Le Barthélemy overlooks Grand Cul de Sac Beach on St. Barts.
 Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa.
One of W Seattle's revamped rooms.
 The Extreme Wow Suite in W Seattle.
The lobby of Vincci Centrum Hotel in Madrid.
One of W Seattle's revamped rooms.
 The Extreme Wow Suite in W Seattle.
The lobby of Vincci Centrum Hotel in Madrid.

Indulgences: Travel

VIVE LA FRANCE  Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa offers laidback luxury overlooking Grand Cul de Sac Beach on the French isle of St. Barts. Paris designer Sybille de Margerie created its 46 rooms and suites while Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin takes the helm in the kitchen. A La Mer spa pampers guests, who can also work out in the fitness center. From $683, including breakfast. lebarthelemyhotel.com

PACIFIC COAST ALLURE  Fresh from an $18 million renovation by New York design firm Krause + Sawyer, W Seattle features 415 revamped guest rooms and nine redecorated suites. Rooms offer stacked-wood walls backlit by LED lights, while in the Extreme Wow Suite, guests soak up views of the city from a Jacuzzi tub. From $299. wseattle.com

SPANISH HOLIDAY  Interior designer Beatriz Silveira took inspiration from 1950s Scandinavian design in her makeover of Vincci Centrum Hotel in the heart of Madrid. In the reception area, Ariostea marble contrasts with natural oak furnishings; the light fixture is by Delightfull. Guests enjoy buffet breakfast, a lounge and close proximity to city attractions. Rates from $295. en.vinccicentrum.com