms and suites. Just to mention that there are also three different pools. No surprise that this luxury resort is regularily used by celebrities and Forbes listed billionaires. While the Villa Milocer is opened year-round, the Sveti Stefan island - the resort's real gem - is just opened from May to September. Well, of course every luxury has its price. So has the Aman Sveti Stefan, while a Village Room is available from 700 euros in low season - prices per room and night excluding resort taxes.
Almhof Schneider, Lech
Another top notch ski hotel - and - surprisingly not far from the Aurelio Lech: the Almhof Schneider. Perfect design paired with unique materials and traditional touches, first class cuisine, excellent location on the slopes of Lech Zürs, a visionary as an owner, and hotel prices as steep as skyscrapers. The most amazing fact about this hotel: they do not accept credit cards (!) - so make sure to bring your biggest wallet or pay by bank draft or cheque. Be prepared to pay 900 euros for an overnight stay including half board.
Disclaimer: Travel Executive is the first travel blog to inspect Almhof Schneider, Aurelio Lech and Aman Sveti Stefan. Our fine hotel selection is based on our wide experience and we have a strict company policy to choose hotels.