Luxury Travel

No new property this year has captured the essence of its environment quite like Mandapa. A stay at this Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort in Bali is a spiritual awakening, from the perfectly preserved...
Amanera is an antidote to the all-inclusive mega-resorts for which the Dominican Republic has long been known. The sleek 25-villa retreat showcases a minimalist Balinese style that feels surprisingly...
Angama Mara has given Kenya renewed clout as the definitive safari destination. Opened in July along a 1,000-foot-high rim overlooking the Great Rift Valley, the camp affords unmatched views of the...
The Four Seasons Resort Lanai is what a Hawaiian beach resort should be. Reopened in February after an enthusiastic overhaul led by the hotel’s (and island’s) new owner, Larry Ellison, the secluded...
Ireland’s most storied country resort was the comeback of the year, thanks to a $75 million renovation by its deep-pocketed new owners, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. The French designer...
Seventeenth-century elegance and modern Italian design come together seamlessly at this Puglian retreat in the historic town of Lecce. A contemporary masseria , the property blends traditional...
Leave it to Oakley founder James Jannard to take the private-island experience to new extremes. Vatuvara Private Islands—the U.S. entrepreneur’s new retreat spread across four secluded islands in...
Lalique has turned company founder René Lalique’s 1920s Alsatian villa into a one-of-a-kind rural retreat that is all about luxurious details. The six suites are shimmering jewel boxes outfitted with...
Why Go: The Emerald City’s newest hotel, Thompson Seattle, will debut this June in the heart of downtown, just a stone’s throw from the famed Pike Place Market. Boasting superb views of Puget Sound...
Grab some chips and prepare your taste buds for authentic flavors from south of the border. Every evening at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, a specially trained chef-guacamologist prepares guacamole for...
Prohibition ended in 1933 with the repeal of the Volstead Act, and drinking in the United States—which had, of course, never entirely ended—returned with fervor. By the following year, The Old...
Why Go: Although “Spicer” in Spicer Mansion officially recalls its former owner, seafaring captain Elihu Spicer Jr., the moniker conveniently suggests a culinary bent. When this eight-room inn opens...

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