• Issue 8: Dubai

      Sleek and glamorous without being showy, since opening in 2005 this 45-story hotel near Dubai’s marina has won raves for its tasteful Art Deco decor, superlative restaurants, and impeccable service. (As in: all 749 rooms are equipped with butlers and Bvlgari bathwares.) Plus, its location in the heart of the action–just a short skip from the sprawling Mall of the Emirates but close to Jumeirah Beach’s water sports and resorts–simply can’t be beat.