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At Home in Paradise

From urban aerie to island idyll to desert decadence, the good life calls at these newly released top-notch global residential retreats.

As befits the Baccarat theme, interiors maven Tony Ingrao delivers light, airy, jewel-like residences at the Baccarat Hotel & Residences.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences

THE BUZZ One of France’s most legendary brands has planted roots in midtown Manhattan, and it’s not a boutique. The latest endeavor of the history-steeped Baccarat brand, known for its premium crystal jewelry pieces and accessories, is the Baccarat Hotel & Residences. It’s an eye-catching 50-story, state-of-the-art skyscraper configured in natural crystal patterns and materializing more than 114 Gilles et Boissier-designed hotel suites and 60 residences, as envisioned by world-renowned interior designer Tony Ingrao. The ultraexclusive city dwellings peer over the Manhattan skyline through ubiquitous floor-to-ceiling windows and range from a 1,167-square-foot one-bedroom to a 7,381-square-foot five-bedroom penthouse; two- and three-bedroom units comprise the majority of inventory. Expect Baccarat brilliance throughout: The residents’ private entrance features custom crystal-infused bronze sculptures; a 60-foot-tall crystal emblem facade joins the Manhattan skyline; and one-of-a-kind Baccarat conversation pieces evoke museum-like grandeur. Also anticipate a full-service luxury lifestyle with top-of-the-line amenities like a 10,000-square-foot spa, full-scale gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, priority access to the much-hyped Baccarat restaurant and the services of a 24-hour concierge and personal shoppers.

LOCATION, LOCATION Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York is located in the highly coveted heart of midtown Manhattan, off Fifth Avenue and opposite the Museum of Modern Art, a stone’s throw away from Central Park and the Theater District.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $5.15 million to $60 million (monthly HOA dues range from $2 to $2.25 per square foot)

1 Hotel & Homes South Beach

THE BUZZ Even within Miami’s exploding real estate market, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach is making major waves. The $500 million project on the former site of the Gansevoort South Beach, set to debut in late 2014, will include 156 oceanfront residences with one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans, ranging in size from 868 to 4,280 square feet. In a city where style is everything, famed Brazilian interior designer Debora Aguiar relays a vision of modernist organic (think recycled woods, banana fiber surfaces, driftwood lighting and glass), perfectly framing the ocean views and imbuing a constant reminder of the sun-kissed good life. While residents have their own private entrance, they share the extraordinary amenities of the 406-room hotel, from four swimming pools (including Miami Beach’s most iconic rooftop swimming pool to the infinity-edge oceanfront main pool) and private cabanas to world-class dining and entertainment venues (including 24-hour in-room dining from chef Tom Colicchio).

LOCATION, LOCATION In the heart of art deco-rich South Beach, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach towers over the entire 23rd and 24th Street block of Collins Avenue, a stone’s throw away from Lincoln Road Mall and the beach’s exalted boutiques, restaurants, galleries and museums.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $1.2 million to $15 million (HOA fees estimated to be $1.39 per square foot); units may be placed in the hotel’s rental pool.

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

THE BUZZ Deep in Tucson’s cactus-speckled Sonoran Desert—the backdrop for famed wellness retreats like Miraval and Canyon Ranch—The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is adding an element of permanence to this glorious land of ephemeral escapism. Expanding beyond the current award-winning 250-room hotel, The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is an ambitious project poised to include a total of 126 two- to five-bedroom vacation homes, ranging from 1,668 square feet to 5,400 square feet, immersed in desert grandeur. Homeowners choose from eight flexible floor plans, while the desert-mod interiors subscribe to a handful of varying motifs like Contemporary Pueblo, with tiered stones and a level roof, or the clean-lined Modern Adobe, with artsy and edgy elements of oxidized metal. These stand-alone residences have full privileges to the amenities of the neighboring The Ritz-Carlton hotel, including a world-class 17,000-square-foot spa; tennis courts; a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course and adjacent 45,000-square-foot clubhouse complex (where the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship is held annually); and five delectable restaurants, including the locally famous Cayton’s Burger Bistro and fine-dining Core Kitchen & Wine Bar.

