Concierge.com's insider take:
On the shores of the Dead Sea, Le Méridien is the most luxurious of the many hotels taking advantage of the medicinal, salt-filled waters. A holiday resort set on 12 landscaped acres, it has three swimming pools (including one for kids), a private beach, a children's program, and organized excursions to nearby desert sites such as Masada and Jericho. The 600 rooms are modern and handsomely appointed, some with private balconies high in the sky. The neo-classical Mineralia Spa is another reason to check in: It has 21 treatment rooms for massages, Dead Sea salt scrubs, and mud wraps.