8. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok -- Bangkok, Thailand
Prepare to be one of those guys that never leaves the hotel -- if you can actually get a room. This place has major street cred as not only an historic property (opened in 1876), but the preferred home-away-from-home for top writers like Joseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham, and Graham Greene. It was the first hotel in Bangkok (originally a seaman's boarding house), and has always catered to high-brow guests. You know, the usual… royalty, presidents, and the King of Thailand (who you'd think would've had his own place in town to crash??). Mandarin Oriental Bangkok has a "timeless" appeal no other hotel in Bangers duplicates, so you might feel like you've gone back to the 1920s… until you run into, like, David Beckham, who's a frequent guest.