This month’s trending hotels, restaurants and destinations.
The Estate at Kingsmill, Kingsmill Resort
1010 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg, Virginia
Milestone celebrations, anticipated family reunions, annual best-friends golf trips, and intimate destination weddings may have all found the perfect venue at the Estate at Kingsmill, located within the gated, manicured grounds of Kingsmill Resort in Virginia.
Originally built as a private mansion for the Busch family (Anheuser-Busch), this 7,000-square-foot, four-bedroom private estate underwent a $3 million renovation and now features exquisite views of the James River through expansive walls of moveable glass, an expanded patio, and an infinity pool. Four primary bedrooms are designed to showcase river panoramas, each boasting a luxurious, spa-like en-suite bathroom. The breathtaking entry is lit by two teardrop glass chandeliers from world-renowned artisan Timothy Oulton. And the grand living room is furnished in the Wyeth Split Bamboo Collection by Restoration Hardware artisan John Birch and adorned with jewel-toned handmade Oushak pillows.
World-class amenities and pampering service options include a private chef, three golf courses and exclusive access to two luxury SUVs and two customized golf carts. An estate manager is also on hand to make arrangements for airport pick-ups (from Dulles International Airport or other surrounding airports), private jet skis, spa services, personal shopping, laundry service, and personalized menus for additional costs.
Ostrow Brasserie + O’s Raw Bar
4850 NW 2nd Ave., Miami
Miami’s first and only French kosher restaurant, chef and owner Olivia Ostrow’s namesake brasserie has added a traditional (and kosher) French raw bar with the help of Michelin-starred chef Michael Collantes. Guests can order the Grand Plateau, served in a traditional seafood tower, which features a sample of every raw bar dish, accompanied by caviar and a warm baguette. A whimsical art wall highlights over 40 pieces from Ostrow’s personal collection.
Como Alpina Dolomites
Via Compatsch, 62/3, Alpe di Siusi, Italy
Located in Northern Italy’s South Tyrol and situated among the majestic Dolomites, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, this luxury ski-in, ski-out, year- round resort opened in December 2023. The resort features 60 thoughtfully designed rooms where guests can enjoy sweeping views of some of the most famous peaks in the Dolomite Mountain range. There are three dining options, one indoor and one outdoor swimming pool, and plenty of wellness zones.
Hôtel De Glace (Ice Hotel)
Open from January to March and the only ice hotel in North America, Hôtel de Glace invites visitors to take part in an immersive exploration through the history of life, music, fashion, sports, and more. Ice and snow sculptures throughout the hotel capture defining moments in time. Completion of the hotel takes six weeks for the artists as well as the snow, ice, and machinery crews. Guests stay in stylish igloo-like rooms and stay cozy in arctic sleeping bags.
The Bungalow Kitchen By Michael Mina
5 Main St., Tiburon, California
Located within the Marin County waterfront neighborhood of Tiburon along the San Francisco Bay, Bungalow Kitchen’s lively bohemian atmosphere offers bold cuisine, five-star service and spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay, San Francisco skyline, Tiburon Marina, Angel Island, and beyond. Upstairs, the aptly named Salon sparks a swanky, intimate vibe with lounge seating, DJ beats, a speakeasy-style bar, and an adjoining billiards room.