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Anyone else need a vacation right now? Like, desperately? It’s been an interesting challenge putting together this edition of our Hotels, Resorts and Spa Guide, as the hospitality industry has spent the better part (or, if we are being blunt, the worst part) of the year at a standstill. But what we aimed to create among these pages is a wanderlust- inspiring rundown of some of the best places to travel as soon as you are able to — a hit list for you to use to start planning the next few trips. We’ve covered some incredible hotels such as the Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé in France’s Loire Valley,

where you’ll find historic drama and regal intrigue. Some of your old favorites such as the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech, where the Atlas Mountains provide a powerful backdrop for this tranquil oasis in the bustling metropolis. Or Hotel del Colorado — its 130 years of seaside charmmake it perfect for a quintessential American staycation for the whole family. What are hotels going to look like post-pandemic? That’s something that seems at the top of your minds as we all cautiously hope for a world where we can travel once again. Speaking to senior figures in the hotel industry, these measures range from the expected (sanitation increases for staff, guests, and the hotel itself) to the more imaginative (partnerships with transport companies to ensure that getting to their resort is as safe and unexposing as possible). Travel companies are also acutely aware of the feeling of apprehension that surrounds traveling — or anything you’ve been banned from doing for such a long time! So they’re coming up with new and ingenious ways to make you feel a little bit safer. From closed-loop trips where you are in the same, safe pair of hands from the moment you leave your home for the entirety of your journey, with your exposure limited to only those inside your bubble, to resort buyouts that ensure you’re the only group of guests in your hotel of choice. These are trends that will dominate the luxury travel landscape for the foreseeable future. You play an important role in the hospitality sector’s journey to getting back on its feet. Reports show that, though small in number, those that partake in luxury travel vacation more frequently and for longer periods, and spend more while they’re there. So with the new normal being these safety procedures, and the new ingenious options for travel, we urge you to get out there, safely, and help rejuvenate this sector. We want to ensure that the places that give us such pleasure and create such special memories for our families will be able to do so for generations to come.

Elite Traveler ’s Top Suites Database If the Hotels, Resorts and Spas Guide has inspired wanderlust, head online to elitetraveler.com and explore the newly launched Top Suites database. It is the definitive online search tool for finding the best hotel accommodations on the planet. Constantly updated throughout the year, and presented alongside stunning behind-the-scenes images, descriptions and luxury rankings, the database lets you search for your next hotel stay using over 60 different criteria including size,

bedroom number, privacy and access.

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Contents elite traveler HOTELS, RESORTS & SPAS 2020/2021

18 Yachts Explore the rugged beauty of Scotland on board Fair Lady , a Discover classic 121.1-ft yacht with gorgeous period features 20 Spirits Discover an exciting new cultural destination in Porto, Portugal 22 Aviation Board a Cessna Caravan and embark on a safari-hopping adventure


24 Men’s Watches Roberta Naas looks at high-tech materials that can weather the elements 26 Women’sWatches Variety is certainly the spice of life for these watch brands that have created interchangeable strap systems

28 Destination Style Everything you need to know (and wear) for a

34 Hotel del Coronado 35 Park Hyatt New York

36 Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 38 Sensei Lāna'i, A Four Seasons Resort 40 The Liming Bequia 41 The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas 42 Kachi Lodge 43 Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas

snowy getaway in Telluride, Colorado 30 Beauty

We take a closer look at the hyped-up ingredient of the moment: CBD

44 Grand Velas Los Cabos 46 Grand Velas Riviera Maya 48 Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

42 Kachi Lodge in Bolivia

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52 Baden-Baden 53 Chalech S 54 Carlton Hotel St Moritz 56 Grantley Hall 57 Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé 58 Iconic Santorini 59 InterContinental Edinburgh The George 60 The Mandrake 61 Nobu Ibiza 62 Villa Orsula Dubrovnik 64 Park Hyatt Doha 66 One&Only Gorilla’s Nest 67 One&Only Nyungwe 68 Mandarin Oriental Marrakesh 69 Park Hyatt Zanzibar Europe, Middle East, Africa

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72 Baglioni Resort Maldives 73 Miskawaan Luxury Villas 74 Kudadoo Maldives Private Island 76 The Reverie Saigon 78 Morpheus 79 Park Hyatt Niseko 80 Rosewood Hong Kong

28 The snowy mountains of Telluride

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Fair Lady Set sail on an eight-day adventure through Scotland’s dramatic landscape, uncovering lochs, mountains, wild beaches and historic sites. Your vessel for the journey? A 121-ft classic yacht. Page 18

Page 20Wine & Spirits Discover an enticing new destination for oenophiles and gourmands. Page 22 Aviation Fly to one state for lunch and be back home in time for dinner with this new personal air vehicle concept. Page 24 Men’s Watches These high-tech materials are corrosion resistant, anti-magnetic and hypoallergenic — plus, they look cool. Page 30 Beauty CBD has entered the beauty market, but is it worth the hype? We look at the products that deliver.

