Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
San Francisco, U.S.A.
Built in 1909, this landmark hotel boasts a distinctive, neoclassical façade replete with columns and porticoes, but inside, it is a marvel of cool tones and elegant, modern design. Ideally located on famous Nob Hill, the Ritz
is just an 8-minute walk from Union Square shopping and a block from Chinatown. The California Street cable car stops right outside. Enjoy sophisticated farm-to-table cuisine at Parallel 37, or sip fine vintages at the JCB tasting lounge. There is a fitness center and spa, as well as a boutique jeweler on the lobby level. Your 400-square-foot room has city views and a 46-inch flat-screen TV; a plush bed with 400-thread-count Frette linens and a down comforter; and an Italian marble bathroom with plush terry robes and Asprey bath amenities.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran Bay, Indonesia
Designed to resemble a traditional Balinese village with direct access to the beach, the Four Seasons Resort Bali
is a slice of heaven on Earth. Here, you’ll have your own thatched-hut villa and private plunge pool set on a sweeping ocean bay. Immerse yourself in island culture and unwind with holistic spa treatments. Discover lush greenery, brilliant flowers, and ornate temples in a tropical paradise. Each villa is air-conditioned and has a balcony or terrace, a minibar, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, a refrigerator, safe, cable/satellite TV, and a DVD player.
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Located in the heart of prestigious Marina Bay, the Conrad Centennial Singapore
is the recipient of numerous awards, including a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® award 2014 as one of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Singapore. A variety of restaurants and bars offer dining options from extravagant buffets to Cantonese delicacies to poolside cocktails. The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, and an outdoor pool. Stylish, contemporary guest rooms feature LCD TV with a home theater system, CD player, high-speed Internet access, minibar, safe, complimentary coffee and tea, and more.
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
The Moderate Deluxe Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of Bangkok's business and entertainment district, with a shopping mall nearby. Amenities include a pool, health club, spa, gift shop, ATM/bank, barber/hair stylist, laundry service, currency exchange, and room service. Your room includes air-conditioning, iron/ironing board, minibar, safe, phone with voicemail, TV/DVD player, and refrigerator. Enjoy two on-site restaurants and a bar and grill.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Cairo’s newest and most exciting luxury hotel is the place to be. Rising high above the Nile, the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
offers spacious guest accommodations with spectacular views. Each room offers the perfect retreat after a day of exploring, with natural wood finishes, tasteful décor, and the latest in amenities, from high-speed wireless Internet access and satellite TV to marble bathroom with both shower and a soaking tub. During your stay, work up a sweat in the fitness room or go for a swim in the indoor pool or one of three outdoor pools. Afterward, sign up for pampering at the luxury spa, then head for Upper Deck Lounge for cocktails with a view. You’ll have numerous choices for dining, from casual to elegant, including Bella Italian restaurant and Zitouni, serving authentic Egyptian food.
Chobe River, Botswana
With the African Dream
you will enjoy the best of both worlds: a unique and exotic land- and water-based safari experience that also delivers the utmost in luxury. Your floating safari lodge will be the African Dream
, a brand-new, deluxe riverboat that welcomes just 16 guests in eight elegant suites, all with en suite bathrooms. All guest staterooms are outside, with French or full private balconies that invite you to behold the spectacle of Africa right from your plush bed. Public areas include a full-service lounge and bar, along with a rooftop patio complete with a hot tub and chaise lounges. The ship's restaurant provides fresh, African-inspired cuisine that you will enjoy as you take in the panoramic scenery. In addition to wildlife viewing right off the deck of your ship, you will disembark for river safaris aboard smaller motorboats and on land in 4x4 vehicles.
