Don’t let today be an ordinary day — add a little luxury into your plans. From 2|1c to 6|5c Travel Channel will showcase the best of the best in luxury living with Mega Mansions and Extreme Vacation Homes. Start planning your summer road trip now, as we take you backstage to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, the Old Westbury Gardens estate in Westbury, NY (location of the Oscar-nominated The Great Gatsby) and more in Mega Mansions.
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.
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.
Photography by Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
French-owned Hotel Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, located on the less cultivated Atlantic coast, brings Parisian chic to Essaouira, a still quaint fishing village.
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.
Photography by Chris Caldicott / Axiom / Aurora Photos
There once was a girl named Yela, whose journal was found inside a 300-year-old palace in Morocco’s bustling red city of Marrakesh.
Photography by Turtle Inn
For a tropical escape fit for the silver screen, head to director Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn Resort.
Photography by andBeyond Leadwood Lodge
The vast expanse of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park startles you every time you step onto your private veranda.
Photography by The Naka Island
Start the new year off right with a Southeast Asian tropical escape.
Photography by Hotel Paracas
A crescent moon shines upon the tented candlelit dinner elegantly spread out on desert dunes.