Lake Austin’s premier wellness retreat is the place for relaxation

Just 20 miles from downtown Austin lies an all-inclusive waterfront oasis that offers a true sanctuary for rest, renewal, and reinvention. With 40 welcoming rooms, a focus on conscientious cuisine, and a full calendar of fitness and wellness programming, Lake Austin Spa Resort is the escape you’ve been searching for. At their award winning Lakehouse Spa, choose a la carte from over 100 spa treatments and services that highlight local herbs and influences—or pamper yourself with a full- or half-day spa package. How did it strike you on arrival? This all-inclusive destination spa is set on the picturesque hillside of its namesake lake. The building is intentionally made of local stone so it blends into the natural landscape. What’s the

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Here are the top hotels in Asia for 2020

For the 33rd Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards, readers have chosen the hotels that brought them comfort, that they still feel connected with long afterwards, and that got them through the months without travel. These are the enduring gems that can withstand the test of time and the vicissitudes of circumstances. So here are the top 10 Asian hotels nominated by their readers as ranked by their points awarded: 1. The Peninsula, Bangkok – 99.70 World Ranking – 8 Courtesy The Peninsula Bangkok It feels like you might be in London when you’re at The Peninsula, in Bangkok’s Thonburi neighborhood, thanks to the British racing vehicles parked out front. But the hotel’s custom tuk-tuk reminds you that you’re in Thailand. Rich, warm,

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Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur Wins Best Hotel in Asia Award

In the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards – their readers rate Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur their top hotel in Asia, outside of Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore. This property is contemporary and sleek—and already a recognizable part of KL’s skyline. Why did this hotel catch your attention? What’s the vibe? Located in Kuala Lumpur’s upscale Golden Triangle neighborhood, the Four Seasons hotel and private residences occupy a gleaming 65-story skyscraper that’s become one of the most identifiable structures on the city skyline. The tower itself is part of the vast Kuala Lumpur City Centre complex, so guests just have to venture downstairs to access a wide array of shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Like the rest of the area, the hotel

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Bar au Lac wins Best Hotel Awards for 2020

For the 33rd annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Conde Nast surveyed more than three decades of their registered voters (>750,000) on their favorite hotels around the globe. And the winner for 2020 is… Opened in 1844 and operated by the same family ever since, Bar au Lac has hosted the likes of Joan Miró and Plácido Domingo. Set in a garden near the Bahnhofstrasse shopping drag (Zurich’s equivalent of Fifth Avenue), the hotel looks right onto Lake Zurich and the Alps—but that’s not the only nice view. Inside, rooms tastefully mix Art Deco, Louis XVI, and Regency styles, and are individually decorated in neutral tones with red, purple, and teal accents—though, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a room with a balcony

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One&Only Wolgan Valley; be restored and renewed as much as the bush

After a spell at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, guests often leave feeling as fully restored and renewed as the bushland itself. Luxurious cabins, tailored menus designed around produce both grown and gathered, private swimming pools, nature walks and uniquely Australian encounters amid a landscape of soaring escarpments and Blue Mountains wilderness. The appeal of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley has never been greater. A place to relax and retreat with the amenity we all crave — space. (Image: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley) After 2020, and the year that was, the luxurious resort reads like a wilderness utopia: a place to relax and retreat with the amenity we all crave — space. Having acclaimed chef James Viles leading the new culinary push

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Here’s Why This Luxe Seaside Retreat Is the Perfect Getaway from Bangkok

Located a 75-minute drive from the Thai capital, the beach town of Pattaya has long lured international travelers and city dwellers alike. Although Pattaya has a well-deserved reputation for hedonistic nightlife, these days it also boasts a burgeoning number of family-friendly attractions and romantic retreats for couples. Visitors with a taste for the finer things in life will also find plenty to love at the Royal Wing Suites & Spa, an all-suite, five-star resort by the ocean. Pool views. The resort has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Asia Responsible Enterprise Award (AREA). Most importantly, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, which is responsible for Royal Wing Suites & Spa and three other resorts in the area, has implemented

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The Mark – A celebrity magnet in New York

If there is one hotel in New York which can handle the arrival of Meghan Markle and her starry friends (Serena Williams, Amal Clooney and Gayle King were all spotted joining the festivities during her recent baby shower) it’s The Mark. The 5-star hotel is one of Manhattan’s A-list favourites, previously welcoming the Beckhams, Selena Gomez, Emma Watson, Gigi Hadid, Gisele, Kendall Jenner. The hotel’s reputation as one of the chicest in New York is largely thanks to its interior designer, the legendary Jacques Grange, who was charged with giving the 1927 hotel a makeover in 2007. Monsieur Grange’s roster of previous clients includes Yves Saint Laurent, who tasked his friend with decorating his Chateau Gabriel retreat near Trouville in

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