Top Luxury Hotels in America for the Perfect End of Summer Getaway
Summer’s prime vacation month, August, has arrived! Around the globe people are fleeing their desks and heading on vacation. Here are KOKET’s picks for top luxury hotels in America for the perfect end of summer getaway!
The Setai – Miami Beach, FL
Located in the heart of South Beach’s historic art deco district, The Setai, Miami Beach offers a personalized private luxury hotel experience. Known for its tranquil atmosphere the beachfront hotel features a Zen influenced interior that is both understated in its elegance while tastefully opulent. The name Setai is inspired by the Bahasa Indonesian phrase for “South Beach”. The Setai offers its guests a host of amenities including private beach access, three temperature controlled pools, a spa and four unique exceptional dining experiences.
Post Ranch Inn – Big Sur, CA
Set a top an inspiring landscape with cliffs, mountains and panoramic ocean views the 100-acre Post Ranch evolved from the Post family’s multi-generational homestead and working ranch into one of the most acclaimed luxury resorts in the world. Accessible by helicopter or a hike through the Pfeiffer State Park, Post Ranch Inn is an ultimate luxury hideaway. Post Ranch is also accessible via car however, the hotel highly discourages this as the road is extremely winding and precarious in spots.
The original architecture and vision for the inn were designed by by Mickey Muennig and expansion rooms were later added by Vladimir Frank. The luxury mountain ranch interior was designed by Janet Gay Freed.
Check out their special Escape Through the Skies Package offered this August and experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey that begins at Monterey’s Del Monte Aviation with a Champagne welcome, followed by a spectacular 20-minute helicopter ride (complementary with a min. 3-night stay) along the Big Sur coast before landing at Post Ranch.
Dine with spectacular views at the Sierra Mar restaurant, visit the inn’s rejuvenating spa, take a guided hike, go stargazing, or relax in one of the two cliff-top hot infinity spas.
Lotte New York Palace & The Towers – New York, NY
The Lotte New York Palace hotel, located in a historic New York City property on Madison Avenue, pays homage to the buildings illustrious past by combining old world elegance with present-day luxury.
This Midtown Manhattan hotel features 909 rooms and suites – including 176 spacious and extraordinary accommodations in its Towers suites which begin on the 41st floor and offer breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. The Towers provides the personalized service of a boutique hotel complemented by opulent amenities such as spacious marble baths, luxury furniture, nightly turndown service, and exclusive maître d’etage butlers to create a truly indulgent experience.
In addition to the unique experiences in The Towers, guests may enjoy all that Lotte New York Palace has to offer. From unique dining venues, such as VILLARD Restaurant and Pomme Palais, and extravagant event venues to the exclusive Rarities lounge and decadent patisserie.
Casa del Mar – Santa Monica, CA
Situated on the world-renowned Santa Monica Beach, Casa del Mar offers Mediterranean-inspired luxury accommodations. The 1926 Renaissance Revival hotel’s public spaces are grand and opulent while its rooms are comfortable and serene with an air of home about them. Amenities include oceanfront seafood dining, a relaxed Italian eatery, a wellness spa and a ultra funky bar.
Palace Hotel – San Francisco, CA
The Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has been a San Francisco icon since 1875 when it was first established. The historic building’s original architecture and authentic elements are paired with classically inspired, modern décor resulting in a warm, stylish and light filled space. Rebuilt in 1909 as San Francisco’s first luxury hotel and the largest in the world at the time, the building features many unique elements such as Maxfield Parrish’s Pied Piper painting in the bar, a gold atrium ceiling in the restaurant, and glass-roofed indoor pool.
Waldof Astoria – Chicago, IL
Waldorf Astoria Chicago, formerly the Elysian Hotel Chicago, is the premiere luxury hotel in downtown Chicago. Located in the Gold Coast neighborhood near the Museum of Contemporary Art and Millennium Park, the high-rise boasts stunning interiors, expansive rooms and suites designed in an understated classic style, exclusive event spaces, and distinctive amenities such as a Waldorf Astoria Spa, European-style bistro and a clubby cocktail bar.
Amangiri – Canyon Point, UT
Part of the exceptional collection of Aman destinations, renowned for their meticulous synergy with their settings, use of space and privacy, Amangiri is a remote hideaway tucked in the canyons of Utah’s Grand Circle. With sweeping desert and mountain ridge views this luxury 5-star resort offers both experiences for the adventure seeker and a peaceful retreat.
Amenities include a large wellness spa which focuses on restoring hózhó, which means beauty, harmony, balance and health in Navajo, a dining room serving local seasonal produce with views of breathtaking scenery, and adventure experiences to some of the continent’s most magnificent protected areas, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley.
The St. Anthony – San Antonio, TX
Another stunning Luxury Collection Hotel, The St. Anthony is San Antonio’s most beloved luxury hotel. A national historic landmark with storied halls of politicos, princesses and A-list celebrities, the enchanting hotel was recently restored to its original opulence and now offers grace, style and unparalleled service of a bygone era combined with the modern conveniences of today. Located in downtown San Antonio near the Alamo and River Walk, The St. Anthony features a roof top pool, six exceptional dining options including the luxurious Rebelle restaurant pictured above and a wide selection of elegant event venues.
Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii
At Halekulani, the most internationally acclaimed of all of Hawaii’s hotels, an oasis of tranquility awaits. One of the most sought-after 5-star hotels in Hawaii, Halekulani offers an elegant luxurious setting located on the cherished Waikiki Beach. The interiors are rich in island-inspired, hand-selected elements and neutral colors with jewel-like accents provide the ideal surroundings for the spectacular views. The exceptional Halekulani Suite, located on the second floor of the hotel, encapsulate the hotels unparalleled level of hospitality, unrivaled location and unsurpassed design and amenities. The Asian-influenced design infuses the suite shown above with an added level of elegance.
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