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Fair Lady ’s elegant deck

Yachts by Thea Halstead The rugged beauty of Scotland’s coastline is the ideal cruising ground for naturists and history lovers. And what better way to explore than on board a piece of history itself, the Fair Lady . Built in 1928 at British heritage shipyard Camper & SCOTLAND’S FAIR ISLES Nicholsons, this 121-ft classic yacht cocoons you in her period features. Immerse yourself in a bygone age with formal dinners, a hand of bridge after dinner and not a screen in sight. The owner of Fair Lady explains to us why Scotland holds such a special place in his heart: “Scotland is a vast, varied terrain covered with mountains, lochs, forests, wild beaches and waterfalls. I cruised the west coast and all I had for company was my family, a seal colony, some puffins, dolphins, otters, mink and a multitude of birds. We hiked, we swam in lakes, we had a true adventure — well away from the crowds. I’m delighted that we have brought Fair Lady back to home shores so others can experience Scotland in this way. Remote, beautiful — pure escapism and a place to live out a dream.”

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Day 7 On your way back to Oban pass through Lochaline, an area of outstanding natural beauty known for its fly fishing. Keen anglers can take their rods ashore and test the water for salmon, trout and sea trout, or if you prefer some underwater exploration, the wrecks of the Sound of Mull are nearby. Day 8 Head back to Oban to disembark and return home on the Spirit of Laudale, a Cessna 208 seaplane. Alternatively, fly across Loch Linnhe to the Laudale estate. The recently refurbished house is an ideal base to continue your Scottish adventure. Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, archery and sailing before retiring for a dram of whisky by the fire. Charter Fair Lady from £56,000 per week (approx. $72,298). Contact James Clark, head of retail charter, +44 207 766 4300, charter@burgessyachts.com, burgessyachts.com

Board Fair Lady in Oban, a quaint seaside town on Scotland’s west coast. Cruise to the island of Iona and drop anchor to head ashore for a bracing walk to the top of Dùn 1, and to explore white sand beaches and the island’s many historical sites. Day 2 En route to your overnight anchorage at Kentra is Fingal’s Cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa. The sea cave is forged from hexagonally jointed basalt, creating unnerving symmetry for a naturally formed structure. Day 3 From Kentra, hop across to Armadale Castle and gardens on the Isle of Skye. Explore over 40 acres of vibrant woodland gardens and trails against the backdrop of the castle’s romantic ruins. Parts of the gardens date back to the 1790s. Day 4 From Inverie you’ll cross the Sound of Sleat to Loch Scavaig, one of the most dramatic anchorages in Scotland, before heading up to Loch Harport and the Talisker Distillery. Whisky connoisseurs can enjoy an in-depth tour followed by a guided tasting of five expressions of Talisker. Day 5 Eilean Donnan is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Scotland. The 13th-century castle stands guard over Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, and is home to Jacobean artifacts, period furniture and stunning views. Day 6 From Eilean Donnan travel to the calm waters of Loch Drumbuie, home to an abundance of wildlife. Take advantage of this sheltered spot by jumping in a kayak — try and spot a dolphin or two from the water.

Clockwise Laudale at twilight; fly across Loch Linnhe; Scotland’s mountainous rugged beauty

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Wine & Spirits by Alex Martin



Summer 2020 saw the grand opening of Porto’s World of Wine (WOW), a new cultural destination in the Portugese coastal city perfect for oenophiles and gourmands alike. Located south of the Douro River in warehouses that were once used to store port, WOW has regenerated a historic area that previously lay dormant. Visitors will be able to learn about the history of not only wine, but chocolate, fashion and the city itself. Later this year, the WOWWine School will also open, offering a variety of daily and multi-day workshops on Portuguese wine and gastronomy. Stay in The Yeatman, a luxurious hotel that opened in 2010 and that is widely regarded as the catalyst that started Porto’s tourism boom. It is just a stone’s throw from the WOW development and will soon offer a wealth of new exclusive experiences. After a busy day exploring the delights of WOW, head to The Yeatman’s spa for some wine-inspired treatments; a barrel bath with red wine extract improves blood and lymph circulation. Book the Presidential Suite and enjoy a private tasting on the suite’s

expansive terrace overlooking the WOW and Porto beyond. Presidential Suite from $2,900 per night, wine master class from $240 per person. Contact Jan-Erik Ringertz, general manager, reservations@the-yeatman-hotel.com, +351 220 133 128, the-yeatman-hotel.com

TAYLOR’S VARGELLAS VINHA VELHA 2017 The 2017 growing season was notable for its dryness. This had followed a particularly wet 2016, making for peculiar growing conditions. The crop ripened early and picking started on September 1, the earliest date since 1945. That year was considered one of the greatest vintages of the 20th century, and the rapturous reception for the 2017 appears to show it may follow suit. $300, taylor.pt

