With its balmy weather and seemingly endless sunshine, summer is one of our favorite times to travel. But when the average beach vacation just won’t do, upgrade your trip to make it unforgettable.
From supremely sumptuous meals to celebrity-inspired getaways, these hotels will help make this summer a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Live like an international man (or woman) of mystery with this Four-Star Monaco mansion’s Golden Eye Experience (starting at $12,260 per night).
Check into the penthouse Carre d’Or Suite before embarking on your mission: go on a private tour of the famed Monte-Carlo Casino (the setting of the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye), cruise along the French Riviera in an Aston Martin and take a helicopter ride over the Mediterranean.
After your day of intrigue, indulge in 007-approved extras like an in-room couple’s massage and dinner for two on your terrace while gazing at the principality’s historic skyline.
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
An out-of-this world adventure awaits in Space City as this sleek uptown beauty marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing on July 20 with the Space Center Houston Package.
Priced at $10,000 for two, the promotion allows you to commemorate the historic event through three days of VIP treatment fit for Neil Armstrong, beginning with a private helicopter transfer to Ellington Field military base and a tour of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center with a local astronaut as your guide.
Back at the posh Houston hotel, you’ll receive $300 to spend at the property’s six dining and drinking destinations (be sure to order from the 20,000-bottle wine cellar) and a Grounding Ritual signature treatment for two at Texas’ only Five-Star spa to bring you back down to earth.
For those who love to live large, there’s nowhere like Las Vegas, and this Four-Star Sin City staple is pulling out all the stops to curate a getaway worthy of a high roller.
You’ll want for nothing when you book the grand Want the World Package. From the private jet arrival and Presidential Suite accommodations to monogrammed red silk pajamas and a crystal-encrusted magnum of Moët champagne, this $450,000 promotion ensures VIP status.
Other lavish extras to look forward to include an in-suite champagne pedicure and diamond massage from the Four-Star spa, a red velvet cake batter Crazy Shake (topped with a 5.5-carat diamond bracelet) from Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer and a four-course dinner prepared by celebrity chef Lorena Garcia of Latin restaurant Chica.
Burn off all the epicurean extravagance with a two-hour salsa lesson.
Luxury reaches new heights at this Five-Star Tokyo skyscraper, where a collaboration with France’s storied Krug champagne house has produced one of the most opulent one-night offers in the city.
Perfect for an extravagant proposal or elegant night in, the Krug Suite experience (approximately $11,000) treats you and your special someone to an evening of romance with creative floral arrangements and Old World-inspired touches (leather-bound books, elaborate candelabras) that recall Louis XVI.
In the comfort of this 2,896-square-foot space, you’ll dine on a stellar six-course dinner (highlights might include wagyu beef and white truffles) all paired with Krug — in custom-designed flutes, of course.
The following morning, indulge in even more bubbles (alongside an elaborate brunch) while taking in the Mount Fuji vistas from your double-height windows.
Island-hop like a VIP when you book this memorable adventure from Four Seasons. Not only will you bask in exquisite stays at each of the brand’s Hawaiian properties (including Four-Star Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina and Five-Star Four Seasons Resort Lanai), but you’ll also embark on exciting excursions in each destination.
From soaring over Maui’s scenic coastline and the majestic Haleakala volcano (before resting your head at Five-Star Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea) to taking a private charter of the Big Island to having dinner under the Lanai stars to going on a sunrise hike to Oahu’s Ka’ena Point, this $65,000 trip is worth every penny for the photo ops alone.
Long a playground for the elite (past guests include Oscar de la Renta, Michael Jordan, Beyoncé and Jay-Z), this Four-Star Dominican Republic refuge gives you the chance to walk in the footsteps of its A-list clientele with the uber-luxe In Your Shoes Experience.
With a prime price tag of $350,000, the seven-night escape sets you up in style with a pool-clad villa and dedicated staff (maid, butler, personal chef and driver) to cater to your every whim.
In addition to celebrity-style perks like round-trip helicopter transfers to the property, daily in-villa spa treatments and a private yacht day trip to a Catalina Island champagne lunch, you’ll also receive a custom collection of designer shoes — Chanel sandals, Louboutin wedges and Gianvito Rossi alligator pumps — to sweep you off your feet.
Make the most of your next jaunt to Napa with the indulgent Wine & Away package from this 28-acre rustic-chic retreat.
Thanks to a partnership with charter company evoJets, you’ll head to the Four-Star resort in style: on a private plane outfitted with plush resort-branded blankets and a Tata Harper Daily Essential skin kit to help you relax before takeoff.
Once you’ve arrived, settle into your two-bedroom private residence (outdoor showers, private courtyards and wood-burning fireplaces come standard) before indulging in the rest of the $18,900 package.
The extravagant touches consist of a full-day cabana rental at the vineyard-view Hilltop Pool (complete with a bottle of bubbles), Hydration Boost facials and Napa Nirvana body treatments for two at the Four-Star spa, and a private catered dinner from resort executive chef Aaron Meneghelli (with wine pairings from sommelier Zion Curiel) in the comfort of your sophisticated accommodations.