The World’s 100 Greatest Hotels

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A private Fijian island, Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and the whirling streets of Marrakech, Morocco.

These are the places the most intrepid travelers find. But it’s not always the faraway location that makes traveling worthwhile — it’s the unforgettable and life-changing places you stay while you’re there. Accommodations can make all the difference in the ultimate getaway, and choosing the perfect hotel, resort, lodge or inn can greatly change what you take away from each journey.

This is why our Flight Network team of travel experts and judges searched the far reaches of the world, from Tofino, British Columbia, to Botswana’s Okavango Delta for the properties that stand above the rest as the World’s 100 Greatest Hotels. Our goal was to help our customers navigate the ever-changing hotel industry and discover the properties that are truly the best of the best in 2017. In addition to uncovering the world’s greatest hotels, we divided them into categories — Luxury Hotels, Boutique Hotels, Luxury Resorts, Luxury Lodges and Inns, to accommodate the varying personal preferences of every traveler.

Among the 100 hotels meticulously chosen are a Kenyan lodge sitting 300 metres above the Maasai Mara National Reserve (Angama Mara), a Moroccan oasis with personal riads (Royal Mansour Marrakech) and over-water villas on a private coral island (Gili Lankanfushi). But some of the world’s most impressive hotels are located directly under our noses too. Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Inn offers unprecedented hospitality with life-altering, floor-to-ceiling views of the North Atlantic from every suite, while The Knickerbocker reigns as New York City’s premier luxury lifestyle hotel. While some once-in-a-lifetime experiences require a trip to the Maldives or Dubai, others can be found in North Hatley, Quebec (Manoir Hovey) and Newport, Rhode Island (The Chanler at Cliff Walk).

Our team of travel industry experts, luxury travel specialists, travel writers, marketers, and even Flight Network executives, spent months analyzing more than 1,000 of the world’s greatest hotels. We ranked accommodations based on their individual and original styles, unique environments, personalized services, reflections of local culture, and most importantly, priceless first-hand travel experiences at each property. From prominent hotel chains and exclusive resorts to family-owned inns and ultra-luxurious wilderness lodges, this is the most comprehensive list of the world’s best hotels you’ll find. The Flight Network team invites you to be our guest, and discover what sets these 100 hotels apart from hundreds of thousands of others.

Luxury Hotels

1.The Gritti Palace, Venice – A Luxury Collection Hotel
2.La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa
3.The Alpina Gstaad
4.Villa Feltrinelli
5.Maison Souquet
6.The Peninsula Hong Kong
7.The Oberoi, Dubai
8.The Puli Hotel and Spa
9.Royal Mansour Marrakech
10.Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
11.The Singular Patagonia
12.Viceroy Bali
13.The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
14.The Knickerbocker, New York
15.Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites
16.Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa
17.The Goring
18.Villa René Lalique
19.Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City
20.The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud
21.Aria Hotel Budapest
22.Hotel Regina Paris
23.La Bastide de Gordes
24.Beau-Rivage Palace
25.Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel
26.d’Angleterre
27.Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.
28.Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
29.The Taj Mahal Palace
30.Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage
31.Golden Well Hotel
32.Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
33.Primland
34.The Langham, Hong Kong
35.Ruffles Dubai
36.The Upper House
37.Thompson Seattle
38.The Surrey
39.The Serras
40.Dar Rhizlane
41.Rosewood Abu Dhabi
42.The St. Regis Istanbul
43.The Inn & Club at Harbour Town
44.The Parisian Macao

Boutique Hotels

1.Les Bains Paris
2.Secret Bay
3.Cotton House Hotel
4.Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
5.Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel
6.Aenaon Villas
7.Hotel Éclat Beijing
8.Farmhouse Inn
9.Tongabezi Lodge
10.Winvian Farm
11.La Casa Que Canta
12.Inkaterra La Casona
13.XVA Art Hotel
14.Drake Bay Getaway Resort
15.Quirk Hotel
16.The Little Nell
17.Casa Gangotena
18.Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion
19.Riad Kniza
20.Gran Hotel Son Net
21.Hotel Gotham

Luxury Resorts

1.Alila Villas Uluwatu
2.Laucala Island, Fiji
3.Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
4.Nihiwatu
5.Jade Mountain
6.Makanyi Private Game Lodge
7.Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
8.Belle Mont Farm
9.El Nido Resorts’ Pangulasian Island
10.Ocean House
11.Kamalame Cay
12.Phum Baitang
13.Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa
14.Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa
15.Rixos Bab Al Bahr
16.Manoir Hovey
17.Wynn Las Vegas
18.Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
19.Whiteface Lodge
20.The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
21.Chiva-Som International Health Resort
22.The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
23.Cavallo Point Lodge
24.Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Luxury Lodges

1.Angama Mara
2.Mashpi Lodge
3.andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
4.Mombo & Little Mombo
5.Woodbury Tented Camp

Inns

1.Fogo Island Inn
2. The Chanler at Cliff Walk
3.Wickaninnish Inn
4. Brewery Gulch Inn
5. The Inn at Little Washington

Luxury Hotels

1. The Gritti Palace, Venice – A Luxury Collection Hotel

Venice, Italy

Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $671 CAD

Overview

A refined version of its iconic self, The Gritti Palace is a true emblem of Venice. From the artistic design of its signature suites and legendary Grand Canal terraces, to its elegant social areas, exemplary Epicurean School, intimate Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo SPA, and stylish Riva yacht, The Gritti Palace is where history and culture meet with renewed Venetian style.

Location

A short amble from Piazza San Marco, The Gritti Palace sits on the most beautiful part of Venice’s Grand Canal, facing the baroque basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, with views that span from the island of San Giorgio Maggiore across to Punta della Dogana and along to The Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Antiquarian shops, art galleries, fashion, dining and the city’s famous landmarks and attractions are mere steps away.

Insider Secret

A 15th century noble palazzo, true emblem of Venice, and luxury hotel since 1895, The Gritti Palace is a locus of exceptional art and elegance, and a Venetian home to multiple generations of elite global influencers who continue to gather here today to explore, taste, and celebrate.

2. La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa

Paris, France

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $1,524 CAD

Overview

La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa offers the ambiance of a private club within a private mansion of the 19th century. When you enter the Louis XV room or the Library of Duc de Morny, you’ll feel as though you’re inside a chic, wealthy Parisian’s home. The spa is open 24 hours, and the Le Gabriel restaurant, which has been awarded two Michelin stars, will help you discover the true art of luxurious French living.

Location

Just a small side path from Champs Elysées and a door step to Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, Avenue Gabriel is a very calm and exclusive avenue.

Insider Secret

This hotel was once the private residence of the step brother of Napoleon III, Duc de Morny.

3. The Alpina Gstaad

Gstaad, Bern, Switzerland

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $1,106 CAD

Overview

The Alpina Gstaad five-star superior hotel has single-handedly redefined luxury and Alpine chic, combining regional craftsmanship with a contemporary modern lifestyle of todays discerning clientele.  The hotel has three restaurants, a bar and lounge, wine-tasting room, private cinema, cigar lounge, a ballroom, several boardrooms and a 2’000 m2 Six Senses Spa & Gym. The 56 spacious rooms and suites – all with balconies – range from 333 square feet to 4,305 square feet.

Location

The Alpina Gstaad is set on five acres in Oberbort, the exclusive hilltop area of the village, which is in Saanenland in the heart of the Bernese Alps. The region is easily accessible by train or by car from Bern and Zurich to the north and Geneva to the west. All three cities have an international airport.

Insider Secret

The Alpina Gstaad is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Swiss architecture incorporating local materials and authentic Alpine style. At The Alpina Gstaad, each of the 56 rooms and suites uniquely embody Swiss authenticity and sophistication. The expertise of artisans from the region has created inspiring spaces, where original and contemporary local materials are subtly united with genuine period woodwork.

4. Villa Feltrinelli

Gargnano, Brescia, Italy

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price:$1,599

Overview

Villa Feltrinelli is a historical villa and luxurious hideaway located along the shores of Lake Garda. Sought out by the discerning traveler searching for beauty and tranquility, the Villa offers 20 distinctive suites in design and style. Guests tastes and desires are addressed on an individual basis.

Location

Villa Feltrinelli is located along the western shores of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, in the small town of Gargnano, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

Insider Secret

The Villa Feltrinelli is a historic villa built in 1892 in Liberty style. The Villa offers 20 guestrooms & suites, 12 located in the main villa and the other eight rooms in guest cottages located in the park. All rooms are individually designed & decorated with original antique furniture or custom-made furnishing. Some rooms feature frescoed ceilings.

5. Maison Souquet

Paris, France

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $490 CAD

Overview

Only those in the know will experience the luxury of the Maison Souquet, hidden behind an understated façade signaled by two red lanterns. The bawdy, wanton legend of the City of Light was forged in the area around Montmartre, a legend of which the Maison Souquet now forms part.

In a building that served as a pleasure house during the Belle Époque, one of the most lavish and licentious pages in the history of Paris has been brought to life. Jacques Garcia has applied his talent to recreating the mystery, elegance, exoticism, sensuality, and ostentatious luxury of these establishments with their own architectural mores.

Carried away from the city on the whimsy of the decor, the mind is free to pursue pleasure amid a fantasy setting conjured through artwork, sofas, causeuses, and divans. Perfectly at home, guests see their room open out onto a plush setting where life revolves around the ritual of tea-time, play, and rendezvous before and after dinner. A temple to hedonism, the Maison Souquet is home to 20 rooms, including six suites with unique interiors.

Location

The Maison Souquet is the only 5-star hotel located in Montmartre, the most authentic part of Paris.

Insider Secret

Each of the 20 rooms are entirely different and decorated with rare fabrics and authentic art pieces.

6. The Peninsula Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $701 CAD 

Overview

Classic, contemporary chic arrives at The Peninsula Hong Kong, as this legend of the East redefines luxury once more with the launch of its newly renovated guestrooms and leading-edge, guest-focused technology. Facilities include a swimming pool, a spa, eight award-winning restaurants and bars, banqueting facilities and a Shopping Arcade. A fleet of fourteen Rolls-Royces, two MINIs and a helicopter offer luxurious transfers.

Location

The Peninsula Hong Kong can be found on the harbour, in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, within walking distance of Hong Kong’s main tourist and entertainment attractions. The Star Ferry and the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) are a five minute walk from the hotel, providing quick and easy transfers across Victoria Harbour to the Central business district.

Insider Secret

Opened in 1928, The Peninsula Hong Kong has established a reputation as the original standard bearer of luxury and refined service, featuring the most advanced, leading-edge facilities, the hotel continues to cater to business and leisure travellers alike.

7. The Oberoi, Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $457 CAD

Overview

The Oberoi, Dubai is a contemporary luxury hotel that embodies height, light and space and overlooks the iconic Burj Khalifa. The hotel is located within minutes from Dubai Mall and Dubai International Financial Centre.

The Oberoi, Dubai comprises of 252 spacious, luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms and suites convey a warm and welcoming ambience. Timber floors, rich fabrics, hand-tufted rugs and specially commissioned artwork further accentuate the elegance of the room.

One of the largest deluxe rooms in the city (52 sq. meters). Floor to ceiling windows streaming natural light with spectacular views of the city.

For the convenience of our guest, The Oberoi, Dubai offers Complimentary Internet facility in Guest rooms and all meeting rooms at The Oberoi, Dubai and Daily 5 times shuttle service to Dubai Mall.

Location

The Oberoi, Dubai is located at the heart of the Downtown Dubai, overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa. It is also 5 minutes walking distance from the metro station (Business Bay), 6 kilometres from the World Trade Center, 4 kilometres from the Dubai Mall and 21 kilometres from Dubai International Airport.

Insider Secret

Even The Oberoi’s most affordable rooms offer breathtaking views of the iconic Dubai skyline. Luxury Suites overlook the Burj Khalifa.

8. The Puli Hotel and Spa

Shanghai, China

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $784

Overview

The PuLi Hotel and Spa is Shanghai’s first luxury urban resort. Firmly incorporated into the hotel’s dedication to delivering handcrafted luxury service, guest experiences marks a departure from the expected generic style of luxury usually associated with conventional collections of foremost hotels.

Location

The PuLi Hotel and Spa is conveniently located between the famous NanJing West Road and YanAn Road, right at the very heart of Shanghai’s business, shopping, sightseeing and entertainment district. It has a prime location in the Jing’An district and is directly linked to the Subway Lines 2 and 7 at the Jin’An Temple station. The views take in the greenery of Jing’An Park and the hotel is connected by a skybridge to the multi-use development ‘Park Place’, which offers premium office spaces, luxury retail and dining complex.

Insider Secret

Each room at the PuLi Hotel and Spa comes with 24-hours guanjia (butler) service and a long list of additional luxuries.

9. Royal Mansour Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $1,793 CAD

 Overview

Royal Mansour Marrakech was born out of a vision to create a spectacular masterpiece exceeding the demands of today’s discerning traveller, while reflecting the true essence of Moroccan tradition.

Location

Located in the city center, Royal Mansour Marrakech is just five minutes walking distance from Jemaa El Fna square, the city’s main attraction.

Insider Secret

The meticulous design of the Royal Mansour Marrakech marries the classical shapes of the traditional medina with its structures, courtyards, gardens, 53 riads and sinus alleys. Each riad is uniquely decorated and lavishly appointed in regard of Moroccan authenticity.

10. Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

Monaco

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $473 CAD

Overview

Located in the Golden Square of the Principality of Monaco, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo features four Joël Robuchon restaurants (including his first Japanese venue), the ODYSSEY outdoor pool haven designed by Karl Lagerfeld, and signature “Just For You” programming showcasing the best of Monaco – from F1 racing along the Grand Prix track to backstage access at Ballet de Monte-Carlo. In March, Hotel Metropole opens the third Givenchy spa in the world – Spa Metropole by Givenchy offers a special selection of treatments specifically curated for the hotel. Newly launched programming includes the Golden Eye Experience – reserved exclusively for guests staying in the hotel’s Suite Carré d’Or penthouse (featuring 180-degree views of Monte-Carlo and Mediterranean Sea from the outdoor terrace), guests experience Monaco the James Bond way, from a private tour of the Monte Carlo Casino to an Aston Martin drive through the French Riviera.

