The World's Hottest Hotels
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Reethi Rah, Maldives
Ultimate indulgence: Receive an Indian Ayurvedic Healing treatment in one of the 2 over-water spa suites.
More stunning Indian Ocean hotels: The Prince Maurice, Mauritius; Six Senses Samui, Ko Samui, Thailand; The Lemuria, Seychelles; Soneva Gili, Maldives
The Atlantis Palm, Dubai
Spectacular suite: Book a night at the Bridge Suite, one of the most grand rooms in all of Dubai. Some of the most famous people in the world have stayed there -- Oprah, Michael Jordan, Celine Dion and Bill Gates -- for $35,000 a night.
More luxurious Dubai hotels: Raffles Resort; Desert Palm; The Address
Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado
Surrounded by 14,000-foot-high peaks in the Colorado Rockies, Dunton Hot Springs is a rustic village that's part wild west, part ghost town and all top-notch comfort.
Can't-miss quirk: Grab a drink at the Saloon and look for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's names carved into the old countertop. Legend has it they hid out here in 1889 after robbing the Telluride Bank.
More offbeat resorts: Hotel Adrere Amellal, Egypt; The Harbor Crane and Lighthouse, The Netherlands; Hotel Yunak Evleri, Turkey; Hotel Hotelito Desconocido; Mexico
Capri Palace, Capri, Italy
Worth the splurge: The wine cellar at the Capri Palace has almost 10,000 bottles to choose from, talk about la dolce vita!
More Mediterranean Coast hotels: The Splendido, Portofino, Italy; La Posta Vecchia, Rome; Hotel Katikies, Santorini, Greece; The Caruso, Ravello, Italy; Palazzo Sasso, Ravello, Italy; Reid's Palace, Funchal, Madeira
Longitude 131, Australia
Once-in-a-lifetime view: Guides can take you out to view the monolith every day at dawn when it is at its most spectacular.
More awe-inspiring Australia hotels: The Blue Hotel; Byron Bay; Rawnsley Park Station; The Prince Melbourne; Prairie Hotel
Reality-TV connection: Claridge's is also home to a restaurant run by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
More chic London hotels: Brown's Hotel; The Berkeley; Durley House; Blakes Hotel; Soho Hotel; The Savoy
Singita Lebombo, South Africa
Sleep under the stars: You can even sleep outside on protected beds for striking views of the plains.
More spectacular safari lodges: Vumbura Plains, Botswana; The Kings Pool, Botswana; Kapinga Camp, Zambia; Little Ongava Lodge, Namibia; Shompole Lodge, Kenya
The Adlon Hotel, Berlin
Official accommodations: The 2,000-square-foot Presidential Suite has its own butler on-call 24 hours a day and the best view of the square. In fact, it's where US presidents stay when they're in Berlin.
More classic city hotels: The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok; The Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, India; The Danieli Hotel, Venice; The Savoy, London; The Pierre, NYC
The Ice Hotel, Sweden
Cool detail: Even the beds are frozen rock solid and topped with a thermal sleeping bag and reindeer skins to keep you warm.
More unusual hotels: The Banyan Tree, Lijiang, China; The Park Hyatt, Tokyo; The Palace of the Lost City, South Africa; The Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India; The Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
The Raleigh Hotel, Miami
While you're here: Take a dip in its legendary curved-shaped pool and cascading waterfalls, which were once the backdrop for actress Esther Williams' movies and MTV's The Grind.
More Miami Beach hot spots: The Pelican Hotel; The Sagamore Hotel; The Standard Hotel; The Biltmore Hotel; The Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Hotel de Tuilerieën, Bruges, Belgium
Honeymoon central: It’s a favorite among newlyweds, who can reserve the intimate pool for themselves and drink in views of the charming city from their canopy bed.
More romantic city hotels: Los Patos, Granada, Spain; Lapa Palace, Lisbon, Portugal; Cour de Loges; Lyon, France
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
A holistic approach: In addition to offering several healthy dining options, the entire island is completely organic.
More private island getaways: Pangkor Laut, Malaysia; Dhoni Island, Maldives; Huvafen Fushi, Maldives; Fregate Island Seychelles; Taha'a, Polynesia
Hotel Guanahani & Spa, St. Barths
Can't-miss meal: Guanahani's beachside restaurant, Indigo, is serving up delicious food anytime you’re hungry, and the fresh menu is constantly changing deepening on what's in season.
