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Sköldungagatan 2, 114 27 Stockholm, Sweden
Ett Hem isn’t a hotel. After all, its name means “a home” in Swedish. And the kitchen is open to guests at all hours, to snack on its stash of homemade cakes and healthy treats, and to pour a glass or two of its world-class wines...
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Ellensviksvagen 1, 131 52 Nacka Strand, Sweden
From the Adirondack chairs lazily spread across the pier and the seafood restaurant’s waterfront deck, it’d be easy to confuse the Hotel J for somewhere in New England. Even the rooms are decked out in a healthy dose of Americana, with...
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Gröna gången 1, 111 49 Stockholm, Sweden
With its unfinished natural wood floors and clean-lined, understatedly modern furnishings, Hotel Skeppsholmen looks, at first glance, like another ode to contemporary Swedish design, especially considering it was designed by the star team at...
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Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden
If Stockholm epitomizes cool, then the 19th-century Lydmar Hotel has somehow managed to improve upon that ideal. How many hotels give each floor its own distinctive living room—a private lounge away from the bustling lobby that buzzes with a...
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Sveavägen 48, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden
Despite being named after a headmistress of the former Ateneum girls’ school, which occupied the original building in 1910, the luxury Nobis group’s latest hotel, Miss Clara, is no schoolmarm. The iconic art nouveau building was...
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Norrmalmstorg 2-4, 111 86 Stockholm, Sweden
From the outside, the two imposing and ornate 19th-century buildings on ritzy Norrmalmstorg that house the Nobis hotel look traditional and almost staid, promising classical opulence. They hardly seem the place that once housed the bank at the...
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Stallmästaregården, 113 47 Stockholm, Sweden
Stallmästaregården began its life as a somewhat rural stablemaster’s farm. This was before Queen Kristina decided, in 1645, that she wanted to host her midsummer festivities here, at which point the stablemaster rapidly...
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Sundbybergs torg 1, 172 67 Sundbyberg, Sweden
Don’t let the Story Hotel Signalfabriken’s location in Sundbyberg, less than 20 minutes from Stockholm’s city center, confuse you; this is one cool hotel. Tiny Sundbyberg may be a lively suburb of the capital, but it’s also...
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Riddargatan 6, 114 35 Stockholm, Sweden
These days, a hip design hotel isn’t worth its salt unless it’s also home to an almost painfully trendy bar. But when Story Hotel first opened in 2009, on the border of two of Stockholm’s coolest neighborhoods, it set the...
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Näckströmsgatan 8, 111 47 Stockholm, Sweden
The Berns knows how to party. A Gilded Age palace of luxury and hospitality in the center of Stockholm, the opulent building began life in 1863 as a restaurant, before transforming into a hot nightlife spot. When it was reinvented as a decadent...
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Imerovigli, Thira 847 00, Greece
Some of the world’s most jaw-dropping images of hotel infinity pools have been taken on Santorini, aka the honeymoon island. What makes The Grace stand out? With only eight rooms, 12 suites, and one villa, guests receive the...
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Filellinon 16, Athina 105 57, Greece
The New Hotel is a '60s international style hotel in the heart of the Athens. The Brazilian design duo the Campana Brothers upgraded the property by reusing the existing '60s style/manufactured furniture - deconstructing and decomposing the pieces...
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Sofokleous 26, Athina 105 52, Greece
Designed in 2003 by Athens-based Tassos Zepos, the Fresh Hotel is a contemporary nine-story building in the gritty, up-and-coming neighborhood of Psiri. It makes up for its somewhat dated design tricks (think hot-pink Plexiglas reception area,...
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Fiskardo, Greece
Romance is easy to come by at Emelisse, on a private beach on Kefalonia. One turquoise infinity pool spills into another before seeming to pour directly into the glittering Ionian Sea. Come evening, dozens of glowing lanterns illuminate the stone...
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Ornos 846 00, Greece
On a typical day during Mykonos’s high season, you can see why Santa Marina has cemented its status as the ultimate jet-set destination. Megayachts bob in the bright blue waters of Ornos Bay, and a long pier lined with stylish couples curled...
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Dapia, Spetses 180 50, Greece
The 105-year-old Poseidonion Grand Hotel is to Spetses—a car-free island popular with elite visitors—what The Plaza is to New York: a much beloved landmark. Originally owned by the local hero who saved the island’s pines from...
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Agios Panteleimonas site, Kranidi 213 00, Greece
Situated on a seaside promontory, Amanzo’e opens for its first full season in March. The spa draws upon Hippocrates’s holistic health formula of exercise, massage, and bathing in the sea. From $1,423. 30/275-477-2888. This appeared in the...
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Kapsaliana 741 00, Greece
Follow the twinkling sconces down a path framed with pink bougainvillea and gnarled olive trees into the complex of stone dwellings that is Kapsaliana Village Hotel. Once an 18th-century village tucked quietly in the hills above Rethymno, the site...
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Familia Santua Kalea, 1, 20010 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Built on the foundations of San Sebastián’s iconic Astoria movie theater, this sleek and modern hotel is all about Hollywood. The lively lobby library—a retro-inspired lounge often filled with laptop-toting freelancers—has...
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Zubieta Kalea, 2, 20007 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
A belle epoque grande dame presiding over San Sebastián’s iconic La Concha Beach, the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra has been a palace, casino, hospital, and of course hotel since its construction in 1865. Before and after World War...
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Paseo, República Argentina Kalea, 4, 20004 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Okay, okay Maria Cristina—you've got it all. This hotel is perfectly situated next to the Old Part, overlooking the river that winds through San Sebastián. Recently given a modernizing facelift, the rooms are decked out in turn of the...
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Ategorrieta Hiribidea, 61, 20013 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
A 19th-century private estate just outside San Sebastián’s city center, Villa Soro was commissioned by a wealthy businessman as a wedding gift for his daughter; it was designed by the same architect who built the iconic Hotel de...
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Spain, Gipuzkoa, Eliz Bailara8邮政编码: 20496
High in the Basque mountains, surrounded by green valleys and ancient towns filled with stone houses, a 17th-century palace awaits. From the outside, it seems to have barely changed in four centuries—its stone walls weathered, its arches and...
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Prinsengracht 587, 1016 HT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam-based designer Marcel Wanders transformed the city’s old public library into a hotel with a delft-pottery color scheme. Perks include Wanders-designed bikes.
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Jan Plezierweg 2, 1118 BB Schiphol, Netherlands
It somehow seems appropriate that one of quirky, art-loving Amsterdam’s coolest hotels would be sandwiched between terminals and runways. This sleek airport hotel from the stylish, budget-friendly citizenM chain (it also has an outpost in...
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Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071 AN Amsterdam, Netherlands
We stayed at the Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam for two nights on our way to Johannesburg for AFAR Experiences. Stepping into the lobby I was impressed by the architecture and design of Piero Lissoni, one of Italy's leading architects and interior...
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Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, Netherlands
When only the best will do, treat yourself to a stay at De L'Europe, a member of The Leading Hotels of The World, widely acknowledged as one of Amsterdam's finest. Built in 1896, overlooking the Amstel River and in the shadow of the historic Munt...
