Sinatra Wake-up Calls and Ladies Only Digs
thought 2004 was a frenetic year for the hotel
industry, but it’s proven tame in hindsight.
Among the surprising trends that came our
way in 2005: an upscale New York City "dorm,"
sleek new chains offering bang for the buck,
a condo explosion and a very un-P.C. but delicious
deference to female guests.
on the Scene
TOP 2005 U.S. HOTEL OPENINGS
California dominates our list of eclectic
properties that opened in 2005, we’re
not playing favorites. The Golden State just
happened to have an abundance of high-profile
openings. That said, the rest of the country
made a valiant showing, from the prototype
for a new chain in Houston to a long anticipated
extravaganza in Vegas.
in, Dine in and Turn Down
TOP 10 U.S. HOTEL RESTAURANTS
that the hospitality industry is advancing
in an enlightened direction, fifteen of
the top 40 dining rooms selected for our
"2005 Restaurant Issue" are located
in hotels. Prepare to be wowed by some of
the biggest names in the food world, from
Jean-Georges to Michel Richard.
BEST OF" HOTEL LISTS
you’re in town to see and be seen, close
a deal or luxuriate in the latest spa treatment,
"The Best of" lists are an invaluable
resource. And we don’t just stick to
the major metropolises. We’ve plucked
the top luxury, business, value, spa, boutique,
romantic and hip hotels in destinations around
Best is Yet to Come
WORLD'S BEST HOTELS
Admit it: lists are fun. Better yet, when
it comes to hotels, they help plan the vacation
of your dreams. We’ve culled the finest
digs for travelers of all types, from extreme
adventurers and luxury-loving families to
wannabe cowpokes and wine country connoisseurs.
Business travelers have always had their own
unique requirements, whether it be translation
services or the name of a restaurant for wooing
a client. Our guides take these needs into
account, and then some. Along with information
on getting to and from the airport and where
to spend your off hours, we showcase the best
business hotels in each city we cover.
French Twist in the Twin Cities
HOTEL DINING: LA FOUGASSE
Food and travel publications are always
focusing on big name hotel restaurants.
But beyond the hype are a wealth of lesser
known but worthy-of-applause dining rooms.
Named after the Provencal flatbread, La
Fougasse---in the Sofitel Minneapolis---brings
the fare of Mediterranean countries to the
SEARCH: From "Top of the Line"
to "Practical," search among thousands
of hotel reviews in our database, and find
out the Hot 10 Hotels in each city.
HOTELS: Whether in the countryside of
Southern France or the mystical red rock landscape
of Sedona, every hotel has a story to tell.
& TRAVEL NEWS: Keep up with the newest
plans and trends in the hotel world.
HOTEL RATINGS: From Atlanta to Washington
D.C., Paris and London: Find out which hotels
rate the highest in your area.
SPAS & FEATURED
SPAS: It's no coincidence that a majority
of the best spas in the U.S. and in the world
are located in the most luxurious hotels.
& TRAVEL SPECIALS: Luxury at value
prices, from weekend escapes designed around
decadent themes to reduced-rate packages at
your favorite properties.
Our ranking of the decor, service, amenities
and ambience of each hotel is expressed in
Golden Keys, from one to five.
RESERVATIONS: Looking for a room? Search
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