This image and inset WOW is a culinary destination within the historic district of Porto


With one of the most extensive reserves of very old, cask-aged port, Taylor’s is able to release a new 50-year-old limited edition every year. This 1970 vintage is the seventh in the series and is wonderfully elegant. The port wine is aged in single oak casks in cool cellars, where conditions are perfect to develop rich and complex flavors. This is ready to be enjoyed from the day of purchase. $270, taylor.pt


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Venture out into the bush on 4x4 game drives

Fly between safari camps in an executive-class Cessna Caravan

The flying safari

It’s hardly surprising that, in light of recent events, private travel and exclusive- use accommodations are both in high demand. SkySafari by Elewana specializes in African safaris, traveling between wondrous camps via the company’s nine- seater, executive-class Cessna Caravan. In this classic Kenya itinerary, you can rest assured that touch points are minimal, as you and your party will be the only guests at all camps and on the aircraft. The adventure begins in Nairobi, where you and your posse will spend two nights at Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli. The camp lies in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and has fantastic views of the imposing mountain. It borders Amboseli National Park which is known for its population of over 1,000 elephants. A stay here has minimal impact on the environment; it is one of the first eco-

lodges of its size, and is proudly 100 percent solar-powered. Fly on to Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp in the 56,000-acre Loisaba Conservancy, which is home to elephants, lions and the rare wild dog. Go stargazing, head out on guided bush walks or a cultural visit to the Samburu villages, or just soak up the astonishing views from the camp’s infinity pools. The final destination is Elewana Sand River Masai Mara, found on the riverbank in the fertile savannah of Masai Mara. The area is home to leopards, cheetahs and lions. The camp consists of exquisite colonial-style tents that reimagine the permanent tented camps of the 1920s. From $60,075 for exclusive use for seven days. Contact Mia Lawson, general manager, reservations@skysafari.com, +254 702 594 424, skysafari.com

Q-Starling Samad Aerospace is a UK-based tech start-up. Its driving force is time — specifically, how to save this valuable asset by creating aircraft that can have you zipping over to Los Angeles from San Francisco for dinner, and get you back home in time to say goodnight to the kids. It has unveiled a concept for a personal air vehicle (PAV) named Q-Starling. This two-person aircraft combines elements from both fast jets and VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft. It will be powered by a hybrid-electric turbo-generator and will be capable of running on sustainable fuel. Q-Starling will be able to cruise at 250 knots with a range of 500miles, and is set for delivery in 2023. samadaerospace.com

Q-Starling is a two-person personal air vehicle concept

Photos Silverless / Elewana Collection


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by Roberta Naas

Looking for a watch that can weather the elements with you on land or at sea? We suggest steering away from gold and instead looking to some high-tech case materials that are often corrosion resistant, anti-magnetic and hypoallergenic. Besides, these watches look great for daytime adventures and sail nicely into evening wear. HIGH-TECH ADVENTURE

RICHARDMILLE RM 11-05 AUTOMATIC FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH GMT CERMET Don’t let the look of this Richard Mille RM 11-05 Automatic Flyback Chronograph GMT with pale blue-hued strap fool you. It is crafted using an all-new proprietary material called Cermet that is exclusive to the brand. It is as light in weight as titanium but has the same hardness as a diamond. The material gets its charcoal gray color from metallic zirconium and high- performance ceramic that are heated and pressed together. There is a Carbon TPT® (Thin Ply Technology) case band, and the watch houses a mechanical movement and offers flyback chronograph, GMT display and annual calendar. Just 140 pieces will be made. $215,000, richardmille.com are compressed under high pressure, rendering the material even stronger than regular carbon fiber. The mechanical movement features an Incabloc anti-shock device to protect it. $17,400, panerai.com PANERAI LUMINOR MARINA CARBOTECH™ Panerai has long been a master of high-tech materials and regularly turns to other walks of life for inspiration. This Luminor Marina Carbotech™ watch features a case made of a proprietary material whose structure offers high performance but is lightweight. It is a combination of thin sheets of carbon fiber with a high-end polymer referred to as PEEK (polyether ether ketone) that


Easily a grail watch for collectors, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore self-winding chronograph is always dynamic, but this new 44mm version is even more powerful thanks to the black ceramic case and contrasting blue ceramic bezel. Audemars Piguet has been a master at creating ceramic and even its own carbon fiber cases in-house. The watch features oversized Arabic numerals with a luminescent coating, and the blue dial boasts the brand’s Méga Tapisserie motif. It offers chronograph and tachymeter scale on the inner flange for measuring distance or speed, and is finished with a blue rubber strap with a unique textile motif. $34,900, audemarspiguet.com

NOVUS is Latin and stands for new and that was the driving force be- hind this project, which began in 2010. NOVUS shows what an elect- ric motorcycle can look like if you ignore the ordinary and really start from scratch. NOVUS is a young german brand that develops high-end design driven motorbikes. Engineered and assembeld in Germany we break with conventions, break new ground and show that a modern

vehicle can be completely different. This is not just a motorcycle. It´s a dream and a work of art on wheels. A new lifestyle product that could come straight from the future or out of the next Mission Impossible film. Something special for peolpe who are looking for the extraordina- ry. Something for peolpe who have always dreamed of feeling like Tom Cruise. Stop dreaming, this is real!

