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- Best in the USA: Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton – See Rates at TripAdvisor "An iconic property in a stunning beachfront location with sunset views over the Pacific Ocean."
- Best in the Caribbean: Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The pride of the resort is the exclusive Beach Club, the only one of its type in Belize."
- Best Mediterranean: Hilton Malta – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Built to reflect the historic setting of this revered Mediterranean isle."
- Best for Families: Hilton Los Cabos Beach Resort – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Its enormous pool is one of the finest in the region, with an infinity edge that merges with the horizon."
- Best for Romance: Conrad Bora Bora Nui – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The perfect place for an intimate romantic getaway, with luxurious villas, a beautiful infinity pool, and loads of activities."
- Best for Luxury: Boca Raton Resort and Club – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The elaborate spa stands out with its treatment chambers and pools of smooth marble columns."
- Best for Nightlife: theWIT, A Doubletree By Hilton Hotel – See Rates at TripAdvisor "The hotel has become a landmark in the area as being home to the ROOF bar."
- Best for Skiing: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Open in all seasons, offering great snow sport conditions in the winter and mountain-biking and hiking opportunities at other times of year."
- Best for Golf: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines – See Rates at TripAdvisor "Contains two world-class championship courses."
Best in the USA: Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Set just a quick drive from downtown San Diego, the Hotel del Coronado is an iconic property in a stunning beachfront location with sunset views over the Pacific Ocean. A National Historic Landmark with a long guest list of presidents, royals, and celebrities, this sprawling 28-acre hotel is rich with charm and timeless elegance. Guest rooms in the main house provide a subtle blend of old-fashioned style and modern convenience, while the more spacious accommodations at the beach village are all modern luxury with fireplaces, marble bathrooms, and French doors opening onto ocean-view patios. Guests at the beach village also enjoy the services of a personal concierge, as well as access to exclusive pools and hot tubs, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and the beachfront Windsor Cottage restaurant.
Elsewhere around the hotel, a heated main pool has sun loungers and cabanas, while the expansive lawn area is great for games or picnics. The Spa at the Del provides a full range of ocean-inspired treatments and a salon for hair and beauty services. Surfboards, paddleboards, and volleyballs are available for fun on the sand and surf. A variety of eateries include the signature 1500 OCEAN restaurant, pizzeria and seafood grill venues, the wood-panelled Babcock & Story Bar, and a panoramic sun deck bar.
Best in the Caribbean: Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
Located on the southern end of famed Ambergris Caye, the Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club is a collection of villas and cottages in a secluded setting — though it's also conveniently close to the shops, restaurants, and bars of downtown San Pedro. Surrounded by tropical vegetation and lagoons, the accommodations line a series of man-made canals of a private marina. Rooms are designed to reflect the British Colonial history of the area, with mahogany timber used in the hardwood floors, lofty peaked ceilings, and polished furnishings.
The pride of the resort is the exclusive Beach Club, the only one of its type in Belize, located just a short boat ride away. Guests can enjoy an indulgent experience of full food and drinks service on a pristine white sand beach, with overwater sun loungers and non-motorized beach toys and equipment. Nearby, some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving locations in the Caribbean can be accessed through the PADI-certified (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Scuba School Belize, and Blue Bonefish provides tours and equipment for exciting fishing expeditions.
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Best Mediterranean: Hilton Malta
Set in an enviable seaside location on the east coast of Malta, the Hilton Malta is a modern resort built to reflect the historic setting of this revered Mediterranean isle. Modern guest rooms and suites come with large windows and private balconies for taking in views of the gardens, marina, or sea. In addition to four outdoor pools, there is also the Myoka 5 Senses Spa — a venue that includes a Turkish-style hammam lined with heated marble, treatment rooms for individuals and couples, sauna and steam facilities, a garden, and a heated indoor pool with sweeping ocean vistas. A complete range of treatments include signature therapies like the marine algae bath and the Myoka absolute facial, as well as hot stone massages, milk and honey immersions, and Thai herbal compresses.
There is also a well-equipped fitness center with weights and aerobic machines, squash courts, and an outdoor tennis court. Dining options include the Blue Elephant Thai restaurant — designed in an authentic style with carved timber furnishings and ornamental waterfalls — casual burgers and sandwiches at the seafront Aqua Bar, and local Mediterranean cuisine at the Oceana restaurant.
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Best for Families: Hilton Los Cabos Beach Resort
Surrounded by the dunes and rocky headlands of south Baja Peninsula, Hilton Los Cabos Beach Resort is located on a wide, sandy beach overlooking clear ocean waters. Plus, the sea offers calm swimming conditions — a rarity in the area. The resort's enormous pool is one of the finest in the region, with an infinity edge that merges with the horizon. Outdoor hot tubs and tennis courts can also be found. Kids can be kept entertained at the activity-filled Cabo Kids’ Club, and a babysitting service is available.
For more family-friendly features, rooms and suites can be outfitted with cribs and come with large-screen TVs with on-demand movies. Restaurants like the farm-to-table El Meson, beachfront Madero, and Italian Vela come with children’s meal selections and high chairs made available. The resort is also extremely popular with golfers, as it's partnered with several nearby clubs. Among the courses are two, Jack Nicklaus-designed fairways with several holes rated as some of the finest in the world.
