FrontRunners October 2014 TRAVEL

Hamming It Up The latest whimsical creation from London’s Firmdale Hotels opened in June in the city’s Soho neighborhood, a short walk from Piccadilly Circus. Ham Yard Hotel (www.hamyardhotel.com)—the company’s eighth property in London—is expansive by Firmdale standards, with 91 guest rooms, 24 apartments, and more than a dozen boutiques. Firmdale properties (which also include the Crosby […]

Spirits: A Taste of Freedom

In 1962, Owen Tulloch, then master blender of Appleton Estate, one of Jamaica’s most prominent distillers, added a few barrels of rare column-and-pot-distilled rums to the already exceptional rum-filled, ex-bourbon casks he had begun aging seven years earlier. These additions brought to 24 the total number of barrels that Tulloch designated for possible use a […]

Sneak Peek: Trident Hotel and Trident Castle, Port Antonio, Jamaica

Trident Hotel and Trident Castle have opened in Port Antonio, Jamaica, offering exclusive accommodations with ocean and mountain views. The Trident Hotel has 13 freestanding villas, each with a private plunge pool and terrace. The neighboring and Trident Castle has been newly renovated and converted into an eight-room luxury hotel. Guests at each venue can […]