Editors from the luxury vacation mag examined hundreds of swanky venues from Beijing to the Big Apple to pinpoint their favorites. Some 510 hotels from 400 cities and 93 countries were scored for sense of place, personality and intuition — which apparently means meeting your needs before you know what your needs are. The venues were split into seven categories, including the best beach hotels, family hotels, design hotels and way-out-there remote hotels. The list also celebrates over-the-top establishments, such as Venice’s Amal Canal Grande. It also includes bargain hotels — but this being Condé Nast Traveler, slumming it means you still won’t get much change out of $300 a night. To view the list go to (Conde Nast Traveler).