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When Only the Finest Will Do

Sip Champagne from a private hotel balcony overlooking the ocean, enjoy butler service in your sprawling suite or let sparks fly during a romantic private dinner — it's all in the name of luxury travel. Discover the finest resorts, Michelin-starred restaurants and a wealth of spas in the world's finest destinations.

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Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic The Gran Bahia Cayo Levantado is the only resort with its own private island in the Dominican Republic. Soak up the sun at the scenic beaches and beautiful pools, and relax in the luxurious rooms with private jacuzzi tubs. Read the Gran Bahias review 960 1280

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Gran Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic
The 2 gorgeous pools have bars nearby and plenty of lounge chairs, and both are exceptionally clean. The snack bar at the beach pool has a basic buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, rice, salad and selected entrees.Read the Gran Bahia's review
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Ke Iki Beach Bungalows
Oahu, Hawaii
Relax in the hammocks on the quiet beach at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, a charming but no-frills property on Oahu's picturesque North Shore. Oahu's most famous surfing spots are just down the street.Read the Ke Iki's review
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Ke Iki Beach Bungalows
Oahu, Hawaii
Location trumps luxury at these 11 beachfront bungalows. The bungalows are modest, with few amenities and minimal service, but a beautiful beach is just steps away. Read the Ke Iki's review
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Hotel Hana-Maui
Maui, Hawaii
The Hotel Hana-Maui delivers rustic luxury in the middle of Maui's lush and secluded east coast. It's not directly on the beach, but it has 2 beautiful pools. Read the Hana-Maui's review
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Hotel Hana-Maui
Maui, Hawaii
Hotel Hana-Maui has incredible service, a top-notch spa, excellent food and 77 rooms on acres of property. It may be hard to reach, but it's worth the trip.Read the Hana-Maui's review
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Jake's
South Coast, Jamaica
Jake's is a member of Island Outpost, Jamaica's trendiest hotel group. Guests come to unplug -- there's no phone, internet, or TV in the cottages. Read Jakes' review
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Jake's
South Coast, Jamaica
Jake's is a particular favorite because of the on-site painting and yoga classes, excellent food and the Driftwood Spa. The spa has several open-air treatment rooms that are built into cliffs overlooking the ocean. Read Jakes' review
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Geejam
Port Antonio, Jamaica
The setting of the Geejam is gorgeous, the service is extraordinary, and one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches is only 10 minutes away. The hotel offers guests peaceful isolation, but one of it's drawbacks is that there are no pool or spa facilities. Read the Geejam's review
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Geejam
Port Antonio, Jamaica
The Geejam is made up of only 5 private, high-tech cottages in the lush foothills of Port Antonio. Modern electronics in the rooms include 42-inch flat-screens, AppleTV, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Read the Geejam's review
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Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort
St. John, US Virgin Islands
Caneel Bay sits on 170 acres of a protected national park, dotted with 7 remote beaches. The largest beach also attracts non-resort guests, but the other beaches on the property are much more secluded. Read Caneel Bay's review
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Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort
St. John, US Virgin Islands
Caneel's attentive service and gorgeous setting make it one of the Caribbean's best secluded resorts. The most notable of the hotel's 4 restaurants is Equator-- built inside and on top of an 18th-century sugar mill. Read Caneel Bay's review
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Mayflower Hotel
Mayflower Hotel

Mayflower Hotel

The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
Eliot Spitzer's infamous, resignation-inducing hook-up in Room 871 with prostitute Ashley Dupre earned the Mayflower instant notoriety. But it wasn't the first celebrity scandal in the hotel's colorful past. President Clinton was photographed publically embracing Monica Lewinksy at a 1996 campaign event here, and House prosecutors later interviewed Lewinsky in the Presidential Suite before Clinton's impeachment trial.
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Washington Hilton

Washington Hilton

Washington Hilton
Right outside the Washington Hilton, President Reagan was shot in the lung at the hand of mentally ill John Hinckley Jr. in 1981 after giving a speech at the hotel. The action was fueled by Hinckley Jr.'s obsession with Jodie Foster. It is thought that he was playing out a scene in Taxi Driver where a deranged man tried to murder a politician to win the actress's character over (we don't recommend this technique to woo a woman). Needless to say, he was deemed insane and is now in an asylum.
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Wardman Park Hotel

Wardman Park Hotel

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is known for war-time celebrity scandals. Just before the U.S. entered World War II, a British Spy using the name Cynthia used the hotel as a base while spying on the French Vichy Embassy. Considered a swallow ' a person who uses sexuality during war-time to gain information ' her flirtatious nature worked to her advantage and she was able to access top-secret documents during her stay at the Marriott.
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The Jefferson

