Johannesburg’s Nuanced Hospitality Oasis, The Saxon Hotel

On 10 lush acres, a luxury destination that marries history with a vision for the future

In the tony suburb of Sandhurst, South Africa, affixed to and interwoven with the city of Johannesburg, The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa welcomes guests into a carefully manicured oasis. From a tubular glass skywalk among the tree tops, which snakes from the lobby toward the villas, to a lush corner garden that provides a moment of adventure or reprieve (as well as some ingredients for …

Riviera Maya’s Accessible Oasis, Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Eco-conscious travelers will feel a world away at this ocean-meets-jungle property

For those seeking a “fly and flop” vacation—an easy trip to a beautiful destination with plenty of lounging around—finding the ideal spot can be difficult. Plenty of hotels that cater to that idea are massive, a little soulless, or don’t focus on details beyond the cocktails. Anybody interested in an easy vacation that also means supporting the local community, conserving the environment, enjoying design and …

The Textured Charm of Maison Breguet in Paris

52 rooms, a spa with a pool, a delectable dining establishment and more all nestled in the 11th arrondissement

Perhaps no city does the boutique hotel as well as Paris. Though the French capital has a roster of world renowned hospitality icons, it’s smaller establishments—like Maison Bréguet—that really channel the city’s nuanced charm. Off a side street in the 11th arrondissement, Maison Bréguet is a jewel box of unexpected delight: a verdant back garden, a subterranean pool, a well-lit atrium wherein guests can order …