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Architects W. Hamilton Beattie and A.R. Scott designed the Balmoral hotel in grand baronial style...
Even in a city renowned for the colorful, free-form architecture of Antonio Gaudí and his...
Ivana Stehlikova scans the assortment of books, CDs, and DVDs in the library at Prague’s Aria Hotel...
Unlike many Victorian-era cities around the world, Melbourne has retained much of its 19th-century...
Most European merchants who sailed to Siam in the latter part of the 19th century returned to their...
In 1887, four Armenian brothers, the Sarkies, opened a then-10-room property on Beach Road, naming...
Visitors seeking a break from the sensory overload that is New Delhi, India, need only find the...
Once the private home of Maharaja Gaj Singh II, the Umaid Bhawan is a 215,000-square-foot sandstone...
French hoteliers Jocelyne and Jean-Louis Sibuet converted four 14th-century buildings into this...
The Baur au Lac’s 160-year reign as the best accommodation in Zurich, Switzerland, can be...
Most travelers to South Africa view Johannesburg as a necessary evil, a requisite stopover on the...
Photo by Patrik Raski
Turn-of-the-20th-century Finnish composer Jean Sibelius is said to have seen music in shapes and...
The sheiks in Abu Dhabi witnessed the transformation of Dubai, its fellow United Arab Emirate, from...
The frosted-glass windows and leather walls at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street may seem...
From their perch atop the highest of Amman’s seven hills, guests by the pool at the Four Seasons...
From the rooftop bar of the Caravelle Hotel, Vietnam War correspondents watched U.S. Air Force jets...
Built to resemble a sheikh’s royal summer retreat, Al Qasr features intricate mosaics, panels, and...
The 82-room Miraflores Park Hotel, located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, often serves...
With the completion of the Ty Warner Penthouse, set 52 stories above street level, the Four Seasons...
Like mainsails straining against a spar, the concave- and convex-walled towers of the new...
During winter’s aqua alta, or high-water season, Venetians forgo designer shoes and instead slosh...
Like the city itself, the Ritz-Carlton in Santiago, Chile, is a fine orchestration of classical and...
It may be a stretch to suggest that the course of World War II changed in the spring of 1944 when...
In the late 1880s, Dresdner Bank AG, one of Germany’s Big Three financial institutions, moved its...
After arriving by rail with trunks and suitcases—and a parade of servants carrying parcels,...
When César Ritz opened Rome’s Le Grand Hotel in 1894, the Swiss hotelier introduced new levels of...
Photo by Steve Sanacore
Located on the first 10 floors of a 21-storey hotel and residential tower in the heart of downtown...
Throughout Georgetown, pine-shuttered brick storefronts line streets lit by iron lamps, and steel...
Mark Neukomm, the soft-spoken general manager of the Ritz-Carlton in Osaka, boasts that a number of...
The Tennessee Trust Bank building in downtown Memphis never looked so inviting as it did on May 1,...

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