In summary, Ritz Carlton Maldives offers Kerry Hill architecture and the best service we've ever encountered in this atoll nation.
Perhaps one day Aman will open a property in the Maldives... for the time being though, this is as close as it gets.
The Hilton Niseko is a fantastic resort hotel with numerous food and drink establishments, a great outdoor hot spring and a privileged position next to one of the main ski lifts. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is very relaxing. HHonors benefits were recognised and the hotel delivered a 6pm checkout, over and above their requirements as well as a beautiful in-room amenity at check-in.