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The Black Enterprise Guide to The Best Of Everything

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: Hâ„¢tel Fouquet’s: Barri_re, France: The elegantly grand Hâ„¢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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