New York has a lot of luxury hotels, but the St. Regis is truly the best in class. From the butlers who are on call 24/7 to the incredible King Cole Bar, this hotel offers every amenity a traveler could want. The location on 5th Avenue in midtown makes it prime position for getting around the city, and the beautiful guest rooms are the most amazing you will see in any NYC location.
One of the most stunning settings for any hotel in the world, the Post Ranch Inn offers breathtaking views over the pacific from the cliffs high above. Enjoy waking up in your "green" room (with no TV!) to the Pacific Ocean below. The spa offers fantastic options for relaxation, the restaurant is one of the best in California and the grounds are incredibly cool.
Miami is one of the liveliest cities in the US and the Edition Hotel is the most luxurious in town. The rooms are great, the pool scene is packed with celebrities and the amenities are some of the best around. The Jean George restaurant on-site has great food and there is an ice skating rink (in Miami!) in the basement, along with a bowling alley. Whether you are a family looking for a fun getaway or a couple looking for a romantic vacation, this hotel is a great option.
Dallas is a city like no other and the Rosewood Mansion is our favorite in the state of Texas. When you arrive at the Rosewood you are instantly blown away by what locals really mean when they say everything is "bigger" in Dallas. The parking lot is littered with Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Maseratis, and the hotel amenities live up to the clientele. The pool scene is great, the rooms beautiful and the food in the restaurant on-site is fantastic.
If you love wine and good food, then a trip to Napa Valley is a must. Napa offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world, and Auberge du Soliel is the best hotel in town. Overlooking beautiful vineyards, Auberge has two great restaurants, a fantastic pool and incredible rooms that often include a fireplace. Auberge embodies luxury and spending just a couple of days will be the most relaxing thing you can do. Our favorite thing about a Napa Valley vacation is the wineries and we would recommend that you check out Plumpjack, Robert Sinskey or Opus One.
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.