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LUX haute spots: Top ten summer retreats and resorts

Still planning the summer vacation of your dreams? Stay at a grand resort to make your trip even more memorable! We've picked the most lavish resorts and haute spots to unwind in during the last days of the season. From American to European to Asian destinations, you are sure to find the best-suited setting to tickle your fancy. These resorts are so chic, you won't want to leave!

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1. Los Angeles: The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Experience your summer basking under the Los Angeles sun. The Peninsula Beverly Hills is the epitome of a high-end resort with classic decor, lush gardens and rooftop pools. Take part in some of the best shopping in the world after you hit the beautiful beach – the resort is conveniently located just blocks from the famed Rodeo Drive and Century City Mall. Be sure to check out the historical Hollywood landmarks and party at a trendy club. You are bound to see a star when you go out!

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2. Miami: Mandarin Oriental

Lounge the day away and party it up at night in one of America's finest beach cities. The Mandarin Oriental Miami is the place to relax after a long night out in South Beach, which is a short drive away. With floor to ceiling windows exhibiting the best view of Miami and its pristine bay, this is the right place to get away from the busy life. The private Oasis Beach Club will let you enjoy some pure relaxation with canopied beds and the chance to get a massage by the water.

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3. Las Vegas: The Cosmopolitan

If you need a fun getaway that will entice all of your senses, go to Las Vegas. As the newest hotel on the strip, the Cosmopolitan is the place to stay and play! With modern architecture, giant art sculptures and urban-inspired room décor, this stylish hotel will give you an eye-dazzling experience. If you are craving cocktails after some casino time, visit the spectacular Chandelier Bar and later, tickle your taste buds at the Wicked Spoon buffet. Marquee, the hottest Vegas beach club and night club, will leave you dancing through the night to the best house and hip-hop mixes.

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4. Paris: Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris

Vacationing with your beau? Fulfill your dreams of love and glamour in the romance capital of the world while staying at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris. As the hotel is situated on the high-fashion street of the city, you will be surrounded by Parisian luxury, elegance and style. The entire hotel flaunts extravagant Regency and art deco styles. Your best bet is to request a Signature Suite for a romantic view of the Eiffel Tower. The hotel spa, the Dior Institut, specializes in French beauty remedies, so don’t miss out on a calming massage or an anti-aging facial.

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5. Florence: Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

For an enchanting summer setting of picturesque landscapes and stunning art, try Italy. Stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Florence to experience the real Italy. Each lavish room is detailed in Florentine art, and the ceilings are painted with original frescoes, friezes and sculptured reliefs, showing beautiful vistas of neighboring towns and palazzos. After a day of awing over beautiful art, try an authentic Italian meal at the hotel restaurant, Il Palagio.

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6. Crete: Blue Palace

When you feel the calming sensation of soothing blue waters, you know you have arrived in Greece. Nestled on the island of Crete, the Blue Palace of Elounda Bay is the perfect hideaway for an absolutely tranquil vacation. Receive amazing treatments from the award-winning Elounda Spa to take your Greek experience to new heights. For some romance and adventure, take your hubby on a sunset caique trip in which you will spend the evening sailing and taking in the serenity of Elounda Bay.

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7. Bali: The Legian

A tropical paradise awaits you at The Legian. Meaning sweet, pleasant and delightful to the senses in Balinese, the Legian is the ultimate exotic oasis, located in Seminyak District of Bali. The hotel suites feature contemporary minimalism for a pristine appearance and balanced energy. If vacationing with others, staying in the Beach House offers a home-away-from home feeling. Set on a private beach with the area completely surrounded by walls, this three-bedroom beach house is just right for large families. Receiving an ancient Indonesian curative spa treatment by the beach or even listening to the waves of the Indian Ocean just outside will make your time here complete.

Source: Kiwi Collection

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8. Dubai: Park Hyatt

Adjacent to the world-famous Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, this waterfront resort is ideal for a sophisticated getaway. With the hotel’s 225 rooms and suites all built into an ornate white resort with royal-blue accents, you will be surrounded by dramatic Moorish and Mediterranean design. Add in a wild activity to your trip by requesting your own private yacht from the club to sail the seas in style.

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9. Beijing: Raffles Beijing

If you must get away for play and work, then stay at a more quiet resort. With simple and elegant, but still lavish rooms and suites, Raffles Beijing is great for a sumptuous stay. As Beijing is one of the busiest cities in the world, you will need a quaint resort to help calm you down after enjoying Asian culture and the sights, especially the Great Wall of China.

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10. Kempinski: The Çırağan Palace

If a trip with a touch of the old country is your idea of a perfect vacation, Istanbul is the best fit for you. Staring out at the breathtaking view of the Bospherous strait between Europe and Asia, you will feel like a queen when staying at the Çırağan Palace. Savor original Turkish and Ottoman cuisine at one of the palace restaurants and then take a dip in the heated infinity pool.

Source: Luxe City Guides

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