It may be a stretch to suggest that the course of World War II changed in spring 1944 when General Eisenhower, unhappy with the decor at Claridge’s, checked out of the hotel and took a 10-minute s
Ricco Deblank,general manager of the new Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, likes to tell the story of a couple who spent an evening sipping Diamond Is Forever cocktails in the hotel’s 45th-floor sky lobby.
During his brief reign as emperor of Mexico in the mid-1860s, Austrian-born Maximilian I ordered the construction of a wide boulevard that would traverse the country’s capital in the same fashion
Once while visiting Bombay, George Bernard Shaw was asked if he wanted to travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal.
Just beyond the walls of the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, Bourbon Street, the St. Louis Cathedral, and the many other attractions of the French Quarter beckon.
During winter’s aqua alta, or high-water season, Venetians forgo designer shoes and instead slosh around their city in rubber boots.
Like mainsails strainingagainst a spar, the concave- and convex-walled towers of the new InterContinental Boston appear to billow over the city’s waterfront, including the location where the Tea P
Few hotels better representrecent social, political, cultural, and economic changes than the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, which opened in July within spying distance of Red Square, the Kremlin, and Lenin
The promotional literature provided in the villas at the Mansion at MGM Grand mentions the property’s "legendary wishing well." The text fails to explain what makes the water feature so renowned—o
The abundance of rankings and ratings systems available to travelers can serve more to confuse than to inform.
The remote location of his Argentine cattle ranch—some 1,000 miles from Buenos Aires—did not dissuade Jorge Taylor from converting a portion of Estancia Chapelco into a golf resort and community.
"Even the French say the best
wines are created from vines that see the river," says SageCliffe winemaker
The Cliff Lede Estate
in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District is a
patchwork of vineyard plots on either side of the Silverado Trail. Planted with
Hell’s Gate National Park,
despite its name, is one of Kenya’s more welcoming destinations. Indeed, you can roam areas of the wildlife reserve’s 26
Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle’s
favorite rock sits halfway up a narrow hiking trail at the Clos Apalta estate in
Ask Cavas Wine Lodge owner
Cecilia Díaz Chuit to suggest a tranquil place for lunch, and she might send you
off—with a picnic of serrano ham and arugula sandwiches on just-baked
Since its first vintage in 1951, Penfolds
Grange has been the prototype Australian Shiraz, a robust, cellar-worthy red
Wherever one looks in Italy, one
sees the overlapping of eras, centuries, and epochs, like so many layers of
Diners in the second-floor
restaurant at Marqués de Riscal’s new hotel in Elciego, Spain, can descend in
one of three elevators—built into the main pillars that support the Frank
Arriving at the new Hotel Marqués
de Riscal, perched atop the Riojan winery’s cavernous aging cellars at the edge
A student is nodding off in his morning
math class, a common occurrence among the 266 day students who attend
Vikram Singh sips a martini in
the dimly lit downstairs bar off the lobby of San Francisco’s Campton Place
Fans of Tiger Woods are familiar with the grainy home movies and taped television
appearances that testify to the then-youngster’s penchant for the game of golf.
Window seats at the Seattle Art Museum’s new Taste restaurant afford views,
directly across First Avenue, of the pink-lettered marquee of the Lusty Lady.
A wind blows across the hills of British Columbia’s backcountry toward the
green of Tobiano’s par-3 seventh hole, which is set atop a sage-covered bluff.
"Secluded location and spectacular views!" a reviewer might write about what
would be the world’s most expensive hotel. "But no flushing toilets." Galactic
Thirty years ago this June, Al Geiberger became the first golfer to shoot a sub-60 round in a PGA Tour event.
FIRST IN FLIGHT
Our process for selecting
the top 10 golf communities in the United States
was partly subjective—as all top-10 lists should be—and partly scientific. Each
Oman’s determination to cater to the discriminating traveler suggests that
the sultanate will become home to some of the Middle East’s most luxurious