According to a poll conducted on 3000+ people by Jetsetter.com, 81 percent believe that sex is better in hotels. (Do you need convincing?) Following the results, Jetsetter also produced a list of the world’s sexiest hotels. Here’s my picks for the best places for getting your jiggy on.
1. New York City's Gramercy Park Hotel
According to Hollywood's gossips, the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City has witnessed "some of Hollywood’s biggest playboys" trying out the durability of the historic hotel's silky sheets. Mr Cool himself, Humphrey Bogart, tied the knot with his first wife on the Gramercy Park Hotel's roof. If you're looking for sexy hotels close to Mother Nature but within crawling distance of world-class night life, this is the one for you. The doorman will escort you to Gramercy Park and hand you the hotel's own key. Now you can dream under the Big Apple's starlit sky about all the Hollywood hotties you'd like to snog.
2. Andronis Luxury Suites, Greece
Sexy hotels in Greece don't come any hotter or swankier than the Andronis Luxury Suites. Sitting on top of a rocky crag, it offers hopeless romantics stunning sea views from their very own private Jacuzzi. The lucky ones who manage to secure a dinner date, can look forward to fine dining seated at a thrilling rock-ledge spot: the hotel's restaurant juts out over Aegean Sea waves like Aphrodite's bosoms!
3. Philip Starck's SLS Las Vegas Resort
Designed by Philip Starck, the SLS Las Vegas Resort and Casino seems like a throw-back to the late 1960s; a James Bond-style setting with "Saint" and "Sinner" min-bars, mirrored ceilings and peek-a-boo showers that are bound to unleash the insatiable beastie in your partner. Should this happy event occur, don't worry about the practical side: the hotel has thoughtfully provided an "Intimacy Kit" in every room. Rrrrrr: Wild Thing...I think I love you!
4. Jade Mountain, St Lucia
Situated on the island's southwest coast, this hotel is a favorite with honeymooners. Offering the back-to-Mother-Nature feel with all the luxury and creature comforts two snuggle-bunnies could possibly want, the Jade Mountain's pièce de resistance is their 900-square-foot infinity pool. It comes with their private 28-suite, where love-hungry bunnies can drink in views of the Piton twin peaks and cool off in St. Lucia's crystal clear, turquoise sea afterwards.
5. Calistoga Ranch, Napa, California
You don't have to go to far-flung islands to find sexy hotels - the Calistoga Ranch in Napa manages quite well on the sex appeal front, thank you very much! Set in a luscious forested canyon, the hotel may at first glance have that rustic wood cabin look about it, but you can take your sophisticated wine connoisseur to Calistoga Ranch with good conscience: they won't feel out of place. Boasting its own small vineyard, the ranch offers romantics not just great privacy in freestanding lodges among the burbling brooks and 60-ft tall oak trees, it also provides winemaking tuition to get you both pleasantly in the mood for wine and frolics by the fireside later.
6. Auberge Du Soleil, Napa, Califorina
Staying with the theme of sexy wines and Napa: Auberge du Soleil offers romantic couples a Michelin-starred restaurant and hotel attendants wearing cute-as-a-button white caps. There are stone fireplaces to curl up by, French doors that allow guests to enjoy sunsets on their own private terraces and soaking tubs where two can get tipsy on California's red wines without feeling in the least bit dirty.
7. Shangri-La Paris, France
Built in 1896, the imposing limestone facade of the Shangri-La Paris will make you go weak at the knees when you enter their rooms - and that's not just because you've just spotted the Eiffel Tower and River Seine from your windows or inhaled the scent of freshly baked buttery pain au chocolat wafting up from the restaurant! The sexy hotel's interiors were designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, who managed to bring the romance of the City of Light into each and every room. Here rules l'amour!
8. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali
The Alila Villas Uluwatu Hotel is Bali's most alluring cliff-top sanctuary, offering amazing views of the Indian Ocean from its airy villas with infinity pools that really do seem to go on to "infinity and beyond". Wanna take the next step with your stud-muffin? Your very own personal butler will arrange a private dinner right on the cliff's edge for you. Pretend to fall off your perch and let the knight of your dreams rescue you. Just make sure it's not the butler who grabs you by the scruff of the neck and pulls you back!
9. Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
The Drake Hotel is one of Toronto's hippest boutique hotels, set in the bohemian Queen Street West community. Enjoy stargazing over a few cocktails on the hotel's amazing rooftop patio, before sneaking back to your spacious studio for a cuddle on your Italian daybed.
10. Secret Bay, Dominica
Secluded Secret Bay Dominica is surrounded by volcanoes, hot springs and cascading waterfalls - what could possibly beat those views? Maybe staring into your beloved's eyes when you have dinner for two on your own private patio?
12. Ventana Inn & Spa, Big Sur, California
Hold on to your bikini top, this is an adults-only, 1970's inspired hotel in hippie-infested Big Sur! Dig out mom's old flares and dad's old banjo and head to the Ventana Inn & Spa's rustic-snug rooms, where you can cuddle up by their river rock fireplaces and sing protest songs. Or sit in a deep soaking tub and dream of oceans blue. Go hiking and you'll spot any number of secret waterfalls and exotic wildlife just waiting to star in your next song. Or you could laze about in your oversized hammock and snooze.
13. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Bora Bora offers romantic getaways with total seclusion in a dream-like setting few other destinations can hope to match. A private yacht takes you across the South Pacific to reach your own over-water thatched-roof bungalow or beachfront villa. You're just a step-ladder climb away from plunging into the warm, crystal clear waters of the lagoon. An outrigger canoe will bring you meals, in case you've forgotten to bring your very own (mer)maid to the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.
14. Melia Zanzibar Hotel, Zanzibar, Tanzania
After a moonlit walk on the beach you'll be going back to rooms with hand-made Zanzibar beds, private balconies with views of the Indian Ocean and outdoor rain showers that offer views of the resort's secluded white sandy beach. Melia Zanzibar Hotel : it's the ultimate in exclusivity.
15. Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico
If sexy hotels a little closer to home appeal to you more, try the luxurious Banyan Tree Mayakoba Resort in Mexico. Armed with a "romance consultant" to sort out all your romantic ideas and focus them into one gloriously amorous week, the hotel offers couples enormous villas with private pools, outdoor bath tubs and dinners on their own villa's rooftop. A bath menu with more than 10 different sexy ideas should certainly wake your inner conquistador.
16. Bushman's Kloof Wildnerness Reserve, South Africa
Stuck for romantic ideas that will make your partner swoon with lust? South Africa's sexy hotels may have just the answer: Bushman's Kloof Wildnerness Reserve is a luxury wellness and eco retreat in the gorgeous Eastern Cape. Their colonial-style guestrooms with private patios overlooking lush gardens and wood-burning fireplaces should get your lover in the mood for some serious monkey business. For a bit of chimp-style grooming that will send shivers down your spine and make you tingle in all the right places, try the couples' massage, provided at the spa's riverside gazebo.
Which of these would most inspire a makeout session for you?