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Most golf getaways in the British Isles focus on the famed courses of Scotland and Ireland. But Celtic cousin Wales has a long, storied history in golf, one that is embarking on an exciting new...
With nine children, 56 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, Jon and Karen Huntsman know all about family. They also have a good sense of what today’s families need: a place devoid of crowds,...
Through his luxuriously long—and immensely popular—documentaries, Ken Burns has shaped our collective knowledge of jazz, the Civil War, national parks, and other thoroughly American subjects. This...
The Setai Club & Spa , which opened in New York’s Financial District earlier this year, caters to busy Wall Street executives with personalized services like the Power Hour, a 45-minute circuit-...
Ocean House, one of New England’s few remaining Victorian-era hotels, reopened in June after a five-year, $140 million reconstruction. Originally built on its bluff-top perch in 1868, the Watch Hill...
Banyan Tree Samui, a collection of 78 pitched-roof villas on the southeastern shore of Koh Samui island, opened in July as the Singapore-based brand’s third hotel in Thailand. Arranged in a horseshoe...
The building at 867 Madison Avenue, known as the Rhinelander mansion, has served practically every purpose except that for which its original owner, Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo, intended it. Waldo did...
Golfers in search of a British Isles–like experience in America generally head to Oregon’s Bandon Dunes and other cool-climate coastal resorts. But some of the United States’ best British-style...
Like its Las Vegas counterpart, Steve Wynn’s new Encore at Wynn Macau is a gilded all-suite adjunct to a larger Wynn hotel next door. Wynn Macau debuted in this gambling-crazed Chinese destination in...
On September 1, the historic Pera Palace Hotel reopens after an extensive two-year restoration project. Originally built in 1895, it was the first luxury hotel in the Ottoman Empire, and the last...
After a year-long renovation, the Matakauri Lodge on New Zealand’s South Island reopens on August 27. The Robertson family, the lodge’s owners, also run the award-winning resorts Kauri Cliffs and the...
The Chatwal Hotel opened August 8 in a 1905 landmark building at 130 West 44th Street in New York’s Theater District. The famed architect and designer Thierry Despont transformed the Art Deco...
While Solio Lodge may have just opened last week, Kenya’s enormous Solio Game Reserve, where it is located, was established back in 1970. The ranch, which encompasses 45,000 acres with a 17,000-acre...
Arizona’s award-winning L’Auberge de Sedona resort has recently completed a year-long $25-million expansion and renovation project, which includes 64 new or remodeled private cottages, 25 redesigned...
As a result of an extensive renovation, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas—arguably the Lone Star State’s best hotel—just got even better. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has combined...
Daniel Boulud—the French-born chef who built his culinary career and restaurant empire in New York—this May opened Bar Boulud, London, at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel. The wine-themed modern...
Set on a rolling tea plantation on the fringe of Nyungwe National Park, Nyungwe Forest Lodge opened its doors in March as the first true luxury resort in Rwanda. The 24-room property, which is tucked...
In 1911, Crans-Montana distinguished itself as a ski destination by hosting the first major downhill racing event in the sport’s history. But it was sun, rather than snow, that first attracted...
Every year, Gail Nissly and her husband, Everett, take an adventurous journey far from their Cincinnati home. The couple—ages 60 and 70, respectively—have white-water rafted from Alaska into the...
For most of the 20th century, Switzerland’s Hôtel du Parc was an exclusive retreat for European nobles and other distinguished guests. The Belle Epoque property—set high above Lake Geneva in the...
Most of Europe’s elite golf courses are clustered in the British Isles and, to a lesser extent, the Iberian Peninsula. Like its joie-de-vivre-centric counterpart Italy, France has always been an...
When the Staples Center opened in downtown Los Angeles in 1999, ticket holders for the venue’s sporting and entertainment extravaganzas had to venture far afield for a good pre- or post-event meal...
Like the surrounding desert, Armani Hotel Dubai derives much of its appeal from its general absence of things. Fashion designer Giorgio Armani, known for his minimalist style, has all but eschewed...
Few entertainments can match the pomp that Thoroughbred racing affords its spectators, as Jack Smith observes in this month’s article on the Maker’s Mark Mile (see "Spirit of 46," page 141). Yet the...
The celebrated Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the Southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes in France has unveiled an exclusive villa that combines a private home with the amenities and services of a luxurious...
The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is tucked away among 27 acres of salt marshes and woodlands on Cape Cod , Massachusetts, with spectacular views of Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. At the...
The Little Nell’s ski concierge assists with tickets, lessons, overnight storage, equipment recommendations, and anything else you need to summit and descend the surrounding terrain. Guests who rise...
Parking valets at the new Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe, abscond with your ski equipment the moment you arrive at the resort. To retrieve your gear, simply stroll down from your room to the...
Virgin Gorda is home to Little Dix Bay, a Rosewood resort on a half-mile crescent beach. The resort is a good spot for a group of families traveling together or for an extended-family vacation...
A tall, smartly dressed man captains the seven-minute ferry between his home island of Antigua and Jumby Bay, the private-island retreat located just offshore. During its $28 million overhaul, the...

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