New & Noteworthy

When the Tata Group took Land Rover off Ford’s hands back in 2008, the future for the venerable British automaker seemed a little murky. Fuel prices were on the rise and sales of serious sport-...
Following an extensive renovation, Aspen’s historic Hotel Jerome reopened on December 14. Though some of its original features remain—including the antique front desk and atrium—the over 120-year-old...
The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto has opened a 55-story tower with 217 guest rooms and 42 suites starting at about $550 per night. This tower and an adjacent 26-story building houses 210 whole-owned...
The menswear item of the moment is the sweater jacket, says Eric Jennings, a vice president and the fashion director for Saks Fifth Avenue. The new style, which quickly became a top seller at Saks...
To avoid the postholiday blues, the Bardessono Hotel and Spa in Yountville, Calif., is offering a food-and-wine getaway for 12 couples from January 24 to 27. Priced at $8,500 per couple, the four-day...
Situated on a cliff overlooking the bay of Cape Panwa in Thailand, just a short walk from a stretch of private beach, the Regent Phuket Cape Panwa opens this month. The property has 105 contemporary-...
The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, operated by the U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, has released a new flight card for the holidays that provides travel benefits and perks with Executive Golfer,...
The Marti Istanbul Hotel has opened in Taksim, Istanbul, right in the center of the cultural and commercial section of this ancient Turkish city. The property has 270 rooms and suites, and two...
Dressing-up for a black-tie event is oftentimes fraught with anxiety for many men, who find the old-fashioned tuxedo a bit dated or confining. In response to this dilemma, the online men’s fashion...
The industrial designer David Weeks , known for his signature lighting fixtures, is venturing into new media. He has unveiled two rug designs in conjunction with the distributor Christopher Farr. The...
Harkening back to days when leading Swiss brands would often produce watches in conjunction with major retailers, Patek Philippe is celebrating its unusually long association with Tiffany & Co...
Banyan Tree Lang Cô and Angsana Lang Cô have opened on the central southern coast of Vietnam in Lang Cô Bay. These sister resorts are situated on pristine beaches with expansive views of the nearby...
InterContinental London Westminster opened in November with 256 rooms and suites, many of which offer expansive views of the nearby New Scotland Yard and Westminster Abbey. Located in the heart of...
Seabourn is entering new territory with a series of four 21- and 24-day voyages sailing between Valparaíso, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Antarctica. Reservations are open now for the...
Twelve at Hengshan, a Luxury Collection hotel, has opened in Shanghai, making it the brand’s fourth property in China. Situated on the tree-lined Hengshan Road, the hotel offers a quiet oasis in the...
The jewelry designer Kimberly McDonald , known for her imaginative use of geodes set with diamonds and gemstones, is using the same colorful and intriguing rocks in a new collection of home...
Exclusive Resorts —a members-only destination club with private residences around the world—is offering a special trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans with VIP tickets, along with a one-year...
Feadship has launched a sleek, minimalist 256-foot (78.2-meter) all-aluminum, fully custom motor yacht named Venus from its yard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. And while this is as much information as...
For the man who has everything, Brioni has created an exclusive fabric woven with 24-karat gold thread that is being used for a series of limited-edition three-piece suits. The delicate gold threads...
One of Manhattan’s favorite Italian eateries, Il Buco, is offering foodies and skiers a unique opportunity this winter to travel with its staff to Courchevel 1850 in the French Alps for a food-and-...
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the automotive world’s most famous rectangle. Currently soldiering through its 34th year of production, the square-jawed Geländewagen debuted with military aim back in...
The big news in the TV world during the past year was the debut of 4K TVs, which manufacturers Sony and LG began shipping in October. (Rumor has it that Samsung will unveil its 4K foray at the...
Singita Mara River Tented Camp has opened in the northernmost tip of Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The property can accommodate up to 16 guests in its eco-sensitive and solar-powered tents (...
Everyone knows that the tropics are fertile, but few suspected that the balmy city of Miami Beach could yield a bumper crop of art fairs until Art Basel Miami Beach took root 10 years ago. Ironically...
The newest offering from Strut—a San Clemente, Calif.–based purveyor of luxury automobile accessories—is a departure from its usual selection of grilles and wheels. The Strut Launchport is an iPad...
Attention die-hard cyclists: Trek Travel , the Wisconsin-based company that organizes cycling vacations worldwide, is giving 20 people the chance to participate in the world’s first mountain bike...
The national Institute of Medicine estimates that $750 billion is lost each year to wasteful or excessive healthcare spending. This sum includes excess administrative costs, inflated prices,...
For the new model year, Moto Guzzi has tinkered with its V7 lineup of retro-style road bikes, revamping or revising each of the three models. The 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer ( www.motoguzzi.com ) is an...
The 55-foot Azimut 55S ( www.azimutyachts.com ) is the first boat in the Azimut Benetti Group’s S series of sport cruisers to employ Volvo’s triple IPS pod-drive propulsion system. The system is...

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