About McLean Robbins

McLean Rob­bins is a Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based lux­ury lifestyle writer spe­cial­iz­ing in travel, spas, and wed­dings. She writes reg­u­larly for Forbes Travel Guide, Travel channel, The Wash­ing­ton­ian, Robb Report, and many more. She’s always look­ing for unique roundups, trend sto­ries, and infor­ma­tion on hotel and resort open­ings and devel­op­ments world­wide.Fol­low her on Twit­ter: @McLeanRobbins and on Google +
A Luxe Horse Racing Experience in a Private Italian Palace

A Luxe Horse Racing Experience in a Private Italian Palace

Totally into horse racing now, thanks to American Pharoah? Wow your friends with you knowledge of the international race circuit, namely the wildy popular Il… [Read More]

The "Pie Whisperer" Returns to Paw's Up

The “Pie Whisperer” Returns to Paw’s Up

Baking aficionados, read carefully. One of our favorite properties, The Resort at Paws Up, is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year with a series of… [Read More]

Aman Announces New Japan Property for 2016

Aman Announces New Japan Property for 2016

It’s an exciting few months for luxury resort brand Aman – on the heels of their planned Dominican Republic property opening in late 2015, the… [Read More]

Mandarin Oriental Opens First Milan Property

Mandarin Oriental Opens First Milan Property

Italy just got a lot more luxe today, thanks to the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Milan.Housed housed within four redesigned 18th century buildings, the… [Read More]

Kaitlyn Bristowe's $150,000 "Bachelorette" Engagement Ring Is Priciest In Show's History

Kaitlyn Bristowe’s $150,000 “Bachelorette” Engagement Ring Is Priciest In Show’s History

Yesterday, “The Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe accepted Shawn Booth’s proposal with the aid of a 3.5-carat, brilliant diamond stunner surrounded by 160 smaller diamonds made by… [Read More]

Pursuitist Q&A: The Changing Face of Hotel Technology

Pursuitist Q&A: The Changing Face of Hotel Technology

At Pursuitist, we’re always interested in the intersect of luxury and technology – specifically in how technology makes luxury more appealing and accessible to the… [Read More]

Makanyane Safari Lodge Opens In South Africa

Makanyane Safari Lodge Opens In South Africa

Need another reason to plan a safari retreat? Hardly. But now there’s a new reason to dream of an African vacation — Sanctuary Retreats has… [Read More]

Daily Dream Home: Little Hawkins Island

Daily Dream Home: Little Hawkins Island

Little Hawkins Island feat. on Epic Private Islands from h2o creative group on Vimeo.It’s been on and off the market for several years (and… [Read More]

Own (A Piece of) Ferrari

Own (A Piece of) Ferrari

Ferrari has filed the paperwork necessary to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, meaning it’s closer than ever to an IPO. According to… [Read More]

Pursuitist Q&A: Living Newport, An Insider's Perspective

Pursuitist Q&A: Living Newport, An Insider’s Perspective

Newport – the ultimate in summer luxury destinations – has been a home to America’s well heeled for morethan 300 years. But this grande dame… [Read More]