Hotels with sky suites
848 Washington at 13th Street, New York, USA, standardhotels.com
You will get a great butchers across the Hudson and of NY’s skyline from this hotel in the hip Meatpacking district, or “MePa” as New Yorkers have abbreviated it to, a contraction that lacks the ring of Soho or Tribeca. The 18-storey building straddles the High Line park and has a skating rink in winter. Doubles from $266 (€205).
Gezi Hotel Bosphorus
Mete Cd 34 Taksim, Istanbul , Turkey, gezibosphorous.com
In Istanbul’s newer side, overlooking Taksim Square, this hotel is at a bustling interface but also takes in more serene views of the flowing Bosphorus and hotel garden. The sky suites have terraces and floor-to-ceiling anti-reflection glass; after travelling this far it really would be a waste to just look at yourself. Doubles from €144.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE,
With lifestyle managers on hand anticipating needs, you can leave your brain behind and submit to a world created by Giorgio Armani. The hotel is in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, with desert, gulf and city views. The Armani Dubai suite on the 39th floor has views of both city and Gulf. Doubles from AED$2,500 (€526).