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Luxury Hotels in United States

ALABAMA

MOBILE

IlI32) The Battle House, A Renaissance Hotel (80.97) This Beaux-Arts landmark in the city’s historic downtown blends old¬world grandeur with modern amenities, including a new 1 O,OOD-square-foot spa. Stats 238 rooms; 2 restaurants; I bar. Cost Doubles from $209. 26 N. Royal St.; 800/228-9290 or 866/316-5957; marriott.com

ARIZONA

PHOENIX!SCOTTSDALE

• Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa (82.03) One of Phoenix’s most iconic hotels: a 1929 grande dame with understated interiors, built by disciples of Frank Lloyd WriO’htjust outside the city center, stats 738 rooms; 3 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from 5465. Phoenix; 800/950-0086 or 602/955-6600; arizonabiltmor e. com •..• “” I:l, <\ t i’; • Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa (82.88) Lavish Sonoran Desert golf resort with adobe casitas scattered across a millennia-old rock outcropping, plus a legendary spa. stat~ 160 rooms; 60 villas; 6 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles Cram $499. Carefree; 866/397-6520 or 480/488-9009; theboulders.com •..• “”

• Camel back Inn, A JW Marriott

Resort & Spa (81.11) Family-friendly pueblo-style resort, recently renovated to the tune of $52 million, near the foot of lvIummy Mountain. stats 453 casitas; 5 restaurants; I bar. Cost Doubles from $359. scottsdale; 800/242-2635 or 480/948-1700; camelbackinn.com •..• “” I:l, o, t i’;

• The Fairmont (81.62) Mcorish¬inspired palace on 450 manicured acres in northern Scottsdale. Emerged from a 830 million renovation with updated rooms and a new restaurant and bar. stats 649 rooms; 4 restaurants; 3 bars. Cost Doubles from $419. scottsdale; 800/441-1414 or 480/585-4848; fairmont.com •..• “” I:l, o, t i’;

• Four Seasons Resort at Troon North (82.69) This secluded, pueblo-inspired casita complex-e-still gleaming from a tasteful 18 million top-to-bottom redo-is adjacent to a high-desert nature preserve (a perfect setring for outdoors

lovers). stats 210 rooms; 3 restaurants; 1 bar. Cost Doubles from 525. scottsdale; 800/332-3442 or 480/513-5039; fourseasons.com •..• “” I:l, o, i’;

• The Phoenician (84.41) Opulent 250-acre resort on the south side of Camclback Mountain. A world unto itself with its 9 pools, 12 tennis courts) and a 27-hole golf course-not to mention the $25 million art coUection. stats 643 rooms; 7 houses; 5 restaurants; 1 bar. Cost Doubles from $759. scottsdale; 800/325-3589 or 480/941-8200; thephoenician.com •..• “”I:l,<\ti’;

• Ritz-Carlton (80.47) Stucco-and-glass high-rise with formal, European-style interiors; ideally situated for business travelers, thanks to its location in the heart of the Camelback Corridor. stats 281 rooms; I restaurant; 1 bat: Cost Doubles from $449. Phoenix; 800/241-3333; ritzcarlton.com •..• “”

• Royal Palms Resort & Spa (88.15) One of the area’s most romantic hotels: an intimate 1929 Spanish colonial-style mansion with antiques¬filled rooms, on 9 picturesque acres near Camelback -lountain. Stats 119 rooms; 1 restaurant; 1 bar. Cost Doubles from $450. Phoenix; 800/672-6011 or 602/840-3610; royalpalmshotel.com

• Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa (83.92) Whitewashed adobe casitas with sleek contemporary interiors that are a striking departure from those of other area properties, on Camel back’s north slope. stats 105 rooms; 7 houses; I restaurant; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $415. Paradise

Yalley; 800/245-2051 or 480/948- 2100; sanctuaryaz.com •..• “” I:l, o, IlI32) Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (79.03) Sprawling resort adjacent to Kierland Commons, one of the area’s top shopping centers, witb a kid-pleasing pool scene that includes a 900-foot tubing river and a 11 O-foot waterslide, stats 700 rooms; 32 casitas; 3 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from S349. Scottsdale; BOO/22B-3000 or 480/624-1000; kierlandresort.com •..• “” I:l, o, t i’;

