Serving Tuscan fare in its riverside restaurant and awash in artwork, this restored 16th-century gem is an ode to Italia.
Its designer envisioned the Hotel Jules as funky chic without an attitude and stocked it with fun antique-market finds.
Once the home of art collector and legendary world traveler Baltazar Beauchamps, it's only fitting that the hotel mixes the ornate style of the 1930s Far East with sleek postwar furniture. The resulting décor is seamlessly contemporary.
A century after its opening, the Taj remains the height of glamour, luring celebrities and royals with its private yacht, fleet of jets, and, of course, personal butler service.
Set on a coconut plantation bordered by endless ocean, this Thai treasure has sumptuous private villas, pools—and, of course, the white-sand beach.