To say that the Fairmont Baku has a striking location is definitely an understatement. Situated within one of the Flame Towers, a trio of massive, sculptural buildings in the centre of Baku designed to look like curling tongues of fire, the hotel offers amenities to match its top-notch views. As the Flame Towers are the tallest building complex in all of Azerbaijan, the Fairmont Baku’s vistas overlook the historic district of the city as well as the Caspian Sea. Inside the 318-room hotel, it’s all plush burgundies and dark tones, with an on-site contemporary art collection helping to set the stylish agenda. Given the Fairmont’s scale, it’s easy to while away the hours inside – the hotel’s luxurious spa facilities, bars and restaurants (including a steak house and patisserie), and Gold Lounge are designed to pamper.