Fall has arrived and with a lot of people going back to their normal routine of work or school, this is the perfect time of year for jetsetters to travel the world’s hot spots. From Montreal to Miami, from Honolulu to Hong Kong, here’s where the jetsetters, movers and shakers stay to enjoy a true luxury vacation.
Granted the prestigious CAA/AAA Five Diamond Award – the only one in Quebec – and “Top City Hotel in Canada” in the 2015 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, the Ritz-Carlton Montreal has been the most elegant address in the city since 1912. In May of 2012, the hotel re-opened after an extensive multi-year restoration, which saw the Montreal landmark transformed into a chic and modern space.
The new Spa St. James at Ritz-Carlton Montreal offers 5,500 square feet of contemporary, elegant space, including 12 treatment rooms, a manicure-pedicure suite, and a full service hair salon. Guests can enjoy a spa menu influenced by its setting, including Quebeçois-themed treatments that feature local specialties, such as maple-based products. Spa services are available to hotel guests as well as day spa visitors.
Located near many high-end boutiques, galleries and museums, this luxury hotel offers guests 96 guest rooms and 33 suites featuring the latest in high-tech amenities, while details from the original hotel abound to accentuate its seamless mixture of old and new. The hotel’s restaurant, Maison Boulud, is operated by the hotel in collaboration with Chef Daniel Boulud and his restaurant management company, The Dinex Group. It was designed by Super Potato, one of the world’s most highly reputed restaurant design firms.
For further information visit www.ritzcarlton.com/montreal
Four Seasons Oahu, Hawaii
On Oahu’s sunny western coast – wild, rugged and conveniently close to Honolulu and Waikiki Beach – five-star Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina balances a classic Hawaiian style with one-of-a-kind luxury.
Chic and light-filled with vast ocean views, our 371 accommodations provide a personal sanctuary in this all-encompassing Hawaiian luxury beach resort. Restaurants and bars are infused with the magnetic energy of Ko Olina. Splash into lively pools and lagoons, with numerous water sports right off the Resort’s beach. Play tennis and golf, then relax in the Spa – ensconced in the effortless elegance of Four Seasons.
A five-star resort community, Ko Olina encompasses 642 acres (260 hectares) on Oahu’s western coast, just 35 minutes from downtown Honolulu. A true gem in the South Pacific, Four Seasons is edged to the north by the pristine nature preserve of Lanikuhonua (“where heaven meets the earth”) and to the south by four lovely beach coves, known as the Ko Olina Lagoons. It’s a short walk to the award-winning Ko Olina Golf Club and just a few minutes’ drive to the Ko Olina Marina, Hawaii’s only private deep-draft marina – ideal for fishing and sailing expeditions.
For more information visit www.fourseasons.com/oahu
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
The perfect place to uncover the special isle of Nevis, Four Seasons Resort Nevis allows you to experience the silken sand, golf amidst panoramic seaside views and enjoy an afternoon beneath an umbrella—all in the lap of luxury.
Recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the World’s Greatest Hotels, Resorts & Spas in 2009, the guestrooms and suites in this property take luxury and service seriously. Guestrooms feature a furnished outdoor veranda or patio reached through wooden-shuttered sliding glass doors. Enjoy the oversized, full marble bathroom, which includes a deep soaking tub and separate shower.
The Four Seasons offers supreme space and seclusion with villas and private rentals. With one bedroom cottage to seven bedrooms, the private villas feature an intimate way of experiencing the island with access to all Four Seasons amenities.
For more information visit www.fourseasons.com/nevis