Luxury Travel for the Week of January 7, 2013



We thought we’d start the week by taking a look around the luxury links today to give you some insight on the latest news for affluent travelers.
Luxury Travel Magazine gives us insight on a Brand New Five-Star Luxury Ecological Camp Opens in Antarctica. That's pretty interesting unto itself, because trust me, there's not a lot of new hotels being built in our southernmost region.White Desert is a new archaeological ecological camp with seven pods that serve as accommodation, which are probably for the more adventurous traveler, though we don’t doubt they’re comfy, since they’re operated by the swanky Mantis Collection.
Next up, the blog, Guest of a Guest named its favorite places in New York City where you can warm up next to a fireplace. Public places that is, not someone’s house. They have some great tips, including The Jane hotel (who’d have thought?) and The Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar. We’ll leave it to them to tell you the rest. Stay warm!
Then, Luxury Society gave us their tips on 5 new luxury hotels opening in the UK in 2013. We spent some fun times in London last year at The Savoy and the Bulgari Hotel London, and now we cannot wait to see Café Royal and the Shangri-la.
We also enjoyed taking a look at photos of Cheeca Lodge in the Florida Keys, thanks to Post Haste Travel’s Grace DeVita, who posted the pix on Facebook of the resort, which has undergone a complete refurbishment.
More Fun: The Telegraph in London selected its picks for January when it comes to travel accessories.
We’re all over the neat Brioni sunglasses they selected, as well as the Amanda Lacey face cream for high altitudes. (Actually, we just like the bottle it comes in.)
While we’re on the subject of fashion, Vogue made its selections for the best and worst dressed for the first week of January (nothing like starting the year by being called out as a lousy dresser, right?), but we thought you’d get some ideas of how (and how not) to dress while you’re at the airport.
And lastly, we knew you’d want to read a report by Christian Clerc in The New York Times. He was the general manager of the Four Seasons in Washington, DC, but he’s picking up and moving to Paris (Yay!), where he’ll become a regional vice president of Four Seasons and general manager of the Hotel George V (we say this was a good decision, no matter what it took to do it). In the story, Christian talks about what it’s like to relocate, which often means uprooting your family. Do we see a future House Hunters International episode here anywhere, people? We hope so.


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