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The first notable hotel to open in Sydney since the 2000 Olympic Games, the Darling debuted in October in the city’s bustling Darling Harbour precinct. The hotel is housed in an inverted, 12-story...
For the last 19 years, the Peninsula Beverly Hills has earned both AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Five-Star distinctions—the longest winning streak of any Southern California hotel. This month, after a...
Although men may have smoked together since the first tobacco leaves were rolled and torched with fire, the proper cigar lounge was a 19th-century invention. Indeed, in spite of Queen Victoria’s...
A 15-minute drive up Collins Avenue from the lively scene in South Beach, Bal Harbour blossomed in the 1960s with the debut of the now-famous Bal Harbour Shops. The Shops complex remains the heart of...
For the second year, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has been named the official hotel of the 2012 Hong Kong International Art Fair. To celebrate Asia’s premier art event, commonly called Art HK, the...
Hop from the city to the beach with Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière and its new Fly Me to Deauville package. Guests staying at the Parisian hotel, located on Avenue des Champs-Elysées, will be driven to the...
Now on view in Hong Kong is the future of five-star hotels. Opened in September, Hotel Icon is a 262-room tower operated by the hotel school of Hong Kong Poly­technic University. The school runs the...
For his second hotel venture, Giorgio Armani headed home to Italy. In a partnership with Emaar Properties of Dubai (the setting of Armani’s first hotel), the fashion mogul spent four years...
The famous grand hotel in Amsterdam reopened in June as part of Sofitel’s new Legend brand. This collection from the French hospitality company includes the Metropole Hanoi in Vietnam, Egypt’s Old...
After planning the wedding, the next big decision is the honeymoon, and Absolute Travel , a company that specializes in custom excursions, has just made that process easier and more personal. It has...
Traveling by boat through Bangkok’s Dusit district, one cannot help but notice the traditional Thai houses that stand on stilts at the edge of the Chao Phraya River. The historic houses mark your...
From the streets of downtown Frankfurt, the gleaming 25-story tower that houses the Jumeirah Frankfurt is immediately recognizable for its asymmetric form. But it is the reverse perspective—of the...
The original residents of 701 Stone Canyon Road—one of Los Angeles’ most enviable addresses—did not have their names emblazoned on movie-theater marquees or spelled out in wrought-iron filigree above...
Owned by Heineken International, Amster­dam’s De L’Europe was the favorite hotel of the Dutch beer brewer’s engaging CEO Alfred “Freddy” Heineken. So when the company embarked on a down-to-the-studs...
As might be expected from a designer whose creative influences include comic John Cleese and fellow designer Philippe Starck, the mood set by Olga Polizzi at the Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi ranges...
Centrally located near the Kremlin and Red Square, the InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya opened this month with 203 rooms (from $850 per night), including three penthouse suites (price upon request...
London’s 45 Park Lane, home of the Playboy Club casino during the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, has been recast as the Dorchester Collection’s newest five-star haunt. Overlooking Hyde Park and the grande...
Amid the spectacle and dazzle of the 2,200-room, $1.9 billion Galaxy Macau’s grand opening in September, an exclusive enclave debuted discreetly in the megaresort development’s South Tower. The 256-...
The best way to see Vancouver is from the back of Jim Dudley’s Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Dudley, the former general manager of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, serves as a chauffeur, impromptu...
Across the Douro River from the medieval heart of Porto, the Vila Nova de Gaia neighborhood houses a dozen warehouse-like port lodges along the waterfront. Installed during the 1700s, the lodges have...
Based on traditional Berber designs, the modern-looking carpets at the Four Seasons Hotel Marrakech were made on massive looms by tribal weavers from the Atlas Mountains. Designers imported the yarn...
Espa opened an expansive flagship spa, more than 37,000 square feet on four levels, in London’s Corinthia Hotel. The Espa Life at Corinthia will likely become a destination for both visitors and...
"Welcome to Italy," executive chef Leo­nardo Concezzi says as he opens the door to a refrigerated cheese room at the St. Regis Bangkok’s Jojo restaurant. Blocks and bags of pecorino dei Templari,...
Mr. C Beverly hills is technically not in Beverly Hills: The 138-room hotel, which debuted in June, occupies a 12-?story tower on the Los Angeles corner of Pico Boulevard and Beverwil Drive. But if a...
The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is offering guests exclusive access to one of its three presidential suites overlooking the Las Vegas Strip with a new getaway package called “The Suitest Thing.” The...
First opened in 1885—and having sat vacant since 2004—the former Metropole Hotel reemerged in May as the Corinthia Hotel London after a dazzling $495 million renovation. This significant sum included...
The reemergence of the Ritz-Carlton brand in Hong Kong is no short story. Nearly three years after the Ritz-Carlton in the city’s central business district closed, its successor opened in a high-...
Kempinski’s Stafford London at St. James’s Place opened its doors in early May after a more than $10 million renovation. Twenty-four of its 105 guestrooms and suites, along with the Stafford’s Main...

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