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BEST of the BEST 2014 | Journeys | Resorts: L’Apogée Courchevel

Opened in December, L’Apogée Courchevel (+33.4.79.04.01.04, www​.lapogeecourchevel.com) represents a new high point in the Oetker Collection. The ski-in/ski-out chalet in the tony French village of Courchevel 1850 sits at the top, or apogee, of a former Olympic ski jump, affording some of the region’s most breathtaking Alpine views. But the 55-room retreat, which joins such […]

Jing An Shangri-La

Rising 60 glass-enclosed stories above Shanghai’s Nanjing Road, the new Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, sits in a sea of soaring skyscrapers and supersized shopping malls. But the hotel—the Shangri-La group’s third in Shanghai—stands out in the hypermodern Chinese city for its emphasis on tradition rather than trend. Opened in June, the Shangri-La occupies the […]