We just returned from a stay in Jordan and the Jordan Valley property on the Dead Sea is one of the most beautiful properties we've seen. Three cascading pools, the beach on the Dead Sea, complete with "mud" for do it yourself mud treatments and an excellent staff. One night we slipped into Champions for a quick dinner, only to find it filled with smokers. The waiter escorted us to an outdoor bar area on the other side of the hotel, got us settled, took our food order and then hustled it back to us 15 minutes later....still hot! That is Gold Standard! A great base camp for touring all the local sites.