The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
Opulence takes on new meaning at the 334-room Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, which features a marble-and-gold interior and views of the Kremlin. Its Jeroboam restaurant earned three Michelin stars, and the rooftop bar sports an illuminated dance floor. The sparkling spa also awes. Its centerpiece: a swimming pool aglow with fiber-optic Swarovski crystals. Ornate ice fountains, hemlock-wood saunas, and thermal suites with amethyst steam rooms enhance the pleasure of the multitude of treatments. Those include Espa therapies and signature energy-balancing rituals using volcanic stones.