The recently released Forbes Travel Guide 2016
gave us a new stratum of luxury hotels to pin to our Travel Pinterest Board. Forty-two new properties in total were added to the list of 5-star hotels around the world, and we couldn't help but map out the ones in the US we'd love
Planning a luxury vacation? You don't have to travel abroad to have a memorable trip, these hotels make even a quick weekend getaway feel decadent. The best part is you don't necessarily have to break the bank to get a five star experience; there are some surprising deals in the bunch.
Let's take a look at who made the cut and what makes these hotels so special.
The resort captures the essence of Florida, which resonates right through its uber-luxurious design and décor in nautical and sun-kissed color palettes. Ideal for a romantic getaway or even bachelor/hen parties, the resort's seven acre-long private beach plays the perfect host to all travelers. The property is also dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your pooches on vacay.
The highlight of the resort is indubitably the 42,000sq ft spa which offers customized beauty treatments for some R&R. With green spaces and small pools, this also makes for the perfect lounge area on a Sunday afternoon.
EauPalmBeachResort&Spa.com; Avg Cost Of Room: $499 per night
Check into The Langham if you are in town for a business meeting—they have multiple venues for any kind of business event. The hotel dates back to 1865 and was designed by the famous architect, Mies van der Rohe. A skyscraper that serves as a popular landmark, The Langham is situated on the riverfront in downtown Chicago and is minutes away from many iconic spots—Loop, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, and Navy Pier.
Unwind at the Chuan Spa which offers therapeutic treatments from China. A temperature-driven bathing ritual is followed by an herbal sauna to heal your body, and then some relaxing aromatherapy that concludes in the oriental steam room. Who would resist this luxurious experience after a stressful business week?
TheLangham.com; Avg Cost Of Room: $395 per night
If you want to get away from the city, there's nothing like a secluded mountain retreat. Surrounded by mountains and in the lap of nature, the hotel boasts of housing Utah's largest spa—a 35,000sqft holistic retreat. One can indulge in customized body treatments, a de-stressing soak in an outdoor hot tub, a toxin-cleansing Vichy shower, or a deep-tissue massage.
Here, it's not the spa but the surrounding locales we love. The snow-capped mountains provide the perfect playground for skiers and snow boarders. And in the summers when the path is clear, these same routes make for fun hiking and mountain biking trails, and host other activities like golf, fly‐fishing and outdoor concerts.
MontageDeerValley.com; Avg Cost Of Room: $805 per night
One of the most revered hotels, you will never forget your stay at the Park. Even if you aren't royalty, the staff will treat you as though you are. The hotel thrives on elegance and sophistication and takes pride in its high-tech amenities with underwater speakers in their pools, and state-of-the-art equipment in the fitness center. The spa has six treatment suites, a spa terrace, steam rooms, and hot tubs.
This luxury hotel is situated at one of the best locations in New York—Midtown Manhattan. It faces the iconic Carnegie Hall and is just a block away from Central Park. Location, location, location! Also, the property has been designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Christian de Portzamparc, and the rooms and suites by Yabu Pushelberg. Every piece has been thoughtfully selected and the hotel is a vision of modern-day architecture at its best.
ParkHyattNewYork.com; Avg Cost Of Room: $875 per night
Situated at the elbow of Cape Cod, the stunning hotel opens into the clear waters of the bay. The architecture takes you back in time with its English-style rooms, gardens and fireplace fixtures. Ideal for a family getaway, the lot of you can indulge in water sports, make the most of the beach, relax by the pool, or get competitive on the tennis and golf courts.
The highlight of the place is the 72 par golf course with 18 challenging holes. The course was designed by Golf Magazine’s 1999 Architect of the Year, Brian Silva, and boasts of 'glacial hills and hollows, flora and fauna, abutting cranberry bogs and stunning views of the nearby Bay.
WequassettResort.com; Avg Cost Of Room: $250-$595 per night
Have you stayed at one of these hotels? Tell us about your experience, or share the ones you've got your eye on in the comments below.