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.
Courtesy of Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
Scattered on a verdant hill which rises from a powdery beach, the resort’s beach bungalows, cottages and sleek rooms all impart a colonial motif.
Photography by Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels
Designed to evoke feelings of peace and serenity, the Andaman Sea retreat offers a unique mix of active and relaxing pleasures.
Photography by Hotel Saint-Barths Isle de France
Escape the polar vortex with a trip to paradise. Jetsetters from the world over land their private jets and dock their yachts at the French West Indies island of Saint Barthélemy for a respite from winter weather, and the best heeled hurry to the boutique Hotel Saint-Barths Isle de France for rest and relaxation.
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.
Photography by St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
Just a short stroll from the shopping and dining of posh Puerto Portals, the waterfront St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort is an amenity-seeking vacationer’s paradise.
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 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.