1. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana
This hotel is best at pampering its guests with tailored itineraries. The various activities which gives start of the art experience are scenic hikes, wildlife spotting, wine tastings, cattle drives and helicopter tours above Glacier or Yellowstone National Parks. The villas give a romantic tinge to the beauty with wood-burning fireplaces, hot tubs and locally woven woolens. A bottle of wine is an exemplary addition from the 2,000 strong-wine cellar.
2. Nayara Springs, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
All the 16 magnificent villas boast of a private plunge pool, drawing on mineral rich spring waters from the Arenal Volcano situated nearby. Venetian mirrors, hand-loomed rugs and hammocks add to the breezy vibe at this sequestered jungle retreat, complete with a spa and yoga or Pilates offered daily. A jungle safari tour can be enjoyed with a local guide and few photo shoots with the howler monkeys and morpho butterflies is heavenly in this equisite place.
3. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
History dictates that this was once an apartment complex during the Hungarian Communist rule. This 1906 heritage structure showcases 179 extravagant rooms which was brought back to life by a $125 million restoration. This luxurious hotel has vowed its visitors with stained glass windows, mosaic tiles and customized crystal chandeliers. A Danube- facing room will enthrall the visitors and the guests should check out the nearby festival of Folk Arts at the Buda Castle.
4. Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia
This environmently friendly lodge was built to take advantage of the natural weather patterns on the Kangaroo Island. All the 21 suites are customized with limestone floors, architectural works by local artistes and an outdoor terrace. The glass walled Osprey pavilion suite for a private plunge pool and a hand-carved granite bath. A quick spell of fishing at the Hanson Bay may turn out to be lucky for you.The chefs are considerate enough to incorporate your catch into the meal.
5. Ocean house, Watch hill, Rhode Island
This 1868 property maintains its legacy till date after a whooping $146 million was spent in its renovation. This majestic property boasts of croquet lawns with 49 light-filled guest rooms and 22 private villas that feature intricate architectural designs with modern bathrooms and customized furnishings. A romantic time can be well enjoyed with long night walks on the private sea and cozy treatments at the hotel spa. The Grand Deluxe rooms are the favourite amongst the romantic couples because of its freestanding tub.
6. The Langham, Chicago
The splendid, expansive sightings of the famous Chicago river and the city skyline can be adored through the huge floor-to-ceiling windows. This plush magnificent mansion is located in the landmark Mies van der Rohe IBM building. This hotel was recently inaugurated in 2013 and is already a local favourite. The guests should never forget to enjoy the pool at the Chuan Spa in this luxurious city.
7. Singita Sabi Sand, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
This snazzy rustic property built into the landscape is home to two lodges, Boulders and Ebony, with interiors by emerging African Designers. This lodge dedicates more of a vintage spin on safari. A precious time can be enjoyed with your loved ones in indulgent night indoors like well-stocked wine cellars and private outdoor showers. The guests can also go for an adventurous stint with the mountain- bike ride through the bush or a photography focused safari. The graceful views of elephants bathing in the Sand River can be enjoyed.
8. Londolozi Game Reserve, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa
The dazzling five family-run lodges on the 42,000 acres of wilderness makes this resort prone to frequent leopard sightings. All the spacious villas have exclusive access to the destination’s five restaurants and bars. A well secluded time can be pleasurably enjoyed at the Villa No.1 in the recently built Pioneer Camp. This sequestered spot is built among the 500 year old ebony trees along the Sand river. A variety of traditional game drives is a good option for a recreation or the guests may also like to visit a local village or women’s cooperative within the property’s four pillars.
9. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
This esteemed hotel of the Oberoi Group of Hotels is situated on a private island on the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas near the city of Udaipur. Hospitability is of exquisite quality in this hotel. The guests are welcomed at the airport with a luxury sedan , guided onto a private cuise and then ferried across Lake Pichola into the plush gardens and fountains of the Udaivilas Estate. The nine premier rooms enchants the guests with a private swimming pool, terrace and spectacular views of wildlife including peacocks , spotted dear and wild boar. Traditional mirror-work coasters or jewelry boxes are given as departure gifts to the visitors.
10. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
This 263-year-old white marble palace boasts of having a private island in Lake Pichola at Udaipur. It captivates its guests with a splendid water view from each of its 66 rooms and 17 suites. The intricate architectural skills is manifested by the colourful frescoes, shimmering mosaics and rich skills. The hotel offers its heritage fleet of vintage cars which can be booked for a day trip to the Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary or to the city of Udaipur. This hotel is a rich pearl in the necklace of hotels in Udaipur.