THE WORLD´S FIRST LUXURY LEIGHTWEIGHT E-MOTORBIKE NOVUS is a handcrafted luxury motorcycle in li- mited series. All main parts are handmade from aerospace carbon fiber to keep weight to an ab- solute minimum. The world‘s first hollow carbon motorcycle monocoque frame is made out of one piece and is finished with 5 layers of your favorite color. Every single part has been specially desig- ned and fully integrated to create this iconic and revolutionary design. NOVUS is also completely di- gital. You can use your phone as a key to activate the bike and adjust various settings or add new functions. With only 75 kg and up to 20 kW, NOVUS One is much lighter and faster than conventional motorcycles of the same size. The handcrafted NOVUS One is limited to 500 pie- ces and can be reserved at www.novusbike.com @ novusbike


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by Roberta Naas

HUBLOT BIG BANG ONE CLICK These Hublot Big Bang One Click watches (named for the interchangeable system that simply clicks a new strap into place) boast embroidered leather straps made at the Bischoff workshops in St Gallen, Switzerland, using a tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. Each strap is designed according to a complex pattern; then, a technical designer determines how to program the embroidery machine. Additional straps can be purchased separately for $685 each. The steel and diamond Big Bang One Click retails for $14,600, and the King Gold with pavé diamonds on bezel, case and lugs retails for $32,500. hublot.com

CHANGING TIME It is always nice to allow a little versatility in life, especially when on vacation. That’s why certain top watch brands have created easy, tool-free, interchangeable strap systems. During the day, don a colorful strap that easily switches to a bracelet at night, or a rubber option when poolside.

BULGARI TWIST YOUR TIME The Bulgari Twist Your Time concept offers an exciting way to change the look of the classic yet contemporary Serpenti watch, with a case shaped in the likeness of the snake. This seductive watch dresses down by day with a two-loop strap and can be dressed up at night with a four-loop strap. Shown here, the watch retails for $8,700, but additional two-loop straps can be purchased for $165, and four-loop straps for $220. bulgari.com

CARTIER PASHA DE CARTIER British actress MaisieWilliams is also a Pasha de Cartier brand ambassador. Her watch of choice is the 35mm stainless steel Pasha de Cartier with interchangeable steel bracelet and leather straps. The Cartier system allows for easy on/off strap changes, and the array of color choices and finishes of straps lets you go from day to night and even in between. Additional alligator straps (shiny or semi-matte) can be purchased for $305. The watch version worn byWilliams, $6,150. cartier.com


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Après-ski A must-visit is the Historic Bar , found within the New Sheridan Hotel. You’ll find visitors and locals perched at the mahogany bar. The decor harks back to 1895 when the bar was rebuilt following a fire in the main building; check out the brass chandeliers and original filigree light fixtures. There Bar is an intimate spot for Asian-style bites and quirky cocktails — choose from the ‘bougie classics’ or the jam drinks, made from a jam (red pepper jelly, Maine blueberry) and your preferred spirit. The Tunnel is a speakeasy- style joint that you enter through a trapdoor after supplying a password. Throw on an Eli All-Gender hoodie from CashmereRed while you barhop. The store, located in the Mountain Village, specializes in high-quality cashmere: the hoodie is knitted to order in the US using only underbelly hair from Kashmir goats. newsheridan.com; experiencethere.com; thetunneltelluride.com


CashmereRED Knit to Order Eli All- Gender hoodie, $625, 221 E Colorado Ave, cashmerered.com

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Mountainside dining at Bon Vivant

Cordova Telluride

High dining Situated 11,220 ft above sea level, the views at Bon Vivant are spectacular. This open-air, on-mountain eatery serves comforting French cuisine. Come for the all-French wine list; stay for the atmosphere. Allred’s Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine and can only be accessed by gondola. It has the San Juan Mountains as a backdrop and looks over the town below; book the private dining room with a roaring fireplace for a special evening. tellurideskiresort.com; allredshost@tellurideskiresort.com

convertible paneled ski suit, $1,280, cordova.co

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Telluride, $32, obbibrown.com b

Alpine style After a career designing custom golf clubs, Peter Wagner rallied a team of ‘engineers, ski bums, woodworkers and designers’ to provide the same custom options to skiers, and so Wagner Skis was born. Head to Mountain Village, where the magic happens, and pick up your own pair of custom skis — the options are seemingly endless, and you can use your own artwork to decorate the skis to your liking. Cordova ’s Telluride ski suit is fashioned from a shell material that is both insulating and waterproof, and has a detachable jacket with cuffed sleeves. The subtle ecru shade cuts a striking silhouette on the slopes, but freshen it up for après-ski with Bobbi Brown ’s seductive crushed lip color in Telluride.

