Europe

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...
Although fall means an end to the golf season across much of North America, things are just starting to heat up at Fairmont’s award-winning, warm-weather destinations. Inventive golf vacation...
The Four Seasons opened a 183-room hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, this summer, situated next to St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace, and the Hermitage museum (from $450 per night). Built in...
Aria Hotels, a specialist in authentic Greek hospitality in the country’s lesser-known hideaways has added the Elatos Resort & Health Club to its collection of boutique hotels and villas.
The country sport of deer stalking is a time-honored tradition in the Scottish Highlands. Unlike many forms of hunting, in which participants wait in hiding for their prey, stalkers in Scotland...
The celebrated Parisian hotel Le Bristol unveiled its newly renovated garden, offering guests a peaceful refuge in the city. With 13,000 square feet, the garden is an ideal location for cocktails,...
After embarking on a $28 million renovation, the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, has unveiled 37 new guest rooms and two suites in its Palace Wing, with an additional 61 rooms to be...
Following a 24-month construction process, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts unveils the exquisite “Costa Smeralda Villa Collection” at Hotel Pitrizza and Hotel Romazzino on Sardinia’s...
Rocco Forte’s Hotel Astoria, in St. Petersburg, Russia, has unveiled its elegant new Czar’s Suite in celebration of the hotel’s 100th anniversary this year. Designed by Olga Polizzi, the brand’s...
The Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park , a country house–style hotel and spa in Ascot, England, is offering a new package designed to give guests a taste of British royalty. Called “A Royal Life at...
Scotland’s Royal Dornoch Golf Club has long been considered one of the world’s great courses. But the location of the Old Tom Morris design—in the remote Highlands county of Sutherland—has kept the...
Le Marche, Italy Most visitors to central Italy stay in Tuscany and Umbria, but those who prefer the road less traveled may find Le Marche more to their liking. Near the hill town of Treia, Le Marche...
From the olive groves and rolling vineyards that surround its stone walls to the Rubelli silks and Carrara marble that fill its rooms, Hotel Castello di Casole is perhaps Tuscany’s most authentic...
Opened in 1913, the Hotel Le Negresco occupies the pole position on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, a scenic boulevard that follows the city’s coastline along the Bay of Angels. Capped with a pink-...
The majestic hotels that gleam like beacons of refuge amid the bustling boulevards of the world’s metropolises entice the traveler with their picturesque panoramas and storied pasts (see “The Robb...
Travelers have any number of hotel ratings systems at their disposal, offering stars, diamonds, and even crowns to compare properties from Dubai to Des Moines. More often than not, however, such...
Situated in one of Paris’s most stylish neighborhoods, between Avenue Montaigne and Avenue George-V, the Marignan Paris is the first hotel designed by Pierre Yovanovitch, the French interior designer...
Set on the Thames riverfront in a sprawling Victorian-era Belle Epoque building, the Corinthia...
In 19th-century Vienna, anybody who was anybody lived near Hofburg palace, the Habsburg family’s royal residence on the Austrian capital’s Ringstrasse. With the recent opening of the Ritz-Carlton,...
For its inaugural property in Europe, the Hong Kong–based Peninsula Hotels has taken on a century-old Beaux-Arts building located steps from the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The...
With the opening of his Hotel Monteverdi, Michael Cioffi is something of a minority stakeholder in the town of Castiglioncello del Trinoro. The American attorney and developer, who in 2010 completed...
"Can i take a picture of your iris?" naturopath Louise Westra asked as I arrived at her office at the Gleneagles resort in Perthshire, Scotland. It was not the first question I expected to hear at a...
After studying hotel management in Switzerland, Jeanette Mix returned to her hometown of Stockholm, Sweden, intent on opening a boutique hotel. In 2007, she and her husband acquired an early-20th-...
Over the past two decades, Quark Expeditions has led the way in polar travel with a fleet of seven ice-classed vessels and a selection of more than 20 unique adventures—including twice-annual voyages...
Dutch liner Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has added a unique 17-day journey through Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk this summer, which cruises through the rarely traveled Kuril, Shantar, and Malminskie islands and...
The A-Star B3’s rotors thumped rhythmically and whipped faint clouds of powdery snow around the group huddled close to the ground. For a moment the blustery peak was cloaked in a cacophony of...
Centrally located near the Kremlin and Red Square, the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya opened this month with 203 rooms (from $850 per night), including three penthouse suites (price upon request...
in the minds of Western observers, Moscow seems to embody Russia’s dark past, bustling present, and hopeful future. Yet, over the course of two centuries, this ancient capital vied for supremacy with...
Hôtel Le Bristol occupies an enviable position among Paris’ palace hotels. For one, the establishment is owned by Germans, the Oetker family, who ensure that the 85-year-old property runs like...

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