I Need a Shower: The Top 7 Spots to Lather Up

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After another pleasant crisp cold shower following my wrong apartment selection in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, I started to think about all those great showers I experienced all over the world. The criteria for a great shower aside from hot water is water pressure, water spouts, and ingenuity.

So here are the Top 7 Shower Experiences in all of the world*:

*Spas, hammams, shiatsus, and other communal soaking experiences are not included.

7. Las Vegas, Nevada

My first time in Vegas I stayed at the charming Riviera hotel. This iconic hotel will not be included on my Hotel Reviews page because the name speaks for itself. I’ve been to Vegas about twenty times but will not forget the shower experience at the Skylofts at MGM. Not only did we finally come up from the days of the Stardust hotel but also we experienced spoiled luxury for the first time. The room had a chauffeur, a butler, and a private concierge.

Above all, it had a shower with a ten person capacity. Go figure.

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2nd best shower in Vegas

6. Shanghai, China

My first apartment in Shanghai had a pod for a shower with spouts coming from every direction. It took some trial and error to figure out how to use all the buttons and knobs but once I figured it out, it made for an unforgettable home shower experience.

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5. Liberia, Costa Rica

Moving along to more formal luxury is my #5 shower experience at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo in Liberia, Costa Rica. The resort is built overlooking the marina and the rooms seem to exist naturally with the environment. The shower opens out to the balcony making you truly feel one with nature.

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4. Seychelles

The Hilton Seychelles Northolme is one of my favorite resorts not only because it is in the most beautiful place in the world- Mahe,Seychelles but also provides the best service for its guests. The hotel upgraded my room from garden view to ocean view at no cost and provided a shower with a view of the blue ocean.

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3. Doha, Qatar 

Admittedly, Doha isn’t the most exciting city in the world but it does have a W Hotel, a guaranteed party no matter where in the world you go. As an SPG Platinum member, the front desk upgraded me to the Wow Suite and the shower was what I wish to have in my home one day, should I choose to ever stay put. The rainfall shower was the size of an extra large pizza!

2. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

I was about to board my Delta business class flight from Atlanta to Buenos Aires when I went to Delta’s new international Sky Club business class lounge. I had been to business class lounges before but had never taken advantage of the shower service. The lounge shower its hot water never ending and pressure unrelenting made the shower in ATL come in at #2.

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1. Emirates Airlines A380 First Class 

And now for the best shower experience in the world, the incomparable, the undeniable, the incomprehensible shower aboard an Emirates Airlines A380. The pictures speak for themselves:

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The shower has to be scheduled with the flight attendant and the hot water only lasts for five minutes but how can any deny the cool factor for showering at 30,000 feet especially with all the amenities given pre and post shower.

Now someone please come fix this damn shower in Ulaanbaatar!

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