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Hotels

All recommended hotels in Worldwide

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi
Hilton Abu Dhabi Capital Grand

High-rise hotel in the heart of Abu Dhabi, with three restaurants and a tea lounge.

Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi, Diplomat Suite © Hyatt
Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

Resort complex with 306 rooms, suites and villas amid gardens on Saadiyat Island.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
One & Only Royal Mirage
One&Only Royal Mirage

Exotically designed 456-room oceanfront resort built to resemble an Arabian palace, complete with tranquil courtyards, ornamental pools and landscaped gardens.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Mediterranean-style 148-room resort hotel amid landscaped grounds fronting the Arabian Gulf and adjacent to the Emirates Golf Club.

Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay

Contemporary resort in the picturesque southwest of Antigua, overlooking a crescent of golden sand.

Hermitage Bay
Hermitage Bay

Hideaway set on a hillside above a secluded bay on Antigua’s southwest coast.

Jumby Bay guestroom
Rosewood Jumby Bay

Congenial resort on a 320-acre private residential island 15 minutes from Antigua, managed by Rosewood and reopened in 2009 after a $28 million renovation.

Countrywide, Anguilla
Cap Juluca
Cap Juluca

Stylish resort on its own 180-acre garden peninsula, fronting arguably the finest beach in the Caribbean.

Bariloche, Argentina
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort

Dramatically sited hotel on a lakeland peninsula, a short drive west of Bariloche.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Algodon Mansion
Algodon Mansion

Intimate 10-suite hotel housed within 1912 French classical-style limestone mansion in Buenos Aires’ chic Recoleta neighborhood.

Villas

All recommended villas in Worldwide

Hawaii,
Pure Maui

Experience Maui like never before, from the comfort and privacy of a luxurious estate. An exclusive, custom stay awaits, complete with fabulous private homes, gourmet chefs, and the island’s best adventures and spa services … plus personalized attention to complete the package. Honeymoons, romantic getaways and family adventures are perfectly suited for a Pure Maui experience, rivaling the experience at even the finest resorts. Treat yourself with fine meals prepared by your own private chef; explore the lush tropical surroundings with the best local guides; enjoy the adventures of snorkeling, hiking, surfing, kayaking and swimming under waterfalls; and rejuvenate with a private massage, yoga, island healing and more. The warmth and care of the staff, along with the extensive pampering services, will give every guest a unique adventure in paradise. Pure Maui offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience this land of crystal beaches, emerald mountains and warm hospitality.

Kenya,
Alfajiri Villas

Widely considered to be the finest villas on the East African Coast, this collection of three villas—Cliff Villa, Garden Villa and Beach Villa (each accommodating 8)—overlooking the Indian Ocean offer the utmost in privacy and stunning views. African styling blends with high roofs, ivory floors, wooden beams, locally made furniture, and impressive collections of African and Far Eastern artifacts. The gardens are meticulously cared for, and large verandas with hand-carved sofas grace the front of each villa, overlooking the picturesque swimming pool and the sea. Fresh seafood is brought in daily from the beach, fruit and vegetables are sourced from local farms, and other fine food and wine from around the world are provided as well. Championship golf is located nearby, and other activities include snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing, safaris and excursions to nearby attractions.

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Abercrombie & Kent Villas

Viti Levu, Fiji
Dolphin Island
Dolphin Island

Your own private island paradise just a 10 minute cruise off the Fijian mainland, surrounded by crystal-clear, turquoise water, wafted by soft sea breezes with beautiful sunsets, framed by palm trees – truly heaven.

Off Raki Raki
Tuscany, Italy
Villa Il Sogno
Villa Il Sogno

A beautiful country road with pristine views leads up to the two-story villa situated on 3 acres of property.

Fiesole
Countrywide, Jamaica
LaCure Villas
LaCure Villas

LaCure Villas serves a wide variety of destinations with villas selected with a careful and detailed selection process to include the most private villas in each location.

