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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, Nizwa, Oman

As one of the world’s loftiest resorts at 9,800 ft, Anantara has breathtaking views of vast, jagged canyons that are best enjoyed from the hotel’s protruding platform, Diana’s Point (named for Princess Diana). It’s incredible to see such a high level (literally) of luxury in such a remote, natural place, with in-villa infinity pools, three divine restaurants and excellent activities. […]

Awasi Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina

Each private villa at Awasi Iguazú is surrounded by the lush Atlantic Forest. They’re spread out far enough that the only sounds you’ll hear when you step outside on your private patio will be the jungle’s chirping birds. The villas are built on stilts to minimize the environmental impact of the resort and have a plunge pool, sun loungers and […]

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Bulgari Dubai, Dubai, UAE

It’s somewhat of a challenge to make a stir in the luxury hotel scene in a place as extravagant as Dubai, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s Bulgari. Set on a seahorse-shaped island in Jumeirah Bay, the hotel’s unmistakable white coral-esque structure was designed by Antonia Citterio Patricia Viel and opened in 2017. Within the hotel grounds, […]

Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE

Needing little introduction, the Burj Al Arab is known the world over for its inconceivably grand design and top-notch amenities. An absolute riot of color, pattern and overt lavishness, the hotel’s bold decor is not for minimalists. Often voted as the most luxurious hotel in the world (and a regular in Elite Traveler’s Top Hotels and Top Suites lists), it […]

Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina

Argentina’s answer to Napa Valley is in the Mendoza Province at Cavas Wine Lodge, positioned within a 55-acre vineyard that produces some of the country’s most revered wines. It’s hard to miss the Andes Mountains in the background from almost anywhere on the property, but every room has a west-facing view so you won’t miss one second of the sparkling […]

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Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Motu Tehotu, French Polynesia

Set on an island off northeast Bora Bora’s cerulean lagoon, this remote resort brings crystal-clear water and swathes of white sand together with uninterrupted views of the mainland’s emerald mountains. Stroll from the landscaped gardens surrounding a freeform infinity pool, restaurants and spa to wooden walkways that arch out to sea. Teak-fitted overwater bungalows line these boardwalks, and each bungalow […]

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hotel Fasano was first recognized as one of Brazil’s hot spots during the 2016 Summer Olympics, and it remains one of the most exclusive stays for Brazil’s tastemakers. Mingle with the city’s who’s who in the sexy Baretto-Londra restaurant, or take in views of Ipanema Beach from the Pool Bar deck with a glass of bubbly. The 91-room hotel was […]

Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia

James Cook named Lizard Island when he saw its yellow-spotted monitors during his 1770 exploration. Rich in wildlife and scenically stunning, this is the only resort built within a 2,500-acre expanse of national park, and is the northernmost resort on the Great Barrier Reef. Grassland, eucalyptus and acacia woodland grow across land rising to over 1,177 ft, white sand merges […]

Palace Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

In its moat-side position adjacent to the Imperial Palace Gardens, this hotel was originally home to the Forestry Office of the Imperial Household before being transformed into a hotel in the 1940s. Following a three-year rebuild before opening again in 2012, the property now shines for its cutting-edge Japanese design, as well as its privileged position and impressive outlook. In […]

Qualia, Hamilton Island, Australia

Australia’s Unesco-listed Great Barrier Reef is among the world’s most astounding sites, and Qualia is right on its edge on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island. Open-sided pavilions sit amid the Australian eucalyptus of this resort’s private precinct, with local timber, sandstone and glass reflecting the surroundings, and light-filled rooms opening out onto sundecks with infinity pools. The resort’s isolated […]

The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Located on the top floors of the landmark Times Square Building, The Reverie Saigon mesmerizes with eclectic Italian design and unabashed opulence. Take a seat on a 16-ft  Colombostile sofa made of purple ostrich leather and admire the Murano glass ceiling installation in the lobby. A different Italian design house fashioned each suite, so you can stay in an understated […]