Intercontinental Montelucia Resort & Spa

¦ The new 5,900-square-foot private apartment on the top floor of the HOTEL DE CHARME LES AIRELLES in Courchevel, France, features four bedrooms, steam showers, a fireplace, a dining room stocked with vintage wines, a home theater, a private spa for in-suite services, and a vast terrace with an outdoor Jacuzzi in view of the ski slopes. $51,000 nightly,

¦ The two-bedroom Mandarin Suite opening with the December debut of the MANDARIN ORIENTAL, LAS VEGAS, designed by Adam D. Tihany, includes a media room for private screenings, a dining room, a stationary bike, a Technologym Kinesis Training System, and panoramic views of the Strip. The hotel is part of Vegas’ fabulous new CityCenter, a 67-acre city-within-a-city featuring hotels, retail, and more. From $15,000,

¦ In Colorado ski country, the new VICEROY SNOWMASS near Aspen delivers a luxe hotel to the popular ski area. Four penthouse units feature fireplaces in the living rooms and bedrooms, black marble and glass-tiled bathrooms, full kitchens with Bosch and Viking appliances, and mountain-facing balconies. From $975,

¦ Just reopened after an 18-month, $28 million renovation and expansion, JUMBY BAY, A ROSEWOOD RESORT in Antigua now offers two 1,713-square-foot Rosewood Estate Suites, each including a courtyard with a fountain, private infinity pool with ocean views, four-poster mahogany bed, outdoor shower, butler pantry, and office. From $2,150,

¦ SANDESTIN GOLF AND BEACH RESORT on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast offers 14 unique penthouses on the 2,400-acre development, the largest of which is 3,431-square-foot Sandestin Lasata Penthouse. From $633,
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¦ Set in the back of the resort with unfettered views of Camelback Mountain, the Andalusian Suite (pictured above) at the newcomer INTERCONTINENTAL MONTELUCIA RESORT & SPA in Scottsdale is sequestered by its own privacy wall. The Moroccan-style 2,800- square-foot, two-bedroom suite features grand interior columns, hand-painted ceilings, and a private pool. From $4,000,

¦ The two new Chairman Suites at the PARK HYATT SHANGHAI encompass nearly 2,100 square feet on the 85th and 88th floors and overlook the Huangpu River from window-side soaking tubs and elsewhere. Also: daybeds designed for in-room spa treatments, separate living and dining rooms, a media-equipped den, a full kitchen, and a grassy courtyard. From $12,885,

¦ Why stop at one penthouse? Orange County, California’s new THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL offers 24 nearly 3,600-square-foot villas, each with four bedrooms dressed in 500-thread-count linens, complete kitchens with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, stocked wine cabinets, dining for six with Fili d’Oro table linens, limestone fireplaces, and two-car garages. From $2,700,

¦ The three-bedroom Penthouse EXTREME Wow Suite (pictured left) at the recently opened W SOUTH BEACH in Miami sequesters a private plunge pool outdoors, a full kitchen, and a living room. A glass balcony dares you to toast the sunset and city views. Or, head up to the rooftop terrace for another awe-inspiring place to do the same. From $8,000,