This is where to go if you want to live the "suite" life because every one of Kea Lani's luxury rooms is a spacious one-bedroom suite with a living room, master bath, microwave, mini-refrigerator and private lanai (patio). Set on 22 acres of tropical landscape in Maui's prestigious Wailea district, this award-winning oceanfront property also offers 37 ultra-private villas, a favorite with the celebrities who really want to get away from it all. For more: www.fairmont.com/kealani.
Insider Info: Ask for one of the Kilohana suites — there are only 17. Each one is an end-suite with extra living space, including a private wrap-around lanai.
Starting Rate: $525
Celebrity Guests: Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Jodie Foster, Cecilia Sarkozy
This Parisian grand dame has a legendary history of catering to discriminating guests that include royalty, Hollywood celebrities and world-renowned fashion designers. Located in the heart of Paris. Le Meurice is known for its impeccable service and an unwavering commitment to excellence. For more: www.lemeurice.com.
Insider Info: Le Bar 228 is the perfect spot to people watch while enjoying a signature cocktail or sampling one of the wines from the extensive wine list.
Starting Rate: $1,500
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Celebrity Guests: Chris Noth, John Corbett, Kanye West, Patricia Heaton
This world-class Hawaiian resort epitomizes the aloha spirit. Local artists were enlisted to help with the decor and 80 percent of the rooms and suites have stunning ocean views. This luxurious property is known for catering to guests' needs. It's also home to one of the best places to eat in Maui: Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, where you dine overlooking the beach. For more: www.fourseasons.com/maui.
Insider Info: For a peaceful walk in the morning or evening, head down to the Wailea Beach Path, just steps from the resort. It runs right along the beach, and at the right time of year you can often spot whales out in the Pacific.
Starting Rate: $495
Celebrity Guests: Rihanna, Matt Grant, Shayne Lamas, Engelbert Humperdinck
Every room at this new property in Barbados has a private balcony with an ocean view. The hotel's two beaches are so secluded, they're practically private. This picturesque locale was also the setting for the season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor: London Calling." The hotel's design is locally inspired and one of the highlights is an impressive art collection featuring only Bajan artists. For more: www.hiltoncaribbean.com/barbados.
Insider Info: While Guest Room Plus is the most popular room category, the One Bedroom Suite is a larger room.
Starting Rate: $329
Celebrity Guests: Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Corbin Bleu