Arc’teryx Macai jacket, $999, Macai pants, $575, arcteryx.com

Wagner custom skis from $1,995, wagnerskis.com

Beyond the slopes The main street’s architecture reflects Telluride’s history as a mining town, and there are a number of independent boutiques and art galleries. The aptly named Between The Covers has been operating since 1974, and the bookseller is ‘fiercely independent.’ You’ll find titles from local authors on the double-height shelves as well as over 10,000 books — grab a cappuccino from the store’s cozy cafe, High Alpine Coffee , while you peruse. Be sure to visit the Telluride Arts District , which is both a location and a nonprofit organization that supports local artists and hosts events. Here, you’ll find Gallery 81435 , an exhibition space displaying creations from the region’s most accomplished artists. between-the-covers.com; telluridearts.org

Abom HEET ski goggles, $289, abom.com

On and off piste Telluride has over 2,000 acres of skiable terrain and 148 trails, and is suitable for skiers of all abilities (there are no lifts exclusively for advanced terrain, as there is an easier trail down for every single lift, so beginners can still soak up the fantastic views). For something high octane, Telluride Helitrax can create a tailored itinerary for heliskiing or snowboarding on untracked terrain in the San Juan Mountains. Arc’teryx ’s Macai jacket is down-insulated yet breathable. It has a removable hood that comfortably fits over ski and snowboard helmets, and was designed to rotate with head movements. If you’re heliskiing, you need goggles that can keep up: Enter Abom . The goggles use a patented technology that has an electronically heated, transparent thin-film layer between two poly-carbonate lenses, making foggy lenses a thing of the past. Plus, they’re extremely hard-wearing; some products meet the US Army’s standards for ballistic protection. helitrax.com

Photos Ben Eng Photography


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CBD explained Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 400 chemical compounds that are found in the cannabis plant. CBD is extracted from hemp because hemp has low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), i.e., the stuff that gets you high. Humans naturally produce endocannabinoids, which is the equivalent of the cannabidiol that the plants produce. CBD works with the body’s endocannabinoid system, helping to balance and maintain a whole host of bodily functions like memory, mood and pain sensation.

Beauty by Samantha Coles

Herbivore Botanicals Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil, $48, herbivorebotanicals.com

Colleen Rothschild Beauty CBD Face Oil, $95, cbd.colleenrothschild.com


It’s one of the most talked-about trending ingredients and has a whole list of supposed benefits: alleviating anxiety, reducing inflammation and chronic pain, and easing insomnia. Now, Cannabidiol (CBD) has entered the skincare market. While topical application won’t have the same effect as when CBD is ingested, it still packs a punch. As CBD is anti-inflammatory, it can be suitable for those with sensitive skin; it is antibacterial so it works for acne-prone skin and can balance sebum production; and it helps to soothe redness from environmental factors and eczema, or after a chemical peel. The most important factor to consider when looking for CBD skin care is how it is extracted — if it is not extracted correctly, you’re left with hemp oil which, while still beneficial for the skin, is not the same thing as CBD. CO2 extraction is thought to be the most gentle and effective way of maintaining the CBD compound. US-based Khus + Khus’s products champion botanicals, and their Fix Face Potion has a whopping 225mg of CBD. MGC Derma uses specially grown hemp and has created its own

trademarked compound called Aquiol, which contains 99% pure CBD and has superior absorption.

Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa S Oil Herbal Concentrate $52, kiehls.com

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Khus + Khus The Fix Face Potion, $84, khus-khus.com

MGC Derma Eye Cream, $90, mgcderma.com

Votary Super Boost Night Drops, $152, net-a-porter.com

Photo Richard Pierce


Park Hyatt New York Want to be a part of it? The Park Hyatt New York is in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, across the street fromCarnegie Hall and one block from the green expanse that is Central Park. Page 35

Americas Encompassing Mexico, the Caribbean, and North and South America, these are the most spectacular resorts in the Americas. Hotel del Coronado, Park Hyatt New York, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Sensei Lāna’i, A Four Seasons Resort, The Liming Bequia, The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Kachi Lodge, Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, Grand Velas Los Cabos, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit


