Friday, November 18, 2011

Conde Nast's 2011 Gold List: North America

Every year, Conde Nast Traveller publishes their “Gold List,” and this is the foremost collection of the very best hotels the world over, for that year. In honor of 2011 coming to a close, here are the top choices from this year’s Gold List in North America. If you are planning an end of the year getaway, be sure to check out one of these spots!

The Setai adds another level of sophistication to Miami’s already vibrant scene. One of South Beach’s most luxuriant, and beautifully designed resorts, when you are in Miami there is no where more stylish to stay. Where Art Deco collides with a modern, Asian-inspired décor, you will feel glamorously comfortable in this intimate setting. Situated on the ocean, this hotel has plenty of amenities and options for having a good time. 86 suites are held in this tropical oasis, and every one of them has stunning black granite bathrooms, with elegant rainfall showers. You have your choice of three pools, the spa, and four different options for dining on this property alone.

This glam Hollywood landmark, overflows with rich decadence, and is always teeming with Hollywood’s elite. A pale-pink mecca of grandeur, sitting directly on Sunset Boulevard, there is no better way to experience LA than here. This hotel was designed for providing Hollywood's elite with the ultimate luxuries, privacy, and attentive service. Throughout all of the suites and bungalows, you will be amazed at the exquisite furnishings and interior details, all of which have been designed exclusively for the Beverly Hills Hotel. Trendy, glamorous, and as posh as hotel can be. Historical fact: Liz Taylor spent six honeymoons here!

When the décor is done by artist Julian Schnabel and includes works from the artist himself, as well as other NYC greats like Basquiat and Warhol, you know the hotel is going to look incredible. One of New York’s hottest hotels, and certainly among the most fashionable, Gramercy Park Hotel is much more than just a place to spend the night. A rooftop garden club, two excellent bars, and the best Italian regional cuisine in the city means it is an excellent spot to party!

 A luxury lodge that was designed into the landscape, the Amangani is one of the most gorgeous resorts in the West. A stunning structure, built in redwood and sandstone, three-storeys high, with breath-taking views that gaze into the Snake River Valley, this is a resort that allows you to savor the landscape both indoors and out. The ceilings were purposely designed to be towering, and the floor-to-ceiling windows are magnificent for soaking up the majestic views of the Tetons.

A hotel created with nature in mind, the Wickaninnish Inn was designed to be at one with the local environment. When the location was chosen, the deciding factor was based on the placement of the land on the ocean, because the storm views are spectacular. The building itself was built of locally sourced cedar, glass, and stone. Every room has a fireplace, and the stunning views are captured perfectly with vast floor-to-ceiling windows. This hotel also prides it’s collection of Canadian works of art and sculptural pieces. The area boasts some of the best Canadian aquatic activities, such as whale sightings, sea kayaking, diving, fishing, and surfing. The hotel’s restaurant, spa, and beachside coffee lounge are also phenomenal, and will make your stay delightful!

The Conde Nast Traveller is one of the leading sources of everything regarding luxury travel. It is internationally renowned, and thoroughly trusted for always having current information, fantastic destinations, and featuring the most exclusive hotels in the world. For your end of the year travels, keep in mind that by booking your stay with us, you will receive our Exclusive Complimentary Perks at any of these fantastic, Gold List hotels. 

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