Top 10 most popular hotels in the world

If you are curious about how do the richest people in the world spend their vacations, here we present you ten of the most popular hotels and resorts in the world, also the most luxurious and expensive. Everybody dreams about spending time in this places that look like Heaven.

10. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

The Taj is an 18th century palace situated on a manmade island in Lake Picola with a view of the Maharaja’s palace. Opulence and extravagance abound here with endless courtyards and corridors, stone inlay, gilt moldings and mirror. The many exclusive rooms and suites boast mosaics, stained-glass windows, silk bolsters and hand painted motifs.

 

9. Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris, France

Built in 1911, with a view of the Eiffel Tower, this opulent luxury hotel is frequently named as France’s best. The rooms are overflowing with Art Deco, Regency and Louis XVI furnishings. The cuisine is out of this world thanks to world famous chef Alain Ducasse’s French restaurant featuring a 35,000-bottle wine cellar (ask for a private wine tasting).

 

8. The Venetian Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, United States

Towering above Las Vegas in shimmering white, the Venetian Resort and Casino is an outstanding hotel in a city famous for its outstanding hotels. Part hotel, part amusement park/fantasy world – the Venetian is one experience you will not soon forget. Features include the quarter mile long Grand Canal waterway complete with gondola rides and performances along the walkway, the 70,000 square foot Canyon Ranch spa, a 120,000 foot casino, the Grand Canal shopping center with 80 world class boutiques, Madam Tussaud’s famous wax museum, and entertainment by world class acts.

 

7. Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy

Le Sirenuse, is a fabulously restored 18th-century villa with museum-quality antiques and hand-painted ceramic-tile floors. The 63-room hotel features an alfresco champagne-and-oyster bar, Aveda spa, and a small fleet of vintage wooden speedboats for sightseeing up and down the spectacular Amalfi coastline. Five-hundred candles are lit each night in its romantic restaurant overlooking the tiled dome of the town’s Renaissance church.

 

6. Trump International Hotel & Tower, New York, United States

Designed by Philip Johnson and Costas Kondyli, this super modern 52-story high rise is a Forbes five-star hotel with style to spare. Huge floor to ceiling windows provide an incredible view of Central Park. Features a five star French fusion restaurant on the main floor.

 

5. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China

The 130 year old Mandarin Oriental provides the perfect balance between East and West. High-tech wizardry next to old world charm and ambience. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide a stunning view of Victoria Harbor. The hotel prides itself on incredible service and even better food – wonderful modern French cuisine at the Pierre and legendary breakfast buffets.

4. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

All the hotel’s 617 rooms, suites and villas are luxuriously furnished and provide spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. And once you’ve finished taking in the view, you can choose from the widest array of leisure facilities around, including a scuba diving centre, five swimming pools, Sinbad’s Kids Club, The Hub for teens and complimentary, unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Water Park.

 

3. El Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai,United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes referred to as “the world’s only 7-Star hotel”, its star rating is disputed.


2. Cape Grace, South Africa

Situated in V & A Waterfront, Cape Grace Hotel & Spa is the perfect place to experience Cape Town and its surroundings. The hotel lies 0.5 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. No less exceptional is the hotel’s easy access to the city’s myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Chavonnes Battery Museum, Cape Town Tourism Information Centre, Clock Tower.

1. Riad Kniza, Morocco

Located in Marrakech (Medina), Riad Kniza is close to Dar el Bacha Palace, Majorelle Garden, and Djemaa el Fna. Also nearby are Ben Youssef Mosque and Almoravid Koubba.
Dining options at this luxury riad include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The staff can provide concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance. Additional amenities include spa services, a library, and multilingual staff. Guest parking is complimentary.


 

Top 10 most amazing churches on Earth

Find out more about some of the most beautiful churches in the world, so when you have the chance to visit them, you will know something about them. They represent the culture, history and spirituality of their countries.

10. Note Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris ( French for “Our Lady of Paris”), also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is an historic Roman Rite Catholic Marian cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France.[2] The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. Thenaturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlierRomanesque architecture.


9. Las Lajas Sanctuary

Las Lajas Sanctuary is a basilica churchlocated in the southern Colombian Department of Nariño, municipality of Ipialesand built inside the canyon of the Guáitara River.
The present church was built in Gothic Revival style between 1916 and 1949. The name Laja comes from the name of a type of flat sedimentary rock similar toshale.

8. Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral

Hallgrímskirkja ( church of Hallgrímur) is a Lutheran(Church of Iceland) parish church in Reykjavík, Iceland. At 74.5 metres (244 ft), it is the largest church in Iceland and the sixth tallest architectural structure in Iceland after Longwave radio mast Hellissandur, the radio masts of US Navy at Grindavík, Eiðar longwave transmitter andSmáratorg tower. The church is named after the Icelandic poet and clergyman Hallgrímur Pétursson (1614 to 1674), author of the Passion Hymns.

