Hôtel de Glace — Canada
This venue is just 10 minutes from downtown Québec City, but feels like you’re in the middle of a magical, crystalline world. Reformatted each year with a new theme, the direction of the hotel’s 2014 campaign (running from Jan. 5 to March 23) will be announced later this month. Regular rooms have one, two, or three queen-size beds, while themed suites up the ambiance with sculptures and artful utilization of space. Guests going all-out can opt for a premium suite with a private spa and/or fireplace (which apparently won’t turn your sleeping quarters into a pond).