Luxury hotels

7 incredible lakeside lodges

7 incredible lakeside lodges

With stunning panoramas and luxe service, these lakefront stays will make you rethink your next beach vacation
Which are the world's top hotel brands?

Which are the world's top hotel brands?

A stay at any of these top chain properties should banish fears of brand-name boredom
9 former prisons with surprising second lives

9 former prisons with surprising second lives

These former halls of incarceration have been transformed into everything from luxury hotels to concert halls and wedding venues
Buzz worthy: 5 top luxury hotels that have taken up beekeeping

Buzz worthy: 5 top luxury hotels that have taken up beekeeping

That honey in your cocktail? There's a good chance it was made by your hotel's very own bees
Hotels with history: The world's 10 most legendary properties

Hotels with history: The world's 10 most legendary properties

Famed for hosting everyone from Hollywood superstars to U.S. presidents, these century-old institutions have set global standards for luxury and hospitality
 World's tallest hotel planned for tiny Swiss village

World's tallest hotel planned for tiny Swiss village

Controversial design for 7132 Tower hotel will see luxury spa the size of the Empire State Building rise over the alpine community of Vals
Ultimate hotel perk: A personal submarine in Fiji

Ultimate hotel perk: A personal submarine in Fiji

The exclusive Laucala Island resort gives guests access to coral reefs in a Bond-style mini-submarine as part of its all-inclusive price
Wearing pajamas in public: Italy's hamlet hotels

Wearing pajamas in public: Italy's hamlet hotels

New concept offering luxury rooms in ancient dwellings helps spare beautiful villages from falling into ruin
Waldorf Astoria sold to Chinese company

Waldorf Astoria sold to Chinese company

Hilton sells New York luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria to Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion
11 of the world's best urban resorts

11 of the world's best urban resorts

For the business traveler who doesn't have time to take a side-trip, an hour by the pool at one of these city hotels is the next best thing
7 deluxe reasons to visit Oman

7 deluxe reasons to visit Oman

From swanky island resorts to verdant desert mountains, the UAE's more subdued neighbor offers luxury experiences all of its own
Kyoto finally gets a super-luxury hotel

Kyoto finally gets a super-luxury hotel

Ritz-Carlton's arrival means high-end travelers no longer have to fight over the city's few luxury ryokans
The world's 33 hottest new hotels are...

The world's 33 hottest new hotels are...

Posh pub and fancy fishing shack among winners as luxury vacation mag Conde Nast Traveler crowns its favorite new venues
Middle East's 'king of hotels' aims to build where others fear to tread

Middle East's 'king of hotels' aims to build where others fear to tread

Not familiar with Rotana Hotels? You might be soon. With 85 sites already across the Middle East and northern Africa, the brand wants to expand into India, Australia and Southeast Asia
Exclusive: The luxury hotel rooms that don't want guests

Exclusive: The luxury hotel rooms that don't want guests

CNN gets exclusive access to the Peninsula Paris' "mock-up room," where no paying guest has ever stayed. And it's not even in Paris
Photo tour: inside Abu Dhabi's most palatial suite

Photo tour: inside Abu Dhabi's most palatial suite

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort's Royal Suite is the biggest in the U.A.E.
12 most anticipated hotel openings of 2014

12 most anticipated hotel openings of 2014

From Amsterdam to Oman and London to L.A., hotels just keep getting swankier