Hotel Impossible: More Five-Star Luxury Resorts

Looking to soak up the lap of luxury on your next vacation? In Hotel Impossible: Five-Star Secrets , Anthony Melchiorri pinpoints the world's most desirable accommodations, including the Bahamas' Atlantis Resort and New York City's Palace Hotel. 

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Situated along the Baja Peninsula, the One&Only Palmilla resort offers an ideal locale and friendly accommodations. 

 

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

The courtyards and walkways around One&Only are rich with local architecture and style. 

 

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

The pool deck boasts plenty of lounge seating and an unbeatable view. 

 

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

The villa options at One&Only are designed in the style of a traditional Mexican hacienda. 

 

One&Only Palmilla - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Perhaps one of the One&Only's most important longtime guests, Pricilla the Turtle has her own suite setup at the resort. 

 

Palace Hotel - New York City

Opened in 1981, NYC's Palace Hotel is a staple of luxury and hospitality in Manhattan. 

 

Winvian Farm - Morris, Connecticut

This luxury cottage resort scenic New England features renowned chef Chris Eddy, who prepares his menus from Winvian Farm's own private organic gardens. 

 

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Guests are greeted by a large, jovial Buddha statute in one of the lobbies of the Aria. 

 

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Cirque Du Soleil's Cirque Zarkana spectacular is hosted by Las Vegas' Aria Resort.

 

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Anthony tours one of the many elaborate lobbies of the Aria.  

 

Aria Resort and Casino - Las Vegas

Guests are treated to many amenities in the Aria Resort villas, including this bottle of Macallan No. 6 single malt scotch. 

 

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

The most popular resort in the Bahamas, Atlantis features everything from a water park and a marine habitat to more than 21 restaurants and the largest casino in the Caribbean.  

 

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Another bird's eye view of the expansive Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. 

 

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Anthony checks out the infamous "Dig" at Atlantis, where guests can see hundreds of varieties of marine life through an interactive, underground aquarium. 

 

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

The guest suites at Atlantis include luxurious spa accomodations with an unforgettable view.

 

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Guests are never alone at Atlantis, where dolphins can often be found swimming right up to the resort's beaches. 

 

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

Anthony takes advantage of the interactive sea lion experience with marine trainers at Atlantis. 

 

Atlantis Resort - Nassau, Bahamas

The Atlantis even offers guests these luxury floating beds for afternoon naps or exploration on the water.