Caribbean : Puerto Rico : Vieques Island
W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Serene resort on Vieques Island with two beaches
The stylish and modern W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island, was designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, and features her custom furniture for B&B Italia, Moroso, Kettal, among others. Her design style takes a modern slant on the classic which is exemplified by the extraordinary Vi shaped like an old-fashioned tub, simple and archaic, yet full of references to ancient art. Spacious guest rooms and suites start att and go up to . The W’s Pool Oasis rooms have private patios with the best of W-style contemporary sophistications, with views and easy access to WET®, the W’s poolside restaurant.
W is the only resort on Vieques Island, named “2012 Best Island in the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure.
Caribbean : Turks and Caicos
West Bay Club
Luxury boutique hotel at Grace Bay Beach
The West Bay Club is a stylish blend of modern chic and Caribbean charm. Quiet elegance and luxury enchant visitors as they enjoy contemporary architecture that draws its inspiration from the natural tropical setting of Turks and Caicos and from the rich history of the Caribbean. The unique building design maximizes ocean views and all the dramatic 46 suites are equipped with state-of-art appliances, dark-wood cabinetry and modern fixtures. The suites also feature designer furnishings, flat-screen LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, DVD players and Wi-Fi. All suites include private patios and balconies that overlook the dazzling Caribbean Sea.
The West Bay Club is situated only steps away from the famed white sandy beaches of Grace Bay. Guests can choose to relax by the lusciously landscaped pool, stroll through the stunning gardens, or sun by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
Caribbean : Puerto Rico : San Juan
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza
Beach resort and casino between ocean and lagoon
Visitors to Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza discover a swanky sophistication, where modern and chic meet the colorful and effervescent magic of the island of Puerto Rico. They experience flawless service and a high-tech atmosphere, combined to create a captivating and memorable escape. Puerto Rico is an island rich in colonial tradition, yet alive with cosmopolitan energy and sophistication.
Each of the tranquil guestrooms feature the latest in contemporary design with clean, crisp lines, dark contrasting wood and bright, bold color palettes. Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza is the only luxury hotel overlooking both the Atlantic Ocean and Condado Lagoon, and its exclusive accommodations offer stunning views. The unique location boasts cool ocean breezes, breathtaking sunsets and a shimmering beach. Guests enjoy elegant event venues, three refreshing pools, a 24-hour casino, and a vibrant nightlife.
Caribbean : Puerto Rico : San Juan
El San Juan Resort & Casino
Beach resort and casino between ocean and lagoon
El San Juan Resort and Casino, located in the posh Isla Verde district, is situated along one of the most beautiful beaches of Puerto Rico. The resort’s spacious accommodations offer a world of contemporary comfort and sophistication, with each guestroom and suite elegantly appointed with fresh island features. The sparkling pool is surrounded with relaxing cabanas draped with billowing white fabric, providing a comfortable poolside retreat. After a day in the sun, guests can play an exhilarating game of craps in the 13,000 sqft, state-of-the-art casino. Or, they can try one of the many other gambling options, from slots to blackjack. The opportunity to see and be seen in the redesigned Chico Bar is not one to be missed.
Puerto Rico is known for its thrilling and vibrant night life. Located near the resort are an abundance of popular, chic restaurants, high-end shopping, exciting nightclubs and local festivals and events. Experience the splendors of Puerto Rico against a backdrop of historic colonial architecture and cobblestone streets.
Caribbean : Dominican Republic
Hard Rock Punta Cana
Beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, world-class spa
Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana delivers everything one may expect from an exceptional hotel plus so much more. Offering thrilling gaming action in the biggest and best casino around with exhilarating nightlife; Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana is all about glamour. Offering tantalizing culinary options, state-of-the-art meeting facilities and rooms worth tweeting about, all infused with legendary rock and roll vibe. Now add a mind blowing all-inclusive experience offering unbelievable amenities and services to the mix. Welcome to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, it’s time to see the show!
Caribbean : St. Barthelemy
Family-friendly Punta Cana resort with 11 pools
This St. Barthelemy hotel is located just next to Anse des Cayes Beach. This hotel is perfect for those looking for an escape from the routine of everyday life. Hotel Manapany holds the most ocean-view accommodations in St. Barth’s with 42 rooms and suites that face the ocean, either set on a hill or directly on the beach.
Hotel Manapany’s ocean side restaurant PaCri serves exceptional and authentic Italian food. With ingredients imported fresh daily, and a staff hired directly from Italy, this dining experience is like none other. Guests can also enjoy fabulous drinks and cocktails at Hotel Manapany’s very own bar. When not wining and dining, guests can delight in the use of the gorgeous outdoor pool, well stocked fitness center, or even get a therapeutic treatment for both body and mind at Spa Payot.
