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Flanked by a shopping mall and two championship golf courses, Raffles Hainan opened September 1 as the top-end choice within the Chinese megaresort Clearwater Bay. Why to Go: If you are traveling in China and want a warm-weather reprieve, Hainan Island is a popular domestic retreat. The island is at the same latitude as Hawaii, […]
Raffles Makati has opened in the thriving business district of Makati—part of the Metro Manila region of the Philippines—with three different components within a 30-floor tower: 32 Raffles hotel suites on two levels; 237 one- to four-bedroom Raffles Residences condominiums; and the Fairmont Makati, another hotel with 280 spacious deluxe rooms. In addition to fine-dining […]
Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris opened Viñales Club, a private cigar club named after the Cuban tobacco region. The club opened in late September, and membership is limited to just 50 guests, who pay about $15,500 per year. Members of the club, which has a bar and private smoking terrace, have private humidors to house […]
In 1858, a french botanist named Henri Mouhot set off on a journey to Southeast Asia that began with a miserable four months at sea and continued with a trek beset by monsoons, floods, feverish heat, riled elephants, and rivers of leeches. But Mouhot emerged in Cambodia to encounter a vision so magical, he wrote, […]
Le Royal Monceau in Paris has been a rendezvous for artists and writers since the hotel opened in 1928. Even its recent reinvention started as a kind of performance-art piece: In 2008, the property hosted an all-night “demolition party” where the few hundred guests were handed Champagne and sledgehammers and invited to wreck the Beaux […]
“Don’t be alarmed if I make any sudden movements during the flight,” says my helicopter pilot as I take the seat next to him on a piercingly bright morning at Frégate Island Private. I nod hesitantly in response to this introduction, just before the tiny aircraft lurches upward, prompting a flurry in my stomach. “There […]