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As if we needed one more reason to make the trip south to SoHo , now we have one. The Crosby Street


This year s list of Hot Hotels was compiled with the assistance of Travel Agent s expert in-house destination editors and contributors. We also consulted with industry experts Ignacio Maza , executive name your price airline tickets vice president of Signature Travel Network ; Suzanne Hall , senior director of marketing and development, land products for Ensemble name your price airline tickets Travel Group ; and Albert Herrera , vice president, hotels, destinations and tours for Virtuoso .
Opened in January 2009 , this hip hotel has been lauded by design experts for its seductive, sophisticated atmosphere. This is the first North American Andaz hotel, part of a new global brand created by Hyatt . What we love: Rooms have views of the Hollywood Hills , the Sunset Strip or downtown Los Angeles and the huge rooftop Sundeck (overlooking the Los Angeles skyline) has a heated pool and private cabanas.
This resort opened December name your price airline tickets 18 in an amazing canyon that allows for neat hiking and biking. Great opening rates drew happy visitors over Christmas, who lauded the resort for its snazzy golf and spa facilities, as well as its CORE Kitchen restaurant. We hear many suites have double balconies and that the lobby lounge serves single-malt name your price airline tickets scotches and whiskeys from around the world.
name your price airline tickets Signature s Ignacio Maza calls this the jewel in the crown of Las Vegas CityCenter . Opened December 4 , the hotel, designed by the celebrated Adam Tihany , has become an instant icon in the city. The property features an amazing Sky Lobby on the 23rd floor, with breathtaking views of the city, says Maza. During your stay, do not miss a treatment at the hotel s 27,000-square-foot spa and dinner at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire , the celebrated Michelin-starred chef. If you are in a hurry, name your price airline tickets stop at Amore Patisserie to pick up some of the best fresh-baked desserts in Las Vegas.
Vdara at CityCenter is a non-gaming condo hotel physically name your price airline tickets connected to Bellagio and adjacent to ARIA Resort Casino . We say it s ideal for low-key travelers seeking convenient access name your price airline tickets to all of the entertainment, gaming, shopping, dining and nightlife at CityCenter and in Las Vegas. name your price airline tickets Rooms here are homey, not only for their size (500 to 1,650 square feet), but for their full kitchens. Spa Vdara is a serious enterprise and well worth the indulgence; Bar Vdara is spacious and hip, with an outdoor area that s a real treat.
Where does one begin with ARIA s 4,004 high-tech guest rooms and panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Vegas skyline? Every room at this mega resort delivers a level of personalized automation currently found only in high-end custom name your price airline tickets homes. Downstairs, ARIA s amenities include fine dining courtesy of Masayoshi Takayama of Masa in New York City and Shawn McClain , executive chef at three of Chicago s top restaurants, while the 80,000-square-foot spa and salon has a living-room area and smoothie bar. Watch out for the pool area of all pool areas to open this spring. At 300,000 square feet, it will host 32 cabanas.
This luxurious ski-in/ski-out resort opened last fall in Park City . The resort name your price airline tickets has several unique features, including a funicular to whisk guests up to the lobby, Rem de Spa , private ski beach, ski valets and split-level infinity pool, says Maza. The hotel has 181 rooms and suites and is only 38 miles from Salt Lake City airport, making this one of the easiest luxury ski resorts to reach, year-round. It employs the famed St. Regis butlers, name your price airline tickets who attend to every need of their guests, Maza adds.
Dakota Mountain Lodge is the first ski-in/ski-out property in The Waldorf Astoria Collection . The plush mountain resort sits at the base of The Canyons Ski Resort in Park City. Amazing amenity: name your price airline tickets The 201 luxury accommodations include six-bedroom suite options. Hint : Be sure to save time for the Golden Door Spa .
Set close to the Four Corners (where four state border lines cross), the luxurious Amangiri is tucked into a valley surrounded by stratified rocks and high bluffs. Albert Herrera of Virtuoso gives a shout out to this resort, which is a luxe base for day trips to the Grand Canyon , Monument Valley and Bryce and Zion national parks. Each of the hotel s 34 suites has desert and mesa views; Pool Suites and the Girijaala and Amangiri Suites have private pools and secluded outdoor sky terraces. At night, Amangiri s exteriors are subtly lit, making name your price airline tickets for great stargazing.
name your price airline tickets The interiors of the Elysian positively ooze Coco Chanel (think stark use of black and gray with 1930s glamour). During our walk-through, we checked out one of the 1,264-square-foot Premier Gold Coast Suites and were won over by the working fireplace and view of the Gold Coast neighborhood. name your price airline tickets Hint: Hands down, #702 has the best outdoor setup, with a circular terrace hanging over Rush Street . Top View: The 3,160-square-foot Presidential Suite has two furnished balconies and an expansive name your price airline tickets media room.
