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Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou - Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

A guest room in the Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group - Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group - Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou

The Mandarin Oriental, atop TaiKoo Hui, a shopping and office development.

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Elena, a new restaurant inside the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires.

Chocolate brownie - Fudge
Chocolate brownie - Fudge

The Cherry Blossom Surprise at Elisir.

Barbecue chicken - Chicken
Barbecue chicken - Chicken

Ris's grilled quail with kale and bourbon cherry sauce.

Punch - Bay Breeze
Punch - Bay Breeze

Carmine's cherry blossom punch.

Chef - Celebrity chef
Chef - Celebrity chef

Bryan Voltaggio, who just opened Range in Chevy Chase.

Restaurant - Chophouse restaurant
Restaurant - Chophouse restaurant

The 14,000-square-foot dining room in the newly opened Range.

Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits - Bottle Shop
Cordial Craft Wine, Beer & Spirits - Bottle Shop

Cordial Fine Wine.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve - Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve - Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

The new waterfront Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico.

Openings Near and Far

The good life in travel and food

Openings Near and Far <//span>A LEGACY LIVES ON
The new Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico has revived the waterfront property where conservationist Laurence Rockefeller once hosted the likes of Joe DiMaggio, Elizabeth Taylor and President Kennedy. Now an exclusive 150-room resort, Dorado Beach boasts Ocean Reserve suites with private infinity pools (pictured); golf and tennis; and Mi Casa by José Andrés, a heavenly spot for dining. Nightly rates from $1,499. ritzcarlton.com

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
The new Mandarin Oriental Guangzhou, the company’s first hotel in a mainland Chinese city, is perched atop TaiKoo Hui (left), an upscale shopping and office development. New York designer Tony Chi created its sleek, modern guest rooms (above, left); a spa and five restaurants round out the offerings. One- and two-night introductory packages start at about $337 through April 13. mandarinoriental.com

NEW LOOK IN BUENOS AIRES
Fresh from a $40 million makeover, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires now sports a new lobby, guest rooms and restaurants—including Elena (left), a double-height venue designed by EDG. It features marble-tiled floors, locally sourced antiques and a two-story wine presentation handcrafted by local artisans using ironwork and antique gears. Rates from $525; fourseasons.com

A BOWL OF CHERRIES
The 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place March 20 to April 14. To celebrate, a number of DC restaurants are serving up cherry-laced dishes. Top picks (on left): Carmine’s cherry blossom punch; Ris’s grilled quail with kale and bourbon cherry sauce; and Elisir’s Cherry Blossom Surprise. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

FREE RANGE
“Top Chef” veteran Bryan Voltaggio (below, left) of Volt fame has spread his wings with the opening of Range in Chevy Chase. This sleek, 14,000-square-foot dining room was designed by DC’s Collective Architecture. It boasts an open kitchen where guests can watch as charcuterie, rotisserie, raw bar and wood-fired dishes are prepared. 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; 202-803-8020. voltrange.com 

NEW CELLAR ON TAP
Now open in DC’s new Union Market, Cordial Fine Wine (below, left) offers 216 small-production artisanal wines and 35 craft beers from around the world. Owner and Cordon Bleu-trained chef Eric Rohleder aims to demystify the wine-buying process with free tastings on Thursdays from 5 to 7. 1309 5th Street, NE; 202-548-2450. cordialwine.com

 

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