Hot Spots: Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh

This luxury Rosewood property, in the oversize Al Faisaliah building, caters to both business and leisure travelers.

Rooms: The 197 rooms and 27 suites range from approximately $320 to $3,700.

Décor: The look is classic, focused on clean lines and neutral colors, with art-deco and Oriental accents. The supersize bathrooms are among Saudi Arabia's biggest, and a touchscreen remote adjusts each room's lighting, curtains and temperature.

Food: For those not in the mood for the more formal Globe, Il Terrazzo serves Brazilian churrasco, a variety of slow-roasted meats, on an open-air terrace overlooking a lushly landscaped plaza.

Amenities: All rooms are attended by a round-the-clock butler, who can make bookings, arrange couriers, pack and unpack bags and handle just about any request—no matter how indulgent.