Photography by Hotel Marqués de Riscal

It’s well worth the drive into the Basque Country’s medieval village of Elciego when the purpose is a visit to the stunning Frank Gehry-designed Hotel Marques De Riscal.

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Photography by Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Designed to mimic the Gothic architecture of the nearby St. Stephens Cathedral, the 5-star hotel was designed to marry historic glamour as well as modern style and comfort.

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Red Fox Restaurant (Photo Courtesy of Lewis Johnson)

If someone dropped you off in the village of Rosa Khutor — in the Mountain Cluster of the Sochi Olympics — you get the feeling like you’re in western Europe. Everything is brand new. All of the village’s hotels, restaurants and nightlife were created for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The charm of this luxurious mountain ski village is amazing especially the panoramic views from a ski lift. You’ll love it!

So far, here are my 3 favorite spots to have a meal and a beverage, and chill with a nice mix of locals and fans of the Olympics.

Photography by Aqua Dome

Enjoy near panoramic views of the Otztal Alps from the outdoor Jacuzzis or on the grand lawn of the Aqua Dome Hotel.

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Photography by One & Only Cape Town

At the One & Only Cape Town, on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, the African influences have a decidedly urbane feel.

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Photography by Barcelo La Bobadilla

Like the white-washed villages of Andalusia, which gleam amid the olive groves and oak forests of southern Spain, Barcelo La Bobadilla is a collection of snow white, Moorish-style, villa-like rooms that evoke an ancient palatial enclave.

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Photography by The Stanley Hotel

Located 6 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley Hotel makes an ideal base for hiking and fishing vacations in summer and skiing and sledding jaunts in winter.

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Photography by Viceroy Hotels and Resorts

Water babies will want to splash about on the 15th floor, where a 300-foot infinity pool melds into Biscayne Bay.

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Photography by The Laguna Resort and Spa

Located 25 miles from the capital of Denpasar, in an enclave of 5-star properties on the island’s southern tip, the resort is known for its nearly 54,000-square-foot swimmable lagoon surrounded by lush gardens.

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Photography by Enchantment Resort

From your adobe casita, amidst the ethereal Southwest-style resort of Enchantment, you have the perfect view of this famous box canyon near Sedona, AZ.
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