SEDONA

• Enchantment Resort (85.22) This Southwestern-style property inside a stunning red-rock canyon offers an extraordinary range of activities (pottery classes, Native American culture seminars)-plus Mii Arno, one of the country’s best spas. Stats 220 rooms; 3 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from S350. 800/826-4180 or 928/282-2900; enchantmentresort.com

• L’Auberge de Sedona (80.14) Cozy English country-inspired inn and COllages in a wooded, creekside setting that is a refreshing change from t\le desert, but still within easy reach of ale red rocks. Stats 21 room~; 31 cottages; 1 house; I restaurant; I bar. Cost Doubles from $325. BOO/272-6777 or 928/282-1661; lauberge.com •..• I:l, i’;

TUCSON

• JW Marriott starr Pass Resort & Spa (81.53) Four-year-old pueblo-style resort with hiking and biking trails galore, in

a cactus-filled region of the Sonoran Desert. Stats 570 rooms; 5 restaurants;

2 bars. Cost Doubles from $329. 1100/228-9290 or 520/792-3500; jwmarriottstarrpass.com •..• “” I:l, <\ t ,. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (81.35) Ivy-covered hotel with private golf and tennis clubs on 600 acres in the Santa Catalina foothills that offers an intimate scale and a plethora of activities. stats 398 rooms; 4 restaurants; 1 bar. Cost Doubles from 3279. 866/563-9792 or 520/299-2020; loewshotels.com

• Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (79.56) Familv-oriented Mission Revival resort in the S;’nta Catalina foothills with over-the-top amenities, such as a I 77-foot waterslidc, and a celebrated 27-holeJack Nicklaus golf course. stats 487 rooms; 5 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from ~249. 800/228-3000 or 520/742- 6000; westinlapalomaresort.com

CALIFORNIA

ANAHEIM

~ Disney’S Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (80.60) Family-friendly hotel situated in the center of the Disnevland Resort; an ongoing expansion will’add 250 rooms, a roof top deck, and a new swimming pool later this yeal: stats 745 rooms; 2 restaurants; 1 bar; Cost Doubles Cram $450. 714/956-6425; disneyland.com

BIG SUR

• Post Ranch Inn (89.65) Cluster of environmentally sound redwood-and¬stone cottages with diffside views overlooking the Pacific that features extensive activities, including yoga, hiking, and stargazing stats 39 rooms; 2 villas; I restaurant. Cost Doubles from

550, including breakfast. )/0 guests under 18.800/527-2200 or 831/ 667-2200; postranchinn.com

• Ventana Inn & Spa (85.69) Like a New ge c,unp for adults: a cruncby collection of cedar lodges on 243 wooded acres that offers nature excursions, a clothing-optional pool, and, after an $18

million renovation, one of the area’s top spas. stats 60 rooms; 1 restaurant; I bar. Cost Doubles from 3550, inclutling breakfast. No guests under 18. 800/628-6500 or 831/667-2331; ventanainn.com

CARMEL

• Bernardus Lodge (89.27) This Mediterranean-style resort in the Santa Lucia Mountains is one of Carmel’s most romantic retreats, with featherbeds, in¬room fireplaces, and surrounding vineyards. Stats 57 rooms; 2 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles horn $535. 888/648-9463 or 831/658-3400; bernardus.com

• Highlands Inn, A Hyatt Hotel (81.33) Crafisman-style hotel on a bluff above the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, 4 miles south of downtown, offering standout views of the rugged coastline from almost every room. Stats 48 rooms; 2 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $635.800/233-1234 or 831/620-1234; hyatt.com

HALF MOON BAY

• Ritz-Carlton (82.99) A golf-and-spa resort dramatically SC( on an oceanfront bluff less than 45 minutes from San Francisco, with 1.\’\’0 of the region’s best golf courses-plus plenty to keep non¬putters busy. Stats 261 rooms, 2 restaurants; 2 bars, Cost Doubles from $499.800/241-3333 or 650/712-7000; ritzcarlton.com

INDIAN WELLS

• Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa (79.93) Elegant Mediterranean-style resort with one of the largest pools in the Coacheila Valley desert, just 15 miles from Palm Springs. stats 560 rooms; 2 restaurants; 3 bars, e’ost Doubles from $329. 800/446-9875 or 760/773- 4444; renaissanceesmeralda.com

