From the pool, the jacuzzi or even your bed, the view is the same: the imposing Licancabur Volcano, the biggest symbol of the most arid desert in the world. Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa has a great location, but this is far from being its only advantage. The boxes of modern architecture blend with the local history on adobe walls, in gardens and in a philosophy that unites adventure and perks.
At the Arakur Ushuaia, the days start with a view of the mountains and the Beagle Channel. The hotel is located just a few minutes from downtown Ushuaia, in Argentine Patagonia, and local attractions, such as Tierra del Fuego National Park, lakes and glaciers.
A visit to the vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina, becomes more immersive in the Loft suite, at the resort Entre Cielos. The room was built on stilts above the plantation of Malbec grapes, which are traditional in the region. It boasts a view of the Andes, featuring an outdoor hydromassage tub and glass ceiling for guests to observe the sky.
The Shangri-La suite at the eponymous hotel is located on the 17th floor of a historic structure and has a 2,150-square-foot [200 square m] deck. From there, you can see the Eiffel Tower, as well as the Seine and the Grand Palais.
The mountains of the Paine Massif, located in Chilean Patagonia, can reach an altitude of up to 9,840 feet [3,000 m], as a result of glacial and geological transformations. This stunning view can be seen from the Exploradores suite. The 450-square-foot [42 square m] room is part of the Explora luxury hotel chain, which has locations in seven remote places in South America.
The city and the ocean of Ipanema Beach were brought to the hotel thanks to the large windows scattered throughout the rooms and common areas. All rooms have balconies, hardwood floors and king size beds facing the horizon and an ocean view.
Photos Marco Pomárico and courtesy of Arakur Ushuaia, Entre Cielos, Shangri-la, Explora and Fasano Rio.