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The Oberoi, Gurgaon, India

By Conde Nast Traveler Monday, April 04 04:04 PM

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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.

St. Regis Lhasa Resort, Tibet

By Conde Nast Traveler Tuesday, November 16 11:09 AM

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There's no end of hotels boasting great views, even if that "great view" turns out to be a scrappy piece of greenery. But if you're serious about what's outside your window, the newly opened St. Regis Lhasa, in Tibet, offers the kind of spectacle that can only be found on the Roof of the World, 12,000 feet above sea level.

The first international luxury hotel in Tibet, this 150-room property promises to immerse guests in its surroundings. It's not just the view that will remind you of where you are: Guest rooms have traditional lattice wood furniture and photography depicting local life. Eating options include a Tibetan and Nepalese restaurant, Si Zi Kang. The tearoom serves local blends, some of them aged up to 25 years, and in the spa, you can opt for Tibetan herbal treatments.

If you're looking to live the high life, this is the place.

Courtesy of the St. Regis Lhasa Resort

Prices and other information were accurate at press time, but are subject to change. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.

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