June 15, 2024

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9 best hotels with indulgent restaurants around the world

Saint June at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, is one of the best hotel restaurants. (Photo: Marriott)

Saint June at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, is one of the best hotel restaurants. (Photo: Marriott)

When it comes to choosing a hotel to stay, people tend to look at how Insta-worthy its swimming pool is, how spacious and comfortable its rooms are, and whether it has excellent service and friendly staff. But the real gem lies in hotels that offer amazing culinary masterpieces just a mere elevator ride away.

If indulging in fine dining is one of your highlights during your travels, check out these nine hotels that will give you one of the best and most tantalising experiences in their restaurants.

1. The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai

Where: Pudong, Shanghai

The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai features a Michelin-starred Jin Xuan Chinese Restaurant on the 53rd floor. This is where you can enjoy exquisite Cantonese cuisine that uses the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, with Shanghai’s glittering skyline as the backdrop.

Jin Xuan Chinese Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. (Photo: Marriott)

Jin Xuan Chinese Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. (Photo: Marriott)

The restaurant offers a sophisticated setting combining contemporary design elements with traditional Chinese influences. Some popular dishes include Peking duck, braised abalone, steamed fish, crispy chicken, and various dim sum options. You can also opt for private dining rooms, which are perfect for intimate gatherings, business meetings, or special occasions.

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2. The St. Regis Toronto

Where: Toronto, Canada

Perched on the 31st floor of The St. Regis Toronto is Louix Louis Grand Bar & Restaurant. Exuding the ambience of a classic grand bar with a contemporary twist, it offers a refined setting for dining and socialising, plus panoramic views of the city skyline and Lake Ontario.

Louix Louis Grand Bar & Restaurant at The St. Regis Toronto. (Photo: Marriott)

Louix Louis Grand Bar & Restaurant at The St. Regis Toronto. (Photo: Marriott)

The restaurant specialises in a modern twist on classic French cuisine. Signature dishes include foie gras, roasted lamb, seafood such as lobster risotto with fresh truffles, and decadent desserts. The bar also has an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, and more than 500 dark spirits.

Louix Louis offers multiple dining areas, including a main dining room, private dining rooms, and a lounge area. The main dining room provides an intimate and elegant atmosphere, while the lounge area offers a more relaxed setting with plush seating.

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3. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Where: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, you’ll find the seaside restaurant Saint June, where beachfront dining is next-level. Inspired by the vibrant culture of the island and the timeless glamour of 1960s Jet Set society, it provides a luxurious, relaxed setting with sophisticated and stylish beverage and food offerings.

Saint June at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. (Photo: Marriott)

Saint June at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. (Photo: Marriott)

Guest favourites in its South American menu include Jerk Chicken (spicy grilled chicken) with local mango slaw, Cayman-style snapper, beef empanadas (baked or fried pastry), churrasco steak (grilled meat), and Mexican esquites (corn salad). Imagine all of these mouth-watering foods with gorgeous scenery and jaw-dropping sunsets.

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4. W Santiago

Where: Chile

W Santiago features Karai, a warm, chic space offering a unique fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine known as Nikkei cuisine. Combining Japanese cuisine’s delicate and refined aspects with the bold and vibrant flavours of Peruvian dishes, the result is a harmonious and exciting culinary experience.

Karai at W Santiago. (Photo: Marriott)

Karai at W Santiago. (Photo: Marriott)

Some popular dishes include ceviche (marinated raw fish) with a Japanese twist, tiraditos (sliced raw fish), marinated meats with Peruvian spices, pickled olluco (a Peruvian root vegetable) with prawns, and crispy gyoza dough. Karai also boasts an extensive selection of sake, and a wide range of cocktails inspired by both Japanese and Peruvian ingredients.

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5. Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel

Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel’s light and airy signature restaurant, Terraço Jardins offers a diverse culinary experience with a focus on international cuisine. It provides a stylish and contemporary setting with elegant decor, comfortable seating, and large windows that allow natural light to fill the space. You can also opt for the terrace area for outdoor seating with beautiful views of the surrounding cityscape.

Terraço Jardins at Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel. (Photo: Marriott)

Terraço Jardins at Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel. (Photo: Marriott)

The menu features a range of dishes from different parts of the world, including Brazilian specialities such as banana gnocchi (Italian dumplings) with grilled shrimp and candied garlic, Mediterranean flavours, and international favourites. Unlike the other restaurants in this list, Terraço Jardins offers both buffet-style and à la carte dining options.

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6. W Dubai – The Palm

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

At W Dubai – The Palm, you’ll find Torno Subito, created by celebrity chef Massimo Bottura, who is known for his three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. With a retro-inspired design that transports guests back to the 1960s Italian Riviera, the restaurant is designed to create a fun and nostalgic dining experience.

Torno Subito at W Dubai - The Palm. (Photo: Marriott)

Torno Subito at W Dubai – The Palm. (Photo: Marriott)

This one-Michelin-star restaurant offers a modern take on Italian cuisine with a playful and vibrant twist. Signature dishes include spaghetti with clams, tortellini (meat-stuffed pasta) with Parmesan sauce, seafood specialities, and wood-fired pizzas. You can also opt for outdoor seating to enjoy your meal in a beachside setting.

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7. JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Where: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa features Tia Carmen, a Mexican restaurant offering a vibrant and flavourful dining experience inspired by traditional Mexican cuisine. The restaurant provides a warm and inviting atmosphere with a contemporary design that incorporates elements of Mexican culture and aesthetics.

Tia Carmen at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. (Photo: Marriott)

Tia Carmen at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. (Photo: Marriott)

Guest favourites include the savoury beef cheek tostadas (toasted or deep-fried corn tortilla) and vanilla flan (open-topped baked dish) with tequila caramel and Manchego cheese (sheep milk cheese). In addition to the diverse menu that showcases the flavours and culinary traditions of Mexico, Tia Carmen boasts a dedicated tequila and mezcal bar, which offers an extensive selection of these traditional Mexican spirits.

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8. The St. Regis Bangkok

Where: Bangkok, Thailand

The St. Regis Bangkok’s Michelin-starred IGNIV by Andreas Caminada offers a unique and intimate dining experience, focusing on the concept of “social fine dining.” IGNIV, which means “nest” in the Romansh language, was created by three-Michelin-starred chef Andreas Caminada from Switzerland. The restaurant’s warm and inviting ambience is designed to resemble a cosy nest where guests can gather, socialise, and indulge in an exceptional culinary journey.

IGNIV by Andreas Caminada at The St. Regis Bangkok. (Photo: Marriott)

IGNIV by Andreas Caminada at The St. Regis Bangkok. (Photo: Marriott)

The menu at IGNIV is centred around the idea of sharing, with a focus on modern European cuisine. Chef Andreas Caminada and his team create innovative and artfully presented dishes that are meant to be enjoyed together, encouraging conversation and interaction among diners.

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9. The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg

Where: Lower Saxony, Germany

The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg is where you’ll find Aqua, the only three-Michelin-star restaurant in the city. The culinary philosophy revolves around modern European cuisine with a focus on using high-quality, seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Chef Sven Elverfeld and his team showcase their creativity by combining traditional flavours and techniques with avant-garde presentations.

Aqua at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg. (Photo: Marriott)

Aqua at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg. (Photo: Marriott)

You can choose from a variety of tasting menus that highlight the restaurant’s gastronomic expertise. The menu evolves with the changing seasons, ensuring a dynamic and fresh dining experience. Complementing the exceptional cuisine is Aqua’s extensive wine list, featuring an impressive selection of local and international wines.

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