September 30th, 2014
Typically we have the inside track on where Hollywood’s elite checks in to check out, so naturally it’s killing us to be in the dark on Mr. & Mrs. Clooney’s honeymoon plans. If we were a betting bunch, our money is on one of these five to win…
Okavango Delta, Africa
They’ll want to start their new life together by saving one. Traveling with andBeyond saves rhinos.
Itinerary includes showering in an ancient tree hull, swimming in a hand-laid aventurine quartz stone pool, and edible spa products. UXUA means ‘marvelous’ in the language of the Pataxó, an Indian tribe who helped construct and decorate UXUA – and it is marvelous.
It’s time to trade in one Como for another. Point Yamu by COMO has a 360-degree view of the Andaman Sea and the ancient limestone karsts of the UNESCO protected Phang Nga Bay.
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
At Nayara Springs, waters from the neighboring Arenal Volcano flow directly into the private plunge pools. Design is breezy and understated but the oversized Venetian mirrors will have the couple feeling right at home.
Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica
We always thought Clooney would make a great James Bond. Perhaps staying in GoldenEye’s Ian Fleming Villa will get him in the mood for a 007 casting call.
July 15th, 2014
This summer, we’re taking our olives and twists on tour.
Here are our top five destinations for the most luxurious 5 o’clock somewhere.
1. MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE, KENYA
AMPR’s favorite garnish this summer is the sound of the Great Migration rattling the ice cubes in our gin and tonic. The only barrier between you and the wild is the drink in your hand at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, situated where the forest meets the plains.
2. TOKYO, JAPAN
Sip Yamazaki neat at Park Hyatt Tokyo’s The Peak Bar, 41 stories into the sky and lit entirely by washi paper lanterns.
3. RAMATUELLE, FRANCE
Suspended between the clouds and the Mediterranean Sea, La Réserve Ramatuelle’s bar overlooks the crystal waters of the French Riviera. Hotelier Michel Reybier serves his private label Cos d’Estournel, a Sauvignon Blanc grown from his personal vineyard.
4. NANTUCKET ISLAND, MASSACHUSETTS
Sit under the Brant Point Grill’s shady canopy and gaze out at The White Elephant statue, a harbor-side symbol of the eponymous hotel’s history. Drink of choice: Lobster Bloody Mary.
5. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
The Living Room at Park Hyatt Sydney offers a front-row seat to the Sydney Opera House and world-renowned harbor. With a glass of Penfolds in hand, everything is looking good from “down under.”