La Mamounia, Marrakesh, Morocco
Why it's famous: The guestbook at La Mamounia reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood: Marlene Dietrich, Tom Cruise, Kate Winslet, and Charlton Heston, not to mention Alfred Hitchcock -- who was reportedly something of an iconic hotel butterfly, and filmed The Man Who Knew Too Much there in the mid-'50s. Also a favorite of dignitaries, presidents, and prime ministers, La Mamounia once hosted a meeting between FDR and Winston Churchill, who referred to the hotel as the world's "most lovely spot".
Fun fact: Vlad Putin's daughter was married at the hotel last year; guests walked away with these party gifts.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She once
stupidly spontaneously treated herself to cocktails at the Ritz; for how much her drink cost, it wasn't nearly strong enough. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.