Hotel Manapany even has their own photography studio called Artman Studio. This state of the art studio has expanded both their indoor and outdoor facilities and offers clients privacy, complete with a dressing room and make-up station. Document the vacation of a life time by taking advantage of the contemporary, innovative photography of Artman Studio.
Europe : Greece : Crete
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Elounda, Crete
Contemporary seaside resort with spa, fine dining
Situated on the famed coast of Elounda on the Island of Crete, Blue Palace Resort and Spa is the perfect beachfront resort for those looking to relax in luxury. The Blue Palace features elegant, contemporary bungalows, suites and four stunning private villas. Each guest room opens up to a private veranda with gorgeous views of the sea, and most even have their own private pool of varying sizes.
Guests can enjoy the serenity of the award-winning Elounda Spa, or spend some time on Blue Palace’s beach, which has won the internationally-acclaimed Blue Flag award multiple times for being sustainable and maintaining high standards of water quality. When not in the spa or on the beach, visitors can take advantage of the Resort’s private dining. With private dining, guests can be immersed in fantastic tastes and culture with a five-course gourmet meal created by a top-chef, all while in the romantic seclusion of their own villa or guestroom. If guests are looking to dine out, they can indulge in any of Blue Palace’s five a la carte restaurants which feature various cuisines such as Asian, traditional Greek, Italian, Steak House and International.
Europe : France : St. Jean Cap Ferrat
Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat
Grand palace hotel on the French Riviera
The Grand-Hôtel Du Cap-Ferrat is an exquisite palace located on the beautiful French Riviera. The winner of multiple awards including, “Best Palace in the World”, “Best Spa in Europe” and the French Ministry of Tourism’s distinguished “Palace” label, this hotel is one of the best in Europe and the world. Featuring elegantly furnished and contemporary rooms, suites, penthouse and a luxury villa, the Grand-Hôtel’s accommodations are truly luxurious.
When not marveling at the beautiful views of the sparkling Riviera from private balconies, guests can enjoy the cuisine of Michelin-starred Chef Didier Anies in either Restaurant Le Cap or the Véranda Restaurant. For a more casual Mediterranean feel, visitors can have lunch by the Olympic sized pool at Club Dauphin. Either way, it is a culinary experience to die for.
The Grand-Hôtel Du Cap-Ferrat’s breath-taking location, luxurious accommodations, delectable cuisine, award-winning spa and unimaginable service combines to create a sophisticated, and unique experience that guests will be raving about for a lifetime.
Europe : Italy : Tuscany : Florence
Lavish Fiesole hotel and spa overlooking Florence
Il Salviatino is a gorgeous, hand-restored 15th century villa that lies on the hillside of Fiesole, with impeccable views of both Florence and the rolling Tuscan landscape. Each guestroom is a carefully crafted combination of sumptuous comfort and the latest technologies to enhance one’s stay. Rooms are elegantly designed with local artisanship, but also include Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary wireless internet, sit down rain showers with white LEDs, and remote light controls for ambiance.
Guests can embark on the gastronomic journey of a lifetime with Michelin starred chef, Carmine Caló. With chefs that are obsessed with using only the finest local ingredients, visitors will find the cuisine both flavorful and beautifully presented. When not wining and dining, guests can enjoy use of both the wonderfully scented and relaxing spa, and the swimming pools which are open during the months of April to October. Il Salviatino offers superior service and luxury within a divine, serene setting that is located only 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Florence.
Europe : Germany : Berlin
Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome, Berlin
Grand hotel with modern décor in historic square
Rocco Forte’s Hotel De Rome was opened in the middle of the city of Berlin in October 2006. Converted from an existing building that was constructed by architect Ludwig Heim in 1889 to be used as the head office of Dresdner Bank until 1945, this hotel still holds the charm and historical value of this building. Modern day architect Tommaso Ziffer has respected the original architectural splendor of the building but given the Hotel de Rome a contemporary design twist. This hotel boasts an impressive ballroom with a double-heighted ceiling and glazed roof, as well as an indoor pool area that used to house the original bank vault.
Hotel De Rome is a unique blend of historic yet contemporary architectural design, exceptional dining, and luxurious rooms and suites, all only walking distance from the dynamic and vibrant heart of Berlin.
