This is luxury boutique accommodation in Italy's Le Marche region, with stunning views from every corner - the imposing Sibillini mountain range on one side, the Adriatic coast of Ancona and Pesaro on the other.
British owners Madeline and Tim Jones have created a stunning hilltop boutique residence that shakes hands with regional architecture but with a modern twist.
This is a magnificent piece of 19th-century Scottish magic tucked away on its own 300-acre private island a few miles from Oban on Scotland's rugged west coast.
The hotel is a Buchanan-Smith family owned property and son Beppo has guided this wonderful elegant lady to what it is today, a five-star luxury island retreat with a Michelin-star restaurant, spa and gym, a nine-hole golf course, a pr
Wide, creamy, sandy shores sandwiched between the blue of the sunlit Caribbean Sea and the lush mangroves of Mexico's Riviera Maya makes for a colourful eyeful worth seeing. And you can see it in luxury at the three-in-one Grand Velas resort.
The Cavalieri sits on the Monte Mario, the highest hill in Rome, and is about 20 minutes from St Peter's.
As I arrive, I'm slightly disappointed by the 1960s boxy exterior, but once inside, the opulence of the interiors and the art collection in the lobby, impress. From my balcony on the seventh floor, I have a magnificent view of the eternal city.
It was no coincidence that film director Wes Anderson checked into the Corinthia before shooting The Grand Budapest Hotel. Its ornately mirrored lifts suggest the splendour of a bygone era while also rekindling memories of favourite scenes from the endearingly quirky movie. So, too, does the brasserie and atrium with its lofty vista, and the baroque-style grand ballroom.
Located 400km south of Malé and 56km north of the Equator, the hotel is on its own private island in one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world. Getting here involves an hour's domestic flight to Kooddoo Island, then a 30 minute speedboat transfer - the price you pay for seclusion.