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Ann Abel
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Attended Rice University
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A big, bustling hotel pool can be plenty of splashy, social fun, but sometimes we want something a little more private. At these resorts around the world, sunbathing is much more of a solitary affair—and often bathing suits are strictly optional.
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Nearly 11 years after opening the hotel is still swoon worthy, with a massive spa, a gorgeous rooftop pool and two Michelin-starred restaurants.
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The visuals, by trendsetting Hong Kong designer Andre Fu, are a distillation of elegance: a palate of stone and straw, a play of light and angles, a collection of water- and nature-inspired art.
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Just 600 meters from the Taj, the hotel has stunning views from every turn and a design that serves as a luxurious celebration of Indian craftsmanship and Mughal architecture.
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With a luxurious new hotel and a billionaire-filled apartment tower, the Argentine entrepreneur is bringing South America to South Florida.
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That flute of bubbles or high-concept cocktail seems almost (but not quite) beside the point.
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The 13-bedroom ranch has an intimacy that’s unusual at Western guest ranches, most of which are bigger, as well as a one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio and a pretty design that exudes quiet good taste.
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Tagged “the Edge of Wildness,” the resort, on the remote, undeveloped Indonesian island of Sumba, is the kind of place where no one wears shoes.
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For worldly, stylish, romantic, culture-appreciating grown-ups, it’s hard to do better than the two Four Seasons resorts on the island, the beachy Jimbaran Bay, near the surf-and-party scene in Seminyak and Uluwatu, and Sayan, among the terraced rice fields outside Ubud.
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"Puglia has been endowed with talent to spare and vivid colors that imprint themselves on the memory: the absolute blue of the clear sky and the two seas, the vibrant green dance of ancient olive trees, the blinding white lime wash on the buildings."
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My latest on Forbes. This hotel seriously blew me away.
Owned by the royal family, the Rajmahal Palace transports guests to a fantasy life of being royalty themselves.
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Now the island's sleepy south coast, with its glorious white beaches and secluded blue-green coves, is about to catch up with its more touristed colonial sites in the north.
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Freelance travel writer, specializing in luxury hotels, spas, restaurants, outfitters, tour operators, and soft adventure around the world
Skills
writing, editing, storytelling, proofreading
Employment
  • freelance travel writer
    2012 - present
    writes regularly for outlets including Forbes.com, Robb Report, Departures, Afar, National Geographic Traveler, Brides, Islands, Tablet Hotels, and Well + Good NYC
  • Forbes
    senior editor, 2008 - 2012
    travel editor of ForbesLife magazine
  • Spa Finder
    executive editor, 2002 - 2008
  • GQ
    copy editor, 2000 - 2002
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Brooklyn
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Semi-intrepid traveler and aficionada of luxury hotels
Introduction
Grateful to have the best job in the world—but taking it very seriously
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evaluated more than 300 hotels in 59 countries and counting
Education
  • Rice University
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