If you love the combination of wine and luxury, it’s time to put the country of Georgia on your travel radar. With a winemaking heritage spanning more than 8,000 years, the country’s Kakheti wine region is home to more than 200 wine varieties, including region-specific Rkatsiteli, Kakhetian Mtsvane, Khikhvi, Kisi and Saperavi.
Getting there is easy, with direct flights between Paris and Georgia’s capital city of Tbilisi. Lodging choices are just as easy: This region of Black Sea beaches and mountain hamlets boasts the elegant Château Buera at Lopota Lake Resort & Spa, where wine enthusiasts can drink in views of the Caucasus Mountains while sampling Georgian-European fusion cuisine. Sample the range of outstanding wines in the fine-dining restaurant, upon the open-air terrace or in the elegant Château Buera Lounge.
Besides its private vineyards, winery, riding stable and event space, the property includes 232 rooms and suites, as well as a tranquil indoor spa and wellness center. At the spa, the wine connection continues with the four-hour Elixir of Youth treatment. Guests will be pampered during a 30-minute Thalasso Vinotherapy Bath, 90-minute Time of Ritual experience, an hour-long hot stone ritual, and an hour-long revitalizing facial treatment.
Other pampering options include the 30-minute Royal Therapy milk and honey bath, and the Thalasso Mont Saint Michel exfoliating treatment with ocean mud and salt crystals. During the Lopota Forest Spa therapy, guests are soothed in a 30-minute Thalasso Therapeutic Bath Lopota Secret, a 90-minute exfoliating ocean salt body scrub and wrap, and an hour-long rejuvenating Deliza Di Riso facial treatment.
The best food tours go beyond reliving a newly arrived traveler of having to figure out which restaurant or bar to hit first. They also provide context in explaining how a destination’s crops and cuisine tie in with a place’s historical events and different populations. During a vacation in Iceland, 20-year veteran tour guide and proud Madeira native Jaqueline Freitas was reminded of this when she put herself in the hands of a savvy Reykjavik guide leading a street food tour.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Wilderness Reserve, an 8,000-acre estate of historic and charming properties, woodlands and lakes, invites visitors to its newly launched YOXMAN, a three-day, Michelin-starred dining experience. Four United Kingdom chefs come together to prepare an array of different cuisines throughout the weekend, and guests are treated to plenty of entertainment throughout the experience.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts adds to its growing collection with Rosewood Hotel Bauer, slated to open in Venice in 2025. Led by Venice-based architect Alberto Torsello and interior design group BAR Studio, the property will lie in the city’s historic San Marco district.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
PONANT recently announced a new collaboration with Smithsonian Journeys for a series of co-branded sailings for 2023. Led by two Smithsonian Journeys experts, such as an art historian, solar astrophysicist or international relations expert, the 21 itineraries seek to deepen travelers’ immersion and knowledge of different destinations.
Savoy Signature Hotel Group continues to generate a buzz in international hospitality about the way its diverse portfolio shapes Madeira’s future as a destination; the brand keeps existing fans (particularly the traditional group of older British and German visitors) interested while drawing younger, more active travelers beyond the confines of Europe. The Savoy Palace, opened in 2019, took on the “legacy” mantle of a predecessor (the former Savoy Hotel) that stood on the same site, and then reopened with a lot of enthusiasm after the height of the pandemic passed.
ISN’T IT TIME? It's time to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve, and Celebrity Cruises® offers the perfect escapes. With an award-winning fleet of ships that sail to more than 300 destinations around the world, Celebrity will take you almost anywhere you want to go in style. Enjoy stunning staterooms and suites, culinary experiences imagined by Michelin-starred chefs and intuitive service. Celebrity makes sure your vacation is effortless from the start, which is why drinks, WiFi and tips are Always IncludedSM on every sailing.
Acqualina Resort & Residences, located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach, invites guests to enjoy its new elevated pool experience at the adult pool on the property’s north side. Surrounded by palm trees and greenery, the space welcomes guests 18 years and older to indulge in its newest amenities and features.