Movenpick Resort Petra (Petra, Jordan; tel. 962-03/215-7111): Right at the entrance to Petra National Park (which makes more than one foray into Petra each day possible), the Movenpick is the best blend of contemporary and traditional Middle Eastern design in the region. Without being kitschy, public areas are atmospheric and exciting. The rooftop cafe at night is an easy place for travelers to meet and swap experiences under the stars.
Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort (Petra, Jordan; tel. 962-03/215-0111): The stone houses and lanes of an abandoned Bedouin village in the mountains above Petra (a 20-min. drive away) have been turned into the rooms and passageways of a charming, atmospheric, quality resort. Vistas are awesome, and each room is uniquely decorated with Bedouin crafts. The village market is a shopping arcade, and local country musicians serenade at night.
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