There are luxury hotels that are designed so imaginatively that the location itself is considered a special destination. Each site on this mini tour by the WSJ is a magnum opus in hospitality circles.
The high-end lodgings on this list offer an experience so unique in design or in amenities offered to guests that the establishment is an attraction on its own. While larger-than-life hotels are found in various vacationlands, what makes these places so intriguing is that far-reaching locations.
This tour includes stops in China, Canada, Africa, and Italy.