Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons Hotel New York "Ty Warner is a Virgo; he’s completely obsessed with details," says architect/ designer Peter Marino. "I’m a Leo, very much a big-picture person, and that’s a good...
During his brief reign as emperor of Mexico in the mid-1860s, Austrian-born Maximilian I ordered the construction of a wide boulevard that would traverse the country’s capital in the same fashion...
When the U.S. military closed its supply base on the South Pacific island of Bora Bora after World War II, many American personnel reportedly were hesitant to leave, and some had to be removed by...
The recent surge of residential development in downtown Seattle is part of mayor Greg Nickel’s plan to create a vibrant, walkable urban core. The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Seattle (...
The healing power of mineral-rich deep-sea water is harnessed at Algotherm’s Deep Ocean Spa Bora Bora ( www.boraboraspa.interconti.com ) in the new Inter-Continental resort that opened last year in...
By the time the torch ceremony commences the XXIX Olympiad in August 2008, China’s capital will be home to several upscale hotels. Following are our picks for the 10 most promising places to stay...
A golf makeover for four that begins with a custom club fitting at the Ely Callaway Performance Center in Carlsbad, Calif. Seven return trips to the center for instruction, club alterations, and...
Cabdrivers, bellboys, and even randomly encountered people on the streets of Langkawi will tell you about the legend of Mahsuri, a 19th-century princess whose husband, after believing a false...
Three chinese men, each burly, poker-faced, and dressed in black, shuffle to one side of the bullet elevator as Steve Kok and I pass through the door. As we ascend to the 21 Club, the VIP rooms on...
Now that four seasons completed a $50 million renovation of its Manele Bay resort (808.565.2000, www.fourseasons.com ) on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, the hotel chain has begun extensive work on...
Bill Fischer, founder and president of Fischer Travel Enterprises in New York, advises some of the world’s most discerning travelers. His approximately 500 clients pay a $10,000 annual retainer (and...
Parisians have a term—les palais, or the palaces—for their city’s finest hotels. Bestowed upon a select few properties in the first and eighth arrondissements, the designation reflects the residents...
On St. Thomas’ Great Bay beach, a personal concierge delivers sparkling water to a woman sunbathing where the sand meets the surf, mere steps from her suite. In Jupiter, Fla., a caddie concierge...
The Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston (617.338.4400, www.fourseasons.com/boston ) would have been the perfect setting for Robert McCloskey when he wrote Make Way for Ducklings. The...
The Mansion at MGM Grand Las Vegas Just off the Strip in Sin City is a little corner of heaven. In a city that blends a Manhattan skyline and an Eiffel Tower, an 18th-century Tuscan palazzo is more...
North Island A natural state of mind in the Seychelles. As your chopper descends onto North Island, it is hard to imagine that this sanctuary in the Seychelles was, until quite recently, abandoned...
The Grove A modern classic at England’s finest new resort. Kyle Phillips’ work at Kingsbarns, neighbor to hallowed St. Andrews, has been universally hailed as an almost perfect modern example of the...
The problem with vacation homes is that they are often best enjoyed during a specific season of the year, and you must endure the drudgery of setting them up at the dawn of the season and shutting...
It’s All About View There will soon be a refreshing new way to view the world’s most famous skyline. Scheduled to open in October, the Mandarin Oriental New York, located on the upper floors of the...
Dawn was just breaking over the Paris skyline as my limousine moved down the Champs-Elysées and turned onto a quiet, tree-lined side street before slowing to a stop in front of an elegant, white...
The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, which opened in October adjacent to Tokyo Station, is a perfect base from which to experience the city’s energy and vigor. Occupying five floors of Pacific...
A home-cooked meal is a source of comfort rarely found while traveling. However, the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has successfully fused home and hotel by installing a high-end kitchen...
Test your sea legs on the newly launched Island Explorer at the Four Seasons’ 12-acre private island resort. The unique cruise experience—limited to 22 passengers—presents a rare opportunity for...
Reconstructing the top floors of the Four Seasons Hotel New York (212.758.5700, www.fourseasons.com ) is of personal interest to renowned architect I.M. Pei. Now retired, the 85-year-old Pei, perhaps...
When traveling in style next year, you’ll have a host of fresh and intriguing choices to choose from. Fine luxury hotels are opening and reopening in exotic desti-nations such as Chile and Hungary,...
In 1999, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita made its debut in Mexico, and it has since become the star of the country’s Pacific Coast. Golfers came first, for the chance to play on the world’s only...
If you have ever tried to pack too many sights into a 12-day trip, you know how vital it is to build “vacation time” into your vacations. In South America, there is a place that provides nothing but...

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