America’s beachfront legend


Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California has attracted the country’s most discerning travelers for over 132 years. Situated on 28 gorgeous beachfront acres, the hotel’s grand Victorian architecture and soaring red turrets are a rare find; an iconic California landmark on one of America’s most beloved beaches, where guests enjoy the simple luxuries of sun, sea and precious time spent together. Always changing yet everlasting, the resort recently invested in a complete reimagination that will be completed by 2021. The efforts will preserve the resort’s illustrious heritage while creating exciting new experiences for modern-day guests, including a newly enhanced Cabana pool and beachfront Sun Deck experience. As part of the hotel’s renovation and expansion, Hotel del Coronado has all-new Cabana rooms for guests. These beachfront and pool-front rooms offer balconies with spectacular views, and ground-level rooms that boast chic outdoor terraces with a striped cabana, fire pit and plush seating areas for enjoying glittering orange sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The rooms’ interiors have a neutral color palette with pops of blue and gold that reflect the ocean and the sun. Simple yet stylish, the modern amenities encourage guests to create their own California dreams. STAY Cabana Room Size 398 sq ft Nightly rate from $579

Cabana Room terrace

(yes, really) or relaxing pool cabanas, the hotel is always hosting exciting activities for families and couples on-property, including thrilling water sports such as stand-up paddleboarding and surfing. Book a private lesson for yourself or the whole family — there’s even a photography package so you can take home pictures of these cherished memories spent with your loved ones. Golfers rejoice: The area has more than 80 courses to choose from, including the legendary Torrey Pines course in La Jolla. Once you retreat from an exciting day of activities, enjoy a private beach bonfire with s’mores and other fireside treats at Roast. CONTACT Christina Deroche, regional director of travel industry sales, delmemories@hoteldel.com, +1 619 435 6611, hoteldel.com

DINE From upscale sustainable seafood overlooking the mighty Pacific to alfresco fire pits with front-row views of dazzling sunsets, The Del’s eight dining venues offer something for everyone. Serea, Chef JoJo Ruiz’s sea-to-table restaurant, features the very best seafood that San Diego has to offer. Choose to dine in the airy space or experience the liveliness of the beachfront. Don’t forget to check out the other amazing restaurants: Sun Deck, Eno Market & Pizzeria, Sheerwater, Beach & Taco Shack, Babcock & Story Bar or the legendary Crown Room Brunch. EXPLORE The Del is where beach life comes to life! From plush daybeds and sand chairs just steps from the shore to yoga on the beach, mermaid fitness classes


Saltwater pool

wall-to-wall stone flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, an expansive living space, a dining room with a full dining table, full kitchen and personal bar, a butler’s kitchen and a state-of-the-art media system. The suite can also include special security and butler services, along with premium amenities including airport transfers, a complimentary spa treatment and daily breakfast. Personalize your wellness experience at Spa Nalai, with its indoor saltwater swimming pool, eucalyptus steam room, whirlpool and 24-hour fitness center overlooking the Manhattan skyline. This 25th-floor oasis features decadent massage and facial treatments catered to your needs. Spa Nalai is the ultimate destination for serenity in the heart of New York City. The hotel’s pool also features underwater speakers playing a curated Carnegie Hall soundtrack. RELAX Spa Nalai


The view from Central Park

Located directly across the street from Carnegie Hall, one block from Central Park and a short distance to MoMA and Lincoln Center, Park Hyatt New York is a five-star, award-winning hotel offering close proximity to global icons of both culture and industry. Spacious guest rooms inspired by New York’s most well-appointed homes enjoy an abundance of natural light and luxurious spa-like bathrooms. The striking interior architectural design and a rotating art collection set the backdrop for bespoke events. CONTACT Patricia Galas, director of marketing communications, patricia.galas@hyatt.com, +1 347 205 3134, parkhyattnewyork.com

DINE The Living Room

STAY Royal Suite Size 2,300 sq ft Nightly rate from $25,000

The Living Room, the Park Hyatt New York’s intimate restaurant, emulates the residential feel of a New York City apartment. Enjoy craft cocktails before moving on to a delectable pre-theater meal featuring a savory menu of traditional and innovative dishes.

The Royal Suite is a sophisticated and glamorous one-bedroom suite that exudes extravagance and residential comfort while offering partial Central Park views. Redesigned in 2018 by New York-based design firm Drake/Anderson, it features custom furnishings,

Take advantage of the Park Hyatt New York’s unique partnership with Carnegie Hall, located right across the street, where you can receive perks like preferred seating and VIP lounge access.

