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  Our eCityofTravel, eCityofStyle and now our eCityofAutos editors traveled to 400 plus resorts, private islands, villas, and hotels in 2007 in search of the must-visit for 2008. Our itinerary last year had us all over the world in hopes of finding that must-visit that would make fabulous and long lasting memories. This list is possibly the most diverse list we’ve ever assembled over the last 8 years. From your own island to your own villa, from great cities to even a luxury river boat cruise... So with 2008 well on its way, here are the 10 Must-Visit Resorts & Hotels for 2008, in no particular order. Let us know what resort that you like to see on next year’s list at
Casa Velas Hotel
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Many of the guest rooms and suites are complete with private pools and original artwork by Mexican Artist Sergio Bustamante.
The Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
New York, New York
They do their best to spoil you, exceeding all expectations for excellent service and welcoming you with true Irish hospitality.
Acqualina Resort
Miami, Florida
A new twist to the list of beach-going enticements by offering a haven of both grand luxury and welcoming tranquility.
Ritz-Carlton, Naples
Naples, Florida
Recently celebrated its 21st anniversary is a prime destination for luxury seekers, social titans, incognito celebrities and connoisseurs of culture and recreation.
Palmasola Villa
Punta Mita, Mexico
Designed for privacy, this 7 bedroom, 9 bath villa can accommodate up to 14 of your closest friends and affords guest spacious areas to play and indulge in surroundings for complete isolation.
The Rania Experience
The Maldives
This private island sanctuary vacation is for elite, front of cabin passengers only - those with the means to enjoy life’s luxuries and the standards to expect only the very best.
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
The “high level” suites includes butler service trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers, the world premier trainer of butlers for five star hotels and the royal palaces of England.
The Westcliff
Johannesburg, South Africa
A dazzling facet in the glittering, worldwide Orient Express collection of luxury hotels, trains, and cruises, embodies the superior service and exceptional standards that have earned impressive accolades from the most discerning of luxury seekers.
Uniworld River Queen
Basel, Switzerland
This is an intimate, rich, and satisfying way to sample the fairytale-like landmarks along the Rhine River Valley.
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club
Kauai, Hawaii
Built in the style of a Hawaiian palace, the resort’s gardens, landscaping, exterior décor and 26,000 square foot swimming pool are of a caliber suitable for guests of royal stature.
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