Location

Located in the heart of the Principality, Hotel Metropole is ideally situated in the Carré d’Or. Within walking distance of the iconic Casino, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.

Insider Secret

The outdoor Odyssey is a concept created by Karl Lagerfeld – centered on an al fresco-style glass installation portraying the journey of Ulysses with a heated salt-water pool, private cabanas and terrace gardens. At night, Odyssey opens to the public and as compared with other spots in Monaco, offers a lounge atmosphere with lively music and cocktails. It’s the go-to destinations in Monaco to ‘see and be seen.’

11. The Singular Patagonia

Puerto Bories, Puerto Natales, Chile

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $1,039 CAD

Overview

The Singular Patagonia hotel is located in the converted “Frigorifico Puerto Bories,” a post-Victorian cold-storage plant built in 1915. The owners — whose ancestors were among the pioneers who worked at the plant – wanted to return this building to its former glory, but with a twist: transforming it into the finest and most unique luxury hotel in Patagonia.

Location

The Singular Patagonia is located on a 100-year-old former refrigeration plant. History, nature and culture combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for every guest.

Insider Secret

The hotel’s team of guides will escort visitors to the most amazing locations in Patagonia. They specialize in exclusive excursions within fjords, mountains, glaciers, Patagonian forests, private lands, Torres del Paine National Park,
Puerto Natales and sites off the beaten track.

12. Viceroy Bali

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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $889 CAD

Overview

Crowning a secluded ridge above Bali’s Valley of the Kings, Viceroy Bali is a luxurious 25-villa retreat for those seeking the exclusive, the exotic, and the elegant in all things. With mesmerizing views of the serene valley below, and once a favored retreat of royals, the resort offers five categories of expansive yet intimate villas, each with its own heated pool; attentive discreet service; bespoke facilities, including an award winning restaurant, spa, cardio and resistant training gym, onsite helipad and convenient access to the many wonders of the region. Above all Viceroy Bali provides the sophisticated traveler with the rarest of rewards while providing the ultimate in sensual privacy savored in an authentic Balinese setting

Location

The Viceroy Bali is set on a ridge above Bali’s Valley of the Kings, at Banjar Nagi in Ubud, about 5-7 minutes from the center of Ubud. In other words, the location couldn’t be better.

Insider Secret

The architecture of Viceroy Bali incorporates the finest aesthetic traditions of Bali and the resort’s stunning natural surroundings while providing a contemporary, luxurious, and comfortable setting for its guests. Alangs-alangs (thatched roofs), romantic balés (Balinese gazebos or daybeds), an infinity pool and swim-up bar, and open air construction create beautiful and soothing environments for relaxing, dining, lounging, and practicing the art of yoga.

13. The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $783 CAD

Overview

The Cape hotel features 161 guestrooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the destination’s famed icon, The Arch—a stunning natural phenomenon of granite carved into an arch by centuries of wind and sea exposure. Guests will enjoy two pools, including an infinity pool with swim-up bar and another built within a natural rock formation found on property; a six-story-high rooftop lounge and beer garden with unmatched views of the city and sea—the only rooftop bar in Cabo San Lucas; an intimate spa and fitness center with a private outdoor cabana for treatments with an ocean view; and a diverse array of chef-driven food and beverage destinations.

The Cape also brings a compelling lifestyle element unique to Cabo – while it’s a short distance from the famous Cabo San Lucas nightlife scene, guests can enjoy a more intimate, sophisticated take on entertainment without ever leaving the hotel. The Cape features a rooftop lounge, bar and beer garden with a resident DJ spinning on the weekends.

Location

The Cape is located directly on Monuments Beach, an intimate stretch of sand celebrated the world around for its famous left hand surf break. Every room on property offers stunning, unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and famous El Arco monument.

Insider Secret

The hotel team boasts an extraordinary lineup of talent, including lauded architect Javier Sanchez of JSa Arquitectura and culinary powerhouse Chef Enrique Olvera, whose award-winning restaurants have topped San Pellegrino’s “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list and received rave reviews from critics spanning the globe.

14. The Knickerbocker, New York

New York, United States

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $361 CAD and up

Overview

As New York City’s premier luxury lifestyle hotel, The Knickerbocker is designed to be an extension of life at home, with unparalleled standards of service and style. Sharing a passion for experiences both rare and iconic, Knickerbocker Curators elevate your stay into the realms of privileged luxury, as the influential expertise of each touches everything from fashion to fitness, shopping to sightseeing, entertaining to eating. The dazzling culinary experience at The Knickerbocker is led by Master Chef Charlie Palmer. Guided by a passion for market-driven ingredients and vibrant, unexpected flavors, Palmer adds unique twists to his critically acclaimed American cooking to create unrivaled dining options at this luxury hotel in New York City.

Location

Commanding an enviable address in the heart of Manhattan, edging the glow of Times Square and the calm of Bryant Park, The Knickerbocker is a legendary New York landmark reborn as the first luxury hotel in Times Square. The property is in the heart of Manhattan, sitting mere blocks from some of the world’s most revered cultural diversions – Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, MoMa, and Fifth Avenue and Central Park.

Insider Secret

The Knickerbocker Hotel is a haven of refined elegance; a legendary monument created by John Jacob Astor IV in 1906, now re-imagined into a sophisticated urban sanctuary – here is where legendary tenor Enrico Caruso and renowned American playwright George Cohan each made his home. Where artist Maxfield Parrish originally showcased his famed Old King Cole mural, and where names like Rockefeller and Fitzgerald gathered in what was known as The 42nd Street Country Club. While historic details like the hotel’s gorgeous Beaux-Arts facade remain unchanged, a soothing new luxury aesthetic is offered within.

15. Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $374 CAD

Overview

Built like a hillside amphitheatre overlooking the picturesque Vlicha Bay the 5-star Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites is a peaceful retreat promising complete pampering and relaxation on the cosmopolitan island of Rhodes.This sophisticated hideaway, a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels, has a series of terraces that lead down to a sandy beach, standard rooms with unparalleled sea view, villas and maisonettes with private pools, two outstanding restaurants and a cozy Lobby bar, a penthouse sun-terrace, indoor and outdoor pools and an indulgent spa.

Location

Lindos was the birthplace of Cleobulus, one of the Seven Sages of Greece. The city-state was founded around 10th century BC. It was admired for its wealth, beauty and strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea. Rising above the town is the acropolis of Lindos which in classical times was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, dating back to around 300 BC. This natural citadel was fortified successively by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Knights of St John and Ottomans.

Insider Secret

Some of the sights close to Lindos include: Kalathos, with Vlyha’s sandy beach and modern hotel complexes; Pylona’s famous church of Panagia Kira; Pefkos, an expanding resort with a long shoreline; Lardos, with its beach, quiet Glystra bay, and traditional tavernas. The monastery of the Archangel Michael at Tharri, close to the village of Laerma, is especially interesting. The opportunities for exploration near this hotel are endless.

16. Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Gauteng, South Africa

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $584 CAD

Overview

With private butlers and exclusivity, the Saxon Hotel features a spa, two world-class restaurants and roomy suites that encourage you to relax and take in your beautiful surroundings.

 Location

Set in the up market residential area of Sandhurst, the Saxon Hotel is a stone’s throw away from the city hub of Johannesburg, South Africa

Insider Secret

The Saxon Hotel has won countless travel and hotel awards in recent years, some of which are, the ‘World’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ for 2016, ‘World’s Leading Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant’ for 2016, and the title of ‘Leading Boutique Hotel’ by the World Travel Awards 2016.

17. The Goring

London, England

Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $814 CAD 

Overview

The Goring has some of the finest luxury accommodation in London. Classic design and up-to-the-minute innovations combine seamlessly with the charm and elegance of English heritage, each one individually designed by one of a number of renowned British designers. The Goring footmen are on-hand to assist guests during their time at the hotel – a true indulgence.

As London’s last remaining family-owned luxury hotel, crafted over a century by one family, The Goring is the genuine article.

Location

Located in Belgravia – one of the most exclusive and elegant areas in central London – it is perfectly placed for spectacular sights and style. The iconic walls of Buckingham Palace border the district and nearby Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Sloane Street make for a fashionable stay.

Insider Secret

The Goring offers 69 bedrooms, five of which are suites, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a large private garden. It’s just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace and ideal for visiting in all seasons.

18. Villa René Lalique

Wingen-sur-Moder, France

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $502 CAD

Overview

Villa René Lalique is a showcase for Lalique’s craftsmanship and flair and a place for epicureans. René Lalique’s house, built in 1920, has reinvented itself to welcome six exclusive and unique suites designed by Lalique. In the new building, built by Mario Botta, the Swiss architect of international reknown, guests will enjoy creative and refined cuisine in our gourmet restaurant led by three-Michelin star Chef, Jean-Georges Klein and our exceptional wine cellar and unique wine list with more than 20,000 bottles from all over the world. One thousand of these wines have received scores of 90-100 from the acclaimed wine critic, Robert Parker. More than one hundred of these wines have reached the highest score: 100 points. The Lalique museum is located just a few miles from Villa René Lalique.

Location

Villa René Lalique is located in Wingen-sur-Moder in Alsace (France) – one hour away from Strasbourg city (3 hours by train from Paris). Wingen-sur-Moder is a small town, where René Lalique, founder of Lalique, decided to set up his factory in 1920. Today, the factory still works and remains the unique manufacture for Lalique. In Wingen-sur-Moder, you can also visit the Lalique museum and have lunch in our partner hotel, Château Hochberg.

Insider Secret

With its gourmet restaurant, its six exclusive suites with a unique decoration signed by Lalique and its exceptional wine cellar made of 20,000 bottles, Villa René Lalique is a heartfelt tribute to the French Art de Vivre.

19. Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $418 CAD

Overview

Often named the best brunch in Mexico City, our Four Seasons Champagne Brunch is a popular local tradition each Sunday. During your stay, dine on Mexican Pacific cuisine at Zanaya, experience the best italian restaurant in Mexico City at Il Becco or discover the coolest gastrobar: Fifty Mils, by star mixologist Mica Rousseau. You can also enjoy relaxing spa treatments, a heated outdoor pool, luxurious fitness centre, and a cutting-edge barbershop for the modern man at Gentlemen’s tonic.

Location

Bringing together all the best of Mexico City, the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City rises on the grand boulevard of Paseo de la Reforma – steps from Chapultepec Park and the hot neighbourhoods of Condesa and Polanco.

Insider Secret

Mica Rousseau of the Fifty Mils bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City was recognized as the best bartender at 2016 world class competition.

20. The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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Style:Luxury hotel
Starting Price:$504 CAD

Overview

Hidden among the lush undulating hills of Bali’s culture-rich highlands, this most private of Ubud hotels sits among thriving rice fields as far as the eye can see. Just outside the artists’ village of Ubud, the former estate of Hendra Hadiprana, one of Indonesia’s most respected art collectors has been transformed into an intimate luxury retreat with twenty individual villas. Not only the center of cultural and art hub in Bali, Ubud is well-known for its fantastic cuisine scene with many restaurants and cafes are acknowledged in TripAdvisor ratings.

Location

The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah is located just minutes from the heart of Ubud, the area’s vibrant rice terraces and so much more of Bali’s world-renowned beauty.

Insider Secret

The property’s “Club Service” includes dedicated butler service, complimentary wi-fi throughout the property, complimentary daily afternoon tea, sunset cocktail, laundry service and interesting activities such as morning yoga class or private rice paddy treks.

21. Aria Hotel Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

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Style:Luxury hotel
Starting Price:$313 CAD

Overview

Aria is more than a hotel, it is a work of artistic expression…a unique cultural experience travelers will remember. Aria was designed to capture the grandeur of Budapest’s old world charm yet with a youthful freshness and absolute comfort. Aria is like four hotels in one, offering stunning interiors inspired by Classical, Opera, Contemporary and Jazz. Music enhances the guest experience in many ways, even at Harmony Spa where treatments are customised to each guests musical preferences.

Location

Aria is ideally located beside the majestic St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest’s historic city centre surrounded by delightful shops, restaurants, and attractions. When sunbathing or dining at High Note SkyBar, Budapest’s only year round rooftop, Aria guests can take in the sites of Budapest with breathtaking 360° views. Aria’s popular Harmony Rooftop Yoga is a spectacular way to start the day and with the Danube and the Chain Bridge just a short walk away, exploring Budapest is always a pleasure.

Insider Secret

Hotelier Henry Kallan of the Library Hotel Collection is of Hungarian decent and the Aria was a labor of love. The company invested 50 Million Dollars in a 49 Room and suite hotel that would celebrate the history of Budapest and it’s legacy of music, while also celebrating it’s future. The blend of classical and contemporary is more that a current trend in Budapest, it come to play in the food, art, music and culture of the city and the Aria is a perfect expression of that blend of old and new.

22. Hotel Regina Paris

Paris, France

Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $387

Overview

The prestigious Hotel Regina, after a full refurbishment and renovation in 2015, belongs to a long French tradition of luxury hotels. It is uniquely central situation location, overlooking the Louvre museum and the finest part of the Tuileries Garden. Paris aficionados will find the ideal place to stay, to go shopping and visit museums.

Location

This five-star hotel is surrounded by the main Parisian monuments: The Eiffel Tower, the Tuileries Garden, the Louvre Museum, the Grand Palais, the Trocadéro, the Invalides, and the Orsay Museum.

Insider Secret

Since its opening in 1900, the exquisite hotel has employed a classic style throughout its interiors. Ninety-nine guest rooms, including 32 suites, feature views over quintessentially Parisian courtyards, with others showcasing views of the Tuileries Gardens. Few hotels in Paris can offer such spectacular views of the Musée d’Orsay, the Dôme des Invalids, the Eiffel Tower or the glass roof of the Grand Palais.

