The dining room of the Acadiana.
Guests at the Ka'ana Resort Belize go cave tubing.
A pool villa in the Ka'ana Resort Belize.
Bentley's House in the Lech-Zurs ski resort.
The Chatwal Hotel in New York.
Custom-built chairs in the Barcelona Wine Bar.
A wine cellar in the bar area of the Barcelona.
Avión Reserva 44.

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The good life in travel and food

A complete makeover by DC-based Gensler has brought a fresh, polished look to Acadiana while remaining true to the restaurant’s Cajun character. The new dining room features booths clad in reclaimed barn wood and oversized black organza drum chandeliers “dripping” with crystals. Above: A trio of deviled eggs on the menu. 901 New York Avenue, NW;

Ka’ana Resort Belize encourages guests to experience the beauty of this Central American country with a cave-tubing adventure (above) while pampering them with luxury accommodations (two-bedroom pool villa is pictured, left); gourmet cuisine featuring produce from the resort’s own organic garden; and private picnics. Rates from $300.

Located in Austria’s Lech-Zurs ski resort, Bentley’s House pampers guests in style. Ensconced in one of its three chalets (pictured), they enjoy sumptuous fireside meals served by their own butler and wines from a 1,000-bottle cellar. Après ski, spa treatments, a vitality pool and gym beckon. From $1,000 per night for a chalet that sleeps four. 

Relive New York’s glory days in The Chatwal Hotel, a 1905 Stanford White landmark that has been painstakingly restored by architect Thierry Despont in Art Deco style. A meeting room called the Stanford White Studio preserves the building’s original paneling (pictured), while its 76 guest rooms and suites envelop guests with Frette linens and walls upholstered in luxurious ultra-suede. Nightly rates from $825.

Barcelona Wine Bar is serving up tapas with attitude in Logan Circle. The new hot spot designed by co-owner Sasa Mahr batuz features custom-built tables and chairs; original artwork hung on reclaimed-wood walls; and a wine cellar in the bar area. 1622 14th Street, NW; 202-588-5500. 

Avión Tequila has introduced its newest product, Avión Reserva 44. Aged for 43 months in a temperature-controlled cave and one month in a special barrel, this deep, complex tequila is bottled in crystal decanters hand-signed and -numbered by company founder Ken Austin. $150.