By Nick Marmet
In a palace that dates back to 1820, the Four Seasons St. Petersburg opens this fall. Suites offer terraces that overlook St. Isaac’s Cathedral (by Auguste de Montferrand, the same architect who designed the palace). The hotel has a four-level spa with a Russian sauna and restaurants that feature the country’s current food obsessions: Japanese and Italian. From $450. This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.