As the global property market rediscovers its mojo, Peter Swain salutes the sectors and cities forging ahead. Leading hostelry marques are offering remarkable residences that combine the ease and comfort of hotel living with all the privacy of one’s own four walls. In London and New York, tempting new projects woo with cutting-edge design and peerless panoramas.
Speciality paraphernalia adds immeasurably to the enjoyment of the finer things in gourmet life. The accoutrements associated with the likes of Beluga caviar, white Alba truffles, champagne, cognac and Cohiba Behike cigars perfectly complement the delicacies themselves.
One unexpected side effect of the past year is that new homes at super-luxe golf destinations are becoming increasingly desirable – not only for holidays, but as primary residences.
In the spring of 2020, when the worst of the pandemic hit, those owners who could, fled New York, Milan and London. It’s undeniable that some urbanites have left for the countryside – whether permanently or temporarily – but are reports of the city’s death a tad exaggerated?
Location, location, location: dining on Nevis is all about deciding whether to eat by the beach or up the Peak. At Montpelier, Golden Rock, Hermitage, Nisbet, Sunshine’s and the Four Seasons, specialities include conch chowder, spiny lobster, red snapper, and for dessert, soursop ice cream.
The rum revival on St. Kitts and Nevis is gathering pace, as local producers create new blends fit for royalty. When Camilla Duchess of Cornwall visited, she was offered a rum punch at Hermitage. “That’s delicious and packs a punch – it’s really alcoholic!” she declared.
Traditional chalets, convenient condos, hotel private residences and contemporary masterpieces in the Swiss Alps, Dolomites, Whistler, Aspen, Vermont and New Zealand’s Southern Alps: standout high-altitude homes for this ski season and summer sojourns.
St. Kitts has three distinct restaurant districts, each with their own character: the Peninsular, Basseterre and Frigate Bay. With Christophe Harbour and the Park Hyatt at its heart, the Peninsular has become the culinary capital of the island.
The latest global trends in city living are all about sporting, social and spa amenities, reports Peter Swain, who also explores global golf developments and the rising market in Lisbon.
Big-name designers and beautiful settings ensure the latest crop of new and revamped golf courses in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Far East raise standards across the board.
“It all started with Shitao,” says Brice Marden. “He was maybe the last great Chinese master painter of landscapes. His work often features bamboo and rocks, and when we were designing the final phase of the Golden Rock garden on Nevis, I was in a big Shitao phase.”
With its mouthwatering mix of exotic local flavours and historic influences, Caribbean cuisine is a melting pot of culinary cultures. Here are five regional treats to be enjoyed in Barbados, St. Kitts, Grenada, St. Vincent and Antigua.
從邁阿密到摩納哥，從新加坡到悉尼，本世紀沒有任何時候比現在 擁有更多物業選擇，更涵蓋精緻的公寓、頂層公寓和全新豪華公寓。此外，正如Peter Swain報導，市場上還有一些令人驚歎的別墅 稱獨一無二的度假居停
Visitors who’ve been to St. Kitts and Nevis before might be wondering: what’s new for this year? Answer: a new Customs House at Christophe Harbour, a new sushi joint on Nevis, and much more.
There’s so much to do on Nevis for sightseers of all ages and interests, Visitor has created three customised itineraries: for families, the adventurous, and the more romantically inclined.
Travellers landing at Robert L. Bradshaw Airport on St. Kitts or Vance W. Amory on Nevis, as well as seafarers sailing straight into Christophe Harbour, and passengers arriving in Port Zante or Charlestown, can expect a first-class welcome.
Housed in converted sugar mills dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, Nevis’s four plantation inns each provide an enchanting setting for a lunchtime libation or evening cocktail. These remarkable ‘great houses’ also represent living history.
Kittitians and Nevisians love their cricket – and also enjoy a good party. Combine the two and you have the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). And there’ll be fireworks in March 2019 when England play two T20 matches at Warner Park in Basseterre.
Five-star to funky, modern to traditional, St. Kitts has it covered. While on Nevis, variety is the spice of life, from international resort to plantation inn, on the beach or up the Peak.
Tomorrow’s home has arrived today – it’s stylish, beautifully engineered and design-led. The house of the future will not only have sophisticated new devices within its walls, it will develop into a complex, interconnected machine in its own right.
From Miami and Monaco to Singapore and Sydney, there is a greater choice of fine new apartments and penthouses than at any time this century. Plus, as Peter Swain reports, some eye-catching villas that make for one-of-a-kind holiday residences.
An English country house, Zaha Hadid apartments in Miami, a Punta del Este villa, a boutique South African wine estate and a residence on The World make an eclectic mix of equally desirable residences, all on the market now.
Charlotte, North Carolina, is an important banking and business centre with some of America’s very best golf courses, including the incomparable Pinehurst No.2, on its doorstep.
When the European winter sun starts to fade, the Caribbean is the first port of call for many golf travellers. We take an island-by-island look at the golfing options in the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda and Curacao.
The gloriously unspoilt island of Hilton Head, South Carolina, is renowned as one of the Lowcountry’s great golfing playgrounds, with Harbour Town Links its prime attraction. Peter Swain took a swing at Pete Dye’s iconic creation.
Appearing regularly on the PGA Tour as well as bucket lists of travelling players, the holy trinity of golf in the Carolinas is: Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, and Hilton Head. Peter Swain makes the pilgrimage.
As the world faces a variety of perceived existential threats, New Zealand is becoming a popular choice among those who can live part of their year anywhere in the world. “Potential buyers step off the plane and just breathe – they love our clean air and green landscape.”
Some places quicken the property pulse. Jay Gatsby may have preferred Long Island’s North Shore, but for a century or so the Hamptons, at the east end of the South Shore, has been the locale of choice for wealthy Gothamites looking to escape Manhattan’s dizzying embrace.