Europe : Greece : Athens
St. George Lycabettus
Modern hillside retreat in central Athens
St. George Lycabettus is a chic boutique hotel located in Kolonaki, the most exclusive quarter of Athens. Designed with sleek modern lines and a clean look, this hotel speaks contemporary. Home to the St. George Art Gallery, this hotel features both Greek and international contemporary art. This gallery strives to represent the most current of trends in the visual arts, as well as in fashion and through interactive artistic projects.
St. George also hosts a happening nightlife with their Frame Garden, which includes delicious food, eclectic lounge music and amazing cocktails. After spending a night at Frame Garden, guests can make their way up to breakfast on the top floor the next morning, and dine with incredible views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and downtown Athens.
This hotel includes state-of-the-art facilities, beautiful views, and a cultural experience all within a lap of luxury.
Fiji : North Islands
Qamea Resort & Spa
Secluded island retreat with spa, private beach
Qamea Resort and Spa is an incomparable resort located on Fiji’s Northern Islands. Here, guests can have an authentic and cultural Fijian experience without sacrificing comfort and luxury. This adults-only hideaway is the only resort on Qamea Island and comprises of 17 oceanfront private villas, bures and houses. Each private sanctuary has its own discreet outdoor shower,(indoor shower in Ocean View Bure only) with covered patios and amazing ocean views.
This hotel has its own on-site dive center that offers both lessons and excursions. For guests that don’t feel like a diving into an underwater adventure, there is complimentary non-motorized water sports equipment available at the beach. The lagoon directly in front of the resort has been noted as one of the finest to snorkel, in the world. There is also the Qamea pool which is set amid the lush tropical forest.
Guests can unwind with use of the Jungle Spa, which also offers treatments in the privacy of your Bure or Villa. Relax, rejuvenate and revitalize in this tropical, jungle paradise.
Hawaii : Oahu : Ko'olina
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Family-friendly resort with beach, pools, and spa
Those who think Disney only makes vacation dreams come true for families, should prepare to be pleasantly—very pleasantly—surprised. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa offers adults a dream destination with decidedly grown-up fun—including an amazing, full-service spa where individuals and couples can pamper themselves with a variety of spa treatments, like a re-energizing massage, rejuvenating skin treatment or invigorating session in the spa’s outdoor hydrotherapy garden. Further relaxation can be found at one of the Resort’s spectacular pools (the greatest in all of Hawai‘i) and ocean-facing whirlpool spas. Or, guests can simply stroll down to Aulani’s secluded cove for a day at the beach.
Visitors can explore the Menehune Adventure Trail, a high-tech scavenger hunt for families where the mischievous "little people" of Hawai‘i lead adventurers on an interactive journey around the Resort. Nearby, guests can find the perfect place for a game of tennis or a round of golf. And for those feeling adventurous, exploring with an Adventures by Disney® guided excursion or trying a new activity, like surfing lessons or horseback riding can be a very memorable experience. Of course, there’s always wonderful Waikiki—close enough to enjoy, but far away enough to avoid all the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Later, guests can enjoy an evening out highlighted by a range of dining options—from drinks and appetizers at one of the Resort’s beachfront lounges to gourmet fare at one of its spectacular restaurants. No matter the choice, guests will discover that deliciously fresh food, rich in local flavors, is always the specialty of the house. And what goes better with a fine meal than spectacular entertainment? At Aulani, the entertainment is as diverse as the dining, and like the cuisine, celebrates the fascinating culture and traditions of Hawai‘i.
Hawaii : Oahu : Waikiki
The MODERN Honolulu
Contemporary Oahu hotel near Ala Moana Center
The glamorous Modern Honolulu is a perfect private oasis in the cosmopolitan city of Honolulu. Its style and sophistication are unmatched, as this resort is not only clean and modern, but also hip and fun. Guests of all kinds, from young, adventure-seeking vacationers to savvy corporate travelers, mingle in this tropical paradise.
Upon arrival, guests are offered a refreshing towel and signature drink, and those who wish to connect instantly are provided an iPad to use the complimentary wireless internet. After getting settled in, they might realize that the bookshelf they noticed by the concierge has rotated to reveal a hidden, swanky lounge scene. This hotel also has two beautiful pools with unique bars that both serve their own signature cocktails and fare from Morimoto’s kitchen. While the Sunrise Pool is great for families, the Sunset Pool provides an adult’s only escape overlooking the ocean. With polished interiors and white-washed walls combined with dark oak floors, the Modern is an idyllic, laid-back luxury resort where guests can experience the vacation of a lifetime.
