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The River Liffey, which comes into play on nearly every hole on the Kildare’s challenging Palmer Course, cuts a mile-long path through the 550-acre property, providing a scenic backdrop to the resort...
In the fall of 2005, after a 12-month renovation, the historic Hotel des Bergues reopened as the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. The hotel’s decor borrows its watery palette from the lake: Shades of...
The Inn of the Anasazi offers a distinctly New Mexican blend of Native American and New Age motifs. Native artifacts hang on sandstone walls, Navajo rugs rest on flagstone floors, woven blankets...
Behind its ornate gate, Kasbah Tamadot is a 19th-century pastiche of rose gardens, splashing fountains, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, rooftop terraces, and hidden, curtained alcoves. The...
Each of the 24 rooms at Casa Palmero has a wood-burning fireplace, and several offer private courtyards with hot tubs. Guests of the hotel tend to linger in the common areas, which include a billiard...
The Eden Rock, a fixture on St. Bart’s for nearly six decades, recently added a sleek new wing that more than doubled the number of guest rooms to 33. The pièce de résistance of the renovation is the...
Perched somewhat improbably along a rocky overhang on the Amalfi Coast, Il San Pietro’s 61 guest rooms look down upon the Bay of Naples and the resort’s private beach (accessible by elevator), which...
Auberge Resorts developed its property—zoned fortents and motor homes—as a series of freestanding bungalows (equipped with hidden wheels). Bedrooms and living rooms connect via large wooden decks...
Unlike nearly everything else in Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston Place hotel is neither quaint nor historic. The eight-story structure dates only to the mid-1980s—an era not known for...
After the Biltmore’s $225 million makeover, you won’t find wall-to-wall carpeting or dark, mismatched furnishings, but rather cream stucco buildings with hardwood floors filled with 1920s-era...
Opened in 1990 as the first-ever Four Seasons resort, the Wailea continues to impress guests with its three championship golf courses, unsurpassed service, and detailed nuances (guests traveling with...
Every afternoon, live chamber music and the scents of jasmine and Darjeeling drift through the grand lobby of The Peninsula Hong Kong. Here, surrounded by boutiques and dwarfed by neoclassic columns...
Lesson number one at The Peninsula is that not everyone in Los Angeles works in the entertainment industry. True, half of the customers at the Club Bar—a handsome space with birch-paneled walls and...
Set on three wooded acres in the Southern mansion–filled enclave of River Oaks, the St. Regis Hotel, Houston has a residential ambience that befits its surroundings. Fresh flowers and abstract...
At the center of the Cotton House estate stands an old sugar mill surrounded by gardens and a boot-shaped swimming pool. The resort’s two-bedroom Cotton Hill residence has its own full-size pool (as...
In Dallas, everything is Texas big, from the mall-size store for cowboy boots to the ubiquitous billboards promoting gentlemen’s clubs. To enter the Mansion on Turtle Creek, however, is to step into...
Most of the daytime action at the sun-soaked Copacabana Palace, located across the street from Rio de Janeiro’s popular Copacabana Beach, takes place around the hotel’s majestic swimming pool...
Inspired by the glam of Old Hollywood, this Spanish Colonial–style, beachfront spa offers dazzling views of the Pacific coastline and Santa Ynez mountains. Water is a main feature: Heated infinity-...
Rise early for coffee and Viennese pastries in Hotel Sacher Wien’s garden-view café, and you may witness Austrian men in white tie and tails and women in evening gowns perpetuating the prior evening’...
Given the Ritz-Carlton’s location in the famously tolerant city of San Francisco, it is not surprising that the property welcomes a wide range of guests. Most of the animals that stay at the 16-year-...
The decor in the Four Seasons Hotel Austin’s lobby pairs replicas of battle-worn Republic of Texas flags with a cast-iron chandelier dripping with New Age quartz crystals. And while its facade,...
Sharp observers will notice that the panel of buttons in The Peninsula Chicago’s elevators excludes not just the 13th floor, but also the 7th. The latter omission was an effort by the Hong Kong–based...
The historic Hotel Caruso, Orient-Express Hotels’ fourth property in Italy, incorporates the excavated remains of an 11th-century palace, a colonnade that dates to the 17th century, and buildings and...
The promotional literature provided in the villas at the Mansion at MGM Grand mentions the property’s “legendary wishing well.” The text fails to explain what makes the water feature so renowned—or...
Since 1867, the Amstel has been a fixture on the banks of its namesake river in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The hotel became an InterContinental property in 1981 and since has reduced the number of...
In a first-floor hallway at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, a black-and-white photo shows cowboy singer Gene Autry signing into the hotel while his horse, Champion, and human guests look...
Privately owned and absent from any maps, Indigo Island guards the identities of its clients as closely as it does its exact location in the Exumas. Indigo’s centerpiece is a hilltop pavilion with a...
Located in Old Port, the oldest section of Quebec City, the Auberge Saint-Antoine consists of a collection of former warehouses and apartment buildings that were restored and opened in phases...
Every year in the months leading up to September, the Windsor Arms becomes the most coveted reservation in Canada, as attendees of Toronto’s International Film Festival (TIFF) vie for Accommodations...
Parrot Cay’s timber-clad beach villas and houses, which line the dunes that extend from the main hotel, have screened porches and wooden decks overlooking the seascape. The interiors are all white...

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