New & Noteworthy

The Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa, beckons luxury travelers up to the roof of the world.
The most lavish suites from the Mirage and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas —once reserved as prizes for casino high rollers—are opening to the public.
The gleaming Waldorf Astoria Beijing, a newly built bronze jewel box, shines near the high-end Wangfujing shopping district.
New Ravenna Mosaics, known for its hand-cut glass and stone tiles, launched a new pattern in February.
Pangolin London, a sculpture-only gallery located just east of Regent’s Park, is re-creating a series of Britain’s Arts Council touring exhibitions from the 1940s and ’50s entitled Sculpture in the...
Created in 2002 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak line of watches, the original Royal Oak Concept was a radical reinterpretation of the esteemed design, featuring an...
From now until April 20, the St. Regis Aspen Resort is offering guests a travel package that entails a four-night stay at the resort highlighted by a day of heli-skiing fresh powder in the Colorado...
Typically, Richard Branson’s Necker Island must be reserved in its entirety for one group.
David Stewart, the longest-reigning malt master in Scotland, has been with the Balvenie for over 50 years, so he knows the Speyside distillery like few others.
Relais & Châteaux—the global network of chefs, restaurants, and five-star hotels—is marking its 60th anniversary by creating an ambitious food and wine festival.
Yachts from the Mangusta brand by Italy’s Overmarine Group are typically sleek and speedy and feature an open design, which makes them appealing to owners who desire abundant outdoor space.
In addition to getting the El Bulli Foundation off the ground, chef Ferran Adrià has produced a seven-volume collection of recipes for every dish produced during the last years of his legendary...
For decades, the boutique manufacturer Christophe Claret has produced movements for some of Switzerland’s most prominent watch brands.
Since its founding 12 years ago, the Swiss watchmaker De Bethune has distinguished itself in the world of haute horology by cultivating an aesthetic that emphasizes sleek, futuristic designs.
When the Hutton–Mdivani jadeite necklace comes to Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale in Hong Kong on April 7, it is expected to set a new world record for jadeite at auction.
For those who cannot make the trip to Casa Acanto in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (see Great Escapes, page 100), the home’s owners—the interior designers Andrew Fisher and Jeffry Weisman—offer an...
The new Harlequin collection by Sabine G. combines the delicate work of vintage jewelry with bold colors and geometric forms.
Beneath the awning at the entrance to the Wellesley, a new boutique hotel built on the original site of the Hyde Park Corner tube station, there are still vestiges of the old red subway tiles, and it...
Since its founding in 1995, the Geneva-based watchmaker Roger Dubuis has had an on-again, off-again relationship with its namesake.
Inspired by a lazy Susan, the walnut Gin Wheel can house everything needed to make a classic gin and tonic.
The furniture designer Thomas Pheasant, who has worked with brands such as Baker, has introduced an exclusive collection through his private label, Thomas Pheasant Studio. Each of the seven pieces,...
From day one in 1948, when the pudgy, pioneering Type 356 emerged from Gmünd, Austria, through all the variations of the undying 911 up until the 2013 911 Turbo S model, Porsche has sold its sports...
Chef José Andrés is celebrating black-truffle season with an 18-course menu at Saam, his 30-plus-seat tasting room inside the Bazaar restaurant at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Since its founding in 1888 by Don Andrés Brugal Montaner, Brugal has been making some of the world’s finest rums.
The Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts applies the term “sportster” to its newest launch, Galatea. The 131-foot motor yacht is indeed sporty and features a low profile, and it retains the builder’s famous...
The Icon A5 amphibious light sport aircraft (LSA) has been in the works since 2006, and now that the company is close to starting deliveries, a slew of similar amphibious aircraft are emerging to...
Manhattan’s Surrey hotel has partnered with the Bedford Post Inn for Uptown to Upstate.
The Karma debuted at the 2008 North American Auto Show in Detroit, near the onset of the economic turndown.
InterContinental Davos, Switzerland’s new mascot, earns the gold medal for largest resort and highest city—it is the highest city in Europe, in fact, and it hosted the 2014 World Economic Forum.
Zilli has developed its first collection of skiwear and skis this winter. The new products combine performance materials and the latest technology with Zilli’s design elements.

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