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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 approximately 600 to 900 square feet. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Luxury cottages on secluded turquoise bay
Featuring a selection of 14 suites, each guestroom of the hotel is located in an enchanting cottage, and all offer panoramic views of the harbor and distant islands from their private terrace with plunge pool.;The main building of the hotel has been completely renewed in 2008. Comprised of a reception lobby, Carl Gustaf Lounge and Restaurant Victoria's overlooking the harbor, as well as the Boutique Spa with two treatment rooms and Hydro Zone with Jacuzzi, essential oil shower and steam room. This part also features two brand new suites: the Junior Suite and the four-bedroom penthouse Royal Suite, both built in a modern, design style and finely decorated.;Following annual closing during the summer 2012, the 12 One and Two-bedroom Suites will be renovated and refurbished as well. Still cozy but fresh, with pure and bright colors, they will all be equipped with the best of technology: flat screen TV with DVD player, iPod station, mini Hifi station and wireless internet connection. All comfort, 5 star services and intimacy to enjoy St Barths from the very heart of Gustavia, just a few steps from the beach, the restaurants, bars or boutiques in Gustavia.
Grand hotel with modern decor 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.
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 famous rock sp(TM)(R). 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!
Tranquil, adults-only Barbados boutique beach resort
The House is a beautiful, tranquil hideaway on the world-renowned west coast of Barbados. This chic, adults-only resort is the perfect home-away-from-home retreat for both relaxation and adventure. Upon arrival, all guests are greeted by our House Ambassadors, who offer them a refreshing drink and a complimentary jet-lag massage. Ambassadors will escort the guests to their junior or one-bedroom, newly refurbished suite, with custom-made wooden furniture, including new beds and French doors, and bathrooms with state-of-the-art shower jets and rain showers. This hotel not only offers gourmet fare at their famous Daphne's restaurant, but guests are also treated to complimentary Champagne breakfasts, afternoon tea and evening canapes. The House features a stunning two-level pool complex with access to complimentary water sports equipment at Tamarind, sister property located next door. To experience The House is to experience luxurious contemporary amenities in a world of relaxation.
Intimate hotel 100 yards 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 32-inch 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.
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 Calo. 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.
The Fontenay Hamburg - A homage to the Hanseatic city
With the debut of The Fontenay this December, an ultimate new luxury Urban Escape emerges in Germany’s largest waterfront city. Set on the shores of Lake Alster, in the heart of the city, The Fontenay provides a fascinating modern classic architecture and pure lakeside luxury while offering a contemporary and cosmopolitan way of life. The visionary sculpture-like architecture with 131 rooms and suites mirrors the fluid lines of the lake and surrounding parkland. The interior reveals two impressive open spaces: the landscaped patio and the 27m high atrium with a subtle light installation as its centerpiece. The hotel has one all-day dining restaurant showcasing regional Northern flavor complimented with a gourmet restaurant and a bar located on the top floor, where relaxed mixology and awe-inspiring vistas over the city blend equally well. The exclusive rooftop spa with a 20m indoor/outdoor pool and spectacular panoramic views unites all aspects of beauty, well-being, fitness and relaxation. Include the beautiful Hanseatic city in your next European get-away or as pre/post cruise stop.
Serene resort on Vieques Island with two beaches
The stylish and modern W Retreat and Spa Vieques Island, was designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, and features her custom furniture for B and B Italia, Moroso, Kettal, among others. Her design style takes a modern slant on the classic which is exemplified by the extraordinary Vieques bathtub shaped like an old-fashioned tub, simple and archaic, yet full of references to ancient art. Spacious guest rooms and suites start at 580 square feet and go up to 1500 square feet. The W's Pool Oasis rooms have private patios with the best of W-style contemporary sophistications, with views and easy access to WET(R), the W's poolside restaurant. W is the only resort on Vieques Island, named '2012 Best Island in the Caribbean' by Travel + Leisure.
Turks' Premier Luxury Boutique Resort
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.
Contemporary Oahu hotel near Ala Moana Center
The glamorous Modern Honolulu is a perfect private oasis in the cosmopolitan city of Honolulu. It's 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.
