Hotels Where You Make A Grand Entrance

First impressions are everything and these three hotels will make you fall in love at first sight with dramatic and memorable entrances.


Rosewood Mayakoba (@rwmayakoba)

Float along the shimmering lagoons on an electric boat to arrive at your waterfront villa at Rosewood Mayakoba. Keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles, spider monkeys, egrets and baby crocodiles while enjoying chilled skewers of tropical fruit and Rosewood’s signature chayarita, a margarita with fresh chaya leaves served with or without alcohol. To protect the tropical vegetation and networks of lagoons, only electric boats are used to prevent pollution, while reducing carbon emissions and minimizing noise that could disturb the animals.


Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (@clayoquotwildernesslodge)

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is only accessible by float plane, landing in the shimmering Clayoquot Sound after a scenic 45-minute flight from Vancouver. Upon disembarking, a horse-drawn carriage takes you through the woods to the ultimate glamping experience. We’re talking waterfront tents with heated bathroom floors. The spectacular arrival heralds a week of wondrous natural adventures, from heli hiking and heli fly fishing for Chinook salmon in secret hideaways to sea kayaking and frolicking in glacier-fed waterfalls.


The St. Regis Deer Valley (@stregisdv)

Guests take a leisurely 90-second funicular ride up the mountainside to reach The St. Regis Deer Valley, located at 7,452 feet above sea level, while enjoying panoramic views of the Wasatch range on plush leather seats in heated and air-conditioned cabs. The Swiss-crafted funicular was made by Gangloff of Berne, carriage makers to royalty, and it’s the only funicular at a North American ski resort. The two self-leveling cabs function independently on steel rails to meet demand at both top and base terminals and the journey only heightens anticipation for what’s sure to be a luxurious stay. Book your spa treatment at Remède Spa before you arrive – this is the best hotel spa in Park City.

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