Ice Hotel
Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
Beneath the Northern Lights and blanketing reindeer skin, a dogsled glide precedes entrance into a dazzling lobby where frozen breath and crystal chandeliers spotlight a Christmas tree by the fireplace, all handcrafted from nature's purest substance.
+46 (0) 980 66800

Soneva Gili
Lankanfushi Island, North Male Atoll, Republic of Maldives
A thatched network of rustic shipwreck-chic cottages and boardwalks indulge Robinson Crusoe fantasies and yields immediate access to the turquoise coral gardens of the Indian Ocean.
960 440 304

Giraffe Manor
Nairobi, Kenya
An enchanted African forest of acacia trees enhances the storybook setting for a lavish estate, where elongated necks poke into a baronial living room to solicit an awaiting meal.

Lake Palace Hotel
Udaipur, India
Cruise by private boat to this exotic marble waterlily, a fragrant confection of ornate gardens and arabesque pavilions that once served as the Maharaja's secluded trysting court.

Explora Hotel
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Boldly wedged between stunning Patagonian waterfalls and the world's most hypnotic mountain silhouette, this futuristic ark provides cozy quarters and an astonishing launching pad for high octane outings.

Burj Al Arab
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Off the edge of the Arabian desert, a sleek mirage-like sailboat of luminous glass and dancing fountains astounds both sheiks and glitterati who descend onto its suspended helipad.
+971 4 3017777

Ashford Castle Hotel & Country Estate
Cong, County Mayo, Ireland
Through the Irish mist, clip clop across the fortress moat and over a 13th Century stone drawbridge as your carriage arrives into a castle's jaw-dropping royal splendor.

Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge
Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal
A candlelit luxury camp offers gourmet meals as diners prepare for their morning commute on elephant back in search of rhinocerus and rare Bengal Tigers stalking prey in the shadows of the Himalayas.

Il San Pietro di Positano
Positano, Italy
Directly beneath a jewel-box chapel, a lemon-scented layer cake of romantic verandahs survey magical views and cling precipitously to the rugged cliffs of the Amalfi Coast.
+ 39 089 87 54 55

Typique Maison Turque
Uchisar, Turkey
Coated in Turkish carpet, a warren of sculpted rooms meander in anthill fashion throughout the earthen pinnacles of Cappadoccia's surrealistic karst topography.