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Shanghai

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Embark on an adventure high above the treetops

Spend the night in a glass cube, stay on stilts above the South African plains and swing across a suspension bridge in the Costa Rican rainforest – it's all possible at these incredible treehouse hotels.

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Cape Town

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Book in at these wonderful wellness retreats for the ultimate in rest and rejuvenation

Reset and recharge with tailored techno therapies in New York, holistic healing sessions in Greece and personalised yoga practice in the Himalayas.

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Berlin

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Seek out seclusion at the world's most remote hotels

From a vast valley among the canyons of Utah to a private island on the Cambodian archipelago of Koh Rong, discover what going off-grid truly means with an escape to these wonderfully isolated hotels.

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Florence

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Discover the definition of paradise at these exotic island escapes

With beachside bedrooms set against a backdrop of crystal clear sea in the Maldives, powdery soft sand in the Seychelles and sprawling untamed jungle in the Philippines, these tropical islands are the epitome of barefoot luxury.

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Tel Aviv

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Make it a double at the world's best hotel bars

Whether you're in the heart of New York or London or on the coast of Italy or Thailand, bars as good as these ensure you don't need to leave your hotel for a spot of late-night libation.

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Austin

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They're no mirage, these outstanding desert retreats really do exist

A sandstone castle set among the dunes of Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter, a string of rustic lodges in Namibia's Skeleton Coast National Park and a luxury resort perched on the edge of a canyon in Oman – just three of the world's best desert hotels.

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Dubai

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Bathe against a beautiful backdrop in these al fresco bathrooms

Dip into a freestanding bath on the Californian coastline or refresh under a rainforest shower among the buildings of Bangkok; these spectacular outdoor bathrooms will help you fully soak up your surroundings.

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Istanbul

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Picture perfect panoramic views come guaranteed at these mountaintop hotels

Escape to the mountains and discover architectural wonders in the heart of the Dolomites, luxury retreats in the middle of the Alps and remote cabins among the peaks of Wanaka.

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Sydney

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Enjoy exhilarating animal encounters at these world-class safari hotels

Spot elephants from your bedroom window in Kenya, stay among mountain gorillas in the rainforest of Rwanda and seek out the Big Five in the heart of the Serengeti.

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Rome

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Live like royalty at these grand European castles and palaces

Sprinkling fairytale magic across the European countryside – from the west coast of Ireland to rural Italy and France – these marvellous hotels offer the chance to step into a real life storybook.

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Seoul

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Would you dare take the plunge into these sky high infinity pools?

Do laps in these gravity defying swimming pools and you'll be rewarded with unrivalled views of the Bangkok skyline, Italian mountain range and Indonesian jungle. There's just one catch - you have to swim to the very edge.

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