Freestanding Private Beachfront Villas
Grace Bay Club's new freestanding private beachfront villas, The Residences, offer all the comforts of a private home plus the five-star amenities of our ultra-luxury resort. The newest addition to the Grace Bay Resorts brand, these villas feature 5.5 baths and 5 bedrooms, the fifth in a detached cottage and comfortable, contemporary interiors by renowned designer Thom Filicia. The villas also feature state of the art in home technology designed to reduce the home's environmental footprint such as multi zone air conditioning, gray water recycling and more. These freestanding private beachfront villas offer a new way to enjoy all the exquisite amenities of Grace Bay Club, including personal concierge service, complimentary daily breakfast, complimentary non-motorized water sports equipment, complimentary Wi-Fi, twice daily housekeeping, and more.
A sleek boutique property unlike any other
Gansevoort Turks and Caicos marries Caribbean cool with urban chic in a way that only New York's hippest hotel mainstay can. Indulgence takes the front seat at our completely modern beachfront retreat where every room and suite boasts stunning ocean views and Grace Bay, often touted as one of the best beaches in the world that is quite literally in the backyard. Each of the 91 guestrooms, including 32 suites and 4 penthouses, exude a sensual island vibe with stark, sophisticated decor. A 7,000 square foot infinity pool welcomes guests who tire of the sand, an award-winning Exhale Spa offers services from the sunset yoga to reinvigorating massages and Stelle Restaurant and Zest Beach Bar & Grill dole out gourmet tropical dishes all day long.
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(R) 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 which is 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.
Height of chic luxury with dramatic sea views
Tucked on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the front and the green-covered Sierra Madre Mountains to the back, this glamorous next-generation-design hotel is a heavy dose of trendy-chic reserved only for guests over 18.
Hotel Mousai gives space design an artistic magnitude that can only be complemented with a 5-Diamond award-winning service.
73 ultra-modern suites decked out with mod-style furniture that gives off a modern-day opulence. Each suite features jaw-dropping views, an expansive balcony with Jacuzzi & hammock, and a personal iPad to control lighting, curtains, temperature and mood music, as well as to access guest services such as room service.
The chessboard-themed lobby with its massive floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the bay, the Hiroshi restaurant with its Japanese cuisine and impressive terrace, and the Spa Imagine featuring a water therapy circuit with splendid views, are some of the amenities not to be missed. But the piece de resistance is "the rooftop" - a sexy hideaway situated 700 ft. above the sea level featuring an infinity pool where drinks & bites are offered.
Safe-swimming beach, vast pool, Land's End view
Well known for being a midweek lounge hotel and 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.
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 Cafe, which is part French kitchen and part tea room. This incredible hotel provides an exclusive window in to both culture and contemporary style.
Upscale resort on Mokapu Beach
Andaz Maui at Wailea is an experience unlike any other, changing the way we think about a resort and redefining luxury with a non-traditional approach. Situated on Maui's premier southwestern coastline in Wailea on Mokapu Beach, Andaz Maui at Wailea is designed for the discerning island traveler looking for tailor made experiences. To stand out from the crowd, the resort creates an insider environment where guests feel they are a part of the community, not just a visitor. The resort provides those experiences with local musicians and artists to set the mood, luxurious guest rooms and residential villas capturing the spirit and feel of today's Hawaii, partnerships with fisherman and farmers to help create our menus at world-class dining in Ka'ana Kitchen and Morimoto Maui, herbalists and foresters to create individualized spa treatments at Awili Spa & Salon, and much more. By offering one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, Andaz will connect you to Hawaii in a new and unique way.
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.
Luxury family beach resort with astounding views
In southern shores of Puerto Vallarta, only 10 minutes from downtown, flanked by withe-sand beach and the green lush Mountains, Garza Blanca offers a luxury experience in a natural scenario.
Surrounded by contemporary interior design with authentic Mexican touches this resort offers numerous places with dramatic views where you'll find yourself in total bliss. Infinity pools, the Imagine Spa with its water therapy circuit, beach bars, fantastic restaurants and an extravagant wine cellar are just a few of the many amenities.
Relaxation, romance and fun for everyone are guaranteed with the wide array of complimentary activities. From a city tour to kayaking, snorkeling, paddle board and hiking guided tours, as well as yoga classes and more.
This design resort hosts honeymoon suites and spacious 1 to 3 bedroom suites which are ideal for family gatherings & small groups. The natural surroundings are brought inside with leaf motifs, wooden sculpture, wicker patio furniture and strong earthy color schemes. Each suite was elegantly decorated for style and comfort, and all of them feature terraces with sea views.
