Everything you need to know, from chartering yachts to eating like a local, when visiting this tropical paradise
French Polynesia is not just a little tropical getaway where Gauguin painted naked women. It’s actually 118 islands, islets and atolls, dotted across the Pacific Ocean in an area as big as Europe. Its 1,600 square-miles are inhabited by a scant 290,000 inhabitants, one-tenth of them Europeans, in particular, the ... More
Inside the most popular suite at the luxurious Georgia getaway
While the Mandarin Oriental always boats Eastern flair, the Atlanta outpost of the high-end hotel group is also steeped in Southern Hospitality. Located in the city’s tony Buckhead neighborhood, the high-rise hotel offers proximity to any number of lively restaurants and high-end shops, but what might be most ... More
Beyond ancient Mayan ruins, Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán has long been a muse to artists and writers
American archaeologist Dr. Richard Hansen meets us at the private airport in Guatemala City loaded down with food and supplies and looking like a 21st-century Indiana Jones. With just two side compartments on our small chopper, it appears we’ll be taking only the essentials into the rainforest. That is, of course, not ... More
See inside the most sought-after suite at Beverly Hills’ original luxury property
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, has played host to everyone from Elvis Presley to Warren Beatty since it opened its doors in 1928. The property has 395 guest rooms (including 137 suites) spread out over two buildings—the 10-story Wilshire Wing and the 14-story Beverly Wing in the ... More
From a robotic luggage concierge to “smart toilets,” these boundary-pushing properties are equal parts fancy and futuristic
Step foot into a suite at any luxury hotel around the world—be it a beachy bungalow in Martinique or boutique riad in Marrakesh—and you’ll find swanky amenities in abundance. But when Frette linens, L’Occitane bath products and special treats at turndown come standard, what differentiates one property from the next?
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See inside the most requested room at one of Japan’s top contemporary properties
With panoramic views of Tokyo Bay (the epicenter of the 2020 Olympic Games) and the Royal Hamarikyu Gardens, The Conrad Tokyo offers a unique perspective on the city of Tokyo. The hotel, which is connected to Shiodome Station, is close to the luxury shopping destination Ginza and the Tsukiji Fish Market, making it ideal ... More
See inside the newest and most luxurious suite at this elegant property
Upon arriving at Anse Chastanet Resort, in Soufriere, Saint Lucia, we were struck by the warm and welcoming staff—and the panoramic views of the Caribbean off the lobby.
The AAA Four Diamond luxury destination is just an hour’s drive from Hewanorra Airport in Vieux Fort (UVF) on the tropical island’s ... More
See inside the most requested room at Puerto Rico's newly renovated classic
Originally built in 1919 by Frederick William Vanderbilt, the Condado Vanderbilt hotel reopened in late 2014 following a top-to-bottom $200 million face-lift. The glamorous oceanfront property features 319 guest rooms (including 108 suites) across two towers and is just five minutes from historic Old San Juan.
As part of the renovation, the property unveiled ... More
Photographer Gray Malin's newest project is pure escapism in the form of an art installation
Gray Malin, the fine art photographer whose work has been printed on everything from Orlebar Brown trunks to Sperry Top-Siders, is quite literally a master of escapes. Over the years, the Los Angeles-based shutterbug has become known for his bird’s-eye-view travel photos that stretch from the beaches of Greece ... More