Luxury Hotels in San Francisco

1: Loews Regency San Francisco

Loews Regency San Francisco
Loews Regency San Francisco

Loews Hotel and Resorts took over the Mandarin Oriental back in April 2005 at San Francisco. Loews Regency is still one of the luxury hotels in San Francisco. The hotel consist of 11 floors of the two towers, built and connected with glass sky bridges to give a perfect view of the San Francisco city. The rooms are stylishly designed with a flat screen televisions, Julian Farel bath products and Frette bedding. There is also a hotel spa for relaxation or have dinner at the Brasserie S&P.

2: The St. Regis San Francisco

St. Regis San Francisco
St. Regis San Francisco

The luxury St. Regis Hotel opened in 2005 and since then maintains the luxury concept. The rooms are designed with a contemporary decor in creams and dark woods, home features include a flat screen TVs, deep bathtubs and Pratesi linens. There is also an installation of dramatic arts within the hotel; the hotel has an in house Remede Spa, and ground floor restaurant that offers Japanese influenced fare. The is also an African Diaspora Museum within the hotel and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as well

3: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton is the oldest luxury hotel in San Francisco till date, built 1909 to be the headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; The Ritz-Carlton has then been maintained and renovated to modern days 5 star hotel. The club level suites have features like the 1,000 thread count sheets and 1,200 square foot private balcony. There are also smaller rooms with less price tag. The smaller rooms feature a palette of steely blue, sliver and gray color. The hotel lounge is a perfect place to sit and enjoy classic cocktails and other fresh casual menu.

4: Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square

Fairmont Heritage Place
Fairmont Heritage Place

Fairmont Heritage Place opened in 2008, located in one of the oldest landmarks in the city. The rooms are designed with best furniture, appliances and technology. There is a refrigerator, Wolf gas ranges and J.A Henckels knives. The sitting rooms have 42 inch flat screen TVs and fireplaces while the bedrooms have impressive beds and linens.

There are other services like 24 hours butlers, personal grocery shopping, twice daily housekeeping, nightly turndown, free car service in Maserati Quattroporte and daily free breakfast. There are also an internet kiosks and a gym center.

5: Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Four Seasons Hotel is one of the impressive hotels in San Francisco; the hotel is in a tower building with glassy exterior to make the building unique and modern. The interior is more of traditional design, the design feature a wool paneled walls, and gold accented furniture and a plush rugs in the spacious rooms. The hotel also has a nearby San Francisco Museum Art to visit; there are also lots of impressive attractions outside the hotel that can be visit, like the Yerba Buena Gardens directly behind the hotel.

Luxury Airlines

Qantas

Founded in 1920 in Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services, Qantas is Australia’s largest airline for domestic and international travel, widely considered to be the world’s leading long distance airline. Known as “The Flying Kangaroo”, Qantas flies to 54 destinations in Australia alone, while servicing 65 domestic and 27 international destinations in total; they were even the first airline to offer a nonstop flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles in 1999. While flying international first class on Qantas you get to enjoy extra-wide sheepskin beds that flatten completely and an ottoman so you can even entertain a companion in your suite while mid-flight. You’ll also get a luxury amenity kit that includes perks like skincare products, an eye mask, and a pajama set. In 2008 Qantas achieved the world record for commercial engine performance with 42,019 hours on-wing (which amounts to 1,000 return trips to the UK), using a Qantas General Electric CF6-80C2 engine on a B747-400 aircraft for nine years.

Emirates

From a humble beginning with only a pair of planes in 1985, Emirates has henceforth become a luxurious force to be reckoned with. While many airline carriers have barely kept lights on at their offices, Emirates announced that their 2005 fiscal year profit was $762 million. As a passenger, you’ll feel like a million dollars too. Getting quality rest and relaxation won’t be difficult; Emirates has made quiet cabins a high priority. An exceptional journey from start to finish, Emirates has been recognized many times over the years for the quality of in-flight cuisine, the breadth of in-flight entertainment, and for excellent overall service.

Japan Airlines

Since 1951, JAL has been a leader in first-class comfort, and apparently they intend to keep a good thing going. Select flights now feature their Skysleeper Solo specialty which is the airlines special interpretation of coddling for travelers. The seat’s leather upholstery is by sofa manufacturer Poltrona Frau, ensuring your comfort – awake or asleep – in the chair’s flat-bed configuration. Whether your palate yearns for traditional Kyoto cuisine or your cravings lie more in Western food, JAL has you covered as both menus are offered to satisfy varying palates and are so delicious that you’ll swear an Iron Chef is on board.

Thai Airlines

Thai Airways was founded in 1960 with overseas flights inaugurated and intercontinental services in 1971. After 40 consecutive years of profit — no small feat in the corporate world, it has topped luxury airline lists for years. Based in Bangkok, Thai Airways has become one of Asia’s best carriers. Thai seeks to aquaint you with some of the best attendants in the air, take care of you on the trip, and serve you amazing meals, complemented of course by the some of the best wines and champagnes any airline has to offer. Thus, all of this accurately embodies the mission statement of Thai Airways, which encourages you to “fly sabai” – the Thai word for “healthy mind and body”.

Delta

Flying internationally can leave you longing for the comforts of home.True flat bed seats, expanded in-flight entertainment, and gourmet meals make “dining up” as delicious as dining out. Experience these and other in-flight amenities by booking a BusinessElite ticket the next time you travel overseas. You’ll touch down rested and ready to go. With Delta Sky Priority, from booking to baggage claim as they say, you’ll enjoy an accelerated and streamlined trip with shorter lines, early boarding and priority baggage service.

