Belmond La Samanna in St. Martin.
Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
Hotel Ella is housed in a century-old Greek Revival home.
Chef Alain Ducasse's new Rivea restaurant in the Delano Las Vegas.
Hotel Ella is housed in a century-old Greek Revival home.
Chef Alain Ducasse's new Rivea restaurant in the Delano Las Vegas.

Indulgences: Travel

Time for a vacation

Tropical Escape  

Set on French St. Martin’s Baie Longue, Belmond La Samanna caters to sun worshippers and active types alike. Those who can tear themselves away from the beach can play tennis, enjoy a spa treatment or embark on a snorkeling trip. Rates from $595 for a standard room to $3,395 for a three-bedroom cottage with private terrace. belmond.com

Austin Getaway

Hotel Ella in the Texas capital has restored the charm of a century-old Greek Revival home that was decorated in 1925 by Stanley Marcus of Nieman Marcus fame. Among its 47 guest rooms are Mansion Petite Suites featuring custom-designed furniture and French doors opening to a veranda. From $219. hotelella.com

Viva Las Vegas

Chef Alain Ducasse’s recently unveiled Rivea restaurant in the Delano Las Vegas serves modern French-Italian fare. Designed by Paris-based Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, the main dining room boasts mahogany banquettes, a chandelier made with 15,000 spheres of hand-blown Murano glass and an illuminated “wave wall” that evokes the Mediterranean Sea. Rates from $200. delanolasvegas.com