Ocho Rios
Countrywide, Kenya
Cliff Villa
Cliff Villa

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, 30,000 square foot Cliff Villa’s elevated position ensures privacy and stunning views on Diani Beach, considered the best in Kenya.

Diani Beach
Garden Villa
Garden Villa

Overlooking the Indian Ocean and Diani Beach, considered one of the best in Kenya, 40,000 square foot Garden Villa is a true oasis.

Diani Beach
On Safari, Kenya
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Four lavish, fully staffed and individually styled houses built along the summit of a ridge offer commanding views across a landscape wooded with acacias and African olives, and crisscrossed by dry riverbeds.

Nanyuki
Baja California, Mexico
Casa La Laguna
Casa La Laguna

One of the newest and largest beachfront vacation homes available in Los Cabos, Casa La Laguna sits on a quiet, pristine, semi-private beach with unobstructed views from Punta Palmilla to Punta Gorda.

Baja California Sur

Dining

All recommended restaurants in Worldwide

100 MANEIRAS

Located in the stylish Bairro Alto, this lively restaurant draws a well-heeled  crowd for the modern Portuguese dishes of Bosnian-born chef Ljubomir Stanisic. Stanisic  creates intriguing tasting menus that change constantly, featuring dishes such as sautéed  foie gras in chestnut flour with a Muscatel-pineapple reduction, and pistachio-crusted goat  with quinoa.

Rua do Teixeira 35
Lisbon 1200
Portugal
US$75
21212

This innovative restaurant is set in a restored Georgian townhouse. Chef Paul Kitching’s menu is always changing, but representative dishes include a risotto with an assiette of carrots, minted peas, mortadella, mozzarella and macadamias; beef filet with Brazil nuts, prunes and turnips; and pink trout with smoked haddock, horseradish and kippers.

3 Royal Terrace
Edinburgh, SC EH7 5AB
United Kingdom
US$77-US$109 (Prix Fixe)
A Kia

Much of the best food in Vietnam is not to be found in the formal surroundings asso- ciated with gastronomy in the West. If you prefer such familiar comforts, this address is not for you. Adventurous diners, however, will be rewarded at this simple restaurant set on an open-air roadside terrace. Run by a charming Vietnamese woman who speaks good English, it specializes in seafood, including delicious sautéed crab and squid; the wild pork casserole is excellent, too. Ask the front desk at the Anantara Mui Ne to make a reservation.

Lo Z1, Z2, Z3
Khu Tttm Bac, Phan Thiet
Vietnam
ABAC

Chef Jordi Cruz was the youngest Spanish chef ever to win a Michelin star, at the restaurant Estany Clar. In this sleek, stylish space, Cruz, a culinary celebrity in Catalonia, showcases local produce in dishes such as scallops on potato blinis, lobster Bolognese, roasted octopus with a shrimp emulsion, and roasted baby lamb with vanilla.

Avenida Tibidabo 1
Barcelona 08022
Spain
US$125
Abacus
Chef Kent Rathbun traveled the world for inspiration in creating his “Contemporary Global Cuisine,” and now presents it in this lively modern restaurant filled. Rathbun has structured the menu to accommodate his food, so you will find headings such as “Soup and Salads,” “Small Plates,” “Big Plates” and “Sushi.” Among the extensive, oft-changing listings, you might find Comanche buffalo pot stickers with five spice-tamarind hoisin sauce, Fresno chilis and cilantro; crisp rice flour-crusted calamari with Key lime, blistered shishito peppers and wild garlic salt; pan-seared Scottish salmon with artichoke-potato croquette, asparagus salad and toasted honey-whole grain mustard; and wood-roasted beef tenderloin with Sangiovese butter, black truffle-potato purée, baby squash and bell peppers. The wine list also covers the globe.
4511 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
United States
$75. Five-course menu, $65; eight courses, $95.
Agape Substance

Despite the facts that it resembles a small, mirrored railroad car and that diners sit at high stools before a communal table, this has become the toughest reservation on the Left Bank because of the superb cooking of young chef David Toutain. Working in a tiny open kitchen, he composes a new tasting menu almost daily, and the dishes reflect his culinary creativity and flawless technical skills. Expect a suite of beautiful edible miniatures such as a slow-cooked egg with new garlic cream and lemon-verbena foam; dressed crab with candied grapefruit and a rich consommé of North Sea shrimp; griddled razor shell clams, squid and zucchini in lavender foam with yuzu cream and dill flowers; and veal in black-olive tapenade with grilled shallots. Service is flawless, and it’s a good idea to order the well-chosen wine pairings.

