Top Proposal Location Picks: Pop the Question In Style at One of These Hot Spots The Bridal Circle’s Top 20 in 2015

If this is the year you’re going to make your love official, why not pop the question at one of our carefully selected and exquisite hot spots?  Whether you dream of a sinking sunset with your toes in the sand as your beloved asks you to be his, or you envision her radiant against the glow of the city as you profess your forever love, we have selected locations near, far, exhilarating and refined to evoke your inner romantic.

We proudly present our most current collection of the World’s 20 Hottest Luxury Hotels & Resorts worldwide. Selected for their undeniable charm, seamless service and luxurious approach to living, each resort is hand-selected, based on personal experience and the feedback of a discerning set of couture connoisseurs.

For a destination worthy of her yes!, explore the 20 tantalizingly topnotch global resorts below:



Palais Namaskar Marrakech, Morocco

Exotic and elegant, Palais Namaskar is situated amidst the soothing lakes and enchanting panoramas of Marrakech, Morocco. With a variety of guest accommodations on offer, Palais Namaskar pairs sumptuous, spacious private environments with an exclusive array of opportunities for pampering and adventure.  With a Moorish-inspired decor, interiors are lush and enticing while the beauty of Morocco’s great outdoors beckons the traveler to experience the thrill of a lifetime exploring its intriguing haunts.

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, Island Sanctuary

Adventurous travelers can find this enticing gem of an island just off the coast of Africa.  Truly one of the world’s most exclusive resorts, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort sparkles in the midst of the sea, a heavenly oasis tucked between Madagascar and the Seychelles.  Located on the southwestern tip of the island, The St. Regis Mauritius Resort offers well-appointed rooms, fabulous dining and an unparalleled opportunity to uncover the beauty and wonder of this clandestine tropical haven.


One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

An all-villa resort, One & Only Reethi Rah is beautifully situated in the Maldives, within the emerald folds of the Indian Ocean.  Located on one of the largest of the Maldivian islands, One & Only Reethi Rah offers guests generous portions of long, white-sanded beaches, clandestine coves, beach verandas and private swimming pools to explore.  All villas have direct access to the Resort’s lagoon.  Exquisite resort services abound, including a conscientious Valet and attentive Concierge.

Peninsula Bangkok, Bangkok

A celebrated cultural experience, the Peninsula Bangkok offers guests a sophisticated sanctuary amidst the urban splendor of Thailand.  Known for it’s emphasis on luxurious Thai style and comfort, the resort is beautifully designed.  A fusion of traditional styles and the luxury of state-of-the-art technologies makes the Peninsula Bangkok an indulgent home-away-from-home.  Stunning views, relaxed dining experiences and round-the-clock service make this Resort one of our favorite global havens.

Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

Set an astonishing 1607 feet in the air, the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong sets the stage for an unforgettable experience.  Full of cutting edge technologies, buzzing with energy and a source of exquisite Cantonese, Italian and other decadent dining options, unparalleled accommodations and the most luxurious of services, Ritz Carlton Hong Kong is a stunning way to experience the city.  Art, music and the vibrancy of contemporary life await the weary traveler, set high above the splendor and pulse of modern-day Hong Kong.

The St. Regis Bali Resort, Indonesia

Boasting of panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and exulting in an enchanting Balinese-inspired aesthetic, you’ll feel fancy-free as you embrace the elegant, barefoot lifestyle at the St. Regis Bali Resort.  Beachfront residences, private villas, distinctive dining and rejuvenating spa experiences will leave guests renewed and refreshed.  Of course, the bespoke St. Regis Butler Service is not to be overlooked, while the verdant gardens and placid lagoons make for a very romantic hideaway.

The St. Regis Doha, Qatar

Noted as the finest address in Qatar, the St. Regis Doha embodies the mystery and majesty of the Middle East.  Embellished with all of the St. Regis specialties, including the exclusive St. Regis Butler service and celebrated Remède Spa, St. Regis Doha rises out of the heart of West Bay with captivating views of the Arabian Gulf right at its back door.  A private beach, replete with luxurious oceanfront cabanas, is easily accessible to guests.  With exquisite architecture and decor, inspired by ancient ruins and the surrounding sand dunes, the St. Regis Doha is the picture of perfection.



Shangri-la Hotel Sydney, Sydney New South Wales, Australia

With astonishing views of the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, The Shangri-La Hotel is Sydney’s leading luxe hotel.  In addition to a peerless location, the Shangri-La Hotel is home to some pretty phenomenal dinning options, including Altitude Restaurant and Blu Bar on 36, both with sensational urban views.  CHI Spa is perfect for some much-needed pampering after perusing the city and the guest rooms and suites offer every necessity for luxurious evenings in.


Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris

The epitome of romance and glamour, the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris encapsulates the cultural elegance of the famed City of Love.  Sumptuously appointed, each guest room is adorned in the style of Louis XVI.  Exquisite works of art, opulent decor and a stylish approach to the historic make the Hotel George V Paris an unforgettable experience.  The Spa offers opportunities for an oasis of serenity just off the Champs-Elysées, while renowned Chef  Christian Le Squer concocts all manner of delicacies in the Hotel’s Le Cinq restaurant.  Every sense comes alive against the luxuriant backdrop provided by the unrivaled Hotel George V Paris.

Belmond, Hotel Caruso Ravello, (SA), Italy
With astonishing views of the Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso Ravello is an exquisite getaway perched high in the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean.  Originally an 11th century palace, the hotel’s ancient walls and fresco-bedecked ceilings transport guests to another place and time.  Each room and suite is elegantly composed and well-appointed.  Guests have access to terraced gardens, a luxurious infinity pool and are able to explore the Amalfi coast via boat, compliments of the hotel.  Truly a gem of a resort, situated in the most breathtaking of destinations.

Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane
Beyond the chic, luxuriously styled aesthetic and modern sophistication of the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, the concierge team is highly skilled and the service impeccable.  Our favorite aspect of the Hotel’s experience is the glass-walled rooftop spa where floor to ceiling windows bathe you in natural light.  Darkened to provide privacy and relaxation during treatments, services are top-notch and a source of restoration and well-being.  Italian-inspired dining is always on offer at the Amaranto Restaurant, which also offers varied international tastes throughout the day.  Enjoy dining in the conservatory, lounge or even at the bar.

Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi Coast
A sumptuous seaside residence ensconced in the beauties of the Mediterranean seascape and dazzling Amalfi coast, Hotel Santa Caterina is a coveted escape for lovers and connoisseurs of luxury alike.  The Hotel itself is a late 19th century liberty style villa situated amongst luscious olive groves and fruit orchards.  An exclusive Beach Club and pool offers guests a chance to lounge in the warm Mediterranean sun.  With several dining options of international renown and a Spa that offers to reestablish natural balance with Mediterranean aromatherapy and treatments utilizing Mediterranean herbs and citrus fruits, Hotel Santa Caterina is a must-visit destination.

North America

The Phoenician – A Luxury Collection Resort

Scottsdale is known as one of the premier luxury resort destinations and for having some of the world’s best spas. The Phoenician is no exception to that rule. Offering an unforgettable luxury experience in the land of well-being.  This is the perfect spot to plan your proposal, and at the same time indulge in romantic fine dinning, golf, spa time, and weaving a lifetime of cherished memories.

Peninsula Chicago

Known as one of the finest hotels in North America, the Peninsula Chicago has a fabulous location, luxurious accommodations and premiere service.  Never a dull moment here, if you loge festivities and celebrations, the Peninsula Chicago is just your style.  Home of the exclusive Peninsula Academy programmes, which offer guests unparalleled access to local and historical cultural experiences, the Peninsula Chicago is more than a hotel- it’s an experience.  From fine dining and spa-inspired wellness to daily excursions, the world is at your fingertips when you visit the Peninsula Chicago.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort

For lovers of recreation and the great outdoors, The St. Regis Aspen Resort beckons.  Opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, tennis, golfing, fly fishing and other experiences are available seasonally.  For those who do not so readily engage with The Great Outdoors, Remède Spa offers an alluring alternative.  With treatments both refreshing and rejuvenating, the Spa is renowned for its quality and lavish ambience.  All accommodations are stylishly appointed with every necessity and convenience taken into consideration.  A seamless adventure into the great beyond with all the luxury of the St. Regis brand.

The St. Regis Bal Harbour

An elegant oasis tucked into the luxurious Bal Harbour neighborhood of Miami, the St. Regis Bal Harbour is synonymous with sumptuous living.  With the legendary Bal Harbour Shops just across the way, St. Regis’s prime property also boasts oceanfront access, where guests can easily slip off their sandals and pop out back to feel the sand on their toes.  Enchanting, relaxing and extremely well-serviced, St. Regis makes every aspect of your stay relaxing so you can do just that- escape from time and ease into the splendidly sunny ambience of this accoladed Resort.

The St. Regis Monarch Beach

If your idea of getting away includes endless lounging in the sun, private beach clubs and poolside Cabana-living, St. Regis Monarch Beach is a stunning coastal option.  Located in Laguna Beach, a part of sumptuous Orange County, the Resort boasts a stunning design, award-winning Spa Gaucin, championship golf course and Five-Diamond accommodations.  Pair these fabulous amenities with the signature St. Regis Butler Service and unparalleled dining options and you have the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway that is utterly proposal-worthy!


South America

Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Beach Resort

This Puerto Rican haven might as well be heaven.  Once a plantation, the property is now a private estate resort with optimal options for the most refined globetrotters.  With 50 glorious acres, the island-based resort is surrounded by teeming coral reefs and is rich with vibrant tropical forests.  Turquoise waters, clandestine haunts, burgeoning gardens and intimate settings for romantic tête-à-têtes abound.  Beautifully blurring the lines between outdoors and in, the idea of an elegant, barefoot escape thrives.

The St.Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

Strategically and romantically situated on Bahia Beach and at home on what was previously 483 acres of a coconut plantation, the St. Regis Bahia Beach creates a beautifully bespoke enclave for an exclusive set of guests who come from all over the world to seek the blissful serenity of this tropical getaway.  With the renowned St. Regis Butler service securely in place, every guest receives prompt and perfectly personalized service.  Remede Spa, acres of tropical adventures waiting to be encountered, sun-streaked beaches and a Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course, make The St. Regis Bahia a rejuvenating getaway.

Four Seasons Bora Bora

A glimmering possibility set amidst a sparkling sea, Four Seasons Bora Bora is an incredible destination selection.  Clean, composed and beautifully situated, the resort offers spectacular service, majestic views and an unforgettable island experience.  Mingling luxe with relaxation, the resort is ensconced in local culture, history and tradition.  Explore ancient ruins around Bora Bora or restore your balance and well-being with signature spa rituals.  Eat, breathe and simply be luxuriously you as you meld into the Bora Bora way of doing life.

One & Only Cape Town

One & Only Cape Town offers a unique combination of luxury and location that is astonishing and alluring.  Situated beautifully and boldly along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with celebrated vistas of Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town’s location is absolutely enviable.  With varied suite environments and styles evoking contemporary elegance and cultural tones and patterns, a two-floor Penthouse Suite (The One), acclaimed spa and boasting of two of the city’s top restaurants, there is something undeniably enchanting about the One&Only Cape Town.