What it does: Showcase beautiful hotels in major cities around the world, including Berlin, Tel Aviv, Palm Springs, Calif.; London, Madrid, and Panama City.

What's hot: The website focuses on gorgeous, welcoming hotels and stunning destinations. Its inclusive attitude is represented by a greeting for travelers who just like the look of its neat, refined online presence and are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Don't miss the "Places to Explore" section for a magazinelike guide to the cities' best places to dine, drink, stay, and shop. The site describes its namesake and inspiration, 17th-century British explorer Henry Hudson, as "a gentleman driven by a passion for adventure and discovery, who inspired thousands of people to follow in his footsteps."

What's not: The site is a little confusing about what audience it wants. Gay men seem to be referenced more than any other group, but the site really reads like a well-executed place for luxe travelers with a keen sense of design and style.