23. La Bastide de Gordes

Gordes, Provence, France

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $290 CAD 

Overview

La Bastide de Gordes is a majestic chateau composed of 40 rooms and a private house in the heart of Provence. It includes three suites with private terraces and unforgettable views of the mountains and surroundings. Guests can spend the day meandering the enchanting cobbled streets of Gordes, before rejuvenating at the opulent spa by SISLEY fully renovated in 2017, or take a refreshing dip in one of the four indoor and outdoor swimming pools. This majestic château, built upon 12th-century ramparts, seamlessly blends history with elegance.

Location

Carved into a rocky outcrop with its breath-taking view of Luberon valley, Provence, La Bastide de Gordes is a 5-star palace hotel located in one of the most beautiful villages in France.  It’s just 30 minutes from Avignon and one hour from Marseille.

 Insider Secret

On the gastronomic side, the three restaurants, including Pèir I Pierre Gagnaire TT, a Michelin-starred eatery, offer seasonal cuisine, whilst admiring panoramic views of the Luberon Valley. La Bastide de Gordes is also the ideal venue for made-to measure-events. The exceptional setting, 190-square-metre reception room and high quality services create unforgettable weddings, special events and professional meetings.

24. Beau-Rivage Palace

Lusanne, Switzerland

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $765 CAD

Overview

Located on 10 acres of private gardens on the banks of Lake Geneva, only 40 minutes from Geneva Airport, the elegant Belle Epoque buildings of the Beau-Rivage Palace, a leading hotel of the world, command breathtaking views across the lake and Alps.

The 168 guest rooms and suites are richly appointed and offer the utmost in elegance and comfort. Luxury 8 Executive Suites were created to be different and unique in style.

The Cinq Mondes Spa offers pure relaxation on over 1,500 square meters; discover the beauty rituals from the world over. The Beau-Rivage Palace provides impeccable service including also a special kids program to make your stay truly unforgettable.

Location

The Beau-Rivage Palace is located on 10 acres of private gardens on the banks of Lake Geneva, providing its guests with a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake and the French Alps.

Insider Secret

The Beau Rivage Palace’s restaurants provide guests ample cuisine from which to choose. From the two Michelin-star Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace, to the Café Beau-Rivage, the Italian restaurant L’Accademia and the refined sushi restaurant Miyako Lausanne.

25. Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel

San Francisco, California, United States

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $568 CAD and up

Overview

The newly renovated Palace Hotel is a legend in San Francisco and the city’s first luxury hotel. The Palace seamlessly merges period elegance with modern technology and innovation. Authentic elements throughout the hotel have been restored to perfection. Welcoming guest accommodations present 556 newly renovated rooms with 11 foot ceilings and expansive windows. The Palace boasts three elaborate ballrooms, 45,000 square feet of function space with 23 meeting rooms and 4 executive boardrooms, a self contained conference area and full service business center. Luxury amenities include three famed restaurants; The Garden Court, GC Lounge and Pied Piper, 24 hour in room dining, a team of Les Clef d’Or Concierges, a fitness center and indoor pool.

Location

Centrally located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the Palace is the ideal destination for business or leisure. The Palace is steps away from the Financial District and Moscone Center. Within enjoyable walking distance are designer boutiques, center shopping, cable cars, the Embarcadero, Ferry Building Marketplace, Chinatown, AT&T Park, cultural museums and theaters.

Insider Secret

The Palace Hotel is a historic landmark and the jewel of the hotel,The Garden Court, is San Francisco’s only interior landmark and known as one of the most beautiful rooms in the world.

26. d’Angleterre

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $614 CAD

Overview

Established in 1755, the d’Angleterre is an icon and a historic landmark in Copenhagen, celebrated for its elegance, luxury and style. The luxurious property includes the only indoor swimming pool in inner Copenhagen and one of the trendiest spas in the city.

Location

For more than 250 years, the d’Angleterre has been located on Kongens Nytorv in the heart of Copenhagen. Just a few steps from the front doors of d’Angleterre, Strøget is one of the longest pedestrian shopping areas in Europe and is a popular tourist attraction in the centre of town. d’Angleterre is located near Nyhavn, the city’s 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbor front just south of the Royal Theatre and close to d’Angleterre, Nyhavn is lined with brightly coloured 17th- and early 18th-century townhouses, housing bars, cafés and restaurants.

Insider Secret

The d’Angleterre is home to the Michelin-starred Restaurant, Marchal, known as one of the best restaurants in Copenhagen, as well as the Balthazar Champagne Bar, which serves more than 160 different champagne varieties and champagne cocktails.

27. Trump International Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., United States

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Style:Luxury hotel
Starting Price:$852 CAD

Overview

Luxury reimagined. History reawakened. In 2013, after reviewing and vetting numerous proposals from the most prestigious hotel companies in the world, Trump Hotels was chosen by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to be the developer of this most sought-after hotel redevelopment opportunity in the country. The former headquarters of the US Postal Service was built in 1899. Today this new hotel anchors the Northwest end of the Pennsylvania Avenue redevelopment and has undergone an extensive $200 million restoration to become the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. with the breathtaking Grand Lobby, 263 spectacular guest rooms, the largest luxury ballroom in the city and the Spa by Ivanka Trump.

Location

The Trump International Hotel is located in the center of the city approximately equal distance from the U.S. Capitol and the White House, and with the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums immediately behind it.

Insider Secret

Marrying the ornate 1899 Neo-Romanesque architectural style with the modern conveniences of a five star luxury hotel reflective of a palace or castle yet highly comfortable and approachable, applicable to today’s guest. Anticipatory guest service is a hallmark of the property. Over 40 nationalities are represented by our staff, who have all been selected for their attitude and personality.

28. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price:$164

Overview

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s 3rd highest hotel atrium, measuring an impressive 125 metres. The state-of-the-art meeting and events space measures more than 3,000 square metres, with a large pre-function area and a unique “Sky Dome” feature. The fitness center, known as DFiT, is one of the largest gym facilities around the city, and the open-air rooftop pool and bar Breeze has a stunning panoramic view of the city.

Location

This 5-star luxury hotel is centrally located in Abu Dhabi’s new business and government district, within easy reach of the Eastern Mangroves, the city’s lush natural habitat the Corniche, the city’s iconic seaside promenade and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Insider Secret

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is a perfect blend of Thai gracious hospitality and Arabian legacy.

29. The Taj Mahal Palace

Mumbai, India

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $242 CAD 

Overview

Built in 1903, the Taj Mahal Palace is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the hotel is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture and a dramatic cantilever stairway.

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai offers generously appointed 550 rooms including 42 suites, each adorned with original paintings and period furniture that exude an aura of old-world charm and elegance. These unforgettable rooms and suites live up to the fantasy of royal splendor.

The warm and friendly staff takes care of all meetings with great attention. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai also offers personalized Palace Services in the Palace Wing, where the butler plays the all important role of guide and assistant.

Location

Based in the Heritage district of Mumbai city, the hotel faces the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea.

Insider Secret

Over 113 years old, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is India’s first luxury hotel, blending heritage, history and opulance in every offering.

30. Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage

Bruges, Belgium

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Style: Luxury hotel
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Overview

The Relais & Châteaux Hotel Heritage is a unique boutique hotel with the gourmet restaurant ‘Le Mystique’ on site.

Location

The hotel’s location is in the heart of medieval Bruges, close to many canals. It’s ideal for sightseeing, discovering museums, World Heritage Site visits, shopping at luxury haute couture fashion boutiques and indulging at chocolate shops, theatres and Romantic hotspots.

Insider Secret

To savor local cuisine, and for a true taste of the best Belgian flavours, head to Le Mystique Restaurant, where chef Gregory Slembrouck uses only the finest seasonal ingredients combined with World flavors. The lounge and intimate bar Le Magnum, with its own private library, is a great place to relax with a signature cocktail, aperitif or afternoon tea.

31. Golden Well Hotel

Prague, Czech Republic

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $311 CAD

Overview

The Golden Well Hotel features the most spectacular hotel and restaurant views over the magical city of Prague. You can see them from the hotel’s 4 terraces. The first serves for check-ins, the second as a bar terrace and the last two are devoted to rooftop fine dining.

Location

The Golden Well Hotel is located just underneath the Prague Castle, five minutes from Charles Bridge.

Insider Secret

The Golden Well Hotel is a hidden gem of a 16th century hideaway in a romantic rose garden on the grounds of the Prague Castle and in the noble neighborhood of the Czech parliament and various embassies. The Renaissance building, which became the luxury Golden Well Hotel in Prague, originally belonged to the Roman Emperor and Bohemian King Rudolf II (1552 – 1612). Rudolf used this building not only for himself, but also for other honored guests at court including the famous Danish astronomer Tycho de Brahe (1546 – 1601).

32. Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa

Baden-Baden, Germany

Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $361 and up

Overview

Brenners,” as the grand hotel is affectionately referred to by its guests, has stood for the lavish grand hotel concept and total commitment to its guests for more than 140 years.

Location

Brenners can be found at the foothills of the northern Black Forest mountains, set in a large private park on the famous Lichtentaler Allee. It’s just a short Walking distance to all of the main attractions in town.

Insider Secret

Today, the flagship property of the Oetker Collection presents itself as a beautiful, urban oasis set amidst enchanting parkland. A harmonic combination of elegance, tradition and innovative future concepts are the hallmarks of this grand hotel on the Lichtentaler Allee.

33. Primland

Meadows of Dan, Virginia, United States

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $424 CAD

Overview

Primland is the ultimate natural retreat. It features a diverse and immersive menu of indoor outdoor activities (ongoing through the winter months), world-class driven hunting experience, award-winning golf, refined farm-inspired dining, an Observatory Dome, a destination spa that marries American Indian healing and the finest European spa rituals and much more. Guests are invited to embark on signature Primland adventures, unique to the property, from tree climbing to shooting clays to archery to tomahawk throwing during their time on-property. Whatever your skill level, the team on property is delighted to show novices and experts alike all the resort has to offer.

Serving as the point of convergence for guests, The Lodge at Primland houses all public spaces and features 26 guest rooms and suites with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. For guests looking for a more secluded experience, Primland’s sumptuous and inviting chalet-style suites, cottages, tree houses and homes await, including the newly debuted two-story Pinnacle Cottages.

End your evening with a moonshine tasting, southern-style buffet or fire-side s’mores and craft cocktails hand-crafted on-property.

Location

Nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Primland boasts 12,000 acres of nearly untouched land offering world class golf, cuisine, accommodations and indoor/outdoor activities.

Insider Secret

Primland is located in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains in Meadows of Dan. The wildlife on this Blue Ridge plateau is abundant and treasured. You will see whitetail deer and wild turkeys, rainbow, brown or brook trout, songbirds of all varieties and stunningly beautiful wild flowers.

34. The Langham, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $421 CAD

Overview

Timeless European elegance. The most fashionable address. Personalized service that’s always in style. World-class cuisine. The Langham, Hong Kong hotel is unlike any other.

Location

Located in the heart of the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui district, our hotel can be found at 8 Peking Road.

Insider Secret

The Langham is home to the legendary three Michelin-starred T’ang Court Cantonese restaurant, the Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood at the Palm Court lobby lounge and artisanal cocktails at the award-winning bar concept from London called Artesian.

35. Raffles Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $461 CAD 

Overview

A stunning landmark hotel in the heart of Dubai, delivering the luxury of space, impeccable service and sophisticated style. Loved by refined travellers, Raffles Dubai has some of the most spacious rooms in the city; generously proportioned, sumptuously appointed and blessed with a uniquely Raffles sensibility. Each room offers stunning views of Dubai’s skyline and incredible levels of comfort and elegance, with walk-in showers, sitting areas and private balconies.

The rooms are like suites, and the suites are extraordinary. Surrounded by lush private gardens, Raffles offers space to live, breathe and express yourself in unique style. With a choice of seven exceptional restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool, state-of-the-art gym and the blissful Raffles Spa – this destination hotel is an oasis of calm and charm for those for whom life is always an adventure.

Location

With year-round sunshine, intriguing deserts, beautiful beaches, luxurious hotels and shopping malls, fascinating heritage attractions and a thriving business community, Dubai receives millions of leisure and business visitors each year from around the world.

Situated in the heart of the city, Raffles Dubai enjoys the perfect location just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport and a short drive from Dubai’s business districts, financial centre, Downtown Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. Connected to Wafi Mall, Dubai’s premium lifestyle and entertainment complex, with the city’s major shopping, cultural and tourist attractions just minutes away, Raffles Dubai is the ideal sanctuary for both leisure and business travellers.

Insider Secret

Raffles Dubai is an iconic landmark building in a city of outstanding architecture. The stunning facade conveys a unique architectural statement while its interiors offer a treasure trove of ancient legends, exceptional artworks and design excellence, emphasizing three distinguished heritages: traditional Middle Eastern culture, ancient Egyptian history and refined Asian characteristics. The four elements of life – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water – are reflected in the private Raffles Garden as well as the four opulent Presidential Suites, each designed after one element.

36. The Upper House

Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $876 CAD

Overview

The rooms at The Upper House start at 730 square feet – the largest in Hong Kong. With calming and contemporary scenic harbour or island views, the rooms are designed to provide a sense of relaxation, warmth and understated luxury. The Upper House is your home away from home so no matter what time it is, the staff is always ready to provide a five-star, personal experience for every guest, whether this means booking you a table at the city’s best restaurants, advising you on the best places to shop or arranging last minute dry cleaning. Need to blow off some steam? Head to the gym or borrow one of the hotel’s house bikes and take it for a spin. Additionally, yoga sessions are held at The Lawn on Level 6 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Location

The Upper House sits above Pacific Place, Hong Kong’s premier integrated commercial, retail and hospitality complex. Conveniently located in the heart of Hong Kong’s business district, the hotel is just 40 minutes away from the airport and within walking distance of many tourist attractions. Admiralty MTR, buses routes and other transportation are all close by too.

