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Explainer: The world's best hotel beds

  • Image: Loisaba Wilderness
    Courtesy of Loisaba Wilderness
    Leave your teddy bear at home in favor of some real wildlife at Loisaba Wilderness, a 61,000-acre private resort located just off the equator in Northern Laikipia, Kenya. Bunk down in a four-poster, mosquito-netted Star Bed on a raised, open-air deck.
  • Loisaba Wilderness, Kenya

    Leave your teddy bear at home in favor of some real wildlife at Loisaba Wilderness, a 61,000-acre private resort located just off the equator in Northern Laikipia, Kenya. Bunk down in a four-poster, mosquito-netted Star Bed on a raised, open-air deck.

    Image: Loisaba Wilderness
    Courtesy of Loisaba Wilderness
  • Park Hyatt, Shanghai

    Each guest room on the 88th floor of the Park Hyatt Shanghai boasts the highest hotel bed in the world — and the view to prove it. Talk about bragging rights.

    Image: Park Hyatt Shanghai
    Courtesy of Park Hyatt Shanghai
  • Benjamin Hotel, NY

    Despite its metropolitan milieu, The Benjamin takes sleep seriously — and wants guests to feel at home ... assuming your home offers drool-worthy 400-plus-thread-count Egyptian linens by Anichini and a down comforter with triple sheeting. Pillow selection at the Benjamin Hotel, NY.

    Image: Pillows at Benjamin Hotel
    Gail Mooney  /  Gail Mooney / Courtesy Benjamin Hotel
    Pillow selection at the Benjamin Hotel, NY
  • Peninsula Chicago hotel

    Grand Deluxe Suite at the Peninsula Chicago is your best bet for unparalleled views of the Midwest's megalopolis and master-of-the-universe sleep technology.

    Image: Peninsula Chicago hotel suite
    Courtesy Peninsula

  • Uma Paro, Paro, Bhutan

    When nowhere is far enough away, book a deluxe room at Uma Paro in remote Paro, Bhutan, for views of the dramatic Himalayan mountain-scape from a luxurious, decidedly un-monk-ish bed.

    Image: Uma Paro deluxe hotel room
  • Elqui Domos, Chile

    The geodesic domes at Elqui Domos in Chile are designed specifically for stargazing from bed, in one of the world's few astronomy-themed hotels.

    Image: Elqui Domos hotel

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