Explainer: The world's best hotel beds
Loisaba Wilderness, Kenya
Leave your teddy bear at home in favor of some real wildlife at Loisaba Wilderness, a 61,000-acre private resort located just off the equator in Northern Laikipia, Kenya. Bunk down in a four-poster, mosquito-netted Star Bed on a raised, open-air deck.
Park Hyatt, Shanghai
Each guest room on the 88th floor of the Park Hyatt Shanghai boasts the highest hotel bed in the world — and the view to prove it. Talk about bragging rights.
Benjamin Hotel, NY
Despite its metropolitan milieu, The Benjamin takes sleep seriously — and wants guests to feel at home ... assuming your home offers drool-worthy 400-plus-thread-count Egyptian linens by Anichini and a down comforter with triple sheeting. Pillow selection at the Benjamin Hotel, NY.
Peninsula Chicago hotel
Grand Deluxe Suite at the Peninsula Chicago is your best bet for unparalleled views of the Midwest's megalopolis and master-of-the-universe sleep technology.
Uma Paro, Paro, Bhutan
When nowhere is far enough away, book a deluxe room at Uma Paro in remote Paro, Bhutan, for views of the dramatic Himalayan mountain-scape from a luxurious, decidedly un-monk-ish bed.
Elqui Domos, Chile
The geodesic domes at Elqui Domos in Chile are designed specifically for stargazing from bed, in one of the world's few astronomy-themed hotels.