The Nob Hill aristocratic atmosphere is well-represented at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. Given its priceless Oriental carpets, exotic tapestry upholstery and treasure trove of rare antiques, this auspicious manse just a steep block up from the tail end of Chinatown makes you feel like American royalty, especially when booking on the club floor. With these rarified accommodations comes private access to probably the best hotel lounge ever experienced. Expect lavish spreads throughout the day (like fine caviar and top-notch Champagne during the cocktail hour), a cozy yet exceptional place to talk turkey without being overheard, and a discreetly located computer station, should you need to send a quick email. Best of all, service on the club floor — and throughout this all-knowing hotel — matches the best Asia has to offer. No need to cross the Pacific, you’ll definitely be spoiled here.
600 Stockton St.