The recent surge of residential development in downtown Seattle is part of mayor Greg Nickel’s plan to create a vibrant, walkable urban co
Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Dubai’s is the tale of two emirates, both borderline surreal.
A leaden sky portends cold rain as old-fashioned London cabs—Belfast’s Black Taxis—sit parked along the Peace Wall with their motors runni
As if by magic, an actor’s mask changes from the face of a red, gold, and white tiger into the battle-ready visage of a painted warrior.
By the time the torch ceremony commences the XXIX Olympiad in August 2008, China’s capital will be home to several upscale hotels.
Beijing’s building projects—and the controversies they frequently entail—have not been confined to the city’s center.
Samuel So takes my right foot in his hands, rests it on a towel in his lap, and reaches for his knives.
Early last year, singer/songwriter Edwin McCain released a tune that described the Gramercy Park Hotel (
When the Liberty Hotel (www.libertyhotel.com) opens this summe
Istanbul’s Swissôtel The Bosphorus (www.istanbul.swissotel.c
While cleaning out her garage in Murrieta, Calif., last winter, Veva Haacke discovered a leather case containing century-old relics from t
When the Frank Gehry—designed Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao in 1997, this industrial hub in northern Spain suddenly became an interna
In the 1930s, white-gowned Southern belles made their debuts into society by descending into the Jefferson Hotel’s rotunda while suspended
Weird does not typically top the list of attributes one seeks in an urban hotel–unless, of course, one is heading to the capital of Texas.
The members of black sabbath are better known for trashing hotel rooms than for decorating them, but in the Sorrento Hotel’s
Irish history is inextricably intertwined with the British, and the Merrion hotel’s pedigree is no exception.
Every afternoon, live chamber music and the scents of jasmine and Darjeeling drift through the grand lobby of the Peninsula Hong K
The neighborly relationship between Claridge’s and Buckingham Palace dates to at least 1860, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited
The new Sands Macao may be the world’s most profitable casino, but the downtown operation is only an ante in the high-stakes Chinese gamin
“Let’s say you’re on Wall Street and you have a helicopter,” says Eric Bergstol, pausing for a moment to let this notion sink in.
It is late afternoon in Marrakech, and the Djemaa el Fna, the Place of the Dead, is jumping.
If it is not fit for a king, Venice’s recently opened Dona Palace (+39.041.2743511, ww
Views of Santa Monica Bay and the Southern California coastline from Shutters on the Beach (310.458.0030,
At Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon (+220.127.116.11.01, www.crillon.com), the elephant in the
When the winter olympics begin this month in Turin, the world will discover what Italians long have known about this industrial hub: Turin
Former university of Texas coach Darrell Royal, echoing the sentiments of the 1st-century Roman philosopher Seneca, once observed, “Luck i
Viewing Tokyo from within the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, scheduled to open in December atop the 39-story Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower in the Niho