- W South Beach – On South Beach and on the beach, this hotel mixes pretty comforts, a complex design, spacious rooms and balconies, and perfect room service. It is in all 312 rooms and stands over The Dutch restaurant and multiple chic bars.
- Mandarin Oriental – It’s probably the best hotel on the mainland in downtown Miami. Sitting on its own island on Brickell Bay, this is a private getaway for everyone who is not among the hard-hitting crowd with its tasty restaurants, lobby bar, and multi-level spa and gym.
- The Setai – One of the most expensive hotels in South Beach, the rooms are huge, clean, and located on the beachside. It includes three pools with a different temperature – from cold to hot – and sits within a few blocks of South Beach’s best restaurants.
- Delano – It has become one of the coolest and hippest spots in South Beach, starting with the Rose Bar, the architectural pool, and an underground nightclub owned by rock star Lenny Kravitz called the Florida Room.World-class DJ Tommy Pooch parties every Saturday night, so get there early because it gets packed quickly.
- Fontainebleau – It may have been built in 1954, but it doesn’t look like so. Thanks to extensive renovations, it has kept up with the times with a panoramic view of the pools and the world-famous Club LIV. All of the famous that make their way to Miami Beach always come by to party at LIV, regardless of age.
New York City, New York
- The Plaza – This has to be the most famous hotel in New York, let alone being along the most expensive hotels in the city. Even at 110 years, the Plaza’s 282 rooms is the definition of everything hip, especially after receiving a $400 million facelift. The rooms are not like an apartment; they are big, have gold-plated bathroom fixtures, and stands on one end of Central Park. Even thought a good portion of the building was converted into residential apartments, the visitors can enjoy the hotel’s top-end spa, 24/7 concierge, and instant access to all transportation to every single hot spot in the Big Apple.
- The Greenwhich Hotel – Opened in 2008, it sits in the center ofthe trendy TriBeCa with its large rooms, original design, quick service, and – this is not seen a lot – a free minibar and free Wii video games. In addition, there’s a basement pool, a Japanese-style spa, and the incredible Locanda Verde restaurant.
- SoHo House – It is mostly members-only, but there are 30 rooms that are open for anyone to reserve. It includes the usual greatfood, but also has an incredible liquor bar both in the room and served late night to the fully the room from the bartender. Add in the rooftop pool and terrace, plus its steamy spa, library, and free Wi-Fi, it’s a radical hotel unlike the major name hotels.
- Dream Downtown – Here is a post-modernhotel in Chelsea with an incredible blend of traditionalism and radicalism. The pool has a glass bottom looking into the lobby and a rooftop lounge. It includes a 24-hour gym, a high-end hair salon, an art gallery, and a Mexican restaurant – all surrounding the hip Meatpacking District.
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Wynn – Like golf? It’s right behind the hotel as part of the resort. Like to shop in luxury? It has its own mini-luxury mall. Plenty of restaurants to choose from, meticulously designed décor in the rooms and hallways, and an extraordinary expansive pool makes it a top-notch hotel in Vegas, challenging the other greats that have stood years before.
- Encore – A decade after its opening, it has stood out as among the hotel for all hotels along the Strip, even topping its sister hotel, the Wynn. The rooms are one thing; the outdoor casino, two pulse-pounding nightclubs, and incredibly designed pool adds to its across-the-board popularity.
- The Cosmopolitan – This hotel is all about the future, starting with the fact that all guests check-in on an iPad. Add 3 stylized pools, an EA Sports Bar, multiple bars, restaurants, and clubs (including a daytime club), and a large gym with a boxing ring – so guests can try their Floyd Mayweather moves.
- SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand – Anyone can go to the MGM Grand and enjoy the amusement park and arena for all of the events that take place. To add to the experience for a wild weekend, move on up to the penthouse. They are massive lofts at 1,400 square feet with big bathrooms, private check-ins and receptions area, top-notch room service (private butler, more specifically), a private bar on the 29th floor, and transfers to and from the airport in a limousine.
Los Angeles, California
Mondrian Hotel – This is a world-class hotel with astounding views from their pool deck and direct access to the Skybar, one of the most popular nightlife spots in the city.
- Chateau Marmont – This is one of the major boutique hotels in the world because of the never-ending list of celebrities who have visited and stayed for both short and long terms. Its 63 room, cottages, bungalows, and regular rooms, are like a home with a kitchen, living room, and balcony or private terrace. It has a bar and restaurant and pool, where you would see any celebrity pop in every day guaranteed.
- The Peninsula Beverly Hills – On Rodeo Drive, it has a rooftop pool, a whirlpool with private cabanas, and, for the businessmen and women, a 24/7-business center. With perfect concierge and rooming service that functions like clockwork, it has been a popular place for celebrities to stay over during their stay. The cherry on top? The use of a chauffeured Rolls Royce – for free.
- Beverley Wilshire Beverly Hills – Owned by the Four Seasons, it is perfectly located across from Rodeo Drive (like the Peninsula), includes a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, stunning décor in its rooms including Italian marble and a pillow-top mattress, and a Hollywood top-notch spa. But, then again, this is Beverly Hills.