Roosevelt New Orlean s is the former Fairmont Hotel off the Big Easy s Canal Street . A $145 million restoration created name your price airline tickets 504 fresh and lovely rooms, 135 of which are luxury suites (the seven Astoria Suites have butler service). We loved Dominica , which has a unique Italian cuisine scene. The Sazerac name your price airline tickets Bar is a sophisticated local hangout. The Blue Room has brought back its classic Sunday Jazz Brunch with live entertainment.
Herrera of Virtuoso recommends this luxe property in the toney enclave of Buckhead . The in-town name your price airline tickets resort name your price airline tickets with a gracious, residential feel is made all the more posh with the 40,000-square-foot name your price airline tickets Pool Piazza and a Rem de Spa . At Christmas it debuted Astor Holiday ice-skating rink, which drew more than 400 skaters over its first weekend.
Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, the hotel opened name your price airline tickets on October 1 with 252 guest rooms, including 51 Premium Ocean View Suites , the Halele a Spa and the Kauai Grill by famed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten name your price airline tickets . The hotel also has a unique infinity pool overlooking Hanalei Bay . We say the Bali Hai Suite , which has views of the mountain used in the movie South Pacific , and the Royal Suite , with a coffered and beamed name your price airline tickets ceiling, sound especially luxurious.
Ko a Kea sits on the best stretch of Poipu beach in Kauai , reports Signature s Maza. This boutique property has only 121 rooms, each with private name your price airline tickets lanai. name your price airline tickets The beachfront accommodations have amazing views of the Pacific. The hotel s Red Salt restaurant has become one of the top tables in Kauai, and features the freshest produce name your price airline tickets and seafood from the Hawaiian islands.
This property name your price airline tickets opened last October next to Disney World with championship golf course, spacious rooms, a Guerlain spa and a kids program run by a team of children s concierges. And while the two-bedroom Deluxe name your price airline tickets Suites are great for families, we hear the Deluxe King Suites with balconies have great vantage points for the park s nightly fireworks display.
This property opened last summer, and has taken South Beach by storm, says Maza. The hotel offers 14 types of rooms, all with ocean views. The smallest room is almost 600 square feet, making W South Beach s accommodations among Miami s most spacious. The hotel s signature name your price airline tickets rooms are the bungalows with plunge pools, with over 1,300 square feet of space. The property s two restaurants, Mr Chow and Solea , have already become must have reservations in Miami.
As if we needed one more reason to make the trip south to SoHo , now we have one. The Crosby Street Hotel has 86 rooms and suites, many with views of downtown Manhattan . We hear that room #203, called The Meadow Suite , has more than 50 flowering plants on its terrace. Crosby Street Hotel also plans to attain Gold LEED certification. Its restaurant, The Crosby Bar , uses seasonal produce, name your price airline tickets much of which is from the rooftop garden. name your price airline tickets The hotel also boasts its own private cinema.
The Surrey, which reopened in October, has had a $60 million investment and, oh, does it show. We found it to be quite chic, with lots of black-and-white motifs and beautifully name your price airline tickets tiled floors. It s also extremely name your price airline tickets private, on East 76th Street between Madison and Fifth . You ll find that Ellen Gerchik is the new director of luxury sales; you ll know her from Park Hyatt and Rosewood . Room service spotlights seasonal menus of Chef Daniel Boulud s French-American restaurant, Cafe Boulud , just next door.
This iconic Upper East Side boutique hotel has been transformed by French designer Jacques Grange . The property has a chic, sophisticated and understated atmosphere, says Signature s Maza. The hotel s new restaurant features dining by Jean Georges .
This East Village hotel is the latest sign of gentrification in the formerly edgy neighborhood. Locals hate it, but it has certainly caught the eye of visitors who want to avoid the crowds of midtown. The top spot in the hotel is the 3,000-square-foot Penthouse name your price airline tickets with a wraparound deck and 180-degree view of the city. The other rooms are smaller, but floor-to-ceiling windows help keep claustrophobia at bay.
To celebrate its 100th birthday, Grand-H tel du Cap-Ferrat embarked on a $90 million, name your price airline tickets 14-month refurbishment name your price airline tickets that was completed last May 15. Designer Pierre-Yves Rochon redecorated the interiors; spaces are now filled with natural light. The tally is now 49 rooms and 24 suites, name your price airline tickets including eight new suites with private plunge pools. The highlight of the new spa is certainly its large garden with beautiful views over the Med.
Palais St phanie , the newly renovated luxury hotel in Cannes , has earned its fifth star from the commissioner of the Alpes-Maritimes name your price airline tickets d partement in southeast France . The hotel is on the famous La Croisette at the original site of the Palais des Congr s , where the first Cannes Film Festivals were held. The redesign of the hotel, which added a number of oceanfront suites, pays tribute to the legendary film stars of festivals past, such as Sophia Loren , Brigitte Bardot and Elizabeth Taylor .
A glamorous hotel close to Marble Arch and Hyde Park , the Arch London sits inside seven Georgian Grade II-listed buildings and two mews houses. We love the in-house film lib

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