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A generation ago, the average weekend getaway amounted to little more than two days by the shore or a quick hike in the mountains. Escaping to Europe seemed like an impossible proposition due to the expense, distance, shortage of flights, and the ...
"Amanjena is my last Aman baby," says Adrian Zecha of his new resort in Marrakesh. By now, everyone on earth must know the story of the founder of Amanresorts. Tired of hotel monotony, the Indonesian-born hospitality prophet opted for a moon shot...
Although it's just steps from Marrakesh's teeming souks, Riad Maji—one of the many new guesthouses deep within the ancient walled medina—is the epitome of tranquillity. Breakfast is served on the tented roof, an enchanting aerie with a view of the...
Walk into Kechmara, Marrakesh's most stylish restaurant, and you'll think you're in Notting Hill: the furniture is by Verner Panton and Eero Saarinen, the lighting is Murano glass and space-age chrome, and the menu is French with an international ...
(14) Four Seasons Punta Mita High style, south of the border The rocky road that snakes from Puerto Vallarta to Punta Mita is about as raw as it gets. But don't fret, for at the end is true luxury, Four Seasons-style. Resting between the Pacific O...
The so-called Jewel of the South, Marrakesh is gleaming these days with the recent addition of two hotels and a duo of nightspots. Ksar Char-Bagh (Palmeraie de Marrakesh; 212-44/329-244; www.ksarcharbagh.com; doubles from $655) is a synthesis of M...
London-based accessories designer Anya Hindmarch made headlines last year when she introduced an eco-friendly tote emblazoned with the message I’m not a plastic bag. It sold out everywhere and brought attention to the impact shopping can have on t...
Secluded Scottish Castle By Shane Mitchell Any faraway land gets my blood pumping, but if I desire the pleasure of my husband’s company, the choice narrows to the bonny realm of haggis and heather. Nothing in life gives Bronson, who claims Scott...
Three new hotels are offering a fresh spin on casbah chic in Morocco’s most fashionable city. In the heart of the medina, the five-room Riad Meriem (97 Derb El Cadi, Azbezt; 212-24/387-731; riadmeriem.com; doubles from $323), envisioned by New Yor...
french bliss Hotelier Grace Leo-Andrieu, who transformed Paris's Hotel Montalembert and Le Toiny on St. Barts into stylish enclaves, has once again worked magic—this time at the Lancaster, a 19th-century town-house hotel near ...
As she sprinted full-tilt through the souks of Marrakesh, past woodworkers' stalls and carpet shops and spice stands, through narrow alleys hung with fresh-dyed cloth and around tight corners heaped with vegetables, up crowded lanes where teenage ...
Expats are making their mark on the Marrakesh hotel scene. The newest addition: French-British–owned Riad Noir d'Ivoire (31 Derb Jdid Bab Doukkala; 212-24/380-975;ChicRetreats.com; doubles from $240), with five antiques-filled suites and a roof t...