From 14-karat gold to bubble bath menus to space age features, take a peek inside the most over-the-top bathrooms hotels & resorts have to offer.
extreme-bathrooms_ss_001It takes a lot to stand out on the Vegas Strip, but The China Grill’s critically acclaimed food, atmosphere and yes, bathroom makes it a unique option inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel. These unisex restrooms contain freestanding stalls with mysterious opaque glass windows and TVs inside each stall. 960 1280
extreme-bathrooms_ss_009The Trump Tower in New York is known for its luxury and you would expect nothing less from its throne rooms. Go inside one of luxury designer Kenneth Bordewick’s most expensive bathrooms, complete with purple velvet walls, an orchid plant and gold sink. 960 1280
idea_ss_extreme-bath_hydromassage-cavalieri-penthouse_596x334The hydromassage tub in the Rome Cavalieri has its own room within the bathroom. You can set the ceiling lighting to red, blue, green or yellow while you gaze out at St. Peter's Basilica. Paneled in rare marble and trimmed in Swarovski crystals, the rest of the bathroom's not too shabby either. The shower is equipped with a tropical storm-inspired mister with scent therapy. 960 1280
idea_ss_extreme-bath_deluxe-suite-bathroom_596x334The Peninsula Tokyo in Japan pulls out all the stops. As you approach the toilet, the seat cover automatically rises, and it shuts when you're done. Buttons for seat heating, bidet, dry, water massage and 'Do not disturb' are within reach while you're on the throne. 960 1280
idea_ss_extreme-bath_shangri-la-santa-monica_596x334There's not much privacy in the bathrooms of Hotel Shangri La in LA, thanks to the sliding barn door, but the deep, marble-topped soaking tubs have a European shower system that prevents scalding -- hot water only runs after bathers press a button. 960 1280
idea_ss_extreme-bath_st-regis-san-francisco_596x334The St. Regis in San Francisco also goes with the sliding-door trend, but it's the 24-hour butler-drawn baths that got our attention. Specials include the 'Krug Ultimate Bath' (a Magnum of Krug and 4 ounces of Caspian caviar) for just $1,650. 960 1280
idea_ss_extreme-bath_l900_bth_596x334The Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong takes luxury to the next level with its bath menu. Fork over $5,000, and the staff will draw a bubble bath with the house champagne and surround the tub with flickering candles and 99 roses. While you're soaking in the 7-foot diameter tub, your butler will set up a spread of Beluga caviar, Valrhona chocolate-covered strawberries, and (what else?) a bottle of 1959 Dom Perignon. 960 1280
idea_ss_extreme-bath_city-view-the-setai_596x334OK, so this obviously isn't a bathroom, but The Setai in South Beach, Miami, puts a black-granite soaking tub in between sofas to spike up the romance. Not to be outdone, the bathrooms come with enormous walk-in rainfall showers with sexy, floor-to-ceiling black tiles. 960 1280
idea_ss_extreme-bath_standard-new-york_596x334The Standard in New York has open-plan bathrooms; that's right, the shower and tub are separated from the rest of the room only by clear glass panes. Bathers can see out; voyeurs can see in (happily, the toilet is enclosed by opaque glass). But the only view you'll care about is the one from the freestanding soaking tub with 180-degree views of the Hudson River. 960 1280
extreme-rvs-302-ss-05Country music legend Willie Nelson's brand-new bus is a 2014 Prevost X345 conversion with a very clean exterior, making the personalization inside that much more exciting. 960 1280
celebrity-winter-spots_ss_001Whistler, British Columbia
The 411: Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains, this Canadian destination is one of the top mountain resorts in North America.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Fairmont Chateau, Four Seasons
A-List Visitors: Heidi Klum, Justin Timberlake, Queen Latifah, Tom Cruise, Hilary Swank, James Gandolfini 960 1280
The 411: The village is located at 1,856 meters above sea level in the middle of the Engadin valley in Europe. Known for its dry, sunny climate year-round, it's a winter sports haven.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Badrutt's Palace, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, Kulm Hotel
A-List Visitors: Prince Charles, Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley, George Clooney, Ivana Trump, Rupert Everett 960 1280
The 411: This Mexican destination offers beaches, world-class hotels and spas, fishing, golfing and water sports.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Las Ventanas, One & Only Palmilla, Esperanza Cabo, Casa Dorado, Villas Del Mar
A-List Visitors: Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Alex Rodriguez, Scarlett Johansson 960 1280
The 411: With 6 major islands featuring beaches, volcanoes, mountains and a unique culture, Hawaii offers something for everyone.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Halekulani, Kahala Hotel & Resort, Turtle Bay, The Royal Hawaiian, Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Grand Wailea Resort, Four Seasons Maui
A-List Visitors: Jennifer Garner, Rihanna, Randy Jackson, Matt Damon, Ben Stiller, Pierce Brosnan 960 1280
The 411: This Caribbean island features beaches and a tropical climate. The residents are known for their friendliness and love of sports such as cricket, and track and field.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Golden Eye, Half Moon, The Ritz-Carlton, Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Royal Plantation, Rockhouse Hotel
A-List Visitors: Michelle Williams, Patrick Dempsey, Sigourney Weaver, Carmen Electra, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Mandy Moore 960 1280
The 411: This Wyoming town is one of the best-kept secrets for winter. It has the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the US, rising 4,139 feet from the valley floor to the top of Rendezvous Mountain.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Amangani, Four Seasons, Spring Creek Ranch
