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Sneak Peek: Anantara, Xishuangbanna, China

A new Anantara opened in March in Xishuangbanna, China, tucked away in the lush forests of the Yunnan Province, with 80 rooms and 23 pool villas. The resort seeks to meld Chinese, Thai, and Burmese, cultures in its design, culinary offerings, and spa. In addition to a pool, fitness center, and spa, activities include mountain […]

Sneak Peek: El Encanto, Santa Barbara

El Encanto is a newly restored hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif., situated on 7 acres of landscaped gardens with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Conjuring up images of old Hollywood glamour, the property has 92 California-style bungalows and a new spa, which features seven treatment rooms and a relaxation room. El Encanto is also […]

Sneak Peek: Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna

The Palais Hansen, a Kempinski hotel, opened in Vienna this month. Originally designed in 1873 by Theophil Edvard von Hansen as a hotel complex and later used as a municipal building, the property blends classic Renaissance Revival architecture and detailing with contemporary design, and modern amenities. The hotel has 152 rooms and suites, as well […]

Sneak Peek: Hemingways Nairobi

Situated in the suburb of Karen, Hemingways Nairobi is near Kenya’s famous Nairobi National Park. The property, which opens this month, has 45 rooms and suites, each with a private balcony overlooking the Ngong Hills. One of its restaurants is headed by Barry Tonks, a London-born chef who earned a Michelin star at his previous […]

Sneak Peek: Hotel Sans Souci Wien, Vienna

Located in the heart of Vienna, the Hotel Sans Souci Wien is a new boutique hotel designed by the world-renowned design firm Yoo Studio. The hotel has 63 rooms and suites, and its restaurant La Veranda offers seasonal and local cuisine. It also has a spa, fitness center, pool, and sauna. Rooms start at about […]

Zemi Beach Homes on the Market

Zemi Beach Resort and Spa is a prime beachfront property in Shoal Bay East, Anguilla, that is offering 28 two- and three-bedroom residences from $2 million to $3.1 million. Spread out over 5 acres along pristine white-sand beaches, the luxury homes were designed to be eco-friendly, with Enviroshake roof tiles built for water collection and […]

Vana Belle, Koh Samui, Thailand

Vana Belle is located 50 miles off Thailand’s southern coast in Koh Samui, an area known for its pristine beaches and natural beauty. The Luxury Collection resort has 80 pool suites and villas situated on the private white-sand cove of Chaweng Noi Beach. The hotel’s Vana Spa provides an array of amenities, including hot and […]

Sneak Peek: Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The Majestic Hotel opened in Kuala Lumpur in a national-heritage property built in the 1930s, and its 300 rooms and suites are designed in the Art Deco spirit of the original building. It has two restaurants, Contango and the Colonial Café—which feature two interactive open kitchens and traditional fare from Malaysia’s colonial days, respectively—and the […]

Sleeping with the Fishes

Ocean Suites at Resorts World Sentosa is Singapore’s first-ever immersive underwater hotel-suite experience. It has 11 underwater accommodations with acrylic panels measuring nearly 60 square feet through which guests can view over 70 marine species from the comfort of their bedroom. Ocean Suites is located along one side of the Open Ocean exhibit at S.E.A. […]

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