RELAIS & CHATEAUX: A Legacy of Extraordinary Hospitality

Stéphane Junca, R&C's Director of Member Services, Asia Pacific, tells us what makes this association of hotels and restaurants so unique and why the next time you plan a trip, you should look them up. Long before Zagat’s, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, Frommer’s or Luxe, there was the much coveted Relais & Chateaux Guide, which any sophisticated world traveler worth their salt wouldn’t … [Read more...]

HOTEL BUZZ: Montana’s The Ranch at Rock Creek Riding High With Expansion

Cowboy up in luxe Western style at an exclusive working ranch in Big Sky country. The Ranch at Rock Creek has completed its three-year expansion and now offers a mix of luxury log cabins, riverfront tents, and a granite lodge in the Big Sky state of Montana. The rugged 6,600-acre spread is located near historic Philipsburg, an hour’s drive south of Missoula, and it offers an authentic … [Read more...]

NEW ZEALAND: The Wonders of Wanaka

Kate Ayrton explores the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Alps and discovers an intimate luxury lodge that beckons intrepid travelers with its unique charms and adventurous spirit. Only an hour’s scenic drive north of Queenstown, or 20 minutes by helicopter (the favored mode of transport for locals), the low-key town of Wanaka is surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the … [Read more...]