While many may associate modern hotels and resorts only with relaxing spas and luxurious amenities, they tend to overlook the seemingly endless number of attractions available just a short walk beyond the grounds. These luxury hotels are ideally located in areas that are certain to awaken the explorer within even the most leisurely of guests.
Located in a region of the globe overflowing in history and culture, the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing represents the perfect mix of old world culture and new age technologies. Guests can lose themselves in the new malls and night markets while soaking in the abundance of culture surrounding the Great Wall and Forbidden City.
Surrounded by 18th Century row homes and shimmering skyscrapers alike, the Rittenhouse Hotel is located in the heart of a modern day metropolis with a rich and storied past. As our former capital, Philadelphia is laden with the country’s most legendary attractions and revolutionary-era historical landmarks that just a few steps beyond the hotel lobby.
Not interested in the mundane and mainstream? Well, obviously not if you are flipping through these pages. We suggest listening to the award-winning concierge at the Brown’s Hotel and trading the crowds at Buckingham Palace/London Bridge for a much more relaxing and rewarding trip to one of London’s “hidden” attractions. The Kyoto Japanese Garden, Notting Hill Farmers Market, and Museum of Freemasonry are just a few of the exclusive locations sure to be lined with MUCH fewer fanny packs and digital cameras.
If you are searching for that perfect mix of comfort-maximizing luxury and culture rich environment, then look no further. Villa Tre Ville-Positano provides guests with an atmosphere of art and culture based around an uber-exclusive list of services. Guests can utilize the heliport and walk down the estate’s private jetty to explore the Mediterranean on the “San Ferdiando”—the wooden motorboat offered exclusively for hotel guest use.
EPIC Hotel of Miami is in proximity to tons of luxury yacht and speed/fishing boat charters, the perfect activity for a leisurely guest or thrill seeker. Take a day out on the water or, if you’re more interested in the sexiest new vehicle, rent a sports car locally for your stay. Shouldn’t everyone be pampered, even when traveling?
Casa Cuixmala of Jalisco offers access to some of Mexico’s most unspoiled beaches, and this eco-friendly resort offers unrestricted access to over 270 species of exotic animal. If you’re a nature enthusiast or curious traveler, check out Casa for a truly environmental experience.
The Trump Hotel – Chicago is the perfect base for the adventurous type looking to pound the pavement and cross out several items on that “to do list.” Whether you are sampling the famous Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, gazing over magnificent views of the atmospheric skyline, strolling down the Magnificent Mile, or cheering on your team of choice, The Trump Hotel is the perfect base for you to explore this vivid metropolis.