Thursday, 20 September 2012 17:57
The 45-acre Rancho Valencia, a Relais & Châteaux property located 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego, has reopened this month after a massive renovation. The property refurbished 49 suites and its three-bedroom guest home, which has a private backyard and pool, along with the hotel’s bar, restaurant, ballroom, and more. In addition, Rancho Valencia has opened a new yoga pavilion within the property’s 2.5-acre spa center, which features five pools, 10 treatment rooms, two couple’s rooms, and private gardens. [See & Read More]
Monday, 27 August 2012 22:45
The most recent addition to the luxury-branded rooms at the St. Regis Hotel New York, the five-star Manhattan location has announced a partnership with Bentley for a new 1,700-square-foot suite. Aptly dubbed the Bentley Suite, the space will feature the likes of a burled wood sleigh bed and black leather tile floors inspired by the British luxury automobile manufacturer. Additionally, guests will be provided complimentary access to a 2013 Bentley Mulsanne during the duration of their stay. Following in the footsteps of Tiffany and Dior-branded luxury suites at the Fifth Avenue hotel, the 15th-floor Bentley Suite will run $9,500 USD per night.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:14
After a year of renovations, Villa Le Scale has reopened in time for the summer season. The intimate Italian resort and former summer home of the aristocratic Monti della Corte family dates to the early 19th century and is located in Anacapri on Monte Solaro, on the Isle of Capri. Old master paintings and rare antiques are spread throughout the property, and seven refurbished villas, many with private terraces, all have sweeping views of the Gulf of Naples or the surrounding mountains. [See & Read More]
Monday, 21 May 2012 11:41
Taking a decidedly more upscale aesthetic and build-out, the artful design of one of China’s Holiday Inn locations is expertly showcased via this glass bottom swimming pool found in the hotel chain’s Shanghai branch. A full 24 stories above the ground, the deep end portion of the 30 meter-long pool extends out from the building with its bottom made of toughened glass that suspends swimmers “in air.” Your move, Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel of Shanghai. [See More]
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Friday, 27 April 2012 14:42
Surrounded by the Indian Ocean on the private island of Vagaru, the Viceroy Maldives opened April 2nd. Located in the uncharted northern edge of the Maldives archipelago, the 61-bungalow resort ($1,600–$2,400) is less than an hour’s flight from Malé International Airport. Ranging from 1,108-square-foot one-bedrooms to the 4,370-square-foot three-bedroom Royal Villa, each bungalow features ocean views, a private pool, and indoor and outdoor showers. [See & Read More]
Friday, 13 April 2012 20:07
Marrakech’s newest desert oasis, Palais Namaskar, opened April 6th as the prestigious Oetker Collection’s fifth resort and it’s first outside Europe. Carved stone lattice work and other Moorish and Andalusian touches decorate the 41 accommodations, including suites, villas, and four-bedroom palaces, many with private pools and Jacuzzis. The 12-acre Moroccan resort also features lush Balinese gardens complete with waterfalls and lakes. [See & Read More]
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 14:42
A new five-star Dominican Republic resort, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, opened this month. Situated on 30,000 acres, the boutique hotel is a convenient 20-minute trip from Punta Cana International Airport and private jet landing strip. It has 33 beachside, freestanding suites and three bungalows—each with its own pool and private massage area. The Royal Suite, adjacent to a private lagoon, offers its own gym and sauna. Rates start at $600 per night. [See & Read More]
Monday, 27 February 2012 05:25
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort opened last month with 243 rooms and suites, each with an expansive terrace overlooking unobstructed ocean views.
The hotel property spans nine acres alongside a stretch of quiet, white sandy beach, and it has four pools, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Grill, an expansive wine vault room with 2,500 bottles, a Mediterranean-style restaurant, and an oceanfront grill. [See & Read More]
Friday, 20 January 2012 19:30
The Yotel is a new concept hotel, inspired by the existing capsule hotels in Japan. This concept was created by Simon Woodroffe, whose idea was to create cabins with the comfort of a luxury hotel, but with an affordable price.
The Yotel offers small rooms but comfortable and modern. The beds are of reasonable size and transform into couches at the touch of a button. [See & Read More]
Thursday, 19 January 2012 02:06
Named after the Sonoran Desert cactus, the Saguaro Palm Springs is a lively tip of the sombrero to its arid backdrop.
Infused with every color of desert wildflower known to the Mojave, the 249-room property resides cozily among palm trees in the Coachella Valley. [See & Read More]