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Articles by Victoria Abbott Riccardi

The Hermitage Club: A Private, Posh Piste and More
February 22, 2017
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Until recently, owning your own condo near a ski mountain was the epitome of luxury. Now, members-only clubs with their own ski mountains are the ultimate extravagance.
Pamper Yourself New England Style at The White Barn Inn
December 8, 2016
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Nestled in the woods, steps from downtown Kennebunk, you'll find The White Barn Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property whose recent updates beautifully marry the spirit of old New England with the comforts, amenities, and services of a modern-day, luxurious getaway.
Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F. Completes Exciting Renovation
November 23, 2015
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Mexico City is having a magic moment, thanks to citywide efforts to bring this Aztec capital back to its former glory. The city is cleaner and safer than ever with refurbished neighborhoods, a slew of posh new hotels, restaurants, and museums, and a thriving art, craft cocktail, and locavore food scene.
Collection Baglioni, A Special Way to Experience Italy
November 18, 2015
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Italy abounds with gorgeous five-star hotels, yet, most are either international brands or run by outside management companies. Not so with Baglioni Hotels.
A Visit to The Inn at Hastings Park, A Relais Chateaux in Lexington, MA
July 2, 2015
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
In the heart of Lexington, Massachusetts, only fifteen miles from Boston, you'll find The Inn at Hastings Park, a posh Relais & Chateaux property where the historical past and modern face of “The Birthplace of American Liberty” convene.
A Little Slice of Heaven at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
March 9, 2015
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
In the Thai southern province of Krabi, along the pale blue Andaman Sea, lies a little slice of paradise, the luxury resort Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.
Hideaway in Maine at Hidden Pond
February 20, 2015
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
As its name suggests, Hidden Pond lies secreted away on 60 acres of enchanting woodland in Kennebunkport, Maine, making it a luxurious escape in a bucolic, New England setting.
Southern Comfort: Charleston's Wentworth Mansion
October 1, 2014
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Lately it seems everyone's visiting Charleston and for good reason. This Southern port city not only has a rich history, but cool, hipster bars, farm-fresh restaurants, fun shopping, and a buzzing art scene. You'll find constant balmy weather, warm and welcoming locals, and a wide range of excellent places to stay.
An Alpine Idyll at Vermont's Topnotch Resort
March 4, 2014
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Imagine being outside in a swirling snowstorm wearing only your bathing suit. Sounds unappealing right? Well, it is if you're at Topnotch Resort soaking in the 85-degree outdoor pool, as I was recently.
A Tranquil Hideaway at Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe
March 4, 2014
By Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Just off the bustling Champs-Élysées brimming with cafes, designer boutiques, and cinemas, lies a tranquil home away from home, the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe.

 

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Hotel Valley Ho - Scottsdale, AZ
Escape to the sun in Scottsdale! A hideaway for celebrities, this Downtown Scottsdale resort features generously sized guest rooms with all-glass walls opening onto airy patios or balconies, many with views of Camelback Mountain.

 

 

 

Carneros Resort and Spa - Napa Valley, California
The resort features 86 charming private guest cottages and suites and nightly private luxury home rentals, each furnished with casual elegance and nestled in a lush garden courtyard with private deck.

 

 

 

Calala Island - Nicaragua
A luxury resort named one of "The 10 Best Private Islands in the World" is nestled in the undiscovered part of the Caribbean, off the coast of Nicaragua. Come experience barefoot luxury in a pristine paradise!

 

 

 

Carrington Italia - Amalfi Coast
Luxury Villa Accommodations and Personalized Service on Italy's celebrated Amalfi Coast. Experts in providing exclusive travel experiences and local knowledge of the Amalfi Coast.

 

 

 

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego
The iconic Hotel del Coronado has been the world's choice for creating inDELible moments and connections for over 128 years.

 

 

 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana - Punta Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.

 

 

 

The Luxury Signature - The Finest Luxury Villas in Southeast Asia
The Luxury Signature is Southeast Asia's most exclusive collection of luxury villas rental and vacation homes, located in some of the most beautiful destinations including Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, and Bali in Indonesia.

 

 

 

Primland - Meadows of Dan, VA
A pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offering 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate getaway for world-class golf, refined dining, and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.

 

 

 

Rawai VIP Villas - Phuket, Thailand
A brand new family community and kids' park that epitomizes modern Thai luxury. Each of the 40 villas boasts a private pool in terraced courtyards.

 

 

Meadowood Napa Valley
Owned by vintners and dedicated to showcasing Napa Valley wines, Meadowood is a member of Relais & Chateaux and features a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant!

 

 

Hurtigruten Cruises
Go beyond a traditional cruise line - explore the world in an authentic, unique & natural style. Hurtigruten offers voyages to Antarctica, Norway, Iceland, Greenland & more.

 

 

From Milan to the Northern Lakes, Luxury and Romance
Relais & Chateaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully customize according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover.

 

 

Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is an exclusive luxury 'resort within a resort' with 24 suites at St. Lucia's famed Anse Chastanet Resort, in a truly romantic and magical setting poised high overlooking St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea.

 

 

Home in Italy: The Most Stunning Villas Imaginable!
The portfolio includes handpicked properties located in the most beautiful regions of Italy; a team of specialists personally selects each villa and only the finest properties become part of the exclusive Home in Italy collection.

 

 

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Set across from the Royal Palace, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is one of the landmark historic hotels of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina. The hotel first opened its doors in 1932 but the legend lives on today after careful restoration.

 

 

Relais San Sanino - Tuscany, Italy
Four suites are beautifully furnished with terracotta floors, wooden beams, refined fabrics, period furniture, travertine and marble, crystal showers, Jacuzzi with chromotherapy, Bang&Olufsen TV, iPod with AirMusic system.

 

 

BINA - Luxury Yacht Charter 142'
Offering remarkable quantities of luxury for a yacht of her size category, nothing but unadulterated bliss awaits you on board BINA. Sleeps 10-12 in 5 cabins.