Grand Openings February 2015

Still the One  When the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa opened in 1984, the cliffside property almost single-handedly established Anguilla as a new Caribbean hideaway for travelers of taste. But the trendsetting darling, with its whitewashed walls and slender arches, eventually succumbed to age, closing in 2011 after being surpassed by several neighboring resorts for which […]

Private Preview 2015: Cabo’s Comeback

On September 14, Hurricane Odile slammed the southern tip of Baja California with 125 mph winds and torrential rains that caused an estimated $1 billion in damage. The popular Los Cabos corridor, which runs for about 20 miles from San José del Cabo in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south, was closed to […]

Ultimate Gift Guide 2014: Fantasy Island

The Gift A 35-acre private island in the Bahamas’ Exuma chain. A custom-built five-villa resort on the island, developed and managed by Auberge Resorts Collection.  $175 Million When it comes to ultimate vacation retreats, nothing compares with a private island. And in the rarefied realm of private-island escapes, few locations are a match for the […]

FrontRunners September 2014: TRAVEL

A Star is Born Even without its Hollywood connections, the Brando ( would be generating plenty of buzz. Set within French Polynesia’s Tetiaroa atoll—which the actor Marlon Brando purchased in 1967 after filming Mutiny on the Bounty in the area—the private-island retreat opened in July as the region’s most luxurious new resort, with 35 thatched […]

The Robb Reader: Mark Harmon

As the CEO of Auberge Resorts, Mark Harmon presides over a collection of intimate retreats designed for relaxation, rejuvenation, and romance. But when it comes time for the 57-year-old Northern Californian to recharge, he usually embarks on an adventure—from heli-skiing in the backcountry of Alaska to cycling along the back roads of Majorca. “I’m an […]

Hotel Jerome, an Auberge Resort

A main-street fixture for 123 years, Hotel Jerome has been a hub of Aspen’s social scene since the 19th-century mining days. This winter—after joining Auberge Resorts and closing for a four-and-a-half-month renovation—the ski town’s 93-room landmark unveiled a sleek new look that has helped return the property to its rightful place among Colorado’s finest hotels. […]

Best of the Best 2005: Fractional-Ownership Clubs

On St. Thomas’ Great Bay beach, a personal concierge delivers sparkling water to a woman sunbathing where the sand meets the surf, mere steps from her suite. In Jupiter, Fla., a caddie concierge places a call to the spa from the 16th hole of a Jack Nicklaus course, scheduling postgolf treatments for two. And thousands […]