This Australian Paradise Combines Everything You Love About Sonoma and the Hamptons

Drive about an hour south of Melbourne, and the Australian city’s energy soon gives way to mellow, seaside vibes. The Mornington Peninsula–with its oceanfront homes, upscale hotels, and fine dining restaurants–conjures up the Hamptons, the C?te d’Azur, or any other wealthy vacation enclave. But come June, when winter approaches in the Southern Hemisphere, the influx […]

These Sea Creatures Are Another Big Reason to Go to the Maldives

As tourists flock in increasing numbers to this island paradise, a conservation project based at one of its top resorts is protecting the country’s most celebrated residents. I was surveying the impossibly white sand and Technicolor-turquoise Indian Ocean outside my beach villa at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru–a dazzling, 44-acre island resort […]

Move Over, Tuscany: Puglia Is Italy’s New Hotspot for Luxury and Wellness Retreats

Puglia hasn’t always been on the global list of luxury travel destinations. But change is coming, thanks to visionary hotel investors and passionate local entrepreneurs. Restored farmhouses known as masserie dot the region. These lush properties boast gourmet restaurants, wellness retreat facilities, day spas, and villa-like suites–some with private swimming pools. A short distance south […]

The New Tulsa: This Revamped Art Deco Hotel Is Emblematic of a City Revived

On April 18, the doors opened to the Tulsa Club–an 11-story, 96-room hotel in a historic Art Deco building–and drew a line directly from the old Tulsa, Okla. it was originally built for and the new Tulsa that it will serve. The building first went up in 1927, all Italian stonework and flashy design, a […]

Murals Are the Must-Have Accessory for New Seattle Hotels

After years of room shortages in high season, Seattle’s recent boom has brought a half-dozen major new hotels to the city since last summer, alleviating the competition for space–at least a little. But the glut also pushes hotels to go above and beyond to impress locals and visitors, and that’s adding some color and art […]

What It’s Like to Stay at a Remodeled Trump Hotel

When the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, Canada went into receivership (essentially, bankruptcy) in the summer of 2017, the first thing the investment group that bought it did was chip off the giant gold letters identifying it with the brand of the current president of the United States. By the time it reopened […]

This Remote Ranch in Wyoming Should Be Your Next All-Inclusive Luxury Vacation

The rugged landscape of Wyoming is a haven for vacationers seeking a taste of the great outdoors. But a soon-to-open retreat is poised to position the state as one of America’s most notable destinations for food-focused travelers. The Farm at Brush Creek, scheduled to open this July, is pushing the boundaries of what amenities guests […]

Restaurateur Danny Meyer Discusses His Latest Dining Project at The Shed in Hudson Yards

Since the newly-developed neighborhood–although even that term is debatable–started opening doors to shops and public art structures last month, Hudson Yards has been met with mixed responses. From the glitzy shopping mall to a structure promising to be New York’s answer to the Eiffel Tower (in a metropolis that arguably already has plenty of comparable […]

Google Quietly Rolled Out a Hotel Site That’s Already Booking Rooms and Taking Names

Flying under the radar in travel news, Google quietly released its own hotel search and booking site last week. Aiming to compete with other hotel booking sites, as well as services like Airbnb, Google Hotels also offers last-minute booking on lodging. In a blog post written on March 7, Richard Holden, Google’s vice president of […]

Airbnb Is Buying Last-Minute Hotel Room App HotelTonight, Giving Itself Pre-IPO Momentum

Airbnb is taking another step into the broader travel industry with a new expansion into boutique hotels. The company, which built its business on renting homes, has agreed to purchase HotelTonight for an undisclosed amount. A travel app that helps users find last-minute hotel rooms at discounted rates, HotelTonight was valued at $463 million in […]