Rimba Jimbaran Bali

From its hillside setting above the Indian Ocean, the new Rimba Jimbaran Bali affords front-row views of the Indonesian island’s blood-red sunsets. The 282-room resort, which opened in September on the Karang Mas Estate, shares the vantage with its sister property, Ayana Resort and Spa. A fresh complement to Ayana—a larger, traditional-Balinese-style hotel—Rimba presents a […]


Hayman—the original private-island resort in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef region—was already scheduled for a renovation when two cyclones struck the property last January and February. The island, which first opened as a resort in 1950, was subsequently shuttered for the first time since it closed in the mid-1980s to be redeveloped as a luxury resort. […]

Matakauri Lodge

American hedge fund billionaire Julian Robertson Jr. searched for years for a property on New Zealand’s South Island to complement the pair of resorts he owns on the country’s North Island. Last year, he and his son Jay, who manages the family’s hotels, completed the mission with the acquisition of Matakauri Lodge. The property, which […]

Best of the Best 2008: Resorts

The Carlton Hotel (+41.81.836. 70.00,, a nearly century-old institution in St. Moritz, Switzerland, reopened in December after a $65 million, 18-month renovation that might have the resort’s grande-dame neighbors considering face-lifts themselves. The Tschuggen Hotel Group reconfigured the formerly 100-plus-room property into a boutique resort with 60 suites, all with views of Lake St. […]