Open doors inside some of the world’s most luxurious bedrooms, from exotic India to the wilds of Africa. These sumptuous suites take luxury to a new level.
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India
Big on style and room to relax — 1,800 square feet to be exact — this suite features the best of India’s Rajasthani opulence paired with modern technology.
Located on the fertile banks of the Okavango River, this casually elegant home-away-from-home is worlds away from a typical hotel suite. Constructed to resemble a tent, the room’s canvas walls and ceiling contribute to the open, airy feeling while a deep wraparound porch beckons guests outdoors to enjoy panoramic views of the African bush and possibly catch a glimpse of the camp’s resident elephant herd.
Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur, India
This suite is aptly named Chandra Prakash, which means Luster of the Moon. The crown jewel of a 250-year-old pleasure palace constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh II in 1746, this suite was later used as the court of Maharana Bhopal Singh in the 1930s.
W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Need a little Caribbean R&R for you and your pooch? Well, you’re in luck. Pets are not only welcome they’re catered to in this gardenside oasis. A private cabana located deep within the resort’s tropical surroundings, the 1,000-square-foot accommodations are decorated with vibrant tropical colors, original artwork and contemporary, eclectic furnishings for a sophisticated modern island vibe.
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Little Olarro, Loita Hills, Kenya
Located on a Masai game reserve in Southwestern Kenya, this luxurious suite employs traditional African construction techniques like lofty rough-hewn wood-beamed ceilings, mud walls and a woven grass roof.
The Nines Hotel, Portland, Oregon
Art deco elegance meets modern amenities in this tastefully decorated LEED-certified hotel suite. Down pillows, 350-thread-count sheets and a plush duvet create a cozy place to land in Portland’s revitalized city center.
Abu Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Each of the six uniquely decorated tents in this remote encampment boasts a panoramic view of the Okavango Delta, the world’s largest inland delta and a lush oasis in the middle of the Kalahari Desert.
Pashan Garh, Panna National Park, India
Observe India’s majestic Bengal tiger from the hilltop comfort of a private stone cottage in one of India’s pristine wildlife sanctuaries. Sleek, contemporary furnishings contrast beautifully with the dry-packed stone hut’s rough-hewn construction.
Zungulila Bushcamp, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Giving new meaning to the term “roughing it,” the canvas walls and ceiling are reminiscent of a tent, but the amenities are anything but basic. Complete with an en suite bathroom and outdoor shower, plus a sunken plunge-pool, guests stay cool after a long day prowling the savanna on one of Luangwa’s famous guided walking safaris.
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The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India
Overlooking the harbor and Gateway of India, a stone monument built to symbolize the city’s openness to visitors, this suite blends European elegance with contemporary luxury.