What we love: The part hotel and part hostel accommodations. Stylish design by Roman and Williams. The Broken Shaker's craft cocktails and street food inspired menu. Urban | Design-Minded | Scene-y
What we love: The remote location makes you feel like an island castaway, but you're stranded with every comfort you could imagine. Beach | Resort | Foodie-Focused | Eco-Minded
What we love: Bill Bensley's Art Deco-inspired design. The private Muay Thai boxing ring. Chef-led Thai cooking classes and market tours. Urban | Design-Minded | Foodie-Focused | Spa Getaway
The Peninsula Beverly Hills exudes elegance from first glance. The white-glove attention to detail is an unwavering foundation in which to embrace guests.
What we love: The gas fireplaces in every room. The hotel's prime location on Beacon Hill. Even dogs gets VIP service, including a welcome amenity and turn-down water. Urban | Boutique | Design-Minded
With its angular box design, Tierra Chiloé makes an eye-catching recent addition to Chiloe's main island. Yet it's also remarkably in tune with its surroundings.
Chatham Bars Inn excels memory making and, in addition to spaces like the veranda that make you feel you're part of a generous and grand tradition, this Cape Cod resort has created intimate places (a small library, a settee in front of a fireplace, a private deck outside your cottage, chairs arrayed around a fire on the beach) where your private traditions will be forged.
The history: The hotel is located in a former monastery located on Inca stone foundations. Many of the rooms are pumped with oxygen to help guests acclimate to the altitude. Mountain | Boutique | Design-Minded
What we love: The hotel's original Inca walls and colonial-era frescoes. The outdoor heated pool (Cusco's first). Hypnoze Spa uses locally produced organic products. Mountain | Boutique | Spa Getaway
Ritz-Carlton Reserve focuses on even more personalized service and luxury. Star chef Jose Andres oversees the menu at Mi Casa. Beach | Five-Star | Eco-Friendly | Spa Getaway
Each of One&Only Royal Mirage's three environments boasts its own elegant charms, ambiance, and range of accommodations. All feature water views, enhanced technology, and a room design of vivid colors and soft tones.
Evoking a boutique island getaway experience, but with the excitement of the majestic world of "New Dubai" only a water taxi or limousine ride away, One&Only The Palm is a private escape like no other.
What we love: The unbeatable location on one of the world's best beaches. Grace Bay Club gives back by supporting local schools. The Estate, a resort within a resort, feels more like your own private beach house than a hotel.
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, in the heart of the city's French Quarter, is a stately grand dame that first opened its doors in 1901 and one of Asia's most iconic properties. Urban | Five-Star | Foodie-Focused
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is a true representative of contemporary luxury, having remained one of the most iconic hotels in Hong Kong for over 50 years. As the city embraces you with its enchanting neon lights and charming culture, Mandarin Oriental will keep you here make sure you stay, if only for just one more night.
What we love: Live Hawaiian music and hula performances nightly. The "For You, Everything" Package offers guests complimentary access to attractions including the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Urban | Beach| Resort | Five-Star
Villa Verano in the central coastal region of southern Belize brings you five-star beachfront accommodations whether you seek a private room for two, a single floor with multiple rooms for an extended family, or you wish to take over the entire three-floor, 10-bedroom villa for 38 guests.
What we love: Guests have access to a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. All rooms have outdoor showers and either outdoor baths or Jacuzzis. Urban | Boutique | Design-minded
Spend a few days at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, and its understated elegance and sense of community will begin to lull you in more deeply.
Synonymous with five-star luxury in London, The Savoy sits on the north bank of the River Thames in Covent Garden's shopping and theatre district. The historic property originally opened in 1889 and has hosted royalty, world leaders, and Hollywood A-listers.
The historic Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Suites and Apartments is a boutique property that provides a home-away-from-home feel within one of London's exclusive neighborhoods.
What we love: A staff that can help you navigate Mexico City and get you access to top cultural venues (Jumex Museum) and restaurants (Pujol). The Mexican healing rituals and indigenous spa treatments offered at Aurora. Urban | Boutique | Design-minded
Carillon Miami Beach is the perfect base for exploring the endless attractions and events that surround it. Boasting South Florida's largest spa combined with one of the most comprehensive wellness programs on the East Coast of the U.S, the resort also offers an extensive array of recreational activities allowing you to create the ideal vacation stay.
What we love: Belo Bar attracts a local crowd and serves real deal Pisco Sours. The heated rooftop infinity pool. Treatments at Zest Spa incorporate local ingredients. Urban | Design-Minded | Spa Getaway
What we love: The unbeatable location in the heart of Montreal's Golden Square Mile. The Old World elegance that reflects the hotel's storied past. Urban | Five Star | Design-Minded
What we love: Fun and original amenities such as an on-call astrologer. The hotel can arrange for female guests to have an all female staff, including housekeepers, butlers and concierge. Urban | Five-Star
The Windsor Court Hotel raised the bar when it debuted in 1984 and remains a top-tier New Orleans choice for its gracious accommodations and southern hospitality.