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Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands
You'll need deep pockets to stay at the Amstel, Amsterdam's landmark hotel that's overlooked the Amstel River since 1867, providing nightly luxury for royals and celebs from Queen Elizabeth II to Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones. But if you...
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Prinsengracht 717, 1017 JW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Before it became a nine-room guesthouse, Seven One Seven was a Dutch fashion designer’s private Amsterdam pied-à-terre, a lovingly restored canal house where friends gathered for long weekends. And long before that, it was a...
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Albert Cuypstraat 2-6, 1072 CT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Who is Sir Albert? This issue might perplex the uninitiated, because the hotel and its staff insist that the mysterious aristocrat transformed his private mansion into a collection of sleek and fashionable pieds-à-terre for the...
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Originally a 15th-century convent, followed by stints as the headquarters of the Dutch Admiralty and Amsterdam’s town hall, the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam—or simply, The Grand—presides over the heart of the old city....
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Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Situated canalside in the heart of Amsterdam, the Dylan is a 40-room boutique property that feels more like the flawlessly designed home of a jet-setting friend. On the outside, it evokes the Dutch golden age, but the interior takes on a swank,...
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Prinsengracht 315, 1016 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
While I was in Amsterdam, I stayed at The Luxury Collection-Hotel Pulitzer. If you are looking for a beautiful hotel with amazing service in a great location (steps from the Anne Frank house). This is the place to stay. I loved walking through the...
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Herengracht 542-556, 1017 CG Amsterdam, Netherlands
When the Waldorf Astoria opened its Amsterdam outpost in 2014, the iconic brand took six 17th- and 18th-century canal houses—two of which used to be official residences for the mayor, and at least three of which have architectural details by...
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Keizersgracht 148, 1015 CX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nestled amid the canals of Amsterdam’s hip Jordaan neighborhood, Canal House’s romantic facade promises dark, dust-laden rooms packed with antiques, but such promises will mostly go unfulfilled. The hoteliers—also behind a...
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Bellamyplein 47, 1053 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Occupying part of a repurposed tram depot complex in the now-trendy Amsterdam Oud-West neighborhood, the Hotel de Hallen has a prime location with supercool neighbors including a food market, art-house cinema, and library. The hotel’s...
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Noordeinde 43, 1141 AG Monnickendam, Netherlands
The thing about a country as small as the Netherlands is that you don’t have to go far to feel like you’ve gone very far indeed. Hidden away in a 17th-century house in the seaside village of Monnickendam, Posthoorn lures guests with...
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Roelof Hartstraat 1, 1071 VE Amsterdam, Netherlands
The College Hotel is a grandiose Dutch Neo-Renaissance building with soaring arches and ceilings, a sunny courtyard filled with olive trees, and dramatic modern interiors done up in rich velvet, crystal chandeliers, and dark woods. Amsterdam...
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Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
For its much-anticipated first outpost outside London, the hip Hoxton boutique hotel brand—named for the trendy hipster neighborhood of its first hotel—chose five 17th- and 18th-century townhouses (including a former mayoral residence)...
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117 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Kimpton Hotels’ first foray into Philadelphia breathed fresh life into a 1929 tower that once housed the American Institute of Architects. The art deco building was transformed into the hip, LEED Gold-certified Hotel Palomar in 2009, setting...
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One Dock Street 2nd and, Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Rittenhouse 1715, comprised of a grand 1903 Georgian carriage house and the classic Philly row home adjacent to it, is a charming city inn. Tucked in a lane off leafy Rittenhouse Square, the stone facade, wrought iron railings, and bright shutters...
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135 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
The bustling corner of Walnut and 17th streets is anchored by the Latham, a stone-and-brick tower built in 1907 as luxury apartments for moneyed Philadelphians. While other Center City historic structures met their demise in the late 1960s, a...
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210 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
The historic square from which this luxe city escape takes its name is a masterpiece of urban planning by Beaux Arts architect Paul Cret. When completed, Cret’s French-flavored park was a hub of city living lined by Georgian mansions and...
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10 Ave Of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Set within a century-old, Pantheon-inspired former bank building, the Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia raises Center City living to classical heights. When the building opened in 1904, the Girard Trust marble dome was the largest in the country, and its...
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225 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
The Morris family’s roots are among the deepest in colonial Pennsylvania. Anthony Morris settled here in 1685 and would become one of the city’s first mayors. A century later, his grandson Samuel served as a captain of the Continental...
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129 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Among the original guests to pop in at Dr. Thomas Bond’s 1769 Georgian home on South Second Street was none other than Benjamin Franklin. Together the duo chartered Pennsylvania Hospital, the first public hospital in America, and Bond was an...
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1228 Rue Sherbrooke, Montréal, QC H3G 1H6, Canada
Welcome to the historical birthplace of the Ritz-Carlton brand. Few people know that the very first hotel behind the prestigious brand was built in Montreal in 1912. Montreal had long held a reputation for its sumptuous hospitality from the early...
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2050 Rue Mansfield, Montréal, QC H3A 1Y9, Canada

Le Germain Montreal closed for renovations in October 2018 and is expected to reopen in May 2019.

On a quiet street between McGill and Peel subway stations in downtown Montreal’s Golden Square Mile district, the boutique Hotel Le Germain...

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97 Rue de la Commune E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1J1, Canada
The Auberge du Vieux-Port is housed in a 19th-century leather merchant building and faces directly onto the St. Lawrence River, with its summertime cruise ships and wintertime snowy beauty. The hotel opened in 1997, with a second...
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449 Rue Sainte-Hélène, Montréal, QC H2Y 2K9, Canada
The historic Old Port of Montreal, which dates back to the 1800s, is hugely fashionable—a hotbed of art galleries, trendy bars, and big-name restaurants such as Chez L'Épicier—with the Gault at the heart of it all. Minimalist...
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168 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 2Z7, Canada
Le Petit Hotel is housed in a former leather merchant’s building that dates back to 1867 and boasts original stonework arches and pillars at its entrance. Truly a “petit” hotel, its 28 rooms are spread across four floors and...
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355 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1N9, Canada
Steps from great dining, and within easy walking distance of the downtown shopping district, this elegant European-style hotel housed in the lovingly restored 1870 Merchants Bank building is known for its high level of service, attention to...
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106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada
Situated on Montreal’s oldest street, first paved in 1672, the Nelligan opened as a hotel in 2002, but its well-preserved heritage building dates back to 1852 when, like many other old buildings in the Vieux Port, it did service as a...
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55 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1K9, Canada
Handily situated two minutes from the subway, and at the junction of three of the city’s most popular tourist neighborhoods, the Hotel Place d’Armes makes for an easy, car-free vacation. Situated in a beautifully restored stone...
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355 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2E8, Canada
The Hotel St. Paul’s creative aesthetic shines from every corner. The Beaux-Arts building that the hotel occupies was built in 1908 and lovingly restored with a full renovation in 2015. The relaxed lobby space with its minimalist design...
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901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal, QC H2Z 1R1, Canada
Housed in a bank building from the 1950s, the W’s austere exterior hides a bold, brash, ultra-hip interior rich in contemporary design with a pleasingly high level of attention to detail. The signature red lobby, known as the Living Room,...
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Wilson Road, Punta Gorda, Belize
Anya Fernald, a former director of Italy’s Slow Food Foundation, has dreamed up the ultimate foodie getaway in the jungles of Belize. Belcampo’s 12-room lodge is set on a 3,000-acre farm that grows tropical fruit, coffee, cacao, and...
