Sofitel London Heathrow
Location: London, England
It's only once you take a peek outside the window at the Sofitel that you remember you're actually sleeping inside one of the world's busiest airports. More than 70 million people pass through Heathrow Airport each year. The smartest ones make their way out of Terminal 5, and down the walkway that leads to this 605-room luxury property, which blends a sophisticated design sense with state-of-the-art technology.
Why It Stands Out: Traveling can be stressful, which is why so many of the Sofitel's facilities are geared toward decompression, including the 24-hour fitness center and an award-winning spa that makes innovative use of its vitality pool, sauna, relaxation room, and steam room with more than two dozen types of treatments.