Virgin Atlantic

Considering that famed Sir Richard Branson is at the company’s helm, you’re going to get your money’s worth and then some. Virgin poses a strong argument for first-class — ahem, Upper Class Suite — travel, for which the carrier is quick to suggest it offers more spacious appointments than competing airlines. Either way, you’ll love the pampering, including the surprisingly roomy beds, which convert from your seat. If all you want is a good night’s rest, Virgin also accommodates this desire: Certain Upper Class overnight flights feature the “Snooze Zone,” with dimmed lights and minimal distractions. Virgin America is a new, California-based airline that is on a mission to make flying quality again, with brand new planes, attractive fares, topnotch service, and a host of fun, innovative amenities that are reinventing domestic air travel. With fleet-wide in-flight internet, mood-lit cabins, custom-designed leather seats, power outlets, and a video touch-screen at every seat back offering guests on-demand menus and countless entertainment options the Virgin America experience is unlike anything else in the skies.

Cathay Pacific Airways

With their vision to be the “best airline”, Cathay Pacific Airways is an international airline registered and based in Hong Kong, offering scheduled cargo and passenger services to more than 110 destinations around the world. However, the airline remains committed to its roots in Hong Kong, seeking to continue to make substantial investments to develop Hong Kong’s aviation industry and enhance Hong Kong’s position as a regional transportation hub. Even if you’re not flying out of Hong Kong directly, you’ll be sure to appreciate the aircraft. If you’re flying first-class on Cathay Pacific you may actually wish the flight was longer. In 2006 Air Transport World magazine’s Airline of the Year honors went to Cathay also marking the airline’s 60th year of operation solid.

Swiss Airlines

Swiss Airlines have had a longstanding reputation for courtesy and efficiency, and so far their reputation remains solid topping some of the best airlines around. All the expected luxury appointments and services are present but for those wishing for a bit more, your inner techno- geek will appreciate too-cool features that are all too entertaining to ignore. For one, your video monitor can display flight data, such as air speed, distance flown and distance remaining. While such technology has been around for years, Swiss, always innovative, has upped the ante: two onboard cameras let you watch the world in front of the aircraft as well as below it.

Air New Zealand

With a slew of awards under their belt including 2010 Air Transport World ‘Airline of the Year,’ Air New Zealand continues to impress with exceptional customer service and Luxury accommodations. Their Business Premiere class offers guests a 22-inch wide seat that transforms into a six-foot lie-flat bed; personal entertainment center with an expansive list of TV shows, movies, music videos, and games; and food options like pan seared snapper, braised beef short rib, and passionfruit panna cotta. New amenities have been added to the already opulent features including touch-screens to operate in-flight entertainment and food orders.

Etihad

As the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways aims to provide the utmost in Arabian hospitality as they travel from 68 destinations in 43 countries around the world. Five different seating classes offer an array of high-end features, with the Diamond First Class Suite being the most luxurious. Here in your own personal suite, enjoy a 6’8″ extra wide bed that lays perfectly flat, your own food and beverage manager offering five star dining with fine wines, 23-inch widescreen TV, personal mini bar, massage chair, and complete privacy among other features.

 

Choosing Luxury Apartments in New York

Luxury Apartment New YorkAs a business traveller, you will have to book a apartment to stay in the city; best apartment to choose is the one that will suite your needs. Visiting New York City, apartment accommodation is always the best option to stay in the city, because of the benefits of staying in an executive room.

One of the benefits of staying in a luxury apartment is that you won’t be signing any long contracts; you can in the apartment for as long as you want and also leave anytime you feel like. With the luxury apartment, you will be entitled to different services and also enjoy home-like features like TV, comfortable bed as well as bathroom.

No matter what luxury apartment you choose to stay, you will surely have your privacy, a spacious and comfortable apartment to spend your day. Even though there are lots of apartment that have a luxury apartment, not all is best and advisable to just jump into.

Before choosing any luxury apartment to stay, there are tips to consider first in other to choose a comfortable apartment to meet your needs.

These are most 4 tips for choosing best luxury apartments.

Comfort

Choosing apartment to live in New York might be very difficult, to choose the best luxury apartment, you will need to consider how comfortable you will be. There are lot of things to make an apartment uncomfortable, first thing might be the price tag of the apartment, location, design or bad service. Making sure you are comfortably with apartment should be your first priority.

Utilities 

Apartment utility is one of the first things you have to look for, utilities like Spa, Gym, pool, housekeeping service and others like pest control provider. Also things like air-conditioning, ventilation and heating are also important to consider. A nice apartment with good plumbing and access to the laundry equipments, all these will make the time you will spend at the apartment a lot much comfortable.

Other utilities you should make sure you concerned about in an apartment is the safety, apartment with features like smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors are all important for a safety, this will ensure you a safety apartment and a peace of mind in your apartment.

Interior/Exterior Design

Design of the apartment is another tips to look at, everyone have idea of what they want. An apartment with stylish and attractive design is everyone’s wish. The best part is the interior design of the apartment; with elegant decoration and layout at where you will be staying, once could expect a nice time. Lot of luxury apartments in New York have elegant designs but not all suites everyone’s taste.

Skilled Management

Skilled Management is really important as well, you will need to check how good the apartment’s managers are. Whenever you face any problem in the apartment like water leaks, problem with the electricity or pest problems the skilled management are the one to call for your encounters and resolve it till you satisfy. Apartment with bad skilled management service is not really advisable to choose.