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Belize
Cayo Espanto is one of those fantasy vacation spots, the kind that one might think exists only in daydreams. But this private island actually is the stuff of dreams, with powdery sand and private beaches lapped by the clear Caribbean waters,...
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It's a novel idea -- building a lodge atop an unexcavated Maya ruin to deter illegal activity. In northwest Belize, a dozen upscale thatch-roof cabanas rest inside a peaceful Maya plaza. Though decried by some archaeologists when it was built, the...
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San Ignacio, Chaa Creek Road, Belize
If you want to spoil yourself in between climbing Maya ruins or exploring the depths of the Maya underworld, the Lodge at Chaa Creek is the place. Even Prince Harry and Bill Gates think so, as they both stopped by during visits to Belize recently....
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North Rd, Hopkins, Belize
Travelers seeking to learn more about local Belizean culture will enjoy Hopkins Bay Resort, located in the heart of one of the country’s Garifuna areas. Hopkins Bay Resort is just outside the main village of Hopkins, offering guests an...
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Western Hwy, Belize
This. place. As a frequent traveler, you have certain comforts you'd like to have when traveling, you don't expect all of them. Ka'ana catered to everything I desired, great food, design, service, amazing cocktails, 1000 thread count sheets....
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Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve, Belize
The ultimate jungle adventure is found just a short puddle jump from the States, in the only English-speaking country in Central America. At Francis Ford Coppola’s former family retreat, Blancaneaux Lodge, you can ride on horseback in...
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Placencia, Belize
Hidden behind thick walls and a blanket of palm trees, it’s difficult to see Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn, from the road when driving through Placencia. That careful landscaping hides a paradise along the ocean that includes...
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The Bushbar has been deemed Jamaica's #1 restaurant out of 456 listed rivals, so without question it's Jamaica's best! Feast on local and international cuisine, and in particular a unique brand of Jamaican fusion fare, which blends home-style West...
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Goldeneye, Jamaica
Goldeneye Hotel & Resort’s name is not a coincidence; this idyllic cluster of whitewashed cottages and suites on Jamaica’s Oracabessa Bay is indeed named after the Brosnan Bond vehicle. But this is no gimmick either: Ian Fleming...
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St. Elizabeth Parish, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
A collection of 31 idiosyncratically designed and decorated cottages (think Morocco does sea glass) on Jamaica’s isolated south coast, Jakes attracts a stylish but relaxed crowd that doesn’t mind the two-hour drive from Montego Bay,...
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Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Here, old-world tradition and elegance abound. The staff and level of attention to service is impeccable. The gentlemen behind the bar with their starched short red tuxedo jackets, white shirts, and black bow ties against a backdrop of dark...
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Negril, Jamaica
Our time at Rockhouse in Negril is always amazing!
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John Pringle Drive, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Friday night at Round Hill is Jamaica Night: a buffet of local delicacies plus local entertainment. On this night we were treated to amazingly talented dancing, with and without fire. Most of the time they moved too fast for my camera to catch,...
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Morgans Pass, Jamaica
If you need glitz and glamour to go with that amazing mountainous landscape, Strawberry Hill would be the place to stay and is listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die—indeed, staying at this boutique resort is a once-in-a-lifetime...
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Lighthouse Road, West End, Negril ., Jamaica
Next door to the historic Negril lighthouse and not far from the crowded cliffs of Rick's Cafe, is a more intimate option for both cliff jumping and all-inclusive resort called The Caves. Fit with an outdoor bar, a restaurant built into the caves...
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Port Antonio, Jamaica
Dramatically sleek and wildly sophisticated, the “new” Trident hotel, part of the Geejam collection, will thrill the jet set, the style seekers and the hipsters alike. Music producer turned hotelier, Jon Baker, continues with his...
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Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
When Half Moon opened in 1954, the 400-acre resort, with two miles of oceanfront, including a crescent of sand that gave it its name, described itself as creating an oasis of relaxed gentility. And the description still works pretty well. During...
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496 Almond Road Rhyne Park, Montego Bay, Jamaica
More than any other of the luxury beach-colonies that opened in Jamaica in the 1950s, Tryall has retained the feel of a private club. Yet this 2,200-acre property, with 87 villas, almost all having views that sweep down to the Caribbean, is...
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Kongens Nytorv 34, 1050 København, Denmark
Copenhagen’s grandest hotel, and one of its oldest, the d’Angleterre originally opened in 1755 as a restaurant, the brainchild of Jean Marchal and Maria Coppy, who met and fell in love while working at the royal court. The current...
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Helgolandsgade 12, 1653 København, Denmark
The family-run Absalon Hotel Group has been operating hotels in Copenhagen for over 75 years, but their Andersen Hotel breaks the classic Danish mold with a retro 1970s feel, Philippe Starck furnishings, and bold patterns and pops of color....
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Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577 København, Denmark
Within the walls of the historic Tivoli Gardens sits this Moorish-inspired house, built in 1909 for the Nimb family’s culinary empire. Restored and reopened in 2007, it’s now an intimate tribute to the vintage amusement park, classic...
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Toldbodgade 24-28, 1253 København, Denmark
The Copenhagen Admiral Hotel began its life as an 18th-century warehouse on the Copenhagen waterfront, before being turned into a maritime-themed hotel in the 1970s. With the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace on one side, the lively and...
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Tullinsgade 1, 1618 København, Denmark
An old shoemaker’s workshop hidden above a tiny café has been transformed into what Copenhageners call the world’s smallest hotel—a 12-square-meter room outfitted in vintage-inspired decor and the highest quality gadgets....
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Kokkedal Alle 6, 2970 Hørsholm, Denmark
Built as an aristocratic country manor in 1746, Kokkedal Castle was a private residence for much of its existence, hosting salons and parties for Copenhagen’s elite. Restored and opened as a hotel in 2011, the castle is now one of...
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Hammerichsgade 1, 1611 København, Denmark
Touting itself as the world’s first design hotel, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel was designed by world-renowned Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, in the 1960s, for Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS). A sleek, 20-story skyscraper,...
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H. C. Andersens Blvd. 8, 1553 København, Denmark
Originally built as luxury apartments near the Tivoli Gardens and City Hall, in central Copenhagen, the historic building now housing Hotel Alexandra has been a hotel since early 1890. After World War II, when it became the Hotel Alexandra, each...
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Nørre Søgade 11, 1370 København, Denmark
Perched on Peblinge Sø, one of Copenhagen’s man-made lakes, Hotel Kong Arthur is hidden away within the walls of an 1882 apprentices’ residence, on the edge of the hip Nørrebro neighborhood. From the outside, it looks...
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Sankt Peders Stræde 34, 1453 København, Denmark
Renovated in 2013/2014 this hotel has a new look, new name, and clean modern vibe and feel. Yet, it also retains the same location which made its predecessor (The Hotel Fox) a popular option within the city center. Situated a few minutes stroll...
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Promenadepl. 2-6, 80333 München, Germany
Stop by Munich's most luxurious hotel and spend some time at their Blue Spa. Swim in the rooftop pool (the roof is open on nice days), sip a Hugo while relaxing in one of the lounge chairs, and enjoy the sauna. Remember to toss your prudishness...
