It’s an inevitable question that nearly all travelers ask at one time or another: Where to go next? If you’re in need of a little travel inspiration—whether it’s the glitz and glamour of the big city, the endless sun and surf of an exotic island or the old-world elegance of a charming village-like setting—we know just where to find it and plenty of fun and relaxation. Go ahead, take a well-deserved break from the everyday and experience the ultimate in travel luxury with one of these unforgettable retreats where beauty is always in the details.
Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada
Truly fit for royalty and centrally positioned on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace showcases lavish guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a majestic pool and garden complex, world-class spa, renowned casino and illustrious entertainment venues. The incomparable and timeless resort touts spectacular new additions including the gleaming 668-room Octavius Tower and first-ever Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge opened in summer 2012. An epicurean epicenter, Caesars Palace is home to over 26 cafés and restaurants, including The Old Homestead Steakhouse, Restaurant Guy Savoy, and Rao’s, the celebrated New York Italian restaurant. Caesars Palace’s plush amenities and accommodations exceed the finest standards. In addition, Caesars Palace features over 130,000 square feet of dynamic casino space and the Forum Shops at Caesars, presenting an upscale selection of luxe designer boutiques like Louis Vuitton and Valentino.
Gran Meliá Rome Hotel – Rome, Italy
Housed on the site of the historic Villa Agrippina, the Gran Meliá Rome Hotel is a luxurious five star masterpiece that balances traditional opulence with contemporary sophistication along the banks of the Tiber River. Priceless relics grace the hotel’s grandiose public spaces, while the hotel’s similarly inspired quarters are adorned with custom bedding, large wardrobes, picture windows, HD flat-screen televisions and Nespresso machines. Discerning guests will enjoy RedLevel, the hotel’s exclusive enclave presenting signature services like private check-in, personalized butlers and much more. The hotel showcases and extraordinary collection of dining venues, Ortiz Domiziani garden and YHI Wellness (featuring European spa treatments, steam bath and sauna). Famed sites such as the Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Navona and Piazza del Patheon are all within easy access from the Gran Meliá Rome.
Stonefield Estate Villa Resort & Spa – Soufrière, St. Lucia
Set amid the lush foliage of a former lime and cocoa plantation and nestled at the base of the awe-inspiring Pitons, Stonefield Estate Villa Resort & Spa is St. Lucia’s premiere luxury boutique resort. The estate, embraced by the boundaries of the Pitons UNESCO World Heritage Site, sprawls over 26 acres and commands views of beautiful Petit Piton. The resort’s villas are beautiful, airy and bright, accented with allusions to French colonial style. Villas are self-contained with secluded private pools and private garden showers. For tropical dining, the resort’s Mango Tree Restaurant presents sumptuous cuisine in a magnificent atmosphere. To experience true relaxation, the on-site Bamboo Door spa hosts a complete menu of treatments and comprehensive spa packages. Stonefield Estate Villa Resort is only minutes away from the colonial town of Soufriere, and Malgretoute and Jalousie beaches.
The American Club Resort – Kohler, Wisconsin
As one of the few five-star properties in the Midwest, The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, touts a rich history of elegance and casual village charm. Pure luxury emanates throughout the resort and guests can stay in designer accommodations, relax at the five-star Kohler Waters Spa, sample exquisite dining at The Immigrant Restaurant or enjoy rounds of championship golf at four Pete Dye-designed courses. All 185 rooms at The American Club feature an assortment of upscale amenities. The resort’s refined Carriage House presents 55 contemporary guest rooms with unprecedented access to a number of amenities, including a sumptuous glass-enclosed deck with whirlpool, fireplace and lounge. Guests have complimentary use of the Sports Core Helath & Racquet Club and can book advance tee times at Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits golf venues.