Style and substance are at the core of our choices for the best hotel openings. Boasting celebrity owners, green amenities, gourmet restaurants and interiors by famous designers, these ten hotels are much more than just a place to sleep. Check in and explore the best debuts of the past year.
whopping fourteen of the Top
40 Restaurants in the U.S.—as detailed in our Annual
Restaurant Issue for 2008—are located in hotels.
At these palate-pleasing palaces, while you're napping
upstairs, one of the world's best chefs can be cooking
for you downstairs.
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Bad news: the current economic turmoil is cutting travel budgets. Good news: demand for rooms drops when belts tighten, so it's possible to get great hotel deals. Read about the many discounts that even the most well-known hotel brands are promoting to attract cost-conscious customers.
Just when you thought everyone was cutting back, hotels are investing millions of dollars to wow customers with new spas and football-field-size treatment facilities, from Canyon Ranch in Miami to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Maui. Will their large investments pay off?
You'd be surprised how far you can get away and still have a great place to stay. Whether you arrive at one of these ten remote hotels via floatplane, speedboat or a four-hour hike, each destination promises to be well worth the effort.
Getting a good value on a hotel doesn't have to mean settling for just a so-so stay. Our list takes a look at hotels that offer centrally located accommodations, high-tech amenities and a taste of luxury for a price that won't break the bank.
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