The 17-story Princess lures the rich and famous (Howard Hughes once hid away in a suite here). Near the reception desk, fantastic ponds with waterfalls and a slatted bridge hint at the luxury throughout. Large, airy rooms have cane furniture, marble floors, and wireless Internet access. You can dine in six excellent restaurants, then burn off the calories in a match at the tennis center, which hosts international tournaments. The superb Willow Stream spa, open to guests
and nonguests, has aromatherapy, thalassotherapy, and body wraps, plus a fitness center, Swiss showers, a hair salon, and a Jacuzzi. A shuttle runs frequently to the adjacent Pierre Marqués, where you can use all facilities.
Playa Revolcadero, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
744-469–1000; 800-441–1414; 01800-090–9900-in Mexico