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I rarely do the lottery, but when I do, it often provokes an intense discussion about what I would do with all the winnings if I were to strike it lucky. My thoughts always turn to travel and how I would spend it exploring the far corners of the Earth in pursuit of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

So my question to you is: If money was no object where would you stay?

In MTM’s new monthly segment, I’m going to feature some amazing hotels. From the weird and wonderful, and the jaw-droppingly adventurous, to the ultimate in luxury –there’s going to be something for everyone – even those who want to take along the kids, too. I can only apologise… your wish list is going to get a bit longer!

Amangiri, Utah, USAThe World's Most Amazing Hotels - September's Picks: Amangiri, Utah, USA

Luxury in the desert is what Amangari personifies… Located in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona, the resort has sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument and blends into its dramatic surroundings. Swim in the impressive pool which is shaped around a rock formation, or visit the spa after a complimentary hike. Each room also has a desert view from the bath…
From £930 per room per night, including airport transfers, meals, drinks, yoga, pilates sessions and hiking tours. Kids’ programmes can be organised on request.

Family-Friendly Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Arctic TreeHouse, Lapland, FinlandThe World's Most Amazing Hotels - September's Picks: Arctic House, Finland

Located in the Arctic Circle, the Artic TreeHouse is a prime spot for seeing the Northern Lights. The resort has 32 individual Arctic TreeHouse suites housed in wooden cube units, with one side comprised of a panoramic window. There are also five arctic glass houses. Combine a stay here, while you also take the kids to visit Santa Claus, who is only a 15-minute sleigh ride away at neighbouring SantaPark. The hotel also organises special Christmas events.
From £422 per room per night.

Family-Friendly Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, KenyaThe World's Most Amazing Hotels - September's Picks: Giraffe Manor, Nairobi

The main residents at exclusive boutique hotel Giraffe Manor are the herd of Rothschild giraffe, who like to poke their heads through the windows for treats in the morning and evening before retreating to their forest sanctuary. With only 12 rooms, this iconic manor house is set in 12 acres of private land within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi.

Highlights here include feeding the giraffes at breakfast; meeting and feeding baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and wandering the giraffe sanctuary.
From £405 per person per night, the rate includes airport transfers, meals and drinks.

Family-Friendly Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Skylodge Adventure Suites, Sacred Valley, PeruThe World's Most Amazing Hotels - September's Picks: Skylodge Suites, Peru

Okay, so it may take over an hour to hike to these precariously perching pods high above the Urubamba Valley, but being able to sleep under the stars and see the view some 600m below would be worth it right? And then you get to zip wire, yes… zip wire all the way down to the valley floor. The aluminium and polycarbonate Skylodge Suites are safely anchored to the rock face and can hold up to one and half tonnes. Meanwhile, kids as young as six are allowed to stay so a family can definitely do this together as a pod can hold up to four people.
From £335 per person, the rate includes hotel transfer, dinner, bed, breakfast and the zip wire

Family-Friendly Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Which hotel would you choose? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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