The only way to top an unforgettable day of exploring the world is to spend the night in an equally memorable hotel. Some of the most luxurious hotels in the world are standard inclusions on Luxury Gold journeys, offering you an opportunity to experience supreme luxury even when you’re simply resting your soles from a long day of globetrotting. You may even spot a celebrity or two while you’re there, as rumors have it these are some of the most star-studded hotels in the world. 

Magnificent Stays with Luxury Gold

Don’t just dream about where the rich and famous stay — spend the night at some of the most luxurious resorts in the world on a Luxury Gold tour. 


The Rubens at the Palace | England

Interior of hotel room at Ruebens at the Palace, London

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On the Luxury Gold British Royale journey, your first two nights are spent in The Rubens at the Palace in London. This five-star hotel was once part of Buckingham Palace’s estate, so it comes as no surprise that it’s a favorite for legitimate royalty and celebrities alike. 

Meet Doorman John, who’ll be there to welcome you at The Rubens at The Palace


Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise | Canada


The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, photographed from high up on a hill.

With so much of Canada’s scenic splendor in its backyard, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a fitting site for one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Marilyn Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock, and Christopher Reeve are among the famous faces who holidayed here. You’ll join them on our Majesty of the Rockies journey which includes at night at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, plus stays at its sibling resorts Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.


Mena House Hotel | Egypt

Two women standing on hotel balcony with a pyramid in background

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A most luxurious hotel in the world of five-star accommodations, the Mena House Hotel is fit for a pharaoh. Naturally, it’s an inclusion on the Luxury Gold Elegance of the Nile 11-day journey. You’ll spend two nights there as an introduction to Egypt. It may not be the most expensive hotel in the world, but settle into a pyramid view room and you’ll be rewarded with a priceless portrait of Giza’s greatest structures.    


The Leela Palace | India


The Leela Palace Hotel, as seen from within a boat on the hotel's lake

Both Bollywood and Hollywood stars have checked-in to The Leela Palace’s most luxurious hotels in the world. With 13 properties under its name, big names like Tom Cruise and Akon are no strangers on the reservations list. You’ll find a stunning room at The Leela Palace Udaipur during the two final nights concluding the Imperial Rajasthan tour with Luxury Gold. This includes a celebration dinner with your group at the hotel’s restaurant, The Dining Room, where a banquet of Indian cuisine offers one last taste of this country’s vibrant culture.


Grand Hotel Oslo | Norway

Interior of luxury hotel room with bed at the Grand Hotel Oslo, Norway

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If you think you might be out of place in the most luxurious hotel in the world, we challenge you to stay at the Grand Hotel Oslo. The diverse list of celebrities and dignitaries who’ve stayed here is astoundingly eclectic: Arnold Palmer, Kid Rock, Jesse Owens, Barbara Walters, Vince Vaughn, Kenny Loggins, Mark Twain, Joe Theismann, Eartha Kit, five U.S. presidents, and Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones. Your name is missing from the list, but joining the Timeless Scandinavia journey with Luxury Gold will change that. 


Alvear Palace Hotel | Argentina

Interior of luxury lobby at Alvear Palace Hotel, Argentina

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Alvear Palace Hotel doesn’t need to be the most expensive hotel in the world to draw a famous crowd: Walt Disney found it especially magical on his trip to Buenos Aires, while both Tony Curtis and Argentine poet Horacio Ferrer decided to make it their homes for a spell. We have a feeling you’ll never want to leave Alvear Palace Hotel either when you stay there on the Luxury Gold Grand South America journey


Fairmont Monte Carlo | Monaco

View of pool and loungers with mountains in background at the fairmont Monaco hotel

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Monaco may be a micronation but the immense wealth within its borders constitutes the need for one of the most luxurious hotels in the world for F1 drivers, movie stars, and everyday travelers alike. Whitney Houston, Robert Wagner, Stevie Wonder, and countless race car drivers have slowed down to appreciate this stunning resort set against the Mediterranean. Stay at the Fairmont Monte Carlo on Luxury Gold’s Ultimate Southern France journey

Five-Star Celebrity Haunts

These hotels may not be on a Luxury Gold journey, but are worth keeping on your radar if celebrity spotting is your preferred vacation past time.


Most luxurious hotel in the world | Burj Al Arab, UAE

Burj al Arab in Dubai at sunset

Discerning travelers who wish to stay in the most luxurious hotel in the world should book a trip to the United Arab Emirates. Burj Al Arab has already enticed the likes of Justin Bieber, Nelson Mandela, and Roger Federer to stay at what’s officially called the world’s only 7-star hotel.


Most exclusive hotel in the world | The Brando Resort, Tahiti

Aerial view of the Brando resort hotel and island, Tahiti

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A private island getaway where villas sit in seclusion, The Brando Resort in Tahiti is a luxurious eco-resort where the likes of Oprah, the Obamas, and the Kardashians escape to for uninterrupted bliss. Take one look at the hotel’s name and you’ll not be surprised that it’s one of the most luxurious resorts in the world as far as Marlon Brando is considered: he owned the entire island. 


Most famous hotel in the world | Le Negresco, France

Le Negresco hotel with palm trees in foreground

A famous French Riviera hotel rivaling the equally luxe Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Le Negresco’s century-plus history has an envious guest book, making it one of the most famous hotels in the world. The Fab Four, Liz Taylor, Salvador Dali, Elon John, and Queen Elizabeth II are among the once overnighters.