The unassuming island is home to distilleries that produce the smokiest single malts in the world…
The famed chef aims to bring Parisian café culture to Sin City.

Grand Openings: Block Star

  • Photograph by Steffen Fuessel
    Photograph by Steffen Fuessel
  • Photograph by Steffen Fuessel
<< Back to Robb Report, January 2009
  • Charles Runnette

Allied bombing raids during World War II nearly destroyed the city of Dresden in eastern Germany, but the town’s center has been restored over the years and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Set near the über-Baroque Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in the heart of Dresden, the new Hotel Suitess fits right in with its historic surroundings. The 21-room property, which opened in October, occupies a block of eight adjoining townhouses. Each of the guest rooms is distinct in design, though all share a Biedermeier-inspired decor that is free of gimmickry yet rife with modern amenities—plasma TVs, wired Internet access (the owner thinks that WiFi disturbs sleep), Hermès bath products, and more.

Austrian chef Alois Koepf, who earned two Michelin stars while at De France in Wiesbaden, Germany, changes his menu daily at the Suitess’ Maurice restaurant. One floor above Maurice, on the roof, is a small but efficient wellness area with a sauna, treatment rooms for massages and facials, and a deck overlooking Dresden’s city center. Hotel Suitess, +49.351.41.727.0, www.suitess-hotel.com ($281–$486)

From Around the Web...
From the St. Regis to the Quin, here’s where to stay during 2016’s last Grand Slam event…
Through two Anantara resorts, guests can cruise the waters around Phuket while enjoying an...
Catch East Africa’s Great Migration in the lap of luxury with these 10 over-the-top safari lodges...
For each of these hotels, the term presidential suite takes on a new meaning…
The renovation added a library and bar and updated the sleeping pods with en suite bathrooms…
The Quintessentially Lifestyle experience includes a private tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel…
The camp now has larger accommodations and an over-the-top suite named for a legendary explorer…
Machu Picchu is just the beginning as the new resort opens up the heart of the Inca Empire…
New vacation add-on from Black Tomato takes vacation photos to new heights…
Photo by Virgile Simon Bertrand
Propelled by luxury and beauty, South Korea’s megacity has become a new capital of culture…