We might never be royals, but that doesn’t mean we can’t live like them – at least for a weekend. With the recent celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, the overwhelming cuteness of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and every girl’s quest to marry Prince Harry, the world’s infatuation with the Royal Family shows no signs of slowing.
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has put together the top hotels where the Royal Family sometimes calls their home away from home. So grab your crown and scepter and check out some of the most exclusive properties to feel like royalty:
The Goring Hotel, London
The Goring Hotel is practically a stone’s throw away from Buckingham Palace. The stunning hotel is where Kate Middleton spent her last days as a commoner prepping for her big day – the royal wedding. The 5-star hotel features luxury décor, private terraces and spectacular private gardens.
Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
It’s even in the name. The Fairmont Royal York has strong ties with the royals so much so that you can still find portraits of the Queen and Prince Philip in the lobby. Generations upon generations have stayed in the Royal York’s Royal suite since opening in 1929. The hotel is situated in the heart of Toronto and is surrounded by several restaurants, tourist attractions and shopping.
Half Moon, Jamaica
Jamaica truly is a sun destination fit for a King! When the royals needs some time in the sun, the Half Moon in Jamaica is one of their favourite destinations of choice. The Queen, Prince Philip, The Prince of Wales and Princess Margaret have all stayed at this resort. It features over 2 miles of private white sand beach on the Caribbean Sea as well as 54 pools, 6 restaurants, and a dolphin lagoon where guests can actually swim with dolphins.
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta
Situated in Jasper Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Jasper Park Lodge is a luxurious 700-acre resort complete with Canada’s number one golf resort course. The Lodge’s Outlook Cabin has seen several members of the Royal Family over the years including King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Known for its unique picturesque background and incredible spa, it’s no wonder the royals would choose this accommodation when visiting their common-wealth country.
Wynn, Las Vegas
Even royalty sometimes has to let loose and what better place than to do so than in Vegas? The Wynn in Las Vegas is a celebrity hot spot where many come to relax and enjoy the nightlife that Vegas is so commonly known for. Prince Harry and a group of friends were captured partying at the hotel last year while on holiday.
Old Course Hotel, Scotland
Prince William first met Kate Middleton in St. Andrews while studying at University. During this time, William would often visit the Old Course Hotel and its adjoining Jigger Inn Pub. The Old Course Hotel features a luxury spa and award-winning restaurant and is just metres from the rugged Scottish coastline and North Sea.