Getaways

By Larry Olmsted Las Vegas is full of mega-resorts, and over the years each has added flashy one of a kind signature elements to set itself apart: volcanoes, jousting, gondoliers, dancing fountains, etc. But when Caesars Entertainment redid its Quad hotel (formerly the Imperial Place) into the LINQ Casino Resort,

By Everett Potter It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Alta Lodge in Utah, which just celebrated its 75th birthday, is unlike any other ski hotel in the world. It resembles a 1940s prep-school dorm with Bauhaus touches—cement-block walls, mid-century industrial Bertoia chairs — but also has floor-to-ceiling windows

  By Gary Walther Thank God for dropped ceilings, THD said to himself as he toured the grand public rooms on the ground floor of Spicer Mansion, a new eight-room luxury hotel (opened in May) in Mystic, Connecticut. The innkeeper, Louis Shapazian, was explaining the odyssey of the building from

By Neil Wolkodoff Majestic mountains and scenery seem to inspire equally awesome creations and experiences. It may be the success of the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs has at least something to do with the pristine and inspiring setting in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain. Once perceived as a summer resort,

By Everett Potter To properly appreciate the Hotel Royal Savoy, a grand hotel recently reborn after a $100 million makeover, you first have to picture its setting in Lausanne. A Swiss city that a Surrealist might have designed, Lausanne is built on a series of exceptionally steep, undulating hills laced

By Ruth J. Katz I had fully expected that after two nights at the glorious, heritage-imbued Savoy in London, I would be a crack tennis payer.  After all, I had slept with Steffi Graff and Andre Agassi—well, not literally, but they were looking over my shoulder each night.   A lovely framed

    By Jules Older In the 24 hours after the election, Immigration New Zealand’s website had more than 56,000 views from the US. From the daily average, that’s a 2,500 percent jump. So, because of an election, everybody wants to move to New Zealand. We did. It was 1972,

Los Cabos, Mexico By Larry Olmsted There was a lot of shock, awe, and some mixed reactions when the 2016 Election results came in. Depending which side you were on, you might feel that you deserve a celebratory vacation or you might just really need to get away for a

By Ann Abel Before Marc Chodock was a country hotelier, he was a New York City finance guy. Working in private equity, the son of a small-business owner found himself drawn to funding small enterprises, where a modest investment could have a big, feel-good payoff. He especially liked hospitality projects—watching