The Langham is Auckland’s plushest hotel and the service is impeccable. Truly, the staff thinks of everything (we showed up with scuffed shoes once, and within minutes a kit had been found and they were shiny once more). All rooms are opulent—heavy drapes, leather headboards, real art on the walls—and Club Level takes that up a notch further. It’s traditional style at its best and the rooftop Chuan Spa and pool is a little heaven on earth.