Today’s discerning travelers expect much more than just the run-of-the-mill hotel service and amenities—and rightly so. Fortunately, many properties are vying to capture their attention with cultural are programs, family-friendly packages, multi-million dollar refurbishments, incredible tennis and golf facilities, and so much more. Now, choosing where to stay may come down to simply selecting which features you find most appealing. To start, check out these hand-selected luxury hotels and resorts…
The Fairmont Beijing · Beijing, China
One of China’s most sought after hotels, the Fairmont Beijing welcomes guests to the heart of the capital’s bustling business district. Surrounded by Fortune 500 companies and premier office towers, the hotel is located across from renowned shopping at the local Pearl and Silk Market. The hotel’s gate-form-architecture showcases natural light-filled interiors accented by contemporary Chinese artwork. Guest rooms and suite interiors blend traditional and contemporary Chinese style with floor- to-ceiling-windows and state-of-the-art amenities. Original dining concepts and dishes include the chic Lunar 8—serving renowned crispy Peking Duck—to delicious Wagyu beef at The CUT and outstanding bubbly at the seductive Champagne Bar. Spanning three levels on the sky bridge, the Willow Stream Spa provides a tranquil urban getaway complemented by a state-of-the-art fitness facility and yoga studio.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel · Santa Monica, California
With its sunny beachfront setting and stunning ocean views, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel pairs laid-back luxury with contemporary Southern California comfort and gracious hospitality. Located in the heart of Santa Monica, the hotel has 32 rooms, including 15 one-bedroom suites and four custom-designed luxury suites. Hotel features include an ocean view pool, direct access to Santa Monica Beach and close proximity to the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. At Ocean & Vine, experience contemporary Californian cuisine which highlights locally-caught seafood, Farmers’ Market vegetables and expertly paired wines. Visit Papillon Lounge to enjoy a stellar selection of Loews Signature Cocktails while soaking in a magnificent sunset over the Pacific. For ultimate relaxation, the hotel’s Ocean Spa & Fitness has recently undergone a complete transformation to feature eco-friendly design elements to keep you feeling relaxed… naturally.
Hotel Negresco · Nice, France
Individually decorated to reflect the most significant periods of French art and history, Hotel Negresco’s 125 pet-friendly rooms and suites feature the latest technology, a wide collection of furniture from Louis XIII up to Art Déco, and warm colors. Fresh from an extensive six-month renovation, the Negresco features a new business center and a new executive 5th floor with private access and check-in, lounge area, new rooms and suites, and exclusive servies. The Façade and Gustave Eiffel glass dome of the Salon Royal (listed as a historic monument) have also been completely refurbished. For superb dining, the hotel’s Chantecler restaurant, decorated in a Regency style with 18th-century woodwork, is one of the finest in Nice. And Brasserie La Rotonde, an informal brasserie, has been redesigned with a new terrace overlooking the Promenade des Anglais.
The Setai · Miami Beach, Florida
Nestled in the heart of Miami’s effervescent South Beach, The Setai presents 85 rooms and 45 suites highlighted with Dux beds, Illy espresso machines, Bose surround-sound entertainment systems, flat-screen televisions, high-speed Internet access and more. The Setai’s Grande Suite features over 3,500 square feet of grandiose living space; and the penthouse exhausts superlatives with over 10,000 square feet of space complete with a private butler. The Spa and the Setai transports guests to the Pacific Rim with soothing treatment suites specifically outfitted to ensure guests receive a tailored therapeutic experience with tranquil views of the pool and ocean. Whether dining at the trademark Restaurant, with its enticing Asian cuisine, or The Grill, with its rustic environs and fine offerings and wine, guests will experience miami’s most spectacular cuisine at any of the Setai’s superb dining venues.
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park · Chicago, Illinois
A style icon, the Fairmont Chicago rests near legendary Grant Park and vibrant Millennium Park, the Art Institute and Michigan Avenue’s shopping playground. Accommodations show off contemporary furnishings in earthy shades accented with colorful throw pillows. Marble-tiled bathrooms offer separate tubs and showers with cascading rainfall showerheads. Rooms include a 42-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, dressing area with a large closet, high-speed wireless internet access and stunning lake-front views. Fairmont Gold, a hotel within a hotel, offers exclusive service with a private lounge. At mySpa, personalized therapies and treatment rooms include a wide array of music choices plus iPod docks. The hotel’s restaurants feature local and organic ingredients. Aria serves luscious New World Asian cuisine; While Eno offers nearly 500 wines and 35 different cheeses accompanied by dried fruit, honey and nuts, and handmade chocolate truffles.
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