Hawaii : Oahu : Waikiki
Waikiki Parc Hotel
Intimate hotel from Waikiki Beach
Located in the heart of an exotic and vibrant beachfront city, the Waikiki Parc Hotel is both ultra-chic and contemporary. Infused with modern style and unpretentious class, the urban interiors are both refined and compelling. Guests can explore their inner calm in a room that combines rich ebony woods and bold works of art with innovative, yet aesthetic technology. The Waikiki Parc offers complimentary high speed WiFi, and movies on-demand on flat panel LCD TVs in all rooms. Rooms feature beautiful views of the Pacific blue horizon, or Honolulu city lights, which can be enjoyed while listening to music on a high-tech, MP3 capable Sony music system.
Guests trying to catch some sun can sit by the Parc Blue Pool on plush lounge chairs, or enjoy seasonal “dive-in” theater entertainment as they take a swim. Those who are trying to recover from last night’s luau can feel free to use the Parc’s co-ed fitness room, stocked with a full range of the latest equipment.
Here at the Waikiki Parc, one can find everything they might need, all wrapped in a chic, luxurious experience.
Mexico : Acapulco
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques
Prestigious cliffside hotel with luxury villas
The Banyan Tree Cabo Marques is a unique all-pool resort. Here, guests can enjoy a private swim in their own private outdoor, heated infinity pool in any one of 45 luxury villas. If they don’t care for a swim, they can relax on their own timber sundeck surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. Villas range in size from 187m2 to 269m2.
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques resort is perched at the edge of a dramatic cliff overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean. Visitors can enjoy the amazing views while dining in any of the four gourmet restaurants, including “Saffron”, the resort’s signature Thai restaurant. In-villa dining and private dining in the wine cellar is also available. After dinner, guests can retire to their villas to take advantage of the complimentary wireless internet, plasma-screen television, or, slip into the expansive tub for a relaxing bath with a view of the stars sparkling over the water.
The resort’s design showcases an eclectic fusion of traditional Mexican artwork with subtle Asian elements. Featuring warm tones with pops of vibrant color, the color palette of the interiors gives a feel of ease and luxury. Guests can find their way to the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, which offers authentic Asian-inspired spa treatments by highly skilled therapists. All therapists undergo at least 300 hours of rigorous theoretical and practical training at Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Asia, and are there to assist with whatever one may need.
Mexico : Los Cabos : Cabo San Lucas
Safe-swimming beach, vast pool, Land's End view
Well known for being a midweek lounge hotel & a hip, sexy cosmopolitan weekend party hotel, ME Cabo holds a cool hypnotic groove. Located on the finest stretch of beach, ME Cabo is one of the premier resorts in Cabo San Lucas. ME Cabo steps down to the sea, its 151 rooms and suites arranged in a terraced embrace of free-form pools and gardens, Bali beds and sunshine.
Unlike many resorts in Cabo San Lucas, ME Cabo takes full advantage of its idyllic orientation on the beautiful Playa el Medano. The two-level lagoon pool goes down toward one of Cabo’s most famous beaches. Lounge the day away on a poolside Bali bed with a postcard view across the bay to the famous Land's End rock formation and Lovers' Beach. This hotel is only steps away from the Marina, bars, restaurants and shopping centers, ME Cabo enjoys an ideal location.
Protected by headlands, the graceful sweep of Playa el Medano is lapped by a gentle surf, making it ideal for swimming. This Cabo San Lucas resort sits at the center of the strand, commanding the finest views in town. Nikki Beach is your host on the sand, with cool drinks from the bar, grilled specialties at The Deck, and music timed to the tides.
For an exclusive Adults Only experience, step up to “ME+”, a collection of sixty-two premium accommodations including suites with private Jacuzzis. Guests of ME+ enjoy a number of VIP amenities and services sure to exceed expectations. From access to the Living Room to the personalized attention of the ME+ Hosts, guests will feel like ME Cabo was designed just for them.
Mexico : Cancun : Hotel Zone
Contemporary Cancun hotel offering ocean views
ME Cancun, voted Mexico’s trendiest, luxury hotel by Trip Advisor, is a contemporary adult-oriented luxury resort concept. It is a South Beach experience in the Mexican Caribbean. This hotel features original art, world music, signature scents, revelatory cuisine and a beguiling aura that keeps ME Cancun humming all day and grooving into the night. We don’t like to call it just all-inclusive, because a more accurate description is, “a complete experience beyond mere accommodation”. Accommodations can only be booked as a “Complete ME” package, which is designed as a personalized experience where guests can feel spoiled and pampered. According to The New York Times this hotel offers everything “beyond the basics”.