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Ledererstraße 8, 80331 München, Germany
The result of a collaboration between top gastronome Rudi Kull and architect Albert Weinzierl, this small but cozy hotel features a modern, fairly Zen interior, a great restaurant, a lively bar, and intimate, friendly service.
 
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Ledererstraße 13, 80331 München, Germany
This recently refurbished hotel is a low-key, friendly establishment whose modern, understated rooms, commitment to local artists, and elegant cocktail bar and restaurant have made it popular with both visitors and locals.
 
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Viktualienmarkt 6, 80331 München, Germany
The almost three-year-old Louis Hotel has cornered the market on location. It’s right on the edge of the lively and picturesque Viktualienmarkt, where residents have been buying their apples and local cheeses and sausages for more than two...
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Bayerstraße 12, 80335 München, Germany
Housed in a former Bavarian Royal Post Office building, the swank Sofitel Munich Bayerpost oozes upscale class from its Neoclassical facade right through to its contemporary interior. The 339 rooms merge classic and contemporary elements and...
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Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 München, Germany
Although often referred to by its older name—the Rafael—the Mandarin Oriental has been operating under its new name and ownership since 2000. Set into part of a medieval city wall, the hotel takes its history seriously, greeting...
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As the name suggests, this soaring 44-story hotel from the Ritz-Carlton brand, is peppered with high-end artwork, mainly by renowned Spanish and Catalan artists such as Eduardo Chillida, Albert Rafols-Casamada, Perico Pastor, and Luis Feito. But...
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Rambla del Raval, 4C, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
In the bohemian district of Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (Old City), Abba Rambla is a simple but modern hotel whose friendly service and great location make it a perennial favorite. The neutral-toned lobby sits next to an impressively funky...
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Passeig de Gràcia, 38, 40, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Occupying an elegant mid-20th-century building on a chic Barcelona avenue, with a double Michelin-starred restaurant and one of the best spas in the city, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona aims to impress. The hotel’s striking façade,...
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Carrer dels Lledó, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
This small, charming, well-located hotel is tucked away in the Gothic Quarter. With just 28 rooms, it occupies a sensitively restored building retains features from the first century all the way back to the 19th century, and it balances those...
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Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 83-93, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
This veteran hotel on Tibidabo's Hill has a history that stretches back to 1924, with its heyday in the '50s as a hot spot for wealthy Catalan families and, later, for visiting stars like Ernest Hemingway, James Stewart, and Princess Fabiola....
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Only steps away from Barcelona's Barceloneta beach, the W Barcelona, has more to offer proximity to Barcelona's beach and port. Known as the Hotel Vela (Sail Hotel) by locals, this hotel is home to Spain's first ever Bliss Spa and the Bravo24...
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Av. del Litoral, 10, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Hotel Pullman Barcelona Skipper is an appealing all-rounder. The sweeping views of the Mediterranean will certainly please romantics, the outdoor pools and comprehensive spa are perfect for fitness and pampering, and the function and meeting rooms...
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Carrer de Sant Sever, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Located next to the picturesque Sant Felip Neri Square in the atmospheric Gothic Quarter, the Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux comprises two historic mansions, one dating to the 12th century. The modernist aspirations of the hotel are...
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Carrer de Pau Claris, 150, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
From the street, the 120-room Hotel Claris has the imposing elegance of a grand dame behind the neoclassical façade of the Palacio Vedruna, built in the early 20th century. Look up, however, and you’ll notice a more contemporary...
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Via Laietana, 30, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
This luxury hotel melds historic charm with 21st-century designer sass. Located deep in the middle of Barcelona’s bustle, it occupies a 1920s building that’s been lovingly reworked by architect Oriol Tintoré. Original...
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Carrer Sant Miquel, 105, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Those seeking a more private stay in Barcelona should take a look at these excellent family-run apartments. Located in La Barceloneta, the city’s highly picturesque fishermen's quarter on the harbor, each apartment is a one-minute walk to...
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Asmalı Mescit Mahallesi, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:119, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Istanbul’s hippest district, Beyoğlu, offers a resoundingly different accommodation option, aimed at independent travelers. For guests who love the idea of renting a holiday apartment to experience Istanbul life but still seek the security...
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No:28, Yıldız Mh., Çırağan Cd., 34349 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
The luxurious lives of Ottoman grandees are unveiled at the Four Seasons Bosporus. In the restored Atik Pasha Palace, Turkish interior designer Sinan Kafadar has created a space that effortlessly blends the decadent artisan features of the palace...
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Sultanahmet, Tevkifhane Sk. No:1, 34122 Sultanahmet/Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey
I promise that the best place to relax, have a twilight cocktail, and soak in the awe-inspiring sights of Istanbul is the rooftop of the Four Seasons at Sultanahmet. The hotel itself is a gem in that its suites include a century-old neoclassical...
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No. /B, Kocatepe Mahallesi, Taksim Fırını Sk. No:25, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
Zeynep Fadillioglu—the first woman in Turkey to design a mosque—is behind a new 270-room hotel in Istanbul’s cultural and commercial heart. An Ottoman tent canopies the Atrium lounge, and limited-edition sketches of Istanbul by...
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Teşvikiye, Bronz Sk. No:4, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
My windows open up to a view of the blue Bosphorus. My oversized suite oozes old-world charm while offering the modern conveniences of halogen lights, a television in the bathroom mirror, filtered tap water, and an iPod dock. The fixtures,...
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Meşrutiyet Caddesi No:52, Evliya Çelebi Mahallesi, 34430 Tepebaşı Beyoğlu/Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
One of the world’s iconic hotels, the Pera Palace first swung open its doors in 1892 and has been a meeting point for travelers in the city for more than 100 years. Ernest Hemingway and Agatha Christie clicked at their typewriters in the...
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Levazım Mahallesi Koru Sokağı Zorlu Center, Levazım Mahallesi, 34340 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Outside of sleeping in Istanbul’s iconic Grand Bazaar, the new Raffles is as close as one can get to the city’s great shopping: The lobby connects to the Zorlu Center, a 1-million-square-foot complex with everything from the Italian...
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Suzer Plaza, Askerocagi Caddessi, No:6, 34367 Elmadag, Vişnezade Mahallesi, 34367 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul overlooks the curvaceous bends of the Bosporus from a superb central location just a short stroll from Taksim Square. Classically styled rooms come with feather beds and 300-thread-count linens. Turkey’s famed Iznik...
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Harbiye Mahallesi, Abdi İpekçi Cd. No:34, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
Istanbul's premier hipster pad oozes urban Bauhaus style. Turkish interior design firm Autoban created a chic minimalist ambience in the vast rooms, which feature custom-made beds and furniture, and glass-walled bathrooms with bath products...
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Levent Mahallesi, Büyükdere Cd. No:136, 34330 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
The Hyatt Centric Levent is a slick city pad that eschews Ottoman finery and instead submerges guests in a Zen-inspired interior soaked in serious understated luxury. The huge rooms are splashed with a palette of soft grays and warm rosewood....
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Kılınç Ali Paşa Mahallesi, Defterdar Ykş. No:26, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
We loved our stay at The Witt Istanbul Suites. It's a modern, elegant and quiet base amidst the bustle of the modern side of Istanbul with huge, modern, comfortable suites (see pic) and thoughtful, yet unobtrusive service. It lacks a restaurant,...