Insider Secret

Andre Fu’s design for The Upper House redefines the concept of modern luxury by creating “a haven of calm and quiet taste.” The name The Upper House is derived from the design philosophy of an upward journey through Pacific Place above the bustling city to a serene house of intriguing space, natural materials, and subtle yet playful lighting. The Upper House is an intimate hotel full of surprises. Warm, friendly and informal, it’s a place where everyone is treated as an individual.

37. Thompson Seattle

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $261 CAD and up

Overview

Since opening in June 2016, Thompson Seattle has introduced a new brand of luxury with a refined edge. Sleekly designed guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows look upon Pike Place Market and across Puget Sound & Olympic Mountains. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Scout, and The Nest’s rooftop hotel bar and outdoor living room, award-winning local chef Josh Henderson and his acclaimed Huxley Wallace Collective lead visitors on a journey through the region’s vibrant climes, cultures and cuisines.

Location

Thompson Seattle is located in Downtown Seattle across the street from historic Pike Place Market — just steps to amazing restaurants, sights and all that Seattle has to offer.

Insider Secret

Don’t miss the rooftop lounge. If you’re not in the mood to take in the neighborhood on foot, take the elevator to the roof and enjoy views of the market and Puget Sound, while enjoying a cocktail at The Nest.

38. The Surrey

New York, New York, United States

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $686 CAD

Overview

The Surrey is New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, owned and operated by Denihan Hospitality Group.  An intimate hideaway to the stars of the 1920s, it currently operates more like a glamorously re-imagined Beaux Arts townhouse than hotel. Its location provides cultured guests direct access to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and top fashion houses and restaurants on Madison Avenue. Discreet service allows for calm personal space for a “Privately New York” experience. The Surrey offers an extensive art collection, world-class dining by Café Boulud, the atmospheric Bar Pleiades, Cornelia Spa and a Private Roof Garden. Its 189 exquisite salons and suites were created by Lauren Rottet, accommodating celebrities, style-icons and art aficionados the world over.

Location

The list of things to do in Upper East Side boasts world-class museums, celebrated boutiques and galleries, pristine residential streets, the oasis of Central Park and cuisine born of its New York City culture.

Insider Secret

Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities. JFK, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert, and other famous faces who recognized the allure of exceptional, discreet service. In re-creating The Surrey, we collaborated with acclaimed interior designer Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio—to maintain the integrity of The Surrey’s history while modernizing New York’s most intimate address. Rottet’s inspiration was a New York City townhouse passed down through the generations.

39. The Serras

Barcelona, Spain

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $392 CAD

Overview

History and art come together majestically at The Serras, located in Barcelona’s celebrated Gothic quarter. Here, warm breezes blow off the Mediterranean into spacious rooms with balconies that offer a front row seat to this trendy Barcelona neighborhood. This elegant, 5-star boutique hotel overlooking the new luxury Port Vell and the Mediterranean Sea offers a unique hideaway with modern, understated decor. It’s perfect for everything from weekend breaks and business trips to luxury holidays in the heart of Barcelona.

Location

This new luxury, 5-star boutique hotel is superbly located within walking distance of Barcelona’s major attractions, just 10-15 minutes away from Barcelona’s golden beaches and numerous cultural landmarks. It is a 7 minute walk from Las Ramblas, 8 minutes from La Catedral, Santa Maria del Mar Church, El Born quarter and the Picasso Museum. The Serras Hotel is in the perfect location for exploring the city or enjoying a relaxing getaway.

For business trips you will find that The Serras has an excellent location, just 10 minutes away from La Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona´sTrade Fair) and only 15 minutes from the airport.

Insider Secret

The Serras boasts a cool, trendy atmosphere, world class amenities and dedicated personal service for a truly memorable hotel experience, all within the walls of Pablo Picasso’s first studio in the vibrant Barrio Gótico.

40. Dar Rhizlane

Marrakech, Morocco

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $208 CAD

Overview

Surrounded by a garden with an outdoor pool, the Dar Rhizlane features just 20 meticulously-designed rooms and suites with private terraces, a beautiful SPA, and a Moroccan gastronomic restaurant.

Location

The Dar Rhizlane can be found 2 kilometres from Marrakech’s iconic Jemaa El Fena Square.

Insider Secret

The privately-owned Dar Rhizlane combines delicious food and five-star service with authentic Moroccan crafts, antique furniture, textiles and lighting, which make it feel more like a home than a hotel.

41. Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $313 CAD

Overview

Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a lifestyle destination showcasing three authentic dining options and five restaurant and lounges total. The property also hosts Sense, A Rosewood Spa, which offers nine treatment rooms and two private Hammams. Rosewood is directly connected to The Galleria, a luxury shopping destination.

Location

Rosewood is located on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s new International Financial Center, directly connect via interior corridors to The Galleria luxury shopping destination and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Insider Secret

Inspired by the glistening Arabian Gulf, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a luxury hotel delivering peerless extravagance and service to the United Arab Emirates. The Rosewood’s restaurants have been named the best Middle Eastern and Chinese restaurants in the city.

42. The St. Regis Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $319

Overview

Step into a world of exquisite luxury and refinement at The St. Regis Istanbul. Renowned for its elegantly appointed rooms and suites the hotel promises stylish interior design and the finest in contemporary comforts. This includes the legendary St. Regis Butler Service. Along with our unique Private Dining services, guests can expect flawless personalized attention. It is the Butler’s gracious pleasure to welcome guests upon arrival and provide for every need throughout their stay.

Location

St. Regis is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Nişantaşı district, the most exclusive part of the city and the epicentre of the social life in Istanbul.

Insider Secret

The St. Regis Istanbul is the ideal luxury hotel in Istanbul, forming a focal point for cosmopolitan Turkish and international societies.

43. The Inn & Club at Harbour Town

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States

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Style:Luxury hotel
Starting Price:$260

Overview

All guests at the luxurious 60-room Inn & Club at Harbour Town — a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel — receive beach concierge service that includes complimentary private transportation to and from the inn to the new, world-class Sea Pines Beach Club and complimentary daily use of beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels. Guests also receive preferred tee times and reduced golf rates at The Sea Pines Resort’s three championship golf courses: Harbour Town Golf Links, Heron Point by Pete Dye and the new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III. Other exciting amenities include complimentary use of adult bikes and discounted rates on children’s bikes, two hours of daily court time at The Sea Pines Racquet Club, complimentary access to The Inn & Club at Harbour Town pool and state-of-the-art Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center and complimentary valet or self-parking.

Location

Located within The Sea Pines Resort — the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S. — The Inn & Club at Harbour Town is situated on the southernmost tip of beautiful Hilton Head Island. A legendary Lowcountry destination, The Sea Pines Resort features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 21 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands and more than 130 species of birds.

Insider Secret

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town is elegant and grand without sacrificing style. Each of the beautifully appointed guest rooms at The Inn & Club at Harbour Town is decorated in an inviting coastal palette that perfectly complements Hilton Head Island’s charm.

44. The Parisian Macao

Macao, China

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $218 CAD 

Overview

The Parisian Macao offers a full array of integrated resort facilities with a wide variety of activities, attractions and amenities for people of all backgrounds, income levels and interests. With a theme of “affordable luxury”, visitors are stunned with both the magnificence of the public areas and affordability of the accommodation, which includes approximately 3,000 guestrooms and suites.

The Parisian Macao boasts eleven international restaurants, each serving deliciously different cuisine and ambience, and a combination of stylish, Parisian-themed meeting venues and outstanding facilities which occupy more than 5,200 square metres. Shoppes at Parisian offers the latest in fashion and couture in a setting reminiscent of the streets of Paris, with an eclectic mix of street artists, mimes and buskers heightening the authentic experience. A state of the art 1,200-seat theatre features a wide variety of world-class entertainment, while for pampering there’s a health club and spa. As a family resort children are a priority, and as well as a kids’ club, there’s a pool deck and themed water park, Aqua World, which features slide areas, a tower, giant tunnel slides and an airship with water guns, tipping buckets, web crawl tunnels, climbing nets, swinging bridge and more.

Location

The Parisian Macai is operating in Macao as one of few resorts geared toward the city’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure.

Insider Secret

Alongside the magnificent main building, the jewel in the crown is the Eiffel Tower. At half the size of the original, the detailed recreation at is a true testament to it. With over 6,600 LED lights covering the façade, 26 kilometres of electrical cabling, and an elevator to the two observation decks (Level 7 and Level 37), the Eiffel Tower at The Parisian Macao stands as the shimmering beacon of The Cotai Strip.

Boutique Hotels

1. Les Bains Paris

Paris, France

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price:$681 per person/night

Overview

Les Bains Paris is an intimate boutique luxury hotel, elegant restaurant, sophisticated and award winning cocktail bar, iconic nightclub/concert venue, a design concept store & coffee-to-go. Located in the heart of Paris.

Location

Located in the heart of Paris in the 3rd arrondissement between the Marais, Montorgeuil and Louvre area. We’re close to many well known art galleries and the Centre Pompidou. Most of the surrounding areas are pedestrian and there are hidden passages with artisan workshops.

Insider Secret

Once a luxury spa for the wealthy in the 1880’s, Les Bains Douches became Paris’ bona fide den of celebrity-studded iniquity in the 1980’s and came back to life in 2015 when Jean-Pierre Marois started renovations to turn Les Bains into a hotel, restaurant, bar and revive the iconic night club.

2. Secret Bay

Portsmouth, Dominica

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $678 CAD

Overview

Located on the remote island of Dominica, Secret Bay features eight secluded and sustainable villas and bungalows. Offering a wealth of unique experiences, completely personalized fine dining, architectural treehouse-style villas and endless activities — from hiking to dramatic waterfalls to night snorkeling to horseback riding — Secret Bay provides guests with the ultimate five-star experience.

Location

Secret Bay is nestled in nature on the tip of Dominica and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Included in Lonely Planet’s “Ten Destinations You Cannot Afford to Miss,” Dominica, also known as the “Nature Island,” is renowned for its abundance of natural splendours: 365 rivers, the second largest boiling lake in the world, volcanoes, mountains (known as Mornes), waterfalls, hot springs, and both white and black sand beaches. Beyond the unblemished natural habitat of the island itself, Dominica offers cultural intrigue, including being home to a 3,000-acre territory collectively owned by the Kalinago, one of the Caribbean’s few remaining communities of indigenous people.

Insider Secret

Designed by famed architect Fruto Vivas, Secret Bay is composed entirely of sustainably-sourced Guyanese hardwood. Assembled meticulously by hand, the villas and bungalows were conscientiously placed in specific locations so as minimal clear-cutting would take place. What little was cut down was refashioned into bedroom furniture: all locally-sourced Red Cedar. Secret Bay offers an exquisite experience, perfectly in harmony with nature.

3. Cotton House Hotel

Barcelona, Spain

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Style: Boutique hotel
Price: $345 CAD

Overview

The Cotton House stands imposingly on the site of the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation “Fundación Textil Algodonera,” an emblematic 19th century building. Acclaimed interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán was commissioned with the project and has done a marvelous job, reflecting a contemporary and sophisticated style, which at the same time incorporates all the functionalities needed to assure the luxury level of service and comfort that guests deserve.

Location

In the heart of Barcelona,  only steps away from the most distinguished shopping street in the city, Passeig de Gràcia, and home to the highest number of luxury shops. Close to the modernist buildings like La Pedrera, la Casa Batlló or Sagrada Familia, all designed by Gaudí, Barcelona’s most universal architect.

Insider Secret

The Cotton House Hotel is located at the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation. The refurbishment project has taken great care to maintain and recover all the original elements of the building.

4. Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Style:Boutique hotel
Starting Price:$1,180

Overview

The Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro extends its impeccable service to Ipanema beach, with an exclusive stand directly across from the hotel that provides guests with lounge chairs, umbrellas, bottled water, magazines, as well as a selection of sun screen and other skincare products. Surfboard and bicycle rentals may be arranged by the concierge, who can also schedule a host of other outdoor activities in the city.

Located on the eighth floor, the rooftop infinity pool offers an unparalelled panoramic view of Ipanema beach from an angle that captures Arpoador, the Morro Dois Irmãos and the Corcovado, exclusively for hotel guests. The Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro also offers the Spa Fasano | Renata de Abreu, a spa dedicated to holistic healing, relaxation and beauty services.

Location

The hotel extends its impeccable service to Ipanema beach, with an exclusive stand directly across from the hotel that provides guests with a amazing view in a unique place designed to bring a cozy atmosphere to the trendiest spot of Ipanema.

Insider Secret

Fasano Rio de Janeiro is the first building designed by Philippe Starck, making it the most fascinating destination at Ipanema’s beachfront. Among the attractions are the infinity edge pool that leans over the beach, surrounded by the Arpoador Beach, the Dois Irmãos Mountains and the Corcovado. Its architecture and interior design pay homepage to the spirit of Brazilian design of the 1950’s 1960’s and the glorious Bossa Nova era.

5. Barbuda Belle Luxury Beach Hotel

Antigua and Barbuda

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $1,163 CAD

Overview

Barbuda Belle is located within the Codrington Lagoon Park on the island of Barbuda. It is a boutique beach hotel featuring six exclusive bungalows situated on a spectacular and deserted fifteen mile long beach. Each bungalow is beautifully decorated offering magnificent views of the beach and the surrounding mangroves. The hotel is solar powered combining comfortable luxury and environmental sustainability.

At Barbuda Belle, visitors can admire wildlife and untouched nature up close and personally while enjoying excellent French gourmet cuisine with a local twist. The service delivered by the staff proves worthy of the natural beauty of the island of Barbuda. Barbuda Belle is what barefoot luxury is all about.

Location

This eco luxury escape is located on a deserted 17 mile pink sand beach, only accessible by boat. The hotel is situated on the northern side of the island of Barbuda, just a short minute plane ride from its sister island Antigua and the international airport.

Insider Secret

This Barbuda Belle is a family-owned hotel, and the owners take pride in highlighting the beauty of the island of Barbuda, with its nature-friendly concept and a gourmet seafood restaurant.

