I tried to conjure up what it would have been like to be in the presence of the 1940s and 1950s movie icon, the voluptuous, raven-haired actress who was often portrayed as a rival to Marilyn Monroe's blonde bombshell.
We have a special spot in our heart for hipster travelers. They, like us, have high standards when it comes to choosing a hotel. They'll often gravitate toward spots that are uber-trendy, quirky, or extremely green.
Some of us dream of escaping into the outdoors, but without all the twisting of tent poles, all those roots and rocks pressing against your spine. Here we present seven hotels that take most of the rough edges off the camping experience.
When it's time to really get away, there's nothing quite like the intimacy of a place all your own. These one- and two-room hotels run the gamut from a rural New Zealand farmhouse to a royal Roman residence, and they all come with maximum privacy.
With winter upon us in the northern hemisphere, it's time to warm up with some of our favorite hotel hearths. Because whether you're high in the Alps or at the heart of a city, there's nothing quite like sitting by the fire.
The arms race to wire hotel rooms with the latest, highest-tech toys means there's no shortage of options for the gadget geek, the telecommuter or even the gamer. But the best hotels go further than simply plugging in the newest electronics.
Here's a selection of top hotels in which to spend your last nights in style -- by basking on the beautiful beaches of Bora Bora, living out your romantic fairytale getaway in Paris or gambling it all away in Sin City.