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Few cities rival Hong Kong when it comes to hotels. Choices range from some of the most expensive and indulgent in the world–the city boasts two Mandarin Orientals–to dirt-cheap hostels as well as a big range of hip yet reasonable new properties in between. Here are my favorites.

Off-the-Beaten-Path Romance

I have to laugh when I see things like “rented” swans, petal-strewn hotel beds, and string-quartet serenades. That’s why I asked 10 concierges in some of my favorite cities what they would recommend to the most discerning of guests for a night of off-the-beaten-path romance — whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a wedding proposal, or simply a much-needed date night.

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Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons previews how her favorite hotels will be ringing in the new year.

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From the January/February issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

As winter’s first heavy snows bury New England under a fluffy blanket of white, the region’s best ski resorts come alive with the crackling of firewood and the humming of chairlifts.

Checking In: Big Island B&Bs

Unwind and power up for your next Hawaiian adventure at these four tropical escapes.

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Deals: Zurich Hotels Under $150

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By Adam Graham From the November/December issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Hotel Otter › Old Town Located on cobbled Oberdorfstrasse in Zurich’s old town where James Joyce penned Ulysses and steps from the city’s namesake lake, this arty hotel occupies a former 13th-century tavern. Today, 
Hotel Otter is perhaps the neighborhood’s best budget hotel, and its Wüste…

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Shop for unique Christmas gifts while enjoying local holiday cheer at one of Europe’s many Christmas markets. Embrace the holiday spirit in one of Lonely Planet’s top cities for the season. [Lonely Planet] Baltimore Washington Airport may look a little different on your next visit. About $100 million in upgrades are planned for the airport,…

Checking In: Rajasthan Retreats

From a luxury tented camp to a chic boutique hotel, lodgings in India’s largest state are fit for royalty. By Tanvi Chheda From the November/December issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Tree of Life Resort and Spa › Jaipur On the outskirts of town, Tree of Life feels like a self-contained campus, with 14 villas spread across…

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Four new island hotels offer nature, tranquillity, and just the right amount of creature comforts. By Margaret Loftus From the November/December issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Forget the impersonal mega-resorts; the latest batch of Caribbean hotels is more intimate and organic, reflecting the character of each island. Hotel Chocolat, St. Lucia After spending years restoring the…

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Deals: Where to Sleep in Vienna

By Raphael Kadushin From the October issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine. Alstadt › Museum Quarter Staying at the 42-room Alstadt is like moving in with your rich, urbane uncle. The five-story, circa 1902 town house, anchored by a wrought iron central staircase and a serious collection of contemporary art (Warhol, et al), features an eclectic range…

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