Thinking of taking a luxury trip in 2020? If you’re looking for opulence, sophistication and all-out extravagance, then the only place to head to is the USA. A nation that has never been one to do things by halves, in America you can expect double helpings of everything instead, and from lavish beachfront condos to glorious five-star hotels, Michelin-starred eateries to chauffeur driven rides and of course, all the designer boutiques that dreams are made of, this is a place that truly does have it all.
And it’s not just about the luxury, either; made up of a diverse range of states, the USA has a lot to offer from a cultural and historical perspective too, and with its buzzing cities, rolling countryside, mountainous landscapes and pristine beaches, there is something and somewhere for everyone to enjoy.
Best of all, you don’t have to be from outside the USA to enjoy its diverse charms, and if you’re on home soil, then it’s even easier to explore. Just arrange some airport parking at Parkos.com and hop on an internal flight – you’ll wish you’d done it sooner.
So, if you’re on the verge of booking those tickets in a bid to banish those winter blues, then look no further – because we’ve rounded up five of the very finest hotels the USA has to offer, spanning destinations and states to satisfy all tastes.
For the city slicker: Four Seasons New York
A name synonymous with sophistication and opulence, the Four Seasons New York is undoubtedly the most luxurious place to stay in the Big Apple. A modern-deco landmark located right in the heart of bustling New York, find it just steps from Central Park and the up-market Madison Avenue – perfect if you can’t wait to hit those designer stores for some shopping.
Guests at the Four Seasons can enjoy breath-taking park and city views over midtown Manhattan or dine at the prestigious Garden restaurant, which overlooks the hotel’s towering Grand Lobby. Here, you can enjoy mouth-watering breakfasts, lunches and dinners whilst sitting amongst towering African acacia trees – whilst for a little R&R, head to the hotel’s L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa – the world class skincare brand’s first in North America.
For the glamorous adrenaline junkie: Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas
If you’re partial to a little casino action by night, then the only place to head to is Sin City. It’s not just about bright lights and ostentatious entertainment – Las Vegas has a glamorous side that luxury seekers will love. And, with some of the most extravagant five star hotels in the country, it’s the place to go to feel totally spoilt.
The Waldorf Astoria towers 47 stories high, boasting incredible views of both the city and the desert from its upper floor rooms. Situated in the centre of the strip, the hotel prides itself on offering ‘luxury, grandeur and true Waldorf service’, and hosts a variety of exciting performances and conventions every week.
Inside, you’ll find a world-class spa and high-end dining options, with generous hot tubs in each of the 389 guest rooms and suites. Head to the 8th floor deck to relax in a cabana beside one of the hotel’s three pools, or enjoy curated wines and French cuisine at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.
For the sun worshipper: The Setal, Miami Beach
If you’re looking for an Ocean-front getaway, it doesn’t get more glamorous than Miami Beach. Located in the heart of the trendy South Beach area, the 1930s Setal artfully combines the rich architectural history of South Beach’s Art Deco District with the multi-faceted cultural history of the International Art Deco movement.
An oasis of calm for guests in search of a little peace and tranquillity, its landmark Art Deco building on Collins Avenue began as the famed Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel, while the adjacent 40-story glass residential tower features a selection of sprawling ocean suites, offering sweeping views along the coast.
For the nature lover: The Broadmoor, Colorado
This exceptional five-star hotel is set in one of the USA’s most picturesque locations, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and pine trees. Boasting an enormous 18 on-site dining options, it’s also a foodie’s paradise – and, with not one but three championship golf courses, plus a world-class luxury spa, the Broadmoor is something pretty special indeed.
The hotel also offers a state-of-the-art fitness centre, complete with personal trainers, with a range of trendy bars and lounge areas to choose from, and is just 2.5 miles from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Whatever your holiday style of choice, one thing is a given – luxury is an absolute must. So, whether you’re looking forward to a few days shopping in the city, a weekend schmoozing with the high-rollers in Las Vegas, a lazy week on the beach or a fortnight skiing in the mountains, these impeccable five-star hotels have got you covered. Here’s to a lavish start to the new year!
Image at the very top of the article: The Setal, Miami Beach