As we move into the new year, there is a growing sense of optimism from holidaymakers to go out and explore the world after three years of uncertainty. Restrictions have disappeared in most countries and hotels have been bringing their A-game to entice customers to indulge in the comfort of an unmatched holiday experience. With an estimated 700 million estimated to book a holiday just online and 6 in 10 already planning their trips, it’s clear that 2023 is looking to be a year of experiences for holidaymakers (and let’s face it, the idea of escaping the winter chill is certainly enticing).

Yet despite this intent, actually choosing a hotel to stay in isn’t always as easy as it seems. To state the obvious the world is a big open place. Finding the perfect holiday resort going into 2023 can be an overwhelming challenge, especially considering the limitless opportunities and hotels around after the limitations placed upon tourist travel in recent years.

What sort of holiday do you want to experience in 2023? Perhaps you want to explore some of the historical landmarks of Dubai whilst also sipping a cocktail by the poolside bar? Or maybe you’re looking for a family adventure and experience at one of the many elegant hotel resorts in the Caribbean?

To make things even simpler for you when planning a holiday, we have provided our value-added guide – in no particular order – to the best 5 hotels around going into 2023.

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Andaz CapitalGate(by HYATT) – Abu Dhabi

The Andaz Capital Gate is a stunning 5-star hotel that offers guests a gateway into a luxury lifestyle. Based in the Capital Centre and the iconic leaning tower of Abu Dhabi, each hotel room is inspired by a slice of Abu Dhabi to create distinctively vibrant and immersive holiday. Rooms provide floor-to-ceiling windows that allow unmatched landscape views of the Arabian Gulf and beyond and each guest room is built with modern and sleek architecture and room décor that is a staple of the Middle East’s modern architectural wonders. With a collection of unrivalled amenities and room perks, a stay at the Andaz Capital Gate hotel makes guests feel like royalty.

A hotel isn’t just about the room however and nowhere is this made clearer than at the Andaz Capital Gate. From the get-go, guests have access to a 19th-floor pool that not only doubles down on offering breathtaking sights but offers the perfect place to unwind and indulge in the hot sun. In addition to a selection of culturally driven dining experiences, the hotel also provides boutique spa facilities with resources and treatments inspired by the Arabian Peninsula and Desert, as well as an intimate fitness centre for those who prefer to keep fit on their holidays.

With all these features and amenities together – and at just a short distance away from the airport – this hotel is truly one of the best going into 2023.

Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach - Dubai

Based within Dubai’s iconic coastal area of Jumeirah, the Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach typifies what it means to stay in luxury. The hotel’s 237 rooms and suites are each crafted with a Spanish-Mediterranean architectural influence and have interiors that boast contemporary Arabian accents. Each hotel room offers stunning views of the beachfront oasis from private terraces that take advantage of the resort’s beautiful setting. Hotel guests also have access to 270 meters of private beachfront, allowing total relaxation amidst the golden sands, warm waters, and top-notch Four Seasons Service. Additional amenities include a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, the option to cruise Dubai in style thanks to a tour with 1 of the 2 in-house Bentleys, and a series of tennis and padel courts crafted for everyone from beginner to expert.

With a variety of activities, dining options, and room options, The Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach is perfect for any type of holiday whether it be a romantic getaway or a family adventure

Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island - Ras Al Khaimah

With beautiful natural landscapes, a 650-meter private beach that stretches across the unique Marjan Island, and the clear blue glistening waters on view right from the window of your room, the luxurious Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island embodies the magnetic beauty of the United Arab Emirates. Based in Ras Al Khaimah, the award-winning resort offers holidaymakers an experience to remember thanks to its first-class amenities, luxurious comfort provisions, and top-quality service.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for an activity-driven or relaxation-based holiday – or perhaps something in-between – the Doubletree by Hilton at Marjan Island has you covered. Guests can access a remarkable range of sports activities like volleyball and badminton, as well as entertainment options and live music for post-sunset beverages. For the other type of tourist, there is the Eforea spa which allows you to indulge in a selection of treatments and massages like mud masks, body scrubs and exfoliation therapies. There is also a range of restaurants and bars, each with international cultural influences. In addition to the hotels stand out amenities, Value Added Travel are the only tour operator in the UK to offer the All-Inclusive ‘Be Exclusive’ A La Carte Dine Around in all restaurants, taking value-added to the next level.

It’s this quick versatility between eating food, drinking beverages, playing sports relaxing on the beach and more that make this hotel such a desirable choice going into 2023.

Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa – Thailand

The Phuket Graceland Resort presents the best of Thailand and represents one of the best hotels around for holidaymakers like you and me. The hotel itself is positioned within a prime location, providing each guest room with opulent views of the Andaman Sea. Rooms at Phuket Graceland are carefully crafted with a distinct Thai inspiration thanks to the choice of wooden flooring and modern Thai décor. Each room presents a thorough list of amenities to fulfil the perfect holiday for guests. There is air conditioning, room housekeeping, a private balcony, and a fridge with a minibar just to name a few.

Phuket Graceland Resort provides a plethora of leisure activities that ensure every guest leaves wanting to come straight back on their next big holiday. The hotel Spa - located along Patong Beach - is a big draw for guests, offering a haven of quality natural treatments to purify the body and mind. It also houses a bowling alley and cooking classes as well as a kids club for children up to 12 years old.

All this makes the Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa a perfect family holiday for those looking to experience what Thailand has to offer.

Sandy Lane Resort – Barbados

If it’s a memorable holiday you’re looking for with the finest accommodation in the Caribbean, and luxury amenities galore, then the Sandy Lane Resort is the perfect hotel choice. The hotel’s unique signature features make it one of the most prestigious hotels around going into 2023. Upon first glance at the hotel, guests are greeted with the shine of a marble lobby that greatly compliments the clear ocean views outside. Each of the 112 accommodation rooms offers a spacious and comfortable area that will leave guests never wanting to leave.

Outside of the hotel room guests also have access to a selection of exquisite cuisine within inspiring settings as well as an array of unique activities that highlight the culture of Barbados. Golf for instance is a highly played local sport and this is reflected by Sandy Lane’s world-renowned golf courses: The Old Nine, The Country Club, and The Green Monkey. Indeed, this 5-star hotel provides a perfect balance of elegance, relaxation, and holiday fun.

Experience a Top Holiday Resort in 2023

While going on holiday in 2023 might be an easy decision, deciding where to go on holiday and where to stay can present a significant hurdle in achieving your perfect holiday. We have provided this top 5 hotel list to try and make this process easier and get you one step closer to jetting off on holiday.

Interested in a perfect holiday and hotel stay like no other? Value Added Travel has you covered. Our holiday offerings are tailored to you, providing the best holidays at the best value for money. Contact us today to speak to one of our experts about our offers on the world’s best hotels.