Inside the most widely requested room at this picture-perfect property in St. Barth
As you settle into your lounge chair and gaze out at Marigot Bay in St. Barths’ Le Guanahani, you’ll probably feel like you’ve been transported into a Caribbean postcard. There will be a thatched-roof tiki hut overhead, palm trees on either side of you and a handful of kite ... More
Five-star accommodations exist beyond the standard hotel suite—these companies lead the way
Luxury vacation rental firms like OneFineStay and Inspirato offer a portfolio of homes and apartments in most major cities and vacation destinations. But how is it different from a long hotel stay?
Here's an example: A member of the Inspirato club booked a villa in Tuscany as a surprise ... More
See inside the lush, secluded hideaway on the banks of Bali's Ayung River
Deep in the heart of a verdant river valley, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is an architectural marvel, seamlessly incorporating the property’s original trees and rice paddies and offering 60 secluded suites and villas, many with serene views of the rushing Ayung River.
Even though the resort is just ... More
A new surge of eco-minded hotels is minimizing the impact of adventurous travelers
A new breed of far-and-wide travelers is emerging—the socially responsible type. As global sustainability issues continue making headlines, hotels and resorts have rallied behind green principles like recycling, energy efficiency and water/resource conservation. But with tourism accounting for an entire 5% of worldwide carbon emissions, the number of ... More
There's more to Africa than big game—a writer uncovers the quiet elegance of the sub-Sahara
In a shiny green Land Rover we drove across the flattest land imaginable as we searched for hyenas, yellow mongooses, meerkats, aardwolves and wildebeests. At the wheel was Rich Ball, the funny British zoologist who for the past few days had been teaching us the finer points of tracking animals through ... More
With an army of 4.4 million followers and a growing list of clients, social media guru Jeremy Jauncey is quickly becoming the Don Draper of the digital age
Jeremy Jauncey isn’t your average hoodie-toting tech dude. With an enviable tan, chiseled frame and charming British accent, he seems—at least physically speaking—more like a man-about-town than a guy who geeks out over data science. While you might not be familiar with his name, you’ve no doubt stumbled upon his ... More
See inside Mexico's most stylish metropolitan hotel
The luxurious W Mexico City, in the ritzy Polanco neighborhood (blocks from Lincoln Park), was the first W opened by Starwood Hotels outside the U.S. And now the high-rise property has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to its 237 rooms, overseen by New York‐based designer Anurag Nema of Nemaworkshop. ... More