Oryx Rotana Hotel
Location: Doha, Qatar
Continually ranked among Doha's top hotels, the Oryx Rotana Hotel has become a popular hangout spot for locals, thanks to its many first-class dining and drinking options, including The Cellar wine bar and the New Orleans-inspired Jazz Bar. The service, too, is top-notch. And it's all set against the backdrop of one of the city's most powerful pieces of architecture, which took design firm GHD Global Pty more than three years to complete.
Why It Stands Out: Zonked travelers who don't know their EST time zone from their UTC would be wise to book a spa appointment for a Jet Lag Massage, which begins at the head (in order to alleviate stress and exhaustion) and ends at the feet as a way to increase circulation and give you your second wind.