Yes, it might not always be the main criteria when choosing a hotel, but it’s hard not to love a room with a view.
For those of you who want a wow factor every time you look out the window, we’ve prepared a list of 10 of the most beautiful hotel views in our collections you can enjoy. Whether you’re into waking up to panoramic vistas of the Indian Ocean or sprawling city skylines, you’re sure to find something that’ll tickle your wanderlust here.
Hotel Lungarno, Florence
There’s never been a better time to book a stay at the Hotel Lungarno. This magnificent Florentine hotel overlooking the Ponte Vecchio recently benefited from a renovation and things are looking fresher and better indeed. One of the best additions, is the inclusion of a brand new suite with those kind of views of Florence you’d only expect to find on a postcard.
From the hotel’s Rooftop Terrace Suite, you’re treated to incredible 360 views of the Florentine rooftops and historical architecture such as Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Palzzo Pitti and the Florentine Oltramo. Definitely something worth waking up to.
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Even if the movie “Lost in translation” is what put the Park Hyatt Tokyo on the international map, one of the reasons why people keep coming back to it, are the views from the Kozue restaurant. Massive floor to ceiling windows let you enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo’s skyline while you enjoy your sushi, and on clear days, Mount Fuji is there to be seen in all of it’s snow capped majesty.
Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
For what are probably the best views in Turkey, head down to Istanbul’s old town, walk through the doors of the Four Seasons and jet right up to the A’YA Rooftop Lounge for an instant dose of wow. On your right, the Blue Palace, before you, the cerulean waters of the Bosporus and to your left, all the beauty of the Haggia Sophia.
Aman Hotels are the byword for spiritual luxury escapes and few can top the Amanjiwo in that department. Located right next to the Borobodur, the largest Buddhist temple in the world, views of the temple and the dense foliage of the Kedu Plain and Menoreh Hills, stretch out as far as they eye can see from every suite.
Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
You’d expect one of the highest hotels in the world to come with stellar views and the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong doesn’t disappoint. Located on floors 102-118 of Kowloon’s International Commerce Center, at a dizzying 425 meters above sea level, this hotel offers the best views of Hong Kong’s skyline and Victoria Harbour.
Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this case, that’s 100% true. A stay in the Six Senses Yao Noi’s Ocean Panorama Room let’s you wake up to the azure waters of the Andaman Sea and the limestone outcrops of Phang Nga Bay. With only a thin mosquito net to separate you from the panorama, this is hands down one of the most beautiful hotel views in our collection.
Amangiri, Utah, USA
We recently included the Amangiri’s Mesa View Suite among the most beautiful hotel rooms in our collections, and one of the main reasons for its inclusion, is the view it offers. A luxury enclave carved within Utah’s dramatic dessert landscape, the Amangiri’s haunting setting is both awe inspiring and soothing to behold.
Shangri-La Hotel Paris
The Shangri-La Hotel Paris offers one of the most beautiful hotel views you can find in the City of Lights. A stay in their aptly named ” Suite Gustave Eiffel” is the best place to soak in the sights of the Seine River and the Eiffel Tower every time you walk out onto your balcony.
Mandarin Oriental New York
With its blend of Art Deco and sleek Asian inspired designs, the Mandarin Oriental New York is without a doubt one of the sexiest hotels you can book in New York. But, what’s outside the hotel’s floor to ceiling windows, is just as captivating. Colombus Circle, Central Park and sea of skyscrapers are right there to marvel at every time you open the curtains.
Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy
Positano comes to life at dawn. The sun shines on the Amalfi coast and on the colorful homes dotting the cliff side. On the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, fisherman head out into the vast expanse of blue for their daily catch and it can all be seen from the terrace of La Sponda Restaurant at Le Sirenuse.
Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
Perched on top of a hill, every one of the Raffles Praslin’s villas offer sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and the island of Praslin. From up here, it’s easy to see why this part of the Seychelles is dubbed “the garden of Eden”.