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 …

Eight Enchanting Design-Forward NYC Bars

From a sky-high cocktail bar to the return of a downtown icon and a luscious piano bar

For those who like to dine out or drink well, there’s so much to be excited about in NYC. Many longtime favorites—from Dante and Katana Kitten to Bemelmans Bar and The Terrace at The EDITION Times Square—weathered years of uncertainty. Erstwhile, a number of new venues opened their doors and welcomed guests to inviting, innovative and impressive spaces. Though the list is ever-growing, the following eight …

Jazz-Age Resplendence at Hôtel Rochechouart, Paris

This thoughtfully restored gem is just one in a collection of charming boutique accommodations

In the last decade, the Paris boutique hotel boom has gifted travelers an unprecedented crop of charming boltholes and boudoirs to book. But perhaps more significant is the local movement to create singular property-specific identities rather than reproducing from a standardized “slow hospitality” template. At the leading edge of the trend is Paris-based hotel brand Orso, with its flagship property, Hôtel Rochechouart, resting at the …