While it isn't as sexy as a hip boutique hotel, the huge Swissôtel complex has every need covered. Aimed primarily at business travelers—though tourists will appreciate the location and facilities—this hotel has it all, from its many restaurants and bars, to a full-service Alpine-style spa and the best hotel health club in Quito. The rooms are exactly what you would expect from a top business-class hotel: blond wood paneling, cream-colored striated wallpaper, and marble vanities. Long-term business travelers will appreciate the 42 executive apartments with kitchens.
- Nicholas Gill