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The Mara Safari Club, Kenya’s most famous retreat, is a haven of the mid-century jet set that was founded in 1959 by William Holden, one of Hollywood’s most charismatic figures. Regular guests at the...
Intercontinental’s first resort in the United States brings a bit of Andalusia to the Arizona desert. Modeled after villages in southern Spain, the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in...
Six years ago, Leslie Schlesinger, the high-energy perfectionist from Tiburon, California, embarked on a room-by-room renovation of Palm Beach's Brazilian Court Hotel, a 1920s-era property, after...
Before Steve Wynn opened Encore, interior designer Roger Thomas described the resort as “Wynn Las Vegas’ little sister who went to Macao and came back to Las Vegas a little more grown up.” It was, in...
A decade after the end of the Troubles that divided Northern Ireland in two, the region’s stability has sparked a boom in tourism and tourist developments. Among the many signs of this prosperity and...
Although the ski slopes of Grindelwald and Wengen are less than an hour away, Victoria-Jungfrau’s high season is the summer, when polychrome sails glide along the bookend lakes, and the mountains...
Each of the Old Course Hotel’s 35 suites affords views of the golf course, the ocean, and the town of St. Andrews, and some have balconies that are close enough to the 17th hole for guests to hear...
A marble replica of Michelangelo’s Bacchus welcomes guests to the courtyard lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. The Florence hotel features Renaissance-era reproductions and original artworks...
Set on a forested hill above the city, Uma Paro’s tiered roofs and intricate window treatments and woodwork mimic the ancient monastery Drukgyel Dzong. The resort appears to have been part of the...
Situated at the end of a private peninsula, at the convergence of the Mediterranean and the Maritime Alps, Le Cap consists of only eight guest rooms and 12 suites. The suites are massive (some more...
Straying from Amanresorts’ less-is-more aesthetic, the Aman at Summer Palace abounds with brightly lacquered imperial furnishings. The Beijing hotel is set within century-old buildings adjacent to a...
Each of Twin Farms’ 20 cottages, cabins, rooms, and homes contains unique temptations that discourage venturing outside. The Aviary has a hot tub that abuts a fireplace and a huge window that looks...
Nearly everything at the 113-room Landmark Mandarin Oriental—designed by Adam Tihany and located in the heart of the Hong Kong’s financial district—ope Rates via the push of a button. At a touch, you...
The St. Regis Singapore is the first major luxury hotel to be built on this tiny island nation in 10 years. Though it strives to meet the global business traveler’s every need, the 229-room property...
The Sanctuary dates to 2004, but the resort is fashioned to resemble an antebellum mansion with wide-plank walnut floors (placed on sleepers in such a way that they creak underfoot). Beyond its...
Few hotels better represent recent social, political, cultural, and economic changes than the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, which opened in July 2007 within spying distance of Red Square, the Kremlin, and...
It took the Rosso family, the owners of several small, exclusive hotels in Italy, several years to convince Milan’s city government to approve their plans to develop the Town House Galleria. Beyond...
Anchored by a mansion that has been refurbished in a modern Asian style, the seven-acre estate includes a swimming pool, a pool house, and a beach and dock on the river. The River House’s five suites...
Visitors arrive at The Peninsula Tokyo in green Rolls-Royce Phantoms, the Hong Kong–based hotel group’s signature cars. Managers then usher their guests into the hotel’s cavernous lobby, where...
Feeling at home is the theme at the Point, an Adirondack Great Camp resort on New York’s Upper Saranac Lake. Mention your desire to paddle on the lake, and a picnic basket might be waiting for you in...
Located 26 miles south of Cancún, the Mandarin occupies a mile-long, 150-yard-wide sliver of land that stretches from the region’s main highway to the Caribbean Sea. Reflecting pools line a thatch-...
A canopied boat ferries guests across the lake to the resort, which, in the style of a Rajasthani palace, features soaring pavilions, thick wooden and brass doors, and giant cupolas inlaid with lapis...
Ever-elusive hotelier Christina Ong (Metropolitan London and Bangkok, Parrot Cay and Cocoa Island) took over this secluded property in 2005, transforming it into one of Bali’s first and most lavish...
Paratiho’s hub is a palatial main lodge with a spa, lounge, and library inside and a croquet lawn, putting green, and infinity pool outside. Flanking the lodge are the resort’s six one-bedroom suites...
The Hideaway’s bamboo-shuttered villas, which are scattered throughout the property, feature floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open to let night breezes and ocean noises inside. The Presidential...
Salmon fishing and sailing on Lake Wakatipu is possible just steps from the main lodge at Blanket Bay, an intimate alpine resort set on 65,000 acres on New Zealand’s South Island. Guests at Blanket...
Though sublime, the 17 intricately painted ceilings and frescoes of Villa Feltrinelli are overshadowed by the mesmerizing ambience of the grounds themselves. Towering 150-year-old magnolias display...
Bicycles (provided free of charge to Palmetto Bluff guests) are the vehicles of choice for exploring this 20,000-acre property. The resort, which shares the expansive tract with a golf club, a small...
The Four Seasons, located in the Mae Rim Valley 20 minutes from Chiang Mai, consists of a collection of pavilions arranged in the manner of one of the region’s small hillside villages. Instead of a...
After a three-year, $150 million renovation, San Ysidro Ranch remains entrenched in both town and country, as a hike from the 114-year-old Montecito, California, resort attests. The Ranch is bordered...

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