The Oberoi, Gurgaon, India
India has more ornate palaces than most countries have post offices. So it's high time the nation got a contemporary manor to suit its modern-day royalty: The newly opened Oberoi in Gurgaon, an area outside Delhi dubbed "The New Urban India," gives titans of multinational industry a princely place to lay their heads.
Starting at 620 square feet, the 202 guest rooms are among the largest of any city hotel in India. Everything about this property is outsize--the 10,000-square-foot vertical garden, the 36,000-square-foot pool that reflects it, the 50,000-square-foot shopping area. It's also home to the city's first 24/7 spa, so if you're jet-lagged, you can pop on down for an Ayurvedic massage at 3 am. After all, what royalty wants, royalty gets.