LOCATION, LOCATION The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain are located northwest of Tucson in the petite city of Marana, enveloped in southern Arizona’s ethereal world of pebble-stacked rocky promontories and cactus-sprouting mountains.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from the high $600,000s to more than $2 million (monthly HOA dues from $550)

Anantara Residences Dubai The Palm

THE BUZZ In an emirate where all that glitters is 24K gold, the posh new Anantara Residences Dubai The Palm is the latest development to sparkle on the Palm Jumeirah, Earth’s largest man-made island. The project totals 442 one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as 14 larger penthouses, ranging from 1,158 square feet to 9,900 square feet. Interiors pay subtle homage to the Anantara brand’s Thai roots with a thoroughly modern, clean-lined Asian flair. Homeowners have free rein over the perks of the 293-room, five-star Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, such as the 110,000 square feet of temperature-controlled swimming lagoons, the signature Anantara spa and more.

LOCATION, LOCATION The residences line the East Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, offering unrivaled city and Gulf views.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $760,000 to $4 million (HOA fees from $10,000 annually); units may be placed in the hotel’s rental pool.

Snake River Sporting Club

THE BUZZ Immersed in Wyoming’s great outdoors, the Snake River Sporting Club is a 100-homesite development situated within Jackson Hole’s fabled world of towering Tetons, picturesque meadows, charismatic wildlife and prismatic springs. It’s this very unspoiled nature that forms the foundation of Jackson Hole’s charm… and hypervaluable real estate. Active families and couples flock here in both winter and summer to bask in unrivaled, outdoor glory. The Snake River Sporting Club consummates a heartfelt love affair between luxury and nature, offering endless outdoor pursuits and a wealth of tailor-made, multibedroom cabin-style homes that are at once classic, cozy and impressive feats of modern finesse. In winter, gear up for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, heli-skiing and ice skating, while in spring and summer the agenda includes horseback riding, mountain biking, archery, kayaking, golfing on the Tom Weiskopf-designed course, 6 miles of private fishing access on the Snake River and more. (And that’s just on the property itself.) Drive just beyond the club, where the treasures of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park beckon, as do the incredible dining and arts scenes of Jackson Hole.

LOCATION, LOCATION In the natural surrounds of prestigious Jackson Hole, Wyo., the Snake River Sporting Club sits at the base of the Snake River Canyon, with the river flowing through the property. The villages of Jackson Hole form a large part of Teton County, which flaunts the highest personal per capita income in the country.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $2.5 million to $6.5 million; lots range from $550,000 to $950,000 (HOA dues $2,000 per year).

Zemi Beach

THE BUZZ Set to fully debut on Anguilla in mid- to late-2015, the ultraluxe 115-room beachfront condo-resort Zemi Beach is a boutique development of seven tropical-chic low-rise mansions, housing a total of 28 two- and three-bedroom resort residences, ranging from 2,500 to 3,800 square feet and augmented by 55 high-design hotel suites. Expect beachfront views, private plunge pools, expansive alfresco shower gardens and a protected national park as landscaping, as well as hotel amenities like two farm-to-table restaurants, a sleek lounge and bar, a sumptuous spa, a full-scale fitness center, a kids’ club and more.

LOCATION, LOCATION On sleepy Anguilla, Zemi Beach nestles 1,000 feet of prime beachfront along one of the island’s best beaches: Shoal Bay East.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $2 million to $3.1 million (monthly HOA dues from $2,875 to $4,370); units may be placed in the hotel’s rental pool.

Shore Club

THE BUZZ Since breaking ground in January 2014, construction on Shore Club in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos has been progressing at a rapid-fire pace. Set to debut in early 2016 and now available as pre-sales, the Shore Club comprises two luxury low-rise buildings with a total of 38 two- and three-bedroom furnished condos as well as six luxury villas cast over nine pristine beachfront acres. The Hartling Group anticipates the Shore Club will “establish a new standard of condominium resort luxury” in Turks and Caicos and usher in a new era of greatness on the island.