Luxury open-air suites with private infinity pools
Stylish resort and spa overlooking Meads Bay
The Viceroy Anguilla is the perfect place for those looking for a stylish, refined and relaxed ambiance. The Viceroy is contemporary in design and architecture, with subtle Caribbean influences. This beachfront resort consists of luxurious villas, townhomes, and resort residences all included with amazing personalized service. One of the Viceroy's greatest highlights is the lively arts scene. They feature 15 galleries and studios showcasing artwork by international and local artists, including everything from watercolors and blown glass to photography and contemporary digital art. Beautiful artwork, namely sculptures, are tastefully displayed all over the Viceroy property. The Viceroy's furniture and style is artwork in itself, as the hotel incorporates its connection to art in the design of all of their spaces. Guests can also enjoy the fine cuisine of world renowned Chef Cliff Denny when dining in any of the gourmet restaurants. This resort also includes great night life with two beach clubs and two stunning infinity pools.
INSPIRING, INDIGENOUS, & UNSCRIPTED EXPERIENCE
Located in the North Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort Costa Rica stands quietly among the trees, overlooking the sapphire blue waters of Culebra Bay. With spectacular design, the first Latin American Andaz, was inspired by the organic forms and shapes of the native flora and fauna, using the shapes of cocoons and shells for the hotel^aEURTMs facilities, stimulating the senses of guests in new and refreshing ways.
Each of the 153 rooms balance modern design with touches of character that blend into the natural surroundings, with woven textiles, solid woods and carved artifacts highlighting the rich Costa Rican aesthetic. Guestrooms and suites offer a spacious balcony with breathtaking bay and forest views. Four of the 21 suites feature plunge pools, and the Presidential Suite offer a private, full-sized pool.
True to the Andaz brand, Andaz Pen'insula Papagayo will reflect Costa Rica's Pura Vida philosophy, creating locally-inspired experiences and engaging guests in the local culture in a comfortable, unique atmosphere for which Andaz is known.
Romantic, ultra-private sanctuary
Hotel Wailea extends across 15 ultra-private acres overlooking the sea, with 72 luxury one-bedroom suites—each reminiscent of a chic private beach house—with large, ocean-facing lanais. Suites are infused with authentic details like coral and limestone walls, bleached white oak floors, and sustainably-farmed Ohia wood from Hawaii’s Big Island. The addition of kitchenettes with Sub Zero appliances, wireless Internet, flat screen tvs, central air conditioning, and other amenities lend the contemporary convenience of home, in a relaxing island paradise.
The epitome of a romantic sanctuary, Hotel Wailea is designed for couples seeking relaxation away from the beachfront crowds, celebrating a special event with award-winning food and wine, or simply escaping to enjoy the beauty of Maui.
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.
Art-filled resort for active, upscale travelers
qualia is a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island and surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses. This world-class resort immerses you in a tranquil atmosphere, offering personalized and intuitive service. qualia's sun-drenched northern aspect provides the ideal location to appreciate the passing beauty of each day, with a choice of 60 individual pavilions, some incorporating private plunge pools. Or, experience the uncompromising luxury and privacy of the Beach House with its own guest pavilion. Inside qualia, guests can feel time unravel in any way they choose. Facilities include two serene pools, a library, private dining room, two bars and restaurants and a fitness center. And for a truly memorable experience guests can enjoy use of Spa qualia, which offers an extensive range of luxurious local and international treatments. No sensory experience would be complete without the opportunity to sample the fresh and innovative food. qualia's two exclusive restaurants, Pebble Beach and the Long Pavilion, provide the ideal stage upon which the Executive Chef delivers exceptional culinary talents. With a direct flight taking only 2-3 hours from international gateway cities on Australia's east coast, qualia truly is a world-class destination without the journey.
Grand palace hotel on the French Riviera
The Grand Hotel 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-Hotel'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 Veranda 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 Hotel 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.
Stylish, all-suite luxury resort on Paradise Island
This chic, all-suite resort is set within a waterscape of tropical gardens, cascading waterfalls and freshwater pools. A place where scene meets scenery and urban chic meets white-sand nature. Inspired by the beauty of its surroundings, The Cove Atlantis thrives on the rhythm of the day. While its exclusive adults-only ultra-pool and beach club create a seamless day to night scene, its spectacular ocean views and balmy open-air architecture embrace nature's most compelling elements, creating a seductive and indulgent experience. During the day guests can swim with dolphins, relax on the beach, or chill-out at the pool. And at night they can get lucky at the world-class casino, dine at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, or dance the night way at the hottest nightclub in the Bahamas featuring top DJs from around the world.
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.
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!
Luxurious indoor-outdoor pavilions on a secluded beach