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Kanlıca Mahallesi, Çubuklu Cad. Ahmet Rasim Paşa Yalısı No:27, 34810 Beykoz/İstanbul, Turkey
The A'Jia is a boutique hotel (and veritable oasis) on the Asian side of Istanbul, set in a traditional Ottoman mansion directly on the shores of the Bosporus. My husband and I were welcomed into our waterfront suite with chocolate dipped...
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Vişnezade Mahallesi, Akaretler, Süleyman Seba Cd. No 22, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey
Istanbul’s Ottoman heritage and contemporary urban pulse collide at this city retreat. The hotel sits within Akaretler’s historic row houses where high-ranking officials of Sultan Abdulaziz’s reign once lived. Designed by Mahmut...
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Gümüşsuyu Mahallesi, Mete Cd. No:34, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
This sleek, ultra-modern spot has its heart set on shaking up the Istanbul hotel scene. Taking its inspiration from the linear forms of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, the Gezi Bosporus offers a chic and thoroughly striking alternative to the...
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100 Dorado Beach Drive, Dorado, 00646, Puerto Rico
Surrounded by heavenly smells, exotic island textures, and natural sounds I could spend my whole vacation soaking up the carefully curated details in Spa Botanico's luxurious spa escape. After waltzing through a delicate curtain of lavender and...
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158, Calle Flamboyan, Vieques, 00765, Puerto Rico
“Everything should be simple at the beach,” says Simon Baeyertz, co-owner of El Blok, a new hotel on the island of Vieques, just off the east coast of mainland Puerto Rico. A white concrete latticework exterior encircles 22 rooms,...
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Norzagaray 204, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan is known for its atmospheric and historic hotels, but none quite match the Gallery Inn for personality and creativity. Composed of six intertwined town houses, this endlessly fascinating hotel beckons guests to wander through its nine...
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Route 995, km 1.5, Vieques, PR 00765
Let me start with a confession: Hix Island House is one of my favorite spots on the planet. Three out of the past four winters my husband and I have taken a puddle jumper from San Juan over to the nearby Vieques to enjoy the Zen-like peace of one...
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Carretera 429 KM 3, Rincon, Rincón 00677, Puerto Rico
Looking out at the Straits of Mona, in a part of Puerto Rico where the constant waves are a surfer’s dream, the Horned Dorset Primavera stands out with its classic, neo-colonial architecture. The hotel is spread over hilly terrain...
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100 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
The Hotel El Convento was once home to Carmelite nuns living simple lives dictated by their vows of poverty. Today, however, it’s one of Old San Juan’s most beautiful hotels, complete with exposed mahogany beams and louvered doors that...
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55 Cll Aguadilla, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
Opened in 2012 in San Juan’s stylish Condado quarter, O:live Boutique Hotel has been touted as one of the best boutique hotels in the Americas. The owners dreamt up the idea for the 15-room property while honeymooning...
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State Road 187 kilometer 4.2, Río Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
Situated between a two-mile stretch of beach and a rain forest, St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort gives guests the option to play in the property’s canals, ponds, and lakes, or in the ocean. Sunfish sailboats are available to take out on the...
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Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 7 Mz 10, Punta Ballena, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
If you’re all about amazing views, the PH suite at Esperanza in Cabo is the place to be. Esperanza is a five-star resort with a laid-back but high-end style.
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Carr. Transpeninsular, San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
We found this on the grounds of One&Only Palmilla. I was surprised to learn that the church stems from the 1950s and was here since the property was first being developed. Great care was taken to preserve it amid all the development.
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San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Las Ventanas is an ideal place to sit back, kick up your feet, and recharge. The views from your palapa are magnificent (we were in 408), and the margaritas are fantastic. The vibe is fun during the day and romantic at night. Don't forget to get...
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Calle Legaspi esquina Topete S/N, Centro, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Hotel Guaycura sits in the town of Todos Santos, one of Mexico's so-called pueblos mágicos, or “magical towns.” One of the reasons for this designation can be seen right on-property at the hotel itself: the building it occupies...
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Calle Benito Juárez SN, Centro, 23033 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
The 15-acre Rancho Pescadero employs a cowboy who takes guests on horseback rides down the coast.
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Unlike some of the bigger resort-style hotels farther to the south in Los Cabos, Hotel Casa Tota is a small and simple—but by no means spartan—boutique hotel in the laid-back town of Todos Santos. From the distressed whitewashed...
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Carr. Transpeninsular Km 28, Tourist Corridor, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, California, books surf getaways here: “What more do you need than comfortable rooms, an affordable spa, and great mezcal?”
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9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Think you can keep up with an Olympian on the slopes? Montage Deer Valley gives you a chance to try. New retreat programs include one day on the mountain with a US Olympic ski team pro. Terrain Guests have ski-in/ski-out access to more than 100...
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2300 Deer Valley Dr E, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Everything about the St. Regis Deer Valley feels over-the-top. Guests ride a funicular to the lobby, and the spacious “ski beach” has chaise lounges, an infinity pool, and fire pits, all overlooking the slopes. The hotel can arrange...
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7700 Stein Way, Park City, UT 84060, USA
The Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley Resort in Utah is no ordinary ski lodge. Built in 1982 and named after Norwegian Olympic Gold Medal skier Stein Eriksen, the upscale lodge brings a hefty dose of ski chic to Park City - features include a...
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201 Heber Ave, Kamas, UT 84036, USA
Rising from the corner of Park City’s Main and Heber streets, the six-story, 33-suite Main & SKY blends a modern loft vibe with traditional ski-lodge service. Concrete, steel, and glass define the building and interior design, from...
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The trend setter of "grand hotels" worldwide, it doesn't get swankier than at the Waldorf Astoria Park City, situated at Canyons. Their new gondola takes you right from the back door of the hotel direct to the slopes. The courtyard with pool and...
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543 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060, USA
Last year, a school building that dates to 1889 reopened as the Washington School House, an intimate 12-room hotel just steps from the town’s main ski lift. Chalkboards and desks have been replaced with antiques, including a 10- foot mirror...
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México 307, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Tucked along Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Rosewood Mayakoba features 120 suites as well as an overwater spa, which specializes in Maya health rituals. The spa’s Temazcál Ritual draws on ancient customs while providing mental...
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Quintana Roo, Mexico
A white-walled estate built in the 1990s for an Italian duchess looks out over the Caribbean Sea. Indulge in your private plunge pool, in your cozy garden suite or settle back with a cool drink under shady palapas on the secluded beach and let the...
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Carretera Cancún-Tulum KM 51, Punta Maroma, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Belmond Maroma is a secluded, luxurious hideaway on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, with the turquoise Caribbean to one side and 200 acres of protected jungle on the other. It has the widest beaches in the Riviera Maya, rooms that reflect the colors...
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Blvd. Kukulcan Mz 59 Lote 1-03 Km 21.26, Nizuc, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
The 29-acre Nizuc Resort & Spa excels in size, service, and amenities. The soothing design scheme blends calming neutrals and natural materials, which recur across multiple interior elements, including lamps, furniture, and tile...
