One of the hottest tourist attractions in the Middle East, Jordan seduces visitors with world-renowned historical and religious suites, warm hospitality, and impressive landscape. From the lively ambience at the capital Amman and the desert landscape in Wadi Rumi, to the ancient Roman Empire sites, Jordan has a lot in store for discerning travelers. Of course, most visitors come here to visit the famous Petra known as the “rose city”, dating back since 312 BC, or savor the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. In this article, we’ve listed the most luxurious hotels in Jordan so you can have a comfortable stay at the “land of deep history”.
Household names such as St. Regis promise impeccable service and sumptuous accommodation. The St. Regis property in Amman certainly delivers on its promise with 258 opulent guest rooms set in the famed neighborhood of Abdoun, which is within close proximity to major touristic destinations.
A lot of thought has been put into the style of the hotel. Once you enter the spacious lobby lined with pearly marble, you’ll find yourself in front of a large mural depicting Arabian horses. The mural pays homage to Jordan’s Hashemite Kingdom, while numerous details reference the stone roses of Petra. The entry-level deluxe suites extend to 48 meter-squares and are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city’s skyline.
If you want to push the boat out, book the Royal Suite designed with a cream-and-gold color scheme and artworks from Jordan’s contemporary artists. The canopy king-size bed is fashioned with Elena by Frette linens, while the crystal chandeliers create a luxe ambiance.
The main draw here is the Iridium spa, equipped with numerous rooms, a sauna, and a hammam. Don’t miss to book the spa’s signature chakra balancing massage. Additionally, St. Regis is the owner of the first Spanish restaurant in Amman – Mercado Andaluz.
Undoubtedly one of the most luxurious resorts in Israel, Kempinski offers apartment-style accommodation on the edge of the famous salt lake. The hotel is set in an eyebrow-raising property that pays homage to the hanging gardens of Babylon. Surrounded by waterfalls and lush vegetation, Kempinski is the ideal base from which to explore the therapeutic powers of the Dead Sea.
Spacious and sophisticated, the lobby features antiques and comfy sofas. Guests are immediately greeted by a friendly concierge, who will be happy to show the property and talk about historic events in the area. Kempinski organizes numerous excursions including hiking through Wadi Mujib (Jordan’s biggest river canyon) and camel riding through Wadi Rum. What’s more, there are shuttle services to the Baptism Site, the holy Christian site where John baptized Jesus Christ, and Petra, the country’s hottest tourist destination.
Kempinski offers suites, deluxe suites, and residences that resemble luxurious apartments. They give off a minimalist vibe with white-on-white interiors, soft furnishings, and king-size beds. All units are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows from where you can marvel at the expansive views over the Dead Sea. Standard amenities include flat TV screens, working desks, air-conditioning, and high-speed Wi-fi. Smoking is allowed in all rooms. Some of the rooms feature balconies.
At Kempinski, guests can enjoy Italian cuisine at the Ashar restaurant, while fine wines and craft cocktails are served all throughout the night at Summerian Terrace.
Another killer location, Ma’In Hot Springs Resort & Spa is situated directly under a hot spring. The resort is just a 30-minute drive away from the Dead Sea and 16 minutes away from the historic city of Madaba. Surrounded by mountains, the resort is set in a dramatic terrain ideal for experiencing the telepathic benefits of the Ma’In hot springs.
The entry-level superior rooms are fashioned with natural materials and soft furnishing. The ambiance is cozy with dark wood furniture, a king-size bed, and bedside lamps. All units are equipped with sitting areas, terraces, and a games table. The Junior and Family Suites have multiple balconies with expansive views over the valley and the mountains.
At the Olive restaurant, the Bedouin chef serves traditional dishes paired with Jordanian under a lamp-lit tent. Guests can also arrange private dining tables under the olive trees overlooking Ma’in Hot springs. A la carte menu for lunch and dinner is served at the Springs restaurant. For small bites and cocktails, head over to Brown Bar which boasts a laid back ambiance with day-bed style seating.