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
See inside the most requested room at Japan's most iconic—and newly renovated—five-star hotel
After an extensive ground-up gut renovation, the iconic Palace Hotel Tokyo in Marunouchi reopened in 2012 in the same place it always stood. But it’s not the same hotel as when it originally opened in 1961. Each of the Palace’s 290 guest rooms feature contemporary furniture, open-concept bathrooms and high-tech ... More
Inside a Floridian resort beloved by presidents, chefs and celebrities
When Cheeca Lodge opened its doors in 1946, the first guest to check in was President Harry Truman. It was perhaps a sign of the notable figures that the hotel would host in the future—specifically Paul Newman, Bing Crosby, Katie Couric and Jack Nicklaus (who designed the on-property golf course ... More
The St. Regis New York unveils a unique car experience exclusively for hotel guests
The St. Regis New York unites timeless allure and elegant grandeur with their 2015 Bentley house fleet. The exclusive car service features two different models—Moonbeam Silver Flying Spur and Bentley Beluga Black Mulsanne—for hotel guests to ride. By day, the sleek Flying Spur whisks guests to their business ... More
See inside the most sought-after room at one of South Beach's original luxury properties
The Shore Club has been one of Miami Beach’s buzziest properties since it opened 14 years ago on Collins Avenue. And it’s still the place to be. As part of the Morgans Hotel Group, the hotel was an early pioneer of the movement toward boutique-style properties.
The no-frills but comfortable ... More
See inside the premier accommodations in Spain’s capital
Overlooking the historic Neptune Plaza, Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel has been providing guests with luxury accommodations in the heart of the Spanish capital for over a century.
Originally commissioned by King Alfonso XIII it houses 467 rooms and luxuriously appointed suites and is centrally located near the El Retiro Park and El ... More