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Best for Romance: Conrad Bora Bora Nui
Built along white sandy beaches on the private island of Motu Toopua, the Conrad Bora Bora Nui resort offers mesmerizing sunset views overlooking tranquil lagoon waters. This spectacular setting provides the perfect place for an intimate romantic getaway, with luxurious villas, a beautiful infinity pool facing the beach, and loads of activities both on land and in water. Guests can choose from beachfront villas with private plunge pools or the overwater villas.
The Hina Spa offers great views from its lofty hilltop location and a range of couples’ treatments including Tahitian and Balinese massages and Polynesian body scrubs. When guests aren't snorkelling or kayaking through the coral reefs, they can play a round of tennis and mini golf or participate in local arts and crafts classes. Six restaurants and bars include French cuisine paired with an extensive wine selection, a relaxed beachside grill restaurant, and an overwater lounge bar with glass floor panels. For a truly memorable dining experience, staff can arrange private dining on a nearby islet, where couples can sip champagne and enjoy a gourmet beach picnic in total seclusion.
Best for Luxury: Boca Raton Resort and Club
Inspired by the villas and villages of the Mediterranean, the Boca Raton Resort and Club is a slice of Tuscan opulence set on the shores of an intracoastal lagoon. Although the resort is packed with luxurious features, the elaborate spa stands out with its treatment chambers and pools of smooth marble columns, complex mosaics, and ornately carved reliefs, all lit by dozens of candles. Services include massages using Swedish, hot stone, and deep tissue techniques, soothing aromatherapy sessions, and the signature ‘02 awakening’ facial.
The resort particularly appeals to golfers, with its famed PGA Resort Course and Country Club Course. It has practice areas, professional golf lessons, and a well-supplied pro-shop along with superb fairways and facilities. Thrill-seekers can jet ski and parasail over the lagoon waters, while snorkelling, fishing, scuba diving, and cruise tours can also be arranged. An excellent selection of dining establishments include the casual burgers, salads, and farm-fresh fare of 501 East and the fine dining cuisine of Blue, with offerings including Spiced Maya Shrimp and Coffee-rubbed Tenderloin with Chimichurri. The Tuscan décor of Lucca complements the Mediterranean dishes, and the sushi bar, with a menu created by the internationally acclaimed Sushi Master Masaharu Morimoto, serves plates of gourmet sushi, sashimi, and maki.
Best for Nightlife: theWIT, A Doubletree By Hilton Hotel
Upon entering the grand hotel lobby of theWIT, its classical grandeur and bold modern style blends to create a unique and sophisticated vibe. Set amid the gourmet restaurants, pub-style eateries, and wine and cocktail lounges of downtown Chicago, the hotel has become a landmark in the area as being home to the ROOF bar. This popular venue offers classic Mediterranean plates and an extensive selection of handcrafted cocktails.
With a retractable roof, the indoor bar comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and telescopes for viewing local landmarks. Outside, a viewing deck suspended out from the hotel provides magnificent views of skyscrapers, the river, and Millennium Park. The hotel contains another popular bar, the State and Lake Chicago Tavern, which offers modern pub meals and craft ales, wines, and spirits in a highly-polished venue. Other hotel features include the Spa@theWit, where massage therapies, body and facial treatments, and a nail salon are offered, as well as a fitness room with a range of modern exercise equipment. Guest rooms come with impressive technological features.
Best for Skiing: Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa
Situated right at the foot of the chairlifts servicing the Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Glacier ski runs, Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa is one of the most conveniently-placed hotels in the ski village complex. Rooms and suites come in a range of sizes and have been recently renovated, with features such as full kitchens and jetted tubs in the bathroom. A heated outdoor pool and hot tub enables swimming in all seasons, and tennis courts can be played in the warmer months.
In the evenings, the Cinnamon Bear bar hosts a lively apres-ski atmosphere, with sports screens, pool tables, and other games inside as well as an outdoor summer patio with views of the surrounding mountains. The Cinnamon Bear Grille provides a full breakfast menu of hot meals, fruit salads and cereals, and a dinner service with seasonal menus made with locally-sourced farm produce. The resort is open in all seasons, offering great snow sport conditions in the winter and mountain-biking and hiking opportunities at other times of the year.
Best for Golf: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Less than half an hour north of San Diego, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines contains two world-class championship courses, designed by William P. Bell, that's due to host the US Open in 2021. The two, 18-hole courses follow the dunes crests overlooking the Pacific, studded with mature trees sand traps, offering breathtaking backdrops of ocean, hills, and canyons. There is also a driving range and a fully-stocked pro shop, which can organize private instruction for both individuals and groups. Other activity facilities include two tennis courts and two basketball courts, as well as a fitness room with weights and aerobic equipment.
The Torreyana Grille provides a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, with creative dishes made with fresh regional ingredients from farm and sea. There is also a seasonal poolside café serving light fare, a café for breakfast pastries and coffee, and a lounge bar for enjoying evening drinks. The hotel is built around a central courtyard containing a pool, outdoor hot tub, and sun loungers. Plus, the hotel faces west, making for spectacular sunset views over the rolling fairways.