Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund (Shanghai, China) *****

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Hotel Waldorf Astoria Shanghai

Classification: 5 stars
Address: No. 2 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Huangpu, 200002 Shanghai, China
Hotel Rooms: 260
Hotel Chain: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
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Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Description:

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai brings elegance and glamour to the Bund with its luxurious rooms, fine dining options and True Waldorf Service. The lovingly restored Shanghai Club built in 1911, with its neo-classical style and architecture, connects to a modern tower at the back, which houses more rooms and suites.

Blending old-world charm with a modern touch, rooms include a flat-screen cable TV, Nespresso machine and free Wi-Fi. Marble-finished bathrooms have double vanities, a bathtub and are stocked with Ferragamo amenities. A personal concierge will also be furnished to anticipate your every need, even before you have arrived and after your stay.

A destination for fine dining, Waldorf Astoria’s Pelham‘s presents modern French fare, and Wei Jing Ge indulges your appetite for regional Chinese cuisine. The historic and award-winning Long Bar features sweeping views of the river and an extensive drink menu.

Relaxation awaits at the hotel’s heated, indoor pool and with a menu of restorative treatments at the Waldorf Astoria Spa. The tranquil Library Lounge provides free coffee, tea and snacks during the day.

This waterfront property is just a 5-minute drive from Nanjing Road or Yu Garden and a 10-minute drive from People’s Square. Hongqiao International Airport is 14.5 km from the hotel.

Huangpu is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping, architecture and sightseeing.

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The Singular Santiago (Santiago, Chile) *****

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Hotel The Singular Santiago

Classification: 5 stars
Address: Merced 294, Downtown Santiago, 8320128 Santiago, Chile
Hotel Rooms: 62
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Hotel The Singular Santiago Description:

Featuring an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre, The Singular Santiago offers accommodations in Santiago. Free WiFi access is available here.

Rooms at The Singular Santiago feature heating, a private bathroom, cable TV and a minibar. Some rooms also have city views. Breakfast is included.

At The Singular Santiago guests will find a restaurant and a fitness centre. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a tour desk and luggage storage.

The Singular Santiago is located 50 m from Forestal Park, 300 m from Mulato de Gil Square and 500 m from GAM Cultural Centre.

Downtown Santiago is a great choice for travelers interested in museums, old-town exploration and culture.

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Le Sereno (Grand Cul-de-Sac, Saint Barthelemy) *****

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Hotel Le Sereno

Classification: 5 stars
Address: Grand Cul De Sac, 97133 Gustavia, Saint Barts
Hotel Rooms: 37
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Hotel Le Sereno Description:

This property is a 8-minute walk from the beach. Comfortable and located beachfront, Le Sereno overlook the bay offering spectacular, panoramic water views from Grand Cul-de-Sac. The property has an outdoor pool, a bar, and a spa centre.

These luxurious and spacious suites offer a modern-style space fully equipped and a large wooden terrace with sunbeds and stunning views. Some of the villas also feature a private pool. The seating and dining areas are placed under the shade, right on the water. Breakfast for 2 persons is included.

All the accommodations feature four-poster beds overlooking the water, a desk, table and chairs, Liaigre’s signature mirrors and various others pieces of furniture especially designed for Le Sereno. The full-size bathrooms are appointed in exotic woods and feature granite sinks, a deep soaking tub that opens to a private sundeck, separate shower, hair dryer and bathrobes.

Other amenities include a safe deposit box, private bar, flat-screen TV, satellite TV networks, iPod station and iPod, DVD player, direct dial telephone, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and Nespresso coffee makers upon request.

At Le Sereno guests will find a restaurant. The property also offers laundry services. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings for free, including snorkelling, canoeing and a beach bag with beach shoes.

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Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver (Vancouver, Canada) *****

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Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Classification: 5 stars
Address: 1128 West Georgia Street, West End, V6E 0A8 Vancouver, Canada
Hotel Rooms: 119
Hotel Chain: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
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Hotel Shangri-La Vancouver Description:

This property is a 16-minute walk from the beach. Featuring a full service spa, this 5-star hotel is only 5 minutes’ walk from Vancouver Art Gallery and Pacific Centre Mall. A fine dining restaurant is available on site. Guests can enjoy views of Vancouver city centre.

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver features a 42 ” flat-screen TV and iPod docking station in every guest room. Rooms also offer floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious work desks.

A modern fitness center and outdoor pool are available. Guests can take a private yoga or Pilates class at the Vancouver Shangri-La.

MARKET restaurant at the at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver offers an outdoor terrace, fine dining room and a small bar. Guests can also have a drink in the hotel’s lobby lounge. Breakfast is also available at an additional cost.

The Vancouver waterfront is about 3 blocks from the Shangri-La. The Granville Skytrain Station is 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. The hotel is within a 3 minute walk of Robson Street, which features shopping and entertainment.

West End is a great choice for travelers interested in walking, restaurants and shopping.

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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena (Bansko, Bulgaria) *****

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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena

Classification: 5 stars
Address: Pirin Street 96, 2770 Bansko, Bulgaria
Hotel Rooms: 159
Hotel Chain: Kempinski
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Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Description:

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena is situated at the foot of the Pirin Mountain in Bansko with direct access to the gondola lift station. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access, a large spa area, 2 restaurants and a sushi bar.

The modern and luxurious property offers superb rooms and facilities with wooden furniture and bright colours. Every room features a private balcony with balcony furniture.

