Received any gift cards for Christmas? There are those of us who love to shop and those of us who consider a trip to the mall the ultimate form of torture. But according to a recent travel story on CNN, hotels that cater to shopping addicts are becoming more prolific. Particularly in the Middle East, we're seeing more and more hotels open inside shopping malls. Case in point the Address Dubai Mall, which just opened inside the Dubai Mall, the biggest shopping mall in the world. If you like the idea of emerging from your hotel lobby into a shopping mall, then here are a few more hotel addresses that just might be for you:
- The Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino in Oranjestad is connected to one of the Caribbean's most upscale shopping malls.
- The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas connects to the Grand Canal Shoppes so you can part with more of your money before hitting the slots.
- Singapore is known for shopping and fabulous sales, and you can put yourself in the heart of the retail action at the Mandarin Orchard Hotel on retail-centric Orchard Road.
- And the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort in Florida is another hotel where high-end shopping is par for the course during your stay.