Don’t like working out with other hotel guests? You’ll get a private gym inside the gargantuan Chairman’s Villa suite at the Crown Towers Melbourne, recently renovated to the tune of $800,000. You’ll also get a cardio workout just walking through the immense entry corridor, a dramatic “gallery space” with its own furniture. This 11,700-square-foot colossus will run you about $20,000 per night.
Pod Roza Hotel (Krakow, Poland) The first hotel in Krakow, Pod Roza Hotel has hosted guests since the 17th century, which over the years has included Balzac, Liszt and Tsar Alexander II. Although it went through some lean years during the Cold War, these days it’s been restored to grandeur with heated floors, Oriental carpets and Italian fittings.