What we love: The curated collection of artwork throughout the hotel. Guests have access to the house car: a Maserati. Urban | Five-Star | Design-Minded
What we love: The restaurant is a see and be seen spot for NYC power breakfasts. The super cool groundfloor men's salon overseen by Julian Farel feels like a sophisticated, civilized man cave. Urban | Five-Star | Design-Minded
What we love: The carefully curated 350-piece art collection. The incredible spa, especially the lap pool, which as a soundtrack created by Carnegie Hall. Urban | Five-Star | Design-Minded | Spa-Getaway
Castle Hill Inn achieves a charming balance between luxury and ease. Its location, secluded yet just a few minutes' drive from town, allows guests to feel cosseted yet not out of touch.
What we love: Sleeping in a fancy treehouse. The property's commitment to being green. Complimentary cooking and yoga classes. Beach | Off-the-Grid | Eco-Minded
What We Love: Stylish design that embodies a Montana ranch and modern luxury. A state-of-the-art kitchen that creates ranch-to-table cuisine. Endless outdoor activities to enjoy under the Big Sky. Countryside | Bring the Kids | Foodie-Focused
What we love: The hotel creates authentic experiences like a chance to visit a local shaman for a healing ritual. Taking a boat tour of the lagoon with a naturalist reveals the natural diversity of Riviera Maya. Beach | Resort | Five-Star | Spa Getaway
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is an ideal escape for travelers looking to enjoy the best of Riviera Maya’s natural landscape without sacrificing luxury amenities.
Punta Ala strikes a balance between relaxation and understated elegance that encourages lingering, and the same goes for its premier place to stay: Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto.
What we love: The quiet location on one of Tulum's prettiest stretches of beach and next to the biosphere reserve. A super intimate vibe where you share incredible authentic meals with other guests and often the owners. Off-the-Grid | Beach | Eco-Minded
What we love: The hotel manages to blend sophisticated French ambiance with a barefoot chic vibe. The staff can arrange everything from scuba diving lessons to half-day hikes to hidden beaches. Beach | Resort | Bring The Kids | Eco-Minded
Service is a signature here, where gorgeous rooms styled with a simple elegance and a natural palette offer a respite from the Downtown's hustle and bustle.
What we love: Many of the hotel employees have worked here for decades and are happy to share stories from the hotel's past. Chauffeured sedan service from the hotel to Union Square. Urban | Boutique
What we love: The location adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu means guests have easy access to the early-morning ticket line to hike Wayana Picchu. Mountain | Boutique
What we love: The hotel reimagined a former U.S. Army Post as a modern-day hotel, transforming officer houses into luxe accommodations with porches and fireplaces. Apartment | Eco-Minded | Bring the Kids | Spa Getaway
Hotel 1000 provides an intimate and art-inspired atmosphere for visitors to Seattle. Its location is ideal, close to the waterfront along Elliott Bay, as well as to the top city attractions of Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and the city's original neighborhood, historic Pioneer Square.
What we love: The unique experience of safari on horseback. Singita Grumeti supports the local community by spearheading sustainable agriculture projects and creating educational opportunities for local youth. Off-the-Grid |Five-Star | Eco Friendly
Along the east bank of the Huangpu River, the skyscrapers of fast-paced Shanghai stand out in stark relief against the glistening water below. Among them, in the 25-acre Harbour City development, is the Mandarin Oriental—and it embraces modernity head on.
The Peninsula Shanghai treats its guests to an intriguing mix of past and present. Famous for its attention to detail, The Peninsula has a research and development team meant to anticipate and exceed a travelers every possible demand.
What we love: The dramatic cliff side location and ocean views. La Serena spa has Atlantic views and offers unique treatments such as a warm bamboo massage. The Reefs is still family owned. Beach | Resort | Bring the Kids
Upon entering the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei you will immediately be dazzled by its grandeur. The hotel boasts more than 1,700 art pieces, including antiques, sculptures, and pieces from such award-winning artists as Lee Jae-Hyo, Kim Chan, and the renowned contemporary Chinese ink painter Zhu Wei.
What we love: Awasi's commitment to personalized experiences for guests. Rooms that are designed for utmost privacy yet still in the heart of town life.
What we love: The stunning views from every spot of your villa. Awasi's focus on customizing every aspect of a stay to guests' tastes and needs.
What we love: The restaurant, El Huerto, uses ingredients from an onsite organic garden. Guests wake up to views of the Urubamba River. Mountain | Off-The-Grid | Spa Getaway
What we love: The excellent Kona coffee provided in the rooms. The crazy comfy beach cabanas. Spa baths and rain showers in the bathrooms. Beach | Resort | Bring the Kids
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