One of the most delightful parts about travel is checking into a hotel and being completely awed by the décor -- from the furnishings and floors to the wallpaper and window dressings. But have you ever taken a moment to look up to find such stunning chandeliers and light fixtures? Here are some of our favorites.
Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris (Paris, France)
Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris strikes a balance between a neutral color palette and opulent finishes like an oversized crystal chandelier and mirrored booths.
Rates are from 915 EUR ($980).
The Bellagio (Las Vegas, NV)
Suspended at a height of 18 feet, the glass chandelier by famed sculptor Dale Chihuly is made of 2,000 hand-blown glass blossoms.
Rooms are from $159.
Corinthia Hotel London (London, England)
Sip afternoon tea and nibble on fresh scones in The Lobby Lounge, but don't forget to admire the elegant spherical Baccarat crystal chandelier.
Rates are from 379 GBP ($575).
The Mira Hong Kong (Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong)
Savor a meal at the property's Cuisine Cuisine and Whisk restaurants and behold this multi-story fixture.
Rooms are from 1,900 HKD ($245).
Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel (Chicago, Illinois)
We don't know what's more striking, the French crystal chandelier or the lavish 24-karat gold leaf medallion at this Windy City outpost.
Rates are from $99.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
You can look up at this installation any time of the day and see more than a dozen crescent moon-shaped embellishments shining down on you.
Rooms are from 1,200 AED ($330).
Sheraton Bandung Hotel and Towers (Bandung, Indonesia)
The wavy, free-flowing chandelier adds a depth to the lobby and represents Bandung's blue skies and clouds.
Rates are from 1,445,000 IDR ($95 USD).