Most people have some kind of a vacation bucket list, and the list usually consists of countries and specific destinations. Not many people have a bucket list that includes specific hotels, but they should! Sometimes a hotel alone can be the most epic thing you experience on a given vacation. With that thought in mind, here are five fantastic hotels that you should strive to visit in 2018 (or at least at some point in your life).
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
Amelia Island, Florida
If you’re looking for a relaxing beach retreat without the typical resort hustle and bustle, this is your ticket. You can wake up and be in a beach chair in a matter of minutes, and at the end of the day, you can relax in a rocking chair on the huge front porch of the lodge. The lodge is located just minutes from fantastic shops and restaurants, so it’s a fantastic choice.
Hong Kong, China
The Murray recently opened in a building that’s been around since the 60s. The rooms are very modern and sleek, but what makes this hotel shine are the dining options. You can sip cocktails and get great food at a number of outdoor terraces surrounding the hotel, which is a pretty rare experience in Hong Kong.
This Marrakech resort is like having your own private palace. The rooftop has a fireplace and pool, and you can relax in the spa and gardens after exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Hotel de Crillon
The Hotel de Crillon is a staple in Paris and having been closed for four years; it’s more popular than ever now that it’s reopened. The lobby alone is worth visiting, bursting with 18th-century décor. Be prepared to drop some dough, though, as rooms start at about $1,200 per night.
New York, New York
The Plaza is among the most famous hotels on the planet. It’s appeared in countless films, from Hitchcock’s North by Northwest to Crocodile Dundee. Strolling through the lobby and rooms is like taking a master’s class in luxury and timeless décor.