The St. Regis Mauritius Resort with the Morne Brabant Mountain behind it.
The Map Room at Claridge's.
The Tuscany hotel in New York City.
A host of offerings from Malmaison.
Casa Luca on New York Avenue in DC.
MXDC on 14th Street.

Global Luxury

The good life in travel and food

St. Regis marks its first foray into Africa with The St. Regis Mauritius Resort. Overlooking the island’s Le Morne Brabant Mountain, the resort pampers guests in 172 luxury rooms and suites and the Iridium Spa. Pastimes include snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and kite-surfing at one of the world’s top venues for the sport. Rates from $485;

Claridge’s in London recently unveiled The Map Room—an exclusive lounge designed by the British design firm Linley. The Art Deco-inspired space features a large marquetry map on the wall, custom furniture and suede-lined bookshelves. Room rates from $1,190 per night;

Fresh from a multi-million-dollar renovation, The Tuscany hotel in New York City was re-designed by New York’s Jeff Lincoln Interiors. The lobby reinterprets the building’s history as a 1920s apartment building, with Tuscan travertine stairs and a hand-forged rail. Rates from $339;

Malmaison brings French café culture to the heart of Georgetown. The bi-level, 50-seat restaurant created by DC’s Grizform Design Architects serves an authentic menu devised by Parisian chef Gerard Pangaud, plus decadent pastries by Serge Torres (a cousin of Jacques Torres). Pictured, clockwise from top: asparagus salad, duck confit, braised lamb shank, Alaskan halibut with mushroom crust and Napoleon of roast beets and goat cheese. 3401 K Street, NW; 202-817-3340; 

Fabio Trabocchi, Fiola’s James Beard award-winning chef, has opened Casa Luca, a family-friendly osteria named for his nine-year-old son. Interiors by DC’s HapstakDemetriou, with artisanal details playing off an industrial palette (left), are a perfect backdrop for cuisine inspired by the chef’s native Le Marche region. Along with a selection of Italian wines, the bar serves cocktails such as Il Palio, poured over Campari ice (above). 1099 New York Avenue, NW; 202-628-1099;

Celebrity chef Todd English has opened MXDC—a modern Mexican restaurant serving scallop ceviche, pork belly tacos and other novel twists on the classics, plus 100 tequilas from around the world. Interiors by DC designer Chad Alan feature copper chandeliers and rustic wood accents. 600 14th Street, NW; 202-393-1900;