The Gallery Restaurant serves a gourmet themed buffet selection of German and Bavarian meals, Greek specialities and a rich menu of delicious game meals. The restaurant has direct access to the ski slopes and boasts a beautiful view of the mountains.

Enjoy exquisite Mediterranean food prepared on-the-spot for your entertainment at the Come Prima Restaurant, or embark on a culinary journey of world food. A rich selection of quality wines is also offered.

Kempinski The Spa offers a wide range of treatments to invoke and restore the body’s natural equilibrium. Each treatment based on products made from natural ingredients to relax and pamper the skin.

The state-of-the-art spa area includes outdoor and indoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, an outdoor tennis court, 2 types of steam baths, 2 types of saunas, a fitness centre and the unique snow room.

Billiards and a kids’ club are available as well for the guests of the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko.

The hotel can organise airport pick-up and drop-off from Sofia and Thessaloniki International Airport.

The VIP Ski pass is available at a surcharge to all hotel guests at the hotel premises, which guarantees you a direct private access to the gondola.

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Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa (Búzios, Brazil) *****

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Hotel Casas Brancas

Classification: 5 stars
Address: Alto do Humaitá, 10, Humaita, Búzios, CEP 28950-000, Brazil
Hotel Rooms: 32
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Casas Brancas Hotel Description:

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Casas Brancas is a luxury boutique hotel in Búzios with panoramic views of the ocean from its large terraces. Facilities include a trendy beach lounge and aerobic gym.

Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel & Spa combines Mediterranean-style architecture with minimalist design to create a relaxed environment. All its rooms are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, minibar and safe.

The spa features an hot tub with view of the Bay of Búzios. It offers a variety of massage and beauty treatments.

The multi-lingual staff of Casas Brancas Boutique Hotel will be at hand at all times.

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Resort El Secreto (San Pedro, Belize) *****

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Hotel El Secreto

Classification: 5 stars
Address: 11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Hotel Rooms: 13
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El Secreto Resort Description:

On Ambergris Caye island, El Secreto is an idyllic location for scuba divers because of the large coral reef, just half a kilometer away. It features free Wi-Fi, and a spa and health club.

The rooms at the El Secreto have modern decor and feature a private bathroom and a hot tub. They also include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a patio.

El Secreto is located on the beachfront in Ambergris Caye, only 30 minutes by boat from San Pedro Airport. Free transportation to San Pedro Airstrip is included for stays of 3 nights or more.

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Backstay Hostel Ghent (Ghent, Belgium)

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Backstay Hostel Ghent

Address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 128, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Hotel Rooms: 15
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Backstay Hostel Ghent Description:

Backstay Hostel Ghent has a central location in the historic center of the city and is housed in an Art Deco building which used to be the former editorial office of a local newspaper. The hostel has free Wi-Fi and a bar.

Rooms at Backstay Hostel Ghent are fitted with hardwood floors. Each room includes shared bathroom facilities with a hairdryer.

The on-site bar is the ideal setting to meet other travelers or have a buffet-style breakfast to start your day in historic Ghent. The staff here will gladly assist to select sights and places of interest in the city.

It is a 3-minute walk to St Peter’s Square and Abbey and a 10-minute walk to the shopping district, the 3 Towers of Ghent and Korenmarkt Square. The Museum District is 13 minutes by foot. From Backstay Hostel Ghent, it is a 10-minute bus ride to St Peter’s Train Station.

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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney (Sydney, Australia) *****

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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Classification: 5 stars
Address: 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney Central Business District, 2000 Sydney, Australia
Hotel Rooms: 565
Hotel Chain: Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney Description:

Wake up to breathtaking views of the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge or Darling Harbour each morning. Guests at the Shangri-La Hotel can choose from lots of activites, with a day spa, fitness center and indoor pool at their disposal.

The Shangri-la Sydney is in the historic Rocks area, where Europeans first settled in Australia in 1788. This great location is just a 5-minute walk from both the Sydney Opera House and the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).

After a day of sightseeing, you can relax in the bathtub of your lavish marble bathroom. All rooms include free Wi-Fi and an iPod dock, as well as fluffy bathrobes and slippers.

CHI, The Spa provides a luxurious escape in its private spa suites, with a range of body treatments and massages available. The hotel also features a hot tub, sauna and deck so you can make the most of your stay.

The award-winning Altitude Restaurant offers magnificent views of the harbor. Café Mix provides international all-day dining, and the New York-inspired Blu Bar on 36 is the perfect spot for a creative cocktail.

Sydney Central Business District is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping, food and restaurants.

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Das Triest Hotel (Vienna, Austria) *****

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Hotel Das Triest

Classification: 5 stars
Address: Wiedner Hauptstraße 12, 04. Wieden, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Hotel Rooms: 72
Hotel Chain: Design Hotels
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Das Triest Description:

Designed by the famous interior architect Sir Terence Conran, Das Triest is a classic designer hotel in the trendy Freihaus quarter, just a 5 minute walk from the State Opera and the Naschmarkt open-air market. Wi-Fi is free of charge.

Over 300 years ago, this 5 star hotel was the main station for the stagecoach route from Vienna to Trieste. The original stables with their vaulted ceilings were converted to lounges, suites, and conference rooms.

The award-winning restaurant Collio serves Northern Italian gourmet cuisine. In summer, guests of Das Triest Hotel can enjoy their breakfast or barbecue in the Mediterranean courtyard.

The Karlsplatz Underground Station is a 2 minute walk away. St. Stephen’s Cathedral can be reached in a 15 minute walk.

Wieden is a great choice for travelers interested in architecture, museums and city walks.

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