Residential Hotel

The Villas at Bellagio

There was an era in Las Vegas when you could not buy the best accommodations. And although the Villas at Bellagio are technically not for rent, the suites can be booked “on a very limited basis,” says Rosemary Cosner, director of room reservations. The nine estate-style Accommodations feature landscaped backyards and full-size pools. Many of […]

Heidelberg Suites

What do you do when your 19th-century Heidelberg villa is too big for your family? You make it even bigger and turn it into the German university town’s first luxury boutique hotel. Owner Peter Huetter and his brother-in-law, Italian architect and interior designer Michele Bonan, spent five years expanding and transforming Huetter’s villa before opening […]

St. Regis Hotel, Houston

Set on three wooded acres in the Southern mansion–filled enclave of River Oaks, the St. Regis Hotel, Houston has a residential ambience that befits its surroundings. Fresh flowers and abstract artworks decorate the 12-story property’s ground-floor lounge, where a harpist plays by a marble fireplace during afternoon tea. In the restaurant, skylights bathe a conservatory […]

The Mansion on Turtle Creek

In Dallas, everything is Texas big, from the mall-size store for cowboy boots to the ubiquitous billboards promoting gentlemen’s clubs. To enter the Mansion on Turtle Creek, however, is to step into a place where the big and bold city calms down and behaves itself. The Mansion’s green, residential surroundings—near the namesake Turtle Creek—hint of […]

Capella Pedregal

Few places on Earth have as dense a concentration of first-rate resorts as Mexico’s Los Cabos corridor. This stretch at the tip of Baja California, which connects the towns of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, is home to the ultraromantic Las Ventanas al Paraíso, the enchanting cliff-top hideaway Esperanza, and the classic, […]

FrontRunners: Into the Wilderness

Owners of the 10 new Resort at Paws Up Wilderness Estates ( in Greenough, Mont., can navigate the 37,000-acre property without polluting the Big Sky. Each of the 3,248-square-foot timber vacation homes comes with a Miles Electric Vehicle, a low-speed car that can be charged on a 110-volt wall socket. The houses, priced from $1.675 […]

FrontRunners: Tides Turned

When Islands Records founder Chris Blackwell purchased a 1930s-era Art Deco hotel on Miami’s Collins Avenue in 1997, he had the building reconfigured so that it housed only 45 rooms and suites instead of its original 115. After the hotel changed hands again, in 2004, its new owner, the Kor Hotel Group, began another renovation, […]

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