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When in Rome… stay at HO­TEL EDEN (left). The au­gust prop­erty, which dates back to 1889 and hosted myr­iad muck­a­mucks, has been fas­tid­i­ously up­dated. Its 98 rooms are be­decked in lus­trous fab­rics, an­tique mir­rors and mar­ble bath­rooms with Bot­tega Veneta ameni­ties. Perched be­tween the Span­ish Steps and the gar­dens of Villa Borgh­ese, it’s also well-sit­u­ated. Dine on spaghetti with pecorino, wild black pep­per and rose­buds at La Ter­razza res­tau­rant. dorch­ester­col­lec­tion.com

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With a salt­wa­ter ocea­narium in the lobby, two eater­ies by Iron Chef Masa­haru Mo­ri­moto and 839 breezy gue­strooms, the sprawl­ing ALOHILANI RE­SORT WAIKIKI BEACH (above) is the Big Kahuna of Hawai­ian ac­com­mo­da­tions. Af­ter a ren­o­va­tion cost­ing in ex­cess of $100m, the for­mer Pa­cific Beach Ho­tel will be fully un­veiled this sea­son. In­do­lent types re­joice: the crys­talline beach is across the road. alo­hi­lanire­sort.com Surf ’s up at NIYAMA Pri­vate Is­lands Mal­dives (above), a high-end re­sort with un­crowded and con­sis­tent waves at your doorstep. Rooms come with board racks, surf re­ports, live ocean feeds and a but­ler ser­vice. niyama.com

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