Europe - Spain and Portugal

The stars, planets and galaxies appear close enough to touch, or so it seems with the new stargazing program at Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the historic hotel and winery located in a 12th century abbey surrounded by vineyards in Spain’s Duero wine growing region, will reopen with impressive momentum.
The exclusive abbey hotel and winery dating from 1146 in Spain’s Duero wine region is opening a nurturing and innovative sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness.
Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the exclusive abbey hotel and winery dating from 1146, is calling on food and wine lovers to experience the “Gourmet Bliss” package.
The exclusive abbey hotel and winery in Spain’s Duero wine region is 900 years old, but it’s Europe’s first hotel to offer guests the hottest new technology of 2014.
The Mandarin Oriental Barcelona opened in 2009 on the city’s bustling Passeig de Gràcia shopping avenue.
This summer, Hotel Arts Barcelona will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an ambitious tapas feast prepared by 22 of Spain’s most acclaimed chefs, who have earned at their respective restaurants a...
Hotel Arts Barcelona is offering a unique opportunity to experience three of the region’s hottest two- and three-Michelin-starred restaurants—El Celler de Can Roca, Girona; Miramar, Llanca; and Les...
ENGLAND Coworth Park ASCOT With its swan-shaped table bases... MORE FRANCE Cap Estel EZE Near Monaco on the Côte d’Azur, this 114-year-old seaside mansion on five palm-fringed acres offers 28...
Madrid’s Villa Magna is offering VIP access to the city’s famed Prado Museum, along with expert art guides, and insight into Spain’s rich art history. Priced from $14,560 a night, the Prado package...
The GIFT A four-day visit for three couples to Oporto, Portugal, hosted by the Fladgate Partnership. A dinner featuring Taylor Fladgate vintage ports from 1924, 1928, 1935, 1963, 1977, and 1994;...
A 100-acre speck in Spain’s Balearic Islands, Tagomago is arguably the Mediterranean’s most exclusive exclusive-use rental. The island retreat, set a half mile off the east coast of Ibiza, opened to...
Across the Douro River from the medieval heart of Porto, the Vila Nova de Gaia neighborhood houses a dozen warehouse-like port lodges along the waterfront. Installed during the 1700s, the lodges have...
Speckled with vineyards, cork trees, and little else, Portugal’s Alentejo wine region recently welcomed an appropriately spartan resort. L’and Vineyards, which opened in April, is a sleek 22-suite...
Have you received your invitation from Lord Fink? The one to the world’s biggest party ever? On September 15, British financier Lord Stanley Fink and his business partner, David Johnstone, are...
The 24-room Cap Rocat resort opened in June inside a converted 19th-century military fortress along Majorca’s Bay of Palma. Set on a peninsula 15 minutes from the city of Palma—capital of Spain’s...
Rebuilt in the Renaissance era, the hacienda is adorned with Spanish Baroque and sleek contemporary furniture, vaulted ceilings, and sweeping frescoes. Rooms overlook the lush Parisian and Persian...
Guests rising from a night’s sleep at Lapa Palace should expect a certain amount of disorientation. The hotel, set high on one of Lisbon’s seven hills, is within walking distance of the Portuguese...
Early in the 20th century, Spanish King Alfonso XIII assembled a group of investors to build Madrid’s first grand hotel, a palace in the vein of the Ritz in London and Paris. The group enlisted the...
Even in a city renowned for the colorful, free-form architecture of Antonio Gaudí and his compatriots, the glass-and-steel Hotel Arts stood out as an instant landmark when it rose on the Barcelona...
A dietary practice known for its privations—no caffeine, dairy, refined sugar, chemical additives, or nightshades (such as eggplant and tomato)—seems an unlikely basis for a destination spa. But...
The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, opened in November in a former bank building on the city’s main shopping avenue, Passeig de Gràcia, within walking distance of such sights as Casa Milá and Casa...
For his love of water, not wine, Diogo Vaz Guedes, founder of the Aquapura hotel group, selected Portugal’s Douro River Valley as the location for his firm’s first resort. Vaz Guedes believes water...
As they migrate between Africa and northern Europe each spring and fall, flocks of flamingos stop to rest at a natural lake on the golf course at Hotel Villa Padierna in Marbella, Spain. Generations...
Diners in the second-floor restaurant at Marqués de Riscal’s new hotel in Elciego, Spain, can descend in one of three elevators—built into the main pillars that support the Frank Gehry–designed...
The Macallan distillery is offering an intriguing seven-day trip that will take you and a guest from Spain to Scotland to show you how whisky becomes the Macallan. The trip will begin with a first-...
Usually, the less said about bathrooms the better, but those of the St. Regis Mardavall Resort Mallorca on Spain’s Mallorca Island provide vivid examples of the resort’s attention to detail. The...