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Calz. de Los Frailes 218A, Sisal, 97784 Valladolid, Yuc., Mexico
There are at least two kinds of luxury when it comes to hotels. The first is overtly lavish: suited staff, hardwood floors, heavy furniture, and spare-no-expense design details and amenities. The second is understated, even simple, with effort and...
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Km 4.5, Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Zona Costera Tulum, 77780 Mexico, Q.R., Mexico
...enjoying the sun and playing around on Tulum's beautiful beaches
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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
As is the case with many hotels in the Tulum section of Riviera Maya, Casa de las Olas shies away from the “luxe” label, preferring to promote itself as a simple, eco-friendly retreat where intimate spaces and five-star service are...
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Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km.10, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Be Tulum describes itself as a resort, but with 64 rooms and a no-child-under-12 policy, the property feels considerably more intimate than its name and marketing might suggest. The hotel enjoys beachfront status, with powdered-sugar...
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Boca de paila Km 5.5, 77766 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
On the beach in Tulum, Amansala is a rustic and low-key place to stay and eat. I'm here on my second annual yoga retreat—three hours of yoga in the morning and an hour-and-a-half of Pilates in the evening. The food is fresh, healthy, and...
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Calle 38 norte Mz 4 Lote 3, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
“We hope you adapt to our bohemian philosophy,” say the staff at Hotel La Semilla, by way of explanation when guests ask why rooms have no televisions (there is, however, Wi-Fi and AC). With distressed walls and furniture, the hotel...
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1a Avenida esquina Calle 26 Colonia Centro, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
The Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen, a luxurious beach paradise on the Riviera Maya, is among the area's newest resorts. Set on Mamitas Beach, just one block from the popular Quinta Ave., the resort houses 314 rooms and suites - some of them...
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2423 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
Ace Hotels—whose growing brand epitomizes a cool, unfussy, überhip hotel stay—debuted at this site in 1999, and it has become a kind of template for the company’s trademark style. While offering the essentials (including...
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411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
An annual holiday tradition, the Fairmont’s Teddy Bear Suite is a lavishly decorated set of rooms that overflows with hundreds of teddy bears in every size and color. Kids are welcome to cuddle with the bears and look through the stacks of...
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99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
The west-facing bay views are reason enough to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in the center of downtown Seattle. That, and the unbeatable location: across the street from the Seattle Art Museum, and right next door to Pike Place Market. Tasteful...
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5216 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
Hotel offerings in Seattle’s outlying neighborhoods are fairly limited, making the Hotel Ballard a welcome addition to this newly revitalized district north of downtown. The boutique property has just 29 rooms, some with Juliet balconies and...
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2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
El Gaucho, with outposts throughout the Pacific Northwest, established its roots in Seattle back in 1953 when its first restaurant opened downtown. The 1990s brought El Gaucho back to popularity, and in 2005, the restaurateur expanded by opening...
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2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
The Edgewater made its mark in Seattle history as the place The Beatles stayed when they came through on tour in 1964. Other rock stars (and those who like to travel like rock stars) have since stayed at the Edgewater, choosing it for its singular...
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86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
As indicated by its name, the Inn at the Market offers the quintessential Seattle setting, being that it's the only hotel situated right at Pike Place Market. Rooms with water views look out over the iconic market neon sign, the Great Wheel, Puget...
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1635 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Green luxury is the focus at the Hyatt at Olive 8. It’s Seattle’s first LEED-certified hotel and residence. The hotel takes up the first 17 floors; the rest of the building’s 36 floors are residential. The public spaces are...
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Hotel Andra, 2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
The 1926 brick building that houses Hotel Ändra has an interesting history: Originally built as efficiency apartments, it served as a transfer station for the Women’s Army Corp from 1945 to 1947. Although this downtown site has operated...
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2200 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
A Staypineapple property, Hotel Five has all the creature comforts of home and then some, with funky décor and a nightly rate that’s lighter on the wallet than many nearby downtown spots. Situated in Belltown, opposite the monorail,...
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1000 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Modern, elegant, and focused on service, the Hotel 1000 is an excellent choice for travelers wanting luxury amenities in a smaller downtown property. Opened in 2006 two blocks from the Seattle Art Museum and the pier, this hotel puts an emphasis...
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1007 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
Only a block from the waterfront, the Alexis Hotel is actually a complex of three buildings, all with a place on the National Registry of Historic Places. The oldest part of the hotel was built in 1901, the newest in 1908. Beautifully renovated...
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121 11th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
For those seeking a more local experience of Seattle, the 11th Avenue Inn Bed & Breakfast sits in a residential area—Capitol Hill, the city’s most densely populated neighborhood. The inn is walking distance to downtown and to...
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Povoa de Penafirme, 2560-046 A dos Cunhados, Portugal
Or the world, even. Located about an hour outside of Lisbon, Areias do Seixo has ten rooms, each one individually and exquisitely decorated, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lawn and the crashing Atlantic below. But why go out? The...
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RN144, Mendoza, Argentina
Golf, tennis, horseback riding, mountains, vineyards and mouthwatering food and wine all in one place sounds like heaven to some. Algodon Wine Estates rolls across 2,000-acres of picturesque foothills in San Rafael, Mendoza. The land is blossoming...
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Casa Antucura is an idyllic eight-suite wine lodge with majestic views of the Andes Mountains. Located in the heart of the Uco Valley, the farmhouse-inspired boutique hotel is a remote getaway for relaxing and contemplating Mendoza’s beauty....
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Costaflores s/n, Cobos, M5507 Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Cavas Wine Lodge has 12 villas nestled IN their vineyard, each with a romantic rooftop "bedroom under the stars". To wake up and see the sunrise reflecting off the majestic Andes is one of life's great treasures...is it possible/permissable to...
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Pueyrredon 2222 Chacras De Coria Mendoza Buenos Aires, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Staying at Finca Adalgisa is like visiting your Argentine relative's five-acre working vineyard. The 11 residential rooms and suites are homey and comfortable with fireplaces that glow during the evenings. The Furlotti family has lived on this...
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Medrano 2658, M5505 Chacras de Coria, Mendoza, Argentina
Posada Borravino is tucked away along one of Mendoza’s oldest poplar-lined streets in the city’s Chacras de Coria neighborhood. The country inn has eight distinct guestrooms that offer a peaceful respite in a quiet Mendocenean...
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Ruta Provincial 94, km 11, M5565, Mendoza, Argentina
At the Vines Resort & Spa, guests can watch the sunset from a lakeside deck or dine at Siete Fuegos restaurant, run by grill master Francis Mallmann. The Vines was the first Mendoza wine company to offer vineyard ownership opportunities, and...
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Chile 1124, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina
Downtown Mendoza’s finest luxury hotel, the Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa enjoys a privileged location on Plaza Independencia with choice rooms overlooking the Andes mountains. A stunning 19th-century Spanish colonial...
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San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile
Tierra Atacama is a resort in Chile's northern desert that was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, my hometown of Oak Park’s most influential architect. Tierra Atacama’s most obvious Wrightean influences are in the low design of the...
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Orrego Luco 023, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Le Rêve rises up like a dollhouse from a street lined with bars and restaurants in the leafy neighborhood of Providencia. Completely renovated in 2011, this pretty boutique hotel works on a B&B basis, the idea being that guests make the...
