Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 and voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, is an absolute must on the to do list of anyone traveling to Jordan. Located just outside the entrance gate, the Mövenpick Resort can serve as your 5 star luxury base camp for exploring the ancient Rose City. A cold glass of juice greets you upon arrival, where you are quickly checked in to one of the 183 newly updated rooms and suites, all comfortable and clean with Middle Eastern textile accents and high-tech amenities, including a complimentary mini-bar (something you find often in Jordan). Private balconies enable you to take in the surrounding vistas, while the Lawrence of Arabia themed courtyard serves as the beautiful heart of the resort and is a great place to enjoy a formal afternoon tea. The international breakfast buffet will easily fortify you for a full day of hiking in and amongst the Nabataean treasures. On your return and after a quick dip in the pool (warning- it’s not heated), be sure not to miss watching the sun dip behind the arid hills while enjoying a drink from the lush Al Ghadeer Roof Garden bar. For those interested in experiencing Petra by Night, the hotel can help arrange you tour.