Who doesn’t like to wake up in the morning and find the Eiffel Tower outside their window? Or open the drapes at night and see the Chicago River glittering with hundreds of lights from the nearby skyscrapersMost of us don’t have that at home, but, hey, that’s what hotels are for, right? Check out the first in a series of our most favourite sights (and eye-sores) from the best hotels around the globe. Get ready to start planning your next urban getaway by checking out our favourite city views!
View: The Colosseo, the largest amphitheater built in the Roman Empire, was completed in 80 AD. It was used for gladiatorial contests and public entertainment during its golden days, but has been used for different purposes since the early medieval era.
Seen from: The King Deluxe Room
View: The Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel on the occasion of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris, is one of the world's most recognisable structures. Every year, millions of people take the elevators to the very top to enjoy the most impressive views of Paris.
Seen from: The Superior Room #45
View: Central Park, Columbus Circle and W 59th Street. Central Park is not only the most beautifully landscaped park in Manhattan, but it is also the most filmed location in the world. Columbus Circle is a major landmark and the point from which all official distances from NYC are measured.
Seen from: The Oriental Suite
View: The Boston Common dates back to 1634, and is the oldest park in the US. Once used as a cow pasture and as a British camp before the American Revolutionary War, the park became a protest hot spot during the Vietnam War, but the Common is now one of the main tourist attractions in the city, with beautiful lawns, sights and ponds.
Seen from: The Luxury Park View Suite
View: The Chicago River, a system of canals that links the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley waterways, is lined by imposing skyscrapers in this part of the neighbourhood. The area is impressive any time of the day, but at night thousands of light are reflected on its calm waters, and the views are not to be missed.
Seen from: The Executive Suite
View: The Spring Mountains are a mountain range running along the west side of Las Vegas named for the number of springs to be found there. The low-rise buildings spreading all the way to the foot of the range help the Vdara offer some of the most gorgeous and unobstructed views of the mountains.
Seen from: The Deluxe Suite
View: The Andes are generally hidden behind the clouds and a layer of pollution, but on clear days guests staying on this side of the building can see the outline of the world's longest continental mountain range. Javier Prado Este is one of the main thoroughfares in Lima, with as many as 10 lanes.
Seen from: The Master Suite
View: Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and houses numerous sights of interest, including Shakespeare Corner, the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial, and the Holocaust Memorial. The park will host the triathlon and the 10 km open water swimming events during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Seen from: The Hyde Park Suite - Luxury Royal Park View
View: The Sydney Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Danish architect Jorn Utzon in 1973. It is one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world with over 1.2 million visitors and some 1,500 performances a year. Its unique design and shell-inspired roof makes it the most recognisable landmark in the country.
Seen from: The King Suite Garden View
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