From a 13th-century castle and private French Polynesian atoll to a surprising African architectural landmark and a hotel made entirely of ice, there are a plethora of luxuriously unique hotels in the world – and we can arrange your group or private jet charter to any of them.

The most interesting and unique hotels in the world

From a 13th-century castle and private French Polynesian atoll to a surprising African architectural landmark and a hotel made entirely of ice, there are a plethora of luxuriously unique hotels in the world – and we can arrange your group or private jet charter to any of them.

If you require a larger aircraft for a group charter, we have extensive experience in arranging commercial-sized planes for bigger groups. Our dedicated Charter Concepts team can even personalise your charter, either before departure or whilst onboard the aircraft.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman

Dramatically perched 2,000 metres atop the rugged contours of the Saiq Plateau on the mythical Green Mountain of Oman, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is the Middle East’s highest luxury resort. Regarded as one of the world’s best hotels, what makes this hotel so unique is its location on the edge of a grand canyon, offering dramatic views while providing guests with authentic Omani hospitality. Arabian indulgence awaits in the 115 rooms and villas, which feature opulent furnishings and luxury amenities.

Breathtaking views and five-star accoutrements aside, the resort offers an exhaustive array of activities to suit all preferences. Gaze at the night sky from a fort platform, take a plunge in the infinity pool or relax in the shisha lounge. Dine alfresco with a luxury mountain picnic, learn how to prepare exotic Arabian cuisine at the Spice Spoons Cooking School and photograph the Milky Way during an evening photography class. For those looking to unwind, the Anantara Spa offers ancient Arabian treatments that revitalise and recharge. Further afield, explore ancient forts, peruse the Nizwa souk and visit remote villages on the slopes of the surrounding mountains.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is a two-hour drive from Oman’s Muscat International Airport. From there, guests transfer to the resort in a 4x4 kitted out with Wi-Fi and vehicle entertainment consoles. Allow us to arrange your group or private jet charter to and from Oman. Contact one of our specialists today to get started.

The Silo Hotel, South Africa

The 5-star Silo Hotel towers over Cape Town with 360-degree views of Table Bay, Signal Hill and Table Mountain. Its iconic steel-and-glass structure sits atop an old grain silo, which now houses the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). A breathtaking convergence of innovative architecture and design, guests have their pick of 28 rooms and a lavish penthouse suite. The Silo Hotel is adorned with art from some of the continent’s preeminent artists, encapsulating the diverse and colourful culture of this vibrant city.

Peruse the expertly curated collection at the Zeitz MOCAA, enjoy a bespoke treatment at The Silo’s spa or toast the sunset from the rooftop bar. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, guests are just a stone’s throw from some of Cape Town’s top attractions. Indulge in retail therapy at the V&A Waterfront, ride the cable car to the top of Table Mountain or stroll along Sea Point’s promenade. Indulge in some of the region’s best tipples in the surrounding winelands and soak up the sun at blue flag beaches Llandudno and Clifton. Get out of the city and embark on a game drive to observe Africa’s Big Five at the Aquila Game Reserve or get up close and personal with penguins at Boulders Beach. To top it all off, sample local shisa nyama (barbecue) washed down with local craft beer.

Cape Town International Airport – open to both commercial flights and private jet charters – is a short 20-minute drive from the city centre. Contact one of our dedicated account managers, who will arrange your group or private charter from start to Cape Town from start to finish.

Grand Resord Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is located in the picturesque “Heidiland” of Eastern Switzerland – the same landscape that inspired Johanna Spyri to pen beloved children’s classic Heidi. Globally regarded as one of Europe’s best wellbeing resorts, this amazing hotel combines luxurious accommodation with world-class wellness and medical treatments to help guests recharge and rejuvenate.

The resort boasts several thermal pools which are naturally heated at 36 degrees celsius. Guests can unwind with offers tailor-made spa treatments, including a herbal steam bath featuring Swarovski crystals, and consult with the renowned in-house medical team for a bespoke wellness plan. Additional world-class facilities include Michelin-starred dining, an on-site casino and two golf courses.

Guests fly to Zurich Airport, followed by a one-hour flight to the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. Contact us today to book your group or private jet charter to Zurich Airport and your private transfer.

The Brando, French Polynesia

Located on the French Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, The Brando is paradise personified. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water and an abundance of flora and fauna await. Guests are housed in 24 private villas meticulously designed to reflect French Polynesian culture, providing a serene base from which to explore the island. Modern amenities coupled with luxury furnishings and an alfresco bathtub and terrace set amidst coconut, pandanus and miki miki trees make this a truly unforgettable retreat.

As if the awe-inspiring location wasn’t enough, guests can fill their days with a plethora of activities at The Brando. Immerse yourself in nature as you take to the sea with a paddleboard or kayak, cycle around the island with your own bicycle or explore the wonders of Tetiaroa alongside one of the island’s research scientists. If you prefer a slower pace, take a dip in Mermaid Bay or soak up the sun by the spectacular lagoon.

