The Oberoi, Mumbai
Cosmopolitan elegance characterizes everything about the Oberoi's recently renovated flagship, located on Marine Drive, a scenic coastal boulevard that lines Mumbai's south side. From the cherry-red concert grand piano that graces the airy main lobby to the colored glass panels that line Vetro, the hotel's Italian restaurant, it's apparent that sleek furnishings were prioritized here. The 287 guest rooms (all graciously updated with WiFi and iPod docking stations) are decked with pietra dura tabletops, oak wood floors and ivory, leather-clad headboards. The hotel is also home to the city's first and only 24-hour spa and a heated outdoor swimming pool, bordered by cushy chaise lounges that look towards the ocean.