With sweeping views of Xiamen Bay, this stunning property feels more like a Southeast Asian resort than a crowded Chinese metropolitan hotel. Sleek guest rooms are decorated with mid-century-inspired pieces (think Barcelona chairs), and come equipped with iPod docking stations and DVD players. A good choice for families, Le Meridien has lots of outdoor space for kids to explore, as well as an indoor pool that offers swimming lessons. Families with older children can choose
from trekking through the area's lush hills, bicycling on nearby trails, or a couple games of tennis.