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1 FOUR SEA­SONS RE­SORT COSTA RICA AT PENIN­SULA PAPAGAYO

A 2017 reno light­ened up 182 ocean-fac­ing rooms, suites and vil­las with nat­u­ral tones, breezy win­dows and screened-in bal­conies (thanks, penin­sula lo­ca­tion, for giv­ing ev­ery­one beach views). It also trans­formed the lobby into an open-air hang­out where we sipped co­conut water straight from the fruit. WHAT WE LOVED Down­ward-dog­ging dur­ing a sun­rise yoga class on the lawn as waves broke on rocks be­low, then tuck­ing into Gua­nacaste eggs with red and green salsa at new al­fresco restau­rant Bahia. BEST FOR na­ture-lov­ing fam­i­lies. Learn about sloths and howler monkeys dur­ing a wildlife work­shop (then try to spot the crea­tures in their nat­u­ral habi­tat), or take a moon­lit stand-up pad­dle board­ing tour on ves­sels retro­fit­ted with LEDs.

2 MER­CURE BUCHAREST CITY CEN­TER

BUCHAREST / BU­CAREST

Lo­cal com­poser Ge­orge Enescu in­spired the decor at this prop­erty near the cen­tral Calea Vic­to­riei Boule­vard, where framed sheet mu­sic on bed­room walls sets the tone. NUM­BER OF ROOMS 114. WHAT WE LOVED Walk­ing five min­utes to the Na­tional Mu­seum of Art of Ro­ma­nia to see me­dieval and mod­ern Ro­ma­nian pieces be­fore drop­ping by La Mama for some of the best pa­pana i (tra­di­tional fried dough­nut filled with sour cream and cherry jam) in town. ORDER the smoked salmon plat­ter and a glass of Ro­ma­nian bub­bly at the Wine­stone Restau­rant & Bar, adorned with im­ages of mon­u­ments like Pi­ata Revoluţiei.

3 THOMP­SON SEAT­TLE SEAT­TLE

Lux­ury brand Thomp­son Ho­tels opened its only Pa­cific North­west spot 100 me­tres from Pike Place Mar­ket. Floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows over­look­ing Puget Sound made us feel like we were en­sconced in a misty co­coon. NUM­BER OF ROOMS 155. WHAT WE

LOVED Bel­ly­ing up to the bar at woodsy on-site restau­rant Scout PNW to order from the seafood­heavy menu, in­clud­ing rock­fish crudo with ji­cama and grilled sar­dines in bagna cauda sauce. ROOM

PERKS Mini­bar col­la­gen face, lip and eye masks are per­fect for on-ar­rival buff­ing and de-puff­ing, or stash them in your carry-on to use on a red-eye to the East Coast.

4 MAG­NO­LIA HO­TEL & SPA VIC­TO­RIA

Re­cent ad­di­tions to this down­town prop­erty, just a short walk from the In­ner Har­bour, in­clude the Court­ney Room, a French-lean­ing mod­ern fine­din­ing restau­rant that opened in May. NUM­BER OF

ROOMS 64. WHAT WE LOVED Find­ing sweet sur­prises in our room – milk choco­lates on ar­rival and dark mint ver­sions at turn­down – by the fam­ily-run Dutch Bak­ery, a bake shop that’s been open for over 60 years. ASK THE CONCIERGE to bor­row a cruiser bike and one of many ho­tel-cu­rated bik­ing maps. The craft-brew­ery cir­cuit will take you to Phillips Brew­ing & Malt­ing Co., which is one of the only brew­eries in Canada to malt its own bar­ley.

MER­CURE BUCHAREST CITY CEN­TER

THOMP­SON SEAT­TLE

MAG­NO­LIA HO­TEL & SPA

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