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The world’s top 4 luxury cities must do list!

May 19 2016 07:30

Luxury can be found all around the world, but four cities, above all others, seem dipped in opulence and glamour and have earned the reputation of the playground for luxurious.

Indulge in these must see and do delights that the cities of New York, London, Dubai and Paris have to offer.

New York City

Dubbed as the capital of millionaires, New York City has the largest population of super-rich people in the world. Catering to this elite grouping, NYC has the ultimate in luxury activities.

Where to stay: New York City boasts famous hotels like The Plaza and The St. Regis, but an alternative, and growing trend in luxury travel, is to rent a serviced apartment for your stay instead. Serviced apartments offer more space, privacy and a flexibility to indulge in the city on your own terms. Onefinestay has a collection of beautiful and smart serviced apartments in the best parts of the city.

Where to eat: Give The Quarter in Greenwich Village a try, famed for their fusion American cuisine with flavours from Asia, German and the Mediterranean, and unique meals like German-style pork shank and Turkish sausage lollipops.

Where to go: Carnegie Hall, the worldwide famous concert hall has hosted performances from legends like Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and The Beatles. Over the years, Carnegie Hall has become part of the cultural fabric of New York and definitely worth a visit.


With a history dating back to Roman times, London’s luxury district is growing day by day to accommodate the ever increasing number of luxury travellers to the UK’s capital.

Where to stay: Rent a serviced apartment in Mayfair, currently dubbed ‘London’s Luxury Quarter’, as well as other renowned London’s areas like Chelsea and Kensington. Allow yourself to live in comfort and enjoy the space that serviced apartments provide you with.

Where to eat: Picture yourself indulging in the finest gourmet cuisine with unique fresh British ingredients followed by an option of an array of different wines; this is Celeste at The Lanesborough. One of the most renowned restaurants in London, Celeste is the epitome of luxury and class. Why not try their excellent five-course tasting menu that truly shows the talents of their Michelin-starred chefs?

Where to go: Relive London’s grisly past with the entire family with a private tour of The London Dungeon. You can experience London’s history from Sweeney Todd to Jack the Ripper in a new and unique way – a fascinating experience for young and old!


The jewel of the Persian Gulf, Dubai boats the world’s largest mall, the tallest tower and the biggest dancing fountain. The city has fast become one of the must-see luxury capitals in the world, becoming synonymous with its excellent fusion of culture and modern design.

Where to stay: Known to ‘redefine the world of luxury’, Grosvenor House has two iconic 45-storey towers. Choose to stay in guest room, suite or a serviced apartment, and truly experience the opulence that Dubai promises. Each rooms have an amazing view of the Marina, as well as a butler service and free Wi-Fi.

Where to eat: Experience Dubai in style at the two-storey Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge Restaurant, which allows you to embrace the Arabian ambience and culture while playing witness to the breathtaking views of the city. Have a cocktail and a light meal while watching the sun set.

Where to go: One of the most beautiful man-made sights is the Dubai Fountain. The world’s largest choreographed fountain, set on the Burj Khalifa Lake, is something that even the seasoned traveller will be amazed with.


The ‘city of love’ has been the epitome of style and class since the days when Ernest Hemingway and Coco Chanel spent all their free time at the Plaza in the 1920s. The Parisian style oozes elegance and once is never enough to visit this iconic city.

Where to stay: Experience the best that Paris has to offer by opting to stay in one of the beautiful serviced apartments throughout the city. Stay up late with a glass of wine on your balcony, watch the lights of the Eiffel tower, or smell the baked goods at the local patisserie.

Where to eat: Epicure Paris was voted the best restaurant in Paris by TripAdvisor in 2015, and the Head Chef, Eric Frechon has truly become a master in French cuisine. He holds the title of ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ and has three Michelin stars. His most recommended dish is macaroni stuffed with black truffle, artichoke and duck foie gras, gratinéed with aged Parmesan.

Where to go: No one knew glamour quite like King Louis XIV, and the Palace of Versailles was the opulent and exuberant home of the French royal family until the French Revolution. Skip the crowds and take a private tour through the halls of the beautiful palace and the grounds imagine Marie Antoinette throwing one of her famous lavish parties. It’s a walk through history and French elegance.

Spoil yourself a little this next holiday, relax, indulge and explore one of the world’s top 4 luxury cities. It is guaranteed to be an experience to remember!

If you own a World MasterCard, make your way to these dream destinations by booking your flight through Cleartrip to enjoy a 10% discount on international routes. You can also avoid the crowds and contact the Travel Concierge to source a private luxury experience to make your trip that much more memorable. Ask your bank for a World MasterCard or visit the website to find out more.

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