Travel Picks: World's top 10 hotel balconies

Fri Jun 5, 2009 1:38am EDT
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SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - As luxury hotels compete for guests, it's not just the five-star in-room amenities that count, but also balconies with hot tubs, sun-loungers, bars -- and great views.

Men's website has come up with a list of the world's top 10 hotel balconies. This list is not endorsed by Reuters:

1. Atlantis Resort & Casino, Bridge Suite, Nassau, Bahamas

At $25,000 a night, the Bridge Suite at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in Nassau is positioned atop a bridge that connects the hotel's Royal Tower buildings. The balcony overlooks the entire resort and marina, with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

2. Palms Resort & Casino, Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, Las Vegas

This balcony, which hosted the likes of Kanye West, Common, Soulja Boy, and T-Pain during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, overlooks the glittering Las Vegas Strip. As well as having enough space for a party, the balcony boasts a cantilevered Jacuzzi pool with glass end-wall and the Playboy logo.

3. The Hotel Cipriani, Palladio Suite, Venice, Italy

Built above a shimmering blue lagoon with dozens of floor-to-ceiling windows, it's not hard to see why the Palladio Suite at the Hotel Cipriani is its most coveted. The suite has access to a stunning terrace that features an outdoor heated plunge pool flanked by fragrant jasmine bushes. There's also a Jacuzzi, from where you can admire Venice's canals.

4. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Kohinoor Suite, Udaipur, India   Continued...