The Jefferson

The Jefferson
This elite D.C. boutique is named after a founding father with an ignonimious sex life, so it's only fitting that it was the scene of a salacious modern-day political sex scandal. Strategist Dick Morris resigned in 1996 after a woman claimed he paid her for sex at The Jefferson. The event was made more famous after it was reported that during their rendezvous he sucked her toes and allowed her to listen in on his phone with President Clinton (we're hoping not at the same time).
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The Hay Adams

The Hay Adams

The Hay Adams
One of the oldest and most historical hotels in the District, the Hay-Adams has certainly seen some celebrity scandals during its time. The most notorious occurred in 1989 when Carl 'Spitz' Channell, known as an extremely conservative right-wing activist, held a fundraiser at the hotel to fund weapons for Nicaraguan rebels. He later pled guilty to charges relating to the Iran-Contra-Affair.
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MGM Grand

MGM Grand

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
Although his multiple (and we mean multiple) affairs did not surface until 2009, Tiger Woods was allegedly cheating on wife as early as one year into their 2004 marriage. The first of his many mistresses to come forward, Jaimee Grubbs said that she met Woods in 2007 at a Las Vegas nightclub. After asking her over to his table, Woods invited Grubbs back to his suite at the MGM Grand -- a night which resulted in an 18-month affair (and numerous dropped endorsements).
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Four Seasons New York

Four Seasons New York

Four Seasons New York
Apparently steroids aren't Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez's only vice: He has reportedly entertained a number of high-class prostitutes at this swanky establishment while still married -- ladies supplied to him by none other than former New York governor Eliot Spitzer's madame of choice, Kristin Davis.
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Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont
Jessica Simpson may act like a ditzy blonde, but she had to know what she was getting into with this one -- in 2004, while she was still married to Nick Lachey, Simpson allegedly starting hooking up with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine at the Chateau Marmont. Shortly after the divorce was finalized, she was photographed leaving the hotel wearing Levine's shirt.
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Loews Regency

Loews Regency

Loews Regency
This family-friendly luxury hotel on the Upper East Side hardly seems like a place for sleazy encounters, but that didn't stop Rielle Hunter from propositioning John Edwards after spotting him at the Regency hotel bar. Elizabeth Edwards wrote in her book, Resilience, that Rielle "wait[ed] for him outside the hotel hours later when he returned from a dinner, wait[ed] with the come-on line, 'You are so hot.'" And we all know where that led...
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Soho Grand Hotel

Soho Grand Hotel

Soho Grand Hotel
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz and singer Ashlee Simpson may be married now, but a drunken outburst by Ashlee revealed that the pairing didn't start quite so innocently. Simpson reportedly screamed at Pete's confused ex Michelle Trachtenberg, "I hope you know, the whole time you were dating Pete, I was [bleep]ing him!" And where did this illicit bleeping begin? At none other than the Soho Grand Hotel, hubby Pete said on the Howard Stern Show.
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Carlyle A Rosewood Hotel

Carlyle A Rosewood Hotel

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
For celebrity lovers trying to avoid being plastered all over the tabloids, the Carlyle might be their best bet. Its expert discretion -- photos aren't even allowed in the restaurants when there are people present -- has earned the historic hotel its status as a vault to some of the city's biggest secrets. Even JFK and Marilyn Monroe reportedly trusted their affair to the Carlyle. And unlike other couples on this list, their notorious rendezvous was never conclusively proven.
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Georgian Hotel

Georgian Hotel

The Georgian Hotel
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard worked together on the set of No Man on her Own in 1932, but sparks didn't fly until 4 years later, when they reconnected at a gala. The then-married Gable had to keep things hush-hush, so the pair secretly met at The Georgian Hotel -- until they were outed in a scandalous article, Hollywood's Unmarried Husbands and Wives. Gable divorced his wife and married Lombard in 1939.
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Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel's secluded bungalows are a favorite with Hollywood heavy-hitters hiding their secret affairs. Howard Hughes kept 4 bungalows at the hotel -- 2 as decoys, 1 for him and his wife, and 1 for his mistress of the hour. Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, after meeting on the set of Woman of the Year, lived together in Tracy's bungalow for the majority of the 1940's and 50's, even though Tracy never divorced his wife.
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Once a floating lighthouse, the Nantucket is now a massive luxury hotel.