Cascade Island Lodge
Impalila Island, Namibia
Tucked away on a romantic tropical river island, Cascade Island Lodge is set at the meeting point of two rivers — the Chobe and Zambezi — and four countries: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. At this intimate and exclusive lodge, the emphasis is on attentive personal service and pure privacy. The lodge spans a network of islets connected by floating walkways and framed by palm trees. Each of the eight luxury suites have en suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, a private viewing deck, a personal plunge pool fringed with white sand, and a private sala over the water. Your suite also has a well-stocked minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Arriving at the Victoria Falls Hotel is like stepping into the grand old age of Empires. This classic colonial hotel is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, and harks back to the days when the legendary Cape to Cairo railway was dreamed of. Wander through the magnificent reception rooms and onto the wide terrace. Your gaze will immediately be drawn over sweeping lawns to the unforgettable sight of the famous railway bridge over the Zambezi, and the spray of the great Victoria Falls just behind it. Expect elegantly appointed rooms, sumptuous meals at the hotel’s three restaurants, and every amenity you could wish for. Above all, service is attentive and charming. You may even find yourself feeling like a member of the royal family — who did, in fact, stay here in 1947.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This landmark art deco style hotel lies on Rio’s most famous beach, and it still bespeaks the same glamour and elegance it did when Astaire and Rogers danced here in the film Flying Down to Rio
. Today, the “Copa” is still a celebrity favorite, boasting three dining venues (including the Michelin-starred Mee for pan-Asian perfection), a full-service spa, swimming pool, tennis courts, a private beach, and more. Rooms feature freijo wood or mahogany furnishings, wide-screen plasma TVs, minibars, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi, and bathrooms are finished with pink and white Brazilian marble.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
First and foremost, the allure of Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
is its exquisite location: facing the mesmerizing Iguassu Falls. This is a perfect place to stay in this area for this reason alone: proximity to the star of the show. Yet there are so many other reasons to love this 5-star property. The rooms feature a warm Portuguese-style aesthetic, including natural tones, dark wood furniture, and beautiful decorative tile, in addition to modern amenities like flat-screen TVs. Guests can enjoy a meal at one of two restaurants — one including views of the falls — take a dip in the swimming pool, play a game of tennis at the on-site courts, or simply relax with a cocktail at the bar and enjoy live music.
Park Tower Luxury Collection Hotel
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Settle into the ornate Park Tower
situated at the epicenter of downtown Buenos Aires, boasting convenient access to business, shopping, and theater districts, as well as a host of renowned fine dining restaurants. Book a massage at the hotel’s luxurious health club and spa, or enjoy other amenities including a hot tub, indoor and outdoor pools, and a tennis court. All Park Tower
rooms feature air-conditioning, a balcony or terrace, coffee-maker, minibar, TV with cable or satellite channels, refrigerator, safe, Wi-Fi, and daily housekeeping service.
Hotel Enjoy Vina del Mar
Vina Del Mar, Chile
Located near the beach, with stunning waterfront views, the Hotel Enjoy
features all the modern accoutrements in a boutique-like setting with only 60 rooms. Enjoy an outdoor pool, hot tub, casino, a health spa with massage services, and much more for your relaxation purposes. All rooms feature safes, TVs, high-speed Internet access and more. Most rooms offer floor-to-ceiling window views. You’ll be able to walk to the beach!
Mandarin Oriental Santiago
Santiago de Chile, Chile
Stay in true luxury at the brand-new Mandarin Oriental Hotel Santiago
. You’ll enjoy time in the most exclusive neighborhood in Chile’s capital, Las Condes, overlooking the stunning Andes Mountains, with a mix of impressive high-rises and green spaces. Delight in your proximity to the best shopping, with modern, clean interiors, an outdoor pool, and fine dining on-site. Rooms start at 560 square feet with high-speed Internet access, a contemporary bathroom with shower and bath, and a sitting area with comfortable armchairs.
The Wagner at the Battery
New York, U.S.A.
Experience true luxury at this award-winning Deluxe Lower Manhattan hotel, set right in Battery Park on New York Harbor and minutes to Wall Street, South Street Seaport, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The hotel’s 2West Restaurant offers American bistro fare and comfort food, and you may also avail yourself of the hotel’s 24-hour fitness facility and full spa services. Guest rooms have marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and plush robes; beds with 400-thread count Frette linens; HD flat-screen satellite TVs with premium movie channels; and in-room safes. All rooms have scenic views and some offer telescopes to take in the harbor and Statue of Liberty.