6. Aenaon Villas

Santorini, Greece

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Style: Boutique hotel
StartingPrice: $457 CAD

Overview

Aenaon Villas offers the views you see in guide books and publications about Santorini. The five-star service makes visitors feel comfortably at home, even when they’re halfway around the world. With a goal of creating unforgettable experiences, the world-renowned views are just half of wait makes Aenaon Villas so special.

Location

Aenaon Villas is situated at the highest and narrowest part of Santorini, right on the edge of the island’s world-famous caldera, offering views of all points on the horizon.

Insider Secret

This truly idyllic and unique retreat consists of seven luxurious villas built with the utmost respect for the traditional Cycladic architecture, in perfect harmony with the natural setting.

7. Hotel Éclat Beijing

Beijing, China

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $353 CAD/night

Overview

Twinning the art of contemporary luxury with the luxury of contemporary art, Hotel Éclat Beijing offers a rare combination of museum quality art, sublime comfort, luxury chic accommodations, epicurean indulgence of outstanding cuisine while striving to intimately deliver an exceptional and intuitively warm hospitality experience with love and passion in a stylish yet cultured environment where inspiration and creativity are fostered through the aesthetics of fine art.

Location

Hotel Éclat Beijing can be found at 9 DongDaQiao Road, Parkview Green, FangCaoDi, in the Chaoyang District of beautiful Beijing.

Insider Secret

Home to the largest privately owned collection of contemporary art in China, Hotel Eclat Beijing is proud to showcase original sculptures and paintings by the great Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Pierre Matter, as well as Chinese masters Chen Wen Ling, Gao Xiao Wu and Zou Liang, to name a few.

8. Farmhouse Inn

Forestville, California, United States

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Style: Boutique hotel
Price: $712 CAD

Overview

This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Sonoma-Napa wine country. It is nestled among the rolling hills and vineyards of the Russian River Valley, and one of the best parts about a stay at the Farmhouse Inn is the feeling of being in another world. It is a true escape from life’s everyday stresses. It is situated in its own miniature valley with wooded hillsides on three sides and vineyards across the street. Visitors will even find a waterfall at the back of the property — it is a true retreat.

Location

Center of Sonoma wine country in the Russian River Valley – 60 miles north of San Francisco. Fifteen minutes from Healdsburg and Guerneville, 30 minutes from the Sonoma Coast and Napa Valley. This hotel is truly centered.

Insider Secret

The Farmhouse Inn is owned by 5th generation locals who know everyone and share those relationships with everyone who visits.

9. Tongabezi Lodge

Livingstone, Zambia

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: From $857 CAD per person/per night

Overview

From treehouses to floating dinners on the Zambezi River and open-air bush baths to swimming in the world’s most fascinating natural pool of water on the edge of the Victoria Falls, Tongabezi pushes the boundaries of what can be accomplished in the middle of the African bush with style, passion, and ease.

Location

Tongabezi is a romantic safari lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River, upstream of the majestic Victoria Falls. It is the perfect base to explore the falls and all of its alluring bucket list activities, such as a guided tour, a visit to Livinstone Island, and a microlight and helicopter flight.

 Insider Secret

The sampan dinner is the ultimate romantic dining experience on the Zambezi River. Guests take a boat to their dining table a few miles upstream from the falls and the staff hand-delivers every exquisite course by canoe. Tongabezi has created a pop-up bar on a secluded sandy spot along the Zambezi River bank where guests can sip cocktails and watch the most enchanting sunset unfold before their eyes.

Guests often pair a stay at Tongabezi with Sindabezi Island, the lodge’s sister property, which is an exclusive bush camp on a private isle on the Zambezi River. Sindabezi has been voted by Fodor’s as one of the top 10 eco-lodges in Africa and shouldn’t be missed during one’s stay at Tongabezi.

10. Winvian Farm

Morris, Connecticut, United States

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $652 CAD

Overview

The Winvian Farm is a scenic idyllic resort, in the heart of picture-perfect woods on America’s upper east coast. The luxurious yet rustic cottages are all set throughout the woods of Morris, Conn. Every cottage is equipped with a private jacuzzi tub, rain shower and kitchenette.

Location

You’ll find Winvian Farm in the rustic, woodsy countryside of Connecticut. The unique cottaged are set amongst the trees.

Insider Secret

Each cottage rental comes with a personal bicycle that visitors can use throughout the stay.

11. La Casa Que Canta

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $477 CAD

Overview

This small, luxury boutique hotel offers authentic, Mexican-style terracotta roofing and locally-sourced decor that showcases the true beauty of the country. Warm, top-quality service, stunning views and an authentic atmosphere make this one of the top places to stay in the world.

Location

La Casa Que Canta can be found oceanfront on Zihuatanejo Bay and seaside to the beautiful beach of La Ropa, which displays a long sweep of white sand with a great view of the sunset over the Pacific Coast of Mexico.

Insider Secret

Featured in When a Man Loves a Woman, the infinity pool is known around the globe, and visitors can experience its refreshing waters while gazing at panoramic views of Zihuatanejo Bay.

12. Inkaterra La Casona

Cusco, Peru

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $545 CAD

Overview

The first boutique hotel in Cusco, Inkaterra La Casona is located in the traditional Plaza Las Nazarenas, surrounded by vibrant, cobblestoned streets. This 16th Century manor house stands on the training grounds for an elite army of Incas, and had Spanish Conquistador Diego de Almagro and ‘Libertador’ Simón Bolívar among its illustrious guests. Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes once known as the capital of the Inca Empire is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Guests can walk the cobbled stone streets of the artistic district of San Blas or explore archaeological sites, colonial churches and neighborhoods of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Experience Concierge offers assistance to travelers, arranging Cusco excursions that reveal the ancient city’s best kept secrets, as well as journeys all over Peru.

Location

You can find Inkaterra La Casona in the traditional Plaza Las Nazarenas in Cusco, Peru.

Insider Secret

Don’t miss a visit to the Yacu Therapy Room: All the spa products at Inkaterra La Casona are 100% natural and derived from local plants. Treatments include: Andean Hot Stones, foot therapy, reflexology, exfoliations, de-stressing massage and oxygen therapy.

13. XVA Art Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $252 CAD

Overview

Art. Art everywhere. Not only is XVA a boutique hotel but also an art gallery and a vegetarian cafe. XVA has pioneered contemporary Middle Eastern art in Dubai. It is now one of the foremost contemporary art galleries in the Middle East. As well, considering XVA’s location, it is hard to believe when staying here, city sounds are far-from-ear. A relaxed environment away from the hustle and bustle; in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

Location

Located in the historical Al Fahidi Neighbourhood, the hotel is surrounded by history and monuments. Also, the creek and many of the old souks are all walking distance from the hotel.

Insider Secret

The style of this luxurious boutique hotel is old Dubai, everything is coral stone. With its three original wind towers, a sumptuous lounge and starry rooftop for the solace-seeking guests, this centrally located hotspot is the city’s sexiest and best-kept secret retreat.

14. Drake Bay Getaway Resort

Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $723 (per night for 2 adults)

Overview

The Drake Bay Getaway Resort was named the No. 1 hotel in Costa Rica on TripAdvisor. Last year, the resort was selected as the Luxury Beach Resort of the Year from The Luxury Travel Awards organization and Americas’ Best Romantic Retreat by the World Boutique Hotel Awards. Among the top 1-percent of the most sustainable hotels in TripAdvisor, the hotel’s meals are made from fresh local ingredients including locally caught fish and shrimp, and you’ll find eco-friendly amenities at every turn.  Each cabin has its own, breathtaking ocean and mountain views from bed and even the shower.

Location

Drake Bay Getaway Resort is a boutique beach hotel located near the famous Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve. The resort is located on the famous Osa Peninsula, which is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.

Insider Secret

Drake Bay Getaway Resort is the most romantic, sustainable high-end jungle lodge on the planet.

15. Quirk Hotel

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Style:Boutique hotel
Starting Price:$247

Overview

Quirk Hotel is a boutique, art-centric hotel in Richmond, Va. The hotel offers a carefully curated, artistic experience with distinctive art showcased throughout the property’s 74 guest rooms and suites, restaurant, bar, rooftop terrace bar and conference rooms. With stunning local and regional artwork; priority entry at The Rooftop Bar; fine dining at Quirk’s artisan restaurant, Maple & Pine; an on-site fitness center with Quirk bike rentals; a spacious Courtyard and Patio; free Wi-Fi; a Tesla Destination Charging station; and valet parking, the amenities at Quirk Hotel are designed to immerse guests in the most comfortable, authentic Richmond experience possible.

Location

Quirk Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Richmond, VA, a city of American heritage quickly developing into the cultural arts destination of the East Coast. Bustling with some of Virginia’s finest art galleries and museums, Richmond receives more than seven million visitors annually and was recently listed as one of the top 10 up-and-coming cities in the world for entrepreneurial startups. A strategic location, thriving cultural arts scene, tax incentives, and great universities provide a perfect opportunity for Quirk Hotel to add character and hospitality to a thriving city.

Insider Secret

The best of Southern hospitality, the vibrancy of Richmond’s up-and-coming cultural scene, and the preservation of history within its walls create a blend of historical modern style and character unique to Quirk Hotel. Located in an Italian Renaissance building originally built in 1916, Quirk Hotel preserved the main floor’s segmental arches, groin vault ceiling, the ornamental ironwork staircase, and crafted 100-year-old Virginia wooden beams into the hotel beds, bar and coffee bar. Original art and modern designs intertwine with historical elements throughout the hotel to create an art-centric theme. From guest rooms that create a refuge by combining historic highlights with contemporary millwork and warm wood floors to the vaulted lobby, Quirk Hotel reflects an ambiance characterized by style and art capped off by a friendly service culture, exuding classic Southern hospitality.

16. The Little Nell

Aspen, Colorado, United States

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $692 CAD 

Overview

The Little Nell has two restaurants and two bars on property, as well as a health center, heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, complimentary transportation services and Audi Test Drive Program. Each room features complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in the mini bar, heated bathroom floors, a Bose Bluetooth speaker and all-natural “First Tracks” June Jacobs spa amenities. Adventures with The Little Nell features Jeep tours, fly fishing, stargazing & biking in the summer, and Snowcat Powder Tours, First Tracks, Last Tracks & Snowcat Academy in the winter.

Location

Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, The Little Nell has astonishing mountainous views surrounding the resort and the charming mining town of Aspen at its front door. A Relais & Chateaux resort, The Little Nell is the only ski-in/ski-out, Five-star, Five-diamond resort in Aspen and is conveniently located near the museum, boutiques, restaurants, parks, music venues and all that this international epicenter has to offer.

Insider Secret

In 2008, Chicago designer and Aspen resident Holly Hunt and her team began working with The Little Nell to capture the new aesthetic of Aspen. They renovated the Living Room, Element 47 and six specialty suites, with the goal to welcome guests as if they were stepping into the comfort of a luxurious private home. They accomplished it with a transitional blend of modern and classic and a “very close attention to the textures,” by mixing fabrics, woods, stone, and metals. The hotel’s 78 guest rooms will receive a remodel in the Spring of 2017.

17. Casa Gangotena

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $588 CAD

Overview

There is no better place than Casa Gangotena to discover the cultural wonders of Quito’s world-famous downtown district. Located right on San Francisco Plaza – the largest colonial religious centre in South America and an important regional marketplace – this restored historic mansion offers stunning classic architecture and elegant interior design that provide the perfect backdrop for our guests to discover the best of traditional Ecuadorian hospitality, including signature cuisine and authentic local activities. All of this, plus impeccable service, has made the hotel a favourite of knowledgeable travellers from around the world since it opened in 2012.

Location

Quito’s San Francisco Plaza served as the city’s main square for centuries. Originally a marketplace, it cemented its place in history as the largest colonial religious centre in South America and the subject of a famous urban legend, known as the story of Cantuña. Today, it continues to be considered the architectural icon of the city.

Insider Secret

Casa Gangotena showcases the classic French architecture style popular in Quito in the 1920s. Built by the Russo brothers, it was lovingly renovated in 2011, and in 2014. Well-known Ecuadorian interior designer Jorge Vinueza added his special touch to the public areas, specifically the loggia/lobby, bar, and restaurant which he filled with orchids, ferns and wicker furniture reminiscent of Ecuador’s storied natural biodiversity.

18. Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Style: Boutique hotel
Price: $177

Overview

A UNESCO Conservation Award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of George Town, Penang, Malaysia, the Mansion is known for its iconic indigo hue and intricate architecture and interior. A stellar restaurant, oriental garden and pool complete the hotel, which offers the luxuries of mod-cons in a truly beautiful heritage setting.

Location

The Blue Mansion is located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Guests can expect to be in the thick of the city’s architectural, cultural and foodie attractions, which showcases the melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Portuguese and British influences.

Insider Secret

While traditional in design, the Blue Mansion also bears an eclectic architectural trait that exemplifies the 19th century era, when the myths and magic of the Chinese Kingdom converged with the glory of the British Empire within the Malay world. Thus the arresting architectural mosaic of Scottish cast-iron balusters contrasted with Cantonese timber lattices; English Art Nouveau stained glass with Hokkien cut and paste porcelain Chien Nien works; Chinese calligraphy against trompe l’oeil timber beams.

19. Riad Kniza

Marrakech Morocco

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Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $238 CAD

Overview

Riad Kniza offers the most authentic experience in a luxurious but true Moroccan environment. This boutique hotel has been in the owner’s family for more than 200 years and has been beautifully restored using traditional local crafts.

Location:

Riad Kniza is perfectly located northwest of the ancient Medina of Marrakech in walking distance from the souks and the square, as well as the new town and French Quarter.

Insider Secret

Riad Kniza also stands out amongst so many other hotels, because the service is incredible friendly, efficient and genuine. Riad Kniza has won the Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award as the No. 1 Hotel for Service in Africa and the No. 1 Luxury Hotel in Africa.

