And the award for the best lobby goes to … Marquis Los Cabos Resort on Mexico’s sunny Baja Peninsula, which recently celebrated its first birthday. The newly opened 20-seat gourmet restaurant Canto del Mar and 15,000-square-foot ocean-view Spa Marquis aren’t too shabby, either, assuming you leave the lobby. (877) 238-9399, www.marquisloscabos.com
— JANET THOMAS