Rise early for coffee and Viennese pastries in Hotel Sacher Wien’s garden-view café, and you may witness Austrian men in white tie and tai
The decor in the Four Seasons Hotel Austin’s lobby pairs replicas of battle-worn Republic of Texas flags with a cast-iron chandelier dripp
Lesson number one at The Peninsula is that not everyone in Los Angeles works in the entertainment industry.
The butter-colored stucco terrace of the Hotel Metropole’s Restaurant Joël Robuchon overlooks Avenue des Spélugues as it curves sharply to
In Munich, Germany, new boutiques and fashionable wine bars mingle with the city’s traditional beer-hall, brass-band gusto.
The sleek 101 Hotel in Iceland’s stylish yet unpretentious capital exhibits several pieces from designer and owner Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir’s
When Greta Garbo said, “I want to be alone,” she was in a Grand Hotel in a different city.
Checking into a hotel after dark can be disappointing, giving rise to the sensation that you missed the show and must wait until dawn for
Early in the 20th century, Spanish King Alfonso XIII assembled a group of investors to build Madrid’s first grand hotel, a palace in the v
Guests rising from a night’s sleep at Lapa Palace should expect a certain amount of disorientation.
Architects W. Hamilton Beattie and A.R.
Even in a city renowned for the colorful, free-form architecture of Antonio Gaudí and his compatriots, the glass-and-steel Hotel Arts stoo
Ivana Stehlikova scans the assortment of books, CDs, and DVDs in the library at Prague’s Aria Hotel.
Few hotels offer a more magnificent prospect than that of Gresham Palace, Four Seasons’ Art Nouveau landmark on the banks of the Danube in
Chic, sleek, and loaded with sex appeal, Villa Kennedy is more reminiscent of London than Frankfurt, which stands to reason considering th
From the supermodels pacing its catwalks to the shoppers strolling its Via Montenapoleone, Milan marches to the beat of the fashion world.
Parisians have a term—les palais, or the palaces—for their city’s finest hotels.
The frosted-glass windows and leather walls at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street may seem strikingly modern, but the concept behi
From their perch atop the highest of Amman’s seven hills, guests by the pool at the Four Seasons can gaze on the expanse of whitewashed st
Built to resemble a sheikh’s royal summer retreat, Al Qasr features intricate mosaics, panels, and Arabian antique furnishings in its pala
The sheiks in Abu Dhabi witnessed the transformation of Dubai, its fellow United Arab Emirate, from a sleepy, sandy town into a tourist de
French hoteliers Jocelyne and Jean-Louis Sibuet converted four 14th-century buildings into this stylish retreat in Lyon, the second-larges
Turn-of-the-20th-century Finnish composer Jean Sibelius is said to have seen music in shapes and colors.
Unlike many Victorian-era cities around the world, Melbourne has retained much of its 19th-century layout and charm.
Most European merchants who sailed to Siam in the latter part of the 19th century returned to their homelands in ships laden with pepper,
In 1887, four Armenian brothers, the Sarkies, opened a then-10-room property on Beach Road, naming it after Singapore’s founding father, S
Visitors seeking a break from the sensory overload that is New Delhi, India, need only find the palm-lined driveway of the Imperial.
Once the private home of Maharaja Gaj Singh II, the Umaid Bhawan is a 215,000-square-foot sandstone marvel set within 26 acres of gardens
From the rooftop bar of the Caravelle Hotel, Vietnam War correspondents watched U.S.
Most travelers to South Africa view Johannesburg as a necessary evil, a requisite stopover on the way to or from Kruger National Park and