20. Gran Hotel Son Net

Puigpunyent, Mallorca

Style: Boutique hotel
Starting Price: $450 CAD and up

Overview

In 1988 Gran Hotel Son Net was one of the first luxury hotels on the island. In 1998 Architectural Digest featured the hotel in an issue and called it “A Majorcan Idyll” and today the hotel maintains its reputation as a leader of luxury on the island. The property boasts an olympic size swimming pool, a treehouse, multiple dining options and a historic setting that center that has been tansformed for today’s modern traveler. The hotel has 31 rooms and suites, each named after an important figure in Majorcan history. All rooms feature the luxurious standards of a five-star hotel. Natural stone flagged floors and ancient beams are elegantly combined to give the hotel a truly rustic feeling. Materials for the hotel include stone, wood and tiles.

Location

The hotel sits at the feet of the Tramuntana Mountains in Mallorca. Located just 20 minutes from the historic center of Palma and 25 minutes from the airport.

Insider Secret

A prominent finca, the restoration was originally turned into a private home, making the finishes and care taken to be at an extraordinary level. It has now been fully restored to suit today’s modern traveler; although, it was the first luxury property on the island.

21. Hotel Gotham

Manchester, England

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Style: Luxury hotel
Starting Price: $244 CAD 

Overview

The spectacular 60 room Hotel Gotham in the heart of mid-town Manchester is housed in one of the city’s grandest, listed buildings – a former bank premises at 100 King Street designed by Edwin Lutyens and referenced in Pevsner’s Architectural Guide. Featuring 55 bedrooms and five Inner Sanctum Suites, it is a full-on sensory experience, brimming with burnished metals, dark polished woods, luxurious leather, roll top bath-tubs, as well as vintage suitcases, buckled belts and hat boxes that will transport you back to the golden age of travel.

Location

Edwin Lutyens designed the building at 100 King Street in 1928, with construction finishing in 1935. It has been painstakingly restored and transformed from it’s previous banking life into the handsome 60-room Hotel Gotham. The Art Deco, in a ‘neoclassical style’, building features Lutyens’ ingenious calculations. The top stage is two-thirds the middle stage which is two-thirds the bottom.

Hotel Gotham is set over seven floors, each with wonderful views across Manchester. The reception and restaurant are on the 6th floor with a striking club bar on the 7th.

Insider Secret

The architecture of the ‘King of King Street’ provided natural inspiration for the nostalgic yet decadent design direction. The layout of the bedrooms features wonderful travel trunk-style cocktail cabinets and wardrobes. Burnished metals teamed with dark polished woods and luxurious leather, are coupled with feminine notes of plum and raspberry; while soft velvet and faux fur are used liberally. Subtle references are made to the banking past with moneybag style laundry bags and ingot toiletry displays.

Luxury Resorts

1. Alila Villas Uluwatu

Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $1,047 CAD/night

Overview

Perched on limestone cliffs 100 meters above the Indian Ocean, each of Alila Villas Uluwatu’s 65 striking modern villas feature its own pool and private cabana with stunning views of aquamarine waters and golden sunsets. As an Earthcheck Gold certified property, Alila Villas Uluwatu follows a strict environmental sustainability policy beginning with construction using locally sourced materials wherever possible, and extending throughout the daily operation of the resort. Three onsite restaurants present wholesome Indonesian, Balinese and international fare sourced with local ingredients. Spa Alila puts a contemporary spin on ancient Asian healing techniques that feature the curative benefits of fresh, natural, quality ingredients; while daily morning yoga classes, aerial yoga and meditation provide ample opportunity to reconnect and recharge.

Location

Situated on an elevated plateau along the southern coastline of Bali on the Bukit Peninsula, conveniently located 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International airport, and 15 minutes from the Uluwatu Temple.

Insider Secret

Each of the 65 private villas (available with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms) offers a private pool and cabana with views of the Indian Ocean. This hotel was listed as one of the Top Resorts in Asia in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers Choice Awards, and its pools were named among the The Best Swimming Pools in the World by Conde Nast Traveller UK in 2016.

2. Laucala Island, Fiji

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Style: Luxury resort
Price: $6,283 per villa

Overview

Laucala Island is a 3,500 acre paradise gem located in Fiji. This private island accessible by its own airport has just 25 luxurious villas, each individually designed with an eye to traditional Fijian style and all with private pools, set amidst the swaying palms of coconut plantations, powdery white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, lush green mountains and breath-taking natural beauty.

In its mission to offer a sublime tropical experience, this 80% self-sustainable island prides itself on a philosophy which brings elements of the island into each guest experience, through produce which is raised and grown organically on the island. The farm-to-table concept in its 5 exclusive restaurants and bars offer a superb choice of international and local cuisines, complemented by an impressive cellar of fine wines.

An ultra-all-inclusive private island, voted as “Best Hideaway in the World” Laucala Island is often compared to ‘Paradise On Earth’.

Location

Laucala Island is located in the South Pacific, at 179° west Latitude and 18° south Longitude, in the archipelago of the Fiji Islands – Oceania, approximately 2,100 km (1,300 miles) north of Auckland.

Insider Secret

Laucala Island is perhaps best known for and enjoyed as, a kaleidoscope of sporting and cultural activities for guests of all ages. From an 18-hole championship course, Organic Spa, tennis, horseback riding, yoga, pilates, hiking, biking, trecking to meeting indigenous artists, everything is possible on Laucala Island. One of three in the world, the DeepFlight Super Falcon submarine is the only one available to the guests. Laucala Water Sports Center has sophisticated equipment for guests who wish to experience diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, kite-surfing, kayaking, fishing, sailing and more. The centre additionally has its own fleet of 14 boats for guests to enjoy.

3. Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $2,100 CAD

Overview

Set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll. Gili Lankanfushi™, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations, where ultimate privacy can be found.

Here your idyllic personal hideaway is one of our 45 spacious, rustic overwater villas crafted from natural wood and glass. A palette of sparkling blues paints the horizon, the ocean stretching to infinity wherever you gaze. The open design, with indoor and outdoor living space, allows you the freedom to be yourself, the sound of the sea and warm breeze soothing all senses. No noise, no distraction and a private, exclusive home that has to be seen to be believed.

Simply kick back and relax in our island of no news and no shoes, our very own Mr./Ms. Friday – so named after Robinson Crusoe’s loyal assistant and dear friend, a companion who will show you the way around the island and set you off on an amazing adventure right here. Available 24 hours a day, your Mr Friday, or Ms Friday, will be delighted to help arrange excursions, spa appointments, sunset cruises, restaurant reservations and even help pack or unpack your luggage. Parents will be pleased to know that Mr Friday can also keep the little ones entertained with storytelling and craft sessions.

Location

This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the Velana International Airport, the capital of the Republic of Maldives.

Insider Secret

Ultimate privacy can be found at Gili Lankanfushi™. With just 45 luxurious overwater villas, including Crusoe Residences and The Private Reserve reached only by boat, you’ll have a piece of paradise all to yourself. This tiny coral island surprises and amazes its guests at every turn with an array of fun packed or romantic activities available, that’s if you are able to pull yourself away from your very own ultra-luxurious environmentally conscious rustic living space.

4. Nihiwatu

Sumba, Indonesia

Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $1,112 CAD 

Overview

Located on the island of Sumba and 400 km to the East of Bali, Nihiwatu is an outpost to world-class surfing, the best sport fishing in Indonesia, hiking through breath taking waterfalls, ancient villages and butterfly trails and Stand-up Paddling down the Wanukaka River. For wellness aficionados the stunning yoga platform and the unique Nihi Oka Spa Safari allow for healthful holidays. The resort focuses on unregulated freedom, understated luxury, and providing unforgettable memories that allow guests to reconnect with a life lived simply, healthfully and mindfully. The property and main resort on West Sumba encompasses 567-hectares of land. All villas are built on terraces with private verandas. Nihiwatu was born of a vision to protect and preserve the unique culture and empower the local communities to support themselves and their families and give them the opportunity to improve their own lives.

Location

Asia’s dreamiest and unlikeliest beach resort sits on an obscure corner of an obscure Indonesian island with hardly any tourism development. Sumba is 250 miles southeast of Bali (and twice its size); travelers must fly there first to catch an hour-long flight to Sumba’s tiny Tambolaka airport. Nihiwatu is still the island’s only proper resort.

Insider Secret

The story of NIHIWATU® is a rare and fascinating tale that began when Sumba’s ancestors, the ‘Marapu,’ landed on its secluded beach centuries ago. Beliefs about their powers vary, but the Marapu spirit has remained a benevolent force on the island, protecting the way of life and attracting custodians whom honor and carry forth the heritage and stories of the Sumbanese people, past and present.

5. Jade Mountain

St. Lucia

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $1,110 CAD

Overview

Wrapped around an infinity pool with a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors, the Jade Mountain Club celebrates James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser’s “Jade Cuisine.” Hovering in space above the Jade Mountain Club is the Celestial Terrace, perfect for sunset cocktails or star-gazing.
A wide range of spa services can be enjoyed in the privacy of the Jade Mountain sanctuaries or at Kai en Ciel, Jade Mountain’s boutique spa and fitness studio. The resort and its dedicated resort team ensure outstanding service around the clock.

Enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of Jade Mountain with all of sister resort Anse Chastanet’s restaurants, bars, boutiques, art gallery, spa, scuba, bike and watersports facilities as well as 2 soft sand beaches available and easily accessible to Jade Mountain guests by foot or resort shuttle at all times

Location

Jade Mountain rises majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet. On St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline this cornucopia of organic architecture celebrates St. Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.

Insider Secret

Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature. With the fourth wall entirely absent, Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St. Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site, and of course, the eternal Caribbean Sea.

6. Makanyi Private Game Lodge

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price:$1,002 per person/night

Overview

The Makanyi Private Game Lodge is a luxurious and intimate safari lodge located in a Big Five area in the southern section of the Timbavati, where there are no other commercial lodges. It offers complete freedom for game drives with no time restrictions. The setting is luxurious but laid back and personalized, and facilities include a pool, gym and a spa.The lodge itself is top class and the value is fantastic.

Location

The Makanyi Private Game Lodge can be found in the southern section of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve at Greater Kruger National Park.

Insider Secret

The Luxury Pool Suites at the Makanyi Private Game Lodge come equipped with personal plunge pools.

7. Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $460

Overview

Atlantis, The Palm is the first entertainment resort destination in the region and located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai. Opened in September 2008, the unique ocean-themed resort features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions. as well as 17 hectares (approx. 42 acre) of waterscape amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark, all within a 46-hectare (approx. 113 acre) site. It is home to one of the largest open-air marine habitats in the world, with over 65,000 marine animals in lagoons and displays including The Lost Chambers Aquarium, a maze of underwater corridors and passageways providing a journey through ancient Atlantis. Aquaventure features 18 million liters of fresh water used to power thrilling waterslides, a 2.3-kilometer (approx. 1.4 miles) river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers. Dolphin Bay, the unparalleled dolphin conservation and education habitat, and Sea Lion Point were created to provide guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about one of nature’s most friendly mammals.

Location

Atlantis, The Palm is located in Dubai, on the crescent of the largest man-made island in the world, The Palm Island.

Insider Secret

Atlantis, The Palm is also known as the culinary destination in the region with a collection of world-renowned restaurants including Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay. The resort boasts an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops as well as extensive meeting and convention facilities.

8. Belle Mont Farm

St. Kitts, West Indies

Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $915 CAD 

Overview

At Belle Mont Farm, a luxury sustainable development, guests enjoy accommodations in 84 secluded guesthouses that feature private infinity pools and open verandas with alfresco bathrooms, complete with freestanding, roll-top bathtubs that offer sweeping views of rugged coastline, neighboring islands, and 400 acres of organic farmland that the property sits on. Farm-to-table experiences are offered including cooking classes and workshops. Guests are also encouraged to forage from the surrounding farmland and make use of the “edible” golf course.

Location

Belle Mont Farm is located on Kittitian Hill, a responsible community for a sustainable future. Kittitian Hill’s 400 acres of farmland is set between Mount Liamuiga and the Caribbean Sea in St. Kitts, West Indies. The extraordinary site affords views of the rugged coastline and neighboring islands.

Insider Secret

Belle Mont Farm offers the largest selection of tropical fruit in the Caribbean.

9. El Nido Resorts’ Pangulasian Island

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $1,132 CAD

Overview

Pangulasian Island is El Nido Resorts’ luxury island hideaway in Bacuit Bay, El Nido. The resort is set fronting a pristine beach and against a backdrop of tropical forest.Pangulasian Island has 42 deluxe accommodations built in contemporary Filipino architecture. There are eight Canopy Villas perched on stilts above the forest, and 24 Beach Villas and six Pool Villas close to the water. Discerning guests will be treated to luxurious amenities and impeccable and personalized service at Pangulasian Island.

Location

Pangulasian Island is El Nido Resorts’ Eco-Luxury island resort in Bacuit Bay, El Nido, Palawan. It is surrounded by crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches, and a wealth of flora and fauna. Spectacular ancient limestone cliffs tower over marine sanctuaries teeming with innumerable species of tropical fish and coral, as well as five species of endangered sea turtles. Lush forests abound with more than 100 species of birds. It is a truly exotic destination.

Insider Secret

Also known as the “Island of the Sun,” Pangulasian has breathtaking views of both the sunrise and sunset. Visitors can discover the diverse flora and fauna thriving in its forest.

10. Ocean House

Watch Hill, Rhode Island, United States

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Style:Luxury resort
Starting Price:$635

Overview

Ocean House offers a wealth of thoughtful amenities that deliver an unparalleled guest experience, including complimentary daily resort activities ranging from guided yoga to culinary education classes, complimentary use of four Mercedes-Benz convertibles for self-guided excursions, access to our state-of-the-art Center for Wine & Culinary Arts, access to our private beach on the Atlantic Ocean–complete with beach butler service–and so much more.

Location

Ocean House is situated on the bluffs of Watch Hill, Rhode Island overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Easily accessible from all major metropolitan areas in New England, Ocean House is approximately 3 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from Boston.

