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It is a blazingly clear winter night in Southern California, and on the private terrace at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, a long dining table shimmers with white orchids and floating candles. A...
In the mid-1800s, Count Lemmo Rossi Scotti purchased a 13th-century fortress located halfway between Rome and Florence, in Perugia. A celebrated painter known for his exceptionally realistic military...
Before the Greek debt crisis, in the rosy glow that followed the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, a self-made shipping magnate named Vassilis Constantakopoulos began to realize a long-held dream. As far...
California wine connoisseurs, mark your calendars: March 2 is the start of the third annual Berkeley Wine Festival at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley, Calif. The festival will honor...
Spread over two islands in the southwestern atoll of Dhaalu in the Malidives, Niyama resort officially opens on February 29. The resort has 87 studios and pavilions, starting at $650 per night, the...
Eugene’s first new downtown hotel in 28 years, Inn at the 5th , opened earlier this month. Located on the west side of the Fifth Street Public Market (the city’s famous outdoor shopping area), the $...
One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, has opened the first international outpost of the PGA Tour Academy to allow guests a unique opportunity to improve their golf game with state-of-the-art...
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort opened last month with 243 rooms and suites, each with an expansive terrace overlooking unobstructed ocean views. The hotel property spans nine acres alongside a...
Located in the Rocks district of Sydney’s city center, the Park Hyatt Sydney reopened February 13 after a seven-month renovation. The hotel takes advantage of its sweeping views of the majestic...
Hop from the city to the beach with Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière and its new Fly Me to Deauville package. Guests staying at the Parisian hotel, located on Avenue des Champs-Elysées, will be driven to the...
The A-Star B3’s rotors thumped rhythmically and whipped faint clouds of powdery snow around the group huddled close to the ground. For a moment the blustery peak was cloaked in a cacophony of...
For his second hotel venture, Giorgio Armani headed home to Italy. In a partnership with Emaar Properties of Dubai (the setting of Armani’s first hotel), the fashion mogul spent four years...
In 2003, I was among the first guests to experience the Spa Montage Surrender at Southern California’s Montage Laguna Beach. So when I was recently offered a similar opportunity at the resort’s...
If you plan to hit the slopes this winter, Solaris Residences —a new, 79-home ski community in Vail, Colo.—is offering guests a pair of Folsom custom-made skis with one night’s stay. Each guest who...
In 1858, a french botanist named Henri Mouhot set off on a journey to Southeast Asia that began with a miserable four months at sea and continued with a trek beset by monsoons, floods, feverish heat...
The famous grand hotel in Amsterdam reopened in June as part of Sofitel’s new Legend brand. This collection from the French hospitality company includes the Metropole Hanoi in Vietnam, Egypt’s Old...
Now on view in Hong Kong is the future of five-star hotels. Opened in September, Hotel Icon is a 262-room tower operated by the hotel school of Hong Kong Poly­technic University. The school runs the...
Brian Paul was walking off the 14th green at Kukui‘ula when he spotted the tail. Paul, the head golf pro at this new Tom Weiskopf–designed course on Kauai, is accustomed to seeing humpback whales in...
Although the private club remains alive and well (see "Nightlife Ascending," page 113), at no point in history did it play so significant a part in determining one’s social destiny as in 19th-century...
Canada’s first Trump-branded hotel redefines the skyline of the country’s largest city. The 60-story Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto, which opened on January 31, is easily identified by...
The Tides Riviera Maya has reopened this month as the Viceroy Riviera Maya, now featuring 41 villas on a six-acre property. Of the 11 new villas added, two of them are beachfront, offering...
After planning the wedding, the next big decision is the honeymoon, and Absolute Travel , a company that specializes in custom excursions, has just made that process easier and more personal. It has...
Attention, thrill-seekers and advanced skiers. The Little Nell ski resort in Aspen, Colo., is offering two new heli-skiing adventures through March 25. Starting at about $19,000, up to four guests...
Those who enjoy the service and accommodations at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts can now indulge in a 22-day Around the World by Private Jet vacation organized by the brand. Since the first...
From January 27 through January 29, the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla., will host 550 wine enthusiasts for three days of meals and wine tastings at the 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival ...
The Black Diamond Ranch private golf community in Lecanto, Fla., located about halfway between the Tampa and Orlando airports,is offering two getaways for golf lovers. The Pure Golf Getaway (from...
For those who wish to do more than just savor Italian food and wines, Milan’s Hotel Principe di Savoia has introduced cooking and wine-pairing classes, available through 2012. Students get a hands-on...
The Metropolitan London’s new spa, the Como Shambhala Urban Escape , delivers a multitude of indulgent and therapeutic options—from traditional Eastern remedies to cutting-edge treatments. It has six...

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