Aman Venice , Venice, Italy
Setting the 21st-century standard for all Venetian hotels, this, the latest gift from Amanresorts, is a breathtakingly-stylish palazzo, just a short walk from the Rialto Bridge.
Even the approach is spectacular, but once inside you’re whisked into an era of bygone luxury with soaring ceilings, historic frescoes, priceless artworks and antiques, uniquely-fused – as Aman do so well – with exquisite contemporary touches.
Two private gardens are at your disposal (one canal-side – a rarity in Venice – that also plays host to Naoki, the hotel's Japanese restaurant serving innovative French-inspired kaiseki cuisine.
Some time spent luxuriating on the Altana roof terrace is also a must – as is feasting on Thai and Italian cuisine in the damask-walled Red and Yellow Dining Rooms.
And be sure to pay a visit to the hotel's incredibly-well-connected Concierge too, for access all areas to the city's biggest secrets with his fantastical list of enticing excursions.