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Raffles opened its new location on the northeastern tip of Praslin, an island in the Seychelles, on February 1. The resort features 86 villas and six dining options. Amenities include an expansive...
Named for a silver prospector who struck it rich in this high-alpine gulch some 130 years ago, the town of Irwin, Colo., sits in a fortuitous weather pocket for skiers. Storms en route from Utah...
Nic Roldan checked on his female friend shortly after arriving in Argen­tina in mid-November. Actually, she is more than just a friend; she is a business partner and at times a confidant. She can be...
Mandarin Oriental in Munich is offering the Car Package for automobile aficionados to preview, tour, and drive some of the great German brands. The four-day excursion begins with two nights at the...
Situated on privately owned Hayman Island, within Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the secluded Hayman Beach Villas offers luxury accommodations and some of the world’s best diving all...
Valentine’s Day gifts from jewelry and watches to chocolates and romantic getaways. Classic with a Twist: Polo Ralph Lauren presents its Slim Classiquetimepiece—the sleek, extra-thin, 18-karat white...
On February 1, Anantara Kihavah Villas opens its secluded retreat in the Republic of the Maldives, a largely untouched, island nation a little more than 400 miles from Sri Lanka. The resort is tucked...
Quark Expeditions , a leader in cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica (and celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011), has just chartered its first luxury vessel, Sea Spirit , for at least three...
In celebration of its centennial anniversary, Switzerland’s Grand Hotel Park Gstaad reopened its doors December 17 after a nine-month renovation. The iconic chalet’s 94 rooms and suites have been...
On December 15, Crans-Montana in the western Swiss Alps welcomed back a classic. Originally opened in 1972, the 60-room Crans Ambassador reemerges after an expansive two-year, multimillion-dollar...
With the launch of this year’s Sojourn , the second in a trio of sister ships, the Yachts of Seabourn continues to expand its concept of intimacy and indulgence at sea, in direct contrast to the...
The Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies officially reopened on December 15, after sustaining substantial damage from Hurricane Omar in 2008. The resort, located on the West Indies island known for...
Sin City’s newest mega resort, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas , which opened December 15, boasts two 50-story towers, which provide breathtaking vantage points of the Strip, and 2,995 rooms, each with...
Pacific Crest Guides in partnership with HeliTahoe is launching Pacific Crest Heli-Guides: Lake Tahoe, Nevada’s first helicopter-ski operation. Skiers and snowboarders will have access to more than...
Opened on December 9, in Park City, Utah, the Montage Deer Valley boasts 154 guest rooms and more than 66 suites and residences. Situated mid-mountain, the Montage offers ski-in/ski-out access to the...
Built in the style of an Alpine village, the 121-room Four Seasons Resort Vail opens December 11 at the mouth of Vail Village. Paying tribute to Colorado’s rustic heritage, guest rooms and suites...
Nguyen Thanh Trung raises his finger in the air to test the wind. "It’s gusty," says Trung, sport coordinator at the Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa in Vietnam, "but we’ll be OK." Trung and I are...
November 15 marked the grand opening of the first luxury resort in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. The St. Regis Lhasa comprises eight acres and offers 150 guest rooms and 12 suites, each incorporating...
The St. Regis group added its 21st property with the opening of the St. Regis Bahía Beach in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, on November 4. Located 25 miles east of San Juan, the 483-acre beachfront resort...
The Setai Fifth Avenue, a 60-story hotel and residential condominium managed by Capella Hotels and Resorts, officially opens November 5 in New York City. Located on Fifth Avenue and 36th Street just...
Scheduled to reopen November 12 after a two-year renovation, the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort in Oracabessa, Jamaica, was originally the Caribbean hideaway of world-renowned author Ian Fleming, best...
After nearly a decade-long restoration, the Falaknuma Palace opened as a Taj hotel in Hyderabad, India, on November 1. Built in 1884, Taj Falaknuma Palace (Falaknuma translates to “Mirror of the Sky...
The Castello di Vicarello , a 12th-century medieval castle in Italy’s Tuscany region that has been transformed into a seven-suite hotel, is offering its entire property for rent the week of November...
On October 19, the Four Seasons opened a location in the heart of Denver’s art and business district. The hotel has 239 rooms and suites as well as 102 private residential units that are decorated in...
The Waikiki Edition, which opens October 15 in Honolulu, is hotelier Ian Schrager’s first venture with Marriott International. Artist and surfer Herbie Fletcher designed the hotel’s reception decor,...
The historic Savoy hotel reopened in London on October 10 after being closed for a three-year renovation. The Fairmont-managed hotel added 38 new suites with sweeping views of the River Thames and...
Under a patch of land in the remote wilderness of Western Australia, geologic conditions produced just the right amount of nitrogen and heat to create pure and exceptionally clear yellow diamonds...
My approach shot to the 15th hole at Mayakoba’s El Camaleón course has caught the greenside bunker. It is not my first time in the sand today. I have been struggling, and now I need to get up and...
When selecting a pro-am tournament, you should consider the obvious (quality of course, strength of field) and the not-so obvious (three rather than four amateurs per pro, walking and caddies, tee...
Gianni Versace’s lavish Casa Casuarina in South Beach, Florida, has been reborn again under the auspices of Miami restaurateur and events visionary Barton G. Weiss. The Villa By Barton G. reclaims...

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