The coolest hotels that will have you racing to plan your next getaway

Tommy Smythe often takes us on stunning adventures, and this time he's helping us plan our next exotic getaway, regardless of our budget! His list of lust-worthy accomodations range from absolute luxury, to in-the-wild experiences. If you've got a bucket list, you're going to want to add these destinations, ASAP!
Splurge: The Carlyle Hotel, New York City, $500 to $10,000 per night

With views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, it's no wonder the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (and countless royalty before them) like to stay here. Even every American president since Truman has visited. With its strong art deco influence, The Caryle oozes opulence and elegance from every storied corner. 
Save: Homeshares in Paris, $100 and up

If you don't need housekeeping to come turn down your bed every night, then a homeshare rental just might be the best way to get the most out of a trip to Paris. Afterall, don't we all want to have the most authentic experience possible? The sky is the limit when it comes to the type of space your looking for, but a quaint but elegant apartment in Le Marais is a pretty great place to start. 
Splurge: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya, $730 per person per night and up

Sure you can go on safari in Africa, but this is just might be considered the Buckingham Palace of the animal kingdom. A luxurious resort with all of the amenities you could need, with the added touch of getting up close and personal with a family of giraffes. The majestic creatures just might waltz up to your second floor window in search of a little breakfast. With only 10 rooms in the grand building that dates back to the 1930s, your experience is guaranteed to be as intimate and incredible as you can imagine. But with waitlists up to years long, you better book ahead!

Save: Woods On Pender, Pender Island, British Columbia, $150 to $300/night


You may not be tucked in by giraffes every night, but you'll certainly get a taste of the great outdoors. This new and improved take on 'glamping' gives you a luxurious camp experience in an oh-so-trendy airstream trailor (renovated to the max, of course). Gaze at the stars from your personal deck, or warm up next to a fire in one of the most tranquil settings you can find. But don't worry, you won't have to forage for your own feed. Woods On Pender has one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the province, right at your fingertips.
Save: Landmark Trust Properties, Across the UK, Approximately $450 for four nights

This is like Airbnb, but for castles! Perfect for the history buff, or prince or princess at heart.  Landmark Trust has countless properties across the UK, from forts, castles, and fishermans cottages, to homes of writers, and creations of great architects. This unique opportunity to walk in the footsteps of some of the most historic buildings, is one you'll never forget, and with their absurdly affordable rates, why not take in a few!