66 Rue Mazarine (6e)
Paris 75006
France
US$200
AGATA E ROMEO

Husband-and-wife team Agata Parisella and Romeo Caraccio fuse contemporary cuisine with venerable Roman traditions. Dishes include ravioli filled with braised oxtail, simple yet delicious spaghetti with grated Pecorino cheese and black pepper, Mediterranean scorpion fish with a potato foam and sea urchins, and rich braised veal cheek with a parsnip purée.

Via Carlo Alberto, 45
Rome 00185
Italy
US$110
Ai Fiori

The latest offering from chef Michael White is located in The Setai hotel on Fifth Avenue (White also presides over Marea and Osteria Morini). Ai fiori means “among the flowers,” and this large, tranquil space is bright with floral arrangements that add an air of romance and celebration. The menu changes frequently, but look for pastas such as the luscious Trofie Nero, Ligurian- style squid’s ink pasta, with a pleasantly tangy ragout of squid and scallops. The equally outstanding main courses may include laurel-crusted cod with brandade, black truffles and porcini; or an outstanding veal chop with new potatoes, prosciutto and sage. There are more than two dozen wines by the glass.

Setai Hotel
400 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY 10018
United States
$75. Four-course menu, $89; seven-course chef’s tasting menu, $125
AKASAKA KIKUNOI

The Tokyo branch of a classic Kyoto restaurant (which recently celebtrated its 100th anniversary), this enchanting place brings a taste of the ancient capital to the modern metropolis. With stone paths, bamboo groves and glowing lanterns, it is gracious and relaxed. The cuisine comes from the classic tradition of kaiseki, small courses arranged on exquisite serving pieces consonant with the look of the food and the season. The menu is wholly dependent on the availability of ingredients, so it changes often. To dine here is a complete gastronomic and aesthetic experience. Seating at tables is available.

6-13-8 Akasaka
Tokyo
Japan
US$275
AKELARE

Chef Pedro Subijana Reza was one of the founders of the New Basque cooking movement. Look for dishes such as rice with snails and periwinkles in a tomato-basil “film,” a fricassee of wild mushrooms with powdered nuts and a soy mayonnaise, red mullet with sauces inside transparent fusilli, succulent Iberian pork, a palate-cleansing “gin and tonic on a plate,” and rolled cake with a mulberry sauce and milk meringue. The contemporary dining room offers memorable views of the Bay of Biscay. Closed Sunday evenings, Mondays and the month of February.

Paseo del Padre Orcolaga 56, Igueldo
San Sebastián 20008
Spain
US$145

Special Offers

Special Offers

Eichardt's Private Hotel - The Ultimate Golf Package

Stay two nights in a Mountain View Suite with all daily inclusions and enjoy a round of golf including cart hire at The Hills Golf Course. You will be chauffeur-driven in style to the exclusive course and, after enjoying your game, you will head back to the hotel to enjoy single malt whiskey in Eichardt’s Parlour.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach - Complimentary Fourth Night
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach - Complimentary Fourth Night

Confirm a stay for three nights and receive a fourth night complimentary. Offer is available for Deluxe Intracoastal and above room categories. Rates vary by season and room category.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach - Confirmed Room Upgrade
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach - Confirmed Room Upgrade

Reserve an Ocean Front Room and receive a confirmed upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite at the time of booking.