Guests travelling to Tetiaroa fly into Faa’a International Airport in Papeete, Tahiti before taking a short flight to the atoll. Allow our team to arrange your private air travel for the entirety of your journey or just for the flight from Papeete to Tetiaroa.

Ashford Castle, Ireland

Steeped in history, Ashford Castle – a 13th-century Irish castle that was once home to the Guinness Family – promises an experience like no other. Located in the West of Ireland in County Mayo, this magnificent 5-star hotel is the epitome of traditional grandeur and modern convenience. The 800-year-old castle comprises 83 guest rooms and suites, as well as a cottage set in a former bathhouse, each of which are individually designed and lovingly refurbished with antique furniture, palatial fittings and opulent touches.

As if Ashford Castle’s impressive interior wasn’t enough, a wide array of on-site activities has earned this Irish gem numerous accolades. Along with popular activities like boating, fishing, horse-riding, golf and tennis, guests can Step back in time and try their hand at flying a hawk at Ireland’s oldest falconry school. If you fancy yourself as a good shot, learn the ancient sport of archery or shoot clay pigeons under the guidance of expert instructors. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, indulge in a sumptuous afternoon tea or dine like royalty at the George V Dining Room. If you’re seeking a more relaxing getaway, Ashford Castle also presents a world-class wellness centre where you can enjoy award-winning spa treatments.

The closest airport to Ashford Castle is Galway Airport, but it is exclusive to private jet charters. If you’re flying by private jet from London City or Luton, the flight time can be anywhere between an hour to two hours depending on your aircraft. Talk to one of our specialists today to book your group or private jet charter to Ireland.

Free Spirit Spheres, Vancouver Island, Canada

A unique escape in Vancouver Island’s coastal rainforest, get back to basics and stay in a treehouse like no other at Free Spirit Spheres. The unusual spheres that make up the accommodation are securely suspended from the treetops and designed using local wood like cedar and Sitka spruce. Built to resemble nuts, the pods are insulated and provide stunning views over the wild Canadian landscape.

Activities on Vancouver Island vary depending on the season. In the summer, you can relax on sandy beaches like Qualicum and Parksville. Explore the Lighthouse Country Regional Trail all year round, stopping at the best local landmarks such as the Horne Lake Caves, Rosewall Creek Park and Mount Washington.

To get to Free Spirit Spheres, fly to Nanaimo Airport, which is roughly an 11-hour journey from London Heathrow. An ultra-long-range jet like a 16-seat Gulfstream G550 or a heavy jet like a Gulfstream V can complete this trip in nine hours. Call one of our specialists today to book your private jet charter to Canada.

Palacio de Sal, Bolivia

Stay in the first hotel made entirely of salt. The Palacio de Sal is one of the most unusual hotels on the planet and lies in the Uyuni Salt Flats. Enjoy views of the snow-white landscape from your room and don’t miss the star-filled night sky. The hotel has a bar, 16 heated rooms and a restaurant serving local specialities such as salt chicken.

During your stay, tour the Uyuni Salt Flats in a 4x4 jeep, stopping to take fun perspective shots and visit cacti-studded islands. Head further to the Siloli Desert to see volcanoes and geothermal delights such as geysers and steaming hot pools. Highlights include the red-tinted Laguna Colorada, which is home to thousands of flamingos and the striking Stone Tree formation.

Fly to Joya Andina Airport and take a jeep tour to the Palacio de Sal, less than 10 miles from Uyuni. You’ll likely need to fly to Bolivia’s La Paz and connect to Uyuni – contact one of our account managers to have your air travel taken care of.

Kakslautten Arctic Resort, Finland

Ever wanted to stay in your very own snow globe and stare up at the stars or witness the northern lights? Located in the north of Finland, right at the edge of the Arctic Circle, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is one of the most unique hotels on Earth. Guests can sleep in cosy glass igloos through which they have a chance to gaze at the mystical aurora borealis.

A number of intriguing activities are available at the hotel or nearby – including enjoying a traditional smoke sauna, savouring Lappish à la carte cuisine, going on an Arctic dog-sled safari, taking a reindeer excursion or ice fishing. There are also plenty of opportunities to relax and experience the incredible local culture.

Guests travelling to Finland fly into Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. From here, you can take a quick flight to Ivalo Airport, which is a 30-minute drive from the resort. Flight durations vary depending on the aircraft and your chosen point of departure, but Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is generally a 3-hour journey from London City Airport. Contact us to arrange your group or private jet charter.

Treehotel, Sweden

Located in a forest in Sweden, approximately 50km south of the Arctic Circle, the Treehotel takes the treehouse concept to the next level. Guests can choose between a nearly invisible cube camouflaged by mirrored walls, a seemingly hovering metallic UFO, a gigantic bird’s nest or a “Dragonfly” room – the Treehotel’s largest room with large panoramic windows framing a magnificent view of the valley.

Located in beautiful Lapland, the Treehotel offers a range of adventure activities – from forest skiing in winter to horse-riding in summer. If you prefer a calmer pace, simply gaze at the fabled Northern Lights from the comfort of their own treehouse. Guests can indulge in local cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant, which specialises in Swedish delicacies such as wild game and their finest hand-picked berries.

