Among the out-of-the-way places we're eyeing most carefully this
year is Madagascar, land of lemurs, which has its first five-star
lodge opening mid-year. Called Miavana, it's on Nosy Ankao off the
island's north coast, and its 14 villas and wildlife sanctuary will
be accessible only by chopper.
After a year-long renovation, the Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa
off the coast of Chile reopens in July with doubled capacity to 24
rooms and the wonders of the remote Chiloé Archipelago on its
And Ritz-Carlton scales new heights on the Tibetan Plateau with
the opening later this year of its first all-villa resort near
UNESCO-listed Jiuzhaigou, the Valley of the Nine Fortified
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Pictured: Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa.