Sir John Leslie, the fourth of his line to hold the title of Baronet at Castle Leslie, is telling me about Jonathan Swift.
Adrian Zecha, founder and chairman of the Singapore-based Amanresorts group, may be the world’s most successful creator of playgrounds for the affluent. He certainly is one of the most enigmatic.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of Amanpuri, the Phuket hideaway that eventually became the flagship of Amanresorts.
Portofino, St. Barts, Southeast Alaska, and Nantucket have distinctive dress codes.
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, a few hundred Huguenots, hoping to avoid religious persecution, fled France and settled on South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.
Say, for a moment, that you and your Swedish model-turned-designer wife are concluding your honeymoon on a tropical archipelago. How do you cap it off?
The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath residences at the Carnegie Abbey Club outside Newport, R.I., could never be mistaken for hotel rooms.
Shortly after the end of World War II, while leading the occupation forces in Japan, General Douglas MacArthur rebuffed U.S.
Mark and Melissa Richardson, the husband-and-wife developers behind the new Timilick golf community in Northern California’s Martis Valley, believe they have a home-field advantage over the other
Kicking Horse, the mountain pass for which the ski resort in Golden, British Columbia, is named, may not be heaven, but Sir James Hector did end up there after he died—or rather, after his traveli
As they migrate between Africa and northern Europe each spring and fall, flocks of flamingos stop to rest at a natural lake on the golf course at Hotel Villa Padierna in Marbella, Spain.
Pebble Beach, long a destination for lovers of golf, horses, and classic cars, is turning its attention to gastronomes.
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June never spits,” says Tim Boda, hotel manager of the Anantara resort on the Thai island of Samui.
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.