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Hotels With The Most Beautiful Views

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One of the greatest pleasures of travel is taking in gorgeous scenery not normally encountered in daily life.  The icing on this cake:  Staying at a hotel that lets you savor these views even longer.

There are a number of properties around the world universally considered to have drop-dead, beautiful vistas, whether in top urban destinations like Paris or Hong Kong, or in island or mountain getaways like St. Lucia or the Canadian Rockies.

We searched the globe for hotels with more stunning views than the rest, drawing on expert insights from Jack Ezon, president of luxury travel company Ovation Vacations and veteran connoisseur of hotels worldwide.

In Pictures: Hotels With The Most Beautiful Views

Urban hotels with spectacular views can be found all over the world, but two new properties in particular have upped the ante.  One, the Shangri-La in Paris, in the City of Light’s 16tharrondissement, opened in … Read More

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World’s best hotel 2017 named in annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards

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The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, has named the world’s best hotel in its 15th annual Travellers’ Choice Awards, based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers across the globe.

Aria Hotel in Budapest took out the No.1 spot for 2017.

Opened in early 2015, the luxurious music-themed boutique hotel in Hungary has an average rate of AU$382 (NZ$397) a night according to TripAdvisor.

The former bank houses 49 rooms in a seven-storey neoclassical building, split into four wings inspired by opera, jazz, classical and contemporary music.

Created by famous Library Hotel Collection founder, hotelier Henry Kallan, the hotel features an underground spa, a rooftop bar and a garden courtyard that offers a complimentary cheese and wine reception every afternoon.

Portraits of composers and performers including Beethoven, Frank Sinatra and Claude-Achille Debussy hang on the walls and there are daily live piano performances.

Of the 719 reviews on TripAdvisor … Read More