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Looking out from the floor-to-ceiling window of your hotel room, what do you want to see? From the city’s twinkling skyline to historic attractions and picturesque valleys—we bring to you luxury hotels with views that can only be described as ‘jaw-dropping’.

Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet

It’s hard to believe that this luxurious neo-classical property was once a prison. Located in the city’s oldest district, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is only a few steps from Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. Thoughtfully decorated in a Turkish theme, the St Sophia Suite is the best place to take in the views of the historic district.

Azur Lodge, Queenstown, New Zealand

This dreamy boutique hotel, tucked away on a private hillside, has a postcard-worthy setting. The 75-square-metre villa will make you gasp in awe as you gape at Lake Wakitipu and its surrounding mountains from your windows.

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Take your partner to The Oberoi Amarvilas, located mere 600 metres from Taj Mahal, and enjoy undisturbed views of the legendary monument of love from the privacy of your room. The Kohinoor Suite, which features a master bedroom, a living room, and a dining room, frames the monument from every corner, even the bathroom.

Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Oh, you definitely want to stay at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London the next time you’re in the city. From this hotel housed in a high-rise building, you can see all of London’s landmarks: Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey. For an uber-luxe experience, choose one of the signature suites—Westminster Suite, London Suite, or Shangri-La Suite, all with London’s best views.

Le Bristol Paris

Begin your French romance at this historic hotel where you will wake up every morning to the sight of Parisian rooftops, the Eiffel Tower, or beautiful gardens. Worth a mention is the stylish Paris Suite with a small balcony that will make you fall in love with the city all over again.

Mandarin Oriental New York

You don’t want to miss New York’s skyline from Mandarin Oriental New York. Set at the top of the Time Warner Centre, this swanky property offers views of the Hudson River, Manhattan, and Central Park.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

With azure water and white sand surrounding the property—Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is heaven for those looking for an escape. Book an overwater bungalow and spend your time watching the ocean from your private deck.

JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand

It’s such a delightful property in Mussoorie that you don’t even think about leaving the hotel to explore the Lilliputian town. All rooms overlook the Himalayas, and even dining is a pleasure.

Gstaad Palace, Switzerland

Perched on a hill, the Gstaad Palace is one of our favourite hotels in Switzerland. Why, you ask? With Swiss Alps all around you, it’s such a romantic setting that you feel like you’re in a Bollywood movie.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Situated almost 500 metres above ground, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is not for the faint-hearted. Check into the spacious Premier Executive Suite on the 116th floor and enjoy panoramic views of the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island.