From Santoríni to Dubai to New York, some hotels just have that “it” factor that draws visitors far and wide. For some hotels it’s their proximity to popular landmarks and attractions, for others it’s their amenities. But these hotels have something few can claim: a true room with a view.
For a View of the Caldera and Mediterranean in Santoríni
No other hotel can promise such views of the Greek island quite like Nobu Hotel Santorini. The hotel sits on a quiet spot a short drive from Imerovigli, and from here guests enjoy those postcard-worthy views across the Mediterranean and volcanic landscape. Guestrooms and suites, many with private and spacious patios, face out to sea for bright mornings and golden sunsets.
For Central Park Sights from Above
At The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, guests are spoiled with some of the best views in the city. Many of the hotel’s refined rooms and suites overlook the sprawling park below, and the hotel’s location also means guests inspired by the views can quickly pop over to the park within minutes.
For an Unparalleled Outlook on the Parthenon
True luxury at The Dolli at Acropolis may best be appreciated when entering its guestrooms and suites. The five-story hotel promises guests views to be remembered, with skyline-facing rooms and suites as well as suites with views of the city’s Acropolis and Parthenon. Guests wanting even more views can head up to the all-day rooftop bar and restaurant with wraparound outlooks taking in the city and temple of Athena.
For an All-Encompassing Vista of the World’s Largest Intact Volcanic Caldera
Head to the recently opened Ngorongoro Lodge in Tanzania to experience a stay with an ancient view. The lodge invites guests to stay in a guestroom or suite, many named in honor of the Ngorongoro Crater, to truly feel the magnitude of the crater and surrounding landscape. The nearly 2,000-foot-deep crater dominates the landscape — an unforgettable view.
For Unobstructed Sights over the Arabian Gulf
In the heart of Dubai lies Caesars Palace Dubai, an upscale, luxury property on Bluewaters Island. Many rooms and suites of this top-notch property boast unrestricted views of the sea, allowing for that perfect sunset moment over the Arabian Gulf. Guestrooms feature spacious private balconies to best enjoy these sights, promising a front-row seat to the spectacular ocean views and golden sunsets.
For Indian Ocean Views Set Among Foliage and White Sands
While there are plenty of reasons to visit Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, the property’s recently launched Beach Tented Villa provides even more impetus to head to the Maldives and indulge in a stay here. The new villa boasts unparalleled perspectives of the Indian Ocean, with many outlooks framed by the island’s lush foliage and sugar-white sands.
More than 22 million visitors pour into Bangkok each year, adding to the roughly 11 million residents of the Thai capital famous for its bustling streets. Packed with food carts, markets and cultural spectacles, life in Bangkok is unusually defined by its vibrant street scene, both day and night. That means you don’t necessarily need a solid plan when heading out on any given evening.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
Going to Austin, Texas, soon? Hotel Van Zandt celebrates the season with a special deal. The To All a Free Night offer allows guests to extend their stay and receive a third night free when booking two nights. Running through Jan. 29, 2024, book this offer using promo code BONUSNT.