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Thirteen years in the making—nine of them under construction—the Mandarin Oriental, Boston, finally opened in the city’s Back Bay last October. The 148-room property, Mandarin Oriental’s fifth hotel...
Like Arizona’s InterContinental Montelucia (see "Arrival by Camelback," page 46), the new Finca Cortesin resort incorporates Andalusian architectural elements. The latter property, however, has an...
Intercontinental’s first resort in the United States brings a bit of Andalusia to the Arizona desert. Modeled after villages in southern Spain, the InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa in...
For the true racing enthusiast, securing a ticket to the F1 Grand Prix Monaco is an unparalleled experience. Securing accommodations at the popular race, however, can prove a nightmare. For this year...
For wine aficionados who desire more than a simple wine tasting, Silversea Cruises has created 11 Wine Voyages for 2009 that take passengers through the Mediterranean, South America, or Northern...
It has not rained in the Valle de la Luna for two years, and the dusty red landscape looks otherworldly as Rosa Ramos, a guide for the Awasi hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, leads me up a sandy incline...
David Copperfield once spent $1 million restoring an antique Orient Express train car, just so he could make it disappear in front of a live audience. So the extent of his latest restoration—of 11...
In person, on the course that he designed at the new Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita, Ernie Els does not look as imposing as he does on TV. But his swing—the one that, together with his 6...
Portland, Ore., is a walker’s paradise, and the new Nines hotel serves as an ideal base for exploring the city by foot. Set near Pioneer Square in the center of town, the Nines—?a Starwood Luxury...
For more than a century, Fort Baker guarded the northern peninsula at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. The army base, which never faced any military incursions, eventually became part of Golden...
The Opposite House opened in Beijing last August as the first property from the new Swire Hotels group. The Hong Kong–based firm’s parent company, Swire Properties, has a 37-year history developing...
The views at Restaurant Terrazza Danieli—which, from the rooftop of the Hotel Danieli, overlooks Venice’s Grand Canal, the campanile in St. Mark’s Square, and the lagoon islands of La Giudecca and...
As most golfers know, getting a tee time at the renowned Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, can be an exercise in patience. Even those who have made the trip to the course and wait in the lottery...
If not for the cactus-strewn landscape of Arizona’s Paradise Valley (a residential enclave of Scottsdale) and the famed Camelback Mountain looming nearby, guests of the newly opened InterContinental...
Swimming Pool: Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc In 1914, the management at the Hôtel du Cap Eden-Roc had a saltwater swimming pool carved into a cliff at this resort on France’s Cap d’Antibes. Over the years,...
To play the Extreme 19th, a bonus hole at South Africa’s new Legend Golf & Safari Resort, you take a helicopter to the peak of a red-hued sandstone mountain. The tee box at the top affords a view...
The city that never sleeps now offers several alternative means of rest and recuperation, thanks to new spas at three of Manhattan’s premier hotels. Set on three floors of the Peninsula New York on...
Butlers are available to guests in each of the 42 villas and 79 suites at the new St. Regis Bali Resort, which opened on the Indonesian island in September. In addition to preparing your meals, the...
Michael Mina’s new XIV restaurant fits right in amid the trendy nightclubs and bars on the Sunset Strip, with a Philippe Starck–designed interior and a menu tailored specifically to Los Angeles. "...
At The Europe Hotel & Resort’s new 50,000-square-foot spa, an indoor swimming pool overlooks Lough Lein, the largest of the lakes in Ireland’s Killarney National Park. The resort—set on the shore...
It was 3 am in Moscow, and dawn was a lipstick streak across the horizon as our limo arrived at a drab, warehouselike structure in an outlying district of the city. A crowd had gathered on the...
What » A pilgrimage by private jet to explore the origins of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. Who » TCS Expeditions specializes in themed around-the-world trips by...
What » Outdoor adventure and cultural immersion on a helicopter trip through New Zealand. Who » Jean-Michel Jefferson was an aviation strategist before he launched New Zealand–based Ahipara Luxury...
What » A cultural and ecological journey through South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Kenya. Who » Will Jones moved to London after spending the first 25 years of his life in six African countries...
What » A yacht charter through the eastern Caribbean, with stops in Antigua, Barbuda, St. Barts, St. Martin, Anguilla, and the British Virgin Islands. Who » The London-based yachting company Burgess...
What » A private-plane excursion through the subcontinent, with stops in New Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ajabgarh, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Mumbai. Who » The Chicago-based travel outfitter Greaves...
What » The ultimate villa-rental experience in Tuscany. Who » Claus and Jeanette Thottrup, the Danish owners of Borgo Santo Pietroin southwestern Tuscany, moved in 2001 from their adopted home in...
What » A private yacht charter through Alaska’s Inside Passage and along British Columbia’s coast. Who » Michael Sawyer, the president of Infinity Yacht Charters, specializes in tracking down...
What » A two-part trip to see the best of Mexico’s coast and colonial core. Who » Hoteliers Goffredo and Alix Marcaccini moved from Los Angeles to Mexico in 1992. "After the L.A. riots," says...
What » An exploration of contrasting cultures in Japan and southern China. Who » Randy Lynch has traveled regularly to Asia since 1979, when he began working as a sales representative for Korean Air...

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