We’re daydreaming about some incredible hotels and resorts around the world that we’re itching to visit. From luxurious escapes with stunning views to fun themes and off-the-beaten-path experiences, we’re plotting and planning future stays at some of the coolest hotels on earth. Let’s take a closer look at some of our top thirteen picks.
1. HOTEL XCARET ARTE – PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO
Located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, the Hotel Xcaret Arte is a unique, adults-only all-inclusive resort that blends nature and luxury. The property features over 900 suites, each uniquely decorated with Mexican-inspired art. Xcaret is even home to 12 restaurants and 10 bars to chose from! We’re fantasizing about exploring the nearby Xcaret parks where you can swim in underground rivers, explore ancient ruins, and watch traditional Mexican performances.
2. GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO – LAKE COMO, ITALY
Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a stunning property that has welcomed guests for over 100 years. With breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, this hotel is a true paradise for nature lovers. The property boasts three swimming pools, a private beach (super rare for Lake Como!), and a Michelin-starred restaurant, making it the perfect place to unwind and indulge in Italian luxury.
3. SHANGRI-LA PARIS – PARIS, FRANCE
Situated in the heart of the City of Light, the Shangri-La Paris is a luxurious hotel that exudes elegance and sophistication. The property offers stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine, impeccable service, and world-class amenities. We dream of enjoying the Eiffel Tower views from our balcony, taking a dip in the hotel’s pool, dining at their Michelin-starred restaurant, then exploring the city’s iconic landmarks and museums.
4. THE TOKYO EDITION, TORANOMON – TOKYO, JAPAN
If you’re looking for a chic and modern hotel in the heart of Tokyo, look no further than The Tokyo Edition, Toranomon. Designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, this property features sleek and minimalist rooms, a stylish lobby bar, and a panoramic rooftop terrace with stunning city skyline views.
5. AULANI DISNEY RESORT & SPA – O’AHU, HAWAII, USA
Disney fans take Hawaii at the Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. As big Disney fans ourselves, this Hawaiian paradise is a must-visit destination from swimming with dolphins to learning traditional hula dancing. The property also features multiple pools, water slides, a lazy river, several on-site restaurants, and a full-service spa.
6. ONE & ONLY – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Located on the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the One & Only hotel in Cape Town is a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city. The property features stunning views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, multiple pools, a private marina, a full-service spa, and incredible dining options.
7. THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS – UDAIPUR, INDIA
Royal luxury takes on a new meaning at The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India. This palatial property is set on the banks of Lake Pichola and offers opulent rooms, lush gardens, and a stunning infinity pool that seems to blend seamlessly with the lake. From the hotel, we’re dreaming of taking a romantic boat ride on the lake, enjoying a traditional Rajasthani feast, or doing a bit of self-care after a long travel journey with a rejuvenating spa treatment.
8. THE SAGUARO – PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, USA
Known for its vibrant and colorful decor, The Saguaro is a lively and fun hotel located in the desert oasis of Palm Springs. With its rainbow-hued exteriors and retro-inspired rooms, this property is a favorite among Instagrammers and design enthusiasts. The hotel features two swimming pools, a lively poolside bar, and a Mexican restaurant that serves delicious margaritas and tacos.
9. MARINA BAY SANDS – SINGAPORE
One of the most iconic hotels in the world, Marina Bay Sands is a true architectural wonder that dominates the Singapore skyline. The property boasts over 2,500 rooms, a massive rooftop infinity pool, and a shopping mall with over 800 stores and restaurants. While Marina Bay Sands is a marvel to see, you can’t miss the breathtaking city views from the hotel’s observation deck.
10. THE SAVOY – LONDON, ENGLAND
Old World charm meets timeless elegance at The Savoy, a legendary hotel located in central London. With its iconic facade and glamorous interiors, this property has been a legend for at least a century. The hotel features multiple restaurants and bars, including the famous American Bar, as well as a luxurious spa and a private courtyard garden.
11. LA CASA DEL MUNDO – LAKE ATITLÁN, GUATEMALA
For a truly unique and off-the-beaten-path experience, La Casa del Mundo is located on the shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala, which can only be accessed by boat. This eco-friendly hotel offers cozy cabins and treehouses with stunning views of the lake and the surrounding volcanoes. We’re itching to swim in the hotel’s natural pool, relax in a hammock overlooking the water, or explore the nearby Mayan villages and hiking trails.
12. FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS – BANFF, CANADA
Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the Fairmont Banff Springs is a majestic castle-like hotel that offers unrivaled mountain views and luxurious amenities. From the hotel, you can explore the nearby Banff National Park, relax in the hotel’s outdoor hot springs, or enjoy a round of golf on the stunning fairways. The property also features multiple restaurants, a spa, and an indoor pool.
13. ONAR VILLAS – OISA, SANTORINI, GREECE
Perched on the cliffs of Santorini’s picturesque village of Oia, Onar Villas offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the famous Santorini sunset. The property features traditional cave-style villas that are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern amenities. Take your time to relax in a private plunge pool, savor local dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, or explore the charming streets of Oia.