Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii
Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay is going through a multi-million dollar transformation, and renovations were recently completed on the 220 guest rooms and suites, the lobby, spa and the pool area. Also new is NOBU Lanai, which is serving up Japanese cuisine with a Hawaiian flair. The resort, located just nine miles off the coast of Maui, has an active country-club setting, with amenities that include golf, tennis and fitness facilities. Try the new Movement Studio and state-of-the-art gym, both positioned to offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
Bodega Bay Lodge, California
Bodega Bay Lodge, just north of San Francisco, underwent an extensive makeover transforming the lodge into a breathtaking luxury seaside resort. A renovated pool, an oversized infinity-edge spa and an outdoor shower all offer sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and the newly landscaped grounds. The look combines contemporary seaside comfort with rustic sophistication. The lobby features oversized couches, leather reading chairs and hardwood and slate floors. Guest rooms feature stunning coastal views, wood-burning fireplaces and private balconies. The resort now also offers a large fitness centre, electric car charging stations, a spa focused on rejuvenation and The Duck Club Restaurant that features Sonoma coastal cuisine.
The celebrated Malliouhana resort in Anguilla, originally opened 30 years ago on a bluff high above Meads Bay and Turtle Cove beaches, has emerged from a three-year closure and 18-month top-to-bottom redesign. The jet-set style resort, which offers 360-degree views of the Caribbean, evokes the glamorous ambiance of Anguilla during the ‘50s and ’60s. This redesign ramps up the luxury factor with the creation of 44 spacious ocean-view rooms and suites, an open-air cliff-side restaurant, a signature Auberge Spa, and a two-tiered infinity swimming pool flanked by private cabanas.
Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix
The legendary Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, has completed a major, multi-million-dollar renovation to create modern, refined accommodations while preserving the historic architecture and design that distinguish this grand old hotel in Phoenix. The sophisticated new look is meant to recall the seductive style of the resort’s early years and continues the original Frank Lloyd Wright style of organically incorporating the natural environment. The revamp also included rebuilding the 15 cabanas at the Paradise Pool—they now feature luxurious interior decor and an array of amenities, from flatscreen HDTVs to full baths.
Party Hotels in Edmonton, New York City and Scottsdale
If you don't plan on sleeping much, want great cocktails or are looking for a pool party vibe, a party hotel is the way to go. Edmonton's Crash Hotel is within walking distance to the ICE district, New York City's Pod 39 has a killer rooftop bar and W Scottsdale's WET Pool is open 24/7.