The Black Enterprise Guide to The Best Of Everything

Products, places, style purveyors, and some really great experiences

compete on some of the best tracks in the U.S. and Canada.

Best Limited Edition: Mercedes SLR: With sexy winged doors enveloping 650 horses, the Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 edition can be yours for $452,750. The 5.5-liter V8 engine that pushes zero to 60 in under 3.8 seconds was assembled by hand.

Best Luxury SUV
Cadillac Escalade: Spacious and well-equipped, the Cadillac Escalade is a fitting luxury vehicle for a broad range of professionals. The 2007 edition is complete with 41.3 inches of front legroom, Bose calibration, and privacy glass. Starting price: $55,570.

Best Technology: Lexus LS 600H L: Lexus introduces the LS 600h L, the world’s first full-hybrid vehicle featuring a V8 power train. It offers an advanced pre-collision system, and it parks itself.

Best Sports Car: Lamborghini Murci_lago: Its speed and design make it the sexiest car on the road. If a spectator blinks, he might miss the Lamborghini Murci_lago LP640 Roadster whizzing by at more than 60 miles an hour in less than 3.6 seconds, topping out at a high speed of more than 200 mph. A thrill of a ride for $328,150.

Best Private Getaway: Cayo Espanto, Belize: This private island resort off the coast of Belize accommodates just 16 guests. It has five private casas and one over-water bungalow (each with its own houseman), with king-size beds dressed in Yves De Lormes sheets and a plunge pool on the verandah. Rates start at $1,695 a night.

Best Exotic Getaway: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand: Take a long-tail boat to this jungle locale in Chiang Rai, Thailand (there’s also transportation from the airport). Excursions include riding an elephant and hiking to a local village. The all-inclusive Adventure Package starts at $1,443 a night.

Best Luxury Shopping Services: H™tel Fouquet’s: Barri_re, France: The elegantly grand H™tel Fouquet’s Barri_re, located at the intersection of the Champs Elys_es and Avenue George V in Paris, provides a shopping package that includes a limo and personal shopper to accompany guests to top designer boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Prada. Rates start at $2,698.

Best Domestic Luxury Hotel: Skylofts At MGM Grand: Skylofts’ Inspired Escapes program provides extended personalized service to guests in any of the two-story, modernly appointed lofts located at the top of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Aside from butler service, keys to a Porsche sports car or the 2008 Cayenne SUV are part of the package. Depending on loft size and car model, packages start at $1,200 per night.

Best Domestic Business Hotel: Mansion On Turtle Creek: A $20 million redesig
n is enhancing an already elegantly classic hotel. The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas offers round-the-clock service for the busy professional. The award-winning restaurant features private dining rooms, and there is complimentary Lexus sedan service.

Best International Business Hotel: Peninsula Hong Kong: Rolls Royce transportation services, helicopter sight-seeing trips, bespoke body treatments, fine cuisine, and exquisite luxury accommodations-The Peninsula Hong Kong provides unparalleled services and amenities to its guests.

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