Amangiri - All American Vacation

What you’ll love

1. The minimalist designs of the rooms are a beauty to behold.

2. The views of the Southern Utah desert are second to none.

3. As with all Aman hotels, the spa is one of the best you’ll ever experience.

Aman hotels and beautiful landscapes go hand in hand, and the Amangiri, is no different.

Set within the dramatic sandstone mesas of Southern Utah, this intimate retreat of only 34 rooms and suites is at one with its surroundings… So much so that the Amangiri seems carved from the land instead of built there to welcome travelers on a quest for spiritual R&R.

More like extensions of the desert than mere hotel rooms, the minimalist and open plan designs of the Amangiri’s accommodations are unique to the hotel. From the comfort of their private plunge pools, day beds and outdoor lounges, admiring the majesty of one of America’s most beautiful landscapes is both a humbling and soul-soothing experience in equal measure.

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Four Seasons Hotel Downtown New York - All American vacation

What you’ll love

1. It’s the only place to find a Wolfgang Puck restaurant in New York City.

2. Its 28 gorgeous suites, entirely designed by Yabu Pushelberg.

3.The hotel’s location, right at the crossroads of buzzing Tribeca and the financial district.

Visitors and locals alike will tell you, New York City’s downtown is the heart of Manhattan.

Battery Park, the Hudson River, the One World Trade Center, the financial district… it’s all here, so it’s no surprise that when the Four Seasons group decided to open their second hotel in NYC, downtown was the obvious choice.

One of the few five star luxury hotels in the area, the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown doesn’t have much competition if you’re after the tropes associated with the bigger hotel chains. In this hotel, the Four Seasons’ signature service doesn’t skip a beat. The hotel is also home to the only Wolfgang Puck restaurant in NYC, an indoor pool, and 28 gorgeous suites designed by duo Yabu Pushelberg. In other words, if unadulterated opulence is what you’re after, this is it.

Faena Hotel Miami Miami Beach

Faena Hotel Miami - All American Vacation

What you’ll love

1. Each floor comes with a Faena Butler to attend to your every need during your stay.

2.The 36-seat private screening room and selection of bars and lounges throughout the property.

3. The 100,000 sq. ft. of pristine real estate with private beaches and the Cabana Club.

The spanking new Faena Hotel Miami Beach is the anchor piece of the Faena District- a gigantic retail, residential and cultural complex that’s transforming mid-beach into the hippest tourist area in Miami yet. If you’re into the hotel’s unique “Alice in Wonderland meets the Great Gatsby looks”, you’ve got director Baz Luhrmann and his award-winning designer wife, Catherine Martin to thank.

The creative duo were drafted in to bring their imagination and flair to the project, and it shows with murals by Spanish artist Juan Gatti gracing the cathedral-esque entrance way, a Damien Hirst gold plated mammoth skeleton by the pool, and a golden chandelier perched above a Living Room Lounge that looks like it was pulled straight from a Luhrmann movie. There’s no doubt that the fantastical and contemporary looks are the hotel’s calling card, and you’ve never checked into a hotel that’s quite like it.

Fairmont Grand del Mar

Fairmont Grand Hotel del Mar

What you’ll love

1. The resort’s golf course, designed by Tom Fazio.

2. Miles of horseback riding, hiking and cycling trails right on the property.

3.The hotel’s afternoon tea, traditionally served in the library.

The Fairmont Grand del Mar is one of the best resorts you’ll ever check into this side of the world. Relatively low key, this award-winning property ticks every box possible for a vacation in America: Southern California’s stunning weather, an incredible 18-hole golf course and a stellar restaurant headed by Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley. This is rounded off by the best service available this side of California and spacious hotel rooms that feel more like apartments than temporary accommodation.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai


What you’ll love

1. Choose between 6 swimming pools, including an “Ocean” pool and Snorkel pond.

2. The superb location boasting a dramatic mix of white-sand beaches and black-lava landscapes.

3. Dinner at Ulu, where the chef works with more than 160 farmers and fishermen on the island to offer cuisine that’s 75% all local.

The islands of Hawaii, with their expanses of green, majestic volcanic eruptions and lukewarm waters, are without a doubt, one of most beautiful natural playgrounds in the world. Set on the exclusive Kona-Kohala coast, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu makes the most of all the beauty on offer thanks to an advantageous beachfront position and acres of space.

Every room looks over the ocean, or the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, so incredible views are a given every time you open the window curtains. Spa enthusiasts will love the 28,000-square foot spa and its tropical garden setting. In a unique touch, many of the products used in the massage treatments are created from herbs and plants freshly picked from the garden. For a one of a kind hotel experience on the Hawaiian coast, look no further than this incredible Four Seasons outpost.

About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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