Insider Secret

Ocean House is an iconic New England seaside resort, and the first and only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star hotel in the state.

11. Kamalame Cay

Andros Great Barrier Reef, Andros, Bahamas

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Style: Luxury resort
Price: $589 CAD

Overview

Kamalame Cay is a 96-kilometre island, just a mile off the Andros Great Barrier Reef, that welcomes a maximum of 80 guests. Outfitted with tennis courts, freshwater pool, and overwater spa, this lushly landscaped getaway is ringed in miles of deserted white sand beach.

Location

Kamalame Cay is a private island resort just off Andros Island in the clear turquoise waters of the Bahamas.

Insider Secret

The very opposite of a big brand luxury resort, this privately owned and family run island is overseen by generations old West indies clan. Known for its laid back charm, convivial atmosphere, stylish decor, international wine list and excellent cuisine.

12. Phum Baitang

Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $543 CAD 

Overview

Phum Baitang, the “Green Village,” is a 5-star luxury resort near Siem Reap in Cambodia, gateway to the Angkor World Heritage Site and numerous natural wonders and cultural experiences. This elegant hideaway is set within eight acres of lush gardens and paddy fields. It comprises 45 spacious villas, 25 with private terrace and 20 with private plunge pool. The wooden and stilted villas are inspired both inside and out by traditional Cambodian design. During the day guests can enjoy a light meal or sample a refreshing homemade juice at the Pool Bar.

For elegant dining, Phum Baitang’s two restaurants, one locally-inspired and the other offering international cuisine, serve delicious meals using fresh organic herbs and vegetables from the resort’s own gardens. At the Cigar & Cocktail Lounge, guests can sip a cocktail while watching the sun set over lush paddy fields.

Location

Phum Baitang is just a 15-minute drive from the Siem Reap city centre and Angkor Wat. It’s just 10 minutes from Siem Reap International Airport

Insider Secret

Phum Baitang is an ideal hotel for traveling families. The Kids Club is a world of fun, learning and exploration, offering a variety of games and activities exploring Cambodian culture and history. Activities offered at the Kids Club include arts and crafts, puzzle games, water activities and cooking classes. Children can also take part in an Angkor discovery tour and in rice-harvesting activities. The energetic and fully-trained staff will ensure your children have an unforgettable stay.

13. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa

Gateway, Colorado, United States

Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $712 CAD

Overview

Located in a truly magical, remote setting featuring unexpected surprises designed to excite, stimulate and educate, the Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa is truly one of a kind. This must-visit property offers luxury, modern resort accommodations with a rustic flare and location-appropriate exterior architectural design that compliments its beautiful surroundings.

Location

The Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa is located in remote, western Colorado, near the Utah border. The town of Gateway dates back a century as a mining and ranching hub. Surrounded by stunning red rock canyons, alpine forests and the Dolores River.

Insider Secret

The Gateway Auto Museum located on property is one of the finest private collections of American automobiles in the world. Also featured at Gateway are helicopter tours, unique off-road adventures, luxury vehicle rentals and a Curator of Curiosity who educates guests on local geological and human history.

14. Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa

Marbella, Spain

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $705 CAD

Overview

The lush gardens that surround the Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf and Spa, with the Mediterranean Sea in the background, is something that every guest will enjoy. The serenity, the great spaces, the tranquility, the fragrance of the gardens and the singing of the birds are perceptions that people can only experience from the terraces of the suites. It is all truly unforgettable. The mixture of colour and furniture in our rooms was created for a selected type of customer, cultured, traveller and that whenever they returned to the hotel we could experience each one of our them as something different.

Location

Finca Cortesin is a spectacular independent hotel, golf and spa destination set in the rolling hills of southern Spain between Marbella and Sotogrande flanked by the Casares Mountains with sweeping views of the Mediterranean.

Insider Secret

The hotel’s fresh but grand design is inspired by traditional Andalucian architecture, the famous Hacienda’s, and gives every area a big, bright and luxuriously spacious feel that is so rare in Europe. Outside, design features include white walls, shady arcades and courtyards. The best time to visit is spring.

15. Rixos Bab Al Bahr

Ras Al Khaimah, Al Marjan Island, United Arab Emirates

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price:$458 per person/night

Overview

A resort with a difference, at Rixos Bab Al Bahr guests can indulge at no additional cost. With a few minor exceptions, everything is inclusive: from the kaleidoscope of dining options and unlimited premium beverages, to the diverse choice of entertainment and nightlife, kids club, spa, sports, and recreational activities. Even the mini bar is complimentary. And with its location in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the UAE’s most up-and-coming destinations ― Rixos Bab Al Bahr is the perfect getaway for UAE residents or international visitors alike.

Location

Rixos Bab Al Bahr situated on the pristine white sands of Ras Al Khaimah’s tranquil Marjan Island, 25 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah City Centre and a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.

Insider Secret

The spectacular pyramid design of Rixos Bab Al Bahr ensures that nearly every one of the resort’s 650 rooms and suites enjoys a view of the crystal blue Arabian Gulf. In addition to being the ultimate getaway for families and couples, one of the resort’s three pyramids is a dedicated adults-only zone and configured into suites to suit larger parties of friends.

16. Manoir Hovey

North Hatley, Quebec, Canada

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price:$2,364 per person/night

Overview

A secluded summer estate since 1900, Manoir Hovey, a 5-star Relais & Châteaux lakeside inn creatively combines old world charm and service with contemporary comforts and luxury. All bedrooms offer Free WiFi internet access, L’Occitane bathroom amenities, Frette towels, Nespresso machines, iHome docking stations for iPod/iPhone. The vast majority of our rooms have a lakeview and a large private balcony. Activities onsite vary depending on the seasons and are mostly included in our rates, including use bicycles, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, paddleboats, outdoor heated swimming pool, clay tennis court. Our award-winning Le Hatley Restaurant serves an ambitious, terroir-driven Quebec cuisine every day and our historic, antique-filled Tap Room bistro is open every day for lunch with a more casual dining experience.

Location

Manoir Hovey is located on the shores of Lake Massawippi, near the picturesque village of North Hatley, in the heart of Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

Insider Secret

Modeled on George Washington’s Mount Vernon home, Manoir Hovey is a beautiful southern styled mansion that combines old-world charm and service with contemporary luxury.

17. Wynn Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $259 CAD

Overview

The collection of fine dining restaurants at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore represent not only the best experiences to be had in Las Vegas, but some of the best to be had in the world. With six Forbes Travel Guide Four Star award-winning restaurants, a Michelin star, and countless awards bestowed on the chefs, the staff at the Wynn prides itself in presenting unparalleled service, splendid environments and unforgettable cuisine. Every restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore offers a vegan and vegetarian menu that is designed and prepared at the same caliber as any of the signature items served.

Overview

Wynn is located on the strip of Las Vegas Boulevard, in the heart of all of the action.

Insider Secret

Collectively, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore hold more Forbes Travel Guide award-winning restaurants than any other resort in North America.

18. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $392

Overview

Located in the legendary Rub’Al Khali, the largest uninterrupted sand desert in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara embraces the epic adventures of this evocative landscape by providing a luxury oasis for discerning travelers.

Location

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara is located approximately 190 kilometres from Abu Dhabi International Airport and is accessible by both car and helicopter. From a towering fortress in the Liwa Desert’s Empty Quarter or Rub’ al Khali, the largest uninterrupted body of sand in the world, explore the promise of rugged adventure and awe-inspiring beauty.

Insider Secret

The  Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is a sanctuary of wellbeing that draws on an array of ancient cultures at Anantara Spa. A choice of four dining venues offer the greatest Middle Eastern cuisine and fine gastronomic experiences from across the globe.

19. Whiteface Lodge

Lake Placid, New York, United States

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Style:Luxury resort
Starting Price:$393

Overview

As part of its resort-inclusive programming, all guests of Whiteface Lodge benefit from the experience of suite accommodations boasting a balcony, jetted tub and fireplace, full breakfast daily, warm, homemade cookies at turndown, nightly s’mores, and access to all resort amenities, including an ice skating rink, year-round hot tub, a 56-seat movie theater, game room complete with billiard, shuffleboard, foosball and two-lane bowling alley, fishing in a catch-and-release pond with all equipment provided, and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Guests can unwind in Kanu Lounge over dinner and signature cocktails with live music, indulge in a fine-dining experience in KANU, or lounge in one of two hand-crafted lean-tos that provide an inviting, sheltered spot for guests to gather over cigars, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by the fire pit. The world-class Spa at Whiteface Lodge offers a variety of renewing massages, bath rituals and other signature treatments inspired by the Adirondacks, from an Apple Cider Masque and Massage to the Whiteface Peak Facial.

Location

Whiteface Lodge is located in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains, tucked into the picturesque woodlands of Lake Placid, N.Y. It is just minutes from the village of Lake Placid, home to two Winter Olympics games (1932 and 1980), and a wealth of year-round activities. Whiteface Mountain has the highest vertical drop on the East Coast, providing skiing and snowboarding for all skill levels. Visitors can also enjoy attractions including the Olympic Museum, Olympic Ski Jump, Olympic Sports Complex Bobsled Ride, Ausable Chasm and High Falls Gorge. Additionally, the surrounding Adirondack Park offers recreation activities including mountain and trail hiking, road and mountain biking, fishing, swimming and boating. The park is home to five golf courses. Whiteface Lodge is a two-hour drive from Albany, N.Y., Burlington, Vt., and Montreal, and a five-and-a-half-hour drive from Boston and New York City. The area is also accessible by bus, train and commercial and charter planes.

Insider Secret

Whiteface Lodge is the vision of former Olympian and developer who, with decades of building experience, has created one of the grandest properties in the Adirondack Mountains. Its extraordinary, one-of-a-kind rustic timber design incorporates the use of traditional Adirondack wood and stone – including local timber milled on site, coupled with hand-crafted furnishings and details. The Adirondack Regional Tourism Council has honored Whiteface Lodge with the Annual Private Sector Tourism Partnership Award for the largest Adirondack tourism infrastructure investment in the last century. A true rarity is the mix of guests who visit the resort – about one half romantic getaways and one half family excursions. This proves that the Lodge serves as the destination for anyone and everyone looking to experience the Adirondacks authentically, but personalized to what they’re looking for in a vacation.

20. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort

Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $255 CAD and up

Overview

The Nantucket Hotel is an ideal Island getaway for couples and families. We offer guests use of two outdoor heated swimming pools; and complimentary membership in our on-site, state-of-the-art fitness and spa facility – The Nantucket Club, which features strength-training and cardio equipment, saunas, a hot tub, free fitness and yoga classes, and massages (for a fee). We also offer complimentary Children’s Day Programs; shuttle service to-and-from the ferries; shuttle service to two of the Island’s top beaches; cookies and beverages in the lobby; a Kids’ play area, make-your-own S’mores’ nights; complimentary rides on our antique fire truck; and more.

Location

The Nantucket Hotel is situated in Downtown Nantucket – close to the bustling Harbor, eclectic shops, fine restaurants, and interesting sightseeing opportunities.

Insider Secret

The Nantucket Hotel Staff prides itself in providing relaxed luxury, superior service, and the simple joys of a by-gone era to all of its guests. Guests can choose from hotel rooms, to one-and-two-bedroom cottages, to one-four-bedroom suites.

21. Chiva-Som International Health Resort

Hua Hin, Thailand

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $2,062 CAD per 3-night retreat

Overview

Fresh off a 12-month renovation in 2016, Chiva-Som International Health Resort is dedicated to revitalizing the mind, body and spirit and represents tranquility at its best with the beachfront, luxurious accommodations. Focusing on greater well-being and vitality, the destination spa offers extensive fitness, spa and holistic health retreats to restore, rejuvenate and redirect. Personalized programs and treatments are designed for each guest, blending Eastern philosophies with Western diagnostic skills.

Location

Chiva-Som is situated directly on the beach, and Hua Hin was the original resort town of the Royal Family.

Insider Secret

Chiva-Som has been a destination wellness retreat trendsetter since before it was a trend and continues to maintain its integrity. It has been a staple of the community for more than 21 years.

22. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $287 CAD

Overview

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas provides guests with residential-style accommodations being the city’s only casino and resort to offer private terraces and breathtaking skyline views of The Strip. Explore the one-of-a-kind restaurant collection featuring world-class and first-to-the-market chefs, let contemporary art and design exhilarate cultural sensibilities and vibrant nightlife capture the imagination. An eclectic mix of hand-selected boutiques, an unrivaled Pool District, 100,000 square-foot casino, and the serene Sahra Spa & Hammam complete an unforgettable luxury experience.

Location

Situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sits on 8.7 acres of land with 355 feet of Las Vegas Strip frontage at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design occupies a boutique-scale footprint, while its guests enjoy being at the epicenter of the vibrant city.

Insider Secret

The Cosmopolitan is home to an art collection that speaks to the hotel’s sophisticated style and character. From American classics by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to human-sized stiletto sculptures placed around the resort, the collection is as immersive as it is impressive. Works currently on display include John Chamberlain’s Seawater #27, Roy Lichtenstein’s Red Apple and Ingrid Calame’s tracings titled “Indianapolis Motor Speedway I.”

23. Cavallo Point Lodge

Sausalito, California, United States

Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $495 CAD

Overview

Consistently recognized as a Top Resort in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure, Cavallo Point Lodge is an upscale, family-friendly (and dog-friendly), environmentally sustainable resort just next to the Golden Gate Bridge on the Sausalito side of the San Francisco Bay. It sits just next to the Golden Gate Bridge and guests enjoy panoramic views of the bridge and SF city skyline. Located on the former Fort Baker military base, Cavallo Point has become a perfect place to enjoy nature, nurture, culture and adventure. The lodge’s restaurant Murray Circle, recently awarded Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, features seasonally-inspired, organic cuisine.

