MARGIE GOLDSMITH

The Robb Reader: Forrest Fenn

As an air force fighter pilot in the Vietnam War, Forrest Fenn flew 328 missions and was shot down twice. After the war, he and his wife, Peggy, settled in Santa Fe, N.M., and founded what would become the city’s most successful art-and-antiques business. Fenn Gallery specialized in Old West artifacts and paintings—Remingtons, Russells, Morans—and […]

Corinthia Hotel London

First opened in 1885—and having sat vacant since 2004—the former Metropole Hotel reemerged in May as the Corinthia Hotel London after a dazzling $495 million renovation. This significant sum included $1.6 million for a 1,001-crystal Baccarat chandelier—the largest ever created—that now hangs in the Corinthia’s Lobby Lounge. Such extravagances seem appropriate in the grandiloquent Belle […]

Sport: First in Flight

Nguyen Thanh Trung raises his finger in the air to test the wind. “It’s gusty,” says Trung, sport coordinator at the Princess d’Annam Resort & Spa in Vietnam, “but we’ll be OK.” Trung and I are standing on the shore of the secluded Ke Ga Bay, in southern Vietnam, on a perfect balmy day in […]

Stockmans’ Camp by Eichardt’s Private Hotel

The Resort: Eichardt’s Private Hotel dates to 1859, when William Gilbert Rees, cofounder of the city of Queenstown, New Zealand, renovated the woolshed on his lakefront homestead and opened it as an inn for gold prospectors. Far from Rees’ original vision, Eichardt’s today features five hotel suites with fireplaces and heated floors, as well as […]

Amangiri

Travelers who may have felt called to the frontier by Amanresorts’ Western-themed Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyo., can now follow the sun to Amangiri, a 34-suite resort that opened in October as the Singapore-based company’s second U.S. property. Set in southwest Utah—home to the Navajo and Hopi for centuries—Amangiri occupies a 600-acre stretch of desert […]

Lapostolle Residence, Colchagua Valley, Chile

On a hill next to the Clos Apalta vineyards and winery, the Lapostolle Residence consists of four opulent casitas that are so private you can sunbathe nude on your terrace while gazing at the nearby vines and valley. The residence’s dining room serves gourmet meals paired with Lapostolle’s acclaimed Clos Apalta red blend and other […]

Ten Top Summer Getaways: Il San Pietro di Positano

From the twisting road that follows the Amalfi Coast outside of Positano, Italy, you might not notice the entrance to Il San Pietro di Positano. The only indication that you have arrived at the resort is a stone chapel perched on a rocky bluff. Il San Pietro—which is accessed via an elevator that descends through […]

Grand Openings: Screen Gems

Intricately carved jali screens once lined the terraces of Mogul palaces, enabling India’s queens and princesses to observe life outside while preventing outsiders from looking in. The latticed stonework now affords privacy to guests in the Lodhi Suites at the Aman New Delhi, a 67-room property that opened in December as the second city hotel […]

The Robb Report 100 Hotels: Tokyo The Ritz-Carlton

Ricco Deblank,general manager of the new Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, likes to tell the story of a couple who spent an evening sipping Diamond Is Forever cocktails in the hotel’s 45th-floor sky lobby. After ordering one of the $15,000 libations—which include a one-carat diamond at the bottom of the glass—the gentleman ordered a second for his companion […]

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