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Hotel Icon

Now on view in Hong Kong is the future of five-star hotels. Opened in September, Hotel Icon is a 262-room tower operated by the hotel school of Hong Kong Poly­technic University. The school runs the property not just as an exclusive destination in the Kowloon district, but also as a fully functioning testing ground for […]

Ten Top Summer Getaways: Hôtel Quintessence

Virtually every space at Quebec’s Hôtel Quintessence—from the spa’s massage rooms to the private whirlpool outside the presidential suite—looks out to Lake Tremblant and the pine-filled slopes of the Laurentian Mountains. Quintessence counters the rugged landscape with refinements that include inventive French cuisine, a greenhouse space for private dining, and a stunning lakefront infinity pool. […]

Grand Openings: Maine Stay

Prints and patterns of butterflies and dragonflies decorate the Periwinkle Cottage at Hidden Pond, a 60-acre nature resort that opened in July outside of Kennebunkport, Maine. A different New England designer created each of the property’s 14 cottages, which also include Thank You (an ode to summer camp) and Firefly (a tribute to Maine). Owners […]