New & Noteworthy

Shenzhen typically attracts domestic tourists and business travelers, but Western leisure guests are also finding their way to the city. The Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen opened this month amidst a sea...
The 316-room Langham Chicago hotel opens on September 10 just steps from the Chicago River and the Magnificent Mile of shopping on Michigan Avenue. Accommodations range from standard guest rooms,...
Astell&Kern , a subsidiary of the Korean company iRiver, has unveiled its AK120 high-definition mobile music player. The $1,300 AK120 is capable of playing 24-bit, 192-kHz music files—the highest...
After traveling through Bhutan last year, Louis Vuitton ’s men’s studio and style director, Kim Jones, decided to create a collection inspired by the Vuitton traveler—not just through the brand’s...
Amanresorts has a knack for opening quietly luxurious hotels in incredible locations you haven’t heard of. Vietnam’s Vinh Hy Bay—home of the 31-room Amanoi that opened September 1—is no exception...
Known for its 250 square miles of flats fishing, Deep Water Cay heretofore has been a small community of only seven privately owned homes, seven cabana units, and four guest cottages (packages...
In addition to showcasing about 200 of the world’s most coveted collector cars and motorcycles, this August’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance also offered a sneak peak at the new Bentley Home...
Coast to coast and in between, these recently listed luxury properties are strong on selling points. Palos Verdes, California, $53,000,000 The renowned Spanish architect Rafael Manzano Martos created...
A modern armoire from the 14-year-old design firm Hierve may command more attention than the clothing housed within it. The Ropero (Spanish for “wardrobe”) comprises customizable interior modules...
For almost 70 years, Sub-Zero has been manufacturing built-in refrigeration systems that blend seamlessly with the latest kitchen cabinetry. In the mid-1990s, the company introduced the first...
Taracea, a family-operated furniture manufacturer in Mexico that specializes in elaborate wooden pieces, released its Gehry collection in April. The line’s parquet chests, coffee tables, nightstands...
This month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the world’s fastest plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Porsche 918 Spyder, is set to officially debut. It will also be one of the most expensive dual-drive vehicles...
Joining the list of luxury hotels offering health and wellness packages, the Trump Hotel Collection (855.878.6700, www.trumphotelcollection.com ) unveiled its new Trump Wellness concept this summer...
Joining the list of luxury hotels offering health and wellness packages, the Trump Hotel Collection (855.878.6700, www.trumphotelcollection.com ) unveiled its new Trump Wellness concept this summer...
In Hasselblad ’s second notable launch of the year, the Swedish camera manufacturer has unveiled a 20.2-megapixel point-and-shoot unit called the Stellar. The news comes on the heels of the company’s...
The 283-room St. Regis Abu Dhabi opened on August 15 with the potential to become the top hotel in the city. Why to Go : Eight years ago the $3 billion gold-and-marble-laden Emirates Palace hotel...
Collectors will remember the city of Venice as the inspiration for the Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin ’s famous San Marco minute repeater. This year, the company’s newest limited-edition minute...
The career of Sandrine Stern, design director at Patek Philippe , spans a period when the traditional Geneva manufacturer transformed itself into a viable, if not enviable, maker of women’s watches...
Another artfully constructed stone wall marks the front edge of the property. After passing through the stone wall’s opening, visitors follow the cobblestone road, which leads to a greeting area with...
Eleven years after the watch’s debut, Louis Vuitton has updated its signature chunky Tambour with an edgy black metal-matrix composite used in Formula 1–caliber racecars. Available on either the...
The 16-month construction of a global headquarters and airport hub for XJet at Dubai World Central’s Aviation City has begun. The new center should be fully operational by December 2014 and will...
Crazy Me is the latest launch from Heesen Yachts , a builder that has made a name for itself by offering a variety of semicustom yachts. From the waterline up to the yacht’s sundeck, and in all of...
As in the recent evolution of men’s swim trunks , the eyewear market has experienced a renaissance of its own this season. With an array of fresh styles and innovative frames, the latest shades will...
Hotel Arts Barcelona is giving guests the chance to explore Spain’s Costa Brava and nearby villages in their choice of a 1986 Rolls-Royce Corniche II Cabrio, a 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, a...
Glenfiddich 50 Year Old, one of the rarest single-malt whiskies ever released by the scotch distillery, will be available to taste for one night only, Wednesday, September 4, at the San Antonio...
Since its debut in 2011, Inspirato has been leading the charge for next-generation destination clubs, offering exceptional homes in exciting locales with little up-front membership costs and no...
The U.S.-based Indian Motorcycle is offering its first collections of new bikes since being acquired by Polaris Industries in 2011. Manufactured in Polaris’s state-of-the-art facilities, which also...
A variant of Jaguar’s new F-Type roadster, called Project 7, was developed as a way to pay homage to the marque’s seven victories at Le Mans between 1951 and 1990. The vehicle, only one of which was...
Automotive buffs will have a new destination this fall, when Canada’s first top-level concours d’elegance makes its debut. Held on September 14 at the Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community in Kemble,...
When the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin was celebrated in July with a display at London’s Kensington Gardens, much of the focus was on cars ranging from the earliest production models to the DBR1...

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