Amanyara - Enticing Amenities
Amanyara - Enticing Amenities

Confirm your summer travel to Amanyara and receive some enticing amenities to encourage a longer stay. Reserve a stay of three nights or longer and all meals are included; stay four nights and add one complimentary night to the above; and when you extend your stay to seven nights, receive all the above along with a 60-minute spa treatment (one per guest in pavilion). There are additional amenities for families confirming a suite or villa.

Amanyara - Spring Sojourn
Amanyara - Spring Sojourn

Confirm a three-night or longer stay and receive the following amenities: daily full breakfast and dinner; one beach picnic lunch per stay and a farewell gift.

Amanyara - Weddings at Amanyara
Amanyara - Weddings at Amanyara

Amanyara is offering some special amenities to your destination wedding when a minimum of 10 rooms are confirmed between Oct. 1 and 31, 2014: round-trip private airport transfers, daily continental breakfast included in bridal rate, a one-hour cocktail reception with hand-passed canapés, a farewell beach bonfire held the last night with post dinner s’mores, complimentary Wi-Fi and all local or long distance calls to share the updates on the special day.

Ballyfin - Complimentary Nights
Ballyfin - Complimentary Nights

We invite you to spend more time at Ballyfin to experience all it has to offer. Confirm three nights during the months of March or April and receive a complimentary fourth night; confirm four nights during the month of May and receive a complimentary fifth night.

BeautifulPlaces – Luxury Villa Rentals & Epicurean Adventures

The magnificent estate of Lake Kora, typically reserved for a minimum of 14 guests, is exclusively being offered for a minimum of eight guests at reduced pricing. Guests can reside in the grand lodge rooms or in one of the several charming cottages.

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa - Suite Savings
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa - Suite Savings

Indulge in the grandeur of our suites for less. Enjoy 25 percent savings on the best available rate during your next stay at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa.

Bernardus Lodge & Spa - Complimentary Fourth Night
Bernardus Lodge & Spa - Complimentary Fourth Night

We invite you stay a little longer and enjoy all that Bernardus has to offer. Confirm a three-night stay and your fourth night will be with our compliments.

Itineraries

Munich, Germany
Simply Munich

The perfect introduction to Munich at an uncommon value, "Simply Munich" is designed to introduce you to some of the top sites you on a first trip to the city. Reserve the package as outlined, or tailor it to your needs by working with one of our travel experts.

The Nam Hai, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Exploring Vietnam: A Seven-Day Custom Journey

First-time visitors to Vietnam tend to be struck by the exquisite landscapes, generous people and sophisticated cuisine. This itinerary provides a wonderful introduction to the deep history of this beautiful country.

The Road to Mandalay
Burma Itinerary: Images of a Golden Land

As the government of Burma (Myanmar) slowly unclenches its grip, travel in this remarkable country becomes even more of a joy. But the secret of Burma’s beauty is out. The time to visit is now, when the mystery of Bagan and the magic of Mandalay remain unspoiled.

The Star Ship
Itinerary: Exploring the Virgin Islands by Private Yacht

The top Caribbean resorts may be sold out for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean an amazing beach vacation is out of reach. Perhaps the most exclusive way to explore the Caribbean is by private yacht charter. You and your captain customize the itinerary, allowing extra time for a cookout on a private beach in the British Virgin Islands or fishing off the reefs of Barbuda. Besides being supremely comfortable and relaxing, yacht charters open up islands and coves normally inaccessible to the public. Several of our favorite yachts still have availability over choice winter dates.

Casa Palopó Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Highlights of Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the most idyllic destinations in the world. From the crystal-blue water of Lake Atitlán to the enigmatic ruins of Tikal to the painstakingly restored Spanish Colonial architecture, manicured parks and stylish hotels of Antigua, Guatemala offers a surprisingly diverse range of experiences.

The Hills Provate Golf Club
New Zealand: The World’s Most Spectacular Golf

This itinerary encompasses some of Andrew Harper’s favorite hideaways in New Zealand and some of the most sensationally scenic golf courses anywhere.

Watson's Beach, Lizard Island
Australia — A Journey of Contrasts

Australia presents diverse landscape, from desert to lush rain forest to dramatic mountain ranges.