Based on the Yin and Yang philosophy, ME Cancun aims to balance opposites in both design and culture to cater to every style and experience. Day and night, The Beach Club @ ME, Rose Bar and the restaurants of ME Cancun set the pace for a vibrant scene of high social interaction between locals and visitors alike. Breaking the all-inclusive mold, ME Cancun welcomes the local jet-set to mix and mingle on a pay-to-play basis. Meanwhile, Complete ME gives every registered guest all-inclusive, all-access privileges to regular events and venues.
Mexico : Cancun : Hotel Zone
Hard Rock Cancun
Beachfront resort featuring nonstop activities
To live like a rock star means never being far away from the action. Lucky for its guests, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Cancun puts its visitors right in the middle of it. Located in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone, the hotel pays homage to a lifestyle of extravagance– as a 12-story marvel that sparkles against the brilliance of the white sand beach and the Caribbean Sea, it is a sight not to be missed. All this combined with unsurpassed service within an exclusive waterfront experience, makes this resort second to none. Outside, the hotel is just a short stroll from Cancun's main shopping and entertainment attractions…perfect for rock and roll royalty that are used to having everything at their fingertips.
This all-inclusive hotel features 601 stylishly chic guestrooms in various categories personalized to what each guest may be looking for. Each room is ready to be enjoyed with panoramic views of the ocean or lagoon and private balconies to enjoy the cool tropical breeze. The Hotel’s renewed facilities and amenities also boast six acclaimed international restaurants, five bars and lounges, a spa with outdoor palapa-style massage areas and an expansive poolscape. Guests shouldn’t miss the authentic memorabilia from international music artists, and meeting facilities to the tune of a 16,408 sq. ft. convention center.
Mexico : Riviera Nayarit : Nuevo Vallarta
Hard Rock Vallarta
Waterfront retreat with local flavor in Nuevo Vallarta
Here at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, guests can live a life of excess. They can indulge in all their rock star fantasies all while enjoying a luxury experience. Located on the beautiful beaches of Bahiade Banderas, near Puerto Vallarta, in the heart of Riviera Nayarit, Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta takes everything to extremes. Incredible views of the pacific coast, modern amenities and attentive service all infused with the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. This all-inclusive hotel features 348 stylishly chic guest rooms, four decadent restaurants, four bars, cozy cool lounge areas, the world famous rock spa™®. Two refreshing swimming pools and 6,300 sq. ft. of meeting facilities are just a few of the pampering amenities that Hard Rock Vallarta has to offer. These extravagant excesses continue outside the memorabilia-filled walls of the hotel as well, optional water sports including snorkeling and scuba diving, day cruises, deep-sea fishing and sailing. These fantasies and more are available for your leisure daily. It’s time to experience the magic with Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta!
New Zealand : North Island : Wellington
Peaceful country estate overlooking Palliser Bay
Recapturing the gracious lifestyle of a bygone era, Wharekauhau Country Estate is a luxury lodge with award-winning contemporary style situated on a working farm on the South East coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Framed by the Rimutaka Ranges to the West and Palliser Bay to the East, the Lodge is surrounded by ancient, native forest, spectacular beaches, bountiful rivers and tranquil lakes facilitating a veritable smorgasbord of outdoor activities. Each of the elegantly furnished, charming cottages which are dotted throughout the extensive grounds, enjoy magnificent ocean views and offer complete privacy and seclusion.
Guests must visit the well-known Cape Palliser lighthouse and Brown Fur Seal Colony. Or, for those who wish for a little more indulgence, taking a trip to Martinborough’s sensational Pinot Noir vineyards will never be a regret. There is also the Wharekauhau Farm Tour, or if visitors choose, they can try local fish and chips at Jet Boat Lake Ferry Pub. From chocolate tasting to antique treasure hunting in Greystown, visitors to this beautiful hotel will not be without fun activities all located within a lap of luxury.
New Zealand : South Island : Queenstown
Contemporary rooms with city-center convenience
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is an elegant and luxurious hotel where guests can feel elevated to a new level of sophistication. Architecturally inspired by the charm of Paris with a mix of local avant-garde design, this hotel is centrally located and offers a new way to experience New Zealand. Sofitel’s combination of classic French chic design with contemporary style is both tasteful and appealing.
Guests won’t want to miss out on LeSpa, a relaxing spa offering a range of celebrated Maori rituals to European massage and beauty treatments. There is also the newly added Left Bank Café, which is part French kitchen and part tea room. This incredible hotel provides an exclusive window in to both culture and contemporary style.