Fly into Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, followed by a 70-minute connecting flight to Luleå Airport. From there you can transfer to the Treehotel on a private tour with a personal guide. The hotel also offers helicopter transfers from Luleå Airport, which take around 25 minutes. One of our account managers will arrange your private travel and transfers for you. Contact us today.


In the modest town of Jukkasjäarv lies one of the most iconic hotels in the world. The ICEHOTEL is a stunning work of art, built entirely from ice and sculpted from scratch each winter. While you can visit during the day, the real experience lies in staying the night. Accommodation in the seasonal winter hotel ranges from standard ice rooms to more elegant art suites. Ice rooms are furnished with decor and beds made of ice. Art suites, on the other hand, offer an even more special experience – staying in a room uniquely designed by commissioned artists from all over the world. By its nature, each suite is ephemeral and has never previously been created. At the end of the winter months, the hotel is allowed to melt, with the water returning to the adjacent Torne River.

It’s easy to create memories for life at all times of the year at the ICEHOTEL. With the Torne River as your stage, you can explore nature from a snowmobile, on horseback, or on a dog sled. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to experience the northern lights and take part in a photography course to learn how to photograph both the natural phenomenon and all the wild Arctic animals that you may encounter. The hotel is also open in the summer and, while the outside ice may have melted, ICEHOTEL 365 is open for anyone who wants to go on an ice escapade no matter what the season. Guests can also enjoy the outdoors by enrolling in one of the hotel’s numerous activities, including a grayling fishing expedition and a three-course wilderness dinner.

The closest airport to the ICEHOTEL is Kiruna Airport. If you’re a guest at the hotel, you can even arrange a dog sled to pick you up and take you to your accommodation. Call one of our dedicated account managers to book your group or private jet charter to Sweden.

Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Spain

What could be better than unwinding in Spain’s wine country and staying at one of the world’s most architecturally distinctive luxury hotels? Combining design, art, award-winning gastronomy, wine and lush landscapes, the Hotel Marqués de Riscal was created by the visionary Frank Gehry and has become a highly sought-after luxury retreat. Located in the medieval town of Elciego and surrounded by the City of Wine, the hotel promises a stay that tantalises all the senses.

From historical sites and cultural attractions to world-class food and wines, the hotel’s medieval surroundings provide a stunning juxtaposition, but also make for a rich experience. Less than a kilometre away, guests will find the magnificent 16th-century Church of San Andreas Apostol; while Elciego boasts plenty of wine boutiques and cellars where wine connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice. When you’ve worked up an appetite wandering the beautiful streets, head back to the hotel for a delicious meal in the Michelin-starred Marqués de Riscal Restaurant with panoramic views over the Cantabrian Mountains, then unwind in the spa with a signature Vinothérapie treatment.

If you book your group or private jet charter with us, we would recommend you fly into Bilbao Airport, which is approximately one hour and 20 minutes drive from the hotel. Another regional airport is the national Logroño-Agoncillo Airport, located 25km away.

Giraffe Manor, Kenya

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to bond with a giraffe, especially not while having breakfast at a VIP hotel. At Giraffe Manor in Kenya, though, that’s exactly what guests can look forward to. This exclusive boutique hotel is set on 12 acres of private land within an indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi. As if the stately façade, elegant interior, verdant green gardens, sunny terraces and delightful courtyards weren’t enough, guests are delighted by regular sightings of the hotel’s resident herd of giraffes, who like to greet visitors by poking their heads through the windows.

As an East Africa specialist tour operator, the hotel creates bespoke itineraries to guarantee the perfect stay. Go on a horse-riding excursion, marvel at sweeping landscapes from a hot-air balloon, camp under the stars, enjoy a camel trekking adventure or visit local villages to learn about native traditions.

Giraffe Manor is located just under 10km from the nearest airport, Nairobi Wilson Airport. Avoid the crowds and book your group or private jet charter with us.

The Muraka underwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The Muraka at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is the first of its kind and a triumph of design and technology. The underwater villa’s glass living spaces are submerged five metres beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean, allowing guests to marvel at underwater coral and ocean life from the comfort of their lodgings. Opening in November 2018 at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, this spectacular accommodation is guaranteed to attract many curious visitors, so book early to secure your space.

Away from your incredible accommodation, hop on a speedboat for a snorkelling safari, enjoy a sunset cruise, swim with turtles, hire a jet deck and enjoy the thrill of being propelled above the ocean. For guests who prefer a serene setting to an adrenaline-packed adventure, there’s a wide range of spas with a series of exotic Maldivian indigenous treatments designed to relax, revive and refresh.

The closest airport is Malé International. From here, guests can either take a 30-minute seaplane flight to the hotel or a short domestic flight to a nearby island, followed by a speedboat transfer. Alternatively, you can arrive via a luxury three-hour yacht charter. Click here to book your group or private jet charter to the Maldives today.

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