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RELAX The Spa is more than a relaxing oasis; it offers state-of-the-art treatments and facilities. Enjoy relaxing body treatments and facials that use local ingredients, like Molokai sea salt and Hawaiian spirulina, turmeric and coconut. On the other side of the spectrum, you can indulge in a surgically inspired facial that features professional-strength products from Celestial Black Diamond, HydraFacial and LED light therapy, or a Cryotherapy Energy Facial. The massages are excellent, too, and there are results-oriented ones, including Hawaiian techniques or a deep-tissue massage using the Rad Roller and infrared light therapy, which will relax even the tensest muscles. Should you need a little pick-me-up, Dr Okwuje offers fillers, micro-needling, Botox and liquid facelifts on-site. DINE There are plenty of delicious dining options on property. Start your day with the extensive buffet at Duo, which offers every dish imaginable and has terrific fresh Hawaiian fruit and juices. Take in the spectacular ocean views during lunch at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante, which offers Meditteranean-Italian cuisine, including pizzas and homemade pasta. It’s also open for dinner, and you can watch the sunset light up the sky while you dine. Spago is the go-to spot for fine dining on Maui; it has won numerous awards and was opened by the legendary chef Wolfgang Puck. The wine list is divine, and it offers a unique Hawaiian-Californian-fusion cuisine. If you’re looking for a truly special experience, book the Unforgettable Experience at the Serenity Pool. The resort will open the pool after hours for you and your party, and create a special menu. Dining under the stars is an evening you won’t soon forget. ENJOY The resort is beloved by families and honeymooners — there are activities and places for everyone. It has a fantastic, children-friendly pool with a large fountain and a tranquil adults-only pool, aptly named the Serenity Pool. There’s plenty of programming to help you explore the island and Hawaiian culture, too. From December to May, don’t miss a unique whale-watching excursion. Seeing these incredible creatures breach the surface is a surreal experience. If you want to learn more about Hawaiian culture, you can take a lei- making class, learn how to make poke, or watch the stars with a Hawaiian astronomer and hear how her ancestors used the stars to guide their voyages. Maui is a large island with tons of activities and sights to see, and the concierge can recommend the best guides and excursions for you. One of our top picks is watching the sunrise from the peak of Haleakalā. By Kristen Shirley

Relax in a cabana alongside the Fountain Pool and the Pacific

The casual elegance and scenic views of the Elite Suite

STAY Elite Suite Size 1,800 sq ft Nightly rate from $14,500


The resort has two stunning Presidential Suites, but wine lovers know to head to the equally gorgeous Elite Suites. They were created in partnership with Christian Navarro of Wally’s Wine of Beverly Hills, who is known as the sommelier to the stars. These two-bedroom suites span 1,800 sq ft, with lanais that run the length of the suites. They are located on high floors, so they have superb 180-degree views — perfect for enjoying a special bottle of wine while watching the sunset. The suites have an iPad with a curated wine list (exclusively available in the Elite Suites) and an in-suite minibar of the highest levels with vintages from top producers like Dom Pérignon. To get the full experience, book the Ultimate Pairing Dinner to accompany your stay. This private, multicourse dinner features dishes expertly paired with your favorite wines in the suite or in a secluded location on the property. A stay in the Elite Suite will also grant you connections to top winemakers so that you can enjoy private tours of the vineyards after your visit.

When it opened in 1990, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea heralded a new era for the island, and for the Four Seasons brand — it was only the third property to open. It sits in a pristine spot on a peaceful crescent of beach overlooking the ocean, but it is still close to restaurants, shops and world-class golf in Wailea. The resort has extensive landscaped grounds with Hawaiian hales and a sculpture garden, and it celebrates its Hawaiian roots and the island’s unique culture at every turn, whether it’s the inspired cuisine, extensive contemporary Hawaiian art collection, special programming or fabulous cocktails. CONTACT Thomas Boeker, reservations manager, reservations.mau@fourseasons.com, +1 808 874 8000

A stunning tropical Hawaiian panorama


Sensei by Nobu restaurant

fireplace and separate living/dining area featuring an extra-large LED television and commissioned artwork throughout. EXPLORE Every reservation includes 12 daily well-being activities. This rotating collection features small-group activities such as sunrise hikes, yoga, fitness, meditation, art and nutrition. The Guided Sensei Experience begins with a pre-arrival questionnaire about current lifestyle, abilities and interests. A pre-arrival specialist and personal Sensei guide rely on proprietary health technology and expert insights to create a tailored itinerary. A curated stay includes daily credits to use toward the Experiences Menu of private one-on-one instruction, spa hale services and adventurous island excursions across the 90,000-acre, semi-private island with an incredible array of activities. Many of the island activities are managed by Four Seasons including snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding, tennis, biking, archery and sporting clays, Hawaiian Cultural Tours and an Aerial Advenures Course park.

onto a private balcony or lanai; a soaring Great Hall; Sensei by Nobu restaurant and Koele Garden Bar; a salon and wellness facilities including 10 private spa hales, gym, movement and yoga studios; an 18-hole putting course; outdoor pool with lap lanes; tranquil onsens tucked away along wandering paths; and lush gardens featuring tropical trees and flowers sharing space with a world-class sculpture collection. CONTACT David Emig, resort manager, david.emig@fourseasons.com, +1 800 321 4666, fourseasons.com/sensei


