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October 04, 2011

10 Stunning Hotel Penthouses

By Marnie Hanel | Travel

© Courtesy of The Fairmont San Francisco.

Is there anything more alluring than an elevator button marked "PH"? With the possible exception of an unopened Champagne bottle, we think not. As a hotel's showpiece, the penthouse is a breeding ground for bespoke amenities and impressive extras, the least of which is the view. These days, hotels go head-to-head to out-luxe the penthouse competition. A private entrance was once considered a nice touch; now it's required. Butler service is the order of the day. Frette linens? De rigueur. The most enticing new development in the penthouse craze is its global expansion. From Istanbul to Cape Town and back again, travelers are never too far from a terrace of their own. For the best in luxury travel, you only need travel up to these 10 hotels' top floors.
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