Grand Hyatt, Berlin
With its low-key, beveled façade, the Grand Hyatt hangs back in a neighborhood known for its postmodern architecture; however, inside, it's all skewed angles and bright blocks of color and chrome, paying homage to Berlin's history as a center of Expressionist art. The 342 rooms are understated modern, done in beige and brown, and separated from gray marble bathrooms (many with rain showers) by sliding partitions. The usual panoply of five-star amenities are in place, with three restaurants (Vox is a perennial top-rated spot in Berlin), two bars, and Berlin's favorite rooftop spa, which helps to make the Hyatt the preferred hotel during the Berlin Film Festival every February. But during the week the property is filled with business travelers, who appreciate the hotel's easy access to the city's new main train station and airports.