LOCATION, LOCATION The beachfront Shore Club offers direct access to 2.5-mile Long Bay Beach and is a short 15-minute drive from Providenciales International Airport.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership condos from $1.4 million; whole ownership villas from $5.8 million (HOA fees to be determined, but will be based on square footage).

Montage Residences Kapalua Bay

THE BUZZ Shortly after removing the wrappings of a $15 million face-lift in June 2014, the Montage Kapalua Bay in northwest Maui announced that its much-anticipated new residential component, the Montage Residences Kapalua Bay, had officially entered the market as well. Gracing 24 acres of unspoiled oceanfront, the enclave of 54 condos—some of the largest on the island with three- and four-bedroom floor plans between 2,800 and 4,000 square feet—are a daily celebration of Hawaii’s natural splendor. Embrace the apex of Hawaiian luxury lifestyle with the shared amenities of the residences and the greater 50-room resort: two championship golf courses, a 30,000-square-foot spa, an 8,500-square-foot lagoon pool, an exclusive beach club and more.

LOCATION, LOCATION The Montage Residences Kapalua Bay are nestled between two nature preserves and a short 20-minute drive from Lahaina.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $3.4 million for a three-bedroom residence, with annual maintenance fees starting at $40,000; units may be placed in the hotel’s rental pool.

The Mesa at Amangiri

THE BUZZ Deep in America’s Wild West, The Mesa at Amangiri ignites a mad love affair with Mother Nature and American history. The project is taking shape as a collection of 36 luxury freestanding villas, averaging 9,000 square feet in size, on lots between two and 12 acres in a ruddy, rugged land. Situated adjacent to the superexclusive, award-winning Amangiri resort, The Mesa homes are constructed into nature’s sandstone masterpieces, blending into the surroundings. Homeowners can look forward to amenities like a personal BMW X5 and a house manager while enjoying the facilities of the 34-room Amangiri resort.

LOCATION, LOCATION The Mesa at Amangiri is surrounded by the likes of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Zion National Park—but is, in fact, a 25-minute drive from Page Municipal Airport.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $7.5 million to $15 million (HOA fees on request)

The Villas of Mirada

THE BUZZ A slice of Americana in the California desert, the sun-kissed resort town of Rancho Mirage (pop: 17,687) has hosted the who’s who of American presidents and Hollywood celebrities. Quintessential California dreamin’ meets world-class outdoor pursuits like superlative golfing, incredible hiking and endless sun-worshipping around man-made oases. The Villas of Mirada is an exclusive community of 46 single-story, turnkey homes, commingling an aesthetic of desert decadence and Tuscan countryside. These luxury residences measure up to 3,800 square feet in size, each with a private pool, hot tub and outdoor fireplace, as well as top-of-the-line accessories like Sub-Zero refrigerators and Wolf ranges. The neighboring The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage serves as a community clubhouse of sorts, as residents of The Villas of Mirada are privy to unlimited use of the resort’s facilities.

LOCATION, LOCATION The Villas of Mirada straddle the Santa Rosa mountainside, perched over the environs of Palm Springs. A little more than two hours by car from Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego (and 10 minutes from Palm Springs airport), these homes are an easy retreat for West Coast urbanites and suburbanites.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $1.5 million to $2.3 million (monthly HOA dues $573)

Kamalame Cay

THE BUZZ Welcome to Kamalame Cay, a 96-acre piece of tropical paradise that currently houses a superexclusive enclave of 12 cottages and villas, and has broken ground on a project that will ultimately include 90 beachfront residences ranging from single-room beach bungalows (500-plus square feet), to eight- to 10-bedroom estates (5,000 square feet). Access to the 34-room resort’s beachside clay tennis courts, a lounger-clad freshwater swimming pool, the Bahamas’ only overwater spa and more is included with ownership.

LOCATION, LOCATION Homes are just 15 minutes by air from Nassau.

PRICE TAG Whole ownership residences from $750,000 to more than $4 million (monthly HOA dues are $42 per oceanfront foot); units may be placed in the hotel’s rental pool.