It’s in the impressive three-story lobby, the detailing of the lifts, and the flourish on your latte—you will notice an air of refined elegance before you even reach the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. (And that's without even mentioning the box of chocolate-covered dates that somehow turns up in the room!) Set in one of the five slender blue towers on the corner of Abu Dhabi Island, the 382-room hotel looks over the island city, the new presidential palace and Emirates Palace Hotel, and out over the Persian Gulf. The vast spaces and abundant natural light that streams from floor-to-ceiling windows in every room enable you to thoroughly stretch out and feel like you’re free of your obligations. Along with the impeccable service (a standard amenity in the UAE’s hotels), you can enjoy the private beach, wellness facilities, three pools, a high-end shopping mall, and a variety of cuisine from different restaurants. You will certainly forget about the details of life and focus on the details of your luxurious stay.