LOS ANGELES AREA

• Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows (88.99) Minutes from Rodeo Drive, this Mission-style 1912 hotel on 12 acres of tropical gardens marries Old Hollywood style with au courant buzz. stats 183 rooms; 21 bungalows; 3 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from 500.9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills; 800/ 283-8885 or 310/276-2251; beverlyhillshotel.com

• Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel (83.34) 1928 Beverly Hills legend and a shopper’s dream for los angeles hookups at the intersection of Rodeo Drive WilshirevBoulevard.just steps away from the tony boutiques. Stats 395 rooms; 3 restaurants; 3 bars. Cost Doubles from 595. 9500 Wilshlre Blvd., Beverly Hills; 800/332-3442 or 310/275-5200; fourseasons.com

• Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (83.31) Modern 16-story tower a mile from Rodeo Drive, with irnpeccable and discreet service worthy of its many celebrity guests. stats 285 rooms; 2 restaurants; 1 bar. Cost Doubles from $585. 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles; 800/332-3442 or 310/ 786-2227; fourseasons.com •..• “” tt mE Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (82.48) Recently opened 7-stor), hotel set on 20 acres of landscaped gardens in a Los Angeles suburb; home to the California Health & Longevity Institute, one of the COUI1oy)s most progressive wellness cenrers, Stats 270 rooms; 3 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $335. Westlake Village; BOO/332-3442 or 81B/575-3000; fourseasons.com •..• “” tt i’;

• Hotel Bel-Air (92.32) This 1920′s hideaway, set on 12 lush acres (complete with its own swan lake) in a serene

residential neighborhood a short drive from Beverly Hills) was recently rebranded as part of the Dorchester Collection; a new spa will debut later this year. Stats 91 rooms; 1 restaurant; 1 bar:

Cost Doubles from $425.701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles; 800/ 648-4097 or 310/472-1211; hotelbelair.com t+ ~

mE Le Merigot, A JW Marriott Hotel & Spa (79.51) Contemporary, business-friendly resort with excellent amenities-including Cezanne, one of the area’s best restaurants-in the heart of Santa Monica, steps from the beach. Stats 175 rooms; I restaurant; I bat: Cost Doubles from $385.

1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; 800/228-9290 or 310/395-9700; jwmarriott.com •..• “” tt

• Peninsula Beverly Hills (91.15) Polished and urbane resort modcled after an 18th-century French country estate,

5 blocks from Rodeo Drive, that is both tranquil (quiet gardens, a serene spa) and high-wattage (rooftop pool, buzzy bar). Stats 180 rooms; 16 villas; 2 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $665. 9882

S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; 800/462-7899 or 310/551-2888; peninsula.com •.• ~ tt

• Rltz-carlton, Marina del Rey (81.74) Sophisticated waterfront hotel with unparalleled marina access (yacht and sailing charters, boat slips, and harbor¬side jogging trails), just a 10-minute drive from Santa Monica. Stats 304 rooms;

2 restaurants; I bar. Cost Doubles from $499. 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey; 800/241-3333 or 310/823-1700; ritzcarlton.com

• Shutters on the Beach (83.97) Nantucket-style shingled property, centrally located along Santa Monica

• Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Nlguel (88.35) Grande dame overlooking the Pacific blending classic Ritz style with the area’s largest offering of activities (waterfront fitness classes, whale-watching, surfing at Dana Point). Stats 396 rooms; 2 restaurants; 2 bars. Cast Doubles from

495. Dana Point; 800/241-3333 or 949/240-2000; ritzcarlton.com

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• St. Regis Monarch Beach (84.61) This Tuscan-inspired resort has a refined atmosphere, thanks to details like a Dale Chihuly sculpture collection-plus, at 535 square feet, the largest standard rooms in Orange County. Stats 400 rooms; 5 restaurants; 6 bars. Cost Doubles from 675. Dana Point; 877/787-3447 or 949/234-3200; stregis.com

• Surf & Sand Resort (79.05) Mediterranean-style resort with a casual vibe and unbeatable access to the secluded 930-foot Bluebird Beach. Stats 167 rooms; I restaurant; I bar. Cost Doubles from 545. Laguna Beach; 8B8/869-7569 or 949/497-4477; sur!andsandresart.cam

PASADENA

• The t.anqham, Huntingtan Hatel & Spa (85.59) 1907 landmark (formerly the Rirz-Carlton) at the base of the San Oabriel Mounrains, with the area’s best restaurant; a $25 million renovation is slated to start this spring. Stats 380 rooms; 2 restaurants; I bar. Cost Doubles from 8269. 800/591-7481 or 626/568- 3900; langhamhatels.com