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Fundo Sierra Nevada S/N, Machalí, Región del Libertador Gral. Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile
About a two-and-a-half hour drive from Santiago (or 30 minutes by helicopter), Puma Lodge is located in the Andean foothills near the Argentine border. The lodge is part of the Chilean-owned Noi hotel group, which also has properties in Patagonia,...
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Easter Island, Hanga Roa, Isla de Pascua, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Alluring Easter Island is worth the 5 hour flight from Santiago. The island's stunning beauty and geographic diversity, immensely rich and puzzling history, and local Rapa Nuians welcome guests with open arms. Explora Lodge offers perfect...
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Monte Alegre 149, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Visitors are reaping the benefits of an ambitious program to preserve this port city’s heritage. Last fall, the 23-room Palacio Astoreca Hotel, and its destination restaurant, Alegre, opened in a Victorian mansion. The Palacio Baburizza,...
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Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
The traditional dwellings of the region’s Kawésqar people inspired Ecocamp’s domed structures. Constructed from locally sourced materials, they make use of solar and wind energy. —Kellie Schmitt Ecocamp, (800) 901-6987,...
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Sector San José, Castro, Región de los Lagos, Chile
One of the most enjoyable meals I had was curanto, in Chiloe Island, Chile. It's a local specialty where shellfish, potatoes, sausages, ham, and dumplings are wrapped in nalca leaves and cooked just right in a pit in a ground.
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Km 5, 5 Norte S/N, Natales, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile
When Rodolfo Guzmán forages ingredients to use in his Santiago restaurant, Boragó, he likes to stay at the Singular, an adventure lodge on the outskirts of Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Once a sheep-processing factory,...
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Bahía Dorita s/n, Cisnes, Región de Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chile
A trip by air, land, and sea brings you to a remote resort on the shores of Dorita Bay in northern Patagonia. Visitors indulge in a full range of spa treatments and soak in pools fed by the ocean, Andean waterfalls, and natural hot springs. ...
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El Alcalde - Av. El Golf 15, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
A couple of years ago, the Ritz-Carlton in Santiago reinvented itself and its enviable terrace space in the heart of El Golf. They brought in Michelin-starred chef Serge Arola to innovate the menu with high-concept tapas, pulling in Chilean...
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G-547, Paine, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Antiyal began as a small plot of land when it was bought by Alvaro Espinoza and his wife Marina back in 1996. Hailing from a family of winemakers, Alvaro’s first priority was planting the vines. Grapes sowed, he set about building a house...
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Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel sits just outside the German-influenced town of Pucón. Surrounded by a rushing river and the impressive Volcano Villarrica, it was opened by a Swiss couple, Michael and Claudia Paravicini, in October 2014, and it is...
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Merced 294, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Owned by a Chilean family with Swiss origins, the Singular Santiago was a new addition to the charming streets of Barrio Lastarria in October 2014. The hotel brings a sense of style to this traditionally bohemian neighborhood. When guests open the...
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Ismael Valdés Vergara 312, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Overlooking a quiet, cobbled street and the leafy Parque Forestal—a charming city park inspired by its Parisian counterparts—this modern boutique hotel opened in October 2013, becoming one of the latest additions to Santiago’s...
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Coronel Santiago Bueras 188, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
The family-owned Lastarria Hotel occupies a restored 1920s French colonial home in the lively Lastarria district. Request a room with a balcony so you can people-watch into the evening before sampling cold cuts on the restaurant’s candlelit...
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Isidora Goyenechea 3000, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
The 196-room W Santiago, which opened in 2009, was designed to emphasize the surrounding landscape. That applies especially to the 21st-floor rooftop pool area, where guests can enjoy views of Santiago and the Andes while slurping oysters and...
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Constitución 317, Santiago, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
The Aubrey sits at the edge of Barrio Bellavista, a few steps from Santiago’s bottle-green 1925 funicular (which takes visitors up to Cerro San Cristóbal) and just below the zoo (sometimes guests can hear the animals when they're...
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116 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
John Rutledge was an active player in early American politics, signing the Constitution and serving as South Carolina’s first governor. But his townhouse on Broad Street, now the John Rutledge Inn, was built before he even attended his first...
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75 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
In 2010, the Restoration on King opened with a new concept for Charleston: a small-scale luxury hotel that was contemporary boutique, not traditional B&B. The hotel's interiors, with their exposed brick walls and textiles in graphic patterns,...
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3125, 166 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Charleston's French Quarter didn't earn its title until the 1970s, when a group of preservationists started touting the area's historic concentration of French Huguenots to protect buildings in danger of demolition. Opened in 2002, the French...
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78 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
The Elliott House Inn reopened last October after a two-year renovation of its 25 rooms. The hotel, which predates the Civil War, now combines heirloom armoires and oriental rugs with flat-screen televisions and room service. The statue-filled...
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19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Reopened and rebranded in 2014, the Vendue (formerly known as the Vendue Inn) is all about the arts. With on-site docents ready to guide you around the property's exhibition spaces, an artist-in-residence whose studio is open to visitors, and...
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149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
This Gilded Age residence, built for a cotton merchant and his bride in the 1880s, was renovated and opened as a hotel in 1998 after stints as a masonic meeting place and an insurance office. It's a testament to some serious preservation and...
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0 George St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Zero George Street is a boutique hotel in the Ansonborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston. It's equidistance between the historical Market and the young, hip bars and restaurants found on Upper King Street. The hotel has their own cafe on...
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112 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
In Charleston, historic preservation is a way of life, and Planters Inn lives up to that reputation. The 1844 building, originally built as a dry good store and warehouse and converted to a hotel in the 1980s, was restored in 2008 and furnished...
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205 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Occupying a full block in the heart of downtown, Belmond Charleston Place is the largest luxury hotel in the city and has all the perks a seasoned traveler might require, from a saltwater pool with retractable glass roof to old-school shoe shine...
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171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW, UK
The third hotel in a growing Bulgari empire shimmers in shades of silver—a nod to the fashion house’s silversmith origins. The 85 rooms and suites exude elegance; dark-hued textiles and leather armchairs create an understated, cozy...
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10 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9HB, UK
Housed in a 19th-century French hospital, the Covent Garden Hotel is the oldest and most historic of Tim and Kit Kemp’s celebrated Firmdale hotels portfolio. Opened in 1996 by the husband-and-wife team, it bears a staid style that reflects...
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1 Ham Yard, Soho, London W1D 7DT, UK
Most London hotels can’t claim to have a bowling alley in the basement. But then Ham Yard isn’t most hotels. The new address, opened in June 2014, also features a 190-seat cinema with Dolby surround sound, a spa with its own Hypoxic...
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10 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NP, UK
Stepping into the London Edition, it’s clear to see that Ian Schrager, the man responsible for the legendary nightclub Studio 54, and mastermind of the first-ever “boutique hotel,” has yet again repeated his successful formula....
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Strand, London WC2R 0EZ, UK
Having built the Savoy Theatre, English agent Richard D’Oyly Carte opened a nearby hotel in 1889 to accommodate the wealthy American patrons who came to see the celebrated Gilbert & Sullivan operas. In the years following, the hotel...
