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Following the flight from Buenos Aires, visitors to the Four Seasons Resort Carmelo in Uruguay sip lemongrass iced tea from ceramic tumblers while checking into their bi-level suites. Heated slate...
Trisara’s various water features flow throughout tropical gardens at the resort, which stretches along a cliff above a private beach on the Andaman Sea. Each of the villas and 18 suites has a...
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 of the Wakaya Club—the only resort on the 2,200-acre private isle in the Koro Sea—spend their days swimming and kayaking near the shoreline, snorkeling and scuba diving along the surrounding...
Outside the Cliveden House, a stone terrace leads to a 1,000-yard parterre and the estate’s 376 acres of formal gardens and parklands. The Water Garden, the centerpiece of which is a pagoda built for...
This high-luxe, over-water spa, designed by noted spa developer Sylvia Sepielli, opened in 2002 to much acclaim. Although the concept was to preserve Malaysia’s three-tiered (ayurveda, Chinese...
Rising from the rustic landscape at the edge of the New Forest, a leisurely drive from Stonehenge near the Hampshire coast, is England’s definitive country-house hotel, Chewton Glen. The 58-room...
From Punta Mita’s lobby, paths bordered by fragrant landscaping lead to a series of two- and three-story red-tile-roof buildings on the hillsides above the bay. Most of the rooms and suites inside...
First opened as a restaurant in 1953, the Château de la Chèvre d’Or has evolved over the years into a 33-room resort. Nine of the property’s Accommodations are apartments located within the village...
The Bulgari is perched like a stone fortress on a windswept precipice more than 500 feet above the Indian Ocean. To access the nearly mile-long beach at the foot of the cliff, you descend in a glass...
Following an afternoon of shopping and museum-hopping in Venice, Italy, Cipriani guests can retreat to the serenity of a 78-degree saltwater pool. The property’s gardens provide a quiet location for...
The Arlberg Hospiz, in the tiny Alpine town of St. Christoph, plays the Austrian formula to perfection: The staff is mostly native and wears traditional garb, the interiors are warm and woody, and...
Amanpuri’s setting—atop a cliff that rises 130 feet over Pansea Beach—affords spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and, incidentally, helped protect the property during the 2004 tsunami that struck...
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...
You enter the sole treatment room at Hôtel Le St-James’ spa through a curved steel door that locks electronically. Once past the industrial-grade barrier, however, you are surrounded by the old world...
Calvinist missionaries from Europe nearly wiped out surfing in the 19th century, when they forced Hawaiian natives, who were the sport’s primary practitioners at the time, to desist from such...
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...

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