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75 Great Hotels in the US and Around the World

From St. Barths to Boston and from fancy to affordable, these are some of the notable hotels worth checking out around the world and in the US, many of them with an emphasis on design and repurposed historic spaces.

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The Hotels Will Make You Want to Stay Awhile

Whether your taste runs toward grand, historic hotels that have weathered the centuries and attracted celebrities, or industrial-chic spaces housed in converted factories or train stations, we have a hotel that will make your stay memorable. Read on for some of our favorite hotels in the US and around the world, at a variety of price points.

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Atlanta: Nobu Hotel

The glamorous Nobu Hotel in the swanky Buckhead section of Atlanta is defined by elegant, understated Asian aesthetics including a welcoming, beautifully designed lobby. Inviting guest rooms feature idiosyncratic touches like wooden floors, black-and-white slippers and traditional Japanese robes to make the experience feel elevated and bespoke. Currently in the works: a mini bar highlighting local shops and Atlanta breweries including a Japanese lager. The property is part of the 56-location restaurant (and 16-hotel) Nobu empire founded by Japanese star chef Nobu Matsuhisa alongside partner and actor Robert De Niro. Nobu's first world-class sushi restaurant opened in New York City in 1994, and this Nobu hotel and restaurant combo continues the traditon of incredibly fresh seafood and South American influences at Nobu Atlanta restaurant. The Nobu Atlanta Hotel is conveniently attached to the city's designer-centric Phipps Plaza shopping center (featuring Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Celine, Gucci and Balmain among other high-end boutiques) and the Citizens Market food hall, a great spot for casual dining that shares a convivial common green space with the shopping center and Nobu.

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Preah Sihanouk , Cambodia: Koh Russey Resort

Cambodia’s beaches have escaped the attention of Western tourists, but that’s slowly changing. More high-end resorts are popping up along what’s been dubbed the Cambodian Riviera, like the Koh Russey Resort. There are 50 modern pavilions and 13 villas on the property and the entire design combines sustainability with Khmer culture, resulting in clean-lined, low-lying structures that blend into the surrounding jungle. Rooms are designed with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, while the overall architecture is inspired by the geometric pattern of local Krama cloth. The minimalist indoor-outdoor setting is a perfect backdrop for languidly enjoying the peaceful island, but don’t worry about being bored. There are yoga classes, movie nights on the beach (during dry season), and swimming and watersports are always an option, as well as day trips to a pepper plantation in the Kampot region or Ream Pagoda for a temple blessing.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico: Caribe Hilton

Following a $150 million renovation, the iconic Caribe Hilton resort in San Juan is a wonderful destination. The original opened in 1946 and its Caribar became known as one of two spots claiming to have invented the piña colada. (The other is nearby Barrachina in Old San Juan.) The legendary Caribar serves both the original, coconut cream-based piña colada along with a newer coconut water-based version. All of the property's 652 rooms and suites offer a light and airy color scheme and floor-to-ceiling doors that slide open onto a terrace or balcony.

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