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Prince Roland Bonaparte, grandnephew of Napoléon I, built the Palais Iéna as his Parisian home in the late 19th century. Last December, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts completed a four-year conversion...
The owners and management at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane ( +44.20.7499.0888, www.fourseasons.com ) had planned to tear down and replace their four-decade-old property. They eventually...
The brilliant white sand of Petite Anse beach separates Mahé island’s lush green jungle from the bright-blue waters of the Indian Ocean, forming a striking setting for the Four Seasons Resort...
With a 2,200-acre private ski area and a Tom Weiskopf golf course, the Yellowstone Club has been a standout among resort communities since its opening in 2000. Now the Big Sky, Mont., club has...
The line between destination clubs and fractional-ownership programs has become increasingly blurred in recent years. The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club is a prime example, combining elements of both...
The Tides Beach Club opens May 26 in a renovated century-old property that features 21 rooms, plus two suites furnished by the Jonathan Adler company, with ocean views and private decks. The hotel...
The 150-year-old Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern, Switzerland, reopened after a two-year, $50 million renovation. The hotel now has 100 rooms and suites (rates from $500 to $3,000), a new lounge and bar,...
The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. is offering access to the members-only Del Mar Thoroughbred Club with its summer racetrack package, available from July 21 through September 7...
The new three-floor Espa spa at the Istanbul Edition hotel, designed by London-based Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), fuses modern chic with the traditional Turkish spa. Design elements include...
Hidden Pond, a 60-acre resort nestled in the picturesque town of Kennebunkport, Maine, reopened on May 13 with 20 new cottages for a total of 34. Rates range from $425 to $985 per night. Surrounded...
Banyan Tree opens its latest resort in Cotai, Macau, on May 15 as a part of the city’s new 136-acre resort complex, Galaxy Macau. Banyan Tree Macau features 246 suites, each with its own relaxation...
Australia-based Orion Expedition Cruises has just released its fully refurbished Clelia II under a new name, Orion II, which will make its inaugural voyage from June 10 to July 4. The 24-night ­­­­...
Hollyford Track is offering a unique opportunity to explore New Zealand’s Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound on its One-Day Guided Heli-Hike Adventure: a personal helicopter trip that transports...
On May 1, RockResorts’ opened Balcones del Atlántico in the ecologically rich village of Las Terrenas, located on the Dominican Republic’s Samaná Peninsula. The resort features 86 two- and three-...
New Dehli–based luxury hotel brand the Oberoi Group opened its 12th Indian property in April with the debut of The Oberoi, Gurgaon . Located 30 minutes from the heart of New Dehli, Gurgaon has seen...
From now through the end of June, Elysian Spa & Health Club , located at the Elysian Hotel in Chicago’s lakefront Gold Coast neighborhood, is offering treatments inspired by healing practices...
On May 3, The Ritz-Carlton will open a hotel atop the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed International Commerce Center (ICC) in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Occupying the tower’s top 12 floors (106 to 117), The Ritz-...
On April 15, Dubai-based Jumeirah opens its first resort in the Malidves. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi comprises two distinct communities, one on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll with 22 island villas (priced from...
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts opened its latest location in Syon Park, London, a 200-acre parkland 10 miles outside central London that was home to the Duke of Northumberland for more than 400...
On April 1, Anthology opened Wildman Wilderness Lodge in the Australian Mary River wetlands, located about halfway between Darwin and Kakadu. Inspired by the owner’s African travels, the lodge has 15...
On April 2, Malta-based Corinthia Hotels opened its flagship location in central London with 294 rooms and suites surrounding an inner foyer and garden. The Corinthia Hotel London was built within a...
In the early years of the last century, polo was an obscure sport in the Southern California resort town of Santa Barbara. In fact, the first exhibition match had taken place only a few years before...
On April 1, the St. Regis will introduce a series of firsts to its latest location in the heart of Bangkok. In addition to being Thailand’s first St. Regis, the hotel will also debut its signature...
On select dates from April 9 through October 22, Orient-Express and the National Gallery, London will team up to offer unique excursions titled The Art of Travel . Thirteen different three- to seven-...
Sanctuary Retreats reopened its Chichele Presidential Lodge in Zambia in February. Originally built for the nation’s former President Kenneth Kaunda in the 1970s, the hilltop hotel features 10 newly...
In celebration of its 20-year anniversary, Aviara Golf Club at the Park Hyatt in Carlsbad, Calif., is offering the Callaway Golf Experience Package now through Labor Day weekend. Special features...
The Ritz-Carlton recently opened its first property in downtown Toronto. At 53 stories, the Ritz-Carlton, Toronto features 267 guest rooms, each with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring panoramic...
With only a handful of courses scattered across its parched, garrigue-carpeted landscape, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is not the first place that comes to mind as a warm-weather golfing...
Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic has recently completed a $40 million renovation. Among its enhancements are 50 three- to eight-bedroom villas, each equipped with amenities such as a private...
Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley will unveil its two newly refurbished 18-hole PGA championship Robert Trent Jones Jr.–designed golf courses in April. The 6,685-yard South Course has more...

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