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Hoshinoya Okinawa has opened on Taketomi Island—a remote, 6-mile-perimeter island and national park located off the main island of Okinawa, Japan. Hoshinoya Okinawa is the island’s first full-service...
Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville has reopened after an extensive restoration to its interiors. The hotel has 151 rooms and suites that still feature the original 1920s architecture, three restaurants, a...
Most spa treatments are geared toward women, but now some of the country’s top hotel spas have developed experiences exclusively for men. Here is a sampling of six spas across the United States and...
Castello di Casole—a 10th-century castle-turned-hotel set in the Tuscan countryside—opened on July 1. Located 45 minutes outside Florence, the 4,200-acre private estate features the 41-suite hotel (...
Southern Californians can practice skiing year-round with the opening of SkyTech Sport in Beverly Hills. The German company’s first U.S. outpost, SkyTech offers two large ski and snowboard simulators...
Throughout Windsor Castle’s almost 1,000-year history, a public event has never been allowed inside the royal palace’s walls—until now. The first-ever Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance, from...
Ett Hem, a 12-room historic townhouse in Stockholm, Sweden, has opened as a private hotel (from about $550 per room per night). As an alternative to the standard hotel experience, Ett Hem provides...
Surrounded by the East China Sea, the Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa opened in Japan’s Okinawa prefecture, a long rope of islands that stretches from southern Japan to Taiwan. Situated within the Kise Country...
As summer hits its stride on the Maine coast, Inn by the Sea on Cape Elizabeth, just south of Portland, provides several reasons for guests to visit this alluring part of the Pine Tree State. Last...
Gaya Island Resort opened on July 1 on the shores of Pulau Gaya, the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park conservation area off the coast of Borneo. It has 121 stand-alone villas (...
SLS Hotel South Beach opened in the former Ritz Plaza Hotel last month, featuring 130 guest rooms and 10 villas with views of the beach and the city skyline. For dining, the hotel features the Bazaar...
Nomadic Expeditions —known for its adventure trips through Tibet, China, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Siberia—celebrates its 20th anniversary with a unique trip through its home country of Mongolia. The...
Jumeirah Group’s first European resort, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, opened on the island of Mallorca, off the coast of Spain, just in time for the summer season. The hotel features 120...
Jean-Michel Cousteau, the oceanographer and environmentalist, and the son of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, will host four sailing trips on the luxury liner Paul Gauguin in 2013. Aboard the one-to-...
Cabot Links is the latest golf course to open onCape Breton Island on the northern tip of Nova Scotia, Canada. Designed by Rod Whitman, the 18-hole course is positioned on rugged, oceanfront terrain...
The Rosewood King Pacific Lodge , a luxury wilderness resort in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, is offering a new City to Rainforest package, which begins with a night at the Rosewood Hotel...
After a year of renovations, Villa Le Scale has reopened in time for the summer season. The intimate Italian resort and former summer home of the aristocratic Monti della Corte family dates to the...
Located on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo has created eight new luxurious suites on its rooftop, each with a private terrace featuring panoramic views of the lake, an...
In the prestigious Knightsbridge district of central London across from Hyde Park, Bulgari Hotel & Residences opened its doors on May 28. As the 128-year-old Italian brand’s third hotel, the new...
Legendary for its train journeys, Orient-Express has incorporated hotels as part of its repertoire since 1976, and it just unveiled its most ambitious project to date with the opening of Palacio...
Ukraine’s Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv opened in mid-March as the brand’s first hotel in Eastern Europe. The classically elegant hotel, offering 258 rooms and suites, sits on the capital city’s Dnipro...
The historic Ritz-Carlton Montreal reopened on June 1 after an extensive restoration to the 100-year-old building’s facade, lobby, ballroom, garden, and more. The hotel also unveiled new features,...
Over the past two decades, Quark Expeditions has led the way in polar travel with a fleet of seven ice-classed vessels and a selection of more than 20 unique adventures—including twice-annual voyages...
Turkey’s D-Hotel Maris, located on a hillside perch of the Datça Peninsula—about a two-hour ride via helicopter or seaplane from Istanbul—reopened on April 20 after a year of renovations. All of the...
Each Beretta Gallery site—from New York to London to Paris—was chosen specifically for its locale, and also for the influx of international visitors that each city attracts. But according to Ian...
If you’re familiar with Joel Oppenheimer’s gallery of natural history art in Chicago, you likely would expect a similar environment and shopping experience at its sister establishment, the Audubon...
Built in 1822 as the home of British baronet Sir Charles Coote, Ballyfin Demesne was once Ireland’s most lavish Regency mansion, the centerpiece of a 614-acre estate of esplanades, parkland, woodland...
Opened in December, Amanruya (+90.252.311.12.12, www.amanresorts.com ) is the third Mediterranean resort and 25th property worldwide from Singapore-based Amanresorts. The 36-villa retreat—located...
Based strictly on accessibility, Minaret Station (+64.275.8898.65, www.minaretstation.com ) is arguably the most exclusive resort in the world. Visitors fly in to this stunningly beautiful 65,000-...
The Rosewood San Miguel de Allende (+52.415.152.9700, www.rosewoodhotels.com ) has brought a new level of luxury to San Miguel de Allende while staying true to the traditions of this former Spanish...

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