New & Noteworthy

The Cigarette Racing Team has launched two new powerboats: the 42 ' Huntress and 38 ' Top Gun 90+ MPH ( www.cigaretteracing.com ). The former, an all-new center-console design, combines Cigarette’s...
When demand for jets plummeted during the recession, aircraft manufacturers delayed development and production of new models.
To boost both model and brand, Bentley has eviscerated the Bentley Continental GT and replaced its thunderous W-12 with a lighter, smarter, thriftier V-8 engine. Yet can this much less really be that...
Cirrus Aircraft, manufacturer of the SR22 personal piston plane, a repeat Robb Report Best of the Best selection, is adding a personal jet to its lineup. The company, which is based in Duluth, Minn...
Members of the Robb Report Private Aviation Advisory Board chose the aircraft recognized in this section based largely on each of the models’ performance, availability, average price on the secondary...
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa was letting loose during the opening weekend of its new spa facility, Miraval Life in Balance with Clarins, in May. Owners Steve and Jean Case were there (Steve...
The Park Hyatt Sydney has never lacked for location. Set in the historic Rocks neighborhood between two of Australia’s best-known landmarks—the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge—the 22...
If not good times, these are at least better times in Wichita, Kan., home of Bombardier Learjet, Cessna Aircraft, and other business-jet and personal-aircraft makers.
Philippe Bourguignon, CEO of the Denver-based destination club Exclusive Resorts, has nothing against hotels. Nor does he deny the allure of renting a vacation home. But Bourguignon—whose company...
The newest hotel in London’s Knightsbridge neighborhood is no grande dame in traditional garb. Slick and seductive—and Italian to the core—Bulgari Hotel & Residences London opened in May with no...
In 1985, the firm of Marchesi Antinori introduced to the marketplace what certainly ranks among viticulture’s oddest offerings: a nonvintage red wine known as Secentenario. Comprising the finest lots...
When he was young, John Hendricks was fascinated, as boys often are, with wildlife, dinosaurs, space, automobiles, and adventure. His favorite TV shows were Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Walter...
During John Herzog’s first year with his father’s Manhattan brokerage firm, Herzog & Co., the most significant trade he made involved a defunct stake in a 19th-century railroad. It was 1959, and...
No other metropolis enjoys Paris’s particular reputation as a center of style and culture. Yet the City of Light, which serves as the backdrop for this month’s fashion feature (see " Man About Town...
The story line could have been lifted from a fable, or perhaps a Mel Brooks film: During the renovation of a venerable Moscow mansion in 1990, workers opened up a wall and discovered a cache of old...
It was a spectacle of otherworldly beauty, a celestial dance of shooting comets and blazing meteorites. If Chanel designed the universe—and for one night at the planetarium at Paris’s Musée du quai...
If golf architect Pete Dye ever decides to retire, Teeth of the Dog will lead his legacy. More than 40 years after it opened in 1971, the magnificent seaside layout (think Pebble Beach with palm...
In a quiet village outside Paris, a small group of craftsmen slices strips of wood by hand, while other workers meticulously hammer tiny brass nails one by one. Nearby, sewers are joining swaths of...
Purebred Arabian horses graze among groves of palm trees at the new Selman Marrakech, a sprawling Moorish-style palace that opened in May at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. The resort’s owner, a...
Like most industries, private aviation is cyclical and susceptible to the vagaries of the economy and other worldwide forces. It plummeted during the recession and now, as the economy recovers, it...
The Barnes Foundation is not the only Philadelphia institution reveling in a glorious second life. Le Bec Fin, the city’s top French restaurant for more than 40 years, reopened this summer with a new...
Packing more horsepower than any previous Viper—or any other SRT production model—the 2013 SRT Viper ( www.drivesrt.com ) will arrive in showrooms later this year following the model’s two-year...
Though California’s Napa Valley has a reputation for producing some the world’s finest red wines, Robert Mondavi, the region’s most celebrated vintner, achieved his first success with a white grape,...
After more than a decade of distractions following its bizarre transformation into a BMW Group subsidiary in 1998, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is standing tall and breathing evenly. The company is feeling...
Photography by David Roemer; Styling by Christopher Campbell; Photographed at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris At the turn of the 20th century, Paris was the epicenter of a new modernism that shook up...
The iPhone’s limited audio capabilities inspired the V-Moda Vamp ( www.v-moda.com ), a $650 device that transforms Apple’s smartphones into high-fidelity music players without adding much bulk...
1916 Hispano-Suiza Type 32 Collapsible Brougham A now-defunct Spanish marque that was founded at the beginning of the 20th century, Hispano-Suiza gained renown as a manufacturer of exceptional...
When he is working on a new product, Wolfgang Dürheimer, the tailored, urbane 53-year-old chairman of the Bentley and Bugatti brands, likes to develop a story around it. In the case of Bentley’s SUV...
Centuries-old glassmakers Riedel and Baccarat continue to reshape our notion of glassware. In September, the Champagne house Krug, through a partnership with Riedel, will begin offering a curved...
Instead of adorning its timepieces with precious stones, Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet uses dials made of polished stone for its Treasures of the World Collection ( www.louismoinet.com ). Australian...

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