In his quest to constantly raise the bar, Larry Ellison partnered with Dr David Agus to form a well-being company, Sensei, and bring that experience to one of his resorts by Four Seasons on Lāna'i. The premier wellness resort helps people learn daily practices to live longer, healthier lives. ‘The Sensei Way’ philosophy focuses on three paths: move, nourish and rest. A team of diverse and highly trained practitioners support the guest throughout their stay, allowing seamless integration to tailor and optimize each guest’s program and advancement. Surrounded by lush foliage, pine-covered mountains and fresh tropical breezes, the resort offers 96 light-filled rooms and suites opening

STAY Kaiholena Suite Size 1,200 sq ft Nightly rate from $1,200

This light-filled, one-bedroom suite is relaxing, with vibrant colors from nature outside against a serene palette, offering a harmonious and balanced setting for a journey to well-being. The suite has an in-room

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The serene sculpture garden

RELAX Sensei Lāna'i The 1,000-sq-ft private spa hale is a personal sanctuary to enjoy spa treatments or simply unwind at one’s own pace. It includes an Ofuru tub, infrared sauna, garden and warm outdoor pool. Sensei combines the wisdom of ancient healing traditions with modern technology and science to provide customized treatments for each guest. Signature treatments include Thermal Body Mapping, where a therapist will utilize Sensei-developed thermographic technology to create a visual map of the body, providing a custom massage that targets sources of tension. The Sensei Featured Experiences are a collection of 120-minute treatments showcasing movement, nourishment and rest. For example, the Rest Body Treatment begins with therapist-guided

breath work to trigger an intentional mind-body shift. This is followed by a bespoke fully-body massage and a vigorous scalp massage to stimulate circulation, both with pure, natural products from Italy. Finally, sink into the rejuvenating waters of the Ofuro bath for a tranquil soak. From locally grown produce to sustainable practices, Sensei is passionate about food and its impact on the body. Delight in menus designed by world-renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa and his team in close collaboration with Dr. Agus, utilizing an evidence-led approach to nutrition within the context of full- body health. DINE Sensei by Nobu

Rejuvenate in a private hale

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The tranquil Caribbean as viewed from Gingerlily House

THE LIMING BEQUIA ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES For an absolutely indulgent, do-nothing vacation, head to The Liming in Bequia. The tiny island, pronounced bek-way, is not on most people’s radar, making it one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean. Part of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the island measures just seven square miles and has only around 5,000 permanent residents. It has escaped the fate of many islands overrun with tourists and cruise ships, so it offers a taste of idyllic Caribbean life. Time moves slowly in Bequia, making it perfect for a relaxing stay. The boutique hotel has just 11 rooms with plans to open a handful more. The all-inclusive resort is unbelievably peaceful, with friendly staff and a gorgeous beachfront location. CONTACT Vicki McQuillan, reservations manager, reservations@thelimingbequia.com, +1 784 533 0398, thelimingbequia.com

A stretch of beach at The Liming Bequia

classic burgers. At dinner, enjoy local fish with lime leaf, pak choi and cinnamon oil; Vincentian whole snapper; or half a steamed lobster. All meals can be served in your villa, as well. ENJOY Despite its small size, there’s plenty to do on Bequia. It has clear waters, so the snorkeling and scuba diving are fantastic. Lazing on a beach can fill several hours, as can paddleboarding or kayaking. Hiking Mt Peggy is a great way to see the island and its surroundings, and you can begin the hike right from the hotel. Our favorite way to spend the day is out on the water: The Liming has its own boat and an experienced captain to take you around. For a bit of glamour, you can take a day trip to Mustique and have lunch at Basil’s Bar, or you can embrace the isolation of Bequia and pack a picnic to enjoy on a deserted island beach. By Kristen Shirley

gardens and an infinity pool overlooking the Caribbean. It seems like the hotel has an endless number of perfect spots for sunset, but this could be the best one — you might even see the elusive green flash as the sun sinks into the water. The Liming never feels crowded, but in Gingerlilly Mansion House, it feels like you're in your own private paradise. DINE The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you won’t be bored of visiting the same place. The circular, open-air restaurant showcases pristine ocean views of the surrounding islands, and the cuisine is fresh and delicious. In the morning, there’s a proper British fry up, smoothies and juices, and sweet treats like gingerbread pancakes with butterscotch sauce. Lunch is perfectly suited for languid beach days, with fresh salads, seafood and

STAY Gingerlily Mansion House Size 1,800 sq ft Nightly rate from $2,800

Each of the stand-alone villas has a plunge pool and island-chic decor and privacy, but Gingerlily Mansion House eclipses them all. Perched on a ridge with stunning views of the other islands, including Mustique and St Vincent, this gracious five-bedroom house is well-equipped with a dining room, kitchen, media room and lounge. Outside, it has gorgeous

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