One & Only The Palm, Dubai, UAE

The journey from the effervescent center to The Palm Jumeirah peninsula takes but a few minutes by water taxi.   [portfolio_slideshow] Resplendent in their Moorish-Andalusian style, the «normal» rooms and suites are accommodated in the main building. And then there are the six mansions and four sumptuously comfortable beach villas. The Dubai skyline dominates the…

The Fuchun Resort, Hangzhou, China

For the romantically inclined, Hangzhou is to China what Venice is to the Western world.   [portfolio_slideshow] Inspired by classical Chinese architecture and antique wall paintings, the Fuchun Resort nevertheless combines a distinctly modern feel with consummate luxury. Perched right on the river of the same name, this is an elegant haven of rest far…

Mandarin Oriental, New York

A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish Oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York features 248 elegant guestrooms and suites — all with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Five-Star hospitality. [portfolio_slideshow]   Luxurious amenities include Asiate, the hotel’s elegant restaurant; MObar created by noted interior designer, Tony Chi; the Lobby Lounge with dramatic views of…