New & Noteworthy

The Palace Hotel Tokyo reopened on May 17 after a three-year remodel. Located in Tokyo’s Marunouchi business district, less than 10 miles away from the Haneda international airport, the 51-year-old...
Ceramics and calligraphy—considered Japan’s most significant art mediums—traditionally have been male-dominated art forms, and only recently have women been allowed to pursue these areas of study and...
Noma—a leader in new Nordic cuisine and named the best restaurant in the world three years in a row by San Pellegrino’s 50 Best Restaurants awards listing—is opening an outpost for 10 days inside...
Most businessmen have at least a dozen dress shirts, and some even admit to having more than 100. But, when it comes to putting their shirts, ties, and suits together, some men are at a loss. Shirt...
Just in time for its 125th anniversary, Swiss chronograph specialist Eberhard & Co. has returned to the American market with a number of tempting pieces. Chief among these are special editions of...
Master winemakersMay-Britt and Denis Malbec, the husband-and-wife team previously with Château Latour in Bordeaux, have unveiled a series of reds from Captûre Wines in Sonoma County. “Our new red...
The largest buy-in poker tournament, with a $1 million entry fee, will take place July 1 to 3 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The tournament, Big One for One Drop , will be part...
The Resort at Pelican Hill , which Robb Report listed as being among the top 100 resorts in the world (see the May 2012 issue, page 91), is offering aerial tours of the coastal area surrounding the...
Anthony Caro’s Pearl wasn’t plucked from an oyster. He sculpted it from brass and bronze in 2011, and it looks nothing like the marine gem. The unique $50,000 artwork should not linger long in the...
New Delhi dining destination Bukhara is expanding for the first time in its 34-year run with a two-week pop-up restaurant at London’s Sheraton Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel from May 17 to...
A new ivory-dialed version of Laurent Ferrier ’s Galet Classic ($160,000) tourbillon represents not just a new color scheme, but an additional opportunity to buy what has become a sought-after model...
Never content to leave a speed record unbroken, Bugatti Automobiles this year unveils yet another iteration of its overachieving Veyron supercar. The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse merges the open-...
Originally a 17th-century monastery, the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa opened on May 17 on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The five-floor hotel is built into the side of a mountain and has a glass...
Launched in mid-April, the latest to splash from Feadship is the 258-foot (78.5-meter) custom motor yacht Hampshire II . The experienced owner of Hampshire II made sure there was plenty of room for...
On June 8 and 9, Beverly Hills–based celebrity and entertainment auction house Julien’s Auctions , in collaboration with the Les Paul Foundation, will offer a collection of memorabilia from the...
Revel hotel and casino opens on a stretch of 20 acres along America’s first boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., this month. The $2.4 billion, 47-story glass structure offers 130,000 square feet of...
The Selman Marrakech resort opened on May 1, with 61 rooms and suites, several with private gardens and heated pools (from $530 per night), situated on 15 acres at the base of the Atlas Mountains in...
Perry Rubenstein is inaugurating his Los Angeles gallery with a spectacular presentation—Helmut Newton: Sex and Landscapes—the first American showing of the exhibit since the photographer died in...
Fifth-generation Roman jeweler Alberto Petochi created his first collection around his family’s heirlooms: three rare Roman coins. The New York–based entrepreneur had the three coins re-created by...
New from Seattle-based builder Delta Marine comes the largest all-composite 50-meter luxury custom motor yacht on the planet. Arianna ’s 164-foot length, 34-foot beam, and more than 7,500 square feet...
The vehicles of Land Rover embody some admirable traits, like craftsmanship, practicality, and tenacity. Playfulness, however, isn’t a word that is often associated with Britain’s revered maker of...
Based on a 19th-century recipe, Cognac Ferrand’s new Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao Ancienne Methode is made with oils from the bitter Curaçao orange skin that is blended with clear brandy then combined...
Palazzo Victoria, a converted 14th-century palace in Verona, Italy, formerly known as Hotel Victoria, reopened in late March as the newest addition to the Salviatino Collection of hotels. Like its...
Italian luxury brand Gucci is taking a step toward more functional, stylish luggage with the launch of its first four-wheel trolley ($2,750). The sleek carry-on piece features wheels that rotate 360...
Tateossian, known for its wide variety of cuff links, from playful animals to serious gemstone designs, opened its fifth store in London—a sleek space right on Chelsea Harbour in Imperial Wharf—where...
Many travelers visit Four Seasons Resorts for their luxurious accommodations and consistent service, but others are drawn to the properties for their Unforgettable Events, a new series of unique...
Deep within a 3,200-acre private reserve in Ecuador, Mashpi Lodge opened in April with 22 rooms and suites providing visitors a private sanctuary for nature hikes or for simply observing the flora...
Boxing and the life of Muhammad Ali were prominent notes as IWC launched its impressive New York flagship boutique April 26. Accompanying IWC CEO Georges Kern at the launch event were former...
When salvage diver Peter Lindberg discovered 162 bottles of Champagne that had been tucked away in the hull of a shipwrecked schooner in the cool waters of Finland’s Åland archipelago since the early...
During its Monaco sale taking place May 11 and 12—to coincide with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique— RM Auctions will offer up one of the most famous racing boats ever built. Wanting to create the...

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