What does it take for a new hotel suite to be one of a kind? The character and style of a Mandarin Oriental suite is likely influenced by its location and surrounding views – be these of a Caribbean beach or Swiss mountains – as well as local traditions of architecture and interior design. A considered palette of textures, quality materials and tonally harmonious colours subtly enhances your sense of wellbeing and comfort. And all that is before you get to the ‘wow-factor’ stuff, from a landscaped terrace to a media room. Here are seven suites that have been making waves and winning awards from the get-go.