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  1. When P.B. Dye first arrived at the site for his Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, he found soil that was better suited for highways than it was for fairways. “It would have made a good roadbed,” he...
  2. Writers frequently employ masculine adjectives—brawny, rugged, strapping—to describe golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Such terms certainly apply to the new Sunday River Golf Club, a...
  3. Amanyara is proof that Amanresorts’ contemporary Asian style applies equally well to settings far from the Singapore-based chain’s homeland. Located along the west coast of Providenciales in Turks...
  4. Kasbah Tamadot, the latest addition to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Limited Edition resort group, stands in Morocco’s Asni Valley, a place where ghostly, thousand-year-old villages cling to the...
  5. The Maldives island of Reethi Rah was less than half its current size before One&Only Resorts arrived on its shores. The luxury resort chain, which opened the One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah...
  6. If Madinat Jumeirah were in Las Vegas, the resort’s “old Arabia” theme might seem contrived, if not downright tacky. But in Dubai, which was part of old Arabia, the 867-room property’s flying-carpet-...
  7. St. Bart’s is the French West Indies isle of intime, where Parisian film stars stretch out on sugar-sand beaches in sunglasses, tanning oil, and little else. Le Sereno, a resort of 37 suites and...
  8. Adirondack Great Camps defined rustic opulence in the early 20th century, a role the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, N.Y., could rightfully assume for the 21st. Joe Barile, the lodge’s owner and a...
  9. A 24-foot-tall projection screen shaped like a human head rises above a reflection pond outside Wynn Las Vegas’ Daniel Boulud Brasserie. The screen is dark as Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake plays over the...
  10. Just as Mandarin Oriental closed its 43-year-old flagship hotel in Hong Kong for a yearlong overhaul in December 2005, the company opened a sleeker, smaller, and decidedly more high-tech property...

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