Kristin Jones

Sneak Peek: Four Seasons Hotel, Denver

On October 19, the Four Seasons opened a location in the heart of Denver’s art and business district. The hotel has 239 rooms and suites as well as 102 private residential units that are decorated in warm, earthy colors and accents intended to highlight Colorado’s natural beauty. Dining selections include two lounges and EDGE Restaurant, […]

Sneak Peek: The Waikiki Edition, Honolulu

The Waikiki Edition, which opens October 15 in Honolulu, is hotelier Ian Schrager’s first venture with Marriott International. Artist and surfer Herbie Fletcher designed the hotel’s reception decor, a wall-to-wall surfboard installation composed of 100 broken surfboards once used by some of the world’s most renowned pipeline surfers. Main attraction: acclaimed Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto’s […]

Sneak Peek: New Zealand’s Matakauri Lodge

After a year-long renovation, the Matakauri Lodge on New Zealand’s South Island reopens on August 27. The Robertson family, the lodge’s owners, also run the award-winning resorts Kauri Cliffs and the Farm at Cape Kidnappers on the North Island. Each of the lodge’s ten suites boasts its own private balcony affording vistas of Lake Wakatipu […]

Chef Corey Lee Opens Debut Restaurant

Corey Lee, James Beard Foundation Award winner and former French Laundry chef de cuisine, will open his first solo restaurant, Benu, in San Francisco this week.  Benu, an Egyptian word symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, is the culmination of Lee’s impressive 15-year career, cooking at some of the most highly regarded restaurants around the world, […]

Math from the Past

The newest electronic gadgets are getting smaller and more efficient, but Andy Aaron still believes in the aesthetics and simplicity of an earlier era when people relied on a simple calculator. In contrast to the constant drive for compact machines, Aaron’s company, Aaron Adding Machines, is re-creating antique calculators.  He meticulously crafts his one-of-a-kind calculators […]

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Gets Even Better

As a result of an extensive renovation, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas—arguably the Lone Star State’s best hotel—just got even better. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has combined efforts with interior designer Michael Booth of San Francisco–based firm BAMO to freshen the look of the 30-year-old hotel’s lobby and 143 rooms and suites. […]

Four Seasons Reopens Its Beverly Hills Hotel

The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, which completed a $33-million renovation in March, affords breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills and the Los Angeles skyline, but its first-class spa, dining, and accommodations may inspire guests to enjoy the rest of Los Angeles from afar. By the hotel’s pool and fully equipped fitness center is […]

Cabo’s Enticing New Hacienda

Opened in January, the Hacienda Beach Club & Residences is a residential resort that sits on a quarter-mile stretch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico’s immaculate and swimmer-friendly Medano Beach. Surrounding the new property, which is located where the former Hacienda Hotel stood alone almost three decades ago, Cabo’s bustling waterfront community features more than 30 […]

New, Secluded Beachside Villas for Rent

Northern California-based land developer Serendipity Land Holdings recently made two of its El Banco Beach Villas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast available for short-term lease. Just north of Puerto Vallarta, El Banco’s Villa Mirador and Villa Los Arcos sit on 110 acres of one of the longest white-sand beaches on the Punta de Mita peninsula. Surrounded […]

Gordon & MacPhail Releases World’s Oldest Whisky

After decades of anticipation, family-owned Scottish spirit and wine producer Gordon & MacPhail has finally unveiled its Mortlach 70 Years Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the oldest in the world. The first in the distiller’s exceptionally rare “Generations” series, the Mortlach 70 Years Old has already merited high praise from such connoisseurs as Charles […]

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