8 luxury hotels worth it just for the food

 Most people think of hotel food as something to endure, not enjoy. At some places, it’s as bad as you’d find at a hospital. But when it comes to knockout ambience, killer cuisine and a world-class experience, some luxury hotels bring their A game. Here, we’ve rounded up eight worth visiting just for a meal, based on cursory research and recommendations. 1. Wit & Wisdom at Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore FourSeasons.com Michael Mina’s award-winning tavern is as American as you can get, with seafood thrown in for good measure. New Englanders will feel right at…

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Boats, bags and strollers: Aston Martin expands from cars to luxury lifestyle

Aston Martin, known for sports cars used in James Bond films, is expanding with a push into yachts, apartments and handbags, as the British manufacturer shifts its sights from rival Ferrari to the likes of Hermes. A new store in London’s exclusive Mayfair, a district that includes a Louis Vuitton mega store, is Aston Martin’s biggest effort to date to establish the brand as a purveyor of all things luxury and not just slinky performance cars. While the shop at 8 Dover Street offers ornamental bowls, US$3,980 baby strollers and…

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