A room with a view is always coveted, but there is nothing quite like having front-row access to a mind-blowing epic cityscape that combines landscape, history and architecture. These luxury hotels offer unparalleled perspective on history-defining landmarks in epic locations.

Greece: Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens

With one and a half centuries of history under its belt, Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens is an Athens landmark in its own right, and its view of the Acropolis is unrivaled.

For a spectacular sunrise or sunset, head to Grande Bretagne’s GB Roof Garden Restaurant for prime Parthenon vistas.

United Kingdom: London Marriott Hotel County Hall

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Sip your cuppa overlooking Big Ben. (Photo: Marriott International)

Traverse a century of London with a glimpse of a single panoramic view at London Marriott Hotel County Hall. From its location on the banks of the Thames, you’ll have a pitch-perfect view of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye.

Savor the city’s skyline at both the wood-paneled Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar and the intimate, tea-time favorite, The Library.

Türkiye: The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

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Snap pics of the water view in Istanbul. (Photo: Marriott International)

The sleek skyscraper housing The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul overlooks the city thanks to its prime perch in the Beşiktaş district.

From the Bleu Lounge with its retractable roof, guests soak in views of the Bosphorus and the glow of the Bosphorus Bridge, while The Roof’s open-air terrace and pool showcases Istanbul with a 360-degree perspective.

France: Courtyard Gare de Lyon, Paris

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See the classic sights from your Paris hotel. (Photo: Marriott International)

Views of the undeniably iconic Paris cityscape lie within reach from the rooms at Courtyard Gare de Lyon, Paris.

Located in a 19-story tower, the property showcases the very best views of the City of Light and its iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Sacré-Coeur and La Défense.

Egypt: Marriott Mena House, Cairo

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Pyramid views await in Cairo. (Photo: Marriott International)

The historic building housing the Marriott Mena House, Cairo sits in the shadow of the Pyramids of Giza. The majestic structures sit no more than 700 meters from the property, and the incredible pyramids may be the first thing you’ll see when you open your curtains. Day or night, relax with a meal at 139 Pavilion and you’ll enjoy a clear view of the landmarks.

Jordan: Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa

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Soak away worries by the Dead Sea. (Photo: Marriott International)

With its unique location 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa has unparalleled views of the sprawling Dead Sea at its doorstep.

Suites including Crown Royal, Duplex and Executive have monumental floor-to-ceiling sliding doors opening onto balconies that offer a jaw-dropping look at the sparkling seascape and resort pools below.

Israel: Sheraton Tel Aviv

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Take pause overlooking the beach in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Marriott International)

Sheraton Tel Aviv takes advantage of its prime beachfront location by offering guests beautiful waterfront views upon entering the lobby and even once they retire to their rooms. Guests can also enjoy a dive into Tel Aviv’s ancient history with a peek at the historic Jaffa district.

South Africa: The Westin Cape Town

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Dine with a view in Cape Town. (Photo: Marriott International)

The clever “glass box” architecture of The Westin Cape Town gives guests beautiful views of V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain. Head to the Westin Club, for a look at Lions Head and the beautiful panoramic vista of Cape Town.

Italy: The St. Regis Venice

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St. Regis’s perch affords epic canal views. (Photo: Marriott International)

Venice is beautifully romantic, no matter where you’re based, but the Grand Canal is spectacular and best seen up close.

From The St. Regis Venice’s Gio Restaurant and Arts Bar terraces, the Grand Canal and its incredible architecture unfolds, including a prime view of the Salute, Venice’s iconic church

Published: July 25, 2022

Last Updated: November 09, 2022

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