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Top 2006 U.S. Hotel Openings
Top 10 U.S. Hotel Restaurants
China and the Hotels of Tomorrow
"Best of" Hotel Lists
The World's Best Hotels
Business Travel Guides
The Concierge

Fresh on the Scene

The new American hotel is all about high concepts, new classics and, of course, condominiums. New York City made our list of top hotel openings with two properties, including one that claims to be an "entirely new genre of hotel." Seattle also gets a nod, as do Scottsdale, Minneapolis and Dallas.

Check in, Dine in and Turn Down

A whopping fifteen of the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.---as detailed in our Annual Restaurant Issue for 2006---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.

Beijing's the Thing

The hotel industry is exploding in China, the world’s fourth-largest business travel market. Mega-hotels for folks with suits and expense accounts have become ubiquitous in the dense silhouettes of Chinese metropolises, and now they're building sprawling luxury retreats as well.

The Best by Location

Whether you're looking to wrap up a deal in London or get a body wrap in Palm Springs, our "Best of" lists are an invaluable resource. We've selected the top hotels in the categories of business, value, hip, spa, boutique, romantic and more in destinations---big and small---around the country, as well as Paris and London.

The Best by Category

Whether you enjoy scuba diving, golfing or yoga, or want to learn where the top castles, ranches and health resorts are, consult our compilations of the World’s Best Hotels. We've culled the finest digs for travelers of all types, from extreme adventurers to wine country connoisseurs.

Business as Usual

There's a lot more a business traveler needs than just reservations at the right hotel. Our guides, which span the globe, will not only tell you where to stay but where to take a client to dinner to seal the deal, and much more. We realize you can't work 24/7, so we even include where to celebrate when the day is done.


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HOTEL SEARCH: From "Top of the Line" to "Practical," we offer thousands of hotel reviews. Search our listings and discover the Hot 10 Hotels around the world.

FEATURED HOTELS: Whether it's located in the countryside of Southern France or the mystical red rock landscape of Sedona, every hotel has a story to tell.

HOTEL & TRAVEL NEWS: Is your favorite hotel closed for renovations? Will that great seaside hotel be open in time for your next vacation? Keep up with the newest openings, plans and trends.

TOP HOTEL RATINGS: From Atlanta to Washington, D.C., Paris and London, find the highest-rated hotels where you want to go.

TOP SPAS & FEATURED SPAS: It's so much nicer to unwind at your local hotel spa instead of losing that good feeling trying to drive through a strange town. These spas---hotel or independent---are definitely worth the trip.

HOTEL & TRAVEL SPECIALS: Discover luxury at value prices, from weekend escapes designed with themes to reduced-rate packages at your favorite properties.

RATING SYSTEM EXPLAINED: Our ranking of the decor, service, amenities and ambience of each hotel is expressed in Golden Keys, from one to five.

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