The view from The Edge Steakhouse at Rancho Mirage in Palm Springs.  
A villa at The Brando, which is located on an island near Tahiti.
A private plunge pool at The Brando.
A guest room at The Norman in Tel Aviv.



Indulgences DESERT ROSE  The new Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage brings style and luxury to Palm Springs, California. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Santa Rosa Mountains, the property features 244 guest rooms and suites—some with their own firepits—and a spa complete with a meditation mesa. One of three restaurants on site, The Edge Steakhouse serves up the gourmet fare and scenic views. From $219.

ON THE WATERFRONT  Marlon Brando’s longtime dream to create an eco-friendly resort on the Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, 30 miles north of Tahiti, was realized with the recent debut of The Brando. Partners who worked with the actor before his death opened the all-inclusive resort last year. It is home to 35 villas, each with its own plunge pool, and a spa featuring holistic Polynesian-style treatments. From $2,686 per night.

CITY CHIC  The Norman, a boutique hotel in the heart of Tel Aviv, recalls the elegance of the 1920s with its stylish guest rooms and suites, as well as it’s public spaces. The 50-room property, which occupies two historic buildings, features a rooftop infinity-edge pool and several dining spots. From $400.