A-List Visitors: Jim Carrey, Sandra Bullock, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, Matthew McConaughey, Ron Howard 960 1280
The 411: This French West Indies island is just 8 square miles and home to an eclectic mix of iguanas, night-blooming cactus and fabulous beaches.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Eden Rock, Hotel Taiwana, Hotel Le Toiny
A-List Visitors: Tom Hanks, Mick Jagger, Lorne Michaels, Harrison Ford, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas 960 1280
The 411: Fiji has 333 tropical islands, most of them are uninhabited. The islands have sandy beaches, rainforests, villages and a main city called Nadi.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Shangri-La, Turtle Island, The Wakaya Club
A-List Visitors: Pierce Brosnan, Michelle Pfeiffer, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Simpson, Bill Gates 960 1280
The 411: This city in Florida is one of the state's most popular vacation spots. It is well-known for beaches including South Beach, trendy nightlife, the Art Deco district, Calle Ocho and Little Havana.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: The Delano, The Setai, The Shore Club, Villazzo Villas, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Mandarin Oriental
A-List Visitors: John Mayer, Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce, Martha Stewart, Katy Perry 960 1280
The 411: Located in a pristine mountain valley at the confluence of the Roaring Fork River, Hunter Creek, Castle Creek and Maroon Creek, Aspen plays host to many events and is known for its winter sports.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Aspen Mountain Club, The Little Nell Hotel, Hotel Jerome, Sky Hotel, The St. Regis
A-List Visitors: Mariah Carey, Heidi Klum, Katie Couric, Bill Clinton, Jack Nicholson, Oprah Winfrey 960 1280
The 411: This British territory in the Caribbean is made up of one main island and a few smaller ones. It's a quiet country with beaches and friendly residents.
Celeb-Worthy Hotels: Cap Juluca, St. Regis, Altamer, Cerulean (a private villa for rent)
A-List Visitors: Robert DeNiro, Denzel Washington, Caroline Kennedy, Glenn Close, Matt Lauer, Sheryl Crow 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_001_596x334Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa takes full advantage of its natural setting: The rooms, restaurants, and pool all offer stunning views of Arenal Volcano. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_002_596x334Arenas Del Mar Beach And Nature Resort
The Arenas Del Mar Beach and Nature Resort's most impressive feature just might be its access to two beautiful, white-sand beaches. Arenas del Mar has the best beach access in Manuel Antonio: It's under a five-minute golf cart ride to the sand. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_003_596x334Si Como No Resort, Spa and Wildlife Refuge
Si Como No Resort and Spa features a wildlife refuge across the street, which highlights a crocodile-alligator habitat and a butterfly habitat. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_004_596x334Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa
The beautiful pools with natural thermal waters, stunning volcano views from rooms, pools, and bar make Royal Corin the place to be in La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica. 960 1280
idea_ss_Infinity-and-beyond_005_596X334Gaia Hotel And Reserve
The luxurious and well-designed pools at the Gaia Hotel and Reserve are tucked into the hillside of a 14-acre nature reserve, so magnificent views are surely familiar here. 960 1280
idea_ss_Infinity-and-beyond_006_596x334Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Guests will feel truly pampered at the exclusive and private Gaia Hotel and Reserve. The pool and hotel alike allow no kids, so peace and quiet is never a problem. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_007_596x334Si Como No Resort, Spa and Wildlife Refuge
A staple in the beautiful Manuel Antonio resort area, Si Como No is carefully built into a lush hillside, which means great views and winding paths surrounded by colorful flowers and wildlife. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_008_596x334Costa Rica Marriott Hotel
The Spanish-style property has lovely landscaping that will make you swear you're standing in a piazza in Western Europe. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_009_596x334Buena Vista Luxury Villas
There's a lot to like about Buena Vista Luxury villas: The beautiful, sprawling 33-acre grounds, a great on-site beach and beach bar, and big rooms. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_010_596x334Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
If views are what you're after, the Arenal Kioro is tough to top. The hotel's developers used a laser to align each room with the volcano, so there's not a bad view in the house. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_012_596x334Buena Vista Luxury Villas
Buena Vista Luxury Villas' killer combo of stunning, panoramic views and a solid beach is rare in Manuel Antonio, where few hotels have on-site beach access. 960 1280
Perched high above the Pacific Ocean, the highlight of the 60-room La Mariposa is the breathtaking coastal views from the restaurant, pool deck, and guest rooms. 960 1280
idea_ss_Jaw-Droppers-Costa-Rica_015_596x334Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
The Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa makes the most of not only the views, but the entire natural setting. Part of the lobby is open-air, overlooking green hills; there's an outdoor area off of the restaurant; and every room has not one, but two terraces. On the grounds, stone paths wind through lush landscaping, and waterfalls connect seven small pools filled with natural thermal waters. 960 1280