PEBBLE BEACH

• Inn at Spanish 8ay (85.57) Contemporary hacienda-style oasis on the Monterrey Peninsula that combines a hip vibe with the amenities of a world¬class golf resort (guests have access to the Pebble Beach Golf Links). Stats 270 rooms; 4 restaurants; 4 bars. Cost Doubles from 8580. 800/654-9300 or 831/647-7500; pebblebeach.cam

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• Lodge at Pebble Beach (86.48) Traditional and gentlemanly 1919 Georgian-style golf resort with a prime location on the Pebble Beach Golf Links and the area’s largest standard rooms (650 square feet). stats 161 rooms; 3 restaurants; 4 bars. Cast Doubles from S675. 800/654-9300 or 831/624-3811; pebblebeach.com

SAN DIEGO

• Hotel Sola mar (80.53) Ten-story hotel with a chic, urban fed, minutes from San Diego’s burgeoning Gaslarnp Quarter. Stals 235 rooms; I restaurant; I bar. Cosl Doubles from $389. 435 6th Ave.;

877/230-0300 or 619/819-9500; hotelsolamar.com

SAN DIEGO AREA

• Four Seasons Resort Aviara (85.42) Spanish colonial-style property 30 minutes north of San Diego, with the area’s only Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and easy access to the beach. Stats 329 rooms; 4 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $405. Carlsbad; 800/332-3442 er 760/603-6800; !ourseasans.com

• Hotel del Coronado (80.90) Stoned 1888 Victorian resort on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island; the resort has just finished a $150 million upgrade that added the Beach Village, a private villa enclave. Stats 679 rooms; 50 villas; 28 cottages; 2 restaurants; 4 bars. Cost Doubles from 5380. Coronado; 800/468-3533 or 619/435-6611; hoteldel.com

• La ValencIa Hatel (80.11) 1926 historic hideaway in the middle of the village of LaJolla, overlooking the Pacific, that exudes a resolutely old-world fed, with details like manually operated elevators, Slals 115 rooms; 3 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $300. La Jolla; 800/451-0772 or B58/454-0771; lavalencia.com •.• 5

• Lodge at Torrey Pines (85.51) This Craftsman-style resort features stunning design touches (William Morris wallpaper, Stickley furniture) and a location right on the TOITey Pines Golf Course, 5 minutes south of the village of LaJolla. Slals 170 rooms; 2 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $425. La Jolla; 800/656-0087 or 858/453-4420; lcdqetcrrevplnes.ccm

SAN FRANCISCO

• Campton Place, A Taj Halel (80.35) Business-friencUy lodgings half a block from Union Square, with a quiet residential style thanks to the soothing design and soundproof windows. Stals 110 rooms; I restaurant; I bar. Cost Doubles from S575. 340 Stockton St.; 866/969-1825 or 415/781-5555; camptonplace.com •.•

• The Fairmont (83.16) Grand 1907 hotel atop Nob Hill, centrally located at a spot where all of the city’s cable-car lines meet. Stats 591 rooms; 2 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from 8299. 950 Mason St.; 800/441-1414 or 415/772-5000; !airmonl.com •..•

• Four Seasons Hotel (86.07) This sleek high-rise in the Yerba Buena district has a stellar contemporary¬art collection and, at 460 square feet, some of the city’s largest standard rooms.

Stats 277 rooms; I restaurant; I bar. Cost Doubles from $405. 757 Market st.; 800/332-3442 or 415/633-3000; fourseasons.com •.• 5 ~

• Hotel Vitale (79.48) Stylish boutique hotel in an 8-story landmark building on the Embarcadero waterfront, with a range of resort-like amenities (access to top-notch athletic facilities, kayaking on the bay). Stats 199 rooms; 1 restaurant; 1 bar. Cost Doubles from $399.

