When one thinks of luxury, they don't necessarily think of Washington D.C., but the Hay Adams offers the kind of old school luxury that blows you away. A stone’s throw from the Whitehouse, the bar in the basement feels like the kind of place insiders go for drinks after a long day of politics. The rooms are perfectly kept and in a similar feel to the St Regis in New York, this hotel is all about great service.
If you love to ski and you love high-end hotels, then the Little Nell offers the perfect vacation spot for you. One of the few "Ski-In/Ski-Out" hotels in Aspen, the Little Nell provides fantastic service and amenities in a beautiful setting. Make sure that you book this hotel early as room’s book up fast, and the best time to go is over Christmas or the New Year which is "high season" in Aspen. Enjoy walking around town and be on the lookout for celebrity sightings!
The most incredible resort in all of Hawaii, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is breathtaking resort on the North Shore of Kona. There are only 243 well designed and furnished rooms, many of which with large soaking tubs and outdoor showers. Enjoy a Mai Tai in their top rated restaurant while looking out onto the Pacific Ocean. Also, make sure to take advantage of their incredibly manicured Jack Nicklaus designed golf course!
A playground for Hollywood celebrities, you can't not see someone famous when you check into the Beverly Hills Hotel. The pool scene provides a classic Los Angeles vibe and the guest rooms are top rate. Located on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, the hotel is the perfect location to get around LA, it's nicely positioned in case you want to get to Santa Monica or go out towards West Hollywood, and with the traffic in LA, that's a big plus!
Closing out the list is our favorite hotel in Chicago, the Langham which offers a stunning contemporary decor and the highest level of luxury. The guest rooms offer huge floor to ceiling windows, large soaking tubs and large walk in showers. There is a great spa on site along with a lap pool, gym and incredibly cool bar that has great views of the city.
When it comes to getting close to nature, enjoying the great outdoors, and taking in both fresh air and natural beauty, there is nothing quite like hiking. Despite the various modes of transport we use today, walking is still the most effective if you...