Top 10 of stunning hotel lobbies around the world – “Welcome!” – They say. The first step you take into those hotels be sure you’ll be completely mesmerized. These are the most incredible lobbies you will ever see. Some are glamourous, other unusual, but all these lobbies are certainly amazing.

Check the short top 10 list of the stunning hotel lobbies around the world, waiting for you.

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1. Al Bustan Palace – Oman

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Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Muscat, Oman, welcomes guests with a reception area that is palatial and ornate. Rising 39 metres to the centre of a grand dome – which is three metres longer than the Taj Mahal dome – its centrepiece is a 5.5 tonne crystal chandelier.

2. Veranda Resort and Spa – Thailand

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Hidden in the hills that surround Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, Veranda is designed to allow guests to relaxing, rejuvenating escape. The experience begins when visitors check in at the property’s open-air reception, before passing a tranquil pool to access their rooms.

3. Atlantis, The Palm – Dubai

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Dubai doesn’t do discreet. The 18-metre-high Grand Lobby of Atlantis, The Palm radiates around a vividly coloured glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. His first installation in the Middle East, it took almost two years to make and is made from over 3,000 individually blown glass pieces.

4. ITC Grand Chola Hotel – India

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Admittedly the lobby of the ITC Grand Chola hotel in Chennai would look less impressive without a procession of elegant, sari-clad staff members lined in greeting, but it is an imposing space nonetheless. Gleaming marble abounds in the lobby, and the hotel as a whole features one million square feet of hand-carved marble.

5. Phulay Bay – Thailand

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One of the most romantic reception areas we’ve highlighted, the lobby at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is located in a Thai pavilion situated on an island that is surrounded by thousands of gently flickering candles. You’ll find the hotel in Krabi in Thailand.

6. The Royal Livingstone – Zambia

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Guests at The Royal Livingstone in Zambia have an unconventional start to their stay at the hotel. Rather than checking in as normal, they’re taken to the property by water taxi and check in at the hotel’s jetty where they’re treated to hand massages and a fruit cocktail.

7. The Burj Al Arab – Dubai

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The Burj Al Arab the distinctive sail-shaped hotel off the coast of Dubai. Those staying in the property begin their lavish experience at the property upon entering the soaring atrium that houses its lobby and check-in area.

8. Cumberland Hotel – London

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The entrance to the Cumberland Hotel in London looks more like an art gallery than a lobby, and it often serves that purpose. The lobby houses modern works of art that should provide guests with an immediate talking point and, more generally, the space hosts a number of exhibitions throughout the year.

9. Hotel Icon – Hong Kong

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In Kowloon in Hong Kong, Hotel Icon houses Asia’s largest indoor vertical garden within its lobby. French botanist and artist Patrick Blanc designed the feature, which measures 18 metres in height and covers 230 square metres. Consisting of numerous native plants, the vertical garden functions as a welcome natural sight within the congested city centre.

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10. Hyatt Regency – San Francisco

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At 42,000sq ft and 17 stories high, the lobby of the Hyatt Regency San Francisco is the world’s largest. A dramatic meeting-point, it’s popular as a venue for events.

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