More eastern Caribbean hotels: Raffles Resort, Canouan, St. Vincent; Discovery Hotel, Marigot Bay, St. Lucia; Isle de France, St. Barths; Hotel Eden Rock, St. Barths; Cap Juluca
The Ishtar, Jordan
Know before you go: Plan your trip (way) ahead of time -- this place book up 5 years in advance.
More insane private villas: Hippo Point, Kenya; The Alfajiri Villas, Kenya; The Palms, Zanzibar; The Taj Exotica, Maldives; Murtoli Villas, Corsica
The One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island
A-List accommodations: It regularly attracts celebrities like Cindy Crawford, who was married at the outdoor seaside chapel.
More beautiful Bahamas hotels: The Cove at the Atlantis, Paradise Island; Compass Point, New Providence Island; Pink Sands, Harbour Island; The Landing, Harbour Island; Tiamo, Andros Island
Four Seasons, Ubud, Indonesia
What to do while you're here: Rent a bike or scooter and hit the Balinese country roads for some breathtaking view.
More unbelievable Bali hotels: Bali Villa Mathis, Umalas; Jimbaran Puri, Jimbaran; Villa Balquisse, Jimbaran; Villa Shaba, Jimbaran
San Domenico Palace, Taormina, Sicily
Legendary romance: In the grand hotel wing there is a suite where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton once stayed.
More magnificent Mediterranean hotels: Hotel Anassa, Polis; Hotel Almyra, Paphos, Cyprus; Caol Ishka Hotel, Siracusa, Sicily; Pikes Hotel, Ibiza, Spain
The Bryant Park Hotel, New York City
For celeb-spotting: Head to the hotel's basement to the cellar bar for an after-hours cocktail and to catch a glimpse of the star clientele, especially during Fashion Week.
More trendy NYC hotels: Grace Hotel; Night Hotel; The Alex; The Rivington; Mandarin Oriental New York City; Four Seasons Hotel New York
The Parrot Cay Hotel, Turks and Caicos
The secret weapon: If you want to venture out of seclusion, take a dip in one of the largest freshwater swimming pools in the Caribbean.
More western Caribbean hotels: Amanyara, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Azulik Hotel, Tulum, Mexico; Casa Colonial, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France
Amazing amenity: The thermal room at the spa is where you can soak in natural mineral spring water piped in from 1,700-feet underneath the resort.
More relaxing spa hotels: Palais Rhoul, Marrakesh, Morocco; Marques de Riscal, Elciego, Spain; Pres d'Eugenie, Gascony, France; Les Fermes de Marie, Megeve, France; The Reserve Hotel, Geneva
Hotel Carl Gustaf, Gustavia, St. Barths
When adventure calls: The hotel has its own 52-foot yacht that you can book for excursions.
More luxe St. Barths hotels: The Sereno, Gustavia; La Banane, Gustavia; Manapany, Cayes Cove; Guanahani, Grand Cul de Sac; La Vie en Rose, Petit Cul de Sac
Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy
Hungry for more? In addition to having one of the best gardens in all of Florence, it also hosts a school where you get hands-on lessons in classic Tuscan cooking.
More 5-star hotels in Tuscany: Hotel Relais Santa Croce, Florence; Riva Loft, Florence; Castello del Nero, Florence; Villa Mangiacane, Florence
The Taha'a, Taha'a, French Polynesia
Enchanting scent: One of the most magical things about this resort is how it smells -- like vanilla. About 75% of all Polynesian vanilla comes from this island. And the resort uses it at its 3 restaurants and spa.
More exotic Polynesia hotels: Pearl Beach, Bora Bora; Intercontinental, Bora Bora; Bora Bora Nui, Bora Bora; The Radisson, Papeete, Tahiti
Hotel Habita, Mexico City
Don't forget to eat: Most of the food at Habita is contemporary European, but the real star is the sushi. Order the avocado wrap with Asian-inspired spaghetti, but it's definitely too big for chopsticks.
More swanky Mexico hotels: Hotel Deseo, Playa Del Carmen; Mosquito Blue, Playa Del Carmen; The Condesa Hotel, Condesa
GoldenEye Hotel, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
A Villa worthy of 007: GoldenEye's Fleming Villa has its own pool and a private beach dotted with hidden coves where you can read, gaze at the sea, or have a romantic, dinner, Bond-style.
More amazing Jamaica hotels: Strawberry Hill Resort, Irish Town; Jake's Hotel, Treausure Beach; Geejam, Port Antonio