Book a One Bedroom Suite at the Conrad Miami, and not only will you have a corner location with views down to the Port of Miami and towards Miami Beach, but there'll be a telescope waiting at the window. We recommend turning off all the lights at night and, on a clear evening, pointing that telescope towards the moon. Would make a great after-dinner wine date, right?
The activity of New York Harbor is fascinating, so naturally if you're going to put a hotel right on the edge of the water with a view to all the action, telescopes are in order. BYO Binoculars, or just book a room at the Ritz-Carlton. Peep at the tourists snapping away on the Staten Island Ferry, watch people walk the decks of departing cruise ships, or just enjoy the best view of the Statue of Liberty.
As much as this resembles an oil painting, it is actually just an iPhone photo of a real room at The Peninsula Hong Kong, with an Instagram filter applied. Such a dreamy interior exists, in the newly renovated Superior Harbour View Suites, where the hand-made telescopes face the famous Victoria Harbour and allow for up-close inspection of everything from the busy little Star Ferries on the water to the activity on Victoria Peak, across the way.
The telescopes live in harmony with The Peninsula's newer technology, which includes 3D TVs, touchscreen room controls on tablets, and one of the best desktop plug panels we've seen in a hotel room.
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