La Suite by Dussol Hotel
Nestled dramatically into the cliff in Rio's exclusive Joatinga Hills, La Suite is more of a millionaire's mansion than hotel. Each of the seven color-themed rooms—and those hues stay consistent right down to the bathroom marble—is filled with pricey one-of-a-kind furniture and art (think Andy Warhol's Mona Lisa), and boasts its own private balcony or terrace. And who needs Ipanema (a 15-minute drive away) when you have two swanky hotel pools to choose from—both with breathtaking ocean and mountain views—and Joatinga Beach, a secluded surfer's paradise, just down the road. Add in an exuberantly modern dining room and gourmet meals by Chef Pascal Joly, formerly of Paris's Plaza Athénée, and it's clear that there's hardly ever a reason to leave the grounds.