8 Mission st.; 888/890-8688 or 415/278-3700; hotelvitale.com I:t

• Kimpton’s Prescott Hotel (79.10) Business-oriented 7-story boutique hotel, one block from Union Square shopping and adjacent to Wolf gang Puck’s fusion restaurant, Postrio. stats 164 rooms; I restaurant; I bar. Cost Doubles from S189. 545 Post St.; 800/546-7866 or 415/563-0303; prescatthatel.cam

• Mandarin Orienlal (83.67) Glamorous hotel occupying the top 11 floors of a Financial District tower, with sophisticated, Asian-inspired rooms offering bird’s-eye city views. Stats 158 rooms; I restaurant; I bar Cost Doubles from $675. 222 Sansome St.; 800/526-6566 or 415/276-9888; mandarinoriental.com

• Ritz-Carlton (85.03) lOO-year-old Neoclassical hotel in [ ob Hill, ideally situated blocks from Union Square and Chinatown, with great on-site dining (don’t miss the made-to-order sushi dinners in the lobby lounge). stats 336 rooms; 2 restaurants; 3 bars. Cost Doubles from $449. 600 Stockton St.; 800/241-3333 or 415/296-7465; ritzcarlton.com

ITIID st. Regis (81.47) Turn-of-the- 20th-century building and modern tower with high-tcch details (in-room touch¬screen systems, privacy indicator lights outside rooms), in the Yerba Buena neighborhood. Stats 260 rooms; 2 restaurants; I bar. Cost Doubles from 3589.125 3rd St.; 877/787-3447 or 415/284-4000; stregis.com

SANTA BARBARA

• Bacara Resort & Spa (81.70) Mediterranean-style ocean front villas sprawled over 78 lush acres between the Pacific and t.he Santa Y nez Mountains, offering a laundry list of activities. Stats 360 rooms; 3 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from 3475.877/422-4245 or 805/968-0100; bacararesort.com

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• Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore (88.82) 1927 Spanish-colonial beachfront grande dame, with a super¬luxe feel thanks to its tony Montecito address and a private beach club that’s open to guests. Stats 207 rooms; 3 restaurants; 4 bars. Cost Doubles from $600. 800/332-3442 or 805/969- 2261; !aurseasons.com

YOSEMITE

ITIID The Ahwahnee (79.81) This 1927 historic landmark in Yosemite Valley has a stunning setting, surrounded by forest, waterfalls, and lowering cliffs and just minutes from the trailheads to El Capitan and Half Dome. Stats 123 rooms; I restaurant; I bar. Cost Doubles from 3449. 801/559-4949; yosemitepark.com

COLORADO

ASPEN

• Little Nell (88.23) Modern lodg

the town’s only ski-in, ski-out resort—-at the base of Aspen Mountain, with David Easion-designed public spaces and the area’s most glamorous apres-ski scene. Stats 92 rooms; 2 restaurants; 3 bars. Cost Doubles from $750. 888/ 843-6355 or 970/920-4600; Ihelittlenell.com

• St. Regis Aspen Resorl (82.64) This sprawling stone compound, two blocks from the main gondola, is Aspen’s most well-rounded resort, with amenities like a Todd English restaurant and a Remede spa. Stats 179 rooms; 2 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $1, I 00. 877/787-3447 or 970/920-3300; stregis.com

BEAVER CREEK

• Beaver Creek Lodge (81.81) Contemporary chalet, connected to the slopes via escalator, that offers a chic home-away-from-home vibe: each room has a sofa, fireplace, and kitchenette. Slats 72 rooms; I restaurant; I bar. Cost Doubles from $499.800/525-7280 or 970/845- 9800; beavercreeklodge.net

• Park Hyalt 8eaver Creek Resort & Spa (85.39) Ski lodge with one of the area’s top spas, in the heart of busy Beaver Creek Village–just 20 yards from the new Buckaroo Express gondola. Stats 190 rooms; I restaurant; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from 5599 . 800/233-1234 or 970/949-

1234; park.hyatt.com

• Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch (88.78) This exclusive Western-style timbered lodge is a village unto itself,

with a fully stocked ski shop, cbairlift right off the property, and 21,000-square-foot spa. Slats 206 rooms; 3 restaurants; 2 bars. Cost Doubles from $575. Beaver Creek; 800/241-3333 or 970/748-6200; ritzcarltan.cam

COLORADO SPRINGS

The Broadmoor (84.22) Italianate lakeside resort set on 3,000 acres at the foot of Chcyenne Mountain, with loads of outdoor activities and a laid-back, family-friendly vibe. Stats 700 rooms; 8 restaurants; 6 bars. Cost Doubles from $420. 866/837-9520 or 719/634-7711; broadmoor.com

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