This modern glass tower near Parque La Carolina, one of Quito's largest green spaces, stands out from similarly priced international chains with its eye for design. After entering through 12-ft. copper-toned doors, travelers find a world of flowing white curtains, 18th-century chandeliers, and zebra-print rugs and chairs. Each of the minimalist suites features wood floors, down duvets, and Philippe Starck faucets. Take your meals at the contemporary Ecuadorian Neu Bistro, but spend your nights up on the 12th-floor rooftop bar, with its spectacular views of the city. There's also an on-site L'Occitane spa with a Turkish bath and sauna that's one of the city's best.