The Sky’s the Limit for Stargazers at Hilton’s Portfolio of Luxury Global Destinations
Celebrate the wonder of the night sky during Earth Hour at some of Hilton’s luxury hotels that combine incredible star-filled vistas with amazing locations
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - A magical night sky filled with millions of stars is a simple pleasure that many of us are sadly unable to enjoy. For city and town dwellers, the constant light from buildings and street lamps helps to illuminate our roads and homes but also masks the natural beauty of the sky above us.
Remote, natural and feeling like a million miles away from the hustle and bustle, Hawaii offers some of the best opportunities for stargazing anywhere in the world. The stars are always out at the luxurious Grand Wailea, an oceanfront Waldorf Astoria Resort set on 40 acres of tropical gardens bordering Wailea Beach and surrounded by the wild nature of Hawaiian island living. The views from any of the nine pools, surrounding beach, balconies or even the property's unique lazy river are breathtaking - so, why not indulge your imagination as you stand in wonder beneath the night sky?
Astronomy has always been an important part of the UAE's culture and heritage, dating back to the time when Arab explorers used the stars to navigate. Positioned on the serene shores of the Arabian Gulf and boasting dramatic views of the Hajar Mountains, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah promises crystal clear skies where guests can gaze up at the stars and planets. Celebrate the vast beauty of the universe above at this stunning resort, which will offer nothing less than a truly mesmerising experience in a beautiful setting.
Did you know that in the Maldives you can see stars from both hemispheres? Applauded by Time Magazine as one of the World's Top 100 Greatest Destinations in 2018 and home to the world's first undersea residence - THE MURAKA - consider getting back to nature at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The property falls under Hilton's brand, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and has created a space with a distinctive design that flows harmoniously with the natural environment for an uninterrupted view of the night sky.
In French Polynesia, Bora Bora is the best location to view the stars in the southern hemisphere thanks to almost zero light pollution. The most blissful and luxurious resort, Conrad Bora Bora Nui is the ideal place to spend a few hours stargazing in peace and quiet. Located on a private island - Motu To'opua - guests can experience a long private stretch of soft white sand beaches nestled between the soaring backdrop of Mount Otemanu and the mesmerizing lagoon. Being in the middle of the ocean with absolutely nothing else around and looking up at the stars with the reflection of the moon over the water is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Northern Lights, or Auroa Borealis, make Iceland one of the most spectacular places in the world to enjoy a clear star-filled sky. Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre's rooftop terrace has one of the most iconic views of this beautiful and charming city and the sky at night. The hotel is known for its incorporation of local elements and unique style, where all rooms and suites are decorated in shades of the ocean and volcanic rock. Situated in the buzzing heart of Iceland's capital city, the hotel was the first Canopy by Hilton property in the world.
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