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Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL, UK
At this lacquer box of a bar in Mayfair’s luxurious Connaught Hotel, white-gloved bartenders whisk over a martini trolley to create the drink tableside. Guests customize the martini with their choice of gin and homemade single-fragrance...
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49 Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HW, UK
Diane von Furstenberg’s Piano Suite is a sea of raspberry, chocolate, and ivory patterns. It features handcrafted Balinese trunks, Murano glass sculptures, a leather-top bar, as well as travel photos taken by the “Queen of Print”...
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66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, UK
A dramatic brick façade forms the unmistakable face of Mandarin Oriental’s first and only outpost in London. The high-end, Hong Kong–based hotel group, with properties from New York to Shanghai, took over the century-old...
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2-4 Boundary St, London E2 7DD, UK
During a summer trip to London, I had a chance to check out the new Boundary Hotel in the lively Shoreditch neighborhood. Each room has a unique design that features bright blocks of color and pattern. Amenities include D.I.Y. French press coffee...
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100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ, UK
The cool credentials of the Ace Hotel group (with properties in New York, Portland, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles) show little sign of retreat. Even the unprepossessing exterior of this outpost—hidden within the shell of a former Crowne...
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3 South Pl, London EC2M 2AF, UK
Business at the front, party at the back: that’s the ethos behind this hotel, which opened in London’s financial district in 2012. Weekdays, the clientele in the lobby bar and brasserie is all business, the conversation a gentle hum of...
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49-50 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JJ, UK
The best cocktail in London’s best cocktail lounge is the Flintlock. It comes with a flash of gunpowder.
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8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London W1K 6TF, UK
The Beaumont’s 1926 exterior isn’t altogether conventional. The curious, cubelike sculpture on the left-hand corner of the facade is the creation of one of Britain’s foremost artists. Antony Gormley is best known for creating...
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1075 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
True to its name, the Scarlet Huntington makes use of sumptuous reds throughout the hotel, from its brick facade to its Passion Suite decorated in shades of ruby. Formerly the illustrious Huntington Hotel, the Nob Hill property became the stomping...
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8 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Just married? Look no further than the Hotel Vitale for your San Francisco honeymoon. Couples can reserve the "We Do, Finally!" package, which gets you a Deluxe Panoramic Circular Suite with spectacular views over the waterfront, a signature...
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601 Murray Cir, Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
For one of the skyline's best views, check out the Cavallo Point Lodge, which is set in Fort Baker, a 350-acre national park just below the Golden Gate Bridge. It has 17 colonial renovated buildings that have red roofs and covered porches....
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In 2001, hotelier Ian Schrager tapped French designer Philippe Starck to reconceptualize The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel’s wildly modern interiors. A complete contrast to the building’s historic facade, the lobby is dark, edgy and filled with a...
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12 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Hotel Zelos brims with understated luxury. Rooms are kitted out with on-demand movies and music, in-room spa services upon request, and a complimentary honor bar stocked with organic treats. The hotel’s 4th and Market Street location puts it...
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125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
In the pristine lobby of the St. Regis, elegant design features such as Italian travertine flooring and handsomely-striped Zebrano wood complement contemporary art pieces and crisp furnishings. An open fireplace invites warmth into the modern but...
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500 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
The Omni San Francisco’s central location in the Financial District makes it a popular destination among business travelers. On a given morning, smartly dressed men and women converse over breakfast in the elegantly curtained dining room....
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950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Located on a hilltop crest in Nob Hill, the Fairmont offers outstanding views in a luxury environment. It is famous for its bar, the Tonga Room, which has a faithful following. The views are gorgeous; my room in the corner had a great vista all...
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55 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Hotel Zetta is one of the newer players in San Francisco's luxury hotel scene, opening its doors to the public in February 2013. Hotel Zetta's approach to luxury aligns well with San Francisco's essential style—a perfect marriage between design,...
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222 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA
Service is a signature here, where gorgeous rooms styled with a simple elegance and a natural palette offer a respite from the Financial District’s hustle and bustle. It’s all about the details. Upon arrival, guests are offered a...
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999 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
At the peak of Nob Hill sits the Mark Hopkins Hotel (right across the street from the other luxury spot The Fairmount), the former mansion of Central Pacific Railroad founder Mark Hopkins. Not only are the rooms fabulous and the views killer, it...
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198 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Owners Joan Hull and John Phillips have earned a loyal clientele thanks to their old-fashioned hospitality. “John and Joan’s kindness is only outdone by the sourdough waffles they make on Sundays,” says Christian Puglisi of Relae in Copenhagen....
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1206, 155 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Perched next to San Francisco Bay, Hotel Griffon makes an ideal base for business travelers who work nearby and visitors who want a waterfront location. Free town car service to the Financial District is available every weekday morning, while a...
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550 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Two blocks from Union Square, Hotel Adagio is a stylish retreat from the frenetic energy of downtown San Francisco. Built in 1927, the Spanish colonial revival building has a stunning cream facade with intricately carved arches that surround the...
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Route de la Renarde, 73550 Les Allues, France
The owners of the renowned French winery Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte opened this ski-in, ski-out chalet in the French Alps last December. Not surprisingly, the wine cellar is fully stocked with hard-to-find bottles. After a day on the slopes, you...
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6501 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, USA
Perched at the top of a 268-foot waterfall, the 84-room hotel is only 30 minutes east of Seattle. You can hike, bike, fish, and do yoga. From $189. This appeared in the March/April 2014 issue.
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Zorrilla de San Martin 494, 37000 Carmelo, Departamento de Colonia, Uruguay
The UNESCO World Heritage town of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, is just a one-hour ferry ride from Buenos Aires. From the ferry landing, drive another hour to Carmelo, where the lodge at Finca Narbona makes a great base for exploring the wine...
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Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ, UK
Add a day to your next trip to London, and stay at Lime Wood, a hotel set within New Forest National Park. Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood head chef Luke Holder set a menu driven by locally farmed and foraged ingredients, such...
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2 E Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
A meal at The Roundhouse in Beacon is reason enough to make the train trip from New York City through the Hudson Valley.
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1200 W Walker Tunnel, Houston, TX 77002, USA
Channel your inner cowboy at an elegant Spanish-style ranch, which features nine casitas an hour’s drive from Houston
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403 Rue de La Kasbah، Marrakech 40000, Morocco
The tiny coastal village of Oualidia’s low-key vibe makes it a popular retreat from Marrakech as well as the go-to spot for surfers—novice or otherwise. La Sultana, set against the flamingo-dotted Oualidia lagoon, has 11 rooms and suites that...
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1 Chome-31-1 Asamaonsen, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken 390-0303, Japan
At the new Kai Matsumoto inn, located in the historic town of Matsumoto in the Japanese Alps, the spa offers 13 different traditional Japanese bathing rituals in its eight baths. The alkaline water is drawn from nearby Asama Hot Springs, which...
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76 Main St, Nantucket, MA 02554, USA
Make the three-and-a-half-hour trip from Boston for seafood and salt air. Opened last year, this hotel in the heart of town has a whimsical preppy aesthetic. From $219.
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10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268, USA
A 1,000-acre community designed to preserve the rural character of Chattahoochee Hill Country, Serenbe is an easy 30-minute drive from Atlanta. Guests can stay in a restored 1905 farmhouse, a converted 1930s barn, or newer cottages and can help...