The exterior of the six-bedroom La Grande Maison

Joël Robuchon’s hotel for gourmands opens in Bordeaux

The world’s most Michelin-starred chef has joined forces with a wine magnate to create a tiny temple to French gastronomy

The Kichic hotel on Pocitas Beach

Surf’s up in Máncora, Peru

Best known for Inca ruins, Andean peaks and Amazonian jungles, the South American nation also has a growing surf scene

The ship True North and its helicopter
©Ken Kochey

Exploring the Solomon Sea

The islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea receive few visitors but a luxury cruiser, complete with helicopter, now allows adventurers to explore

The reception area at La Réserve Paris

Hotel insider: La Réserve Paris

A processed-meat magnate turned hotelier is challenging the grandes dames of the Paris hotel scene

View from the rear of the Great House at the Sanchaya

Island retreats just outside the city

A new resort just off Singapore — plus seaside sanctuaries near London, Rome, Hong Kong and more

Discreet luxury in Klosters

One of the most remarkable chalets in the Alps offers a retreat from the hubbub of the World Economic Forum, writes Tom Robbins

The view from a bedroom at Aman’s new hotel in central Tokyo

Aman Resorts’ new Tokyo hotel

The small but influential — and very expensive — luxury chain is embarking on major expansion while in the midst of a bitter boardroom battle

The barrel sauna at Le Grand Joux
©Stephen Hyde

Off-piste and off-grid at Le Grand Joux

A new luxury ski chalet in the French Alps is difficult to reach, but a true wilderness experience

The sailing yacht Elena in full flow
©Alexis Andrews

No ordinary sailing holiday

Even complete novices can experience some of Europe’s most celebrated regattas. Claire Wrathall joins the crew

Out with the hunting and shooting set

A new package offers the chance to be whisked by helicopter from London to live a ‘Downton Abbey’ experience for a day

Spring Summer 2015’s celebrity campaigns

Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein, Joan Didion for Céline and Marine Vacth for Miu Miu: the ads include a dynamic offering

Snorkelling in Antarctica

Don’t just watch penguins from your cruise ship – now you can dive in and swim alongside them

Andy Murray, hotelier

The tennis champion launches his new venture – a luxury hotel near his Scottish home town of Dunblane

A Davos for dudes

Snowboarding combined with networking, at a new resort in the wilds of Utah

Under African skies

A new lodge provides a luxury base to explore the striking terrain and wildlife of southern Ethiopia

Russia’s billion-dollar ski resort

A remote and ramshackle mountain village has been transformed to host February’s Winter Olympics

Five-star Courchevel

A grown-up, bling-free version of luxury in the Alps

Spain’s paradors: simplicity for the soul

A new hotel suggests a venerable chain is responding well to tough economic times

Sail of the century

In our era of industrial-scale cruise ships, the Sea Cloud is about to embark on a series of trips powered entirely by the wind

Superyachts get a sporting refit

How onboard squash courts, zipwires and waterslides are turning superyachts into sports venues


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