by By Hunter R. Slaton | June 01, 2009

 OT0609 Hamptons

Hamptons hideaway. On the eastern tip of New York's Long Island, the 107-room and five-villa Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina is a Prohibition-era playground celebrating its 80th anniversary with a modern, multimillion-dollar redesign. Indulge at the Spa MYC or relax on the resort's private beach.



OT0609 Tucson


Arizona ambience. In the Sonoran Desert, Tucson's Lodge on the Desert opened in 1936 with just seven rooms and has since been expanded to 103 rooms as part of a $15 million revamp. Unique elements like adobe walls, wood beams and hand-painted Mexican tiles complete the Southwestern décor.





OT0609 Newport 

Posh property. Newport, R.I.'s Hotel Viking, atop genteel Historic Hill, is a gem from 1926 that once hosted the likes of John and Jackie Kennedy, the Astors and the Vanderbilts. A night in one of its 209 sumptuous rooms and suites, followed by a meal at the One Bellevue bistro, will make anyone feel like American royalty.



OT0609 Arlington

Capone's Cocoon. The 476-room Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa in Hot Springs, Ark., dates from 1924 and beckons with its Thermal Water Spa, fed by spring waters that gave the town its name. Crime buffs should request room 443, the notorious Al Capone's favorite suite.