7. Faisal Mosque

The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in the national capital city of Islamabad. Completed in 1986, it was designed by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay to be shaped like a desert Bedouin’s tent.
It is situated at the north end of Faisal Avenue, putting it at the northernmost end of the city and at the foot of Margalla Hills, the westernmost foothills of the Himalayas. It is located on an elevated area of land against a picturesque backdrop of the Margalla Hills. This enviable location represents the mosque’s great importance and allows it to be seen from miles around day and night.

6. Al Fateh Mosque

The Al-Fateh Mosque (also known as Al-Fateh Islamic Center & Al Fateh Grand Mosque) is one of the largest mosques in the world, encompassing 6,500 square meters and having the capacity to accommodate over 7,000 worshippers at a time. The mosque was built by the late Sheikh Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifa in 1987 and was named afterAhmed Al Fateh, the conqueror of Bahrain. In 2006, Al-Fateh became the site of the National Library of Bahrain.


5. Crystal Mosque

The Crystal Mosque or Masjid Kristal is a mosque in Kuala Terengganu,Terengganu, Malaysia. A grand structure made of steel, glass and crystal. The mosque is located at Islamic Heritage Park on the island of Wan Man. The mosque was constructed between 2006 and 2008. It was officially opened on 8 February 2008 by 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin ofTerengganu. It has the capacity to accommodate over 1,500 worshipers at a time. This is one of the most beautiful mosques in the world.


4. Sagrada Familia

The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (English:Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family ), commonly known as the Sagrada Família , is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica, as distinct from a cathedral which must be the seat of a bishop.


3. Segovia Cathedral

Segovia Cathedral is a Roman Catholic religious church in Segovia, Spain. It is located in the main square of the city, the Plaza Mayor, and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The massive cathedral was built between 1525-1577 in a late Gothic style, an architectural style that was becoming retardataire elsewhere in Europe. The prior cathedral of Segovia had stood adjacent to the Alcazar, and had been used by the besieged royal armies in their defense.


2. St. Peter’s Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance church located within Vatican City.
Designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Carlo Madernoand Gian Lorenzo Bernini, St. Peter’s is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. While it is neither the mother church of the Roman Catholic Church nor the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, St. Peter’s is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”.


1. St. Basil’s Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat or Pokrovsky Cathedral are official names for a Russian Orthodox church in Red Square in Moscow.The church is also called the Cathedral of St. Vasily the Blessed (Russian: Собор Василия Блаженного), anglicized as Saint Basil’s Cathedral. It was built from 1555–61 on orders from Ivan the Terrible and commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.

 

Top 10 Places to See Before you Die

The world is so full of wonders and it’s a pity if you can’t enjoy all of them while you still can. This world is such a magnificent place to be. Do make sure that you explore every nook, every corner, and every landscape before you close your eyes and never see them forever.
Top 10 – Easter Island, Chile
Heads carved out of stones – that’s what you’ll see in this island in Chile. It’s a very mysterious way of honoring the tribe’s ancient gods and ancestors indeed.


Top 9 – The Taj Majal
The Taj Mahal is the most expensive and most beautiful tombstones in the world. It’s a magnificent architecture that shouldn’t be missed.


Top 8 – Pyramids of Giza
If you want to be left in awe about how people during the time of Cleopatra bury their dead, see for yourself how with the Great Pyramids and imagine yourself walking through the ancient world.


Top 7 – Galapagos Island
Yes, the same island where Charles Darwin formulated the Evolution Theory still exists today. Visit it one day and see all the majestic creatures he saw, while basking in the sun, of course.


Top 6 – The Grand Canyons, USA
The Grand Canyon used to be a river. Now it’s just like that. It’s a magnificent work of nature indeed.


Top 5 – Pink Sand Beach, Bermuda
There’s no other place for beaches and water fun than right at the heart of the Caribbean Sea. Visit Bermuda and see if you like pink sand on your beach.

Top 4 – Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Enter the world of modern architecture. See the Burj Khalifa in different angles, which is the tallest building in the world.

 

Top 3 – Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower remains to be the most photographed tower in the world. And a lot of people think of it as a romantic spot at night.


Top 2 – Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Aside from this beach which is 7km long, there are a lot of other great places to see in the entire continent of Australia. Be sure to stop at all of them before you leave the country.


Top 1 – Antarctica
Your trip around the world won’t be complete if you didn’t cover every region and continent. So head on to Antarctica for your last trip and explore the chilling wonders of the place.