A trip to a world-class hotel, resort or restaurant is truly a journey to another world—one where anything and everything is possible. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, discerning travelers not only expect a heightened level of service that caters to every need and want, but they desire an experience that transcends all expectations of comfort and luxury. Here are some of our favorite places where you can relax, unwind and dine in pure bliss…
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
New York City, New York
Voted the “#1 Best Hotel in New York City” and #7 in all of the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park offers the elegance of a private home in the heart of New York City. With 259 lavish guestrooms, including 47 suites, the hotel is an easy walk to Fifth Avenue, Broadway, Rockefeller Center and Lincoln Center. Accommodations feature 400-thread-count French sateen linens, marble bathrooms and Etro bath accessories. Additional hotel features include an on-site fitness center, wireless Internet access, The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge, and La Prairie at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. Unique culinary experiences await guests at BLT Market where Chef Laurent Tourondel provides the perfect breakfast and dinner. For an unforgettable social venue, The Star Lounge highlights the cocktail creations of the Ritz-Carlton hotel’s legendary New York bartender, Norman Bukofzer.
Hôtel De Crillon
Regally housed in an 18th century palace commissioned by Louis XV, the historic Hôtel de Crillon reigns along the world-famous Place de la Concorde in the heart of Paris. The renowned hotel has hosted the illustrious likes of King George V, Sir Winston Churchill, President Theodore Roosevelt and the Dalai Lama. A bastion of Parisian glamour, the hotel touts 103 sumptuous guest rooms and 44 suites recently restored in the Louis XV style. Luxe accommodations feature rich furnishings and the latest modern conveniences such as marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, and flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. For exceptional dining, the hotel’s Restaurant L’Obé is a choice gathering place for divine Parisian cuisine. Should gourmet snacks and global cocktails be preferred, the Crillon Bar hosts a chic and subtle atmosphere for soaking up the joie de vivre.
Les Ambassadeurs, Hôtel de Crillon
Located in one of the oldest and most enduring luxury hotels in the world, the one-Michelin-star Les Ambassadeurs lavishes a gastronomic experience unlike any other. The restaurant’s setting—formerly a ballroom—is grand and majestic, impressive in its scope as well as in the splendor of its Louis XV decoration. This inspiring ambience is adorned in marble marquetry, sparkling crystal chandeliers and ceiling frescoes. Les Ambassadeurs has received numerous awards and is acknowledged as one of the best dining venues in all of Paris. Menu high points include French imperial caviar with cucumber aspic and blinis; and roasted squab with tiny glazed squab’s leg in a filo pastry. Decadent desserts such as soft hazelnut biscuit with “Jivara” chocolate mousse and passion fruit sorbet; and citrus fruit baba with yuzu sorbet and light rhum mousse are certain to please every taste.
St. Martin, French West Indies
Cloaked in lush tropical foliage on 55 pristine acres of secluded beachfront, the world-class La Samanna luxury resort offers a superior level of accommodations with 83 rooms and suites, and 8 sumptuous new villas. Guests can partake of three championship tennis courts, a Pilates studio, two fresh-water swimming pools, an array of water sports, and restorative therapies at La Samanna Spa. Complementing La Samanna’s luxe amenities are exquisite dining options that incorporate fresh island flavors at Le Reserve, delectable casual fare at the Poolside Grill, and specialty cocktails and lobster barbeques at the Beach Bar. At La Cave, guests dine amongst 12,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines while enjoying some of the Caribbean’s most acclaimed food. Just outside of La Samanna, art museums and attractions are only 10 minutes away by car in the capital city of Marigot.
Paradisus Playa Del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
In November 2011, Paradisus Resorts unveils two new resorts in Playa del Carmen. The adults-only Paradisus La Perla will host 394 elegant suites, including 60 swim-up suites. Along with daily activities, guests will enjoy challenging golf nearby and life enriching activities such as tango dance classes and sushi making. The resorts will share 10 restaurants and eight bars, including the signature Gabi Club located in the Zócalo. At the family-friendly Paradisus La Esmeralda, families will have the opportunity to choose from 512 elegantly appointed suites, including 56 swim-up suites. Paradisus La Esmeralda is certain to keep everyone entertained with a spectacular 57,000-square-foot pool, Hydro Grill and Kid’s Zone. Both resorts will also share a YHI Spa and Health Club, while each presenting their own dramatic free-form pools and artful landscapes.
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