Location

Cavallo Point Lodge is located on the site of the former Fort Baker military base just next to the Golden Gate Bridge on the Sausalito side of the San Francisco Bay. It’s located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (California National Park). Guests and visitors enjoy panoramic views of the bridge and SF city skyline, as well as the Marin Headlands behind, featuring endless hiking and biking trails. Additionally, the lodge is about a 5-10 minute drive from downtown Sausalito, about 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco and within driving distance of the best wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma.

Insider Secret

The Healing Arts Center and Spa offers indulgent treatments including, ancient massage techniques, body treatments, facials, acupuncture, herbal consultations, hypnotherapy, and nutrition counseling, among other amenities. The lodge offers seasonally-inspired cooking classes, complimentary morning yoga, guided history hikes beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and even an Eco Luxe Pups package for traveling pets. Additionally, the lodge is within driving distance of the best wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma.

24. Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Style: Luxury resort
Starting Price: $155

Overview

Marking its 50th golden anniversary in 2016, Caesars Palace Las Vegas features 3,980 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the all-new Julius Tower, the world’s first 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, as well as celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa, Guy Savoy and MR CHOW.

Location

Perfectly situated at one of the busiest intersections at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the iconic Caesars Palace is centrally-located in a global destination that welcomes more than 42 million visitors annually.

Insider Secret

The style and character of Caesars Palace is iconic and recognized worldwide. The opulent, Roman-themed design and architecture have captured national and international attention throughout the resort’s rich 50-year history. With imported marble statuary and fountains, Caesars Palace is the definitive Las Vegas hotel and casino for all guests.

Luxury Lodge

1. Angama Mara

Maasai Mara National Reserve,Kenya

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Style: Luxury lodge
Starting Price:$2,364 per person/night

Overview

The Angama Mara is highly designed lodge with a breath-taking view, offset by a sweet and authentic fully-Kenyan staff.

Location

Balanced on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara sits 300m above the Maasai Mara – one of the world’s most lovely wildlife reserves.

Insider Secret

Angama Mara includes two totally separate camps composed of 15 tented suites each. Each tented suite is pushed right up to the edge of the Great Rift Valley, and every tent is glass-fronted. The four walls of the guest areas of the lodge are made of glass stacking doors, so on beautiful Mara days, the walls disappear and guests sit under a floating roof looking out over the view

2. Mashpi Lodge

Quito, Ecuador

Style: Luxury lodge
Starting Price: $1436 CAD all-inclusive

Overview

Mashpi Lodge offers an exclusive, adventurous experience on a 1,300 hectare private reserve in the mega-diverse Choco cloud forest, located conveniently within the extended Metropolitan District of Quito. Highlights of a stay at Mashpi include: climbing to the top of the reserve’s impressive observation tower; pedalling through the treetops on our innovative Sky Bike; soaking in the magnificent aerial view of the reserve from the heights of our new two-kilometre long cable car system, the Dragonfly; waking up early for morning birdwatching on the hotel’s terrace with naturalist guides who help you identify some of the reserve’s 400 bird species; and venturing onto jungle paths to find pristine waterfalls in the middle of the jungle.

Since its beginnings, Mashpi has served as an active research station for biologists, who recently discovered a new species of endemic magnolia, and our guests benefit from this research focus which puts them at the forefront of scientific discovery. Returning from the day’s explorations, guests arrive at the stunningly beautiful hotel, where they can relax from their activities in luxury accommodations and enjoy exquisite gastronomic options at every meal. Each of our 22 rooms offers excellent design and top amenities, bringing urban comfort into the heart of the cloud forest.

Location

Mashpi Lodge, a conservation property located within the extended Metropolitan District of Quito, forms a part of the Ecuadorian Choco rainforest, known as one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots. Stretching from Ecuador’s western coast to the south of Panama, the Choco is full of secrets that researchers are just beginning to uncover within its pristine forest environment. By way of a short and easy journey from Quito’s historic downtown centre, you can enter a whole other world of primal nature filled with dense jungle canopies, sparkling waterfalls and promising secrets.

Insider Secret

Mashpi Lodge is the only place in the world where you can immerse yourself in your own private jungle, exploring the magic and bio-diversity of our exclusive reserve in the Choco cloud forest – an ecosystem so pristine that our resident biologists have recently discovered previously unknown species of frogs and bromeliads – while maintaining all the comforts of an urban luxury experience.

3. andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp

Marai Mara, Kenya

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Style: Luxury lodge
Starting Price: $817 CAD 

Overview

Known as Kenya’s best loved safari camp, And Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers a quintessential game viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the Masai Mara or the Sabaringo River. The resort’s 12 Classic tents, 20 Superior tents and eight Superior View tents are laid out in immaculate grounds with leisurely groups of warthog feeding right outside the tent doors.

Location

Located where the riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality.

Insider Secret

Enhancing its signature elements of romance and nostalgia, the camp has been redesigned to better showcase its panoramic Masai Mara views. With timeless interiors that are simple yet contemporary and stylish, the new Kichwa Tembo enhances guests’ sense of privacy and enjoyment.

4. Mombo & Little Mombo

Okavango Delta, Botswana

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Style: Luxury lodge
Starting Price: $2,528 and up

Overview

The Okavango Delta is the 1000th World Heritage site and Wilderness Safaris’ flagship camps, Mombo & Little Mombo, are situated on Chiefs Island within this area, attracting an enormous volume and variety of animals making these camps hugely sought-after destinations. Mombo & Little Mombo offer authentic yet exceptionally spacious canvas and wood safari style tents, that reflect the beautiful natural environment in which they are situated. The camps’ offerings are unpretentious, yet still equipped with all the luxuries enjoyed at a high-end safari camp in a highly remote wilderness location.

Deeply committed to Wilderness Safaris 4Cs sustainability ethic (Commerce, Community, Culture and Conservation), the camps are 100% solar powered and practice environmentally sound techniques to ensure that the area in which it is situated remains as pristine as possible. Amazing food and wine paired with authentic down-to-earth intuitive service, complemented by highly trained and personable safari guides leaves guests feeling truly pampered, informed and relaxed, yet in no doubt as having been in one of the last truly wild areas of Africa.

Location

Mombo & Little Mombo are located in the private Mombo Concession, on northern tip of Chief’s Island within the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Known as “The Place of Plenty”, this pristine area has an incredibly nutrient rich soil, which in turn attracts a large variety of animals all year round. The camps’ exclusive tented suites are nestled amongst large trees that overlook a seasonal floodplain. Due to the remote location, guests are only able to access Mombo & Little Mombo by fixed wing plane.

Insider Secret

Mombo & Little Mombo are the epitome of authentic safari bush camps with style, designed to add to and reflect the natural area in which they are situated. While the camps are renowned for offering the most unashamed (but appropriate and sustainable) luxury and some of the best game viewing in Africa, its main reason for being or ‘purpose’ is to conserve this pristine environment in order to re-establish continentally important populations of black and white rhino in the Okavango Delta. Deeply committed to having as light an eco-footprint as possible, the camps are run on 100% solar power and continue to make a positive contribution to community empowerment through employment opportunities and support of various other programmes such as Children in the Wilderness.

5. Woodbury Tented Camp

Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Style: Luxury lodge
Starting Price: $271 CAD 

Overview

Woodbury Tented Camp is an intimate family-run Camp with a heartfelt service. Tucked into the embracing hillside thicket with breath-taking views, overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman’s River. Allows a rustic and secluded luxury with an authentic personalized African safari experience.

Camp consists of eight large, comfortable en-suite tents all on raised bases, each with their own private patios. Provide the seclusion, tranquillity and an intimacy with the bush like no other. Each tent has king size or twin beds at your request with hot running water and electricity, along with all of your amenities required to make your stay comfortable.

Camp life is centered around the thatch and canvas main dining and lounge area, with it’s expansive deck overlooking the Woodbury plain and waterhole. A wide variety of game species such as zebra, giraffe, buffalo and elephant fill the passing parade, while fish eagles soar overhead with their hauntingly call echoing across the valley.

Location

Malaria free Eastern Cape, South Africa – Tucked into the embracing hillside thicket with breath-taking views, overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman’s River.

Insider Secret

Woodbury Tented Camp is an intimate family-run camp with a heartfelt service. The Gush family arrived with the British settlers of 1820 and today their descendants, cousins Giles and Richard Gush are two of the founders of the Amakhala Game Reserve. Woodbury Tented Camp began in 1999 as a small, rather unusual lodge concept using 19th Century covered wagons as bedrooms. However, the romance of the idea proved greater than the practicality and they soon realized why their pioneering fore-fathers were so anxious to step out of their wagons and build more comfortable and permanent abodes.

Inn

1. Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island, Newfoundland

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Style: Inn
Starting Price: $1,675 CAD for full board and meals

Overview

Fogo Island Inn sits on an island, off an island, off one of the four corners of the Earth. Every one of its 29 one-of-a-kind guest suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. The award-winning Inn is built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. The staff of the Inn look after guests with profound warmth and unbounded care, because hospitality is a way of life on Fogo Island. The fourth floor rooftop deck houses the Inn’s wood-fired saunas and two outdoor hot tubs, providing stunning views of the North Atlantic and allowing guests to stargaze with uninterrupted views of the ocean over your shoulder and of the sky above you.

Location

Fogo Island is a remote, yet accessible island located off the Northeast Coast of Newfoundland, Canada, along “Iceberg Alley” in the Labrador Strait. It is the largest of an archipelago of islands at the very eastern edge of the North American continent. Guests arrive on our shores after a short scenic ferry ride to find themselves at one of the four corners of the Earth.

Insider Secret

Fogo Island Inn is a community asset, and 100% of operating surpluses are reinvested into the community to help secure a sustainable and resilient future for Fogo Island, Newfoundland

2. The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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Style: Inn
Starting Price: $425 CAD

Overview

The Chanler at Cliff Walk prides itself on service and quality interactions with every guest. The luxury hotel’s top amenities include a complimentary house car service that takes guests anywhere in Newport, complimentary bicycles in collaboration with Tokyobikes and a complimentary glass of Spiced Pear sparkling wine at check-in.

On the property grounds, visitors will find The Spiced Pear restaurant. It is a fine dining restaurant that features thoughtful cuisine, offering an inventive interpretation of classic New England dishes and French influences. The Chanler also has seasonal outdoor dining on the Cliff Walk Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Cliff Walk.

Location

The Chanler at Cliff Walk is the first mansion located on Cliff Walk in historic Newport, Rhode Island. The hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Easton’s Beach, and is mere minutes from all major points of interest within Newport. The hotel is less than a mile away from popular sights such as the Tennis Hall of Fame, The Breakers and other Newport Mansions, the wharfs of the downtown waterfront, Bellevue Avenue, Thames Street, Salve Regina University, and more. Providence/T. F. Green Airport: 28 miles, 35 minutes.

Insider Secret

Each of the guest rooms offers a one-of-a-kind stay. All guest rooms feature custom linens and upholstery, as well as distinguished designs and are imbued with a variety of different styles characteristic of Newport’s rich history.

3. Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

Style: Inn
Starting Price: $540 and up

Overview

Discover Tofino through the only resort on Chesterman Beach. The Wickaninnish Inn offers magnificent views of the open ocean set against a backdrop of old-growth forest. A dedicated Clef’s d’Or Concierge custom creates readily available Tofino packages such as: wildlife viewing, fishing, ocean sports, and arts and cultural experiences. Uncompromising service and a range of in-house amenities, such as Ancient Cedars Spa and The Pointe Restaurant, make for memories reaching far beyond the tangible.

Location

The township of Tofino, minutes from the Inn, is a relaxed, casual place completely given to unwinding and getting back to nature. It is an intriguing mix of wide sandy beaches and old growth forests, fishing boats and whale-watching zodiacs, loggers and surfers, casual eateries and eclectic fine dining. The region is a year-round destination where you can witness the drama of a winter storm, bask in the warmth of a summer day, or explore natures’ magic in a tidal pool.

Insider Secret:

The family owned and operated Wickaninnish Inn, was built with a vision to sharing a pride and passion of place with travelers from around the world.

4. Brewery Gulch Inn

Mendocino, California, United States

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Style: Inn
Starting Price: $392 CAD

Overview

Brewery Gulch Inn is located bluff-top overlooking the rugged Mendocino coast. It is a clean, contemporary craftsman-style lodge constructed from eco-salvaged redwood. Thirteen-foot-tall windows in the Great Room frame postcard views of Smuggler’s Cove and the Pacific, and that same view can be seen from 10 of the 11 guest rooms. A stay at the inn includes breakfasts and dinners prepared daily by an executive chef and featuring locally-sourced, organic ingredients. From the moment guests step across the threshold, this hotel’s goal is to wrap them in a cocoon of comfort. This is the Brewery Gulch experience.

Location

The Brewery Gulch Inn can be found perched atop a bluff overlooking California’s rugged Mendocino coast.

Insider Secret

This award-winning hotel is essentially an eco-salvaged redwood cathedral boasting breathtaking views and world-class service.

5. The Inn at Little Washington

Washington, Virginia, United States

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Style:Inn
Starting Price:$662 CAD

Overview

The Inn is a restorative retreat. The 26-acre campus includes formal gardens, green houses and vegetable gardens which grow most of restaurant’s produce in season. The grounds are also home to a flock of sheep, two llamas, goats and a brood of chickens. Each of its 24 richly appointed guestrooms, suites and private cottages were decorated by Joyce Conwy Evans, a London stage and set designer for whom the hotel has become a life’s work.

Location

The Inn is located in the tiny village of Washington, Virginia, 67 miles southwest of Washington DC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is in the heart of Virginia wine country and just 12 miles from Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.

Insider Secret

The owner of the Inn was inspired by the great country house hotels of France and England. When The Inn opened in 1978 there were no models in the U.S., so they turned back to Europe for design. Each of the luxurious guest rooms has its own style and personality, with layers of gorgeous fabrics and wallpapers setting the scene.

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About the Author: Courtney McCaffrey

Courtney McCaffrey is a freelance writer and editor based in Wilmington, N.C. In addition to writing, she lives for travel - seeing new places, learning new cultures and surfing new waves.

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