If you haven’t booked your 2010 holiday yet, you might want to consult the Zodiac before making your plans.
Whether you are a Leo that appreciates luxury, a Pisces with a yen for tranquillity, or a Scorpio favouring the exotic, there is a city – and a specific hotel – that is ideally suited to your astrological inclination this year.
These suggestions are from WorldHotels, which represents 450 independent hotels in 250 destinations in 65 countries around the world (adapted).
Aries (20 March – 20 April): London, England
No city on earth better suits an Aries – the most extroverted of all of the signs of the Zodiac – than the Capital of Cool. And what better place to hang your hat than City Inn Westminster, which came in second in Tripadvisor’s list of the Top 25 European Destinations?
Taurus (21 April – 21 May): Chicago, Illinois
Those born under the sign of Taurus, known for their sensuality and love of comfort, will feel right at home in the Windy City, where they can indulge in spa treatments and sample haute cuisine at the Dana Hotel & Spa, which was named after the Sanskrit word for “the pleasure of giving”.
Gemini (22 May – 21 June): Seoul, South Korea
Those born under the sign of Gemini favour exoticism. They will find what they are looking for this year in Seoul, South Korea, and the ideal spot for them to stay while exploring this exotic city is the Seoul Palace Hotel.
Cancer (22 June – 22 July): Rome, Italy
When going on holiday, Cancers favour art exhibitions by day and quiet evenings or concerts with a loved one by night. Their ideal holiday destination this year will be the Eternal City, where they can explore the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica. The Ripa Hotel will be the best post for them to stay.
Leo (23 July – 23 August): Prague, Czech Republic
Independent and passionate by nature, Leos crave to be in the limelight while discovering new things. Stay at the Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague while exploring the exclusive boutiques of Pařziskám in the capital of the Czech Republic.
Virgo (24 August – 23 September): Miami Beach, Florida
If you’re a Virgo, aesthetics are key. You also like indulge in the finer things in life. What better spot to do so that at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club in Miami Beach, Florida? Located at uber-chic South Beach, it has two rooftop pools and massage facilities.
Libra (24 September – 23 October): Madrid, Spain
On holiday, Libras look for the right balance of culture, entertainment, and relaxation. Located in a refurbished 19th century building, the Hotel Adler in Madrid, Spain, offers all three. It is situated close to the Prado, Reina Sofia Gallery, and the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Collection.
Scorpio (24 October – 22 November) Dalian, China
Proud and strong willed, Scorpios love challenges. Located in Northeastern China, the Furama Dalian Hotel is situated in a fast-developing city from which t explore the Liaodong Peninsula and the Qian Mountains.
Sagittarius (23 November – 21 December): Buenos Aires, Argentina
Energetic, independent, and outgoing, those born under the sign of Sagittarius embrace foreign cultures. After exploring the metropolis, they can can let their hair down in the Zen-inspired guest rooms of the Hotel Madero. In addition to private balconies and views of the garden, they can luxuriate in their in-room Jacuzzi.
Capricorn (22 December – 20 January): Dallas, Texas
Capricorns favour peaceful and calm surroundings when they are on holiday so they will feel right at home at the Adolphus in Dallas, Texas. They can forget the world while enjoying a good or a listening to classicial music in their luxurious room. If they get bored, there is the Lone Star State to explore.
Aquarius (21 January – 19 February): Amsterdam, Netherlands
Those born under the sign of Aquarius are not only eccentric, they favour destinations offering new activities and experiences. The Park Hotel in Amsterdam – in the heart of the Dutch capital’s top shopping, cultural, and nightlife district – will suit them to a T.
Pisces (20 February – 20 March): Townsville, Queensland
Pisces are insightful and sensitive by nature, and their idea of the perfect holiday is a hotel located on the beach, where they can enjoy quiet evenings with a glass of fine wine and tranquil surroundings. Set aid lush tropical gardens, the Jupiters Townsville Hotel Casino is the perfec t fit.
WorldHotels has been offering business and leisure travelers a short list of four- and five-star hotels for four decades based on more than 1,000 quality criteria. These are anonymously tested each year.