Special Report – Taj Campton Place, San Francisco

Special Report – Taj Campton Place, San Francisco In one of the best cities in the world, there is a surprising lack of truly outstanding hotels. Even the various rating guides agree to disagree and there are only a handful of true 5-star properties. Taj Campton Place brings high touch luxury, gourmet dining and the smallness that San Francisco…

Special Report – The newest uber-luxury resort in the Caribbean is now open

Special Report – The newest uber-luxury resort in the Caribbean is now open Silversands Grenada has been on virtually every list of most anticipated luxury hotel openings over the past two years leading up to its delayed opening in December. However, the old saying about good things coming those who wait may be appropriate. The Telegraph calls…

Special Report – lebua at State Tower

In Bangkok, this hotel is already home to one of just two of the city’s restaurants that have earned two Michelin stars in each of the guide’s first two years here. Famed for its Sky Bar high above the city, it’s next restaurant brings a three-star Michelin chef and a new restaurant due to open…

Special Report – Celebrity Edge, the world’s newest cruise ship is for non- cruisers

Special Report – Celebrity Edge, the world’s newest cruise ship was built to attract non-cruisers Celebrity Edge is a bit different than the other vessels we’ve covered in this newsletter. Among our oceanic reports, we’ve taken you aboard Symphony of the Seas – the world’s largest cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Explorer – proclaimed as the most luxurious, and even Crystal…

Special Report: Rosewood Riviera Maya just got $15 million better

Special Report:   Rosewood Riviera Maya just got $15 million better Rosewood Mayakoba is one of four hotels that make up the 590 square acre Mayakoba resort complex, 26 miles south of Cancun International Airport. The others are Fairmont, Banyan Tree and Andaz (Hyatt’s attempt to compete with W Hotels). Culled out of the jungle that…

Special Report: Six Senses Fiji

Special Report:  Six Senses Fiji On CNN’s list of top luxury openings for 2018, Six Senses Fiji welcomed its first guests in April and is already getting favorable press. “If you are looking for a luxurious, wellness-oriented Fijian experience, Six Senses Fiji is the answer,” writes Singapore Tatler. The Telegraph reported, “With a dreamy beachside…

Special Report: Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas

Special Report:  Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas Symphony of the Seas at 228,000 is the world’s largest cruise ship launched earlier this year. She was built in France and spent her first six months cruising the Med arriving in Miami earlier this month and now sails alternating 7-day itineraries to the Eastern and Western…

Special Report: Delaire Graff Estate Revisited

Special Report:  Delaire Graff Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa Revisited Winery, fine dining, art museum, the home of a wealthy friend. Delaire Graff Estate is part of the exclusive Relais & Chateau network so you know it both has culinary chops and high-end accommodations. Beyond that, the first hospitality effort by the legendary jeweler Laurence Graff…

Special Report – Montage Los Cabos

Special Report – Montage Los Cabos, Mexico With luxury hotels and resorts popping up around the world like Starbucks, it says something that the lead travel story in the South China Morning Post’s luxury magazine was recently about a resort on the opposite side of the Pacific Ocean, in this case the Montage Los Cabos,…