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Best Amenities: Editors' Choice 2022

Sometimes, a single element -- a spa, a beach, a service -- can elevate a hotel from excellent to unforgettable. Here are the best amenities of last year.

Best in Class: Editors’ Choice 2022

Certain hotels that we visit over the course of the year deserve special recognition. The Best in Class winners all excelled in particular ways worthy of note.

Best Travel Experiences: Editors' Choice 2022

In spite of everything, we managed to have quite a range of remarkable travel experiences in the last year. Here are the five we savored the most.

Hospitality Awards: Editors' Choice 2022

The most important part of a travel experience is the people. The following exceptional individuals rose to the occasion, making our trips all the more special.

Most Memorable Tastings: Editors' Choice 2022

Wine and spirits tastings rank among our favorite activities when we travel. From Texas to Tuscany, here are our most memorable experiences of 2021.

Restaurants of the Year: Editors' Choice 2022

In 2021, we were fortunate to experience numerous superlative meals in North America and Europe. Here are our nine Restaurants of the Year.

Unforgettable Travel Memories: Editors' Choice 2022

it is often the recollection of a particular moment that later provides meaning to a trip. Here are the memories that have stayed with us from the past year.

Hotels of the Year: Editors' Choice 2022

Last year, we made numerous discoveries in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, France, Portugal and East Africa. Here are our hotels of the year.

Video: Top Resorts in Tuscany & Umbria

Enjoy our editor's video from Castello di Reschio in Umbria and Belmond Castello di Casole, Il Borro, Castello di Velona and Borgo San Felice in Tuscany.

Favorite Editor Photos of 2021

Our editors go to great lengths to take photos to accompany their stories. In 2021 they took thousands that captured their journeys. Here are a few of the best.

Editor's Letter: Classic Destinations

Novelty has its own appeal, but certain destinations, like Italy and France, become classics for a reason: They are inexpressibly wonderful.

A Sublime Retreat in Corsica

The 20 stone cottages of Corsica's exquisite Domaine de Murtoli are now augmented by the new Hotel de la Ferme, with nine rooms and suites.

Tuscany & Umbria Road Trip

Our editor's favorite hotels on his latest trip are strung together into a sensational two-week journey encompassing some of the best of Tuscany and Umbria.

Tuscan Recommendations Revisited

Our editor re-reviews three of our lowest-rated hotel suggestions in Tuscany to determine if they could compete with more recent openings. One made the cut.

Tuscan Enotecas With Enomatics

In Tuscany, our editor decides to seek out enotecas with Enomatics, which are ideal for tasting a lot of wine without investing a lot of time and money.

Keswick Hall Reopens

Keswick Hall, a Harper-favorite hotel in Virginia, has been reinvented. It now has 80 accommodations and a new restaurant by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

A Long Weekend in the South of France

After a stay at Le Grand Contrôle hotel in Versailles, our editor travels to the south of France, where he stays at The Maybourne Riviera and Villa Saint-Ange.

New Restaurants in the South of France

The dining scene in the south of France is thriving once again. Here are five of the best new restaurants, where menus highlight local ingredients.

12 Previous Hideaways of the Year

As we compiled the 2022 Editors' Choice Awards, we took great pleasure in reminiscing about our stays at previous Hideaways of the Year.

Notable Tuscan Tables

A highlight of any trip to Tuscany is its food: the wild boar and Chianina beef, fresh seafood and pastas. Here are six restaurants where we ate well.

Tuscany & Umbria: Ravishing Hotel Discoveries in Italy

The vineyards, olive groves, cypress trees, old farmhouses and ancient hill towns of Italy are as intoxicating as ever. These hotels are nice new additions.

Biodynamic Wineries in Tuscany

Our editor decided to limit his explorations to some of Tuscany’s best wineries with biodynamically farmed vineyards. The tastings were thoroughly delicious.

Five Places to Fly-Fish in Colorado

Several Harper-recommended hotels in Colorado provide exceptional guided fly-fishing beside rushing mountain streams, surrounded by epic mountain scenery.

A 12-Day Colorado Summer Itinerary

This itinerary will take visitors from the wild country around Dolores and Telluride to the Old West town of Crested Butte and, finally, to Colorado Springs.

Just Back From: Peru

The brand-new Aqua Nera ship hosted a four-day itinerary along the Peruvian Amazon. This solo vacation proved both relaxing and rewarding for our staffer.

Lisbon's Valverde Gets an Upgrade

The Valverde Hotel in Lisbon has reopened after a three-year expansion. Two buildings were merged with the original townhouse to create a total of 43 rooms.

Versailles Restaurants

Versailles has emerged as a seriously good food town. Here are six restaurants we recommend there, including the extraordinary new Alain Ducasse venture.

Versailles' Extraordinary New Hotel: Le Grand Contrôle

With the opening of the 14-room Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle, Versailles finally has a hotel of tremendous charm and luxurious comfort.

Editor's Letter: The Rockies, Palm Beach & New York

This issue covers a lot of ground: from the epic grandeur of Telluride and the sumptuousness of Versailles to swanky Palm Beach and New York's hip TWA Hotel.

Best Palm Beach Restaurants

Even if Palm Beach's restaurant scene is not the most cutting edge, there are a number of places where visitors can eat well. Here are a few favorites.

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