56If you are very fortunate, you will have experienced the creature comforts of the best luxury hotels or luxury resorts. The criterion for luxury differs from person to person but there are a few elements which are commonly defined as luxury by most people.

The best luxury hotels and resorts are a haven of splendor and comfort. World class hospitality is combined with lavish environments that leave the guest feeling thoroughly spoiled. The stresses of everyday living melt away as the guest reclines in the lap of luxury.

Just like ordinary hotels, the best luxury hotels and resorts will provide all the basic facilities that are needed to lodge visitors. The usual bedroom furniture and bathroom facilities are available. The difference is that luxury accommodation always provides top quality equivalents. Their environments are sumptuous at every level and luxury exists in every dimension of the operation.

The best hotels and resorts have rooms that are the exemplary examples of interior design. Furniture is often especially created with the hotel providing the only examples in existence. Bedding and soft furnishings are regularly silks, linens and wools. Bathroom accessories are usually matching with large towels that are thick and soft and embellished with the hotel logo. Designer fragrances are complimentary in the form of soaps, gels and lotions.

The best luxury hotels and resorts are often the flagship hotels of any country. This makes them very easy to identify and locate. You can find them quite easily on the internet especially if you search through travel or accommodation agencies that specialize in luxury placements. Even if you arrive in a country without having made any prior preparation, you should find it relatively simple to find the best hotels. They are usually the first to be listed at hotel information desks. Otherwise, just ask a taxi drive to take you to the best hotel in the city and you will surely find yourself in a luxury hotel.

At the best luxury hotels, world class service is paramount. You can expect the personal attention befit of royalty. All such hotels are well staffed with a ratio of about one staff member per room or suite. Hotel staff are fully decked in starched uniforms that represent the hotel’s color scheme. Door men wear the traditional top hat and tails and bell boys wear pill box caps. Hotel receptionists look classy and are perfectly made up and beautifully manicured. All staff in the hotel are willing to help and ready with a smile.

The best luxury hotels often occupy the prime real estate in a country. If it is a city hotel it is likely to be close major state buildings and historic sites. All the city’s visitor attractions will be nearby including the major theatre centers like Broadway in New York or the West End in London. The hotel buildings are very often major landmarks or listed buildings themselves.

Luxury resorts are not usually found in towns and cities. They are usually located alongside beaches or other natural assets popular with visitors. Very often they are to be found in areas where there is minimal infrastructure beyond the hotel but the setting is one of outstanding natural beauty. Many of these resorts are created in themselves to attract visitors in areas where there was very little before.

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