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The Leela Palace is the newest luxury hotel to open in Chennai, an Indian city that has become a major global business and technology hot spot. The expansive six-acre property has 326 rooms,...
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria, B.C., reopened on November 15, following a six-year effort to rebuild the original waterfront property, which first opened in 1927. The new English manor–style...
Pangulasian Island opened last month in Bacuit Bay, El Nido, making it the fourth El Nido Resorts property in the Philippines. The resort, accessible via daily flights from Manila, is situated in a...
Botanique Hotel & Spa opened this month in the Campos do Jordão region, about two hours north of São Paulo, Brazil. It has six suites and 11 stand-alone villas completely surrounded by 700 acres...
Be one of just 20 guests to embark on a one-of-a-kind excursion through Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the Congo, featuring a private lecture with revered conservationist Jane Goodall and photography...
The Dorchester in Mayfair, London, debuted 22 new suites overlooking Hyde Park for fall. The addition comprises eight one-bedroom Park Suites and 14 one-bedroom Dorchester Suites (from approximately...
Park Hyatt Chennai opened October 1, making it the company’s third hotel in India and first in Chennai, which is known internationally as the “Gateway to southern India.” The property has 201 rooms...
Beach House Turks and Caicos opened on October 22 in the former Turks and Caicos Club overlooking Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales. The two-acre, plantation-style property has received a complete...
On October 18, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing opened with 313 rooms and suites surrounding an atrium (from about $315 per night) and 210 private apartments, which include access to hotel facilities plus...
Now through the end of November, Bacara Resort & Spa , located on Santa Barbara’s picturesque coastline, is giving guests the chance to participate in a hands-on winemaking experience alongside...
Palacio Astoreca Hotel officially opened on October 1 in a renovated 1920s-era Victorian mansion in Valparaiso, Chile. Known as the Astoreca Palace—one of Chile’s most iconic national monuments—the...
Uma by COMO opened in September in the Punakha Valley, Bhutan, joining the brand’s sister property in nearby Paro. It has eight rooms and two villas. Among the features are Bukharian indoor-outdoor...
Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris opened Viñales Club , a private cigar club named after the Cuban tobacco region. The club opened in late September, and membership is limited to just 50 guests, who...
New York City has its share of luxury hotel suites, but the new Bentley Suite at the St. Regis Hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience. Designed in partnership with the venerable British carmaker, the...
On a sultry evening in June, a group of impeccably dressed ladies—members of the local gentry—gathered in the loggia of Castello di Casole to reminisce about the parties they attended there decades...
The Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort opened in June on central Vietnam’s lush Son Tra Peninsula, not far from the former R&R facility (nicknamed I&I, for Intoxication &...
Casa San Agustín, a new luxury hotel composed of three renovated colonial homes, opened on October 1 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Located within the 11 kilometers of walls surrounding the Old...
Now in its second year, the Napa Valley Film Festival , which takes place November 7 to 11, offers an exclusive membership pass for its five days of film and epicurean activities and a host of...
The Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas is now taking reservations for its newly remodeled Resort Rooms, the first to be completed in a $40 million renovation of its Spa Tower accommodations, which began...
Nomad Tanzania is offering just eight guests the opportunity to capture a rare view of Tanzanian wildlife in an exclusive tour led by professional photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks, who has been living...
The 45-acre Rancho Valencia , a Relais & Châteaux property located 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego, has reopened this month after a massive renovation. The property refurbished 49 suites...
Fairmont Jaipur opened in August within India’s “Golden Triangle,” the region that is home to landmarks such as the Taj Mahal. The resort , the brand’s first property in India, has 255 rooms and...
The Four Seasons Hotel Baku in Azerbaijan opens on August 1 with 142 rooms and 29 suites, nearly all with views of the Caspian Sea. The hotel will have two restaurants and two lounges, as well as an...
The Refugia lodge, a 12-room hilltop hotel on the Chiloé archipelago in Chile, opened on September 1 with all-inclusive accommodations from $530 per person per night. It has a restaurant, spa,...
Hotel Monteverdi opened in early August in the restored 11th-century Tuscan village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, joining three other Monteverdi villa properties that opened in the village over the...
In August, the Mandarin Oriental in San Francisco, which celebrates its 25th year, unveiled an expansive new fitness center and two presidential suites, each with a large terrace. In September it...
The renovated PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Scotland has recently opened after a six-month massive restructuring that involved the relocation of more than 50,000 tons of earth and modified...
Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou opened this month in China’s third-largest city, and it occupies the top 30 floors of the 103-story Guangzhou IFC, a vase-shaped building that is among the world’s...
Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore has unveiled two one-bedroom suites that were designed to blend in with their natural surroundings—trees. Appropriately named the Tree Top Lofts, thetwointimate...
The Little Nell, the renowned Aspen hotel, is hosting a Fall Photography Adventure—a two-and-a-half-day workshop led by photographer and Colorado native Peter McBride, whose photos have appeared in...

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